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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-18-2010, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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gas mileage

i just got a v star 650 it has a jet kit stright pipes with no baffiles and a hyper charger i am getting like 22mpg is the no baffiles hurting my gas milage that badd, and how much is it hurting my performance. bike sounds nuts sounds mean but its really not. any advice should i get some baffles or what
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Sounds like maybe you have the wrong jets/ needles installed. You should be at 40 mpg +. The Dynojet kits have a tendancy to run rich (lower fuel mileage), Maxair kit leans out the engine a bit (better mileage). Gas mileage also depends on how you ride, if the bike is in proper tune, how the bike is loaded, ect. Full throttle from a full stop will kill mileage as will running above 65 mph. Measure your gas mileage over a period of time, writing down mileage, and gallons used at each fill up, then figure it out. You will be surprized how it will change.
I have basicly the same setup on my 1100 and get between 38 and 42mph depending how I am riding.
I am sure someone else will have other comments on this. Just my 2cents worth.

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post #3 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-18-2010, 06:30 PM
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Thanks for the info about mileage. My 950 manual says I get 47 mpg but it seems it goes through gas fast, filling up every ride. Maybe I am gunning it too much, trying to keep up with my buddys' HD speedster...
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Odd, I get 47 with mine, with the Maxair kit, A hypercharger and pipes....maybe it's cause I'm old and go slower......

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What color are your plugs? They should be light tan gray.
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post #6 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-19-2010, 10:47 PM
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My plugs are light tan.

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post #7 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-19-2010, 11:34 PM
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No I was wondering about Gillahoon's plugs. From the color of his plugs we may be able to deduce whether he has a problem or perhaps miscalculated when he did his mileage numbers.

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definitely has a lot to do with how you ride. i added an LA Choppers air kit and Cobra fuel processor which will drop gas mileage a tad, but i gun it a lot more now so i've seen a significant drop in gas mileage. it's worth it.
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i have a 2000 650 with 27000+ miles and it averages between 48 and 52 mpg. all i have is a set of cobra pipes.
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post #10 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 12:46 PM
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I get about 35mpg on a bone stock 2003 650 Silverado.
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