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Old 05-26-2006, 11:55 AM   #41
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"the current pricing is fabricated." OK I won't say it... aluminum foil comes to mind..Oil shale is not pratical... a feel good program during the Carter years..
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:05 PM   #42
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Calm down.



I wasn't referring to some sort of conspiracy.
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:12 PM   #43
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But the facts and data say in what ecoonomists call "real" (adjusted) gas is higher now than ever.
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:15 PM   #44
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Big difference.. Gas is the the blood in our economy. Gas is used for every thing cofee ain't. So yes cofee is expesnive but not everything relies on coffee like gasoline. Another $1.00 rise in price/gallon will have a devestating short term effect on the economy... Detroit will get hit hard.



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Old 05-26-2006, 12:15 PM   #45
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Wow...it really is like turrets syndrome, isn't it.
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:18 PM   #46
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There are voices in your head that make you respond, is there...



It's like obsessive compulsive. Instead of turning the kitchen light on and off ten times before you leave, you have to respond to every social and semi-political post.



Just make sure you avoid stepping on the cracks on the sidewalks!
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:19 PM   #47
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Ok I am getting on my bike now.. took the day off today but weather kind of sucks.. hope that battery charger works.. Thanks for the fun discussion Buz

Have a good holiday..
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:20 PM   #48
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Yes unfornuately...time to go ride...
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:27 PM   #49
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I have a 2002 ZX-6E 600 cc sportbike from Kawasaki and it gets great gas mileage. If I ride hard I get about 45-48 MPG and if I am touring I get over 50 MPG all the time. If I am just puttering around, what I call Riding For Pleasure (RFP) I consistently get above 50 MPG. I rode from Raleigh to the Blue Ridge Parkway last summer and had 57 MPG on that trip, with average speeds above 65 MPH. I am an easy going rider and ride mostly for the sheer love on being in the wind. This bike runs on REGULAR gas, another item bike makers should take notice of, I think. I had a ZX 12R for a while and it was 35-38 MPG with PREMIUM gas. I have a 1983 Triumph TSS that gets 45-50+ MPG on PREMIUM gas and recently sold a Norton Commando Mk III 850 cc bike that was 45 or so MPG. I have a 1983 Yamaha Riva 180 scoooter that gets 70+ MPG no matter how you ride it.
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:30 PM   #50
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Well they publish claimed dry weights and build speedos and tachometers that aren't even close to accurate so I don't think lying about mileage figures is going to cause a bunch of sleepless nights for the Big Four.
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