Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
I cleaned the stock filter at around 7500 miles (last week). It seemed to me that it had way too much oil on it. It was super-saturated. I re-oiled it (lightly!) and re-installed it before my "trip", and I saw better mileage than I'd seen in the past.
I ran 4 tanks through the V. Mileage was 50mpg, 55mpg, 56mpg, and 51mpg. The first and last tanks had more interstate miles getting to the good riding, and getting home again. . . .
I'm waiting on the sparkplugs 'til 15,000 miles or possibly this winter based on other posts here.