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07-09-2008 05:56 PM
Old Dog Thats it Jim, C50 Boulevard...Thanks...CRS had took over...lol...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
07-09-2008 05:29 PM
Sky Rider The Suzi is the C50 Boulevard if it's the classic style. It's basically an Intruder with FI and a new name.
07-09-2008 11:14 AM
dirtrack650 Forgot to mention bore and stroke of the engine - That's the diameter of the piston and the length it travels in the cylinder. Harleys have a longer stroke than ours so their engines turn slower. My GL500 (mentioned earlier) has a 'square bore and stroke' so that engine is a screamer. I think our vn's are a good compromise for low end power but will turn some high RPMs when needed.

DT
07-09-2008 10:34 AM
Old Dog A riding buddy has an 06 Suzuki (something, Classic style) 50, I believe it is an 800, but is fuel injected and he gets about the same gas milage as I do on the VN750 riding the same roads togather...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
07-09-2008 09:48 AM
93VN750
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Originally Posted by Live Long and Prosper View Post
A guy at work on another shift has a 1500 Suzuki. I forget the specific model name. Anyway it's about 5 years old or so. A nice 2-up bike I guess. But he told me it averages only 22 MPG.
No way I'd trade. Mine will outrun his any day of the week and handles better and gets at least double the gas mileage. Plus I happen to like the older style looks to it.
While I plan to get a larger bike some day, I'm in no hurry whatsoever to "upgrade".
Thats strange, my 1500 Meanstreak gets 44 - 46mpg like clockwork. He has a problem with that Suzuki. Probably why you can outrun him too, my Meanstreak is quite a bit faster than my vn750.

Jon
07-09-2008 12:53 AM
Live Long and Prosper A guy at work on another shift has a 1500 Suzuki. I forget the specific model name. Anyway it's about 5 years old or so. A nice 2-up bike I guess. But he told me it averages only 22 MPG.
No way I'd trade. Mine will outrun his any day of the week and handles better and gets at least double the gas mileage. Plus I happen to like the older style looks to it.
While I plan to get a larger bike some day, I'm in no hurry whatsoever to "upgrade".
07-08-2008 10:34 PM
dirtrack650 I went out for a 175 mile ride with my brother yesterday (Triumph 900 TT) and averaged 56 mpg on interstate, some city, some backroads. Didn't baby it too much, got on it a bit, can't keep up with his Triumph ;-(
Didn't want to grind the splines too much.

DT
07-08-2008 09:55 PM
kay lol The bike can get between 45 to 50 mpg, yet has the power to propel one out of harms way or just get gone. Who's bitching? I'm happy with the situation.
07-08-2008 09:07 PM
kanuck69
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Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post

It's a bit like bitching that your Ferrari eats gas .............


KM
Ahhh, The feeling of your ass being planted! Hard.
07-08-2008 05:23 PM
Knifemaker
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Originally Posted by 93VN750 View Post
Ever ridden a Kawasaki 750 H2? 3 cylinder air cooled 2 stroke. It did not have a throttle, it was a switch. Stock one ran 12.9X @ 100.X mph. Sick fast bike.

Jon

I actualy owned two of them...(one for parts....)

Gearing is picked for several reasons, but again, fuel consumption is not one of them usualy. Now of course, with the prices of gas going up , you will see more bikes with 6 gears or overdrive for better fuel ecconomy...but that will likely just be the touring bikes and scooters.

If you want good fuel ecconomy, just drive slow, or buy a scooter. The Vulcan does well fuel wise if babied, but open her up and the fun starts -as the mileage goes down....

It's a bit like bitching that your Ferrari eats gas .............


KM
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