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Hi I have a 93-A and have a few questions and hope you can help.
1 Is there any grease zerks on my bike, there
was on my 1100 wing. If not how do you grease
the drive shaft U joint?

2 How much pressure do I use in the front shocks?

3 I only get about 30 MPG is this normal?
 

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milage should be better

maybe 6lbs in front shock

as for other, someone will come along.

i have no grease fittings on my 94



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No grease fittings on my 99SE



Average 42mpg
 

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I have been getting 36-42 on my 94 . It looks like you might be pulling a trailer ? That could be the difference.

AS for lube , all drive line uses Honda Moly 60 paste . Have to pull the wheel and final drive to lube the splines and such . No Zerks.
 

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"I only get about 30 MPG is this normal?"



I don't think so.I would consider myself an 'aggressive' rider as few vehicles pass me on any kind of roads. I just returned from a 1562 mile trip and I used 36.03 gallons of 87 octane. )This was GPS miles although the speedo recorded a few more.) This is 43+ mpg. I rode with 2 Nomads and a Fat Boy and got consistently better mileage than all. We rode from Southern Indiana over through Southern Ohio to West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and back home. All kinds of roads from Interstate to mountain curves (The Dragon) and everything in between. I have a 90 SE with 80,000 miles on the clock and it is stock.I rarely get less than 40 mpg although I have seen several others who claim to get in the low 30's so I don't know if mine is the exception or theirs?
 

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Just got home from a 850 mile run up I5 and back home. I rode 853 miles and burned 21 gallons of gas. Almost all of the trip was on the freeway over some low passes. Most of the ride was in Oregon where the maximum speed is 65mph and partially in Washington where the posted speed is 70mph. Most of my trip was running at 70mph in OR and a bit more in WA. The mileage works out to be 853/21=40.6mpg. That's pretty much what my '93 Aspy has gotten in the time I've had it, city or highway it always averages very close to 40mpg. If you ride much faster than 70mph the mileage begins to drop rapidly due to the increasing air resistance.
 

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I do pull a small trailer that does become quite heavy when the wife is done packing:shock:

Its funny when we were young we went every where on a old Yamaha 650 kick start without any saddle bags without a problem then we moved up to 750 Yamaha without any problem. Then I thought we had it made when we bought a 1000 cc wing with Vetter fairing and saddle bags but they were packed full, then on to a 1983 wing with more storage, still packed full. Now we have a 93 wing with a trailer and guess what it is packed full.
 

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digr wrote:
This blike just seems like it should have another gear!
Yeah, that's a very common complaint.
 

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I do pull a small trailer that does become quite heavy when the wife is done packing:shock:

Its funny when we were young we went every where on a old Yamaha 650 kick start without any saddle bags without a problem then we moved up to 750 Yamaha without any problem. Then I thought we had it made when we bought a 1000 cc wing with Vetter fairing and saddle bags but they were packed full, then on to a 1983 wing with more storage, still packed full. Now we have a 93 wing with a trailer and guess what it is packed full.
That seems to be human nature. If there is a space it will be filled with something.
 

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Digr,
I agree with Chief. I seem to remember a company offering a kit to give a wing a sixth gear. Was only a couple THOUSAND dollars! Needless to say, not many were sold.
 

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As to your question for the air pressure in front forks,,,,,,, 3-6 lbs MAX.

DO NOT pump air in, straight from your compressor. This will blow out the forks. Instead,,,,,,,, you can use one of those portable air tanks,,,,,,, but you only want to have about 10lbs in that. It only takes a very short spurt of air.

And there are no grease fittings on the 1500.
 

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A compressor will work okay if you have a regulator on it and preset the pressure to a safe level.
 

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Here is some information about the OD transmission mod: http://tinyurl.com/lbl9sb
It was being offered by LaMonster Inc for $995.00 but I am pretty sure that it was discontinued because of lack of sales.

As far as gas mileage, there are a lot of variables. Besides throttle usage, the blends of gasoline play a big part in it. The ethanol blends reduce mileage. Also northern states get a winter and summer blend. I know that in my area, (Northern Illinois) the gas is blended to reduce emissions and this kills mileage. I regularly get 28-30 mpg but when I go on road trips outside of Chicago especially down south, my mileage goes up.
 

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I feel like a hero! The last time I checked I got 45mpg 2 up & interstate at 65 to 80 mph.
 

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racingbanker16 wrote:
"I only get about 30 MPG is this normal?"



I don't think so.I would consider myself an 'aggressive' rider as few vehicles pass me on any kind of roads. I just returned from a 1562 mile trip and I used 36.03 gallons of 87 octane. )This was GPS miles although the speedo recorded a few more.) This is 43+ mpg. I rode with 2 Nomads and a Fat Boy and got consistently better mileage than all. We rode from Southern Indiana over through Southern Ohio to West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and back home. All kinds of roads from Interstate to mountain curves (The Dragon) and everything in between. I have a 90 SE with 80,000 miles on the clock and it is stock.I rarely get less than 40 mpg although I have seen several others who claim to get in the low 30's so I don't know if mine is the exception or theirs?
I have the same bike, same year, about the same mileage. I have tried babying the bike, riding it hard, and everything in between. Best I can get is 33 - 35 MPG.



Does carb sync affect mileage?
 

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racingbanker16 wrote:
"I only get about 30 MPG is this normal?"



I don't think so.I would consider myself an 'aggressive' rider as few vehicles pass me on any kind of roads. I just returned from a 1562 mile trip and I used 36.03 gallons of 87 octane. )This was GPS miles although the speedo recorded a few more.) This is 43+ mpg. I rode with 2 Nomads and a Fat Boy and got consistently better mileage than all. We rode from Southern Indiana over through Southern Ohio to West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and back home. All kinds of roads from Interstate to mountain curves (The Dragon) and everything in between. I have a 90 SE with 80,000 miles on the clock and it is stock.I rarely get less than 40 mpg although I have seen several others who claim to get in the low 30's so I don't know if mine is the exception or theirs?
I have the same bike, same year, about the same mileage. I have tried babying the bike, riding it hard, and everything in between. Best I can get is 33 - 35 MPG.



Does carb sync affect mileage?
Could be ...... I have never sync'd mine. Don't want to 'mess up' a good thing! ;)
 

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I really don't think carb sync will make much difference in mileage unless it was way out because sync becomes less important as the throttle plates open. A slight difference in throttle plate position when idling represents a much larger differential percentage of air through the throttle than it does when the throttle is half way open.
 
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