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56 mpg?

New rider here. I just checked what I'm getting for mpg on my 2005 vn750 and it seems to be 56. Can that be right? Granted I'm on side roads and average 40ish mph but that seems a little high to me...but then again what do I know..
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Umm never mind I just came across a lot of posts on this issue.
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From what I'm reading the speedo is inaccurate, about 8% off, but I'm reading that the ODOMETER is actually pretty accurate with stock tires sizes, and that using a larger front tire to correct the speedo puts the odo off. I just got 48 and 54 mpg on an 86 with high mileage, ear shaved, coastered, jetted #40/#138.

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it is likely the speedo / odometer not reading right.... as for odometer - drive 10 miles on a high way and check mile markers....

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I've read the same thing about the speedo but by pacing my bike at various speeds with a car and also using gps it seems spot on using stock tires/wheels. Its cold up here now riding at night but still average 55ish. With a good jacket and gloves or mittens I'm hoping to go for another month!
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From what I'm reading the speedo is inaccurate, about 8% off, but I'm reading that the ODOMETER is actually pretty accurate with stock tires sizes, and that using a larger front tire to correct the speedo puts the odo off. I just got 48 and 54 mpg on an 86 with high mileage, ear shaved, coastered, jetted #40/#138.
The 50's numbers seem high with those particular mods. Many here have reported that their mpg goes down to the very low 40's once they shave and rejet. I can push my totally stock 2000 VN 750 to about 53 mpg on a long trip if I drive real easy with out getting on it hard from the stops. Normal everyday city driving gives me mid to high 40's on a regular basis. My speedo is inaccurate compared to other bike manufacturers and cages but the odometer seems to be very if not dead on.

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I have gotten down to around 40 mpg with a completely stock bike, but that is running at 85 mph, which is common on the freeways around here. I have hit reserve at just past 100 miles. Slowing down to 60 mph makes a major difference. Not onlyv is the speedometer and odometer way off ( I have a cheap GPS mounted on my handlebar), but the fuel gauge is practically worthless. It takes over 50 miles before it starts to drop, and once it hits the halfway point, it drops like a rock. 20 miles later it will go on reserve.

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