only getting 45mpg on 2001 svs?
dlc-mica at halibut.com
Fri Jul 18 14:12:19 PDT 2008
I don't get it. I get about 35-37mpg on my California 2000 with shimmed
needles but stock jets, filter, and can. I have a Targa universal fairing,
and also run saddlebags. I've always had poor mileage on this bike. (I bought
it new). Am I really just that ham-fisted or is this Targa fairing like driving
a piece of plywood?
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 04:15:34PM -0400, Steve Aronson wrote:
> My stock 2000 naked used to get 60mpg meandering up A1A at about 45-50 mph
> steadily. Now, with a pipe, 140s, 17.5s, 2 shims and 2.5 turns I get around
> 40-43 for average riding overall. That's with a 70 series front, which
> throws the odometer off also, probably 10% depending on brand. So it seems
> your mileage is about the same as mine. Strafing alligator alley for an
> hour at 90-120, I get about 35- 37, add a passenger and it drops 3 or 4
> more. I can still get about 50 doing the slow meandering up A1A.
> Wind resistance makes a big difference at speed...when I'm lazy and sit
> upright it takes away a few mpg. Adding a Givi screen to my naked added a
> couple mpg at speed. Mesh jacket vs solid leather adds a little. Lose some
> weight so you're narrower and that should help ;)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jo Rhett [mailto:jorhett at fastlizardracing.com]
> > Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 2:41 PM
> > 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
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