zix, them are kilometers? we don't have any here this side of the pond. our miles are a bit further down the road. 15klm = 9k miles +/-? Thats about 9 weeks work down here.Who has the most miles on their V2k and have you had any major issues.I have 15000 klms at the moment.
Title reads "Mileage". Topic is most Miles. The Source is in KiloMeters. This thread is all screwed up. Welcome to our world. btw, 43mpg? you must have an active wrist?Guys, read the thread start. His is asking about miles on the bike, not miles per gallon. I only have 6800 on mine. But I just bought it new in March. For all you off topic dudes, 43mpg is what I average. LOL! Enjoy!
Rockie, avg 50 mpg from the get go. The first tank or two may have been somewhat less than that. now I remember it sucking down some gas at first.I am in there with Dadinator. 13K mi. and always around 43mpg. I ride mostly to work a few trips. barely over 60 mph. I get around 6k a tire, unless I get a flat. had three flats on tires less then 500 mi. I have a very light wrist. What mods do you think up your mpg. I am looking at going over to the darkside. Anybody got a suggestion. Plus where do you get the tire mounted. I can barely get someone to mount a tire bought from ron ayers. If they do not sell the tire, they will not mount. I rode a HD sporty in the late 60/70 and the only good tire was a wv tire.
I average 45+ MPG by treating 5th as an Overdrive & using "real" gas. If I am forced to use 10% entanol, mileage goes into the crapper - like 36-38. As for reliability, I lost transmission shaft bearings at 16K miles. I am not impressed with a needing major repair at only 16K.
My problem turned out to be the bearings that surround the transmission shaft - where the front pulley attaches. Bearing was totally shot, with half the "balls" actually missing (just disintegrated, I guess) and a very sharp chunk of metal sticking out of the bearing. I was told that I was very luckt the bearing didn't seize and lock up my rear tire at speed. I was told it is caused by having the belt adjusted too tight. I had it repaired by a local guy who works out of his home. He used to work for a dealer, but got tired of the dealer charging $90/hr for labor and paying him $15.Itedcow,lost trans.bearing was this something that just went what were somethings you noticed while it was going? I currently have a problem I think when i shift into second to third every now and then it will clunk a little harder then normal and did you do the repair yourself, my mpg is more like 32-40 on the highway I-95 if you drive 70 your gonna get run over !
Guys, read the thread start. His is asking about miles on the bike, not miles per gallon.
I only have 6800 on mine. But I just bought it new in March.
For all you off topic dudes, 43mpg is what I average. LOL!