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thekid

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what is your gas mileage?
« on: January 16, 2005, 11:25:13 AM »
mines 25-30 mpg right now and it dont seem right......           Had the bike running for one season and it has been the same since I first started riding it so i have nothing to compare to.
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jasonm.

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Re: what is your gas mileage?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2005, 07:04:07 AM »
Overall mine on both bikes is 40-45. But I have seen close to 50mpg on my '83 when just going on the back roads at 50-60mph.
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Re: what is your gas mileage?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2005, 10:53:11 AM »
I use the freeways alot, and most of it is on the 14 freeway in Los Angeles, cruising at 85 - 90 with the full fairing, I can go about 135 miles (part freeways, part surface streets, in morning & evening rush hour traffc) without hitting the reserve.  I am satisfied!
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Re: what is your gas mileage?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2005, 07:51:08 PM »
I get poor gas mileage right now, but i think it is because it had been sitting for almost 20 years, and it just needs riddin some more. i havent actually been able to go out on the main road either yet, only up and down my road, so that may have something to do with it too.

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Re: what is your gas mileage?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2005, 03:01:37 AM »
sure will, these things suck gas at idle.  when i was rebuilding vision carbs, I would run every one on my own bike, and all that time testing & tuning on the bike ate gas like it was free! lol.

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Re: what is your gas mileage?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2005, 07:13:20 AM »
I get about 50 miles per gallon.  Not sure why, but hey, I'll go with it :-)  Of course I don't cruise at 80, I tend to cruise at about 65 here.

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Re: what is your gas mileage?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2005, 09:42:45 PM »
I get low 40's in mpg, and that is when I am babying the bike.  Have always been disappointed with this, so would be delighted to hear any suggestions fellow Vision owners may have for increasing the bike's fuel efficiency!

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Glyn Pickering

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Re: what is your gas mileage?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2005, 11:05:10 PM »
Hi there

First fill up on my XZ with the Weber carb conversion. Averaged 47mpg with town/ traffic commute type riding.
Av speed prob about ony about 40 mph however. Lots of stop/start stuff tho'

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Re: what is your gas mileage?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2005, 06:39:35 AM »
Want a laugh? I get 3 miles to the tank right now. LOL! :P I am just kidding! ;D I filled her up and then only drove a total of 3 miles so right now that's all I can say I get. I will let you know once I get out on the road more.
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Re: what is your gas mileage?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2005, 11:36:25 AM »
Late last year once did 165 miles. Had not turned on reserve. Bike took just 3.5 gallons = 47mpg. I guess I was about to hit reserve. ?All of my riding is hiway and back roads ...no stop and go commuting. With neither Vision having any "flat spot" in the carburation. I just put it in 5th gear once I hit 45-50mph. And they pull smooth in 5th from less than 40mph. As long as the tach is above 3000. 5th is where it stays. I guess that's how I get the good mileage.
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