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    Why such bad fuel consumption? Have you changed your air filter recently?
    I get about 250miles to a tank (hwy miles).... And I'm a big boy (over 250 pounds).....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyNC700S View Post
    Why such bad fuel consumption? Have you changed your air filter recently?
    I get about 250miles to a tank (hwy miles).... And I'm a big boy (over 250 pounds).....
    Running it hard maybe? Idk. 53 mpg isn't terrible, but not what I've seen some of you getting. I have not checked air filter since I bought it a few weeks ago. But only has 8700 miles on it now, wouldn't think the air filter would be that dirty yet.

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    Beautiful weather to start the day....



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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyNC700S View Post
    Why such bad fuel consumption? Have you changed your air filter recently?
    I get about 250miles to a tank (hwy miles).... And I'm a big boy (over 250 pounds).....
    some of us probably open the throttle more than others
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    What a cool road trip! I tried to plan a trip recently from my home in California to go see 311 at Red Rocks in Denver but couldn't arrange the time off with work. It's a goal of mine to see a concert there, someday I'll get to be able to.

    Glad to hear you got things sorted out with your bike. Well done.

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    A former riding buddy would start off trips like that. First stop five miles down the road, gas.

    Second time it happened, goodby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StratTuner View Post
    Fully loaded for camping/touring (and with an aging over-weight rider), my NC gets 180 miles on a tank.
    In my case actually 170 miles of enjoyment and then 10 miles of panic!
    Instead million dollars, give me million miles!

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    On the homestretch now. Be home in about 45 min. Ran through rain about every 20 minutes the whole way back.

    Can't wait for my Shad seat to come in. Anything will beat this stock one. My arse is numb!



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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    But only has 8700 miles on it now, wouldn't think the air filter would be that dirty yet.

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    You never know where it was ridden. Mine had 2800 miles on it when I checked the air filter. We have cottonwood trees here in Michigan and the fluffy cotton seeds were coated on the filter. That stuff is so thick sometimes itís like riding through a blizzard. A simple cleaning with the vacuum cleaned it right up and I put it right back in. Runs great.

    My other bike had a mouse nest in the airbox. The filter was all clogged up with mouse bedding and seeds. I cleaned it out, put in a new filter and like magic my MPG went up.

    JT

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    On the homestretch now. Be home in about 45 min. Ran through rain about every 20 minutes the whole way back.

    Can't wait for my Shad seat to come in. Anything will beat this stock one. My arse is numb!



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    It only hurts until it goes numb! Then youíre good to go for the long haul.

    JT

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