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Re: Custom cruisers.

Post#81 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:17 pm

Glad your getting there .

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2wheelover51
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Re: Custom cruisers.

Post#82 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:18 am

Well, I refitted the carbs and cranked away but the bike just wouldn't start. Choke on, choke off, nothing :o - Then I noticed I'd left a rag in the air filter box to keep the weather etc. out. Hey ho, started up first prod and ticked over beautifully. Took it on a 30 mile run up the local by pass and came back down country lanes. Jobs a good-un! It's running quieter, cooler, and without the annoying popping and banging in the exhausts on the overrun, and a plug chop revealed a nice tan colour.. :) The only thing I've had to adjust has been slowing the tickover down a few clicks. I had been expecting to notice a slight increase in fuel consumption, but I've just Fuelly'd up and it's done 77.7 mpg.. :? Not sure what's gone on there all I did was decant the fuel from the tank, put it back in and rode..then filled up :roll:

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Re: Custom cruisers.

Post#83 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:44 pm

Glad it's running well .

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Re: Custom cruisers.

Post#84 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:46 pm

77.7 mpg lol defo a cock up there more like 57 mpg at a push .

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2wheelover51
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RrHoREe: CHustom cruisers.

Post#85 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:58 am

Maybe they've sent me the jets for an NC750.. :? :D :lol:

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Re: Custom cruisers.

Post#86 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:37 am

I checked the specs and they reckon around 47 mpg average from the 1100 . If you can keep getting that high mpg I would be questioning the accuracy of the speedo,milometer,maybe it's a kmh unit with a mph disc fitted . Keep us informed as to how it keeps performing .

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2wheelover51
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Re: Custom cruisers.

Post#87 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:13 pm

No it was just a joke (jets for the NC) Somehow I've cocked it up. My fuelly figure should show lower mpg because of the fuel I've lost emptying the carbs, decanting to my temporary tank etc. I was expecting it to show about 40 mpg, not 77.7...
Maybe there's a tooth fairy topping up the tanks of impoverished pensioners in our area... :? :D :roll:

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2wheelover51
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Re: Custom cruisers.

Post#88 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:59 am

The latest Fuelly figures for the Shadow now show 44.7mpg. Dropped about 10 mpg. I think I need to get a few more fuel ups under my belt before I can consider that a direct result of the jet up. 8-)

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2wheelover51
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Re: Custom cruisers.

Post#89 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:16 am

But my latest fuelly for the TMax gave 99.9 mpg! The mpg gremlin has obviously climbed out of the Shadows petrol tank and into one nearest to it - the TMax'es. :o
Either that or my memories going! Naw couldn't be! :shock:

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Re: Custom cruisers.

Post#90 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:23 am

Latest fuelly gave 47.5 mpg. Mixed riding with a couple of decent runs. 8-)

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