Re: lousy gas mileage
I'm no lightweight, around 200 lbs. I never ride with the throttle wide open. 15-20 mph is the perfect cruising speed for me. I have an over sized rear sprocket (52 teeth, I think) because I live in some very hilly terrain and am willing to swap off some top end speed for extra torque. My bike is a Kulana beach cruiser, which I realize is not the lightest bike around either. Still, last year I was driving an 1100cc, four cylinder Yamaha and getting 43 mpg. Something is seriously not adding up here.