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Old 10-10-2005, 06:53 PM   #31
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I've got one too and I think it's an engineering acheivment that MV could make an engine that small suck down that much gas.
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:36 PM   #32
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I wonder whether the 50-65 mpg for Buell

are for real
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:35 AM   #33
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Registration for my 4.3L Sonoma is less than for my 2.4L SRT-4, I live in Az as well.
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:59 AM   #34
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Most Sportsters will get mid fifties easily.
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:44 AM   #35
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You don't have to go exotic to get bad gas mileage. My VTR1000 Super Hawk gets the same mileage as my Honda Accord - about 30 mpg!



I got into motorcycling because it was cheap transportation. A CL360 Honda provided transportation and recreation through my navy years for almost nothing. Now I do it for recreation only, and find myself in the land of poor mileage and $300 tires that wear out in 5000 miles. We all know that motorcycles can be cheap transportation, but we also know that most are not.

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Old 10-11-2005, 05:09 AM   #36
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Default I get about 48 to 50 MPG

I weigh 300 lbs ride hard and have a 2004 XB12S Buell and get around 48 to 50 mpg
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:34 AM   #37
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If gas goes back up closer to $3 it'll cost me over $20 to fill my tank. :-/
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:02 AM   #38
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And why all this mechanical paraphernalia? Because they needed it. Heady -- mostly leaky head and bottom end -- stuff indeed.
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:15 AM   #39
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How do they do that with such old, uncompetitive design technology?
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:16 AM   #40
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You aren't, by chance, advocating a new tax, are you?
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