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Lucky to get 40 MPG..................... closer to 35 in the mountains. Got a 4.3 gallon tank on it.
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Just filled up after my last couple of trips out and it is 58.73 UK mpg or 48.9 US mpg.
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Lucky to get 40 MPG..................... closer to 35 in the mountains. Got a 4.3 gallon tank on it.
This is a trike, right? If it is, your getting dang good mileage compared to other Trike riders I've talked to in the past (average 20-30mpg)
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Yeah, trike............... mine is stripped down, bare bones. Most of the factory trikes are pushing as much frontal area as a small car.
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