Gas is going back up and I'm laughing.

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Gas is going back up and I'm laughing.

#1 Unread post by Skel3tor1 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:54 pm

MSN Article on Rising Gas Prices.

Once again, gas prices are beginning to shoot up. As I hear everyone whine and complain about the gas, I just have to sit here and snicker. I know that the majority here are probably getting 40-50mpg, but I'm getting in the neighborhood of 70+mpg. I just have to laugh.

The sadistic side of me kicks in an I can't help but to think to myself that this is a great way to punish people who are "Keeping up with the Jones" and have to get the latest and greatest gas guzzler of the century thus-far. So for people toting around in SUVs with just one person inside, this is for you. Get a motorcycle, join our ranks, and enjoy saving tons of money on insurance, gas, and money to purchase an actual vehicle.

For those individuals that actually need to have an SUV (large families, or you tote an amazing amount of stuff around with you) then you can disregard my "hate" post.

Also, you would think that the American Government that is handing out tax deductions for electric/gas car hybrids would get their act together and give a tax discount to those individuals who put over 10,000 miles a year on their motorcycles. I'd be all about that.

But for now, whenever I see an SUV filling up at the gas station, I'm going to laugh. Heck, I might even pull in right behind one, fill up, and then loudly "complain" that my motorcycle gets 70+ mpg and that these gas prices are OUTRAGEOUS!!

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#2 Unread post by intotherain » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:10 pm

well I would laugh but I also have two cars I sometimes have to pay for.

I got:
bike = neighboorhood of 90 MPG
2003 Ford Windstar SEL = 12 MPG and 30 gallons = not happy me if im payin
2005 c320 = 22 avg city MPG.

I hate driving my cars around because I can feel the gasoline evaporating under me. argh.

I fill my bike tank every week for about 10 bucks. lol

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#3 Unread post by Ian522 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:44 pm

My truck only gets like 17-20mpg on a good day. And to fill it up from empty costs in the neighborhood of $60. :shock:

My job is just a few miles from my house, so if gas gets outrageous this summer ill ride to work everyday. Weather permitting.

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#4 Unread post by Scott58 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:44 am

80 mpg on my Rebel too. 55mpg on the S50. And the always exciting toyota tercel gets between 40 and 45mpg.
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#5 Unread post by Koss » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:43 am

I guess my car was alright with its 36 mpg average, but since I've had the bike from aug '06... I just use her for grocery store runs.

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#6 Unread post by storysunfolding » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:29 am

Vstrom is supposed to get around 52. My Vision gets 55 mpg. My Jeep gets 18-24 depending on how I drive it but seeing as you can't make a u turn in a river with water at your waist in a motorcycle... it's worth it
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#7 Unread post by big_ry_ry » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:17 am

Well this article describes me somewhat

I have a F150 4x4 (22 miles to the gallon) and an explorer 4x4 (14 mpg), but i have the bike for summer riding. I do use my vehicles though, i hunt, camp, tow my snowmobile and driving through 2 feet of snow is impossible without 4x4. I am suprised that my 150 gets better mileage than my explorer, my trucks actually gets better mileage than what is on the sticker estimate not sure why but not complaining

I am thinking of going to a crossover SUV for the extra gas milage.
I also do some construction on the side when the school year is done so the truck comes in handy.

Gas in my area right now is $2.82 a gallon

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#8 Unread post by sharpmagna » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:21 am

I'm glad weather is getting warm again so I can get back on the bike. I'm an SUV driver and I knew what I was getting myself into when I bought the truck, so I'm not complaining. My 4Runner gets decent mileage so it's not too bad.
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#9 Unread post by badfish89 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:45 am

:goes and gets into hummer to kill myself:

ha ha j/k. I drive an H3, but i cant ride here in the winter. Its supposed to be 50 degrees today, and i still cant ride because there are rocks all over the streets and snow on the ground.... :frusty:
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#10 Unread post by Big B » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:29 am

even though my vtx is pretty thirsty for a bike at 35-37mpg, it's still a lot better than my expedition's whopping 14mpg (if i'm driving like my normal maniac self it gets as low as 12 sometimes :shock: )
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#11 Unread post by badfish89 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:25 pm

Plus the streets have huuuuge pot holes! HUGE
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#12 Unread post by JC Viper » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:00 pm

After adding a K&N filter and increasing the front sprocket by a tooth I get around 58 mpg on the highway then 42 city. My Vulcan 5 is still pretty quick but I'm still envious towards Ninja 250 riders. As for my parent's Pathfinder, it's been a reliable workhorse for those days when the Mazda 3 can't cut it... shame a 20 gallon tank won't go further than 400 miles.

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#13 Unread post by jmillheiser » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:20 pm

My bandit 600 gets 50mpg in town, 45mpg on the highway, and 55mpg in the canyons (typical for a 600 sport bike, the harder you ride it the less gas it uses).

My Chevy Prizm gets about 26 mpg in town and 30mpg on the highway.

Whats really scary is my VW GTI which is a HELL of a lot faster than my Prizm gets about 27mpg in town and almost 40mpg on the highway.

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#14 Unread post by MotoF150 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:10 am

I make $17 per hour I can afford the gas price increase, I don't understand why everybody complains about gas prices when they make enough money to pay for gas.
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#15 Unread post by storysunfolding » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:09 am

MotoF150 wrote:I make $17 per hour I can afford the gas price increase, I don't understand why everybody complains about gas prices when they make enough money to pay for gas.
B/c most people complain about any change in disposible income? People don't like having less purchase power?
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#16 Unread post by big_ry_ry » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:15 am

moto I make $34 dollars an hour and I still complain about gas prices, people budget on what they make. Storysunfolding hit it on the head. The more money you make the more you spend on stuff you dont need but want.

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#17 Unread post by Sev » Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:14 pm

big_ry_ry wrote:moto I make $34 dollars an hour and I still complain about gas prices, people budget on what they make. Storysunfolding hit it on the head. The more money you make the more you spend on stuff you dont need but want.
A budget is a lot like a hard drive or a closet. The bigger it is, the more stuff you fit in it.

Moto, I thought you said you were rich... $17 an hour is $1 more then you make at Tim Horton's/A&W/McDonald's/Etc. Etc. Etc. around here.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#18 Unread post by Jthmeffy » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:17 am

...either your cost of living is outrageous, or i wanna move there.. i make $10 an hour to stock shelves.. :p
but i do own my bike (no payments, 2006) so i guess that works
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#19 Unread post by intotherain » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:26 am

Since when do people get 10+ $ for working at mcdonalds? In Wisconsin kids got paid 6-8. In Monterey, cashiers get paid 15-20, mailman get 55k, and pharmacists get $50+/hour. (I saw it in the ad) I dont have a job, although If I could get one I would.

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#20 Unread post by Jthmeffy » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:53 am

yah, but the cost of living in Cali is insane, right?
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