Just my sense of humour coming through. I thought the Cat guys would get a lark out of it...
Nothing personal Wizard...
I only have 33 miles on my F8 so fuel mileage hasn't been determined. For what it's worth, after 33 miles the guage is reading 3/4.
I did mix the fuel 100:1 like the manual suggested for the 1st tankfull and haven't had a load-up problem. Maybe a touch if you sit for a few seconds at an idle but it clears out in the first few feet of travel.
I like the handeling and it seems to get better the more I drive it. I haven't driven a sled that soaks up the mguls like the IQ suspension. Anyway I have a friend wanting to buy a F8 LXR, Cat sure stepped up with this machine. Have you heard of any enginr problems with the 800.
I put on 330 miles last week and rode with guys with 800X revs and every time we would stop we all put the same amount of gas in. The Mach Z and the (3) f7's I was with were a little worse. And the 800's were a little wore but not to bad from the 600's i was with.
I am completly satisfied with the gas mileage since it was a lot of WOT ditchbanging and Red River Riding. I agree with the previous post on the sled loosening up with some miles. The sled now has 200 miles on it and I was convinced that I did not have a prayer against my F7 but I think it will give it a run. Even if it is slower the ride of the new F chassis is far superior over the low riding position of the previous Firecat. I will have a good opportunity at the end of the week against 2 F7's and the Yamaha GT (150 horse sled?)
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