Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
If you figure on 50mpg, you'll be close enough. You'll never nail it down exactly because riding styles differ. Also, a persons mood changes, you'll ride fast one day and slow another. Figure 50mpg and start looking for gas at 225ish and you should be fine.
Only thing I've heard that MIGHT gain you some mileage is a rear sprocket to lower RPM's during highway riding. But this affects off road negatively. Now, you could change everything out for the diesel model at 100+mpg.
This gas thing can eat at you, take a look at all the questions surrounding it. Just accept 50 and move on to something more interesting and you'll be a lot better off. I doubt anyone is going to make this bike get 60mpg all of a sudden. After 20+ years of this bike being around, it would have been figured out by now. And if it was easy, nobody would have to ask for the information, it would be plastered everywhere.
Last edited by TheWanderer; 03-30-2008 at 01:36 PM.