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Old 06-07-2011, 02:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Most will hit 40-45 on flat ground .I can get 60 down hill .the speed will drop to 30 up hill. I tip the scale at 185 lb

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Old 06-07-2011, 11:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks, RacerX. I can imagine using a scooter for a lot of my short range driving. I could drive 90% of my daily miles with a 45mph scooter. Maybe someday. I'd really rather have an electric motorcycle, though.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:13 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I did the first test of gas mileage on my 2003 Aprilia Scarabeo 50,. It is a 50cc two stroke and it is the last carb version before the Dietech fuel injection came out.

Last week I got 90 miles on 1.2 gallons of gas. I use regular and some times dump in old race gas ( just for the smell) .
I have ridden normal for this tank to get a base line of just under 90 mpg. But now I am going to try to get 100mpg out of it.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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After a week of putting around . Trying to keep the throttle steady and not just pin it all the time. My gas mileage went from 90+/- to a shocking 70 mpg. After thinking about the carb setup. I think the needle is out of the main jet a full throttle. When I close the throttle some. The carb slide will close and cut the amount of air going into the engine, But I bet needle is still just above the jet. SO I am going slow and burning the same amount of fuel. I will see how it goes this week.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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full throttle sounds like a lot more fun to the gallon.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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back to riding it like I stole it and it went back to 80-85 mpg. I guess that is about as good as it will get. I might try to see it the tail box is helping or hurting.

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