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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Gas mileage

I have a 03 1100 custom I have to keep it between 55-60 to get 40 mph. Is that good or not
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That's not too bad. There are a lot of variables. I remember someone on this forum saying they average about 36mpg. Last time i checked (before all my mods i was getting about 43mpg. I'm currently in the process of testing for fuel mileage with different octanes

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Is there a way to check if both carbs are working equity
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 11:08 PM
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Check your spark plugs, they will give you the best info on how each cylinder is running (lean/rich). There is a thread in this forum about 'carb sync tool'. That will get you started on checking for that. If your bike is stock you shouldn't need to mess with syncronizing the carbs.

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I average around 36-40, but as others have said there are many variables that decide what gas mileage I get, recently we rode down into Arkansas in the Mountains and I dont know how I done it but got approximately 48 according to trip meter I got 50 but I dont see that happening with my fat butt on there.

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Another variable is altitude. Quenston was probably right about his milage through the mountains. It seems to help. I live a 7400 ft and run about 43 all the time, highway at 70-80mph or town at 25-30mph. Gas prices make you want more milage but it looks like you are getting better than average.

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My 1100 gets 52 MPG some say that's to high I'm running to lean but it runs good. If I was in a warmer climate I would be more concerned.

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My 1100 gets 52 MPG some say that's to high I'm running to lean but it runs good. If I was in a warmer climate I would be more concerned.

Wow, that's pretty good mileage.

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2002 VStar 1100 Custom. I get about 30 mpg. I am a big guy and it is mostly city miles.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-19-2013, 05:29 PM
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that seems to be well on the low end. might need to have your jets adjusted

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