gas milage


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gnarlyroad
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gas milage

Post by gnarlyroad » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:32 pm



Last weekend after finishing up some work ( electrical) I took my 77gw for a spin and got roughly 42 mpg. Took it out today ( nice and sunny) and only got 36 mpg. Everything seemed to be running smoothly and I averaged 3000 rpm, also noticed that my fuel filter seemed to be only half full, the rest was air. Are they related or do I have more problems ( gas milage wise) I don;t know about. The air in the fuel filter should only be an air leak I have to find. Any ideas on loss of mpg?


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Re: gas milage

Post by FlyBoy2121 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:40 pm

I gnarlyroad !!!!!

I do not see any problem, your GoldWing is not fuel injection, it has one or two carburetors.

there'll be other people who know your bike better than me.

For me no problem !!!!!!! :roll:

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Re: gas milage

Post by thrasherg » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:45 am

I would suggest that you are getting more comfortable with the wing and just using the throttle a bit more than you did on your first ride. 42MPG is very good, 33-36 is far more normal, so I suspect your bike is running just fine and you are just getting a bit more use to it and using the throttle a bit more (which unfortunately always lowers MPG!) than you did.

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Re: gas milage

Post by Old Fogey » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:45 am

thrasherg wrote:I would suggest that you are getting more comfortable with the wing and just using the throttle a bit more than you did on your first ride. 42MPG is very good, 33-36 is far more normal, so I suspect your bike is running just fine and you are just getting a bit more use to it and using the throttle a bit more (which unfortunately always lowers MPG!) than you did.

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