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About twice a year the gas companies change the gas formulation from what they call a "winter" mix to a "summer" mix. That might be the problem right there if your bike is in good tune.. I'm not even gonna get into the octane discussion but I run premium in mine and have no problems with mileage, (42-45 average, 50.1 best [email protected] 65mph), or engine knock under load. To me, it's worth the extra few dollars...:coollep:
 

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Gas mileage can be affected by temperature, humidity, wind, grade, altitude, driving style, tire air pressure, brake drag and on and on so we really have to look closely and carefully at what might cause an increase or decrease in gas mileage.
All of what you say is true Vic but.... This gentleman has said that the drop was over a period of roughly 8 months AND he checked to see that the bike was in tune. This points to crappy gas as the main problem......:cool:
 
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