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I have 2 1997 yamaha 600 twin sleds and a 1999 600 triple.

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I have 2 1997...

I have 2 1997 yamaha 600 twin sleds and a 1999 600 triple. the twins get 5-6 miles per gallon. exactly half what the triple gets. mid throttle or crui

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Mid throttle is awful you can hear it drinking fuel new plugs,reeds,rebuilt carbs a couple of times. and this is first time on this site

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes i collect worn out 97-99 vmax and rebiuld into nice sleds but this is insane.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I have a new fuel pump on order but not sure this will cure it

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Bro***** *****'s?? Dirty carbs? Compression??

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No replaced and checked all that out
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