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Old 09-08-2007, 03:06 PM
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Will adding an aftermarket air filter and exhaust help fuel mileage as well as performance?
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Old 09-08-2007, 05:22 PM
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The best thing to help mpg is your right wrist. Stock or heavily modified, I never got good mileage. As always: YMMV! (sorry, I couldn't resist)
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:08 PM
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Performance probably yes, economy no as with aftermarket exhaust you usually need to rejet it.

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Will adding an aftermarket air filter and exhaust help fuel mileage as well as performance?
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:13 PM
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I've been beating the crap out of the ole girl lately and still getting 36-37mpg. What the hell are you guys doing to get such poor mileage?
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:27 PM
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I've been beating the crap out of the ole girl lately and still getting 36-37mpg. What the hell are you guys doing to get such poor mileage?
Lousy gas? I'm only one up on the mains, stock needles shimmed .042", OEm filter, 2Bros LM AL cans, TPS recal'd, 55k miles, M1 15W-50, a far bit of added weight from add-ons, 230# w/gear and at best I get 35 and avg 33. What gives? Its a SH...
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:14 AM
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I've been beating the crap out of the ole girl lately and still getting 36-37mpg. What the hell are you guys doing to get such poor mileage?
yeah, ditto. the worse i get is about 33. I am so happy with this bike after greg helped me fix the jets. You rock!
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:15 AM
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Lousy gas? I'm only one up on the mains, stock needles shimmed .042", OEm filter, 2Bros LM AL cans, TPS recal'd, 55k miles, M1 15W-50, a far bit of added weight from add-ons, 230# w/gear and at best I get 35 and avg 33. What gives? Its a SH...
dude, 33-35 is great for a carburated v twin. Where is the problem?
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I got 43 mpg around lake michigan doing 90mph most of the time
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:39 AM
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I can get at least 35 mpg and close to 40 mpg most of the time running 93 octane even with a seriously twisted right wrist. If you're looking for 60 mpg get a moped bro:P
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dude, 33-35 is great for a carburated v twin. Where is the problem?
Read my post again, that is what I was saying. BTW, my 16/43 sprockets don't help mileage either.
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