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Walmart fuel = mileage plummets

So I took a trip to Daytona this weekend ~500mi each way. Hauling a little trailer with the bike on it. Running 80mph getting 14.5mpg (lieometer.)

Stopped for fuel at Walmart. Back on the highway, and now I'm getting 12mpg.

Everything else was the same.

Burned half that tank and stopped again for a fuel up. Checked the separator for water, none.

The new tank, same mpg.

On the way back, same mpg.


WTF could this be? Could something have been damaged? Truck is behaving fine, just lost 2.5mpg.

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It's your truck saying you should of rode the bike to Daytona.

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Weird... Possibly be any type of wind or you were climbing more hills?
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I95 is really flat, no hills.

If it were me, I might have ridden, but the GF wouldn't have gone for it. 7 hrs is a long time on the back of a V-rod doing 80mph.
On the way home, it rained on and off most of the way, I was real glad to have the truck.

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Yeah I have been to Florida a few times and am actually in Orlando right now. So don't really know about any hills or not. Good luck on your findings. It's hard to find good fuel for some reason. I'm in Colorado and there are some places that I don't trust for fuel diesel or not..
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I was wondering if I ought to put some Cetane boost in there. If I could find some, that is.

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I95 is really flat, no hills.

If it were me, I might have ridden, but the GF wouldn't have gone for it. 7 hrs is a long time on the back of a V-rod doing 80mph.
On the way home, it rained on and off most of the way, I was real glad to have the truck.
Sometimes my mpg drops from certain gas stations, my truck likes Sheetz and Exxon

Get your GF a V!!! This is my 08 Dx hand me down I gave my wife when I got a bagger. I love that I still have it in the garage, but now she won't let me ride it.


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Probably one of those deals that you ask 10 guys and get 10 different answers. I'm keeping what I have. I like the look, I like the sound. I don't think you would ever notice the difference on the street. Maybe on the dyno, but I don't ride there.
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