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    Re: NEW 2012 gas milage

    Quote Originally Posted by Igofar
    Our friend is half way home
    It'll be interesting to learn the RTB MPG.
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    Re: NEW 2012 gas milage

    Well to all of you who have been losing sleep waiting to know, The rest of the story: Two legs to my trip home; leg 1 - with rain all the way, at 75 (corrected) mph - 184 mi. - 4.8 gal = 38.33; leg 2 - mostly dry/last 100 mi warm, at 75 mph - 234 mi. - 5.89 gal = 39.72. He restored my joy when I am on my bike. The magician worked his magic but yet again. Learned a ton, cause he believes in teaching you how to fish, not catching fish for you . I seriously seriously doubt I will ever let a dealership touch my bike again (unless I am stranded with no options and in 20 + yrs of riding STs that has never happened). My baby has been whispered and there is no going back! And that is my story!

    P.S. Biggest contributor to improved milage, syncing the throttle bodies

    NOTE: The Whisperer does not like my "Buick" windshield, so in the near future I promised to make a run with it all the way down and to measure the mpg impact it makes.
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    Re: NEW 2012 gas milage

    Quote Originally Posted by MeandmyST View Post
    NOTE: The Whisperer does not like my "Buick" windshield, so in the near future I promised to make a run with it all the way down and to measure the mpg impact it makes.
    I did an experiment a couple years ago trying to hold a steady 60 mph (according to the GPS) with the windshield all the way up then all the way down. The difference in mpg according to the indicator on the dash was considerable.

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    Re: NEW 2012 gas milage

    We are all very glad to hear that riding up to see Larry was a worth while trip! (not that there was ever any doubt!
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    Re: NEW 2012 gas milage

    Quote Originally Posted by MeandmyST View Post
    Well to all of you who have been losing sleep waiting to know, The rest of the story: Two legs to my trip home; leg 1 - with rain all the way, at 75 (corrected) mph - 184 mi. - 4.8 gal = 38.33; leg 2 - mostly dry/last 100 mi warm, at 75 mph - 234 mi. - 5.89 gal = 39.72. He restored my joy when I am on my bike. The magician worked his magic but yet again. Learned a ton, cause he believes in teaching you how to fish, not catching fish for you . I seriously seriously doubt I will ever let a dealership touch my bike again (unless I am stranded with no options and in 20 + yrs of riding STs that has never happened). My baby has been whispered and there is no going back! And that is my story!

    P.S. Biggest contributor to improved milage, syncing the throttle bodies

    NOTE: The Whisperer does not like my "Buick" windshield, so in the near future I promised to make a run with it all the way down and to measure the mpg impact it makes.
    What do you mean there is no going back? Please say it ain't so, I would so like to see you ride up my driveway again, once whispered, bikes always return to spawn at OCD
    And I promise not to call it a "Buick" windshield anymore.....from this day forth it will be referred to as the BIG Windshield

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    Re: NEW 2012 gas milage

    Quote Originally Posted by MNKid View Post
    I did an experiment a couple years ago trying to hold a steady 60 mph (according to the GPS) with the windshield all the way up then all the way down. The difference in mpg according to the indicator on the dash was considerable.
    Considerable? Please tell.



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    Re: NEW 2012 gas milage

    Shield up @ indicated 80 mph = 42-45 mpg.
    Shield down @ indicated 80 mph - 56-59 mpg.
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    Re: NEW 2012 gas milage

    Quote Originally Posted by Igofar
    Shield down @ indicated 80 mph - 56-59 mpg.
    There are some things I won't do for better MPG. For me it's shields up @ 70mph for whatever mpg.

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    Re: NEW 2012 gas milage

    Quote Originally Posted by ST Gui View Post
    There are some things I won't do for better MPG. For me it's shields up @ 70mph for whatever mpg.
    Same here, I never put my ST11 shield down.

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    Re: NEW 2012 gas milage

    My God, Shields, Shields

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