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Old 05-04-2012, 01:17 PM   #31
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Another option is to look for a rental pick up from some place like Enterprise or Hertz that has enough miles included in the rental to avoid incurring mileage charges. I rented a brand new Ford F150 from Enterprise that averaged 23 MPG when I went to pick up my DRZ. My F250 with the big V8 gets 10-12 MPG. At $4 a gallon the increased fuel economy more than paid for the rental, I didn't have to worry about breaking down, it was freaking luxury to drive compared to a '94 long bed 4x4, it had Satelite Radio, and it could go faster than 65 mph without feeling like the world was about to end. They usually have weekend specials and they have a hard time renting pickups in the Spring/Summer. Go in looking for a car and see if they'll bump you up to a pickup for the same price as they never have enough cars on the lot this time of year.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #32
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Another option is to look for a rental pick up from some place like Enterprise or Hertz that has enough miles included in the rental to avoid incurring mileage charges. I rented a brand new Ford F150 from Enterprise that averaged 23 MPG when I went to pick up my DRZ. My F250 with the big V8 gets 10-12 MPG. At $4 a gallon the increased fuel economy more than paid for the rental, I didn't have to worry about breaking down, it was freaking luxury to drive compared to a '94 long bed 4x4, it had Satelite Radio, and it could go faster than 65 mph without feeling like the world was about to end. They usually have weekend specials and they have a hard time renting pickups in the Spring/Summer. Go in looking for a car and see if they'll bump you up to a pickup for the same price as they never have enough cars on the lot this time of year.
Thanks!
I DO have my own Toyota Tacoma, 20 + MPG..but don't have the time, nor do I want to put the miles on my Truck, otherwise I would drive it down..will look into it, though!
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:41 PM   #33
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Mileage

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I would rather put all those miles on it myself, just can't.
..and neither can anyone else.

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Thanks!
I DO have my own Toyota Tacoma, 20 + MPG..but don't have the time, nor do I want to put the MILES on my Truck, otherwise I would drive it down..will look into it, though!
Hmm...I have a feeling this bike is going to be a Garage Queen.. But in all fairness, not a Trailer Queen



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Old 05-04-2012, 09:05 PM   #34
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Hmm...I have a feeling this bike is going to be a Garage Queen.. But in all fairness, not a Trailer Queen




Oh, do fuck off.
I have put more miles on that old Triumph than most do on their "Adventure" bikes.
I do NOT have the TIME to drive down, or fly and ride, or I most certainly would!!!
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:19 PM   #35
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Screw the bike. How are you getting 20+ mpg out of a Taco? Mine is a pig.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:31 PM   #36
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Oh, do fuck off.
I have put more miles on that old Triumph than most do on their "Adventure" bikes.
I do NOT have the TIME to drive down, or fly and ride, or I most certainly would!!!
I think ADV has a "hurt feelings report" you can fill out and submit to the moderator.

Can't take a joke?

This is a 3+ page thread where people have attempted to help you move your bike, keep that in mind.

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Screw the bike. How are you getting 20+ mpg out of a Taco? Mine is a pig.
Obviously, he's special.

Claytonroy screwed with this post 05-04-2012 at 09:51 PM
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:50 PM   #37
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I think ADV has a "hurt feelings report" you can fill out and submit to the moderator.

Can't take a joke?

This is a 3+ page thread where people have attempted to help you move your bike, keep that in mind.



SHe's obviously special, that's how.
Wow.
I most certainly CAN take a joke..
..when I hear one..


There has been some very helpful tips here..and in my posts, I explained my hope that if someone might be headed up to PDX anyway, I could compensate them with some $ if they could fit my bike in their truck.
That's it.
I appreciate all the help and tips, and have looked into every one.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:52 PM   #38
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so....I've read 3 pages....and.....wadja git???

what's next over a 640 Adv??
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:55 PM   #39
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so....I've read 3 pages....and.....wadja git???

what's next over a 640 Adv??
Well...I am buying back my old '71 Triumph Tiger/Bonneville. Lots of miles and smiles and history between us....
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:27 PM   #40
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Bump..still need a ride for my Bike from Calif to PDX area.....
(Still have a POSSIBLE transport situation..with a complete stranger, but would prefer someone who actually gets back to me...)
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:43 PM   #41
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Sent PM last week, it seems to have disappeared. Was out riding (and crashing) motorcycles this past weekend. Sent another this AM.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:10 PM   #42
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Sent PM last week, it seems to have disappeared. Was out riding (and crashing) motorcycles this past weekend. Sent another this AM.
I was referring to a different guy who has been a bit flakey, not you!
I never got your first PM,
I just got your 2nd PM today..PM sent back!!
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:17 PM   #43
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Well...I am buying back my old '71 Triumph Tiger/Bonneville. Lots of miles and smiles and history between us....
Ahhh. Reconnected with an old love.

I miss my 1985 Mustang GT.
Not a particularly good car, but still missed.
I wish I never sold it, but I don't really want it back.
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