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Can never do better than 34 mpg on mine.

The pushbutton timing profile is kinda cool.

I have a brand new set of chicken strips to throw away. 馃檮 I never drag the pegs.
How fast do you ride normally? I have to be above 70 MPH to get below 40 MPG.
Even two back to back runs of the Tail showed 41 MPG.
 

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How fast do you ride normally? I have to be above 70 MPH to get below 40 MPG.
Even two back to back runs of the Tail showed 41 MPG.
I try to limit it to 75, but I'm full throttle a lot.
 

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Now that it's cold (35-40F), my cold start ignition retard need some adjustment. With cold starts in 65F+ temps, it kept the choked RPM to around 1500-1800. Now with the drop in temperature, I'm seeing it creep above 2500 RPM even with the retard on. Additionally, I found the bike is a little hesitant to come up to idle if I tried starting it with the retard engaged. That was an easy fix of starting it without it, and turning it on once it was running.

Now I'm thinking about abandoning the -10 setting for a second ignition table designed for cold/choke running. I haven't needed the stock ignition setting for anything other than to turn off the decel pops. That did prove invaluable during VERY LONG downhill runs while traversing the smoky mountains. I was riding as a group, and they weren't all that excited about 2 miles of backfiring....:)

I could really use a third timing map! :)
 
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