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Gas Mileage

Postby hap2 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:46 pm



Around town 30 or 32...on the highway 45. That 45 is probly 98% 5th gear (non-stop) riding. Is that average for a 92 1500? I have brand new (300 miles old) timing belts if that makes any difference.



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Re: Gas Mileage

Postby robb » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:12 pm

You are right for heavy stop and go in town and 45 is good for highway.

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Re: Gas Mileage

Postby hap2 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:14 pm

What do u get in town (& highway)? And wud new timing belts help with the mileage?

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Re: Gas Mileage

Postby robb » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:50 pm

Would not say mileage increase with new belts. Have never rode in city enough to matter, but my bike has averaged mid 40 even doing 2 up riding. Belts only add to piece of mind.

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Re: Gas Mileage

Postby hap2 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:24 pm

Gotcha...I was nicely surprised at 45 mpg at about 60 mph.

Another unrelated question..quite often (esp with the recent above average temps), when it's hot, the bike has been making minor (up to 1 & 1/2 ") indentations in the asphalt where I park at home. A little scary esp with angle parking. Is there a mat or something I can get to prevent that from happening. The neighbor has a harly & has a heavy slotted rubber mat that covers the front 1/2 of his bike he rides on to park it. He's got it secured down with a huge (1' X 2') brick.

Someone suggested a 6" X 8" piece of sheet metal, but I dunno what's best, so just inquiring.

Thanx

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Re: Gas Mileage

Postby dingdong » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:24 am

45 is great mileage for any 1500. I usually get around 37mpg at 70 mph.

Go to the hardware store and get a 4 square flat electrical box cover.

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Re: Gas Mileage

Postby hap2 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:38 am

Sorry for the naiivvity, but I assume u mean 4 square inch flat electrical box cover, right?

How will that b better than the Cyclefoot (http://store.valueaccessories.net/cycle ... pport.aspx) I have now?

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Re: Gas Mileage

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:46 am

If you're still getting an indentation with that plastic cycle foot device, then an electrical box cover will likely fix your problem - it's steel, and won't flex like a plastic one. Plus it's only 50 cents. :)

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Re: Gas Mileage

Postby hap2 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:52 am

Roger that. Thank u very much. And I can always tie a string on it & guide it into place while sitting on the bike. Kinda scary to go out to the bike in the morning & notice the kickstand has made sink indents all over where I park. (I wonder how I can fill those holes) Anyway, to the electrical store I go today to get an electrical box cover.

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Re: Gas Mileage

Postby robb » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:44 pm

I use a 6" square piece aluminum diamond plate with a string attached so it is never left behind.

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Re: Gas Mileage

Postby dtrider » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:48 pm

I can recommend this sidestand pad:
http://wingstuff.com/products/27812-bla ... m_search=1

It attaches to the sidestand so you don't have to worry about throwing it down and picking it up. It does hit the bottom of my driver platforms and it does drag on occasion when I hit the corners hard, but that doesn't really cause any problems. It's really nice to have it there whenever I put the sidestand down and not have to worry about it sinking into the asphalt.


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