Does anyone know what the rpm to speed numbers are for a regular goldwing. I think at 55 mph I am turning 2500 rpm. I am trying to find out why my milage is so low.4:
That's about right.
A different opinion:That's about right.
Mileage on a trike is poor, partly because of weight, mostly because the trike makes the barn door aerodynamics of the Wing a substantially bigger barn door. A trailer can't help either. There's no real cure, you can get a bit better mileage by shifting at lower rpm.
The first out of town trip I took on our '06 CSC I compared RPM vs speed numbers with some friends on their non converted Goldwings, the numbers matched exactly. The reason I did this was our '99 with a CSC conversion ran about 50% higher compared to non converted GW.
On MPG, an interesting not, a couple that ride with us alot have a Lehman conversion and he always get 10% better gas mileage than me. We have ridden together for over 10,000 miles and it's always been that way.
Put turn downs on it. The soot may still be there but you won't see it!Thanks everyone, I guess the MPG is just the way it is. I teach renewable energy, manufacturing and you know engineers, they always want to change things. I just wish I could get rid of the sooted tail pipes.4:
Sooted taiilpipes? Neither of my wings have sooted tailpipes unless maybe the engine isn't getting warmed up good enough due to very short trips and/or cold temp's or is running rich from a dirty air filter or other reasons. We just got back off a 1400 mile trip running 70 most of the time on the Interstates and I averaged overall right between 34-35 mpg with the MT Fastback on the '02 and we didn't let any grass grow under the wheels for sure. Pulling a trailer sure won't help the mileage either.Thanks everyone, I guess the MPG is just the way it is. I teach renewable energy, manufacturing and you know engineers, they always want to change things. I just wish I could get rid of the sooted tail pipes.4:
It may just be your machine. I have ridden 6 1800's for a total of approximately 397,000 miles. No two of them got the same mileage, ran the same, handled the same, sounded the same and they were all set up alike. There's nothing scientific about my conclusion, but I think they are like people: no two are exactly the same, so there's not much point in comparing them as far as gas mileage or handling unless you know for a fact something is wrong. There is just a tweak somewhere that is a little different. The 1500's were the same way. I never rode any two of them that matched exactly.:shrug:
i seen one of your other post and answered on the wrong one, cheyfinn