Ken Roff Wrote:
> Right ^^ 2 strokes get horrible mpg with big
> My 17 ft boat with a 3cyl 85hp engine got 4 mpg at
> 22-23 knots (25 mph)but at WOT got less then
> Your 250cc Ninja though a 4 stroke would get half
> the mpg it gets if you went or could go WOT all
> the time.
> I get much better city Mpg or better all round mph
> if I'm going on 35 mph roads.
> Just yesterday "I went around the block" (12 mi)
> on state route with my hand twisted all down for
> more then half the trip. When I got back I added
> almost 1/2 gallon of mix to top off my magnum's
> Yikes I can't afford the 3+ gallons of premium and
> synthetic oil mix a week just to ride a hr a day.
> I'm gonna have to put 19mm carbs on all my bikes
> though the Gila bikes love 24mm carbs though.
> I like stock 100mpg bikes but where I live after I
> get out of my development they're kinda dangerous
> and I really could only go north/northwest
> South and east have hi speed roads and several
> steep hills.
> To blast you got to pay I guess.
Yes, it is the Compromise between what you can live with and what the cost are. I knew I needed about 50 MPH to be safe (Just in Washington DC) because the Max speed is about 45 MPH. Most of the streets are 25 so 35 is needed and the Legal Limit for Mopeds on "Level" Ground. WHen I am on state routes in Virginia by the Pentagon and the SPeed Limit is 45 and the Police will pull you over at 46 MPH I am close to maxed out at 45.
SO I am going to a 22 tooth rear for a 50 MPH Top SPeed and cruise at 40 to 45 and first try the 19 MM Carb. I saw the Weekends Manifold which was a lot of straight tubing cut angled and welded for a good fit but I want a Bent tube like MLM Usually makes for a smooth flow but do not want the carb sticking out the side to avoid the issues when I am in the Rain!