Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: picayune, Mississippi, USA
I'm a new member and I have a serious problem, or at least for me it is. I have a 2005 Goldwing Trike, 33,124 miles, that I was getting 42/44 mpg highway riding @ 67 mph. Last Aug my mileage dropped to 33/35, same riding conditions. Since that time I've been buying fuel at the same station, NO alcohol. I've changed air filters, changed plugs (gapped correct) used sea-foam, used injector cleaner, checked tire pressure, no winter additives added to fuel. In short, I've checked all the obvious things throughly. I noticed the drop right away because I was getting 42/44, the next tank it had dropped to 28 mpg. After doing all the above, my mileage increased to 35 mpg at best. That doesn't leave any room for playing with my Trike and having fun with it. We travel a lot during the spring, summer and fall months and this really bites into cheap traveling mileage. Everything looks good and the Wing runs good, but you can't play with the throttle. Some people say the Wing doesn't get good mileage, but the member of our club are all getting 42/48 with their Trikes. Now I'm looking at putting the Wing in a shop this winter to see if my mechanic can't find the problem, but I feel like I'm missing something. Like I've said, I've checked ALL the obvious things. Has anyone else had this problem?