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View Poll Results: Does the current cost of gas impact how often you ride?
No, I still ride just as often 40 65.57%
Yes, I ride more to save money 17 27.87%
Yes, I now limit my pleasure riding 4 6.56%
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post #1 of 85 (permalink) Old 08-18-2005, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Does the current cost of gas impact how often you ride?
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post #2 of 85 (permalink) Old 08-18-2005, 11:39 AM
 
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I still ride just as often with the bike, a small tank and great gas mileage with alot of fun...its worth it.
Now the truck now thats another story....$45 to $50 just to fill it up...I limit my traveling in that now.
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I still ride just as often with the bike, a small tank and great gas mileage with alot of fun...its worth it.
Now the truck now thats another story....$45 to $50 just to fill it up...I limit my traveling in that now.

more bike....less truck.

$2.75/gallon here.

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post #4 of 85 (permalink) Old 08-18-2005, 11:45 AM
 
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with three SUV's, Semi Trailer, and 8 bikes....I should have stock in the gas company!!!!
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post #5 of 85 (permalink) Old 08-18-2005, 01:17 PM
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About $2.75 a gal here!! And crude hit a record low...lowest it's been sense April..down about $3 a barrel (which is about 42 gals) and have we seen the pump go down? NO.... damn POS!!

The same riding here... I wish it could be more for any reason but it's not.




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its $2.53 here in Harrisburg PA for regular...friends in Lexington KY say its $2.79 for regular.
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post #7 of 85 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 03:30 PM
 
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I just filled up my bike for the first time last saturday. It was bone dry (a drawn out but funny story ) I think at the time it was $2.65 for 91 octane. I filled it up to the top, and it only cost me a whopping $7.95or so. Quite a difference from a cager! Im sure $8.00 is expensive for a bike though.

nevertheless, I dont think the prices will affect my driving/riding at all. Seeming that the bike to me relatively new, I want to ride it all the time. No, I dont see the prices affecting my riding much.
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I can fill the bike up twice and go farther than the truck on a full tank and it still was less the half the cost. To fill the bike twice is about $16.00 to $20.00 and to fill the truck once with Reg is about $45.00 and up. The truck gets about 300 miles a tank and the bike is about 168 miles to the tank. So Gas is hif=gh yes but on the bike your still beating the high cost issue sort of.
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I can fill the bike up twice and go farther than the truck on a full tank and it still was less the half the cost. To fill the bike twice is about $16.00 to $20.00 and to fill the truck once with Reg is about $45.00 and up. The truck gets about 300 miles a tank and the bike is about 168 miles to the tank. So Gas is hif=gh yes but on the bike your still beating the high cost issue sort of.
My bike costs about $8 or $9 to fill up and i can go 168 miles or so before the low fuel light comes on (if I'm taking it easy) My truck costs $45 to $50 to fill up and I can go 380 to 420 miles on a tank before Low Fuel starts scrolling across the screen. The bike gets so much better gas mileage.
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post #10 of 85 (permalink) Old 08-20-2005, 11:02 AM
 
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I ride every day to and from work so i get my seat time in since in nowhere near my job. But the gas prices have limited my detours to and from home. Stopping for gas is annoying.
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I ride in spurts.. some weeks every day and lately far and few between.. losing interest in street riding after going to the track..
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my bike is my primary transportation in the summer so my travels are the same, more miles when i ride with WOS.
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my bike is my primary transportation in the summer
+1 Once the season starts, my bike is my primary mode of transportation.
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My truck cost exactly $50.00 to fill it up yesterday.
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I still use my friends' Ninja just the same as ever but gas is definitely affecting how much I use my cars. I own a Ford Expedition and feel like crap when I have to fill the tank every week. Last time I filled the tank it was $74.10. My friend who owns a Suburban spent $135 to fill his. Even my New Beetle isn't cutting it anymore at $42 to fill the tank. Bikes kick ass, period.

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My truck cost exactly $50.00 to fill it up yesterday.
I wish... $65 to fill mine up...




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Im new to riding but I can tell you that the gas prices only further my desire to ride. Cost me $50 to fill my car up and if im lucky it will last me a week. Gas for me is about $2.79/gal.. Seems like it is dipping down a bit although 91 octane will run you $3.00/gal..

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Gas prices are bull$hit. And their only gonna get higher with Katrina shutting down the Gulf drills and New Orleans area refineries. Dammit. I hate gas.



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Florida is already in a shortage. It will defiantly be higher at the pumps because of this.

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post #20 of 85 (permalink) Old 08-29-2005, 12:02 PM
 
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This car was made for a shiek, now we know why are gas is so much.

Have any of you SUV/Truck owners tried driving the speed limit or no more than 60mph to maximize your economy? I know it sucks but it'll save you alot.
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