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Post  Rocken on Sun May 10, 2009 2:55 pm

New guy. Just installed a GYTT Friday. I rode 200 miles on the CT. For the first time ever, I had 150 miles on the tank before the yellow light came on. My question, is this a fluke or am I to expect this regularly? Am I just seeing the differance in size come to play: 60 profile vs. 70 profile? I had my GPS going, and did a mapquest route, don't seem to see than big a differance in speedo (still 5mph off @ 70) or milage /- 3%.
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Post  jedishon on Sun May 10, 2009 5:41 pm

Not sure what your used to. But it will probably go down once you get used to the tire ande start riding more aggressively.

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Post  Rocken on Sun May 10, 2009 7:34 pm

Not an aggression issue. I have been trying to squeeze every mile I can from a gallon of gas. I'm prepping for a trip to Alaska and the 160+ miles between gas stops. I will be pulling a trailer and will be carring 2 extra gallons gas. I am hoping this is a result of less rolling resistance. I will find out soon enought. I was just wondering if anyone saw any gains in milage with their CT or is that 3mm shorted height making the differience?

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Post  jedishon on Mon May 11, 2009 8:17 am

Actually I believe with the shorter the tire the higher the RPM's which would indicate using more gas. I had a slight increase in milage with mine and I put it down to less rolling resistance..... Not sure what yours is doing, but have fun with it.

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Post  yank on Tue May 12, 2009 10:49 am

I have better mileage, but I get great mileage ridding with MaMa-( by myself-35 mpg- with MaMa--45 mpg ) so get your wife a bike(girlfriend in other cases) and and get better mpg.
There is one funny thing I have to say though, she gets 45mpg also????? shes on a 1300c.
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Post  gsbuick65 on Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:22 pm

my mileage went down, I use to get 39, with the car tire now I get 34, I also put a 1300 final at the same time. seem to not role as good. Sad

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