hey, i just got an old 85 zx600 ninja. i thot having a motorcycle would be soo good on gas. but for the last two fill ups (~18 L engine) i have got MAX 220 Km before hit reserve. (haven't got the guts to see how much i can get from it)
1. what is the best way to get better mileage? shift lower? hard core maintanance? basically, any small tips you guys have found on older bikes?
2. i usually shift between 3 - 5 rpm, that's normal right? is it okay to cruise between 3 -4 ? or even lower? cause i read some guys ride at 5 + cruisin speed?!? lol
basically, i'm REALLY bummed, being a student, i'm already broke as is buying the bike, insurance, gear, now i find my mileage is 8.18 L /100 KM!!! i'm pretty mad!
thanx from a new rider!