Head winds?My bike came back from the recall the other week. I am driving it for the first time on the highway at 70mph. The bike would get 47mpg at this speed in 6th.
Now I am getting 37mpg. The only drag on the bike are hippohands. Any ideas what is going on?
yep, fuel air ratio, denser air requires more fuel, one of reasons I always say cold air = free horsepowercold temperatures affect mileage.
I think also the lack of an intake pre-heater means that the fuel doesn't vapourize as well and as a result the injection has to run richer than it would I warmer weather.yep, fuel air ratio, denser air requires more fuel, one of reasons I always say cold air = free horsepower
but I guess not free if you consider the additional fuel consumption
there are other reasons that fuel economy drops in cold weather as well, but that is the big one