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Old 04-17-2006, 01:08 PM
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Mileage with baffle work

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So I drilled some holes in my outer baffle wall around where the spout is and the sound is good but with increased ease of air flow out shouldn't I get better gas mileage?? I think it got a little worse. Or for that matter do any of you guys with aftermarket pipes get better gas mileage??
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:50 AM
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Re: Mileage with baffle work

um hello anyone
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:10 AM
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I have a full system jetted and I don't really get any better or worse milege from it.
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Old 04-18-2006, 12:11 PM
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Re: Mileage with baffle work

If your worried about gas milege sell the superhawk these things are pigs I'm lucky to get 130 miles on one tank but I love her any-ways
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Re: Mileage with baffle work

I have brought the Bird to a couple of Gassoholics Anonymous meetings and she is still in denial.

It's a loosing battle...the Super Hawk is a Super Lush when it come to mileage...just get a second job and enjoy
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Better flow producing better gas mileage is a myth. More flow means more power. That power, in this case, does not come from better efficiency so much as being able to push more air/fuel into the combustion chambers. What does more fuel mean? My results are that it gets worse mileage by about 3-4mpg. At 30-35mpg it still does WAY better than most cars!

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Re: Mileage with baffle work

Ok fair enough boys! Still like the hawk but that does suck!!

Does the RC 51 have the same issue
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Yep, they sure do.

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Re: Mileage with baffle work

Ok so am I to understand that all Twin sport bikes get low gas milleage in comparison with in lines??example- ducati kawi everybody or is it a honda thing??
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They're not the best but one of the main reasons is the 2 huge carbs under the tank. A fuel injected twin will get a little better gas milege but for the most part any large engine mortorcycle that gets ridden won't be the best a MPG.
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Originally Posted by DBERN";p=&quot View Post
Ok so am I to understand that all Twin sport bikes get low gas milleage in comparison with in lines??example- ducati kawi everybody or is it a honda thing??

This may not be exactly accurate but it gives a good overall comparison.
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/Motor...uide/index.htm

Big jugs just cost more no matter if it is measured by the gallon or the cup. See Victoria's Secret for the latter comparison. :wink:
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