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View Poll Results: Will gas prices affect your riding
No. I'll ride the same. 59 48.76%
Yes. I'll ride less. 4 3.31%
I'll ride more because my bike gets better mileage than my car! 58 47.93%
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:23 PM   #41
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Re: Poll: Will gas prices affect your riding?

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Old 05-03-2011, 04:53 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Thrasherg View Post
Get a bicycle, it will keep you fit and cost less!! I know I would if I only had 3 miles each way to get to work!!
I've thought about it. That's 3 miles round trip (I'll actually have to check that again, could be remembering incorrectly), by the way. OK, Google maps says it is 4 miles one way, who am I to argue with Google. Takes 15 minutes one way though. Lots of traffic when driving by A&M, as you can imagine. I work in an office and can't show up soaking in sweat. And, it sure feels hotter and more humid here in the summer than Houston did. I am one who tends to sweat alot. Grew up in a dry climate, El Paso, and, this humidity here makes me sweat a ton. But, today would have been a good day for a bike, that is for sure.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:16 PM   #43
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Re: Poll: Will gas prices affect your riding?

I'll be riding about the same amount but I just wish I could burn 87 instead of 91 octane. $18.50 to fill the other day. Ouch.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:01 PM   #44
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Re: Poll: Will gas prices affect your riding?

Round trip to work is about 105 miles . Riding to work will definitely cut down my costs in half.

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:22 PM   #45
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I ride over a 100 a day, I started taking a slower road this last few days. I get 44 mpg on the slow road and 40 on the freeway/toll. I have to ride another 10 miles on the slow road. Well I get better than 44 because I drive half the commute at 65-70 on I-35 and half at 55-60 on Tex95 and average 44 mpg. So I am gaining some gas savings but it cost me time. Neither of which I can get back I like the slower road in the evenings, traffic is much saner, the views easier on the eyes.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:14 AM   #46
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It has hampered my dirt riding quite a bit. It is 110 miles one way to haul the dirt bikes up to Red River. With gas at $4 a gallon it is a tough pill to swallow to pay close to $100 in gas for 2 days of dirt riding.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:31 PM   #47
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Riding keeps me sane. Keeping me sane keeps me from flipping out like a ninja and killing people at work, which keeps me employed, which protects my income. So riding is cheaper than driving.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:29 PM   #48
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I ride MORE----Short trips up town the Rebel----Longer or 2 up Triumph or FJR
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:07 PM   #49
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It's hard to save money by riding a motorcycle unless that goal was decided before the bike purchase. Tires on a sport bike cost $300/set and last 5k to 6k miles. I just installed the third set of tires on my van (less than $900) and it has 107k miles. By my figures, tires are twice as much on the MC. Oil change every 2k miles on the bike and every 5k on the van. Van cost $22k, and will be sold at about 150k miles. Bike cost $7.2k and will be sold at 30k miles. Tune ups-2 on the van in 107k and 5 on the MC at 23k.

I ride when I can and take the van when I have passengers or freight to haul. This year I budgeted gas and 2 oil changes for the van for a total of around $2600. Tires alone for the MC will be over $1000 (10 track days planned) that's 10 oil changes and 5 filters also.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:52 AM   #50
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I don't think you can include money spent on track days in the equation... I get 6000-8500 miles out of a set of BT-016 tires on my VFR out on the road, but wear out a set of the same tires on my SV in 500 miles or so at track days. Maybe if you're taking your regular car or van out on the track too! LOL I'll have my street bikes for well over 30K miles too.

Still, I agree that you cannot ADD a motorcycle to your garage and save money. To save money you'd have to REPLACE a car, and then get a smaller motorcycle or scooter that gets 50+ mpg.
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