nonsv content: gold wing poor gas mileage

Randy Grein randygrein at
Fri Jun 11 21:05:17 PDT 2010

It's the 1500, just about the last of the carburetor models. Started  
with a full tank and ran it down, haven't had a chance to fill it back  
up yet, so I'm using the fuel gauge. However the first half tank went  
just as fast and there's no way it could be off that badly.

Randy Grein, WMRRA #141

On Jun 11, 2010, at 8:57 PM, Andy wrote:

> On 06/11/2010 08:51 PM, Randy Grein wrote:
>> But gas mileage is crap, 3/4 of a 6.5 gallon tank in 110 miles and  
>> I wasn't going that fast. Other than the cruise control light being  
>> on I can't think of anything that would cut gas milage in half  
>> without running like shit. Ideas?
> I assume a flat 4 in the 1200->1400 range. Is it carbs or FI ? How  
> are you measuring consumption, just from the fuel gauge, or did you  
> start with a full tank, ride, and then fill it back up to figure out  
> how much you had used ? Also was it cruising, or about town ?
> Andy

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