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Old 02-07-2013, 10:02 AM   #4096
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But I'm 285# and ride with Hippo Hands in the winter!!.
If I can average in the high 60's that will be almost double what I'm getting now !!


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Old 02-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #4097
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But I'm 285# and ride with Hippo Hands in the winter!!.
If I can average in the high 60's that will be almost double what I'm getting now !!


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When its warm out and I can take longer rides, 70+ isn't a problem. Cold + commuting speeds drops me into the high 50's.

I am going to try to beat dduelin's record this summer. That will be hard to beat.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:49 PM   #4098
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When its warm out and I can take longer rides, 70+ isn't a problem. Cold + commuting speeds drops me into the high 50's.

I am going to try to beat dduelin's record this summer. That will be hard to beat.
Aerodynamics. Just sayin'.

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Old 02-07-2013, 06:06 PM   #4099
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Aerodynamics. Just sayin'.
Am I the only one who doesn't give a s**t? The bike is more than just MPG.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:19 PM   #4100
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I am so impressed with this bikes gas mileage, and all the high miler stories.

When the weather's good this one goes out on the errands to Wally World and my gas hog Prius stays parked. Why cant BMW and KTM figure out that its all about the MPG.


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Old 02-07-2013, 06:26 PM   #4101
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Am I the only one who doesn't give a s**t? The bike is more than just MPG.
pathetic that the main thing talked about is mpg
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:33 PM   #4102
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Am I the only one who doesn't give a s**t? The bike is more than just MPG.
Calm down.
Nobody said the bike was only about MPG.
That just happens to be what we're discussing.
You're welcome to explore other discussions more agreeable to you.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:34 PM   #4103
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pathetic that the main thing talked about is mpg
What is this, short attention span theater?
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #4104
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i had a prius for a while and it truly was a pos in terms of dynamics, this bike otoh has so many other things going for it aside from its hypermilling prowess
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #4105
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pathetic that the main thing talked about is mpg
Well, up until your blinding burst of insight there were 4,102 other posts in this thread that might suit you better.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #4106
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Has anyone tried carrying additional tire pressure to see if that improves mileage? I'm thinking 50 - 55 lbs will lessen the contact patch yet still be safe, especially at the speeds I travel...
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:41 PM   #4107
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:26 AM   #4108
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Well, up until your blinding burst of insight there were 4,102 other posts in this thread that might suit you better.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:37 AM   #4109
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i had a prius for a while and it truly was a pos in terms of dynamics, this bike otoh has so many other things going for it aside from its hypermilling prowess
Not when gas is $8 a gallon, as it is here in Yurp.

That really makes you budget, even for a longish day-ride, which is no fun at all.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:46 AM   #4110
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