I thought "gear" meant riding gear until I read your post.
I rode between 7-8.5k rpm for my first 200 miles and I got 65 mpg during that run. I think its more of a gear-rpm issue than rpm alone.if i want good fuel economy i say below about 6 grand. mind you having said that, i can flog the arse off my bike since i have had the power commander 5 fitted and still not go over about 4.5 litres of fuel to the 100 kays travelled
If you look on the digital clock.a little nuclear sign shows up when you riding in the correct gear and at the correct revs to be riding economically.so long as that symbol is there then you riding to save.the bike is already pretty cheap though even at normal speeds.
I recently installed the k&n and it makes a difference. Very responsive. I usually am in 5th gear on the fwy (high rpm for people to hear me). As far as mpg, I'm waiting to see when I fill up next to calculate my mpg. Is your mpg freeway only?I'm seeing between 53 and 59 mpg...this is how my gauge goes...
17miles....1 bar gone
50 miles...2 bars gone
77 miles...3 bars gone
120 miles...4 bars gone
160 miles....5 bars gone
210 miles...fill up with 3.70 gallons
Never fails everytime...
When I ride through town I ride at 3rd gear...
On the highway I'm always in sixth but i dont go anywhere below 65-70mph...but do I need to be n sixth gear?
Someone told me about the k&n filter but how will that thing help me out? Will it help my mpgs?
Do you have any other mods in addition to the k&n?
Go check out the website, find the 300 and it will let you download the installation instructions.
Seems simple enough. So just feed, plug and play? No remapping or anything?Go check out the website, find the 300 and it will let you download the installation instructions.
Basically you're going to remove your fairings and install a bunch of wires. The wires all have plugs on the ends so don't worry about being an electrician, the instructions are all color coded so you really can't screw it up.
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