gas mileage

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by gunnut, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. gunnut

    gunnut Junior Member

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    Any one tell me how many miles per gal I can expect from my '96 wide glide please?I done all kind of calculations,but screw up some where between kilometers and miles.My best guess was 70 mpg,my worst 25 mpg.It must be somwheres between the two.I dont normally bother, I watch the guage and when its on 1/4 I fill up regardless.But I'm rideing to Valencia,and need to plan fuel/rest stops a little more accurately than that. Thanks guys,
     
  2. martin14

    martin14 Active Member

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    depends on lots of things.. 35-45 mpg is normal.

    not sure about price of fuel in Britain, France is prolly 1 euro 40 by now.
    Spain will be much less, 1 euro 10 or so.
     
  3. HarleyHarry

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    I would work with 1:30/35. Don't forget that on longer trips you tend to take some luggage. Lot of it depend on the route you take. Hills a killer for for gas milage.
     
  4. r44s

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    Riding alone today got 52MPG on a 2000 FXDL.
     
  5. whatyardwork

    whatyardwork Banned

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    My 96 springer gets about 38 with pipes a cam and s@s carb.Thing is 1996 offered a 4.2 gallon tank for that bike so you still had to start looking for gas at around 150 miles.
     
  6. B-1B_Guy

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    I averaged 45 on my '97 Heritage (highway miles); however, it had a Stage III motor. Great mileage until I got on the gas and then it went down drastically. Stop light to stop light......not good......Super E really sucked it up.
     
  7. 03king

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    I average 44mpg on my roadking tc88 stage 1 screamin eagle mufflers
     
  8. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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  9. jaxdwg

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    Fill it up to the very top then go ride about 100 miles. Make sure you "0" the trip meter first. Now fill it up again to the very top. How much did you just put in, say, 1.3 gals now take the mileage 100 divided by 1.3 and see what you get. I do it almost every tank and get 45/46 freeway(80mph) and 51mpg if I keep it under about 62mph. 02 wide glide with 90k----jack
     
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Should be able to get 42-45 MPG, with modest A/F mixture and typical Stage I...