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Offline SaturationDyes

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MPG's.
« on: May 17, 2017, 02:25:43 pm »
So I just rode my bike 900 miles over a two day span. I have never checked the mpgs because I haven't had the bike too long. But on this trip was getting roughly 25-30 mpgs varying each fill up. Now I will say most of these miles were riding in no mans land on Nevada at 80-100mph. I was expecting a little better mileage but also at those speeds not sure if that's pretty standard or not. 

What do you guys think

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 02:49:04 pm »
I get 38 in the city. Easy. Yours is not normal.

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 03:23:58 pm »
 I usually get 42 to 46 miles per gallon at sane speeds. Read that as 60 to 70 mile an hour.
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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 03:27:30 pm »
Hmm I wonder what my issue is then. It's has stick coils. Recently cleaned carbs(still need to check their sync). Main jets were 120 I believe. Anyone know where I should start to try and improve this. Bike seems to run great. Starts right up and purrs at idle. 

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 05:36:42 pm »
If it were me, I would slow down and see what your mileage is. I believe once a person starts exceeding 70-75mph the mpgs go down pretty fast.

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 06:03:23 pm »
Anyone know where I should start to try and improve this.
No doubt if you slow down a little like Summit suggested, mileage will go up.
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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 07:18:23 pm »
Tweeter what are you referring to with shoodabeen. I did do probably 100-150 miles at a more reasonable rate and easy accelerating and that was when I got 30mpg. The carbs we filling rebuilt and cleaned not long ago.

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 07:46:25 pm »
Steve has basically "written the book" on the Concours, both the C10 and since 2008 the C14. At the very least check out his website and his videos to see what he has to offer. I'm sure others  will chime in also. His aftermarket work on the Concours is extensive.
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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 07:56:09 pm »
Thanks. I have checked out his site. I have been emailing with him about another issue.

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 01:29:19 am »
Steve is a straight shooter. He may recommend his paid for services, but he won't complain one iota if you just ask for his advice.

That said, and given I've been here since before Jesus had measles, MPG for the C-10 is generally in the 38-42 mpg range. Less if you have a binary right hand (on-off-on-off-on...).

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 01:08:03 pm »
I used to routinely get 47 mpg with bike completely OEM.
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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2017, 01:37:35 pm »
running 100 mph...I don't care, you're mileage is gonna suck. It's gonna suck even worse with a large shield. Steve

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2017, 08:58:43 pm »
Normal riding I would get 42- 44 and my best ever mileage was 48.8 MPG
When I held my bike at WOT all day at 135mph (no saddle bags or trunk)   I got exactly 20mpg over and over again with the same bike.
Your bike sounds about right.
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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2017, 03:11:42 pm »
Normally running between 70 & 85 I get between 38 & 43 mpg.  Faster speeds do result in lower mpg but I have never got below about 34 mpg.
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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2017, 03:39:04 pm »
I used to get 42-44 until one day it dropped to 32. Had a fouled plug because the well gasket was leaking and oil fouled the plug. Replaced the gasket and adjusted the valves and it went back up and stayed there. Lose 25% of your power and run the same speed, you get 75% of your gas mileage I guess.
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