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post #1 of 6 Old 04-13-2008, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs down Gas Mileage And Wind Deflection

Can anyone tell me if you get better mileage and better wind deflection with the stock screen. I put mine back on and it seemed to handle better in the wind. I had the tall shield on and the wind bounced me around
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I just switched from the Givi to the stock wind screen last week. Don't know what the effects are on gas mileage yet. I use the smaller screen during the summer. I have a Madstad so I can make adjustments no matter which screen is on.

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Nope...I have always averaged in the 40's no matter what shield I used.

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my speed ometer must be malfunctioning. It has 90 miles on it and is still a full 5 bars
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My gas guage

does the same. 85 miles and still on the top bar !!!!!!
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260 miles and the gas icon just started to blink. Large Suzuki shield on a Madstad.
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