New guy with 06 Fazer MPG issues
First post on this site... Just getting back into biking from a 15 year break due to having a child. Son moved out and the wife said that I could have a bike again. I looked and looked and found a great super clean Red 06 FZ6 with 3800 miles on it. I took it to Kent Power Sports to give it a look over before the purchase. They said to run fuel treatment through it and everything else looked good. I went to Chevron and I put 3 oz of Seafoam to the 3 gals it took to fill her up when I bought it, since the previous owner said the gas was over 6 months old. The bike seems to run and idle just fine. However, I only got 128 miles before I hit reservoir (31 mpg) on the first tank of gas. The second tank I did not user Seafoam and got 35 mpg. I have only put 254 miles on it since I purchased it, however the MPG obviously sucks. I'm embarrassed to ride with anyone yet with any distance since I will slow them down to fill up before them. I was reading about TPS issues and while they seem to have been corrected with the 06 and later, I ran the self diag anyways. I get 16 and 101 on the diag. I know 101 is out of spec, however I don't know if that would be enough to get the mileage im getting without obvious performance issues as well. I have not been driving above 9k much, so it's not the lets see how fast I can go and running it too hard. Temps have been 95 to 100 degrees.
I put new tires (Dunlop Q3) on the day the dealer looked at it and had oil changed and chain adjusted. Also the battery was just replaced before I purchased it. I have not looked at the plugs or the air filter since it only had 3800+ miles on it.
Anyone have any suggestions on what to look at?
How often can I use Seafoam?
Last edited by symtex; 08-24-2014 at 03:55 PM.