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2005 XL1200C Bad Gas Mileage

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Hey Everyone,

So just got my first bike a couple weeks ago and have already ran out of gas once and almost twice now. I have a 4.5gal tank, carb, and seems like I can get only get about 100-120 miles before sputtering and needing to switch to reserve.

I do use it as a commuter to work which is ~35 miles each way canyon riding. I try to stay with the flow of traffic in that canyon (Parleys Canyon, Utah) and people are going 75mph+ including myself.

Would you say this is normal? I know some '04 to '05 had a recall that the reserve switch was installed wrong so that ON was really reserve and vice versa. Not sure if that could be a reason.

How many miles do you sporty riders normally get before having to fill up or switch to reserve?

Thanks,

Matt


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