I've got the counter shaft sprocket upgrade on my B5 and notice it really has made a difference when running down the freeways.
Hey Riders,We all know these bikes are not intended for freeways, but there are times when we have to use them in order together to the areas where we do want to ride.
I got the feeling it was enjoying the ride as much as I was.
Flying inverted nowadays, huh? Tough to do with no inverted fuel system!Bare
I usually ride to Murphy's, CA which is a 65 mile OW trip.. 2 days ago June 19, for the first time on my C5, I rode to Lake Tahoe which was a 150 mile one way trip, I took the back roads HWY 88 all the way, and took a break every 45 to 50 miles, stayed the night and returned the next day, It was a really awesome journey, looking forward to doing it again very soon...Below is a picture of Silver Lake, the one close to Lake Tahoe...
Nice..... I hope you packed the pocket fisherman ! I hear there's gold eating Steel-head up in them there hills !!
(2) How the h*ll do you get 67 MPG at 70mph? The best I can do cruising at 65-70mph is about 50 MPG. I've only gotten above 70 MPG on one tank in 4,000 miles, and that was cruising at a deliberately steady 30-35 for 70 miles (because of a disabled sprocket assembly). More typically in ordinary highway driving I get around 48-53 MPG.
My freeway commute is 36 miles each way, about 33 of those miles on I-10 at an indicated 70 mph. I very consistently get 67 mpg. Only changes I've made are the better plug and an 18T front sprocket. However, mileage did not noticeably improve when I had the sprocket installed, so I don't think that made a difference.I have a B5 also, which has 19" wheels front and back. I know the speedometer reads high (indicated 70 is actually 65), but I don't know if the odometer is off by the same amount or not. If so, then the actual mpg is less.Notice, my "fuelly" tag below says 64.4 mpg, but that includes all tanks since new. I used to go faster all of the time! (I used to run indicated 75 mph+ to keep up with traffic. Now I just accept that I'm the slow guy on the freeway. The speed limit is 65 anyway, and I have enough company at the slower speed that I don't feel like I'm holding things up.)
Maybe we can meet up one of these days when I'm out that way again.