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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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My milage sure varied!

Did a 475 mile day. Met some friends for coffee on Washington island at the tip of Door County WI.

1st tank of gas was very atypical. Only 38.6 mpg! I wasn't riding hard at all.
2nd tank of gas was better, 51.8 mpg. this is normal.
3rd tank was 47.3 mpg. a little lower than normal.

It was a great day to be riding. I spent at least 10 hours in the saddle. Russell DayLong saddle that is!

Most comfortable saddle you can get. This one was "free" had rewards points on the charge card. Same way I got crash guards, hardbags and Algard pebble deflector.

The highway pegs on the crash bars are fantastic.

I know the Algard is just an ADV Rider wannabe poser accesory but you have to admit it looks cool!

This bike is now as comfortable as can be. I see a BBG in it's future.

BTW this makes 5 the number of bikes in the garage with a Russell Saddle!
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Just look at that sexy bitch! What seat is that?
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Ha! really?
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It looks comfortable for sure!

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I want that seat!

I actually used a horse numna this weekend to do a trip,. helped a little...but not enough
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With a seat like that the only reason to get off would be to gas up.
Oh, and take a leak.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 03:52 PM
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The gas mileage on my '10 has gotten better with each tank. When it was brand new and under 600 miles on the odometer, I got 38MPG running regular. I switched to Super after 600 miles and got 43MPG. My last fill up yesterday with 1050 miles was 49MPG running Super. Not sure it's better because it's broken in or because I am using Super.
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This bike runs fine on regular. I tried super-did not notice any diff. mileage or preformance. jmho

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Fishing and riding,doesn't get any better!!

2009 Lime green Versys
Baldwin reg. saddle w/lime grn. thread and gel insert
Hepco & Becker crash bars
Givi side carriers w/ E21's
Fenda Extenda
Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
black lower panels
Mikesshields Gran Touring, clear
Alaskan Leather Pillion 1 buttpad (trip use only)
Sw-Motech 20mm riser

Versys gone..replace with Victory Hammer
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I have run all 3 grades in my V and I think during the summer I get the best mileage out of premium. I think i get 220 before I have the flashing bar on the fuel gauge. During winter I get less, but i think that is because the air temperature sensor tells the system to pump more gas when it is colder to keep the engine going. Plus is best for me in Winter. Winter in Alabama that is.
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Love those crash bars and highway pegs.....(slobber slobber)
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 08:22 PM
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thats a long day with the ferry ride and all
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