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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Yes I am at the fuel economy of these bikes. The performance orientated Yamaha and Suzuki big fours I had could do 45 mpg with careful riding but this Victory has never returned less than 50 mpg,most of the time hovers around 57-60. Fantastic,tank range is nigh on 200 miles,wonder how the big bangers from Japan compare.

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Yes I am at the fuel economy of these bikes. The performance orientated Yamaha and Suzuki big fours I had could do 45 mpg with careful riding but this Victory has never returned less than 50 mpg,most of the time hovers around 57-60. Fantastic,tank range is nigh on 200 miles,wonder how the big bangers from Japan compare.
That is quite impressive if you haven't confused SAE and Metric. So far, I average 36 miles per gallon. I do most of my driving in traffic, and accelerate very hard. Then, 36 is almost 3 times what I get in my truck...

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48 - 50 on the highway under 80mph, 40 - 44 in the city rushing from light to light.

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yes that is imperial gallons here in UK= 20 fl.oz

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Yes I am at the fuel economy of these bikes. The performance orientated Yamaha and Suzuki big fours I had could do 45 mpg with careful riding but this Victory has never returned less than 50 mpg,most of the time hovers around 57-60. Fantastic,tank range is nigh on 200 miles,wonder how the big bangers from Japan compare.
I get mid 40's on my bike...at 160 miles I had better start looking for a fuel stop......if you are getting 50's then either you have US Imperial gallon and international Gallon mixed up or you drive like my Grand-mother...LOL (Joking)

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I checked mine a while back and thought i got about mid 50's, but I have checked it the last two tanks and got 46Mpg and this tank was 162miles/3.37 gals= 48. I have also noticed that my light has come on the last two times at 160 even. So since its supposedly a 4.5 gal tank and i put in 3.37, does that mean i have about a Gal in there and can get to a station in the next 40 miles?
Have any of you ran it out of gas? How many miles can i do in a pinch(from light coming on till empty) if there is not a station around?

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I checked mine a while back and thought i got about mid 50's, but I have checked it the last two tanks and got 46Mpg and this tank was 162miles/3.37 gals= 48. I have also noticed that my light has come on the last two times at 160 even. So since its supposedly a 4.5 gal tank and i put in 3.37, does that mean i have about a Gal in there and can get to a station in the next 40 miles?
Have any of you ran it out of gas? How many miles can i do in a pinch(from light coming on till empty) if there is not a station around?
Book says when the idiot light comes on you have 0.8 gallons left......

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Book says when the idiot light comes on you have 0.8 gallons left......
Gotcha, I read alot of posts on boards saying that as soon as you see the light hurry to a station. Doesn't make complete sense if you have almost a Gal in there and typically do 40 MPG, I would think you could go at least 20 miles without a worry.I just hate to run the bike out of gas. I already had the pump rebuilt once.
Another thing i thought of after the earlier posts is that when i got the 50+ mpg, I was always using high test, the last two tanks have been 87. Ill try high test again on the next tank and see if it goes back up.

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The first time my low fuel light came on I thought I had maybe another 35+ miles left to go. I ended up running out of fuel well before that distance.

Donít know if that was a fluke but I wont tempt fate again. Yellow light = Fuel stop for me.

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Gotcha, I read alot of posts on boards saying that as soon as you see the light hurry to a station. Doesn't make complete sense if you have almost a Gal in there and typically do 40 MPG, I would think you could go at least 20 miles without a worry.I just hate to run the bike out of gas. I already had the pump rebuilt once.
Another thing i thought of after the earlier posts is that when i got the 50+ mpg, I was always using high test, the last two tanks have been 87. Ill try high test again on the next tank and see if it goes back up.
I only use premium fuel......still can't see 50+ mpg......are you a "granny driver"..?

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