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post #131 of 158 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 10:38 AM
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The 106" engine is pretty tight when new. It'll take at least 1K miles and then some before it begins to loosen and deliver more power and mpg. During break-in, continually vary your speed and RPMs, with short bursts past 3500 rpm when in a lower gear. Keeping revs too low too long will never seat the rings. As soon as your bike left the assembly line, the throttle got twisted way down. It may still be tight, but it ain't no virgin.

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OR...you have a 2013 and it's not broke in yet. How many miles do you have on the bike...and yes, THIS WILL MAKE DIFFERENCE!!
2500-3000mi just seems to get progressively worse.

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Something is wrong then...you should be around 40mpg by now.

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Something is wrong then...you should be around 40mpg by now.
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Something is wrong then...you should be around 40mpg by now.
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If you are getting very low MPG maybe you should see the dealer. That is what a warranty is for.
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4.5 gal 115 mi on the trip 25.5 mpg??? Is something wrong with my XC?
Was this trip in stop and go traffic, around town? Or was it cruising on the highway? Even with a lot of other variables kept constant (riding style, weather, road conditions, etc.) I can get a 10 mpg difference from doing short little rides around town on one tank, and doing some extended freeway cruising on another tank.

25mpg is low, but you're not telling us the whole story.

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Mixture of city some days, then freeway others. I have the option of either when going to work. It's about 15 miles round trip. Usually leave in the mornings around 8-8:30am and the temp varies right now from 30-40 degrees. And when I come home at around 7 it's around 50 or so out. Pretty consistent in my riding. Keep it around 2500-3000 rpm I don't really step on the gas unless necessary.

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Tell me more about that Pelican case - what model, etc.
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Mixture of city some days, then freeway others. I have the option of either when going to work. It's about 15 miles round trip. Usually leave in the mornings around 8-8:30am and the temp varies right now from 30-40 degrees. And when I come home at around 7 it's around 50 or so out. Pretty consistent in my riding. Keep it around 2500-3000 rpm I don't really step on the gas unless necessary.
From what you're describing, you should not get lower than 33-35 mpg. Someone else had a similar issue, and posted about it about a year or two ago. Might be worth searching the forum for it - I don't remember what their resolution was.

I would suggest seeing your dealer (hopefully you have a competent mechanic).

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Have you checked the simple stuff?? Brakes not dragging. Proper tire pressure?

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