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How to improve gas mileage on my mean streak

I have cobra pipes and hyper charger an a techlusion fuel system and get 100 miles to the tank.How can I improve fuel mileage

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SOURCE: I have a hyper charger and v&h straight pipes.

Most non fuel injected bikes do have a reserve, under the tank on the fuel valve where the line goes from the tank to the carb..:)

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: how much is the reserve on the kawasaki mean

If its set up like mine, there is no "reserve" tank as I used to know it (I.E. a petcock that you turned to access the remaining fuel in the tank). If you mean how much is left after the fuel light comes on, I have noticed two things. The fuel light will start dim and grow brighter as you continue getting closer to empty (easier to see at night : )). I have noticed that when the light is on fully and I pull in to fuel (done this multiple times espec. when I first got the bike), I only was adding 3-3.5 gal. in fuel which means there is between 1-1.5 gal LEFT in the tank. quite a reserve off a 4.5 gal. tank, right? HaHa. Hope this helps. I generally the purpose of the fuel light and when it comes on I take note of the odometer, and pull in when convinient (20-30 miles AFTER the lite comes on and never had a problem. Probably could push it more than that, but...

Posted on Jun 11, 2010

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"it cuts out as if the engine was tuned off"--------- In this case get the fuel pressure checked.------ The required fuel is not reaching the engine so it cuts off.May be the fuel line is loosing pressure or the fuel filter itself is getting clogged.------ Also other possibility is clogged air filter.The air flow is getting blocked, due to that engine cuts off.-------- Also get the air filter inspected and replaced.--------- --------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Jul 31, 2011

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SOURCE: Where is the fuel filter located on a Mean Streak?

The fuel filter is inside the fuel tank connected to the fuel pump

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What is the typical mileage per tank? Does anyone know? How can I improve the miles


car is 24mpg, city.
so 15.6 MPG sucks it does. but is possible if you let my 15yo kid drive car, it is easy, to do, fast right and heavy foot, for sure.

is that averaging 3 tanks, as that prevents ISLAND pump shut off
issues. (varies)
did you check miles with GPS, to see if your speedo/odommeter is a bit nuts?

here are the basics, i can list 100 things, but here are a few.
  1. measured wrong. not 3 times avg. (use same gas station and pump) use GPS for true miles. (then switch stations and repeat)
  2. bad driving, (teenager? in house?)
  3. stolen fuel?
  4. brakes dragging.?
  5. running 15psi in tires,? (oh'bummer said it ,!)
  6. engine running bad, driving with the CEL lamp glowing? DTCs stored, scan the PCM> look see.? fix.
  7. never ever tuned it UP, this decade?
  8. Pulling a heavy load.?
  9. measured only on the up hill run in the rocky mountains, (i just did that)
  10. transmissions slips or TCC lockup failing. (scan the PCM)
  11. not coasting down hills( cuts fuel 100%) see #2
  12. old fuel?
  13. ill stop.



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I have a 2007 suzuki C90 anyone know of any enexpensive way to get a little more power out of it I already have cobra pipes and a fuel management system on it have


Apart from going full tilt and bombing the engine. I might suggest putting an aftermarket air cleaner on it. Either a hypercharger or an Arlen Ness kit, maybe even spiked air ram. Either of these will give you extra performance.
I have a VZ1600 with PC III, Cobra slash cut pipes and a Hyper charger and it really pulls hard and goes far faster than a stock bike. At 80km/h in first there is a rev limiter that prevents you going over that, but second so far I have had it up to 130 km/h and still more throttle to go.

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Bad gas mileage i filled my car with 91 octane i live in canada its $1.20 a liter right now and i got 274 kilometers to that tank is there something wrong with my car ?


If your car is at 80k miles or more, first change out the oxygen sensor. Their life-span is only 80-100K miles. (not sure what that is in KMs.

This is what provides feedback to the computer to fine-tune the air/fuel mixture. When this fails, you will run a rich mixture and get worse gas mileage (or literage as you might say)

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How does the fuel reserve function on my 2002 v max? Does the switch stay in the on pos. meaning fuel is on or does this mean I have the reserve on?


There are two 'pipes' that stick up into the tank from the fuel valve. Your fuel valve has three positions ... Off (obvioius), On (connected to the longer pipe) and Reserve (connected to the shorter pipe) If you run on 'reserve', you wilol run out of gas.

The longer pipe sticks further up into the tank ... when the fuel drops to this level, you immediately know because the engine stops running. Flip to reserve and you switch to the shorter pipe which immediately takes suction.

Fill your motorcycle every 100 miles and you will always have fuel and never have to rely on the reserve.

Jul 12, 2010 | 2002 Yamaha V-Max

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I have a hyper charger and v&h straight pipes. I can go 100 miles on a fill up and I am on empty. Is there a reserve or is does this sound odd?


Most non fuel injected bikes do have a reserve, under the tank on the fuel valve where the line goes from the tank to the carb..:)

Jul 31, 2009 | 1999 kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic

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Where is the fuel filter located on a Mean Streak?


Not sure if the same but my 1996 1500 Vulcan Classic is under gas tank

Jul 22, 2009 | 2004 kawasaki VN 1600 Mean Streak

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Jeep liberty gas mileage


to increase gas mileage make sure you keep on top of tire air pressure you can also have your tires filled with nitrogen instead of air also a K&N air filter does wonders and is good for lifetime worth every penny. another smart move is to use a fuel system cleaner regularly Lucas makes great products for this try local parts store.

Nov 24, 2008 | 2005 Jeep Liberty

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Air filter


The Techlusion will fit your bike for a fuel management system. I would definitely get one with aftermarket pipes and especially if your going to get an aftermarket air kit. Techlusion Fuel Management Kit Techlusion (Dobeck Performance) Fuel Injection TFI Control Box for Suzuki Boulevard M95 Cobra FI2000 Fuel Management (Plug & Play) 1020-0081 - Cobra FI2000 Tripot Fuel Processor - 1600 Marauder & Mean Streak Thunder Air Kits (Maurader 1600) http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/...A&Show=Reviews http://www.motorcycle-journal.com/fo...uzuki-m95.html

Nov 10, 2008 | 2005 Suzuki Boulevard M95

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Improving mileage


i use b12 chem tool in my tank every other fill up very strong solution and it removes carbon and other deposits like nothing engine builders use this for soaking parts like valves and carburetors to remove deposits i would say it is your best friend for improving gas mileage and restoring your engine and fuel system to like new condition, please pick up a can for your fuel tank and tell me what you think it comes in a spray and an additive you want the fuel system additive please rate-jeff ps i dont work for or sell B12 Chem Tool i speak from experiance

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