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post #1 of 19 Old 07-29-2012, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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gas mileage *good or bad*

hey guys since ive had my bike tune ive only been getting 130 miles *highway* full tank of gas before fuel light comes on... my question here is do you guys think thats normal, good or bad... just wanted to see wat everybody else was getting so any input anybody can share will be appreciated.

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If you figure that you use approximately 3 gallons before the light comes on, that translates to roughly 43mpg...also, I'm sure you have mods, and we all know that more power = less gas mileage...

I don't know what my bike gets, but Its better than my truck that's for sure...

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I get like 120 before the light.mixed riding city highway.high Rpm and steady around 4/5 about 33mpg.with just a slip on

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I get about 32 miles per gallon in the city, and I "Gun It" every opportunity I get. So IMO, your gettin killer gas mileage.
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I ussually average 30-33mph. On my last ride it was all 55mhp on a RT66. I got 42-45. I have gotten as low as 17. I was running late to work and had to cover 34 miles fast.

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forgot to mention that was cruising highway speeds at 80-85 mph @ 6k rpm runnin 87 pump if that matters... just wondering if my bike is runnin lean or rich ?

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Ive gotten between like 28 or 29 and 48 depending on the ride. All freeway, I have gotten between 42 and 47. Got me to about the 135 miles when the fuel like came on. Youre gettin good mileage. Right where you should be.

Im running 91 octane. I usually cruise about 5.5k and was getting just slightly better mileage than you, around 44 or 45. Either the bikes have good fueling, or wre both rich/lean

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Sounds about right.
I know you have gearing on your bike so it will make the mpg go down

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I can squeeze out 50, but have gotten 29 before, its all about the right hand

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About the same as mine. You're getting good mileage.

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