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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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46 & 47 MPG Last two fillups...

Rode to work the past 4 days in a row and have got 46 and 47 mpg on the two tanks at mostly 75 - 80 mph.

I am pretty happy with that and gas being $ 2.80/gal, and rising.

Still wish it had a 6th gear. Steadystate at 5,500 rpm and higher would be better at under 5,000 rpm.

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Still wish it had a 6th gear. Steadystate at 5,500 rpm and higher would be better at under 5,000 rpm.
Yeah, the 6th gear would be nice. I think about that every day I'm driving my truck, cruisin' along at 60+ and seeing the tach at 2500 rpm.

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I just wanna be getting 46 & 47. I'm getting around 35 regardless. I mostly ride short trips, and my last couple "longish" trips have been 2-up, but I'm not sure that I should be getting 10mpg less than "everyone else".

Anyone know if the 700 should be getting better or worse mileage?

As long as the dipsh&* store actually gets em, I'm switching to irridiums today (tomorrow am actually, won't be "dead cold" till then) - wonder if that'll change a thing...

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Doesn't sound bad. I usually run about 45-50 mpg with trips of 10-15 miles one way. I have gotten as much as 52 mpg on the highway at 65-70 mph but also 35 at that same speed against a strong wind (have full plexifaring 3 windshield).
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Curtis, are your air filters clean? I'm sure you dose your gas with seafoam once in a while, right? Bike run smooth? Just curious.

My mpg just jumped about 5mpg up to 48 with the last tank. Same riding speeds and roads, combined rural city/highway. Only thing I changed was my oil, from using Rotella syn to Mobil One 15w50. Thought I'd try it and the bike seems to like it. Might be a one time jump in mpg but I'll keep an eye on it and let you know.

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Air Filters clean. Bike sat for a while before I got it, and the foam on the filters was installed incorrectly. I cleaned them up and re-oiled them. Plan on getting K&N filters in the future.

Dose with seafoam when I got it.

Rear cylinder sometimes a little lazy on startup. Was extremely lazy when I got it. Bike runs smooth within 45 seconds of startup. Use Rotella-T synthetic.

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