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WHat the hell guys. help me out, im running only premium, and ive got fresh motul oil, 155 miles to a tank of gas. 6.3 gallons. and i drive pretty easy commuting so whats wrong. she runs great, but im thinking maybe its the plugs. what is the best for drivability. i wanna stick close to the best factory recommended but newer technology
 

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Gotta pull those spark plugs...

They never lie.....Since the ZX11 averages in the low to middle 40s when it comes to "normal" fuel consumption, even if the main jets are one notch to large it could, IMHO, drop the mpg by 6 to 8.

You didnt say if you were running a stock exhaust system or not...
 

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I have a zx7 and have the exact same issue so im curious as to what the answers are.
For reference I am getting closer to 50 mpg with my 95 zx7. Fresh plugs, fresh oil change and filter changes including K&N air filter. Running a full Muzzi ti exhaust system.
 

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50? Jesus.

I get like 35 right now.

Hopefully the new pilots will allow me to drop the float heights way back down lool
 

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50? Jesus.

I get like 35 right now.

Hopefully the new pilots will allow me to drop the float heights way back down lool
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Thats about what im getting.Depending on how throttle happy i am.30-35
 

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still, i was getting over 40 last summer, but my floats were way lower than they are now
 

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Any new pics of the ole girl Squidge?
 

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not really

I am however considering trading it for something more suited to the 200+ mile rides I often take.
 

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not really

I am however considering trading it for something more suited to the 200+ mile rides I often take.
All the love and hard work only to trade her in!
 

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Not trade it in, trade it straight up.

And its just a hobby, sure I am out all the cash, but I was out that cash the second I spent it.
 

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Pfft, that bike is only worth maybe 2500 bucks. 3k if someone is willing to spend extra for the shiny new plastics. I have a post on CL asking if anyone would be interested in trading for a 650R. Something that gets way better mileage and my GF can ride.

I like the 7, but it sucks long distance.
 

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Pfft, that bike is only worth maybe 2500 bucks. 3k if someone is willing to spend extra for the shiny new plastics. I have a post on CL asking if anyone would be interested in trading for a 650R. Something that gets way better mileage and my GF can ride.

I like the 7, but it sucks long distance.
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Shes a beauty now,or close to it.Id keep her.Just me
 

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You assume I have that much attachment to a bike.
 

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Yea i just did an oil change and filter, plugs are next. I have a full(i think) yoshi exhaust and im not sure if its jetted to spec, runs good without a hickup though. What sucks is that on commutes i get about 30ish, if im running hard it drops to maybe 20mpg, something isnt right here.
 

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SV-650 & probably the Ninja 650 twins would be your best bet for 'cheap on gas.' However, I was under the impression that unmodified ZX-11s were capable of low 50s, like California ZX-9s.
 

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...I was under the impression that unmodified ZX-11s were capable of low 50s
Yes they are. I regularly do 45~48, my best being 50. But this is on highway and at about 65~70 MPH.

Oh and mine (1997 D5) is slightly modified and jetted slightly richer than OEM.
 

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My ZX-11 had 1 less tooth up front (steeper gearing), a pipe, a jet kit, a K&N, and an ignition advance and I easily got mid 40s and over 200 miles per tank. Your bike may be in a poor state of tune.
 
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