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Old 06-19-2019, 11:47 AM   #5
rbabos
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Originally Posted by Dawgun View Post
I've been getting 22mpg in the city. That's comparable to my prior bikes. Lots of stop lights and always screaming off the line. But I'm also still troubleshooting my idle and stall issues - so I'm revving the bike more than normal to keep it from stalling. I'm hopeful I can get the mileage up to 25 after fixing whatever is wrong with the thing.
That's way too much fuel burn. Long term this will do damage to the engine in the form of washing the cyls of oil and overall oil dilution for the rest of it. Thinned oil won't be bearing friendly. From what I've seen over the years, anything below 30 would be reason to investigate why. In the real world there is no point in checking for MPG if on is constantly bouncing off the rev limiter so cruising is the only meaningful checks. 25 mpg can happen but this isn't important for actual mpg. 9/10 it's from a shit tune or a piggy back device that feels the cure all is to throw gobs of fuel at a problem. For what it's worth the factory claims 38 mpg US for the stock bike.
Ron
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