2002 Honda VTX 1800 C
So I’m a newbie but I can’t believe how poor the mileage is with my new beast. I filled it up yesterday right to the top and by the time I hit 70 miles on the trip meter the fuel light came on. I’ve read some other threads that it’s all in the wrist. I get that but still that’s not even 25 mpg! It’s not like I’m doing burnouts, why is it so lousy where I can’t even ride 100 miles on 3 gallons? I emailed the previous owner asking him if that fuel light could be trusted, and I’m waiting to hear back but I fear I’m only getting about 23 mpg, and that can’t be right, can it? This weekend I’m going to pick up the stock exhaust, which the previous owner has and I plan on putting it on because, well, the decibel level with those cobras is pretty obnoxious, even though I like them. I’m guessing I’ll have to re-map the power commander and not sure how it’s going to run with the stock exhaust, but do you think maybe that way I can get closer to 30 MPG? Thanks for your advice.