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My bike seems to be running ok ('98 ACE Tourer VT1100T) with the E85, though I would LOVE to get better gas mileage (averaging 37 MPG since June). Here's a pic:



I have thought about running 93 octane through the tank a few times, and did so one time, but the MPG remained pretty much unchanged (went from 37.3 MPG to 37.6 MPG).

My front rim is highly polished and I plan to have the rear rim done over the winter (actually, a spare rim that I bought - then have another Metzeler ME880 mounted) and have the front lowers polished to a shine and see if the "slippery" factor will bring me up a MPG or two.

Also plan to re-shine (thanks, Daunte!) the Jardine Turn-Downs and replace the Jardine Slash-cuts on there now, as the Turn-Downs have a deeper sound. If they don't polish up nicely, I want to get them re-chromed:

Before (both pipes):



After (right pipe):



I am also selling the Mustang seat with driver backrest (model 79161) and looking to replace it with the model 75011 (any takers? Ha-ha!).

Further, I am looking to add LED's to the radiator and front fender to show off the AWESOME polished front rim (LED's as of now):




Pics of the rear with Skull LED's as brake lights (in addition to the stock brake light):



So my question to you all is:

For lunch tomorrow, should I grab a McRib at McDonald's while they still have them or head to Wendy's and get the new Dave's burger?
 

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Mcrib!
I guess you dont get to far runnng those LEDs considering they run off a drop chord:p
Bike looks GREAT as usual, current plan sounds good!
Coop
 

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Wish we had McRib here.
Looks like you've got a good winter project lined up. Here, it's getting chilly here too but that's what we're all looking forward to. Ride season is just starting here.
 

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bike looks good


as for food choices--either place will kill ya slowly--ya would be better off with some cigs and booze;)

fast food is why 30 sumthin's are croaking from heart attacks and strokes
 

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Nice Mark.
Stoopid question...why black out your tag?

For the mileage, I too am getting about 40mpg. The darkside has not helped or hurt it, but it does drop rpms at super-cruise speed.
I have wondered, if putting in iridium plugs would help the mileage? I am going to make some lowers that go all the way down to just above the floorboards (for cold weather riding), and I wonder if that'll help too?
Dan
 

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:shock: Just run normal everyday regular gas fool. Trying to pick up extra mileage by polishing something. Polish this! :p

LEDs. Phfffffft. Next thing ya know you'll be sportin a gold tooth and selling crack. :shock:

And quit eating that sh*t! What is wrong with you? Wait! That's what's wrong with you...you eat that fast food sh*t. :lol:
 

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Selling the Mustang seat and sissy bar? I may be interested...

:shock: Buying something from Mark? Anything he has is stolen. On police list across the country. :-D
 

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My bike seems to be running ok ('98 ACE Tourer VT1100T) with the E85,
My flex fuel Ford Fusion will burn E85 but didn't know you could run that stuff in a motorcycle. Maybe that is why your pipe's are so blue.
 

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I have wondered, if putting in iridium plugs would help the mileage? Dan
I replaced mine and got maybe 1-2 mpg more. It does seem to run more smoothly, but that could be the placebo effect. I hear it running better because I expect to hear it running better.
 

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Harumph...

To answer the various questions raised:

1) Not really running E85, but you might as well call it that considering the crappy gas we get in Cuyahoga and surrounding counties. I run 87 octane. No "real gas" stations close enough to warrant going out of the way to fill up.

2) Dan - tag was blacked out in the photo so as not to distract from the skull LED's on the license plate.

3) @whitewalls - yes, I am selling my model #79161 seat; I want to replace it with a model #75011. I am not selling my passenger backrest. This 79161 seat will not work on the Aero 1100.

4) @coop - battery tender leads hooked up...ya bastage!

5) @jpr1968 - no, I am not running E85.

6) @binder56jd - cigs and booze are a mainstay for me. I ain't dead yet.

7) @nraluke - old pipes blued due to the carbs running lean - carbs have since been cleaned, jetted, tuned and synched.

8) I run iridium plugs. They work much better.

And, thank you all for your comments on the bike, but the whole purpose of my post was to ask:

Should I grab a McRib for lunch or Wendy's?
 

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God took Mc's rib and made a Wendy, so its of little difference. In all seriousness. The McRib is a seasonal delicacy. You must partake of it while its available.
 
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