Anyone Know how I can get better gas mileage? (troubleshooting)

My 2005 tomos streetmate keeps running out of gas everyday after short rides. I have not seen any obvious leaks so what could it be? why do I use so much gas when I should be getting around 80-100 mpg?

Re: Anyone Know how I can get better gas mileage? (troubleshooting)

If you want a bike that gets good gas mileage keep it stock or lay of the throttle buddy.

My kitted puch gets shit for gas mileage, half of it probably goes out the tail pipe!

I like you you posted in the performance part, very sexy

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Re: Anyone Know how I can get better gas mileage? (troubleshooting)

Are you purging the air out of the tank with the vent when you're filling it? The tank holds about 3/4 a gallon, so you should be getting around 60 miles or so not counting the reserve.

Re: Anyone Know how I can get better gas mileage? (troubleshooting)

Is your float needle leaking in ur carb? Turn the fuel on and look for drippys.

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a bike thats misfiring or not tuned can get really bad gas mileage, whats you're setup?

most of my kitted bikes still get 60-80 mpg. I can ride to work 10 miles each way for about 3 days before switching to reserve on my maxi. then its a .7 gal fillup.

Works out to about 85 mpg.

Re: Anyone Know how I can get better gas mileage? (troubleshooting)

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> Are you purging the air out of the tank with the vent when you're

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This is 100% your issue

Re: Anyone Know how I can get better gas mileage? (troubleshooting)

> Graham Motzing Wrote:

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> a bike thats misfiring or not tuned can get really bad gas mileage,

> whats you're setup?

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> most of my kitted bikes still get 60-80 mpg. I can ride to work 10

> miles each way for about 3 days before switching to reserve on my maxi.

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> Works out to about 85 mpg.

What about hills? And are we talking fully pinned out both ways going 55+mph all the way or we talking mid throttle cruising?

Re: Anyone Know how I can get better gas mileage? (troubleshooting)

set up. the stock airbox will help w mileage too.

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Overpriced Parts /

I run large Metal mesh filter, techno bullet performance pipe, and I still get 80mph and it runs low 40s mph so you are doing something so wrong it is an funny!

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> Rocco Taco Wrote:

> What about hills? And are we talking fully pinned out both ways going

> 55+mph all the way or we talking mid throttle cruising?

yeah thats just my current daily rider, at the top of my mind these days. the only bikes i've ever had get real bad mileage are poorly tuned.

For some reason hobbits are always bad, last time i was riding one of them on the regular it was about .6 gallons a day with a ~ 20 mile commute, so 65 ish mpg? That was also a lot of stop and go full throttle variator rippin.

If you can, its nice to just keep a full gas can at home and keep topped up, but i know not everybody has a car to cart around a gas can. Kinda sucks having to hit up the pump every other day or so.

Re: Anyone Know how I can get better gas mileage? (troubleshooting)

Are you leaving this ped parked anywhere that someone could be siphoning gas out of it???

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I don’t think a full maxi tank could even fill a fuel system on a car.

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Cleats Onionpockets /

Original puch manual said that for fuel conservation, it's best to avoid full throttle once you are up to speed. Achieve desired speed, and then back off the throttle to maximize coasting.

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Cars are not the only thing that burn gasoline.

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Don’t forget it’s mixed to a ratio only god knows! So its basically junk

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I've burned old premix in my 360 truck and riding lawn mower with no problems.

So ya, be on the look out for a four stroke china scooter, mower or car thats smoking. Ha!

Re: Anyone Know how I can get better gas mileage? (troubleshooting)

Put stock pipe and airbox down jet. That will solve the problem.

Re: Anyone Know how I can get better gas mileage? (troubleshooting)

Put a bigger carb on it'll let more air in and then you won't need the same amount of fuel.

Re: Anyone Know how I can get better gas mileage? (troubleshooting)

Utilize the pedals.

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Captain Janeway /

Yep my kitted bike only gets about 30-35 miles, the stock double that.

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