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Old 09-17-2012, 06:12 AM   #12616
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I really like all the attention being paid to to small and mid-sized displacement motorcycles, right now. I think we are beginning to see a re-definition of what a motorcycle is, or can be, especially here in the U.S. In the future, we'll probably look back at litre sport bikes and big twin cruisers sort of like we do muscle cars and huge SUV's now. They'll probably still be around, as well, but not in the numbers we see today.
Yeah I wouldn't want that as my only means of 2-wheeled transportation but it's nice to have in the stable and a real fuel sipper. With a little seat modification I could easily do a 4-500 mile day.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:15 AM   #12617
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Someone better go grab this tag before bikeneil rides to Middletown.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:58 AM   #12618
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Someone better go grab this tag before bikeneil rides to Middletown.


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Old 09-17-2012, 09:16 AM   #12619
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Danjal,
Something you might find interesting:

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Figured that was coming sooner or later.

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Yeah I wouldn't want that as my only means of 2-wheeled transportation but it's nice to have in the stable and a real fuel sipper. With a little seat modification I could easily do a 4-500 mile day.
How much of a fuel savings are you guys actually getting? If I can keep off the busa it gets low-mid 40's, the Dr gets low 50s. Both need to be ridden to save fuel though. Most of the time the busa is about 40 give or take, and the Dr mid 40s. At my size I'd imagine I couldn't pull much better fuel numbers than that on a tiny bike unless it was freeway riding it.

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Old 09-17-2012, 09:58 AM   #12620
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Figured that was coming sooner or later.



How much of a fuel savings are you guys actually getting? If I can keep off the busa it gets low-mid 40's, the Dr gets low 50s. Both need to be ridden to save fuel though. Most of the time the busa is about 40 give or take, and the Dr mid 40s. At my size I'd imagine I couldn't pull much better fuel numbers than that on a tiny bike unless it was freeway riding it.
My much less modern, much less aerodynamic, klr 250 easily does 65 mpg. That's buzzing along at 7000 rpm.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:01 AM   #12621
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Figured that was coming sooner or later.



How much of a fuel savings are you guys actually getting? If I can keep off the busa it gets low-mid 40's, the Dr gets low 50s. Both need to be ridden to save fuel though. Most of the time the busa is about 40 give or take, and the Dr mid 40s. At my size I'd imagine I couldn't pull much better fuel numbers than that on a tiny bike unless it was freeway riding it.
My `06 Ninja 250 got about 65 mpg in most types of riding. Im 6'2" 220# so not a small guy either.
For most bikes they will get best mileage when ridden conservatively on rural highways (<60mph). High speeds (>70) seem to kill mileage faster than stop and go. My commute is all urban and a full tank on the commute lasts only a little less than it does riding on back roads. However when I took the freeway to MI (~80mph) I was getting 5-10mpg less.

Compared to cars, bikes are very light but not very aero. So high speeds hurts mileage more but stop and go less so. Unless you try besting your 0-60-0 time at every intersection.

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Old 09-17-2012, 11:04 AM   #12622
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Tag Memories

I rode Middleburg-Plain City Rd to get to the tag. On the way I passed many former tags I recognized from the past. First of all, here's the tag.





And here are some of the former tags seen along the way









The obvious ones are the covered bridges. Less so are these





Good memories of past tags, all as seen from the Middleburg-Plain City Rd. Next up is a fond memory of my former bike. Yep, I sold the F800S, the 2010 Tag-O-Rama champion winning ride. A file photo from the past, and it is also in Logan County



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Old 09-17-2012, 11:15 AM   #12623
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I rode Middleburg-Plain City Rd to get to the tag. On the way I passed many former tags I recognized from the past. First of all, here's the tag.





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Old 09-17-2012, 11:24 AM   #12624
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I have no idea who this Solace guy is but he has a nice bike.
I wanted a white Tiger 800 so I can be just like my tag hero jimjim. In order to help poor jimjim, who rarely seems to get a tag anymore, I put the new one in his backyard. Rush on over to Rushsylvania and grab it!

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Old 09-17-2012, 11:38 AM   #12625
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I wanted a white Tiger 800 so I can be just like my tag hero jimjim. In order to help poor jimjim, who rarely seems to get a tag anymore, I put the new one in his backyard. Rush on over to Rushsylvania and grab it!

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Old 09-17-2012, 12:56 PM   #12626
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Figured that was coming sooner or later.



How much of a fuel savings are you guys actually getting? If I can keep off the busa it gets low-mid 40's, the Dr gets low 50s. Both need to be ridden to save fuel though. Most of the time the busa is about 40 give or take, and the Dr mid 40s. At my size I'd imagine I couldn't pull much better fuel numbers than that on a tiny bike unless it was freeway riding it.
I get 75 mpg on my XT250 no matter how hard or easy I ride it. I got 184 miles out of a tank once, but that was running it pretty low. (total is 2.5 gallon)
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:24 PM   #12627
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Obviously in Rushsylvania.



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Old 09-17-2012, 08:51 PM   #12628
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Fusion Bar 40 83, which is the lat / long of Urbana. On the main drag...

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Old 09-17-2012, 09:09 PM   #12629
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Interesting choice of photo angle....
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:07 PM   #12630
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Fusion Bar 40 83, which is the lat / long of Urbana. On the main drag...

Wish I'd have headed to Urbana after work I might have ran into ya.
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