Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast Florida
My 40mpg was after the ear shave but I know there are other minor issues at play. I'm sure I need to rebuild the petcock and have a kit on the way. If the bike is on the side stand i have a very very minor gas leak and have yet to investigate the source. Could be as minor as a hose not fully seated or the petcock diaphragm. I couldn't believe how much rust I got out of the tank when I first got the bike but I know the tank itself is not leaking. I never disassembled the petcock so other than hose seating that's my first go to. It's such a simple thing that it makes sense to do it anyway. Some other minor dialing in is in order as well. I know you sacrifice some mileage with the mod but still feel 40mph is on the low side. Not complaining, still having a blast with it.
When I spoke with Ron back during the mod he told me to only go 1-3/4 turns on the screws so I may need to dabble with that too. I see 2-1/2 turns used with the same jets. I have also need to synch the carbs and have been putting that off until I can borrow the gear from a buddy. It's all fun though.
Last edited by Unk; 05-21-2011 at 11:09 PM.
Reason: Added follow-up.