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For the few of you in the US who have their Scramblers, what kind of mileage are you seeing? I just went through my first tank and it wasn't nearly as good as what I'm seeing on some other threads and forums. My fuel light went on at just over 100 miles and I measured only 36 mpg. Almost all city riding in LA traffic.

Granted, I know most of the other's are using Kilometers and/or imperial gallons instead of US gallons but even after doing the math mine seemed low. I don't believe there's a fuel leak or anything that would account for such low numbers.

What are you getting, fellow US riders?

Also, I'm obviously still breaking it in so all of this riding has been under 6k RPMs. Very conservative.

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I got around the same on my first tank, close to 160 km. I think the break in period where you keep the revs relatively low consumes more gas. At least that is my conclusion
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It's probably also breaking in so the piston rings are seating and forming a good seal and all that business. I think people are reporting about 55mpg with these bikes though.
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Same here. Fuel light goes on around 100 miles or so. I have around 500 miles on the bike. Almost thru the break in period.
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I don't have it yet, but with past bikes I ALWAYS experienced *hitty ass mileage for the first few tank fulls. It seems all bikes need that break in period. WIth my triumph tiger I believe I got 25 per US gal. then later it went up to 36 to 38. Don't worry.
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Awesome, that makes me feel better haha. Thanks everybody
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Awesome, that makes me feel better haha. Thanks everybody
Thanks for the like Brantman. BTW, its not my circus either!
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Just ignore this if you only want American opinions but I have to disagree about the running in using more fuel. I reckon your high consumption has more to do with commuting in LA traffic than anything else. Since I picked up my bike I haven't got less than 200km (120 miles roughly) to the light coming on. None of that has been in heavy traffic.
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My first two tanks were about 100 miles until the light came on. Since then it's almost always around 120 miles. I have over 700 miles on it now.
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Mine just came on this morning @ 94 miles, which I felt was a little soon. In the 94 miles I've ridden, I've found that there's no going slow on this bike. It seems like the bike just wants to inject a lot of fuel in first gear, witch makes it really twitchy and a little difficult to control when below 10mph. Hopefully, the rumors are correct and a reflash is in the works.
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