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    Lightbulb Revisit Fuel Milage

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    I see that it has been several years since this subject was discussed.

    I need some idea's. Rode to Tucson yesterday (solo) 345 miles and checked my milage. Seems to be around 19 mpg. Most of the trip is on the Interstate and running at 75 mph. My better half was riding her Spyder, doesn't like to stop when my Lo Fuel light comes on at 100 miles. Anyone know how to get the milage up? (without slowing way down). I don't like it when I get pushed from the other traffic.

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    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by m-c rider View Post
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    I see that it has been several years since this subject was discussed.

    I need some idea's. Rode to Tucson yesterday (solo) 345 miles and checked my milage. Seems to be around 19 mpg. Most of the trip is on the Interstate and running at 75 mph. My better half was riding her Spyder, doesn't like to stop when my Lo Fuel light comes on at 100 miles. Anyone know how to get the milage up? (without slowing way down). I don't like it when I get pushed from the other traffic.

    Thanks

    Phil
    Phil...Did the low MPG just crop up.....Or has it always been that low.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino 2 View Post
    Phil...Did the low MPG just crop up.....Or has it always been that low.......
    It has always been low. This is the first time I've run far enought to go thru several tanks.

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    My Vegas got 45mpg before I triked it, now it gets 40mpg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m-c rider View Post
    2013 CCT w/ CSC

    I see that it has been several years since this subject was discussed.

    I need some idea's. Rode to Tucson yesterday (solo) 345 miles and checked my milage. Seems to be around 19 mpg. Most of the trip is on the Interstate and running at 75 mph. My better half was riding her Spyder, doesn't like to stop when my Lo Fuel light comes on at 100 miles. Anyone know how to get the milage up? (without slowing way down). I don't like it when I get pushed from the other traffic.

    Thanks

    Phil
    Wow, Phil, that is crappy mileage. My XCT gets 42mpg. Iím going to check it after my trike is done. Iíll let you know.

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    Anything else odd happening? Maybe dragging brake, fuel leak, rough running, power loss, bearing noises, parachute deployed (sorry, couldn't resist). I'm guessing something is way out of wack. Maybe a trip back to the builder is in order.
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    When comparing mpg of trikes to motorcycles, there is usually quite a drop in mpg. Your drop seems excessive! I would suggest putting the trike on a Dino. Sometimes just a slight tune can make a big difference in how your Victory runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowavicrider View Post
    When comparing mpg of trikes to motorcycles, there is usually quite a drop in mpg. Your drop seems excessive! I would suggest putting the trike on a Dino. Sometimes just a slight tune can make a big difference in how your Victory runs.
    I had the bike put on a exhaust / gas analizer. No problems were found.

    I did slow down a bit on my way home. At 65 or below my instant mileage guage shows 35 to 40mpg and the avg is

    is in the same range. I'm going to run it for awhile and not push the limits.

    See what happens.

    Thanks for all your help and input.

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    I won't take too much stock in the instant mileage readings, They are there just for your amusement....'''
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