Fuel Mileage

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  1. Jan 3, 2020 #21

    C2protect

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    I have owned both an 85 Vmax until I had a hundred and sixty-five thousand miles on it and I have a generation to Vmax as we speak. You should be happy with just 91 miles until you hit Reserve. But once again we do not know what your type of driving is if you keep it under 5,000 or 6,000 RPM shifting it you won't hit vboost
     
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    I usually hit the light at about 70 miles...but it's fun! :)
     
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    75 only in town for me.
     
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    I love reading anything about gas mileage pertaining to Vmax owners and riders. As far as I'm concerned, the more fuel your Vmax sucks down is directly proportional to just how bad ass your Vmax is. The only thing that puts a bigger smile on my face than seeing the price to fill my '85 Vmax tank (usually about $10) is the force with which it attempts to throw me off the back when I crack open Vboost! And I'm 62 years old! Luv You Guys!
     
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    Age is a potential factor, mine not the Gen1, but over 20k miles covered, have managed over 30 mpg (US). Before suggestions of not having fun or some such, we have a sidecar attached. Occasional visits to the VBoost zone tend to raise the heart rate for both the lady wife and self, as well as smiles.
    SidecarPat nearly a young 70, whilst the big kid in her life is 74.
    Vmax and sidecar = at least double the fun !
     
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    I get about 85 miles on a stock '97 with 45k miles. Lots of hills, plenty of hard pulls, always fun :)
     
  7. Jan 21, 2020 #27

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    Riding on the highway at the same speed for an hour- light comes on at 87.
    Riding thru hills and twisties with a lot of 3/4 throttle and speeds over 110- light comes on at 83.
    Bottom line, didn’t buy it for fuel mileage and my different riding styles make almost no difference in the mpg so... go baby go.
    I just can’t seem to figure out how to keep rubber on the rear tire ;)
     
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    That's interesting dan2theVmax, it appears that the Gen2 mileage is a lot more consistent. I haven't ever consistently checked mileage on my '85 but if I go for a cruise with other riders my mileage goes way up compared to short trips around town where I don't hesitate to enjoy as much Vboost as possible, but like you said, hopefully nobody buys a Vmax for fuel economy. Hmmm, just had a thought. Even at it's worst my Vmax still gets way better mileage than almost every car I've ever owned (of course I've never owned a Prius).
     
  9. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:54 PM #29

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    Just waiting to start up for season just now but the "Corona" is on my back.... stay at home.. dont do nothing.... better in US with Trumph ?
     
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    Been riding every weekend. Got into the mountains last weekend, round the Twisties.......300 plus miles.
     
  11. Mar 25, 2020 at 7:21 PM #31

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    I'm think about adding the lawnmower gas tank to the back rack (inside of a tail bag of course). Should give almost an extra gallon of fuel.
     
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    120 miles till light comes on. 40 mpg. I drive like a grandpa is suppose to but do use the boost on occasion. 2005 Anniversary edition, #0809 of 2000.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2020 at 10:52 AM #33

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    Something that most people don't think about when the fuel tank gets lower and lower your fuel mileage goes down do to fuel sloosh in the tank. As the fuel slooshes on to the dry side walls of the fuel tank or fuel cell it causes evaporation which vents out the tank vent. So I find if I'm really after fuel mileage the more stable I keep my fuel in the RPM sweet spot for fuel mileage the better the fuel mileage on anything i own. Also speed does not dictate fuel mileage. It can be a good reference point but a good fuel Miser knows that vacuum dictates fuel mileage and a good fuel Miser can listen to RPM and load on the engine to stay as smooth as possible with your fuel mileage.
     
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  14. Mar 26, 2020 at 3:09 PM #34

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    My Gen 2 has 78,000+ and I get 28-31mpg. We all know we didn't chose a V for economy. However if you just cruise and calm yourself. You have nothing to prove when on a Vmax. Enjoy!
     
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  15. Mar 26, 2020 at 3:32 PM #35

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    I don't mind mapping gas stops every 80 miles because I get bored seeing beekeeper AKA Tom and Leecifer AKA Lee in my rearview mirror any longer than that. Lol
     
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