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I ride a 14 CCT. My question is this, if I wanted to maximize the mpg on the bike, what if anything would you suggest doing?

The following answers have been given by my friends and need not be repeated

1. Lose 30 lbs
2. Leave the wife at home
3. never ride over 50 mph

All of those could work, but are not realistic
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On the highway when traveling between 60-69 mph leave it in 5th gear , I get 43-44 mpg at this speed/ rpm if I'm in 6th , it drops to 35-36 mpg . I have tested this by calculator on multiple tanks of fuel with the same results .....

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I used to get about 40-45 MPG before my trip to Lloyds. Im happier now with my acceleration though. y:
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I ride a 14 CCT. My question is this, if I wanted to maximize the mpg on the bike, what if anything would you suggest doing?



The following answers have been given by my friends and need not be repeated



1. Lose 30 lbs

2. Leave the wife at home

3. never ride over 50 mph



All of those could work, but are not realistic

I maintain around 3000rpm in every gear... Ride at 3000rpm and shift at 5000rpm. I get 43mpg on average. Don't be scared to run at 3500rpm in 5th gear as that gets better mileage than running at 2500 in 6th.
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I ride a 14 CCT. My question is this, if I wanted to maximize the mpg on the bike, what if anything would you suggest doing?

The following answers have been given by my friends and need not be repeated

1. Lose 30 lbs
2. Leave the wife at home
3. never ride over 50 mph

All of those could work, but are not realistic
1) I lost almost 50 lbs since the end of last season.
2) My wife lost almost 150 lbs! (gastric bypass)
3) Yea, right.



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I ride a 14 CCT. My question is this, if I wanted to maximize the mpg on the bike, what if anything would you suggest doing?
I was talking to my neighbor the other day who has one of those GM vehicles that looks like a 40's panel van. I asked him what kind of mileage they get. He told me he made it all the way from Calgary, Alberta to Vancouver, BC (appx 1,000 km or 600 miles) without adding any gas. I was impressed!! Then he said "it was on a TRAILER" !

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I am always amused by this mileage question thing. If you look at it as an annualized expense, getting a tad more gas mileage doesn't pencil out to a significant amount of cash at the end of the year, unless you ride well over 20,000 miles a year.
Let me get this right...you have a $20,000 bike that you really do not need - just want - and you want to save a few cents at fill-up?

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I am always amused by this mileage question thing.

Let me get this right...you have a $20,000 bike that you really do not need - just want - and you want to save a few cents at fill-up?
Agreed!

I've checked my mileage once since I got this bike... just coz I was curious. Last time before that I did a mileage check was two bikes ago ... again, coz I was curious.

Some folks are just too wrapped up in shit that's not really all that important.

However, there is the argument of "better gas mileage allows me to go further between fillups" ... That's really important I suppose if you're doing an iron butt or plan to travel in a remote area where gas is scarce.

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Gopjohnny

now that we have told you what we think.

What do you get for mileage and what do you want for mileage

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I am always amused by this mileage question thing. If you look at it as an annualized expense, getting a tad more gas mileage doesn't pencil out to a significant amount of cash at the end of the year, unless you ride well over 20,000 miles a year.
Let me get this right...you have a $20,000 bike that you really do not need - just want - and you want to save a few cents at fill-up?
This coming from the guy that scratches for every penny to help his retirement fund... Why the hell would you not want to increase your mpg's?

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