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    Man, if that Harley trike gets 55 mpg, don't ever sell it.

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    I don't believe 55mpg - period.

    I ride like I stole it. I very rarely ride at the speed limit - the lowest I go is 5 over. On the highway it's usually flat out 80% of the time. I normally get 32 to 35 mpg. A few times doing 35 to 45 mph in the back woods I'll easily get 45 mpg. NEVER GOT ANY HIGHER.

    40 to 45 MPH seems like the sweet spot for getting the most MPG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARYD View Post
    I don't believe 55mpg - period.

    I ride like I stole it. I very rarely ride at the speed limit - the lowest I go is 5 over. On the highway it's usually flat out 80% of the time. I normally get 32 to 35 mpg. A few times doing 35 to 45 mph in the back woods I'll easily get 45 mpg. NEVER GOT ANY HIGHER.

    40 to 45 MPH seems like the sweet spot for getting the most MPG.
    100% Gary!! Must have been a LOT of DOWNHILL riding!!

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    I'll have to join the group, I cannot get my mind around that 55 number.

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    There was a lot of fuzzy math going on with the 55mpg posts.
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    I remember my ex father in law, who bought the very first VW in the Midwest. He told me about all the economy runs they use to do back then and what they did to their cars. He said he could get close to 100 mpg. First he washed/waxed the car, then he pumped the tires way above the maximum psi, closed all windows, turned off all accessories, removed all excess weight and had the car tuned up.

    BTW: he lived in Kenosha, home of the Rambler. He was kind of a leper around town.


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    My buddy has a Street Glide with a T-Man 124 in it and was always bragging about getting 50 MPG.Well two years ago him myself and three other guys on HD baggers left Ohio and went out to Springfield Missouri,thru Eureka Springs,Memphis then home.So at every gas stop he would always take just about the same or a little less than me on a 12 Road Glide with 574 lift cams and a header.After some discussion we found out that he had his front sprocket changed to a 30 tooth so it was showing more miles to the tank than us,so that blew his theory on his mpg was getting a little less than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GARYD View Post
    I don't believe 55mpg - period.
    Nope. Me neither.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunman View Post
    Nope. Me neither.

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    Must be that new common core math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychogramps View Post
    Must be that new common core math.
    I may have mentioned this before, I have a riding buddy who thought he was getting 55 MPG on his Freewheeler. Turned out that he had changed his odometer from miles to kilometers. When he changed back mileage was normal 39 to 41 MPG
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