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I road about 1/2 in the city and 1/2 on the highway crusing at 75 MPH with some 115 MPH bursts. I am leaving this MAP right where it is after getting over 38 MPG with the bike is running awsome.
 

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That's how much I get if use the freeway also.
 

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Hey Bill are you using the stock 30 tooth or a 28 tooth?
Thanks Ian:D
 

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With my stock 03 I average 44 mpg, I'm putting on some v-mod pipes and a power commander this week, is my mileage going to drop. The worst I ever got was 38 once and the best was 48 with the wife on back.
 

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I am running a 28 tooth. In about a couple weeks I am changing out the wheels and putting on the 240 Hog Pro kit.
 

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stirsvrod said:
With my stock 03 I average 44 mpg, I'm putting on some v-mod pipes and a power commander this week, is my mileage going to drop. The worst I ever got was 38 once and the best was 48 with the wife on back.
Run a map RJ had made from a dyno tuner. I have it and get 38mpg-45mpg regularly with the same setup you are moving to. I cannot find the link at the moment, but I had dyno'd my V-Rod stock at 105hp at the wheel. Using the same dyno on the same day after swapping for the V-mod tips and adding the PCIII with RJ's map, I was putting down 113hp at the wheel. We're in the same relative climate, so I'd suspect you get closely similar results.
 

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Thanks for the info, I'm getting my pc from fuel moto and they're going to map it. If I'm not happy with that I'll have to try you'rs.
 

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I say that you're gas mileage will definitely drop. The PC is adding fuel, and now you have louder pipes, more power, and will be pounding on it more frequently.
 

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stirsvrod said:
With my stock 03 I average 44 mpg, I'm putting on some v-mod pipes and a power commander this week, is my mileage going to drop. The worst I ever got was 38 once and the best was 48 with the wife on back.
It is interesting that I too also had my best fuel mileage with my girlfriend on the back. I am still trying to figure out why.
 

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Wild Bill said:
I road about 1/2 in the city and 1/2 on the highway crusing at 75 MPH with some 115 MPH bursts. I am leaving this MAP right where it is after getting over 38 MPG with the bike is running awsome.
I still only get about 28 MPG around town (rarely above 3rd gear and 4000 RPM's). Does this sound right? I got around 37 MPG the one time I had it on the open highway so I thought it was probably ok. Even that was easy riding/RPM's so now I'm beginning to wonder again?
 

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I was getting less than 30 when I first started riding. I guess I had the "lead hand". After installing the PCIII/K&N/VMods, I took a ride up into the Blue Ridge and down I-77 Sunday after topping off 1.7 gallons. I checked the odo today and it was 81 miles later. I topped off again...once again 1.7 gal. That's 48 mpg.:eek:
 

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175 miles to a tank

I got 175 miles to my last tank. I love the DX!!!
 

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I think my average is about 10mpg.... :rofl: I actually get 75 miles before the light comes on. My math may not be exact but I think thats about 37 mpg or so.
 

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SKJOLD said:
It is interesting that I too also had my best fuel mileage with my girlfriend on the back. I am still trying to figure out why.

Because you're not into the throttle near as much. When I ride with my wife, I tend to take it much easier and can get 47 mpg. When I ride solo, I am running somewhat harder and faster and I only get 35-40. My bike is completely stock.
 

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carrere70363 said:
Are Your V-mods Se 1 Or Se 2 ? Getting Ready To Ship Mine Whats The Best For Performance.
heck if I know...didn't even know there was a difference
 

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robbwest said:
I still only get about 28 MPG around town (rarely above 3rd gear and 4000 RPM's). Does this sound right? I got around 37 MPG the one time I had it on the open highway so I thought it was probably ok. Even that was easy riding/RPM's so now I'm beginning to wonder again?

28 MPG sounds like you are running rich. It seems like I get 37-38 now in the city. I was getting about 33 MPG before I leaned out the low range some. I was way too rich from 2500-3500 RPM. I also gained some power too when I leaned it out some.
 
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