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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Mileage question

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#1 Guest_dritchie_*

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 04:45 PM

How good ( or bad) fule mileage should I be getting?
The trike has an EA-81 with 2WD autotransaxle and weighs 1100 pounds. (0 to 50 in 3 seconds)
Most driving done at 30 to 50 MPH very little freeway as going 60 -65 MPH with your butt 15 inghes off the ground feels like your doing 100 and trucks are intimidating as hell.

The last fill-up ( 8 Gal.) yeilded 20 MPG.

It seems like I spend a lot of time in second.

Is there a way to force it to change up?


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#2 Guest_jon61484_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 12:54 AM

I got (in the past) about 40mpg in my car. EA81, FWD.

recently I've been gettnig 30mpg. O2 sensor was bad. hope it goes back up!

#3 Guest_dritchie_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 09:17 PM

I'm surprized there were not more answers.
Is there a way to "force" the tranny to shift to third ?


#4 Guest_qman_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 09:32 PM

The mileage usually goes up when cruise speeds are maintained for extended periods. Mileage varies from 20 to 40 MPG.

I rarely get over 24 mpg. Mostly hiway and 4WD Hatchback. I don't even keep track of the Brat.

On another note, could you please resize your personal pic. It's waaay to big.

Thanks, Qman

#5 Guest_Hondasucks_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 10:45 PM

Check your vacuum modulator, if it's hooked up and working properly, it should shift into third about 25-35 MPH with light throttle opening. If that is disconnected, or bad, it will shift using governor pressure alone, which won't kick it into 3rd gear until about 40-45MPH.
The modulator is threaded into the side of the transmission case, it's about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and has a vacuum line going to it. They run about 11 bucks.

#6 Guest_dritchie_*

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Posted 28 July 2003 - 05:41 AM

Thanks andy, that's the info I think I need


#7 Guest_dritchie_*

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Posted 28 July 2003 - 09:32 PM

for some sysop help

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