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Old 05-26-2006, 03:40 PM   #81
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All that stuff in Venezuela and Canada is indeed there in copious quantities, but it's going to be considerably more expensive to produce than that stuff they have in Arabia, where it just flows out of the ground, with relatively little work needing to be done to turn it into gasoline. Chavez is an idiot, and no one is going to go to the trouble of producing that stuff if they can get 50 plus bucks for West Texas Intermediate crude, which isn't as good as Arabian, but a hell of a lot better than the stuff we produce here in California.
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Old 05-26-2006, 03:58 PM   #82
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ST4s: 40 mpg (42 tooth rear sprocket)



Brutale 910R: 25-28 mpg
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Old 05-26-2006, 03:59 PM   #83
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Triumph Sprint ST 51-55

GL 1500 32-38

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Old 05-26-2006, 04:05 PM   #84
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2006 GSXR1000



Street high 30s (not bad really)

Track low 20s....but worth it!
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Old 05-26-2006, 04:05 PM   #85
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My Wife gets 60 mpg on the highway when we go on trips. Beats my Electraglide by10 to 12 mpg everytime.
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Old 05-26-2006, 04:10 PM   #86
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When I get crappy mileage, it's all getting into and out of the corners. I'm waaaay too old (59) to go fast on the straights. Any fool can do that. I don't do wheelies or burnouts either. It's stupid and attracts too much negative attention. Hell, I even have the stock exhaust system (I'm old, but haven't gone deaf yet). This has a few distinct advantages. When I ride with new folks (mostly on literbikes with loud bikes, Power Commanders, ad nauseum--more often than not losing horsepower to the stock machine), I'm expected to struggle along at the tail end of the pack, so if I do, no big deal. If I happen to keep up with the big dogs, I look like a motorcycle God. Even I'm surprised how often that happens. It's almost impossible to carry the same entrance speed on a literbike as a 600. Since you are going in faster on the 600 and can get on the gas sooner and harder, the 1000cc machines lose on the exit until they get straight up and down. They also need a pretty long straight to pull any distinct advantage. By then, they already have been pretty well shown up when it comes to the sensation of lean angles. God I love little bikes! Enjoy the ride. Cheers, Jack
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Old 05-26-2006, 04:16 PM   #87
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Old 05-26-2006, 04:27 PM   #88
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2002 Speed Triple, between 40 and 50 MPG depending on how hard I ride. On a long ride up Interstate 5, from California to Washington I never got less than 40 MPG even though there were extended periods of high speed riding.
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Old 05-26-2006, 04:31 PM   #89
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My YZF 600R gets 52MPG on a 10 mile commute.



On the highway I can get 55+ at 75 or 80 MPH.



My Aerostar does a lot of sitting in the driveway.
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Old 05-26-2006, 04:34 PM   #90
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Your hands are full of germs KP you need to wash them again......
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