Sport touring vs dual sport tire fuel economy
I have been searching the forum trying to see if this has already been covered, but I can't find anything. Lots of threads on fuel economy but nothing specific to tires.
So here I am. I am curious if you have changed from a dual sport tire to a sport touring tire, has it affected your fuel economy? Also, what tire pressures have you run and what affect, if any, has it had on fuel economy?
I am asking because I have been averaging 33-34mpg with my K2, with Shinko 705 tires, no power commander and 16/43 gearing. I know the 16/43 has a negative affect on fuel economy and will be swapping the 17t front back in soon. I also have a 1620 Pelican case on the back, which may have a negative effect. My riding style is what I would describe as spirited, shifting around 5k rpm, but I maintain about 70-75mph on the highway in 70/30 highway/city driving. Bike runs fine but I will be swapping in a k&n and iridium plugs soon as well.