Is that right? Hell, I should be getting 20 mpg then...mileage is all up to you if you fast start from ever light and race to ever stop then your not going to get good mileage. If you stay under 65 you might get low 40's per gallon and if you ride a lot over 70mph then less.
With a big motor/big power when you're cruising at like 70, the throttles are barely open. Uphill holding speed or even accelerating require very little extra input at the throttle. When a little throttle goes a long way, that's when mileage is good. Your motor is stout so if it's tuned well it should do well in normal riding.HC, your mileage is incredible. I have to be doing something wrong or my bike isn't tuned exactly right. I think my bike is running on the rich side. When I hit it hard, I get a quick puff of black smoke but it still tries to throw me off backwards. If I stay out of it I can get maybe 41 mpg. When I'm hittin' it maybe 37-38 mpg. I do seem to drive more in 4th gear with the O/D pulley. Maybe that's killing my mileage??
And believe me when I tell you... once you get up near that 120 HP level, you CAN'T ride like that any more. You can only get in the throttle for short bursts because the bike eats up distance at an alarming rate.believe me when i tell you it is impossible to not hammer down on the throttle all the freakin time.
The problems of modern day life, huh?uh, you guys talk about when you're not getting into it hard......how does that happen? i have a zach ness vegas with an rpw big slash and i simply cant ride this bike any other way than hard. believe me when i tell you it is impossible to not hammer down on the throttle all the freakin time. the sound is amazing from that pipe. i honestly try to grandma it sometimes, but an acoustical wave from the pipe triggers a neuron in my brain which in turn triggers a muscle in my wrist causing an immediate roll on the throttle. even tried earplugs, doesnt matter. the only thing that seems to suppress this neurological problem is having a red light or car in front of me. guess im destined for high 30s mpg. oh well.