Now Gas Mileage.

John Soliday johnsoliday at
Sat Jan 5 08:38:41 PST 2008

I'm getting ~ 42 mpg so far but the engine only has 2500 miles on it, so it
might still be breaking in.  I take records on all of my vehicles too so
I'll throw in my data when I have more.  Since I live in Boulder, CO, I'm
thinking about rejetting it for high altitude as it does run rich and really
rich when I go higher to 10K feet or so.  That should help the mileage and
I'm not planning on taking it on trips to sea level anytime soon.

Happy New Year GPZ List !


-----Original Message-----
From: The Masons [mailto:masonjs at] 
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 9:03 AM
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Subject: Fw: Now Gas Mileage.

> I've kept the fuel mileage on my bike during the long runs only which have

> everything from freeway to twisties.   Normal low is around 40 m/US gal 
> and normal high 49 m/US gal and an average about 46 m/US gal with one 
> exception. A return trip from Lake George NY to Cobden ON running on a 
> Scotsman's rear tyre having worked my way to the white parts.  I went home

> through the Adirondacks at speeds between 70 & 85 kmh (40 & 55 mph) , I 
> made it home on one tank of fuel an 61 m/US gal (61 X 6/5 = 71 m/imperial 
> gal)  Its amazing the new scenery I saw at these speeds, mine your its 
> really embarrassing being passed by blue haired old ladies and white 
> haired old men driving silver Buicks.
> Normal mileage running around home is about 43 m/USgal.  This is the best 
> mileage I have got from any vehicle I have ever owned.   Had a 1993 Toyota

> corolla wagon with an 1.8 liter engine that would give me 46 m/us gal but 
> only on a major highway with the cruise set at 105 kmh (~ 62 mph).
> I'm looking for a KLR as well.  That is on hold at the moment as I took a 
> flip December 28 on some ice and landed on my right hip.  By Dec 31 I 
> could hardly get out of a chair so I spent 7 hours of New Years eve in the

> ER of the Pembroke General hospital.  I rang in the New Year with a grin 
> on my faced fried on prescription drugs--a bit of dejavue from the early 
> '70s in Vancouver BC.
> Jim hoping 2008 is your best year so far 

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