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50+ mpg?

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Still getting a good feel for my bike and it's fuel range, so I've been diligently checking my fuel mileage, and I'm for 3 consecutive tanks where the only riding I did was my work commute, I'm averaging right at 54 mpg. My commute is right at 30 miles, and it's all two lane back roads, so I'm probably averaging between 35-40 mph at most. Even at that though, I wasn't expecting my mileage to be quite that high. Is that normal?

On two tanks of all weekend riding where I'm more apt to open up and run more like 50-60 mph, I'm averaging right at 45 mpg. That's more in line with what I expected overall. Any thoughts? Is the higher commute mileage just do to the low mph thus low RPM ride?
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I'm getting about 55 mpg when I cruise my 750 Spirit on the back roads about 50-60. But when I spend about 20% of my time on the highway going 70-80mph, it drops to about 50 mpg.
I also have Cobra pipes with the carbs re-jetted. Sounds awesome.
My MPG are the same as yours with a large Memphis Shades windshield and stock everything else. Well with the exception of Mustang seat and aftermarket grips. When I ride to work and back at 100 miles round trip and 90% interstate at 70-80 MPH I still average around 50 MPG.
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