only getting 45mpg on 2001 svs?

David and Sumudini Guyer guyer.hq at
Fri Jul 18 13:57:16 PDT 2008

I get 45 - 50 during the year depending on the oxygenation.  Almost all my
riding is commuting on surface streets, very little freeway.

2002 SVS w/ 46 tooth rear and bone stock motor except the K&N air filter.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jo Rhett [mailto:jorhett at] 
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 11:41 AM
To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
Subject: only getting 45mpg on 2001 svs?

I figured my gas mileage was a bit low, but after measuring for a  
month or so it's pretty dead average 45mpg.  I swear I used to get  
52mpg on my 2002 before I turned it into a racebike.

This could all be in the throttle hand, obviously.  But 7mpg seems a  
bit much for just that.

Besides cleaning the air filter, anything else I should check?

Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
#553 WERA / AFM

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