Poncho, you're saying your bike gets 50mpg? Mine is more like 30.
I have been called many things. never a rare duck b4. is that like when its not cooked well?Poncho I think you have a rare duck. Keep it that way for sure.
Poncho. I didnt call you a rare duck. The bike is a rare duck, like a gem, something not ordinary.
FF, yeppers. I picked it up april 19 and rode to Indy anna. I-70 70mph some small variations. first tank 250 miles 5 gal. I rode to Nashville 250 miles, 5 gal. I rode to Tupelo Ms. 250 miles, 5gal. I rode to Natchez Ms. 250 miles, 5 gal. I rode to Jasper, Tx. 250 miles, 5 gal. I rode to Bryan Tx. 250 miles, 5 gal. I rode to Austin, Tx. 250 miles, 5 gal. I did some riding around here 250 miles, 5 gal. seems pretty consistent to me. 50mpg. The bike is new nakid and most of my riding is 50-70mph. I ride easy steady and am not a hot dog just because I have all this power on tap.
I do have, had had many bikes. I find its my riding style that gets the most out of my machines and loooooong tire life. Others write they go thru fuel and tires at a fast clip. I suspect that is how they ride their bikes. not me.
Perhaps when this new batwing is installed next week it might inflict more drag and require more hp/fuel to push it. At speeds maybe. at 50mph I doubt it. My big Chief gets 50mpg. it has all the dash computer Avg and Instantaneous... plus I always top off my tanks exactly the same and calc the pump numbers against mileage.. all I can say is I get good service on my machines. Maintenance, Care and no abuse. poncho
RW, not knowing any better and not having had read the manual yet, this was my ride home ~7days 2k smiles. I topped off with 91-93 octane premium. I know its really not premium but retarded fuel, but some machines, air cooled Vtwins seem to need it.? so, it is what it is. This past week I topped off with standard 80something, 81, 83? I didn't really pay attention. the manual said to use regular, so I did. At present I have 197 miles and it was 3 bars showing when I pulled in yesterday. 2 are showing now, unstarted. I suspect it will go another 25-50 miles till just 1 bar. and I only saw it flicker one time, that was after I got back home. I have never seen any fuel lite come on. Is there a low fuel light? ponchoWhat's the octane you're using? If it's 86 it'll explain it. These bikes need at least 87. Sounds petty but kind of a deal. Mine with the oem tall windshield and pipes is around 190miles till the light pops on. I think it's like 40mpg.. 87 octaine. With that 86 stuff? 36mpg.
300 miles? Are you pushing your bike? I get 190.
Has anyone fit an auxiliary fuel tank/cell to the Valkyrie? I know many sport touring people do it for their rides, but have not seen any done for the Valk.
this is not answer to your question, but why? 6 gallons seems plenty huge miles (300) and why exposed carry potential dangerous flammable self incinery fluid ? crikey! you'd think you was crossing the outback!