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My 2003 gets just 28 mpg. 100 miles and the fuel light is on.

What do you get?
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Depends on how it's ridden.
If I baby it and just cruise around I've gotten a little over 140 miles on a tank.
If I really open those big throttles, I've gotten 90 miles to a tank.
I think average mixed city/highway use nets me around 120-130 miles per tank.
And that's 3.5 gallons when I fill I've noticed. So it keeps about 1 gallon in reserve.
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That's about 6 or 7 mpg better. Is your speedo correct?
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you guys are lucky, i get 75-80 miles between the lights, with in the city only riding, pretty hard on the throttle too. As soon as i add some highway or less congested areas, i climb to 100-110, and on trips have gotten into 130-140 range.. this is one of the worst bikes in terms of fuel consumption, when it was compared to dukes and aprillias in 2004-5 they even mentioned that the dual injectors make it super smooth but you pay at the pump.. i'm cool with that.

btw it may also depend on your mods, and tune if you have one.

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btw it may also depend on your mods, and tune if you have one.
That's what I was thinking. Depending on your fuel map and engine mods/add-ons, milage should vary. Maybe by a lot. Do you have a PC? If you haven't downloaded the proper map for your bikes configuration recently, maybe that is worth doing?

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That's about 6 or 7 mpg better. Is your speedo correct?
Yeah now that you remind me, it is geared down, so my readings are off.
Disregard my readings. They are in error.
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Yeah now that you remind me, it is geared down, so my readings are off.
Disregard my readings. They are in error.
this also keeps your mileage count high.. might want to invest in a speedo healer.

fuel map, speed, rpm, load.. all those have great effect on your mileage..

for an example, if you keep your revs low (2-3K) going up a hill, you are actually stressing the engine more than keeping them in the mid of the rev range (4-6K), thus wasting more gas.

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i usually daily mine a short distance back and forth to work, about 5 miles each way. and i usually get the light around 120-130 miles

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34+ mpg on the last tank. That was all work commuting though.

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those of us who seek the thrill of speed and danger will
do anything to get those glands pumping out that juice."
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Yeah now that you remind me, it is geared down, so my readings are off.
Disregard my readings. They are in error.
As a side note, when I got the bike it had stock gearing and a 190/55 tire, the speedo was spot on with gps. I went down 1, up 1 with the 190/55 and the speedo was off 15+ %. The mpg was almost unaffected. Installed a Speedo DRD to correct the error. Smaller and cheaper than the Speedohealer.
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