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Old 08-22-2012, 07:56 AM   #15001
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Lowering the center of gravity.
Or maybe a Gen X (or Y or Z) Segway...
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:03 AM   #15002
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50+ mpg? pic of proof or gtfo e10 gasoline is a bitch.

i wanna find the fucko that decided that a range of less than 100 miles was acceptable. i'll start thinking about gas at 100 miles. i'll start looking for it at 130.
I get 50-60 on an LC4 400, so an engine twice the size gets the same mileage

Why doesn't my 3/4 ton truck get the same MPGs as my Acura then?

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Old 08-22-2012, 08:04 AM   #15003
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50+ mpg? pic of proof or gtfo e10 gasoline is a bitch.

i wanna find the fucko that decided that a range of less than 100 miles was acceptable. i'll start thinking about gas at 100 miles. i'll start looking for it at 130.
How would you like me to take a "pic of proof" for mpg ? On my Sportster 1200 I average 52- 54mpg on trips with mixed riding with a best tank of 61mpg on non-ethanol gas. If the above bike is an 883 it will do far better than 54mpg.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:05 AM   #15004
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Lack of front brake, lack of rear suspension... Let's be honest, after a good amount of riding a bike like that most any rider will develop the riding position this guy is doing to temporarily alleviate the shock and vibrations to his spine. The bars, too, seem far too short for his really far back seat... so to use the bike on a Dragon he probably has to ride it like that to be effective and not be in even more pain. I'm seeing a few problems there.

Definitely not a bike for everyone. Me? I like hardtail chops and will gladly do multi-day touring on one. Too each their own.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:19 AM   #15005
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Lack of front brake, lack of rear suspension... Let's be honest, after a good amount of riding a bike like that most any rider will develop the riding position this guy is doing to temporarily alleviate the shock and vibrations to his spine. The bars, too, seem far too short for his really far back seat... so to use the bike on a Dragon he probably has to ride it like that to be effective and not be in even more pain. I'm seeing a few problems there.
I've ridden rigid framed H-Ds in stock trim. They had a long travel sprung seat post setup, and the footboards were set back far enough that it was possible to lean forward and get one's butt off the seat if there were big bumps in the road. They are pleasant to ride. With the forward controls and rigid seat on most choppers, you have to sit on your tail bone and take all of the punishment through your ass. No thanks.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:26 AM   #15006
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I get 50-60 on an LC4 400, so an engine twice the size gets the same mileage

Why doesn't my 3/4 ton truck get the same MPGs as my Acura then?
An engine pushing roughly the same object, with roughly the same drag coefficient tend to get similar MPG's regardless of size of the engine.
Though overall weight does play in during acceleration.

Nearly every bike I have owned from 400-1200cc get remarkably close mpgs when ridden at similar speeds.
Somewhere between 45-50 mpgs. Interestingly the smaller engine bikes tend to do worse by comparison as the speeds go up.

Make your 3/4 ton truck as aerodynamic as your Acura and it will get about the same MPGS too, at least over the road.
The weight though will still drag it back a bit during acceleration times.

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Old 08-22-2012, 08:36 AM   #15007
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Lowering the center of gravity.
Illegal too.


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(a) A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person, nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle, unless the motorcycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two (2) persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the rear or side of the operator.

(b) A person shall ride upon a motorcycle only while sitting astride the seat, headlamp illuminated, facing forward, with one (1) leg on each side of the motorcycle.

(c) No person shall operate a motorcycle while carrying any package, bundle, or other article which prevents the person from keeping both hands on the handlebars.

(d) No operator shall carry any person, nor shall any person ride, in a position that will interfere with the operation or control of the motorcycle or the view of the operator.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:37 AM   #15008
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It seems like most big bore bikes get at least 40mpg but you would think that some one would have made one get 70 to 80 mpg by now.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:43 AM   #15009
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I've ridden rigid framed H-Ds in stock trim. They had a long travel sprung seat post setup, and the footboards were set back far enough that it was possible to lean forward and get one's butt off the seat if there were big bumps in the road. They are pleasant to ride. With the forward controls and rigid seat on most choppers, you have to sit on your tail bone and take all of the punishment through your ass. No thanks.

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Old 08-22-2012, 08:43 AM   #15010
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I get an average of about 50 mpg with my 1200 Sportster Sport. About 150 miles before I hit reserve.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:49 AM   #15011
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It seems like most big bore bikes get at least 40mpg but you would think that some one would have made one get 70 to 80 mpg by now.

Motorcycles are pretty poor aerodynamic machines. While some may have bodywork to protect the rider and decrease drag of the oncoming air, almost all are aerodynamically "dirty" after the wind passes over the rear of the bike- creating mpg sucking drag..
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:50 AM   #15012
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Illegal too.

If everyone obeyed the laws the Dragon would be pretty boring.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:04 AM   #15013
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Lowering the center of gravity.
No, trying to get some blood/feeling back in his ass.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:39 AM   #15014
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How would you like me to take a "pic of proof" for mpg ? On my Sportster 1200 I average 52- 54mpg on trips with mixed riding with a best tank of 61mpg on non-ethanol gas. If the above bike is an 883 it will do far better than 54mpg.
there you go.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:53 AM   #15015
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Great ankle protection for your dirt/supermoto riding style there...

Hate to see what happens the first time he bobbles and plants that foot.


Daggnabbit, beat me to the punch, I had that guy in my queue for posting.

The photo string looked like fun... that day.

Tomorrow, or the next? I predict he will rue his choice in footwear. RUE, I tell you!
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