Thoughts on new 900 Classic
Last Thursday I got my 'new' '09 Classic 900. The first ride I took was to the gas station, as the fuel light was on and I did not want to take chances. When it was delivered the ODO was on 0.
Over the next couple of days I took some short rides to get used to the bike, but on Sunday I had a few hours free and decided to go a bit further. I ended up putting about 115 miles on her that day; some city and some highway.
Yesterday I took another ride, and at 178 miles the fuel light came on, showing just under 1/4 of a tank left. I filled up at 181 miles, and it took 4.154 gallons to fill back up to the same level. That means I got about 43.572 MPG. This is mostly city driving...even my 115 mile trip had enough red lights and traffic.
So, two questions: Is the MPG about right for this model?
And...does the fuel gauge seem accurate enough? Or should I look into the resistor fix?
2009 Vulcan 900 Classic (Zhaan)
OEM Windshield, Crashbars, Sissybar
OEM Slim Saddlebags
Crampbuster throttle control
Wagner BP1210/H4 headlight & 2357LL taillight
FIAMM Low tone horn