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    can anyone tell me the approx gas mileage they get/think i would get on a 2003 kat 600. could you also give "riding" style with it. ie: aggresive, etc.

    while on the topic. when does everyone change their oil?

  • #2
    changed it first 600 miles..then 1500 then 5000miles. As for gas mileage. I get roughly 50-54MPG. My riding style is pretty much cruising when not mostly blasting off the line at least as much as a KAT can blast.
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    • #3
      thanks for the every how many miles do you change oil?

      just wantin to know so when i go ride it for the first time i know a rough ballpark as to what i'm lookin at mile wise for gas. thanks


      • #4
        Ditto on mileage, around 50 or so, change my oil every 2000 miles.
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        • #5
          i own a 2004 kat 600 and get around 40-46 depends on how aggressive i am riding that day.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by zleviticus
            i own a 2004 kat 600 and get around 40-46 depends on how aggressive i am riding that day.
            +1 on my 2003 600


            • #7
              My last tank I got 37mpg , and that was pretty high for me . Usual is about 33mpg . But my bike is far from stock and always seems to be having problems .
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              • #8
                MD, is you bike a woman, sure does sound like it!
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                • #9
                  i never fill up all the dunno. but when i ride in the summer everyday, i usually put in 5 bucks every other day.
                  if its got 2 wheels or a skirt....i'll ride it.


                  • #10
                    I average about 48 miles per gallon. I change my oil 3 to 4 times a year. First one being in the spring, then usually every 2500 miles.


                    • #11
                      also depends on the climate too..for example if u winterize your bike, even if u dont get 2000 miles on it in the riding season, u'd still wanna change it at some point during the offseason too.

                      I ride hard alot of the time, so if I make 47 miles per gallon, im estastic !!


                      • #12
                        i get 100 miles for every full tank and its a 5 gallon tank so thats bout 20 miles to a gallon


                        • #13
                          thats it..100 miles ?? geez u must ride hard!


                          • #14
                            My Wife's 02 600 gets 40-45

                            My 00 750 gets 45-50

                            Oddly enough, the 750's get better mileage than the 600's.

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                            • #15
                              If I ride 70 - 80 on the interstate, I get 43 - 48 mpg. I rarely go that slow, and average 31 - 34 mpg normally.

                              Oil changes:
                              When: Always on a Tuesday...
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                              New - 20 miles, 100 miles, 300 miles, 600 miles (with filter at 600). This, smearing dielectric grease in the electrical connections, and the initial valve adjustment at 600 miles are the most critical things you can do to make sure the bike lives to be a very ripe old age.
                              After that, every 3500 as per the manual, or more often if it's been a while (if I do 3500 in a week, then 3500; if it takes a few months, I usually change it at 2800 - 3100).

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