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2004 Yamaha VStar 1100 Silverado with 25,000 miles gets terrible gas mileage but   Technical-Bikes

Started Jun-18 by BuddyDudeGuy; 415 views.
Donn (99Orton)

From: Donn (99Orton)

Jun-18

I would do the basics, tune up, valve adjustment etc. Also more info would be helpful, stock or modified intake, carb setup if intake has been modified etc. Avoid using the throttle when starting and keep the RPM's up! These are a high revving motor and love it. Mileage is going to depend on conditions and your right wrist. I would go to reserve normally at around 130 miles and look for gas. And no more than 87 octane.  Here is a link to the wKB , our 1100 "Bible".   V-Star 1100 Wiki Knowledge Base (google.com)

BuddyDudeGuy

From: BuddyDudeGuy

Jun-18

Problem solved and I'm feeling stupid and embarrassed. 

Here in Canada, I assume that odometers are measuring kilometres.  Bad assumption on my part.   The odo is measuring miles, so I'm getting about 40 miles to a U.S. gallon. 

I apologize for wasting your time.

Dan (Kamikazedan)

From: Dan (Kamikazedan)

Jun-18

Dude, thanks for the update. I was noodling away on what could cause a drastic cut in gas mileage without making the bike almost unrideable. Glad it's an easy "fix"

BuddyDudeGuy

From: BuddyDudeGuy

Jun-18

"Glad it's an easy "fix" "

LOL.  Inexpensive, too.  All it cost me is some humiliation.  sunglasses

Donn (99Orton)

From: Donn (99Orton)

Jun-19

I would read thru the link I provided, especially the new owners section and still do the basics not knowing any history. Glad you figured it out and keep the rev's up!

BuddyDudeGuy

From: BuddyDudeGuy

Jun-19

That WIKI knowledge base looks like a valuable resource.

Cheers!

Donn (99Orton)

From: Donn (99Orton)

Jun-20

We have been compiling it since the 1100 came out. No doubt the go to for info.

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