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Discussion in 'Tech Q&A' started by T0ng5, Oct 15, 2021.

  1. normthenomad

    normthenomad Well-Known Member

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    On the steel frames that I've had, all were '06 '07, 2 Hammers and a KP all got around 35 to 37, The KP was a stage one, the '06 S&S air box 2 into 2 RPW's
    PC5 dynoed, the '07 was cammed, bigger intake valves VFClll RPW 2into 1. The current bike 2012 CR gets 42 and change.Riding habits the same on all of them.
    Shift at 3k and up, cruise at 3k.on all of them.
    No idea of why the earlier lighter bikes did worse than the CR.
    Going across north Texas and Oklahoma on the CR I was bucking a head wind of 20+ mph and the mpg dropped to 37 that day.
     
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  2. T0ng5

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    So even almost all highways for an entire tank I made 34 mpg. And I reconfirmed just now, 3,050 rpm @ 75mph. This is really going to bother me
     
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    Chattanooga_Mark Well-Known Member

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    That’s certainly on the low side for a mpg reading. The quality of the gas matters as well. When I use 87 octane with 10% ethanol I get worse mileage than when I use 93 octane and no ethanol.

    I know you can buy a lot of gas for the cost of a Maximus tune but I’d consider that route if I were you. Back in 2013 when I added cams and a dyno tune, my mpg went up by 3-4.
     
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  4. Flyboy

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    Someone mention crapanol? That trash (although higher octane) producing 10% less mileage and destroys more fuel systems than anything before. I rarely use, unless on the road trip somewhere and I know I be burning out before a refill with non-crapanol.

    Especially if she is going to be sitting for a bit... Lord I hate that crap, but have to use in the newer blown engines for the octane... All the others non-ethanol, especially anything prior to 2006.
     
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  5. T0ng5

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    I run only premium, I do run a half of can of seafoam every couple hundred miles or so. Unfortunately they don't have 91 octane without ethanol here in Wichita ks
     
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    Yeah, I understand as all I have is 89 here, but the Scooter seems okay with it. But I am not really running her hard as I would have to up the octane for that... It sounds like you run harder than I and the chance of detonation is higher with you. You know I see 80 mph at 3K, yours is a 6 speed isn't it?
     
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    BEST way to check for running rich...have someone follow you for the day, this pic at the start, 2nd one about half day riding:biggrin:...after check COLOR of his BEARD, and the WHITE wash cloth he used to clean :dance: (I've helped out many fellow riders:icon_thumleft:...NO CHARGE)

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    TOng5 I get 39 to 40MPG all the time on my 2013 XCT that was tuned by KevinX with PC stock cams and stock mufflers.I would say my bike is running about as good as it can and I test it most times when I ride by running 1st gear through 4th gear at 4000 RPM for a while to check how smooth it is running.It should be very comfortable to ride like this with almost no vibration.Do this only after bike is well warmed up.I ride on curvy country highways in 4th a lot because it is so smooth.It runs noticeably smoother with Top Tier premium.You probaly have made sure your battery connections are real tight because it will vibrate at higher RPMS if not real tight.Mine runs very smooth at 4500 RPMS.Rotella T6 by the way every 5000 miles.
     
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    Your post got me curious, so I rode 125-130 miles (sticking close to 55mph) and was spot-on 40-mpg on a stock '02 Touring Cruiser Deluxe. 55mph ~ 2450rpm. The tank was full of premium, non-ethanol when I started, since I filled 'er up with non-ethanol in case the season was over here in MN. Typically I'm running 'regular' with 10% corn.
     
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    When mine was stock it was 39-40 with triovals.
    I remember reading on here that cross bikes shouldn't be getting over 42 otherwise they are just too lean.
    I typically run be tween 30-35 now.
    With cams, tune, car tire, heavy front tire, tall windscreen, oversized winglets, and rolling 85 i've learned to live with it, but I still dream of 40.
     
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    We seem to average around 40mpg’s + - 3 whether fully loaded ( and I mean FULLY loaded, see our travel pics ) or just cruising around site seeing. Non ethanol adds 2-3 mpg’s but isn’t readily available here, I usually run 87 ( Rylan @ TVS instructions ) but if is above 87* F or loaded down 93 octane
     
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    Greetings,

    The XCT gets 45~46 MPG (INDICATED AVG) most of the time. 91 Octane, non-ethanol. I reset the trip/avg every fill-up. I say indicated, because the math reports less. Before Noe and the MAXIMUS tune, that bike was getting 42.6 indicated like clock work. I try to stay in the 2700~2900 range in 5th or 6th (61~64/70~72 mph) while riding. Also, I am rural, it's 18 miles of highway or secondaries to the nearest "city". Meaning, I get to cursing speed within 3/10ths of a mile from my house.
    Momma's XR was hovering just over 40MPG when we were checking it...

    Ride safe,
    Smokier
     
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    I average about 30 - 32 mpg.

    Not stock.

    Peter
     
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    Go to a parts store an get a bottle of Octane Boost, treat the gas ( use their directions) , see what happens. Mine is a 2014 Cross Country 8 Ball, Tri-oval exh. kit (2819325-266) My worst fuel mileage is stop and go, traffic, traffic lights. etc. That is 42.4 MPG, I have hit 49+ at interstate speed ( 65-75).
     
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  15. normthenomad

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    Consider myself lucky as well. Here in AZ I have my choice of one stop sign or one traffic light and I'm on 2 lane blacktop out in the desert or the interstate.
     
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