Part of high mileage is getting the engine to turn slower. I am in Illinois where my brother, Bruce has made a 39 T rear sprocket and installed a 17 T front for his new Serow. Pirelli street tires.
Sitting upright, no fairing whatsoever, first, thru 5th gear are just fine. It will maintain 60-65 with the wind but will not hold that speed into wind or up any hill.
This is a good beginning. Anything we get now in mileage improvement will come from streamlining.
Craig Vetter, Designer
Sunday, September 2, 2007
I have been interested in improving motorcycle mileage since 1967. My first fairings allowed me to tour cross country on my Yamaha 250, a bike that was considered to be too small for cross country touring.
Today I continue to be interested in high mileage motorcycles and am developing cross country equipment for my 650 KLR and my 225 Serow. On this blog, I will report to you what I am trying and the results. I invite you to participate. We can learn and share together.