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Old 06-05-2017, 02:36 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daox View Post
I think its mostly from sitting. I drain the carbs in fall, but the first tank of the season is never that great on fuel economy. It raises after that.
Depending on when you filled-up, you may be running winter-blend gas - which is going to lower mileage.

I still think your mileage should be better though. My SV650n will run 50+ MPG (on 87 octane ethanol-free) all day long - in-town or on the hwy without any consideration to mileage.

Cenex stations in this area of WI have ethanol-free 87, and I run it in all the bikes and small engines.
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