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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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hi all just wondering what fuel mileage are you guy seeing driving normal drive with a bunch of guys my old bike would get 150 Miles too a tank .will i get in this range?
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Yes, I normally get about 50-55 mpg. I switched to reserve at about 158 miles on my last tank.

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I don't know how you ride, what shape your bike is in, what mods it might have or how much you weigh. These bikes can Average anywhere between 38-55 mpg. I don't think I ever got more than 42 mpg on mine.

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Mine is 100% stock, and i accelerate moderatly, shifting at 3,500 rpms, mainly highway speeds at about 65 mph. I consistantly average over 50 mpg. this topic can vary SO much depending on a LOT of variables.

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I average 48 mpg. Was 51 till I put the saddle bags and small windshield on her.
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Mine is 100% stock, and i accelerate moderatly, shifting at 3,500 rpms, mainly highway speeds at about 65 mph.....
That is the best advise to adding to the mileage. Winding the rpm's sucks the fuel through the engine,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but somtimes the torque feels good
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45-46 at 70mph, 60 at 50-55mph, average around town 50 or so.
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I get about 38 to 42 mpg, I usually ride 2 up, and together my wife and I weight about 260 lbs. Mostly town driving. I watch most of my gas go to warming up the bike. I do not drive it until it has reached the first mark on the temp gauge.

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