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Whats tke average fuel mileage pulling a dual person sidecar? anyone know? I pidn between 45 and 55mph. So far, I got 35mpg highway, and 30 city. Is this average? Thanks. David
 

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Whats tgge average fuel mileage pulling a dual person, anyone know? I pidn between 45 and 55mph. Thanks. David
I've never pulled two people behind my bike yet. . . sounds intriguing.
Kinda like the Midget-tossing contest of the late 70's.

My 1991 1500 gets (2-up) 42-44 with Regular gas and about 32-36 (2-up) with Ethanol-KRAP.
LORD PLEASE make them pull Ethanol off the market! :praying:
 

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Does not sound to bad maybe.

My 88 1500 is getting around 37mpg riding just me and I don't have a side car, just 2 wheels.
That's cruising mostly around 55mph-60 or so, doing 70mph I get less mpg.
 

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Nightrider1 wrote:
Whats tgge average fuel mileage pulling a dual person, anyone know? I pidn between 45 and 55mph. Thanks. David
I've never pulled two people behind my bike yet. . . sounds intriguing.
Kinda like the Midget-tossing contest of the late 70's. 

My 1991 1500 gets (2-up) 42-44 with Regular gas and about 32-36 (2-up) with Ethanol-KRAP. 
LORD PLEASE make them pull Ethanol off the market! :praying:
AMEN!!!!!!!!! AMEN!!!!!!!!!
 

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My 90 would get average of 40. Wife 99 with tow pac gets 38. Either bike hooking a trailer looses 3 to 5. So I would say with sidecar that is about right.
 

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Sounds about right with the added mass/wind resistance. Solo I am 38-40 ish, so your drop in fuel economy seems appropriate.
 

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Sounds about right... My 93 Aspy will yield around 40-41 solo at speeds of 45-60 MPH... Towing a trailer and 2 up at 65 MPH mileage drops down to around 35-37 MPG... Your mileage with 2 person side car sounds about right to my way of thinking... Also depends a bit on head winds too - a stiff headwind can drop your mileage a few MPG's as well...

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96 GL1500+Frendship3. 25-30 mpg in city. 35-37mpg hway at 50-55mph. 30-32mpg hway at 60-65mph. 25-26 mpg hway at 70-75mph. 18-20 mpg hway at 70-75mph with extra wind in my face.
 

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I have a single passenger side car on my 98 1500 SE and get 30 mpg locally and around 33 mpg highway running around 60 mph.

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My 91 SE gets around 40ish mpg . If you want to improve on your fuel economy keep her on or below 3000 rpm especially when taking off at the lights and a large windscreen will have a negative impact on your mpg.
 

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My wife's 88 trike gets about 25mpg.
 

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Have '95SE/ CSC FriendshipIII; 11 1/2years. If I keep good tires/proper pressure by checking often, change oil/filter regularly, run mid-grade gas 24/7[and use MMO/ enzyme treatment every other tankful]:get consistent 32-34 mpg [depending on how aggresively rig is driven]. Mama rides behind me[sidecarseating position aggravates arthritis in her knees]. Need new plugs now, which will help.
My 2 cents. TTFN.......Old Tom aka papasmurf in NH :thumbsup:
 

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Well on my 99SE I avg around 40-43MPG on the highway, but that is with 2500-3k rpm shifts, easy starts, easy stopsand 55-60mph running back roads and lot of cruise control.:sleepy:Also one up.

City ~ 32-36mpg.

Yes, I drive like an old man. But I am not afraid to twist the throttle and have the rush of getup and go.:raspberry:







If I run 70+mph >3krpm then it drops to 36, and 75-80 it drop even more to ~32mpg.

If i run 80+ I have been able to watch the gas guage drop.:shock:

Speed is the real killer to mpg.



I also run seafoam (1/2 can per tank)when the idle starts surging with this damn gasohol. :lash:That seems to keep the mileage up too.
 
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