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How many miles you guys been getting per tank? 2003 1400 intruder and I ran dry today at 123 m9iles on the tank reserve and all.
Yes you are, higher octane can actually reduce fuel economy. Just use what the book says or the lowest octane rating that doesn't cause pinging or knock. Higher octane is needed for higher compression engines, compression can cause the fuel to preignite, higher octane has additives that retard ignition otherwise it is the same stuff.GNHebb said:I get 35/38 on my 98 LC1500. Start looking for a gas station when I hit 100 miles. What octane does eveyone use? I always used 93 but the manual says 87 is fine. I'm probably wasting money on the 93 octane.
I got mine 2004 Savage and am getting very good milage. On my first riding trip from a dealer to home, 127 miles in 2 gallons. That is little over 60 m/gallon.ion54 said:Ok, I got some real life numbers from my Savage.
Brand new 2003 Savage, one rider, mixed city and highway (under 50 mph) at outside temperatures of 40 F on relativelly flat land, done on a 100 km trip worked out at 47 mpg.
Mike,Mike Burnham said:I was getting 48 mile per gal highway on my 2002 Intruder 800vs. I found the pipes were starting to blue. I polished the pipes with blue job and adjusted the carbs to reduce fule feed. I now get 50 miles per gal or a bit better on the highway.
The Volusia has a much larger tank, 4.5 gallons vs 3.2 gallons - so it should have a better range...deoveer said:Is your bike Intruder Volusia 800 or just regular Intruder 800? I am wondering if there is any difference in mileage between these two.