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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 10:38 AM
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you should check for a leak. unless it tuned very rich.

20 is really bad and i only get bad mpg

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Yeah, I realized that a few minutes later. It is better to calculate on a full tank, though; you get a better average.

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If he fills it to the same height every time then it will be as close as is possible to get.


Op, what rpm are your typically riding at? Check the air filter and spark plugs.

Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.


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Op, what rpm are your typically riding at? Check the air filter and spark plugs.
Well since its all street pretty mich usually a lot of 2nd and 3rd, 4th in faster streets




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Ah! 4th gear, I remember the last time I got into 4th gear around town, t'was in a mini metro in the days when the main street wasn't pedestrianised, helmets and seat belts were not compulsory, Columbia 10 had just been launched into orbit, The Simpsons premiered on FOX and Super Ted was on BBC nightly!

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So...After a 100 mile trip on my bike I got ~55 mpg going about 75-80 mph which im happy with. Seems there wasn't much wrong on my bike. The culprit must have been the very short trips from school and back all the time.


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So...After a 100 mile trip on my bike I got ~55 mpg going about 75-80 mph which im happy with. Seems there wasn't much wrong on my bike. The culprit must have been the very short trips from school and back all the time.


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I run 1/4 cup of seafoam through my bike every few months, and clean and relube chain every six weeks or so. Also if you haven't gotten an oil change in the last 8 months or 7k miles you should do that.

Also keep the bike tires around 35+ psi. I pump them to 38 psi usually and check often.
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