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gas mpg

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Post by kk1340 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:44 pm

i was wondering what kind of miles i should be getting out of my 63 duo glide. it is all bone stock. kk1340



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Re: gas mpg

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Post by Cotten » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:14 pm

KK!

If it is dressed out, anything over ~35 mpg would be something to be proud of with modern fuels.

I recieve reports of much better, but the variables are endless, the record-keeping poor, and the egos enormous.

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Re: gas mpg

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Post by john HD » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:49 am

if you go 100 miles without hitting reserve you are doing good!

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Re: gas mpg

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Post by awander » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:08 am

My '52 with Linkert carb, and 80" flywheels gets about 26MPG or so-I hit reserve at around 70 miles. How does that compare to teh average?

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Re: gas mpg

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:52 am

On my Knuckle about 30, on my UL w/hack about 25, and a whopping 38 on my WL. I am at 7000 feet above sea level.
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Re: gas mpg

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Post by duoglide58 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:40 am

My 58 used to get 25 mpg when I first bought it. After an engine rebuild, new distributor and some new bushings on the throttle shafts of the Linkert, I average about 33 mpg on my commute.
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Re: gas mpg

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Post by mbskeam » Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:40 pm

I average about 130 miles before I pull the reserve
88" with a S&S E carb.
If I'm mellow on the throttle I can go about 150 miles till its sukin fumes
3.9 gallons =38mpg

now how far can ya go on reserve is the question....LOL

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Re: gas mpg

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Post by RussW » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:25 pm

84" motor in my '61 Duo, CV carb. Average mid-30's in traffic around town, last night's fill-up was 38 mpg.

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Re: gas mpg

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Post by Underdoggie » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:29 pm

my Stock 65FL, does about 35mpg.

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Re: gas mpg

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Post by fourthgear » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:24 am

CV40 carb , Mallory elect. ign. Crane 296 ,solid lifters,I get in the forties on a reg basis, and my ego is large, but my record keeping is true !(so is the GPS)

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Re: gas mpg

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:08 am

to be perfectly honest, I never really checked it. I have always used JohnHD's 100 mile rule. If I get 100 miles on the 3 1/2 gallon tank, I need gas.

I also have a gps bracket mounted on the handlebars, I'm going to track it for the next tank or two and see what it does.

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Re: gas mpg

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Post by 51elpanchop » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:25 am

84 cubes, S&S E carb, with 850 miles on the rebuilt motor I'm getting about 38 mpg myself.

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Re: gas mpg

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Post by Cotten » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:24 pm

fourthgear wrote:CV40 carb , Mallory elect. ign. Crane 296 ,solid lifters,I get in the forties on a reg basis, and my ego is large, but my record keeping is true !(so is the GPS)
Fourthgear and All!

How much payload?
Windshield? Saddlebags? Full King of the Highway accessories package? or stripped to the bone?

Flatlands or hills?
City or highway?
Straight petrol, or ethanol blends?

Ride casual, or like a warrior?

And how much does the pilot weigh? (doh!)
As well as the most important payload: the passenger?

Without taking all these things into consideration, comparisons are futile.

From the descriptions so far, only Mr. U's '65 seems to have the least extraneous variables to KK1340's '63, although it would certainly be much heavier.

I hope it is obvious to all, however, that if a Factory-correct Pan ElectraGlide (properly over-dressed no doubt!) gets 35 mpg on today's P4gas, it shouldn't take a bastard carb for a chop to get 50.

(Unless its got one of those energy-sucking huge tires on the rear, or a loose nut on the handlebars, of course.)

...Cotten
PS: Ms. Ann (hope I got that right) Scherbyn won a "Scotsman's Derby" run in 1940 by registering 103.2 mpg with a 'primitive' Schebler carb.
Today, we have tattoo contests.

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Re: gas mpg

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Post by 51elpanchop » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:23 pm

Cotten wrote:
fourthgear wrote:CV40 carb , Mallory elect. ign. Crane 296 ,solid lifters,I get in the forties on a reg basis, and my ego is large, but my record keeping is true !(so is the GPS)
Fourthgear and All!

How much payload?
Windshield? Saddlebags? Full King of the Highway accessories package? or stripped to the bone?

Flatlands or hills?
City or highway?
Straight petrol, or ethanol blends?

Ride casual, or like a warrior?

And how much does the pilot weigh? (doh!)
As well as the most important payload: the passenger?

Without taking all these things into consideration, comparisons are futile.

From the descriptions so far, only Mr. U's '65 seems to have the least extraneous variables to KK1340's '63, although it would certainly be much heavier.

I hope it is obvious to all, however, that if a Factory-correct Pan ElectraGlide (properly over-dressed no doubt!) gets 35 mpg on today's P4gas, it shouldn't take a bastard carb for a chop to get 50.

(Unless its got one of those energy-sucking huge tires on the rear, or a loose nut on the handlebars, of course.)

...Cotten
PS: Ms. Ann (hope I got that right) Scherbyn won a "Scotsman's Derby" run in 1940 by registering 103.2 mpg with a 'primitive' Schebler carb.
Today, we have tattoo contests.
Wel, Lets see.....Pic of how she is when I'm riding her is recently posted in the gallery but for some of the questioned variables, 84 cube 51 El w/S&S e carb as previously stated, B grind Sifton cam w/ solids, Nemco single fire w dual plugged STD heads,Tranny is Andrews close ratio gears if thats a variable,On a 58 frame w/ only a tool pouch, 190lb Rider, Mostly Country Riding w/Flatlands and High test prefer Sunoco 93 Octane. Ride casual meaning I don't beat it, never did, never will. I try like hell to keep my ego in check but well sometimes its a little hard lol. I'm being generous when I say 38mpg, probably more like 40 mpg but as previously stated, just 850 miles on the rebuild so far. Pretty ideal conditions I quess.

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Re: gas mpg

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Post by NightShift » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:29 pm

I got a speedo that says I get sixty miles per gallon while cruising at ninety-five in town.

Honest.

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