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MY1998KALASAKI VOLCAN 1500 IS GITING BAD GAS MILEAGE. A

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MY1998KALASAKI VOLCAN 1500 IS...

MY1998KALASAKI VOLCAN 1500 IS GITING BAD GAS MILEAGE

Mechanic's Assistant: When did you last clean or replace your air filter? And are the oxygen sensors in good working order?

A OWNLEE HIVE ONE AIRFILTER SHOUD THAIR BE TWO

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?

1998 KALASAKI VOLCAN 1500

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?

NOT A THING GESS GOT IT

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

IT IS GITING ONLY 70 MILES A TANKE BUT RUNS REEL GOOD

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Motorcycle Mechanic: Pete, Mechanic replied 4 months ago
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Since you just got the bike, you don't really know the history of it. My thought is that the air filter is very dirty. You should change the filter and put a fresh set of spark plugs in it. You said it runs good so I don"t think the choke is hanging up. Somtimes guys rejet the carb for more power but it is hard to say unless you know the history of the bike.

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