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Old 07-17-2011, 11:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How many miles do you get from a tank of gas?

If you are mainly highway riding, how many miles do you go before having to use the reserve? I have a '96 VT1100, and it has been varying quite a bit, and I was wondering what the Norm is. Thanks-
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I've been rejetting and tinkering around alot lately...and been hammering it pretty good to see how it responds... but, I went from about 130ish miles/tank to 120/tank after rejetting. I usually average about 60 mph on county highway roads.

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I usually hit the reserve around 120-125 miles. 1998 VT1100C3.
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Anywhere from 130-150 before hitting reserve depending on riding conditions.
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Has anyone noticed if you get less milage while using a windscreen? I'm thinking I'm getting less milage after installing my Switchblade 2-up windshield.
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No matter the angle it functions as an air dam and will reduce mpg. The bigger the screen, the more it impacts economy.
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I have always had a windshield on my VT1100 and the tank hits reserve usually between 120-130 miles.

On our latest tour, riding two-up with full saddlebags, loaded touring bag and highway speed average of 80 mph, the regular tank emptied out at 117 miles.
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maybe something is wrong with my bike last time i switched to reserve at 110 miles stop and go traffic and a couple of backroads bike runs good though.
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Just filled up my Phantom at 140 reserve light just came on one minute prior or getting to the station.
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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130-140 miles before I need to hit reserve. I don't get different mileage with or without the windshield. Or at least not that I have noticed.
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