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What mileage per gallon are you getting? Dealer says 40mpg but I’m not getting anywhere near this. What about you?
 

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Depends. I can get 45mpg highway with my '02 (small motor & cruise). My '09 will get average 35mpg (with sometimes jumping on it). The others are about 25-28mpg. Of course 3 of mine have chain drive instead of the belt and the gearing been changed. :hmm: Of course I didn't buy 'um for the gas mileage.
 

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Depends. I can get 45mpg highway with my '02 (small motor & cruise). My '09 will get average 35mpg (with sometimes jumping on it). The others are about 25-28mpg. Of course 3 of mine have chain drive instead of the belt and the gearing been changed. <img src="http://www.1130cc.com/forums/images/smilies/hmm.gif" border="0" alt="" title="hmm" class="inlineimg" /> Of course I didn't buy 'um for the gas mileage.
Hahaha I agree you don’t buy it for MPG for sure. Just thinking of long grips and worse, long trips with a group. “Sorry guys, I have to fill up again”.
 

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What mileage per gallon are you getting? Dealer says 40mpg but I’m not getting anywhere near this. What about you?
Realistic numbers would be 32-38 mpg for US gallon. Down wind, hot day, driving easy, 55-60 mph, I've seen 40 the odd time. Tuned with PV.
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US spec (So 28 tooth I guess), I usually get about 28-30 MPG. I typically fill up at 100 miles and have about 1.5-1.75 gallons still in the tank.

However, I have a sneaking suspicion my bike has cams in it as it put down 127HP/86TQ which my research on here doesn't show just exhaust and topless bikes doing that.
Known mods: Topless w/ SE Filter, V&H Comp 2-1, tuned with TTS Mastertune (openloop)
Unknown Mods: Probably cams

Edit: I'm also a bit throttle heavy so there's that too.
 

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You haven't said which bike you have. If it's an early one, pre 2007, then you have the small fuel tank and you'll be looking for fuel after 100 miles regardless of how you ride.
 

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You haven't said which bike you have. If it's an early one, pre 2007, then you have the small fuel tank and you'll be looking for fuel after 100 miles regardless of how you ride.
Unless you have a 2006 VRSCR. Those came with a 5 gallon tank. :D

I get anywhere from 36 to 44mpg, depends upon how it's ridden. Cobra PowrPro Black tuner.
 

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I have a 2013 VRod Muscle
That tells us what the problem is. Too much right wrist. You can fix the problem with heavier throttle return springs. :D
 

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I've never checked..
 

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I've got a 2015 VRod Muscle and I average about 32mpg in the winter and 34mpg in the summer. I ride mostly commuting and sport joy riding - nearly zero touring. I'm a little heavy handed on the throttle, but not stupid. I might be able to get 1 or 2 mpg more if I tried...but why???
I've gotten as bad as 26mpg on a road racetrack. As good as 36mpg when cruising at 50mph on backroads.
I have Vance&Hines Competition Slip Ons and a K&N air filter. Dynotuned, but otherwise stock.
 

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So long as she runs good I don't care
 

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I've never really checked but I usually fill up after 150miles on a full tank. Conservative spirited rider......
 

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I get around 30-32 miles per gallon on my 2006 Night Rod. VMod stock pipes, K&N, and Power Commander 3 with downloaded VMod map. I think it runs a bit rich though.

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For what it's worth, factory claims 37 mpg, and that would be with the EPA tune. Keep in mind this number can be hit in cruise areas and even a tad more if specifically tuned to give good fuel economy in this area of operation. Most dyno and street tunes however are richer then needed or desired in the cruise ranges so many end up in the low 30s overall. Cruise is the only real area one can gauge a realistic mpg and this jumps all over depending on head wind , tail wind and especially ambient temps. Cold air, mileage will be down.
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I get about 35 around the suburbs here, and have a slightly taller (260/40) tire on the rear.
 

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I get about 35 around the suburbs here, and have a slightly taller (260/40) tire on the rear.
 
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