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post #1 of 9 Old 04-03-2012, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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what the hell happened? gas mileage

so my last tank gave me 198 kilometers (123 miles). I filled on the last flash bar with 17.8 liters (4.7 gallons)

what the hell is going on? mixed riding city/highway. Tires are properly inflated.

just a fluke, or something else?

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-03-2012, 07:48 PM
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Something definately wrong. Don't think I could get that bad redlining in 1st gear for an entire tank ... oh wait, you have a 1k.
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Someone siphoning your gas maybe? Gas prices are going up.
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Something really sounds wrong here. Wish I could be of more help.

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That's severe. Check for leaks.

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It has to be your math... fill it up again (noting the amount that actually goes into the tank), then run it to near empty... and see what you get..

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i just filled up with no ethanol gas. will head out for friday on a long ride and check.

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Cold weather kicks the crap out of my mileage,might be part of the problem

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I put some Seafoam in my tank the other week and noticed my mileage improved. Maybe try that.

You don't have a sticking brake, or maybe riding into the wind a lot lately?
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