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Old 06-16-2021, 04:17 PM   #431 (permalink)
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Just bought a new Honda ctx 700 6 speed and my first 2 tanks were 70.1 and 73 mpg US. Any tips? would love to avg 80 mpg us . Thinking of adding cruise control and a windshield

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Old 06-16-2021, 05:18 PM   #432 (permalink)
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Windshield will reduce your MPG. Going slower is the easiest way to improve MPG. You might mess with gearing to give lower RPM at cruise.
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Yes when it needs a chain I have thought about using the DCT sprocket and chain set instead of the manual 39 tooth rear sprocket instead of 43
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I went to a motorcycle dealer just recently to test ride a KTM Duke 200, ideally one of the new five speed groms as well. Inventory was very short, I've never seen it so empty. Grom shipments didnt show up, so i just rode the duke. Wasn’t as fun as I was expecting, i still need to try a new grom. They quoted me $5300 for that duke 200 ($4000 MSRP), which had been sitting on the lot for about a year.

Just gonna have to wait this out, maybe get a used one at some point, i’m not paying that much over MSRP. They also quoted me for a grom ABS, of which they had none in stock, $5000. Ive read about people already riding around on their new groms for $3800 out the door.
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Steady 70 MPH it got 54 MPG. On a 2500 mile road trip, from Butte MT down to Laramie WY I did a lot of 95 to 115+ MPH blasts and got 28 MPG.

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Windshield will reduce your MPG. Going slower is the easiest way to improve MPG. You might mess with gearing to give lower RPM at cruise.
well, it depends. the main thing is, to seal the WS against the bike body. a small gap can ruin the benefit, or even turn it over. made once a sealing from an old door gasket and it made a huge difference. (pic is before)

then u can adapt the Shield to ur riding position. feel the air with ur hand, make sure the turbulent air stream is touching ur head and shoulder a tiny bit. u will end up with a shield, somewhat under ur line of sight. good for trafic and MPG...

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