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post #21 of 54 Old 03-15-2016, 10:26 PM
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I would like to see a calculation which shows that using a motorcycle to supplement or replace 4-wheel vehicle use has any cost savings benefit. The only way to make this work is to estimate gasoline savings alone, which is only a fraction of the total cost comparison. I doubt if any of us will live or ride long enough to realize $20K in savings by using a bike unless gas goes to $20/gal.

Nobody ever saved money by buying a motorcycle, but luckily that's not the purpose.
You never see a motorcycle parked in front of a psychiatrist's office. That's gotta be worth something in the motorcycle column.

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post #22 of 54 Old 03-15-2016, 10:47 PM
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2014 f150 with 8k
2015 fusion with 10k
2015 versa 6k
2014 ctx1300 5k
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yes boys and girls that's a lot of car payments
doing my best to keep the economy going
not to mention all the cars in the last 4 years

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You never see a motorcycle parked in front of a psychiatrist's office. That's gotta be worth something in the motorcycle column.
I've seen a lot parked in front of saloons. What's the message there?

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According to a new study, the average vehicle in the USA is now a record 11.5 years old. Have you had your car or truck for over a decade?
I've never had any vehicle for over a decade. I've had about 27 (one new car and one new motorcycle in there) over the last 45 years. Present car, Volvo 850, is nineteen years old (it has no rust, is cheap to run, has some entertainment value and has many Kms left, so I'm keeping it), motorcycle nicely broken in at six.

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2014 Suzuki V21K-200 miles, weather needs to cooperate to add more miles this spring!

So with the above, looks like I'm splitting the difference. We'll be more "average" when the lease on the Jeep is up in a year, it's going back...

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post #28 of 54 Old 03-16-2016, 02:40 PM
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I've seen a lot parked in front of saloons. What's the message there?
I was just havin' a burger and tea there. Honest!

There was a time in my deep dark past, but no more. I'll have a beer or three AFTER the ride. And I won't ride hungover either. I like having my wits about me. I ain't got many of 'em left.

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1992 Toyota pickup with over 200K (purchased used with a little under 100K)
1997 Toyota T100 with something in between 150K and 200K
2005 Toyota Solara (missus Bwana's car - yes we like the brand - 200K or more on it)
2013 F250 with about 25K to 30K.

The Valk has somewhere in the neighborhood of 40K on it.
The CB750 has about the same.
Wee-Strom has around 750 miles.
I can't take credit for the BMW or the GB500 mileage or the other bikes for that matter. Some of them haven't been revived yet either.

I can't recall purchase prices - maybe 7 thou for the 1992 PU, 15 to 20 for the T100, the same for the Solara (slightly used when purchased almost newish), The Ford was around 35K - long bed crew cab bare bones.

$1800 for the CB750K (those were the days), 12K for the Valk, and the Strom was about $8500 - dealer incentive or some such. I have a bit more into it with accessories.

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