.....it's a flamin' Aero....

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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by Swordsman » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:08 pm

Hey man, what kind of MPG are you getting on your little hopped-up Aero? I've read that the 2 strokes are significantly lower than the 4 strokes.

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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by motormike » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:05 pm

Swordsman wrote:Hey man, what kind of MPG are you getting on your little hopped-up Aero? I've read that the 2 strokes are significantly lower than the 4 strokes.

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You know, I can only say that mileage is somewhere around 50-60 mpg.
Even with the stock set-up was probably the same.
Maybe even not as good as the Mikuni.
I think the Mikuni breathes much better and is more efficient than the stocker.
It certainly gives some quicker response.
I never "ease on the throttle" unless the pavement is wet.
It's WOT 90% of the time.... :thumbwink:
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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by motormike » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:21 pm

After taking a group around the Ridgetop community today, my guesstimated mpg figure on Ruby
would seem a little high.
Probably getting 50 with some real open-throttle riding for most of 90 miles.
She needed 1.7 gallons to fill.
I'm going to repeat the route in the near future and do an efficiency run for the best mileage for comparison... :hi:
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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by motormike » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:42 pm

PseudoMoto ride today north to Cumberland City where the group of 8 bikes crossed the river aboard ferry just below Lake Barkley. All afternoon the sky was sunny and fair temps around 70. By the time we got as far out of town as we were going, the clouds rolled in bringing lightning, hail and rain. 2 riders split off earlier, 2 more when rain got close by, so 4 remaining played it cool and managed to avoid the entire storm with samiches and bevvys.

And to the point: Ruby has suffered either bearing or gear damage in the trans.... :cry: :cry: :cry:
She started a few weeks ago with mysterious little rattles.
Maybe 50 miles into today's ride, she started some whimpers here and there.
The farther she went, the sounds became increasingly more painful sounding.
This included growling, chattering, hammering, and as the rpm changed, so did the tone.
The final 50 miles had her screaming @ 50 mph like a banshee.
Parked in garage now, and unconscious from the 200 mile ordeal she blistered through today.
The inspection on this one will be fun.
This is her first engine-ectomy and coming at 6,722.0 on the clock.
I will check compression before I pull it to be sure, but it is running great.
November sounds like a good time for this to happen...whew... :geekdance:
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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by GSX1400 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:39 am

No pictures of the ride?

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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by motormike » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:02 pm

GSX1400 wrote:No pictures of the ride?


:oops: ...sorry, the fall colors have diminished here and pix may have been pretty drab. Besides, my phone is old and incapable of loading pix into the computer. I did not take my camera, didn't think about it. Maybe I can borrow some from a friend.
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Here's one aboard the ferry^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by GSX1400 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:16 pm

750 Four?

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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by motormike » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:34 pm

GSX1400 wrote:750 Four?
Yes it is a 750 four pictured.
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This is my Aero 125, Ruby
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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by GSX1400 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:06 am

Awww, I thought you were on a 200 mile ride on your scooter, not on a Four...tooooo easy! Lol!

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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by motormike » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:54 pm

GSX1400 wrote:Awww, I thought you were on a 200 mile ride on your scooter, not on a Four...tooooo easy! Lol!
Your first impression is correct GSX1400. I rode my Aero 125, Ruby, on today's ride of 198 miles.
The 750 Honda belongs to the member who I borrowed the photo from.
I can see why you would be confused, but my referrence to "Ruby" in the post is the key to clarity.
This entire thread chronicles the adventures and trials of my only true love, Ruby, the flamin' Aero.... :urban:
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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by GSX1400 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:08 pm

Anyways nice ride on a scoot! I don't think I'd do the same on my Aero 50!

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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by westy_ca » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:02 pm

This entire thread chronicles the adventures and trials of my only true love, Ruby, the flamin' Aero....

Awww Mike what about #53? :(
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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by motormike » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:33 pm

westy_ca wrote:Awww Mike what about #53? :(

The Gyro #53 also qualifies as "true love"...I stand corrected....

There are several other true loves and they all rest quietly in the garage.
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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by motormike » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:08 pm

another borrowed photo from the ferry crossing... :hi:
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Re: .....it's a flamin' Aero....

Post by motormike » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:24 pm

Alrighty then....picking up the saga where I left off, Ruby with serious gearbox grinding.
I'll start by loading some pix of the carnage.... :naughty:
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