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Rode the bike for the first time tonight (at night)and to have the low beam where it should be on the road I had to turn the adjustment all the way to low.
Two peolpe on it..total weight maybe 300 lbs.
Rear shock set a few clicks below center.
Maybe I need a new rear spring..almost 75k on the bike..I don't know if it was ever changed.

I have yet to check mpg by refilling but trip puter likes to hang at 38 mpg.
Seems low..my old voyager would never go below 42 no matter how hard I rode it and sometimes would get close to 48.

When I reset the avg mpg on the puter while moving 60,it reads right on with my gps.
I guess what I want to know is what are people getting for avg mpg?

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

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Yeah. Likely time to re-spring the old girl. I have less than half the miles on mine and I have no doubt. It needs new springs.

The adjuster knob is used to compensate for the difference in weight when riding under normal load and a heavier load. Not a lit of adjustment.

As for MPG? Anywhere from 52 to 36 depending on how hard I am beating it in the twisties. The sidecar is an immediate 38mpg. Doesn't vary with the SC. No fun to flog the sidecar. I have notice that I drop into the low 40's in the winter. I attribute this to the fact that I make lots of ~10 mile trips so it is running rich a disproportionately amount ot time because the air Tempe.

Loren

One last thought. It is a WHOLE LOT MORE FUN to get crappy mileage!
 

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I believe the average MPG only works for so long before it just pretty much locks in place. On the highway in 5th at 65mph, my computer shows me normally between 45-50 mpg pretty consistently. After a bit though, it will settle on a figure and not move. I then have to restart it again. When doing it the old fashion way using gallons and miles, I get the same figures.
 

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On the average, about 42 mpg with the side car, but is she ever sensitive? Just a good head wind will drop it down to 32-36 or a sleight incline. That's burning high octane.
Once past 65, it drops, the faster the lower the mpg.
 

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Well today I made sure I put 93 octane in..I'm getting close to 51 mpg on the trip puter now.
I reset it once I'm at 55-60 and it's running better on the higher grade!
 

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Sit said:
I believe the average MPG only works for so long before it just pretty much locks in place. On the highway in 5th at 65mph, my computer shows me normally between 45-50 mpg pretty consistently. After a bit though, it will settle on a figure and not move. I then have to restart it again. When doing it the old fashion way using gallons and miles, I get the same figures.
The average mpg does not lock up, it just becomes more difficult to change average mpg as time adds up.
If your LT is an '05 or newer, you can keep a tank to tank mpg on MPG1 and a yearly or lifetime mpg on MPG2.
 

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The average mpg does not lock up, it just becomes more difficult to change average mpg as time adds up.
If your LT is an '05 or newer, you can keep a tank to tank mpg on MPG1 and a yearly or lifetime mpg on MPG2.

I never heard that before or read it anywhere, how do you access the multiple mpg's.
 

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I never heard that before or read it anywhere, how do you access the multiple mpg's.
That is one of the upgrades on the '05 re-design. The BC is centered in the "dash" and has more functions.
BC functions: Air temp, MPG1, MPG2, average speed, distance to empty.
Odometer functions: total miles, trip1, trip2.
 

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That is one of the upgrades on the '05 re-design. The BC is centered in the "dash" and has more functions.
BC functions: Air temp, MPG1, MPG2, average speed, distance to empty.
Odometer functions: total miles, trip1, trip2.
My '05 BC only shows one MPG not two: cycle goes like this: Temp, MPG, Range and Ave Speed.
 

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My '05 BC only shows one MPG not two: cycle goes like this: Temp, MPG, Range and Ave Speed.

Mine reads the same, my bike was built in early in 04 but is a U.S 2005, I don't think they added that function for newer bikes but I could be wrong.

Anyone else have multiple mpg's on their LT's
 

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My 06 has mpg1 and mpg2
 

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kk610lt said:
That is one of the upgrades on the '05 re-design. The BC is centered in the "dash" and has more functions.
BC functions: Air temp, MPG1, MPG2, average speed, distance to empty.
Odometer functions: total miles, trip1, trip2.
That's wacky...mine is an '07. I thought that it was part of the mid-term re-design.
 

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They did an additional tweak to the dash for the 06 year and added those and dash light dimming to the mix.
 
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