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post #1 of 24 Old 05-21-2008, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking of getting a motorcycle...

Being that Diesel is now WAY over $4 a gallon (I just saw $5.40 in southampton, NY today) Im thinking of getting a motorcycle to do some of my commuting on. I've done the math and my truck costs about $.46 a mile to operate and a bike would cost about $.13 a mile. That would save me about $332 for every 1000 miles I drive. In fact the gas savings would pretty much cover the bike pmt and ins! Im thinking of maybe an FZ6, Versys, ZR7S/Z750S, or bandit. What do you guys think? Anybody else having the same thoughts??

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i had thought of doing the same as well... but where am i gonna haul the wheel barrow?
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I'll be driving from Sac. to Riverside friday so a frend can make some parts for my 1984 Yamaha 1100 that are no longer available, Diesel is 4.99 a gal. here now, I've gotta do something.

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As soon as i get a little greenbacks together i'm getting one for sure. 18mpg's compared to 40 is a big difference!

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holly crap man thats a long drive
But that whistle at highway speeds is pure sex.

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But that whistle at highway speeds is pure sex.
Yeah, but IMAO, I get way more looks from the honeys when I'm on my bike than when I'm in my truck!


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Yeah, but IMAO, I get way more looks from the honeys when I'm on my bike than when I'm in my truck!
I have a nice view from my altitude.

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bikes are fine...until it rains.

i had a 1998 YZF600R and got ~45 mpg...i now have a 2001 VW jetta TDi and it gets ~50mpg...and i dont get wet when it rains

past trucks...
72 F350 2wd 390/auto
85 C10 4x4 (first & last chevy)
86 F150 2wd 300/4 spd
75 F100 4x4 460/auto & 38" Hawgs
77 F250 highboy 4x4 400/4 speed
76 F350 4x4 390/4 speed 6" lift 38" Hawgs
89 Eddie Bauer Bronco
79 Bronco 460/auto 35" Swampers
93 Lightning with KB 2.2
01 supercrew 2wd 5.4 liter
01 F250 Platinum 7.3 diesel 6" icon 35" procomps
...and currently a 75 F100, waiting for a 6.0 heart
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