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Offline Deuce

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« on: December 24, 2013, 02:53:58 pm »
What kind of mpg does your bike get? If your bike has been modified? If so how did that change your mpg and was it worth it for the gain in hp or torque?

My VTX gets mid 40's in it's current set up. I know it starts easier and has better power than stock bikes like it. I think most of that can be attributed to the prokit in the carb. Can't say for sure how it changed the mpg on this bike. Most of the performance mods were done when I got it.
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 03:20:26 pm »
I get prox 120 to 130 a tank. 4.5 gallons. UN tuned and yes it was worth it. Dropped only 10-15 for the tank. I live with that

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Re: Mileage
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 03:26:36 pm »
My v star 650 got 60 mpg until I put a windshield on it. Now it gets 57 mpg. :36
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 04:02:30 pm »
The GS used to get roughly 30, I haven't put enough miles on her since she was punched out to know what she gets now.  The 636 gets around 35mpg but I don't think I've put a tank of gas through it with just strictly commuter miles. They all include a bit of aggressive riding. I'd say 40 would be very feasible.
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 04:47:32 pm »
If I remeber right I get somewhere between 36 to 40 but I usually just ride it till it tells me it needs go-go juice ;D

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Re: Mileage
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2013, 06:16:32 pm »
The 1100 gets 41-43 in stock form.I have seen 47-50 A few times with pods and pipes and proper riding technique.Stock jetting 17.5 pilot 110 &112.5 mains.Modded jetting 20 pilots and 152.5 mains.

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Re: Mileage
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 09:24:52 pm »
My Bandit gets low to mid 30's Since I changed the gearing in it.
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Re: Mileage
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 08:39:17 am »
My Roadstar averages around42 to 46mpg. Had a high of 52 and a low of 40. Just depends on how you ride it ( how much you twist that throttle! ), has a range of around 200 miles with a 5.5 gallon tank.

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Re: Mileage
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013, 12:27:29 pm »
The best mpg bike I had was that old shadow 750 I bought off Larry. I averaged 55 and one day just to see how good it could get I got 72mpg!! And that was a vtwin bike

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Re: Mileage
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2013, 03:38:34 pm »
Broadly speaking, in my experience more cylinders = less mileage.  That was very true of bikes with carbs and may be less true for fuel injected bikes.

My current traveling bike, a BMW K100RS, averages in the low 40's on the highway cruising at 75-80 mph. 

The worst mileage ever would be my RG500 which when cruising at 100+ would drain the 5 gal tank to reserve in about 45 minutes averaging about 18 mpg. On the other hand, that made for a fast and fun trip on the autobahn with gas stops every hour or less to fill the gas tank, top off the injector oil tank and have a drink.  The other nice thing about high speed cruising on the Gamma was all the oil that collected in the exhaust pipes would burn out leaving the tips of the mufflers that nice light brown colour you see on spark plugs.  Of course, for the first ten miles while the oil burned out the bike left a smoke trail like a WW2 bomber going down.
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Re: Mileage
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2013, 08:10:23 pm »
My '99 Valkyrie is stock and at highway cruising 75 - 80 gets high 20s to low 30s.  At 75 I normally get about 30 to 32 mpg.  A lot depends on the wind since it has a large windshield.  I have gotten 42 once but that was doing it very easy and most of the mileage was 45 to 55.  Local riding I average about 38.  But I didn't really buy her for mileage since I knew it had 6 carbs.  My '04 Shadow Aero 750 gets 57 to 64 running 65 to 70.  It is stock also with windshield.