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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-16-2007, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Boys & Girls........Tcat is really steamed this morning! I have gotten as high as 60.87 MPG on my 2006 VN750 & it is costing me almost as much to fill up my ride as it used to cost to fill up my Chevy!

It's now $3.50 per gallon & rising!

Somebody please help this very poor biker! All donations will be accepted. (Cash or certified money orders only please)

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-16-2007, 11:06 AM
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If we make a strong case that we ride motorcycles to save gas, maybe we can get government grant money?

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I drive a 91 Chevy Suburban everyday with a 40+ gallon tank---do the math!!
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I drive a 91 Chevy Suburban everyday with a 40+ gallon tank---do the math!!
Park the Chevy ride the bike! Over $7 to fill mine this morning.
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I've been hitting $8 to fill mine! Supposed to cost closer to $5 (which is still to high but that's another issue). Now if only I could convince myself to not accelerate so hard...

Still better than the $50 tank on the car though (supposed to be around $30).

Needless to say, if it's just me going somewhere - it's on 2 wheels. I don't get the milage I should (around 35 in town, 41 on longer hiway trips) but it's better than the car (average of 30 last time I checked mostly freeway some city).

At these gas prices it may actually be cheaper (considering all costs - tires, etc) to ride the bike - at lower prices it usually is about the same when you figure in extra tires, etc.

Of course - I got something in the mail yesterday - I can get a $150 gas card.... if I buy a new car... hmm...

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I just paid 12.91 to fill up the 900, 4.1 gals @3.15 but there were 191 miles on the odo and I still had roughly 1 gal left in the tank so I guess that aint so bad. Sure beats filling up the 4WD Chevy.
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I would ride the bike but I'm not done with it yet. It looks like this right now

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This thread just had to start...

Yesterday I paid $10 to fill up the 700. Only 100 miles on the odo. Grr...

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I drive a 91 Chevy Suburban everyday with a 40+ gallon tank---do the math!!
My VN700 looks about the same, fortunately the 750 is on the road!

I've been doing my best to control the level of twist on my wrist, still I guess I can'y complain I filled her at $2.95 yesterday (although that still seems rediculess).
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I only average about 35 MPG on my VN700. The worst I have gotten, 19 MPG, true story. I ran out of gas after 60 miles. I was riding with some crotch rocket guys and averaging 100+ MPH. After about 65 MPH, our gas mileage goes to crap.

Still better than my F150 at 12 MPG...

That Toyota Prius POS is looking more and more attractive everyday! Consumer Reports averaged 44 MPG on their test drive!
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