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Superhawk MPG help!

Ok so i have a 2003 Superhawk, and it gets terrible gas mileage 120 to a tank (if i am lucky) I knew this bike got terrible gas mileage when i bought it , but i could not help it..i dont want to sell it ,,but having to fuel up every 100 miles or so sucks!! anyone know what i can do to get better MPG (besides driving slower) thanks

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hell thats what i get with my 750, it sucks man. Any mpg bump would help.
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That's normal for a superhawk or any liter bike. remember that the SH has a smaller gas tank compared to any other bike. It fits 4.2 instead of 4.5 galons. All my friends who own liter bikes refill at 120 miles approximately and they all have a bigger tank. That's the nature of the beast. That's one of the downsides of owning a VTWIN.

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man it sucks! ..I was getting 170mi per tank with my R6 .....

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the R6 has a bigger tank and half the engine size. So overall the actual MPG is not that bad for the SH. Remember that the SH has the largest carbs Honda has ever put on a street bike.

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That's about right for mine, for normal riding, but I have the older, smaller tank and some jetting. When I'm blasting, I can see the fuel light after 80 miles.

What are you using as your full mark when you gas it.
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I fill it up right where the side walls of the cap start (if that makes any sense) I have not had anything done to my bike.. if it was not so much man fun i would get rid of it and go back to 40mpg!!!!!!

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Like Jim said if you haul it comes on at around 80. The best I ever did with my superhawk was 108 before the gauge started flashing. My RC gets up to 130 per tank though.

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BTW, mine goes 17.6 miles after the low-fuel light comes on. Ask me how I know. ;-)
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BTW, mine goes 17.6 miles after the low-fuel light comes on. Ask me how I know. ;-)
Haha that sucks... Hopefully I won't have to test my bike!!

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Like Jim said if you haul it comes on at around 80. The best I ever did with my superhawk was 108 before the gauge started flashing. My RC gets up to 130 per tank though.


man i love the Rc ..so you get 130per tank is that hwy ? or fun riding >?

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But the RC has a bigger tank and fuel injection, they get about the same mileage at the end. At least your fillups are a little cheaper t han anybody else.

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That's mostly highway. Stop and go traffic can be less.

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I bought a beater superhawk last winter. It had slip ons and a jet kit, and the tank was hammered in (stunter... for tank wheelies). So this reduced the tank capacity even further, and I had it jetted on the rich side (it ran amazingly strong down low).

My record is 84 miles until the engine wouldn't run anymore. Dead empty. I loved that bike, but the fuel range was probably the #1 reason I got rid of it.
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The best I could average on my '98 was mid-30s. And that was a lot of highway ridin. About the only way to increase your range would be to get a larger tank, which, AFAIK, is only available in CF for about $1200 or so. Babying mine at RLOD would get me 21 miles before I had to start pushin.

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