Join Date: Aug 2011
Sounds like your air mixture screws on each carb are backed out TOO much (that will eat gas), and dirty filters will do same, as the bike will run rich.
1)check your choke lever to make sure it fully disengages
2) if your all stock, or mostly stock, air mixture screws should be between 2 1/2 to 3 1/4 (max) turns out depending on your setup...check plug condition. If black, turn em in 1/2 turn.
3) if your air filters are dirty, your bike will run as though a choke was on...remove the filters and start it. If idle increses a lot, clean/change the filters. If running stock filters, add a cupla pods quick for your trip.
60 mi/tank ?...heck, I get 50mpg without even having Iridiums...average tank should be between 130-150mi depending on conditions. And thats even leaving a half gallon for a-germancies....
Last edited by Wolfie; 05-26-2012 at 10:34 PM.