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Good day to all,

At first I tought that my ride was fair on gas mileage (200 km per fill up)

Meaning about 20-21 MPG.

And I'm really soft on the throttle.

However after a few research it seems that the Ol' Aspy should go for much more that that.

What should I look at?
Is it common?

Thanks for all your help.
 

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can you put that in normal distance please?:cheeky1::action::waving:
 

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plainmech wrote:
can you put that in normal distance please?:cheeky1::action::waving:
Sorry about that,

Just edited my main post...:dude:

It goes for 20-21 MPG ,

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Thats not good. If your brakes aren't dragging and your wheel bearings are good then it's probably time for a carb re-build.
 

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dingdong wrote:
Thats not good. If your brakes aren't dragging and your wheel bearings are good then it's probably time for a carb re-build.
Uh-Oh,

Can this cause more damage to the bike??

Sounds like $$$$

How much should I look at??

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Seafoam,

Ok ...

How should I use it....
sorry i'm not familiar with that...:?


Thanks again
 

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Seafoam is a fuel additive that will clean your carbs and other components of the fuel system. It is usually sold in Canada in NAPA stores. The info on the can says 1 oz. per gallon, but for the first couple oftanks I would give her at least half a can per tank. Even a whole can for the first one wouldn't hurt.



BTW, I used to get 275+ km from a tank on my 1200 Aspy.
 

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200 km = 124 miles

Whats the normaltank-range for this bike ?

Does she need a service ? if not then try what others have said
 

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Many thanks to all of you...

Will try Seafoam as sugested...

I'll get back with the results!!


You all been very helpful!!!
 

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I looked at the Seafoam video. Would you pour the Seaform directly into the carbs of a 1500? I've added it to the tank.
 

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To completely "Seafoam" a GL-1500, I'd slowly pour half a can directly down it's throat.

I can tell you I did that with an 88 that I had - and it really straightened up some problems. Putting seafoam in the gas is good - dumping it straight in the air intake fixes different problems.

It's a bit of work, as you have to take off the midsection as you would to change an air filter.

On the 1500 I did this to - it was well rewarded work - not to mention - you get the oh-so-cool fog-machine as a side benefit!!!!!
 

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Welcome to the forum Cabrinni,

Depending on your guage, distance traveled to empty means verylittle.

Your mileage however, if you are checking it correctly, is about half what it should be.

Go out on the highway and actually run a couple tanks, recording the miles traveled and the exact amount of fuel used. Then divide the miles by the quantity. Report back with the new figures.

20 mpg is just too low. I'd think the bike would be barely running to get figures like yours. If your brakes were dragging that much, they would be making noise.
 

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I run my 84 GL-1200 at 85mph VERY frequently, and consider myself somewhat heavy-handed. I get 38mpg.

You should see 40 if you behave. (which I don't) :D
 
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