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Old 05-01-2008, 10:37 AM   #21
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What you don't think that everything your touching right now has a 99% probability of being derived from the petrochemical industry has anything to do with it????
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:38 AM   #22
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so if you use lower octane like the book says you get better power, etc...?
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More Motorcycles on the road = More Scooters on the road = Greater Visibility due to larger numbers on the road = Higher Awareness of Riders sharing the road = Greater Acceptance by Cagers and LEO = Greater Responsibility to promote a positive image = etc., etc.
I think WE as motorcyclists tend to notice these things... However, IMO Cages, etc. are still in the dark regardless of how many more bikes are on the road.
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What you don't think that everything your touching right now has a 99% probability of being derived from the petrochemical industry has anything to do with it????
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Nope. I don't think it... I KNOW it. That is a whole nother issue. If you would like to discuss it you can start your own post. There I could banter the pros and cons of petroleum based products, viable solutions, and the impact they would have on our society; but I wasn't interested in threadjacking.
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so if you use lower octane like the book says you get better power, etc...?
yes... the lower octane ingnite at a lower temp, so at that lower temp it combusts more thoroughly than a higher octane, thus giving more power. the lower compression, the lower the octane you can use. the busa is 11:1 i can use 87 octane. some newer 600's i think are up at the 13.8:1 or something and they need a higher octane to keep the fuel from igniting prematurely due to heat and pressure in the chamber... also called detonation
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i should get a tax credit on the busa... i get over 50 mpg on the highway as long as i stay over 90 mph, it's about 47mpg at 75
What? I average 40.
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Nope. I don't think it... I KNOW it. That is a whole nother issue. If you would like to discuss it you can start your own post. There I could banter the pros and cons of petroleum based products, viable solutions, and the impact they would have on our society; but I wasn't interested in threadjacking.
Nope I deal with it everyday for work. I surf the forums for a break, not to chit chat about work...
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What? I average 40.
i get 32-34 around town, but on stricktly highway is when i got the high numbers... that was only stopping to fill up with gas, no hard accelerating, and staying behind the windscreen
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:49 AM   #29
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avg of about 45 mpg on f4i beats the out 25 in the cage espcially since both require premium, did a price comparison with a buddy who drives a g35 im puttin about $25 a week and he puts about $60 dollars a week and we work at same place and live less than a mile away from each other. so $35 bucks a week, i say much as the whistles do WOO WOO
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Tax credit for bikes is a GREAT idea! Much less pollution and FAR less traffic, too...
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don't know about pollution, we generally have no smog equipment, and rev alot higher. and a busa's displacement is not alot smaller then a civic.
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i get 32-34 around town, but on stricktly highway is when i got the high numbers... that was only stopping to fill up with gas, no hard accelerating, and staying behind the windscreen
You're not the guy on I45 that crouches down like hes doing 200mph, but is only doing 70, are you?

J/K, but that guy is thooper-ghey... I think he has fake exhaust vents on his bike!
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I'm seeing more bikes also.
This morning on the HOV, I was one of six heading South from West rd on 290. When I got off at the BW, I three more getting on heading South.
Yesterday was about the same. There were a couple of LEO's riding the HOV with us, it's cool when they are on the HOV cause it makes the cagers act right gettting on and off.
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J/K, but that guy is thooper-ghey... I think he has fake exhaust vents on his bike!
depends on how windy it is... and if i'm about to go to warp speed or not
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yes... the lower octane ingnite at a lower temp, so at that lower temp it combusts more thoroughly than a higher octane, thus giving more power. the lower compression, the lower the octane you can use. the busa is 11:1 i can use 87 octane. some newer 600's i think are up at the 13.8:1 or something and they need a higher octane to keep the fuel from igniting prematurely due to heat and pressure in the chamber... also called detonation
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The closer your RPM to the torque peek, the better the MPG. The engine is operating at it's highest volumetric effeciency.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:06 AM   #38
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Of course there are more bikes out! The weather is perfect and it's the beginning of the season. Let's count how many are out in August when it's 105 outside. The true test is motorcycle SALES which are inexplicably down. I have no answer for why, but the fact is less motorcycles are being sold. I don't get it either.
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The last rider getting on was on a yellow VFR, tan Dockers, and a neon vest. I wonder who that was?
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