Originally Posted by zx7rydr
Check the airfilter, fuel fiter, tire pressure that kinda thing, other than that not alot you can do about mpg.
Use cruise control whenever possible.
Other than that you could drive like a granny, big rig or limo driver- it's an option that is never mentioned because we won't do it. Not sure I even could.
I try to chill in the car but it is easy to forget.
It'd even be dangerous to drive/accelerate slowly around here, sometimes ya gotta make your move.
It is just kind of funny to me that people talk about poor mpg of cars yet if you ask most of them when they checked the air in their tires or changed their air filter they couldn't tell you .
(not you guys though, I think bikers tend to think of tires more for obvious reasons.)
And many people who bitch fly flags and things on the car to create more drag. Use a nice aerodynamic decal maybe?
I ride more than I drive but even still, I sure am easier on the throttle after the yellow light comes on until I fill up again. If I always rode/drove that way I'd get way better mpg but it's no fun.
I remember in like 85 the BMW 633csi already had a MPG analog gauge.
Looked like a turbo gauge but just showed that the deeper you press the long pedal the less mpg you were getting.