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hv, all these pix are from my Montana run last month. I pull into hotel end of day and don't fuel up till morning when I am pulling out. If I topped off and then set the bike down on its side stand to sit for the evening it would piss out that extra half gallon I squeeze in there getting the air out. So I don't fill up at end of day.
Riding around the lakes here, I only top off when I am on my way out, so that my riding I consume at least half gallon 25 smiles worth before I stop for cold frosty beer. that way the redbaron doesn't leave a piss puddle like Ox did at the station.


I have been riding and filling up bikes for over 50years. I know exactly how much and what each bike needs and behaviors it does. between the 3 dozen bikes I have worn out, I have ridden well over a half million miles. so its not like I don't know how to get it done.. I top them all off exactly the same every time. I even carry a little chunk of 2x4 to put under the side stand to keep the bike near vertical so I can get as much fuel in there as possible. same same same every time. I top off only when I am completely ready to ride and put at least some miles on before I will be stopping again.. I reset the trip A only after each refill and use it as a gauge to see how well or not my engine is performing. Trip B is used for total trip miles. Topping off like this gives me room to go much further with out the typical ass pucker worrying were the fk is the next station when wandering out in the boonies. Only because I was getting such great mileage did I begin to take pics of the Trip A and gas pump, knowing full well that you would not believe me otherwise. but personally I don't give a rip wether you do or don't. I know that if I manage my energy / riding style I can go further than most of you would have the cahonies to even try. poncho
Well kuddos to you for getting that kind of mpg, the way you described it before wasn't very clear. You must have stellar self-control of your right wrist....I sure don't lol if I did, I would've bought a different kind of bike
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Well kuddos to you for getting that kind of mpg, the way you described it before wasn't very clear. You must have stellar self-control of your right wrist....I sure don't lol if I did, I would've bought a different kind of bike
I came close to getting a diff model this year. Honda was blowing out all left over models and I was seriously entertaining a new 016 VFR1200x.? v4 dual sport. it was a close call. but I had passed on a new Goldwing back in 07 for an ElectraGlide. I had been kicking myself for that decision ever since. then this new 015 f6c crosses my line of vision, a new bike w/3yr warranty for the price of a used bike AND it is a revered Honda flat 6 motor in alum chassis with custom wheels.. it was just too good a deal to say no to.
So it will do tour duty for a few years and then after I get another to fill a different niche' , it will get the bobbed job. I know how to make ugly look good. all the plumbing on this thing will get either discretely squirreled away or custom in your face exposed/serviceable. art will find its place.

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