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Old 05-26-2009, 11:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
Coyote X
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Location: Southen West Virginia
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Metro XFi - '93 Geo Metro XFi Convertible
90 day: 62.17 mpg (US)

DR650SE - '07 Suzuki DR650SE
90 day: 55.26 mpg (US)
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I am mounting my pack differently on the bike to try and get better aerodynamics. So instead of a large flat pack behind me it is going to be narrow and taller so it helps direct air off my back better. My saddle bags will be packed so they are only as wide as my legs and don't stick out past me.

I am still not sure of the windshield though. I never was able to actually get better mileage with it. So I will mess with it a bit the next few days and see if I can get the air smooth around it and if not then I will just forget it.

I went from the stock 15 tooth front 42 rear sprockets to 16/41. I will be changing back to street type tires in the next day or two so I should have much better highway rpms and hopefully get my mileage up some. There is no offroading on this trip so street tires and tall gearing will do fine.

With all that I still don't know if I can manage 60mpg tanks but I guess I will find out next week

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