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Old 10-14-2005, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 1996 Yamaha V-Max gets terrible gas mileage. Other riders I've bumped into tell me that's the way all V-Max's (maybe just from that time period?) are. Others have suggested maybe the ports were modified for colder weather. Any ideas? I'm guessing I can go 50 miles on a full tank.
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Old 10-14-2005, 11:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it a triple? I know my 98 Vmax 700 doesn't do all that well, and when I get on it even worse. But it's expected from a triple. However, if you're only running a twin, then perhaps your jets are incorrect, which would make your machine run very inofficiently, and burn a lot more fuel. Other than that, maybe it was bored over more in it's earlier life.
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Old 10-16-2005, 05:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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check you plugs, if they are dark or sooty looking, you may be running rich. If so, check the chokes to be sure that they are shutting off when they are released.

The faster you ride the more fuel you burn, try slowing down.
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Both my 600 twins are pretty hard on fuel but i do keep a pretty tight grip with the right hand
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It's the way they are. Not the greatest gas milage. The newer sleds have better gas milage. It's something you'll have to live with. I have to also.
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My 1996 v-max 600 is the same way. Terrrible gas mileage
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