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Old 06-08-2013, 06:00 PM
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just figured my gas milage

since i finished my bike i have not figured out what kind of gas milage i was getting. so i went for a good ride today and figured that i might as well fill up before and then again on the way back so that i could try to figure what kind of gas milage i was getting. i have a straight exhaust and pod filters, and fj1100 carbs, so i was expecting kind of lower numbers than most on here were saying they were getting. i rode 86 miles (all highway miles)after filling up then filled it up and it took 2 gallons to fill it up, so if my math is right that means that i am getting roughly 43 miles to the gallon. i couldnt belive it.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:24 PM
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Hey John,

Yep, modern carbs make a big difference! I think Catatonic bug reported similar results when he put on the other carbs....think it was suzuki.

Glad to hear you had a good ride, we're going to have to get all of use tidewater xsives together for a mini rally!.

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:41 PM
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we do

im ready to ride just about anytime just let me know.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:19 PM
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That sounds cool. ok guys now the push is on I need to get mine up and going.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:37 AM
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That sounds cool. ok guys now the push is on I need to get mine up and going.
+1 on that, Charles, just chime in and let us know if you need any help/parts or anything. We'd all love to see another XS11 on the road here.

Awesome mileage John!
At XSEast, I got about 38-40.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:41 AM
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The bike looks good nightingale.
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:41 PM
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+1 on that, Charles, just chime in and let us know if you need any help/parts or anything. We'd all love to see another XS11 on the road here.

Awesome mileage John!
At XSEast, I got about 38-40.
Hi George,
That is excellent mileage as I saw you thrashing the poor thing through the hills of West Virginia
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since i finished my bike i have not figured out what kind of gas milage i was getting. so i went for a good ride today and figured that i might as well fill up before and then again on the way back so that i could try to figure what kind of gas milage i was getting. i have a straight exhaust and pod filters, and fj1100 carbs, so i was expecting kind of lower numbers than most on here were saying they were getting. i rode 86 miles (all highway miles)after filling up then filled it up and it took 2 gallons to fill it up, so if my math is correct that means that i am getting roughly 43 miles to the gallon. i couldnt belive it.
Hi Nightengale !
just put the stock air box on and the K&N filter, thrashed it a bit, but before hand city and back roads then hit the freeway to finish off the run, 25 mpg.. Still plugs light pink. I've now set the pilots back to 2 turns out.

UD };~)
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