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May shock a few of you when I tell you that I removed the drag-pipes & replaced them with some Cycle Shack slip-ons and poured in some Marvel Mystery Oil in the fuel tank and promptly increased my fuel mileage by 5 MPG . Before I was lucky to sqeeze out 44-45 MPG.
Now finally I can hit 200 miles before going on reserve on my carb. Wide Glide .
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doesnt surprise me, r you running a twin cam or evo, also when the carb is tuned right you get good mileage and performance, drag pipes are hard to tune for as well

98 Evo 83.5ci, custom cam, 44cv, lightened ballanced crank, H-Beam rods, beehive springs, tapered pushrods, johnson hylift lifters, SE slip-ons no baffle, 101.78 hp @ 6200rpm
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doesnt surprise me, r you running a twin cam or evo, also when the carb is tuned right you get good mileage and performance, drag pipes are hard to tune for as well
Yeah , its an 02 Twinkie with an SE ac & a big K&N with a jetted carb. and SE cam chain up-grade and a 600 RPM idle . Love it !
I really like not having to depend on a light to tell me I need gas .
I just ride it till its time to go on reserve and then I still have over 50 miles of reserve fuel to find a gas station .
That's what I liked about all my old 1980's EVO's . All were Low Riders with about 4.6 gas tanks but still could ride almost 200 miles before reserve , and I don't baby em ! If anything I usually have the throttle cocked back plus I'm a blipper !
Carb. bikes are the cat's meow for sure .
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yea i do love my carb, i dont have to worry about electronic failure, the 600 idle is alittle to low for me i like 1k personaly, do you have a oil pressure gauge, i here that low of an idle isnt good because it doesnt produce good oil pressure and over time can cause wear

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Well with the SE cam chain up-grade a high performance oil pump is part of the package which not only scavenge oil much better but increases oil pressure . Even when I set the hot idle at below 600 RPM the oil light never comes on so not much to worry about engine lubrication unless the light flickers !
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