Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Gas mileage varies quite a bit. It depends on rider weight and what's being carried, how the bike is ridden, and how it is configured.
My cargo and I usually weigh in at about 275 pounds. I'm a fairly large person and generally sit upright. I also have luggage that sticks out. Aerodynamically, my bike and I represent a small barn door going down the road.
This weekend I booked up I5 running at 80 mph and got 41.5 mpg. While up north, riding slow on goaty roads I got 46 mpg. On the way back to LA I held it to 65 mph and got 48 mpg.
My bike has a 685, ported head with larger valves, KLX needle (142 main, second clip) and an exhaust that flows considerably freer than stock.
All this was running 32f/36r psi on Kenda K761s.
I have never recorded 50 mpg with my bike.
As they say, your mileage may vary...
Perhaps others can report back with a comprehensive description of their bike's configuration and the mileage they get.
Tom [email protected]
On the way downtown I stopped at a bar and had a couple of double Scotches. They didn't do me any good. All they did was make me think of Silver-Wig, and I never saw her again.
'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.
Sting like a butterfly.
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Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 04-22-2011 at 08:51 AM.
Reason: add tire and pressure