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post #1 of 4 Old Mar 10th, 2006, 1:34 pm Thread Starter
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Great gas mileage!

It finally stopped raining and warmed up a little (low: 39 degrees), Wednesday, in my neck of the woods.

I quickly mounted "black beauty" and took her out for a hundred mile ride. Got 53 MPG down the big hill, and 50 MPG up the hill!

Now that's what I'm talkin' about. I have approx 300 miles on the bike. I would expect the mileage to get better as I approach break in.

Maybe I should title this thread: "Big lady sings for daddy!"

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post #2 of 4 Old Mar 10th, 2006, 8:58 pm
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I think the milage goes down the more miles you put on you get use to it you just ride harder an faster!
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post #3 of 4 Old Mar 11th, 2006, 6:38 am
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Don't know about the newer models but my 02 got 50 at 3K+ miles. Now at 13K down to about 40-42mpg. Noticed some vacuum pressure in the gas tank so performed a canisterectomy. Have yet to check the milage. Good luck with the MPG...

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post #4 of 4 Old Mar 13th, 2006, 11:00 am
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thats the range i seem to get

85,000 miles on the bike......never seems to vary outside of that.....

biggest determinent......fuel brand......i always get higher mileage with chevron premium than any other brand.....was a die hard amoco(bp) guy but have submitted to chevron for about an extra 1.5 to 2 mpg on the average....

that and a dollar must be worth a cup of coffee

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