Gas Mileage

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by Jack Klarich, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    First full tank on 17 107 Freewheeler comes in @ 50 MPG, it can only get better as more miles get on
    I am putting Bel Ray Gear saver in the transmission today, it is red in color, been around a long time, no one local stocks Red Line products any more, it is 2 days out plus shipping, the Bel Ray is $12.00 per quart and in stock around the corner from my house, my friends in MN ran it in ALL their bikes as recommended by Kokesh, builders of several bikes featured in Easyriders Magazine

    Heat is way down thanks to the oil cooled heads and fan behind larger oil cooler, No more clunk in any shifting up or down, the pulling power is amazing, the stock baseline for 107 is 100hp@2,500rpm, drops to75@5,500
     
  2. joel

    joel Junior Member

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    Jack thanks for some feedback on the new ride.
    Sounds like these changes made on the 17 MY have all been positive.
    Fuel mileage sounds great. If I'm lucky I get low 40's.
     
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  3. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    It sounds like a lot of the improvements that they advertised are true!! Thanks for the information.
     
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  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Bel Ray products are top quality IMO
     
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  5. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    Jack,
    Watch your oil pressure. Seems the most reported issue with the M8 is the new oil pump. HD has replaced several already and have taken the failed pumps back to Milwaukee to find the problem. The failures I have read about occurred early. Symptom is low oil pressure, like less than 10psi at cruise rpms.
     
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  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Thanks, I will keep an eye out, I may run my master

    Too much crank run out is the culprit again,I wish they would go back to the old crank, but that requires human hands and is not cost effective, this may be isolated, we will see, plus I have warranty til 2023 with 0 co pay so I will get a rental and hotel and wait
     
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  7. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    850 miles on Mine and no oil issues.I have heard that the failures occur in the first 100 miles.I am averaging 41 mpg.Love the performance ,lifting the front tire is easy going into second gear,with a little rear tire chirp.Way quicker than My 103HO with stage 1.
     
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  8. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    Wheelies in 2nd gear? Is this the stock mill?
     
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  9. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    Totally stock and it has a fairing.
     
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  10. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    Can't wait till they start sharing that with the rest of their lineup.
     
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