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Okay, curiosity is killing me -

For those who know or care.... what kind of gas mileage are you getting on which bike?

Thought it would be interesting to see where the size of the cruiser effects the gas mileage the most

I need to 'officially' check mine but my 1500 seems to be getting some where in the low 30's :?

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04 1600 classic - 34mpg
02 800 classic - 38mpg
97 1200 harley sportster - 30mpg
 

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Mostly I get about 37 to 42 on my '04 1500 Classic.

Yesterday, I made 148 miles on 3 gallons, but that was special. I went to the top of Mount Baker and though the ride was up, it was slow and the coast back down I'm sure helped in the mileage. I won't include that in my calculations.
 

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81 XV750 - avg 45-50 city
avg 55-60 highway

With new K&N Filtering add about 3-4 for each
 

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I get 37 to 41 on my 04 1600. Of course the nearest interstate is 40 miles away so most of my riding is in the 45 to 60mph range.
 

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Meanstreak 1600-- getting 44mpg exactly when cruising around town and some interstate. Can get as low as 30mpg when really having fun. My average mpg from florida to utah was 42mpg, but I ran between 85-95mph for more than 3/4 of the trip.
 

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Depends on type of riding. But generallly in the 40s.

Just changed the front sprocket to lower rpms at highway speeds. I'm curious if it will change my mileage but I haven't run any real long lengths of high speeds since changing it.
 

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2002 mean streak
thunder air kit
powercommander
bub pipes
40-45 around town
45-50 cruizin

2003 meanstreak
stock
45-50 around town
50-53 cruizin
 

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stock 800 Drifter fuel inj.,living in Mexico where the gas is less thatn great. I run 11 miles to the liter around town and daily trips. I've done 13 mpl on trips wherte I am in the upper regions and mountains. I think the cooler air is better for the engine than where I live with a mean temp of 87 degree.
 

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O.K., here it is..... I finally took a serious look at gas mileage this weekend. Took a Sat/Sun trip down along the Mississippi to Prarie du Chein (nice country there, eh Freedom?). Crossed to Iowa and followed the river into Southern Minnisota. Crossed back to Wisconsin and got home at 10:00 P.M. Sunday. Rolled up 723.3 miles, used 16.285 gal of go juice. That comes in at 44.42 MPG with loaded saddle bags and small pack on 2003 Nomad. Quite a lot of hill country, some very steep. Some miles on 4 lane, but not many. Got about 2350 miles on the bike (new in very late may) and starting to feel VERY comfortable with it.
 

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I've had my 1600 Classic for a week now and put on about 450 miles. I am averaging right around 40 mpg. That should increase once the thrill of revving the engine wares off. :)
 

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'03 Vulcan 1600 - stock except accessories

Around 38 when I've been pushing it and in town alot - and around 42 overall. Just cruising I've gotten 44. That's all on 92 octane gas.

(and yes, Wing, that's great county to be riding throught and it wasn't raining that day - at least near Madison)
 

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04 800 Vulcan Classic, I had been averaging 48 mpg, drilled out the outer baffles and now get 53 mpg average.
 

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39-41 mpg- '03 1600. I ride it kind of easy-
 

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04 1600 Classic
37-41 MPG on 93 Octane
Just Puttin Around, no big trips yet.
Waiting for the leaves to change on Skyline Pkwy, VA. :D
 
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