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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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MPG after power commander install

I put v and hines slash cuts and a K and N filter on my voyager and road it for 2500 miles without a power commander. The bike ran ok a little pop her and there and 40mpg. It was a little sluggish from 2000 to about 2700. So I bout a power commander off a nice gentalmen on the site and installed it. Road 900 miles yesterday and today took laptop with me and tried 5 different maps and all of them got me 30 to 33 mpg. Not sure what I can do now besides have the bike dyno tuned unless someone has a map they think will work that would be great. Not really concerned with arm jerking power just want the bike to run smooth and alot better mileage than 31 t0 33mpg thats horrible! Any help or advice would be apreciated thanks!

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I put v and hines slash cuts and a K and N filter on my voyager and road it for 2500 miles without a power commander. The bike ran ok a little pop her and there and 40mpg. It was a little sluggish from 2000 to about 2700. So I bout a power commander off a nice gentalmen on the site and installed it. Road 900 miles yesterday and today took laptop with me and tried 5 different maps and all of them got me 30 to 33 mpg. Not sure what I can do now besides have the bike dyno tuned unless someone has a map they think will work that would be great. Not really concerned with arm jerking power just want the bike to run smooth and alot better mileage than 31 t0 33mpg thats horrible! Any help or advice would be apreciated thanks!
There are some riders on this forum who claim they are getting better mileage with aftermarket pipes, filter, power commander, etc. Others are getting lower mileage. My bike has the stock pipes, aftermarket air filter and a power commander and my mileage is in the mid 30's.
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I'm running the stock pipes and a PC5 along with my open intake I produce and getting 42 to 46 mpg all the time now on mid grade fuel.
I'm running the map 17-006-005 Nomad/ / Voyager / Vaquero model Stock exhaust Stock air filter

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I'm running the stock pipes and a PC5 along with my open intake I produce and getting 42 to 46 mpg all the time now on mid grade fuel.
I'm running the map 17-006-005 Nomad/ / Voyager / Vaquero model Stock exhaust Stock air filter
What kind of modification did you do to the airbox? I would say I am adding to much fuel and not enough air.

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Im running a open filter right side along with the factory cover that I make. This system works great and adds hp to.

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Im running a open filter right side along with the factory cover that I make. This system works great and adds hp to.
Can you pm me and give me some more info on your air box thanks?

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vance&Hines slipons
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I'm running the stock pipes and a PC5 along with my open intake I produce and getting 42 to 46 mpg all the time now on mid grade fuel.
I'm running the map 17-006-005 Nomad/ / Voyager / Vaquero model Stock exhaust Stock air filter
I'm running your air kit also with a set of Cobra slip-ons and a Cobra PowerPro. I consistently get 324 km (201 miles) per tank with a couple liter's left over. That equates to about 18 km/liter or 41 US miles/gallon......good enough for me

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34 mpg

Just got home from a 2200 mile trip to Daytona . Bike averaged 34 mpg thats horrible!. Although it runs like a raped ape.

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Just got home from a 2200 mile trip to Daytona . Bike averaged 34 mpg thats horrible!. Although it runs like a raped ape.
What kind of speed were you travelling

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