How to Improve Gas Mileage in a Yamaha Vstar 1100

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Motorcycles are known for getting better fuel mileage than cars. However, you may be able to improve the fuel mileage of your Yamaha Vstar 1100 motorcycle by making small changes in the way your drive and operate your Vstar. Improving fuel mileage, even a little bit, will help you save money over the life of your vehicle and can benefit the environment by reducing vehicle emissions.

  • Maintain your motorcycle's motor properly. You should always make sure to perform timely maintenance and repair any problems that arise as soon as you become aware of them. Motor problems will force your engine to work harder running your machine and consume more fuel.

  • Make sure your motorcycle's tires are always correctly inflated to meet manufacturer specifications. Low tire pressure can increase drag on your vehicle's motor and force it to consume more fuel. Low tires will also negatively affect the handling of your Yahama Vstar 1100.

  • Maintain steady speeds on your Yamaha Vstar 1100. Try to avoid frequent acceleration or driving aggressively, as this will use more fuel. The more gently you drive your bike, the better gas mileage it will get.

  • Avoid letting your Yamaha Vstar 1100 idle for long periods of time when you are not in motion. If your vehicle will be idling for several minutes, turn it off and turn it back on when you are ready to go again.

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