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Old 02-14-2008, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default Goldwing Gas Mileage Deterioration

I have a 2002 Wing with 55000 miles on it. Up until about a year ago I usually got about 40mpg. (I'm a daily commuter, ~ 75 miles / day mixed highway and about 20% city driving). Since then the mileage has been decreasing, running about 32 mpg now. The bike has had regular oil/filter changes, and I replaced the plugs and air filter last month - no effect on the gas mileage. Other than the mileage the bike runs okay - anybody have any advice on what might be going on / needed additional maintainence? Thanks
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:29 AM   #2
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Here's a popular website for your bike. I'd try your post there; I'm sure you'll get a lot of very specific answers on things to check.

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Old 02-15-2008, 08:33 AM   #3
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I was expecting that you would tell him to soak it in warm salt water.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:30 AM   #4
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I was expecting that you would tell him to soak it in warm salt water.
That's usually only for suspected electrical problems. I typically recommend a propane torch for fuel related issues.
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:19 AM   #5
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Turn off the donut maker.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:00 PM   #6
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Turn off the donut maker.
That is the funniest thing I've seen in months.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:02 PM   #7
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Is that in the bag with the blender or the one with the bread maker?
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:44 PM   #8
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finally a thread I can sink my teeth into.....Sorry had to do it, bad day at work.
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:23 AM   #9
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55000 miles might mean you're having to give it more throttle to make it move like it use to. You might want to give it a compression test. And does a 2002 have carbs or fuel infection? If it has carbs, a peek at the needle valves in the floatbowls might be in order....
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