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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Oh how I love how it improves as the days grow warmer.

Today I registered 214 miles and topped off the tank with 4.5 gallons just after the fuel light came on. Avg'd 47.5 mpg. Not too hateful.




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I have been keeping a spreadsheet going where I put in my gallons/miles/price/station/weather since I got the bike back in September. I started out around 42 mpgs in the early fall and dropped to the upper 30's in the winter. Now that it has warmed up I have turned in a couple of 48 mpg tanks but also a 37 mpg tank where I rode the interstate at 85 into a major headwind for 2 hours. Right now after 9 months and over 3,000 miles I have an overall average of 42.82 mpgs and I think that is just going to improve as the weather gets warmer and the engine continues to settle in.

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Oh how I love how it improves as the days grow warmer.

Today I registered 214 miles and topped off the tank with 4.5 gallons just after the fuel light came on. Avg'd 47.5 mpg. Not too hateful.
Good for you. I can't get above 43. Mine is a stock CCT with the O2 sensors unplugged (and usually have the trunk off). Got worse mileage when they were plugged in (I know....it's not suppose too work that way). I have had my bike for 3 1/2 months and have just over 5K miles. It has come up a bit. Was averaging around 38-39 mpg. I do then to twist my right wrist a bit though. I am constantly getting less MPG than my HD riding biddies.

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Have you thought about plugging back in the 02's and run a few tanks out to see where you mpg's are? As others have brought up it is also very hard to fill these bikes up to the same point at every fill up, just a few tenths of a gallon from one fill up to the next can make a few mpg's difference. That is why I am tracking my gas mileage so it will average out in the long run.

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Have you thought about plugging back in the 02's and run a few tanks out to see where you mpg's are? As others have brought up it is also very hard to fill these bikes up to the same point at every fill up, just a few tenths of a gallon from one fill up to the next can make a few mpg's difference.
+1. Not to mention, if he bought the bike new it will take some time before it breaks in to the point of maximizing mileage. And as the post subject suggests, all my bikes mileage seem to improve in the warmth of summer.




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2012 Vegas I am getting 50.1 at 55mph and 52 at 47mph

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What are these things, the 55 and the 47 mph?
I do not think I have that.

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2012 Vegas I am getting 50.1 at 55mph and 52 at 47mph
It's a Van Halen song! I can't drive ....55! I do pass it... when speeding up and slowing down.

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I find this kinda interesting. I wonder why though. More highway miles? More relaxed riding (not as hard on the throttle)?
In my mind, internal combustion engines have better performance with cooler, denser air. What ya guys think?

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If i can consistantly run 91 non-oxy gas in mine i have been averaging 46-48mpg, the avg readout on the dash is constantly off by about 4mpg and has been reading around 51. I ride pretty much 65-70.

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