saving fuel with no passenger

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saving fuel with no passenger

Post by Cjstlfan516 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:47 am

Hi, all:

I have owned the 2012 Goldwing Trike for 3 years. I mostly ride solo, but last year my sister wanted to experience riding along on one of my vacation trips. I noticed that I got better gas mileage with her behind me than when I ride solo. I was wondering if any of you experience this. Also, is there something I could put behind me in the passenger seat to save fuel before I leave for my next vacation trip (solo)? Thanks.

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Re: saving fuel with no passenger

Post by DaveO430 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:10 pm

It never made any difference, that I could measure, whether I had a passenger or not. Get a blow up doll. :D

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Re: saving fuel with no passenger

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:16 pm

I find the same. I put it down to one (or both) of the following:

- Less drag, because the wind coming over the top of the windshield can't curl down around as much with a passenger there
- Less, um, spirited use of my right hand

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