only getting 45mpg on 2001 svs?
js at strappe.com
Fri Jul 18 14:17:33 PDT 2008
Dave C wrote:
> 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?
Geez. That's as bad as the bikes that have had a snorkelectomy. Even with
saddlebags at 85 mph on the freeway I get 40. My SV-S has shimmed needles (one
shim), stock mains and pilots, 3 turns on the idle screw. With a Yosh pipe. (I
don't think a pipe makes much difference in mileage.)
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