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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Monroe, LA
Discovered something on my recent ride to Missouri and back. I normally get around 48 mpg riding locally at speeds 55 and under. On the interstate, it goes down to as low as 35 mpg if I get above 75 mph.
There was a very stiff wind from the NW that was gusting so hard it would blow the bike all over the place. Noticed that when a semi passed me that the turbulence it created was much less than the wind buffeting, so I stayed in his wake until I had to exit for gas. Repeated the procedure until I got to my destination. When I was behind semi's, doing 70-75 mph, I was getting 50-52 mpg!
Anyone else had similar results?
I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
1989 VN750 acquired December, 2008, 6,711 miles
Currently 23,298 miles
2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel acquired July, 2008
1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts