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Old June 9th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #41
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You sir, are stating an opinion. And I'll still race you thru a corner to prove how wrong your opinion is.
lol, I suppose you are correct. It is an opinion, because I've never done such a thing.

I will gladly take you up on your challenge. Better yet, lets make it a series of corners, with varying radius both left and right.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #42
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And at $245 a pop to put a new Dunlop Sportmax tire on the rear...well after you put 7 or 8 tires on and I'm still cruising by on my original car tire...then we'll talk.
ok, a sportmax is a pretty soft sporty tire. go get any other motorcycle tire that is more touring oriented. you'll get more milage.

Also, look online or something. You can get even that Sportmax much cheaper than that.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #43
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20mpg truck vs 60mpg bike = 1/3 the cost to drive
6.67cents per mile on the bike and 20 cents per mile in the truck meaning 13.33cents per mile savings.
$6,000 bike / 13.33cents/mile = 45,000 miles until it pays for itself.
This doesn't include insurance costs though, which are about as much as bike payments if you buy a brand new sportbike.

On the other hand, you could drive an old VW rabbit that gets between 50 and 60mpg and drive it for 45,000 miles and save enough money to get a bike.
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Don't forget tires. Sport bikes like tires.
So true. Had to get a new set of tires at the 3k mark. Then again, they were the stock Bridgestone tires. Of course I didn't have to go with the Pirelli's, but seriously, sportbike with par rubber?
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Old June 9th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #44
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have you looked into the ktm super duke?
I love that bike since it first came out, I tried one at a dealer but just too cramped to me, but it was fun.


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Buying a bike to save gas fails nearly every time simply because:
  1. Winter, duh. :miff: You won't be riding towards coming out ahead on gas for many months of the year in Michigan.
I know they are few and far between, but my dad rides his Harley FLHTCUI year round, as long as there isn't snow he's riding it. He's over the 50k mile mark and has had it since 2003 or 2004.

On my nekkid bike I ride down to the 30's with just regular clothes, a sweatshirt, leather jacket and gloves. Thats about the point where I would throw long johns on.

And the near missies everyday, it just gives me a reason to exercise my sailor vocabulary and middle finger more often. I was born on a bike and I can't see anything keeping me from that, unless I am paralyzed of course.

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wow...I can't see that working at all and being stable. If it works for you how comes it hasn't become more popular. I can't think of any major corp or sponsor that would promote car ties on a bike. To each his own I spose.

The new Henderson's were some big bikes with big motors and fun crusing. The newer Ural's are just weird, it's like they just updated the orginal slightly, but it does do decent off road if kept moving well.

You Oil is expensive. My filter is a few bucks and oil is around $25 for dyno. Syn makes my clutches burn up quickly.



All in all though if you replaced your commuter car with a bike on the days that it isn't raining while you ride it, it's easy to save money and enjoy the drive. There's just too many reasons too ride.
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