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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Gas milage

Im going to order one of JBS SHEAVES after 1st of the year,just wondering does it help any on the gas mileage on the 660.Anyone who owns a 660 knows they really like gas.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 08:11 AM
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I don't have any data to back this up, but I don't see how it could not help fuel consumption. The rpms really drop low at cruising speed with the JBS. My foot s barely on the gas at 20mph and close to 1/4 at 30mph. Gas mileage is hard for me to keep up with since I ride hilly, rough stuff with the occasional long gravel road thrown in. I don't ride on a paved road at light throttle long enough to get a good read on mpg.

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it does help your milage
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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This what i rthought,I have read threads on the sheaves and figured on what i have read that gas mileage would have to increase,lower rpm at cruising speed is logic for better fuel economy.You will be hearing from me JBS,or seeing me your not to far away.
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This what i rthought,I have read threads on the sheaves and figured on what i have read that gas mileage would have to increase,lower rpm at cruising speed is logic for better fuel economy.You will be hearing from me JBS,or seeing me your not to far away.
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Richlands VA, about 95 miles from you.
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 09:15 AM
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Ive ridden over a hundred miles in the desert in one day and didnt need fuel so I never worry about MPG.
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 09:29 AM
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Does gas mileage madder!

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70 miles in the woods is max on a stock bike....we have to carry fuel...

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Very little flat ground where we live,
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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 10:01 AM
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The sheave cannot hurt gas mileage it can only help...

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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 10:48 AM
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70 miles, thats it. Crazy man. We run in the desert up mountains and all over and like I said easily can do over 100 miles.
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 10:59 AM
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I think he means 70 miles one way and that with probably a 5gal can of gas will get him back without worrying about running out on the way back with no more reserve...

I would tell you about the insanely high gas mileage I got on high speed run from beeline over 4 peaks to punkin center (approximately 30 miles one-way from staging area to gas station starting with topped off tank) in my last 686 but you wouldn't believe me so I am not going to...

Typical rhino 660 driven conservatively gets 15 mph and there are 8 gallons of gas...good luck using every last drop without a spare fuel can...

So that is 100 total miles on a tank of gas but if for any reason you are not getting real good fuel economy like with a lead-footed hillbilly in a 800cc one cylinder war-wagon... you might only want to count on 70...

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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 11:30 AM
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People have been arguing about how many miles you can go in a Rhino on a tank of gas since 2004...

The question was will sheave help, hurt, make no difference...

If you are getting one for gas mileage you are wasting your money...

The sheave mod can't hurt...it can only help...so no reason NOT to do it...there is NO down-side to going from a stock sheave to a JBS sheave with od weights...including no decrease in gas mileage...

Your foot is the biggest factor in gas mileage...all other things being equal...that said...lots of crawling and idling will consume a lot of fuel and get you no-where in terms of distance...debating mileage results only matters if you control the comparisons...it's pointless given the application...especially if its all hills all the time...

If you are using it to get from point A to point B strictly for transportation and fuel economy is a huge factor then lowering the cruising rpms and thus the throttle setting for any given speed in mph can only help...

If you get an a/f gauge you modify your fuel curve for maximum efficiency and tune your cvt for maximum efficiency too but I am suggesting to you that is a complete waste of time...go for max power...and carry enough fuel to get back... simple as that...

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