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Default what kind of gas mileage do you get?

just curious as to what kind of gas mileage you guys are getting. im gonna run a small wassel tank and i assume im gonna have to get somthing larger for longer trips. wassel probably only holds a gallon and a half or so.

and anybody know how to tell if valves have been swapped for unleaded gas? what do i have to do to check?
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bout 25-30 miles a gallon, not real sure thou i had a 2+ gallon sportster tank, rode 60 miles to work and would run out close to my job. i had to switch to a king sportster tank to make longer trips.
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same here i have a peanut tank and have to fill up quite often
probally 25-30 mpg
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I get between 12 and 15 miles per liter depending on air temperature and riding speed. That's a bit more than 50 miles per USA gallon.
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I get between 12 and 15 miles per liter depending on air temperature and riding speed. That's a bit more than 50 miles per USA gallon.
50 mpg wtf , you got a hydrogen generator on your bike? damn i wish i could see 50 with mine, hell i'd be happy with 40
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Default Sure beats my '99 Ram............

I just started riding mine every nice day to work. 54 miles-round trip.

I switched to a 2.2 Sporty tank recently and thought I would check my MPG.

Stopped at a gas station on the return trip yesterday and filled up, took the exact same route today stopping at the same station to top off again.

54 miles @ 1.28 gal. = 42.1875 miles to the gallon. It can probably do better, providing I quit gooseing it to hear the pipes bellow...LOL.
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I get between 40 45 Miles to a gal depending on driving conditions as well
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I have a buddy who has a low rider that says he gets 50 mpg, with a 1340. My bro in law had a 1200 and when we rode it was always around the 60 mile mark when I would have to stop I run the stock 81 tank, the next 60 he would fill up. I got a Paughco 4.2 gallon that I'm painting and it stretches out the mileage, but the sporty tank looks so much better.
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I get 40-45 MPG with an old Bendix... the Super B got a little less... CV Carb is next... I have heard they get the best gas mileage.

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Yeah, the CVs get the best mileage. With the DC Linkerts, I get about forty. With CV a little better than fifty, but that bike's a lot lighter, too. Don't know about the Tillotsen yet.
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