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Old 07-20-2011, 05:01 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kawboyCAFE View Post
dont believe that crap about the virago/vstar 250 getting 90+ mpg. its a lie. i had one, and if i drove it real easy it would get between 75-80 mpg. if i drove it hard it would get about 60-65 mpg. to get 90+ mpg on a virago/vstar 250 you would have to drive 30 mph, and weigh about 100 pounds. those just aren't real life figures. i am not saying it cant be done, just that you would have to work REALLY, REALLY hard to do it. and if you were going to do that, you might as well get a 50cc scooter. oh well, just my 2 cents.
I have a 1988 Yamaha XV250 Route66 and it's last two tanks netted 82.3 and 88.2mpg. I still have the stock 16/45 gearing but plan to change to the 38t rear..Bike is used for my work commute and I rarely exceed 45-50mph which likely contributes to the good mileage figures.
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