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Old 09-28-2011, 08:49 AM   #11
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50 mpg on a Sportster? Wow, that's great mileage. Must be the FI.

My Mini's gas mileage is comparable to my Vee's, which is around 25-30 mpg real-world, commuting mileage. Not exactly "stellar."

Wow, do you use more than 1st or 2nd on the V????

My GS gets around 47 and I'm not terribly gentle with it.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:06 AM   #12
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50 mpg on a Sportster? Wow, that's great mileage. Must be the FI.

My Mini's gas mileage is comparable to my Vee's, which is around 25-30 mpg real-world, commuting mileage. Not exactly "stellar."
Yeah, I was like "Holy Shizznit, Batman!" I only get about 48 on the FZ6. More like 36-40 in the Winter (partly due to crappy Winter gas, partly due to the EFI never coming off "cold-start" unless I block like 85% of the radiator).
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:55 AM   #13
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50 mpg on a Sportster? Wow, that's great mileage. Must be the FI.
I'm pretty sure they've always gotten around that, even when carburated. My Bandit 600 is good for 45, and that's with a couple of Givis acting as airbrakes. I don't lug either bike. I'm always surprised at bikes that get less than 40.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:42 PM   #14
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I'm pretty sure they've always gotten around that, even when carburated. My Bandit 600 is good for 45, and that's with a couple of Givis acting as airbrakes. I don't lug either bike. I'm always surprised at bikes that get less than 40.
My '85 Ironhead XL1000 consistently got 50+ mpg.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:41 PM   #15
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My buddy on his Bandit 1250 routinely gets over 50mpg.
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