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No way, I can get about an hour of ride time per gallon of gas. $4 an hour is cheap thrills.

Now if you have to travel 30, 40+ miles to ride every time, that can add up.

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Ya I suspect this jolt in gas prices will put a hurt on OHV sales and use, so less tax money for all the states as well. The only folks who win here will be those who run or have stock in the oil industry....

At some point though, this will backfire and bring those oil giants down again, I don't see that happening for a while yet though... :bonk:

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An extra 15-20 bucks that's split between 4 people isn't gonna stop me from doing what I've been waiting for all winter.

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Considering that gasoline costs $8.6/gallon here in Finland atm, you guys have nothing to complain about there in USA :bonk:

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What about using good old tax free marine gas? Its mid grade. I ran about 5 gallons through my 450f so far. A mechanic told me theres no difference anything 89 octaine and above.

Does that only apply to people that live near water? Cause we got shit loads. haha

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Considering that gasoline costs $8.6/gallon here in Finland atm, you guys have nothing to complain about there in USA :bonk:

False logic. I don't live in Finland nor am I interested in doing so. What I pay for gas is increasing making it difficult to live the way I am accustomed to. In the past 2 years the cost has tripled. Has that happened in Finland?

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I am laughing. Other than my track, the next nearest is 400kms away. 300 bucks gas to go there and back. What my bike takes is nothing for me to worry about. In fact it might be cheaper to set up a bunch of fuel caches along the way, and ride my bike all the way there.

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Rising fuel prices, rising taxes, and economy that has not bounced back, with all this we'll see increases in other products as well......

but hey we have our Freedom .. and that is Pres. Obama is all about !

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With prices going up and no telling the future of this, Its time to park the bikes.

Hell no. How about parking the gas hog 4X4 and buying a cheap street bike for basic transportation? Everyone has their own way of dealing with the crap economy and if you want to park it, go ahead. Personally, I've done quite a few things to help my situation. I'm gonna ride until I can't any more but the economy won't be what stops me.

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Going to suck pulling the trailer around this summer getting 10MPG, will probably limit my trips with it or I will only go when friends are coming along to split the gas money. For the bike it will not make much difference, I do not burn tons of fuel while riding so the increase there will be minimal.

Lets see if the government steps in and takes action to help lower prices.

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I was looking at a Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab w/ Hemi...may have to keep my current Dodge Ram 1500 w/ Hemi. Thank goodness for my rust bucket Ford Escort that gets 30+ mpg.

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The fuel the bikes burn is pocket change. The problem is for the riders, like myself, who drive to where they ride. Its a 150 mile round trip...costs me about $40 in gas right now + wear and tear on the truck. However, I work too hard during the week to sweat another $10..so the prices wont stop me from riding.

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At the risk of being skinned alive, the recent price hikes in gas prices are not all attributable to the oil companies. I can hear the screams now…….. Ignorance is no excuse. And no folks, you won't learn anything from the talking heads on TV. Most of the price hikes are attributable to the current administration in WDC.

As a nation we had a chance to get low price oil from a friendly neighbor, Canada. But no, the current administration stuck it down. So where do we get our oil????? Arab terrorists. The current administration would rather support the turmoil in the Arab OPEC nations than friendly neighbors. And the Arabs are the ones raising the price of a barrel of oil. The US refiners have to buy the oil and then refine it. If the price of a barrel of oil rises, then the costs of the refiners increase and the price at the pump increases.

Again, here we go with yet another failed “policy” of the administration that bamboozles the average person living in the US. It must be easier to live with your head in the sand rather than face the facts?

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Ya fuel price isnt going to stop me either. I drive an 07 F150 4x4 and @ 17-18 highway....its def not gonna be cheap. You factor in that I have to drive about 225miles one way to my buddies up north where the trails are...that will def add up. However will probably be 2 of us goin at least...and if we can get more, split it up further...even with a trailer, splittin it up 4 ways wouldnt be TOO bad. I am also kinda of setting aside "bike" money, which comes from crap i sold or am selling, which will be my trail budget, lol. Figure 26-30gal round trip.

I know with almost entirely city driving, i went about 410mi on just bout empty with a 25gal tank. So i think ill be ok...probably gain a lil when i do my plugs and stuff this spring as well.

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Its good to know our priorities. Me parking the bikes is only for a short time. Since I ride rain or shine, every Sunday, skipping a Sunday is no big deal. I have to keep peace in the house. But now to thin out my riding buddies who pay only with a burger on the way home isnt going to cut it. Its help pay for gas, or stay home. My boy and I usually split the fuel costs. But now to be firm with passengers is a must.

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I hear ya...it will be 50/50 or otherwise split depending on # of ppl in the car...or you're staying home. Far as the priorities thing....well this will be my first summer riding again, i got my bike in november, first bike in 7yrs.

The only other hobby i do that cost me $ every time is golf for the most part. And I do that a LOT every summer. However, now with my bike, I am going to cut way back on golf, since both are typically on weekends. I mean. Golf costs me $40-70 a trip not including driving there...thats gas for one way to the trails probably, or close to it.

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