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By Zazutata on Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 09:41 am:  View Zazutata's Profile Search for other posts by Zazutata Edit this post

Not very knowledgeable on these things but....since fitting race cans on my Falco my urban fuel consumption has become really bad but my long distance riding consumption has dramatically improved. Bike is stock UK spec with the ECU de-restricted. Is this normal? Any ideas welcome



By Daz on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 02:27 pm:  View Daz's Profile Search for other posts by Daz Edit this post

Maybe you are blasting around town more than usual to hear the new lovely sound but on the motorway you are taking it steadier so that you aren't deaf when you get off it at the other end?! lol, maybe not.  

By Falconas on Monday, October 28, 2002 - 08:27 am:  View Falconas's Profile Search for other posts by Falconas Edit this post

In every motorcycle i put a better air filter, like K&N, i see great improvement at fuel consumption, probably more air going in, better the air-fuel mix. Also a new ECU chip will help, Factory Pro, Arrow, BBpower e.t.c  

By Powermaster on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 02:40 am:  View Powermaster's Profile Search for other posts by Powermaster Edit this post

The reason is very simple, your bike is running rich at low speeds and possibly ideal at higher ones, cutting the wire simply adds more fuel,Try connecting it back and find out, or have the carbs balanced (yes, the bodies ) 

By Zazutata on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 04:46 am:  View Zazutata's Profile Search for other posts by Zazutata Edit this post

Thanks Powermaster...seems to make perfect sense now. Still looking for my carbs tho' !!!! 

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