DL650 v-strom MPG drop?
I've noticed a couple things on my DL650 recently. 2 or 3 weeks ago, I got help adjusting the TBS. It did seem smoother, and more reponsive. Not night and day.. but a noticeble improvement.
This is an 05 DL650 I bought used with 2900 miles on it. In the last couple months, I've put a little over 4000 miles on it. At first, I was getting around 46MPG in town, and around 52 on the highway consistently.
But now, it seems like I'm only getting about 45MPG on the highway.. a 7MPG drop. I'm not certain, but it seems like it dropped after the TBS adjustment.
Also, a friend that rides with me sometimes said he thought it smelled like it was running rich.. or, had a "fuel-like" smell. I've noticed this too very infrequently. At first I thought it was just car exhaust.. but I've been noticing it occassionally when I'm all alone at an intersection.
Is this normal? Or, likely need new plugs? Or, take another look at the TBS adjustment? Or, because I'm now got alot more used to the bike... I'm now likely riding it more aggressively that I initially was?