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Old 06-30-2008, 08:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Kawi - '04 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic
90 day: 56.48 mpg (US)

The Monte - '99 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34
90 day: 26.52 mpg (US)

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Inclines and engine braking

I usually ride my motorcycle so I haven't noticed too much until last week. But if you don't shift into neutral either coming to a stop or going down an incline (even fairly low grade) you're engine braking. I started shifting into neutral and found that 95% of the time going down an incline I was either staying at the same speed (low grade inclines) or I was actually speeding up, while in neutral. Suggest to anyone new that you start doing this, even coming up to stops you can coast quite far in neutral.

Goal one= 30mpg on The Monte by changing the nut that connects the steering wheel to the seat.

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