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  • fastjohnny
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    Good thought. Another question would be has he done the choke knob mod.....take a razor knife and trim 1/8" from the bottom of it to make sure the choke is seating all the way.

  • brianmac
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    Did anybody ask how easy does it start does it need choke . How much choke. Do u need to turn the choke off rather quickly or its ruff.

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  • Bikerron
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    25-28 MPG is about all I’m going to get in town.

    I know I can do better with the throttle management, but that takes all the fun out of it.

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  • J89k
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    Yes a 1700

    I get a fair amount of popping when I engine brake. Not if I just let off the throttle. I also get a solid backfire about once a month.

    One of my exhaust studs sheared off a while back. Not sure how. I had to drill it out, retap the threads, and insert a new post. Might be the source of the leak?

    I rarely ride 2 up. No fairing, no speaker, no crashbar, no trunk. I do have saddle bags.

  • davej
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    If you are having a bit of throttle fun in town riding you are doing OK. IMO. I have had as low as 25mpg having a fun spirited ride.

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  • Questcap
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    I also do mostly around town riding... you are low. I typically get about 44 mpg. I would dip into the mid-30's when engaging in high-speed interstate riding at 75-85 mph. Your's is not working right.

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  • LDofDC
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    Yes. Your mileage may vary.

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  • Lug Nut
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    Assuming 1700 with your jetting? Sounds low. I get 43.5 ridong normal combination in town and highway.

    check wheelbearings and brakes make sure nothing is hanging up or inhibiting smooth friction free operation...

    You getting popping on decel? Maybe vacuum leak somewhere (manifold cracks, line, exhaust studs loose)

    use gps on phone to verify actual miles covered (speedo/odometer are off) and try calculating it that way (actual mileage will be lower by about 5% given the odometer being off)

    how is your bike outfitted? Stripped down solo rider or heavy 2 up cruiser with fairing/speakers/crashbar/trunk/saddlebags etc?

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  • J89k
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    Gas Mileage

    I'm curious about what you guys are getting for in town gas mileage.

    My bike is my only mode of transportation so I use it ALL the time. I'd say about 80% of my riding is in town. I live in Tucson. There's a fair bit of traffic and LOTS of stop lights. There is no east-west highway in Tucson so getting from one side of town to the other involves a tremendous number of stop lights.

    I have a Mikuni 40 carb that is jetted with a 40 mikuni pilot and a 172.5 mikuni main.

    I'm running Vance and Hines 2 into 1 4.5 inch big shot. The original baffle recently failed and came off. (Side note: if I were to replace it, is this what I'd get? https://www.jpcycles.com/product/901...acement-baffle )

    I run 87 octane fuel with 4 oz of seafoam every other tank.

    I have a KN RB-0700 universal air filter. Recently cleaned.

    I would say I'm typically 10mph over the speed limit (45-50 mph)

    I'm getting about 30mpg. Does this sound right?

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