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post #31 of 36 Old 12-11-2012, 06:23 AM
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Just about fell off my soapbox...
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Originally Posted by Slowpoke View Post
Just about fell off my soapbox...
Yes ....Unexpected responses of a positive nature can have the same effect as six beers sometimes!!

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post #33 of 36 Old 12-15-2012, 11:27 AM
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post #34 of 36 Old 12-15-2012, 01:10 PM
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Hardyreels - no kidding - I'm suprised "payback" is only that long...
I never could understand the endless chatter about mpg on motorcycle discussions... let's see we buy machines that have the aerodynamics of a farm tractor, high power to weight ratio, their inherant zoom factor encourages brisk application of such power, 80 mph (with said aero efficiency) feels just right some days, tires are high tech and expensive and wear fast, we get gouged for insurance, can't ride some times of the year depending where we live, etc.
Yet we comment, discuss, and sometimes argue about fuel mileage.... not to mention engine oil, "mods", tires, and exhaust pipes...

When someone asks "what kinda mileage ya get...?" ... and they do.... I say "it burns all the gas I put in it..."

Back to my Butler map gazing....

I like that way of thinking.......if I added up and the last time I sort of did I was forced to puke from the amount I have wasted on my bike if you look at it that way. But I don't! I treat these things as toys, a passion, a way to entertain myself other than going to a club or a bar or stripclub or the local beer or liquour store.....things I do none of any more. I took a long time to realize, why am I paying to watch something I can't have??? After many many many nights of puking in all sorts of unconvenient locations I realized drinking wasn't all it was cracked up to be and I also don't dance well.....so I turned to toys. I have had more than my fair share of them I must admit and there is never a limit to how much I will willing sink into them. As long as there is something else to keep me happy, I'll spend to get to that next level. It has now come to an end for me and my KLR, I have done it all, there is nothing left for me to do, it's over.....time to move on to something else. Sure I will still love and ride my KLR in all it's glory but I won't spend another farkle dollar on it. I'll smile every time I swing a leg over the old girl who at this moment is on the lift getting a complete and last facelift. But, I have a new interest toy wise. I have bought a 1978 CX500, which I will cut up and make a 50's style bobber out of. With wide striaght bars and a sigle seat, dual sport tires so I can ride it similar to the KLR. But will never take the KLR's place....or I hope not!
So, if I figure out the gas mileage for my toys......I'd have to have half ownership in every oil company to make it pay for what I have invested in my toys. I have a fully restored and modified 1952 Willys/Overland Pick-up sitting in my garage....it hasn't seen daylight in 5 years due to 10MPG!!! And you guys worry about our MPG's in our KLRs......lol.....

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Noe THAT'S thinkin' with yer dipstick!
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post #36 of 36 Old 07-02-2017, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
Considering the fuel cost, the mod cost, existing mpg and projections of both mpg and fuel cost in the near future; You Would Have To Drive My KLR 31,766.68999999 Miles To Recover The $390 you spent on the new Shiny Loud Pipe.
Now THAT'S thinkin' with yer dipstick.
Looking back, I've historically sold each of my bikes after about 19,000-24,000 of my miles.
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