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deftdrummer

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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2011 3:28:44 AM

Solution: Ride a motorcycle. Not only would it be safer for all of us current riders, but you'd be surprised at how liberated you feel knowing you don't have a cage around you and that you are saving on gas.

Look at all the other countries of the world; motorcycles are everywhere. Here, not so much. Guess American's can't not have a gas guzzling SUV even though "those days are behind us."

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Calbo1
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:59:43 AM

drive less safe gas, true but then govt increases taxes because less revenue comes in from saving gas.
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niceguytx
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:35:13 AM

Drive less and get more fuel efficient vehicle.
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sirreal1984
All-Star Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:29:36 AM

Work from home.
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rrs517
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:56:30 AM

Drive slower.
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bowler360
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:23:17 AM

Motorcycles are big in warmer parts of the world.

Too many places in U.S. with sub freezing temps in winter.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:21:37 AM

"I suppose this idea by DEFTDRUMMER has some merit if one only seeks to save gas but if one is seeking to save money on transportation, then this idea is dead on arrival.

While most people will save on gas with a motorcycle, after paying for the motorcycle, insurance, maintenance, clothing for riding, helmets, and other attendant costs, you're out a lot of money with no hope of recooping it."

Which is exactly why people own SUVs and pickup trucks for only accessional use. Costs too much to have multiple vehicles optimized for every use.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:18:43 AM

I quit riding my motorcycle nearly as much as before when I got a Prius.

My motorcycle got 42 MPG where my Prius got 50.
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Raider44
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:08:23 AM

slow on the accel, and 'anticipate' stop lights by slowing, but not stopping if possible, as you approach them
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Sugarshaneo7
Veteran Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 11:13:59 PM

coasting when possible and taking your foot off the pedal going downhill. not riding my a**.
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kinley2
Rookie Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 6:24:21 AM

Accelerate and break/slow down gradually instead of hard or suddenly.
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HotRod10
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:19:30 PM

I get better mileage in my Geo Metro than most motorcycles, and I can drive it all year 'round without special clothing and equipment.
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Snowchoux
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:02:05 PM

Hitch-Hike
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Houckster
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:16:41 AM

I suppose this idea by DEFTDRUMMER has some merit if one only seeks to save gas but if one is seeking to save money on transportation, then this idea is dead on arrival.

While most people will save on gas with a motorcycle, after paying for the motorcycle, insurance, maintenance, clothing for riding, helmets, and other attendant costs, you're out a lot of money with no hope of recooping it.

Motorcycles are fun to ride but they are in no way a solution for reducing the cost of transportation.

The rational way to go is to buy the most fuel-efficient car that meets one's needs and then learn how to drive efficiently.
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twt
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:49:05 AM

I own a Harley. Been riding, since high school. 40 mpg as apposed to 15 mpg in my p/up.
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dgsteven
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:08:14 AM

bicycle
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sharansri
All-Star Author Seattle

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 7:16:04 PM

we drive when really required
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Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 3:35:57 PM

don't drive
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WEPSMAN
Champion Author South Dakota

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:36:27 PM

Do not drive as much.
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BlueberryFocus
All-Star Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:14:16 PM

I agree with the motorcycle bit... but why not ride that other two wheeled vehicle, a bicycle?
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:26:55 AM

Walk instead
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scottmccarrick
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:44:11 AM

That is so wrong. I have a 1700cc Yamaha and i get 150+ miles per tank [3.9gals]

you should check you facts before posting, the 1000s of us that ride are laughing at you
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chipote
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:24:36 AM

I disagree, unless you buy a small motorcycle the savings are little or nothing.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:50:21 PM

Well I love motorcycles,own three,But Texting drivers will Run Over Your Butt,and often don't remember if you were a deer,dog, or a bump in the road! Fuel savings depends on your choice of cycles,pocketbook,ego....

Keeping greater distance IS A GREATER SECRET!
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 5:24:16 PM

dri9ve lower than speed limit on freeway 60miles per hour
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:05:56 PM

I have motorcycles. My Prius gets better MPG.
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jrferrari
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:18:04 AM

Multiple errands in a single trip and avoid left turns. I wish I lived close enough to bicycle to work, but even if I did I would worry about being stinky all day from sweating.

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Hanski
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:41:03 AM

plans multiple stops on one trip.
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djp071158
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 5:21:31 AM

Car pool and bicycling to work. Carpooling in the winter. Biking in the summer.

[Edited by: djp071158 at 1/11/2013 5:22:10 AM EST]
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 5:01:37 AM

carpool
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ebink315
Veteran Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2011 12:15:10 PM

I'm too scared. I've never been in a car accident but in a Motorcycle I have a higher chance of fatality. And what do we do when it gets cold?
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xtremecheap
All-Star Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2011 9:02:07 PM

Tape an egg to the fuel pedal.
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PawsVette
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2011 12:21:28 AM

synthetics...great for economy and lond-term engine/tranny durability
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cgleifer
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2011 10:46:00 AM

I'd vote ride a bike
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robodogy
Sophomore Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2011 9:46:11 AM

Using synthetic fluids can both increase fuel economy & reduce wear on affected parts. Cheers.
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tacoma32505
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2011 8:04:37 AM

Maintain your speed and abort takeoff
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Cummins2500
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2011 4:27:34 PM

don't drive
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bigtexss
Sophomore Author Austin

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2011 12:53:14 PM

the easiest is to not drive.
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Susieq60
All-Star Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2011 10:09:04 AM

Using speed control helps.
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WaWanderer
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2011 10:11:58 AM

Stay home, but that could get stale soon.
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SophiaCA
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2011 9:29:05 AM

walk, bicycle, or carpool
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tattoo666TX
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2011 11:29:57 PM

Drive slower. Enjoy the ride and the increased fuel mileage.
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thuathienhue
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2011 5:20:37 PM

I ride my bicycle in the summer, to much snow in Northern MI in the winter to do it.
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windrifter
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2011 4:58:12 PM

Before you go, ask if anyone else needs anything. Plan your route so you can accomplish numerous things in the same trip. eg. music lesson, groceries, gas, supplies, etc.
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diesdown
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2011 4:09:09 PM

If remain with same vehicles, slow down and keep tires properly inflated.
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jonjon57
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2011 11:40:30 PM

Walk
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SophiaCA
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2011 4:10:23 PM

Carpool
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Pete72
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2011 7:16:35 AM

slow down
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cheap2010skate
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2011 10:28:13 AM

carpool or don't drive at all!
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oilpan4
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2011 6:06:11 AM

Maybe you should try:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/
http://ecomodder.com/wiki/
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padrejohn1971
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2011 2:01:25 PM

Check your tire pressure. Now that's easy!
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