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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-19-2016, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Stage V mileage: The first ten tanks

I had the stage V tire shredder kit installed over the winter and have been tracking my mileage since riding season truly began. Below are the results from my first ten tanks.

Mileage:
150.1 miles / 4.820 gallons = 31.14 mpg
140.1 miles / 4.908 gallons = 28.54 mpg (city riding)
130.9 miles / 4.614 gallons = 28.17 mpg (city riding)
191.8 miles / 5.362 gallons = 35.77 mpg
130.2 miles / 3.856 gallons = 33.76 mpg
152.5 miles / 3.775 gallons = 40.39 mpg
132.5 miles / 3.878 gallons = 34.16 mpg
143.7 miles / 4.200 gallons = 34.21 mpg
119.1 miles / 3.433 gallons = 34.69 mpg
71.8 miles / 1.810 gallons = 39.67 mpg

Ten tank average - 34.05 mpg

Aside from the two tanks that were city only riding, my mpg didn't take a huge hit. I'm also a bit of a throttle junkie, so that doesn't help.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-03-2016, 08:06 PM
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Your milage sucks big time. As you can see, your capable of getting good milage getting 39-40 mpg when riding without twisting your throttle all the time.

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yeah, but where's the fun in that? I mean, a stage v tire shredder kit is not really meant for the sunday rider
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yeah, but where's the fun in that? I mean, a stage v tire shredder kit is not really meant for the sunday rider
I see your point in the statement that you've made here, but I will have to disagree. Around here that's all that most of these dumbasses do on Sunday is shred the tire from one light to the next.


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I have a 124" and I'm pushing 40mpg average. Your mileage is off.

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I have a 124 and the only time I get close to 40 is in a large group when on the freeway. Normal for me is around 33 mpg.
When I did the motor I didn't spend that much money for the gas mileage and never understand when people do motor work and then ride for mpg.
Certainly "to each their own" but just my opinion. To be fair though I don't ride my bike as a daily commuter. I also don't look for the shortest path usually but the funnest (which does not get the best mpg)
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I have a 124 and the only time I get close to 40 is in a large group when on the freeway. Normal for me is around 33 mpg.
When I did the motor I didn't spend that much money for the gas mileage and never understand when people do motor work and then ride for mpg.
Certainly "to each their own" but just my opinion. To be fair though I don't ride my bike as a daily commuter. I also don't look for the shortest path usually but the funnest (which does not get the best mpg)
I agree 100%, why would you spend that much money on a motor and not enjoy it!
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I enjoy it plenty. Even with very spirited riding the worst that Ive seen is 36mpg. Mind you, this is a very conservative build and I'm still running stock ported heads. 125hp/138tq.

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I find posts like this comical, engine builds that are being fuel logged for mpgs. Really? Makes as much sense as buying a Toyota Prius and seeing how much horsepower you can get out of it by purchasing a slew of performance parts for it. You clearly built your motor because the factory one didn't provide enough of a thrill or meet your expectations of performance. However, tracking fuel on a built motor seems to take away your "man card" even if the attempt was to see how big of a hit you took from when it was stock. On another note, mid 30's is still way above what a muscle car would average......
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Around here that's all that most of these dumbasses do on Sunday is shred the tire from one light to the next.
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