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DucatiRider
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2012 9:41:19 AM

No surprise that I'm a huge proponent of motorcycles, but has anyone gotten on a bike because of gas prices?

If you buy a cheap starter 250 you'll get 70 MPG with almost no effort. Even with a 70 HP 650cc engine you can get 60 MPG with almost no effort. My 650 will give me 70 MPG if I keep her under 50 MPH.

I know that it is a hassle to get your license, and buying a used bike can require some learning as far as getting it running well, but I'm just curious.

Oh, and if you answer, "yes, no" or "ok" you go to hell, you go to hell and you die!
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 1:34:03 PM

No
ultimate
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 6:46:45 AM

no
ace12012
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 3:43:23 PM

no.
mhradecky
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 2:25:36 AM

no.
verkohlen
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 1:25:56 PM

I used to have a kawaski Vulcan 800 and a Nissan Sentra and they got about the same gas milage.
ynpmoose
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 2:46:58 PM

I did buy a 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 500 to save fuel, but just sold it recently for cash towards a camper for the family. It got 55 MPG if you stayed out of the throttle. So about $14 for fuel every 200 miles. Not too shabby.
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 2:30:06 PM

No
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 7:20:31 AM

No interest in motorcycles whatsoever...........

Three things in life I have no interest in are tattoos, hot tubs and motorcycles..........
puddy
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 6:56:53 AM

no
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 3:04:49 AM

no
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2014 7:18:34 AM

No interest in motorcycles whatsoever...........

Three things in life I have no interest in whatsoever and they are tattoos, hot tubs and motorcycles..........
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 4:47:58 PM

no
PaylessKY
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No
ace12012
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 2:55:44 PM

no.
BCNU
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 12:44:32 AM

no
The_Waysiders
Champion Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2014 8:56:37 AM

I feel they are too dangerous.
randy3116
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2014 8:36:28 AM

not to save fuel but for the pleasure and experience
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 3:10:22 PM

No
myst999
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 2:14:34 PM

No
mnrick041
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 6:19:37 AM

No. Not good in Minnesota.
dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 2:35:22 AM

too dangerous for me..Thats like riding on the hood of your car.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2014 7:19:25 AM

Used to have motorcycles & miss those days. The last Honda V-4 I had was pretty good on gas

Just me riding-53 MPG
With passenger-38 MPG
contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2014 6:51:26 AM

No interest in motorcycles whatsoever...........

Three things in life I have no interest in are tattoos, hot tubs and motorcycles..........
knlangilo
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2014 11:40:17 AM

Yes, I can't wait until it gets a little warmer to start riding it my 70 miles/day to & from work!
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2014 11:02:30 AM

no
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2014 6:33:48 AM

No interest in motorcycles whatsoever...........

Three things in life I have no interest in are tattoos, hot tubs and motorcycles..........

dassfg
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2014 8:22:58 AM

No
contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2014 6:43:24 AM

no interest in motorcycles whatsoever...........

Three things in life have no interest in are tattoos, hot tubs and motorcycles..........

[Edited by: contiki at 1/26/2014 6:44:08 AM EST]
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no
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No.
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PaylessKY
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ultimate
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 8:21:25 PM

I bought a car to save on motorcycle tires.
Madridjoe
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ultimate
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 9:10:29 AM

...and don't plan to.
dassfg
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No
contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2013 8:21:42 AM

No...no interest whatsoever........
randy3116
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2013 8:09:39 AM

not to save fuel but for the passion of riding
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 6:12:54 AM

no
twt
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 3:41:42 AM

I ride mine, regardless of cold weather. I just won't leave the house on it, when it's raining.
stonejd
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 2:28:53 AM

have a cycle, no good to me in sub-below temps - new meaning to blue balls.
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 5:52:46 PM

Nope
Houckster
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 2:09:33 PM

DUCATIRIDER (who is long gone) writes: Oh, and if you answer, "yes, no" or "ok" you go to hell, you go to hell and you die!
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Looks like there's going to be a lot of people going to hell. Look at all the "No" answers.

Hopefully, we will let this topic die.
Heavyblaze
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 9:41:19 PM

no
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