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Old 08-24-2007, 12:47 PM
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Default Gas Mileage?

I just bought a new Nomad 1600. At 85 miles the gas guage is down to one bar.
Can someone please let me know what kind of mileage I can expect from this baby?

I would rather trust the odometer.

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Old 08-27-2007, 01:12 AM
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i have an '06 mean streak. so the gearing may be different and other set ups on the engine. can pull 39-44 on the road but in the city with just ordianry running around, no pushing it, i get about 20-25. Ive been told by the dealer that tire pressure was too low. I got that mesage at the 600 mile service. I reminded them that they delivered the bike and supposedly checked the pressure. At 1500 miles i was told i didnt know how to do the math. they insisted that it got 40 miles to the gallon. I suggested that they drive it around for a few days instead of a one shot down the hiway.

so the dealer isn't so responsive. hiway should be ok though after you get thru breakin
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:03 PM
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I have a 05' 1600 classic and I get around 245 miles to a tank...I have cobra exhaust and fuel programmer but stock otherwise. Ride Safe!
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:59 PM
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Don't forget to take into consideration that the speedometer is usually off by as much as 10% and affects the odometer reading.
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:11 PM
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Hello,
I'm new here.
I just bought a Vulcan Nomad 1600 2007.
I'm finding about 35 miles to the gallon at best.
I'm very dissappointed. I had a 1900cc Yamaha Roadliner S
and sold off to buy this Nomad. The Roadliner got 42.6 miles
to the gallon.
Glad I have a 5.3 gallon tank on this tank of a bike for sure.
I hope the gas mileage improves.
If not, I'll just enjoy the ride. Didn't buy it for fuel economy anyway.

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Old 09-07-2007, 10:24 PM
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ORIGINAL: shapemaster

Hello,
I'm new here.
I just bought a Vulcan Nomad 1600 2007.
I'm finding about 35 miles to the gallon at best.
I'm very dissappointed. I had a 1900cc Yamaha Roadliner S
and sold off to buy this Nomad. The Roadliner got 42.6 miles
to the gallon.
Glad I have a 5.3 gallon tank on this tank of a bike for sure.
I hope the gas mileage improves.
If not, I'll just enjoy the ride. Didn't buy it for fuel economy anyway.

What's your ride?
Hey there, I have a new Nomad as well and I am getting 45 MPG which I thought was great! But then I found out there is a speedometer/odometer error "built-in". I took a GPS which said I was going 60 but my speedometer said I was going 65. So I did some research and it seems to be common knowledge that the +5 mph error. So I read that due to this error, both the gas mileage and odometer is not what is seems.

Hope that helped.
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:22 PM
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Rice burners are about 6% over actual speed. My odometer seems right on on my 2007 nomad. Wind effects milage so I ran out of gas one time. Normal riding I get 42 to 44. Wind as low as 36. You gotta get used to your fuel gauge. When the light comes on, find a station. Love my Nomad.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:20 PM
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I get around 38-42 on my 07 Nomad.
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:22 PM
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My 07 Nomad's speedometer is about 5% off but the odometer seems to be right on. Hmm. Seems like all Jap bikes have the same problem.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:42 PM
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I ranthe first mileage check last week on my brand-new '07 Nomad. Most of the riding was done around town which meanssome amount of time spent sitting at stoplights. I find that the bike got 35.7 mpg under those conditions. There's also the fact that the bike has <500 miles on it as of today. Mileage may improve as the engine wears in.

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