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How To: 10 Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage From Your Motorcycle

10 Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage From Your Motorcycle

You've heard all of the doom and gloom on the news: gas prices soaring, dwindling supply of fossil fuels, double dip recession, we're all feeling the pinch at the pump. Luckily for you, motorcycles can take you very far on very little gas, if you ride them the right way.

Here are 10 ways to get better gas mileage from your motorcycle and cover the most distance for your dollar.

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How To: KYMCO Venox Oil Change

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What oil should I use and how do I change the oil on my motorcycle?



KYMCO recommends 5W-50 motorcycle oil. This chart illustrates what motorcycle oil you should use based on the temperature. What you use in the desert or tropics may not be what we use here in Canada. On my KYMCO Venox, I put in fresh 10W-40 Semi-Synthetic motorcycle oil every oil change. The Synthetic vs. Non-Synthetic debate is older than I am and so I'll avoid it. I like my Semi-Synthetic, it's more than what's recommended, and it's good enough for me.

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Identify What Model of Harley-Davidson Sportster you Have

Harley-Davidson Sportster - What model is my sportster?

I came across someone who was restoring a 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle he recently bought. He was doing an awesome job rebuilding it, but didn't know what model of Sportster it was.

It's important to know what Sportster model you have, examples: Low, 883R, SuperLow, Custom, Standard, Roadster, etc. While 95% of parts are interchangeable, getting the wrong Sportster parts for the others can result in different lengths at suspension and at the forks, the wrong tires, and more.

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How To: KYMCO Venox Exhaust Baffle Mod – Step by Step Instructions with Images

KYMCO Venox Baffle Mod

Please check out our KYMCO Venox - Exhaust Pipe Muffler Baffle Modification page for information on how to make your Venox sound louder and better. You'll find videos demonstrating the modification as well as how your bike will sound after the work is done (here).

The KYMCO Venox benefits from some nice thick exhaust pipes that accentuate the deep tune of the 90-degree V-Twin engine. It’s easy to make the bike sound even louder. You can really wake up the sound of the bike by modifying the baffles to let the exhaust escape more freely. This guide will walk you through the process in 5 Steps.

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