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Old 07-09-2013, 07:33 AM
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How many MPG's do you get???

I recently bought this bike and have only out a couple hundred miles on it since. I noticed the low fuel light comes on after about 80 miles after a fill up. I believe the light comes on with about 1 gallon left in the tank which mean I burned about 3.2 gallons roughly. I'm not 100% positive how big the tank is. Basically, rough math, that's about 25 mpg give or take. Please, correct me if I'm wrong... The first 80 miles or so I was riding by myself, the second time my wife was on the back so it's pretty consistant.

I bought the bike with a K&N filter, Stayintune exhaust and supposedly stock jetting. That's about all I know so far. I was running 93 octane which apparently is a waste lol

Does this sound right?

Also, the bike stalled after a hard brake from about 40mph with the clutch in, started right back up with issues, is it even possible there was so little fuel in the tank that it could stall? The light came on about 1 or 2 miles later.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:49 AM
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www.SuperHawk996.net!!! check under VTR carb fix. This should cure the stall under hard braking.

Its usually 100 miles or so to the light, but it gets worse if you're really on the throttle and keeping it in the higher revs.

Yeah, forget the 93 octane.
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Thanks Matt, I'll check that out. I really don't ride too hard, usually shift under 5k RPMs or less. And cruise between 3500 and 4000 most of the time. I read a lot of threads about how K&N's don't do much on these bikes, think its possible its hurting my MPG's? After reading, I think I'll get an OEM one when it's time instead of cleaning the K&N.
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It's possible that the K&N is hurting MPG's, especially the carbs have been tuned along with it (which is richer than stock, generally a little too rich in the mid range to attempt for more HP in the upper range).

But a strait K&N may also affect your mileage.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:19 AM
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Then your mpg seems pretty low to me. Check the carb setup thread in the knowledge base, sync the carbs, and see how it goes.

My bike got pretty much the same mileage with the K&N as it does now with the stock filter. There is a bit of a flat spot with the K&N when you are hard on the throttle through the rev range. All in all, I'm glad I went back to the stock filter.
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I'm running 48 pilots (stock filter) and I can get 100 miles before the reserve light blinkity-blinks.
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About 100 miles till the red light of death comes on I get same kind of gas mileage from when she was stock as I get now

I agree with looking into the carbs. Good luck
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Carbs were synced last year by the previous owner. I wouldn't mind checking them myself though. Any suggestions on what tool to use and where to buy it? Also, how to do it lol I'll definitely be switching to a stock filter in the near future. Thanks again guys.
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Running a K&N filter and carbs stock as far as I know. Last few fill ups I am getting 37 MPG. Light usually comes on around 120 miles.
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Originally Posted by 996thehawk View Post
I recently bought this bike and have only out a couple hundred miles on it since. I noticed the low fuel light comes on after about 80 miles after a fill up. I believe the light comes on with about 1 gallon left in the tank which mean I burned about 3.2 gallons roughly. I'm not 100% positive how big the tank is. Basically, rough math, that's about 25 mpg give or take. Please, correct me if I'm wrong... The first 80 miles or so I was riding by myself, the second time my wife was on the back so it's pretty consistant.

I bought the bike with a K&N filter, Stayintune exhaust and supposedly stock jetting. That's about all I know so far. I was running 93 octane which apparently is a waste lol

Does this sound right?

Also, the bike stalled after a hard brake from about 40mph with the clutch in, started right back up with issues, is it even possible there was so little fuel in the tank that it could stall? The light came on about 1 or 2 miles later.
Cruising easy backroads 48 no prob. Gotten as low as 42 fast but smooth. Great mileage for a 1000cc ujb
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I can't imagine what I'm doing wrong... or what could be wrong with my bike...
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 996thehawk View Post
Any suggestions on what tool to use and where to buy it? Also, how to do it
Get a set of vacuum gauge. Its easier to store, cheaper and more useful than mercury sticks. You should be able to get a set at an auto part store.
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