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I know its not much of a savings when your talking about filling up a Burgman but its the principal of the thing. Plus got my highest mpg ever at 56.
 

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56 is your highest? Don't mean to burst your bubble, but that's a tad low for "highest". Its an okay city riding only average, but you should be Able to reach 60 or so on a nice country road doing 55mph.
 

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56 is your highest? Don't mean to burst your bubble, but that's a tad low for "highest". Its an okay city riding only average, but you should be Able to reach 60 or so on a nice country road doing 55mph.
I know about the sucky milage. I don't know if I'm part of the problem, I'm 6'4" and about 260lbs so I think I may hold back the mileage and also here where I live its extreme start-stop-start traffic....
 

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I know about the sucky milage. I don't know if I'm part of the problem, I'm 6'4" and about 260lbs so I think I may hold back the mileage and also here where I live its extreme start-stop-start traffic....
That might do it. My buddy who weighs about a buck 35 at best borrowed my 400 and was getting 68 mpg. I don't get near that. So weight and driving style can really affect the 400.

Bubble restored.
 

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I weigh 250 lbs but not quite as tall but broad in the shoulder and the worst I ever got around town was 56.4. The best I ever got was 61.3 and my average is 58.8. Stop and go traffic is probably more to blame. I did an experiement one time on my old Zuma scooter and if I used the main drags with lots of stop lights my MPG went down a good 10% from my normal route.

Oh and gas here is as low as $2.98 right now. This isn't the first time it dipped like this either in the last month or so.
 

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Aint it a shame that we are happier than a pig in slop to pay $2.99 for a gallon of gasoline:(
Well, over this side of the pond in the UK we are currently paying around $9.60 per gallon in your money but it can be over $10 per gallon depending where you pick it up. And these are prices that are lower than we used to pay. You guys get it easy! :p
 

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I had a tank at 49.5MPG a couple weeks ago!

Apparently, running highways at 80-85MPH through mountains is a mileage killer. :)
 

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That's funny, we're :D when we pay under $3 for something that could really cost a buck or two with more competition and less regulation... the modern reality I guess.

My mom thinks she's saving a ton when gas drops 3 cents. That's less than 1% really.

Yeah it's nice to ride a day on 3 gallons, in Burgerland.
 

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Well, over this side of the pond in the UK we are currently paying around $9.60 per gallon in your money but it can be over $10 per gallon depending where you pick it up. And these are prices that are lower than we used to pay. You guys get it easy! :p
I thought you guys had a crapload of oil in the north sea. Why is it so expensive over there?
 

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I thought you guys had a crapload of oil in the north sea. Why is it so expensive over there?

Most European countries tax gasoline heavily...As much as 75 percent of the cost of a gallon goes to the Government.

You want cheap gas? Go to Venezuela...it's about 5 cents a gallon. No kidding....5 cents a gallon!! Most fill up their car with a dollar and get change back! It would cost me 15 cents to fill up the Burgy....Imagine that! :)
 

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Venezuela here i come .....
I just need to do a few things first ...
convince the wife! (unless of course they are cheap there to)
ship all my toys there ..(that's a least three shipping containers loads )
Sell every thing else ASAP and cheaply (that includes the wife refer to line 3 ) as the standered of living is lower there than here
Get all my shots (don,t want to die of some exotic disease )
OK this is starting to sound some what more difficult than first though ...(may be i will enquirer about the wife thing first and see about the rest later) :)
 

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I thought you guys had a crapload of oil in the north sea. Why is it so expensive over there?
As Dan says, our government taxes it so high. Plus, north sea oil is running down and because the oil from the north see is so pure anyway (light crude) it's not so good for making fuel for cars and bikes. We, like you, also have shale gas in very large quantities and that will come on line after a couple or three years. There is enough for 1000 years. And we also have permagas under the north sea, enough for 2000 years. Trouble is, if we burn it the planet will go further into meltdown with the climate so there is much debate at the moment. Either way, urop is very expensive for fuel of all kinds and we definitely don't want Russian gas dominating. So it's decision time for us over here. We also need the more modern safer nuclear plants. They are much cleaner now and hugely safe producing very little waste of any kind and no CO2. We are about to start building new ones but they take a decade each to build and commission. So the tax we pay on fuel at the pumps pays for us to catch up with all this other stuff, supposedly!
 

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Love hearing stories from other countries!
 

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Growing up in Wilmington, Delaware I remember my dad filling up the huge gas tank of the station wagon with three bucks. Fuel ranged between 18 and 25 cents per gallon back then. Of course if you were making $10k/year you were considered rich too.

I also remember the mid-70s when everyone (myself included) was having a fit when the price almost doubled to 50 cents a gallon. Paid $3.11 this morning and felt I got a good deal.
 

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Well, over this side of the pond in the UK we are currently paying around $9.60 per gallon in your money but it can be over $10 per gallon depending where you pick it up. And these are prices that are lower than we used to pay. You guys get it easy! :p
Just wondering where you guys are at regarding
1-Property Tax
2-Sales Tax
3-Income Tax
4-Corporate Income Tax
5-Roadway Tolls


I figure we're all paying the MAN one way or another.
 

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Gas here in Nashville can be had for $2.95 per gallon, but in the summer of 1972 I was living in Texas and I paid 9.9 cents per gallon . But I also bought a new Ford Van for $2900 that summer !
 

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Just wondering where you guys are at regarding
1-Property Tax
2-Sales Tax
3-Income Tax
4-Corporate Income Tax
5-Roadway Tolls


I figure we're all paying the MAN one way or another.
1-None on vehicles. :)
2-Nope!
3-Negative!

I love New Hampshire.
 

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I was addressing QM....my point was the government has to get their taxes from somewhere...it's not like you're getting away with not paying them. New Hampshire has the 3rd highest property tax in the nation. They charge both at the local and state level.

"I figure we're all paying the MAN one way or another."
 
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