How many miles do you put on your 500?

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Re: How many miles do you put on your 500?

Postby citadel vulcan » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:42 am

I bought my '96 A model in December, got it running in January (Didn't run since early 2009). It had 12,500 miles on it. I've already put over 3,800 miles (16,300) on her so far. My gas mileage is crap right now, but until I swapped on some Dyna Mufflers, I didn't realize how rich she was running. Someone must have rejetted before I bought her. I've got the mix leaned out as much as possible, but with the stock airbox, it starts backfiring and bogging down a little after I get past 1/4 throttle. Just got some pods yesterday. Hopefully that should fix that issue. 34 mpg (37 is my best so far) with a 500 is ridiculous, but it is still better than my lifted Jeep Cherokee (15 mpg average, 17 mpg highway).
'96 EN500A7 (Pod filters, Dynojet Stage 3 w/ 136 mains, Dyna Mufflers, Custom dented tank)
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Re: How many miles do you put on your 500?

Postby bikerbill » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:07 pm

It's Official: 200,000 miles on Hidalgo!

She passed this milestone at mile marker 167 on Interstate 20 east bound in Louisiana. Oh, and this was at the end of a 700+ mile day with the first 450 miles in the rain. :(
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Re: How many miles do you put on your 500?

Postby Triangles » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:19 pm

WOW congrats

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