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    Default Damn, gas is getting expensive.

    Holy shit gas has gotten expensive suddenly. 167 for regular at the cheapest station I know of. Another self-serve was selling it for 172 and high octane for 183!!! The expensive ones in central Tokyo must be hitting the 190s :x

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    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ ... 530a7.html

    wont keep me from riding but i do miss the good old days!

    i haven't been riding much so today i went for an afternoon blast on the DRZ. when i got back i filled the tank with the last of the 126 yen/ liter regular i was hording! :(


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    From around last year's goldenweek tour

    An upper limit on the price of petrol on the highways;
    31/3~6/4/2007
    regular 129yen
    premium 140yen

    Paid 165 for regular today ::?
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    A short 260 km spin on the TDM yesterday cost me nearly 2000 in fuel @ 22km/l.

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    Bet there's going to be some real good bargains on big, gas guzzling SUVs ... :mrgreen:
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    Recon it will hit 200 before the summer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider
    A short 260 km spin on the TDM yesterday cost me nearly 2000 in fuel @ 22km/l.
    Get a Clubman they are great on fuel ask the blob...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastbike
    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider
    A short 260 km spin on the TDM yesterday cost me nearly 2000 in fuel @ 22km/l.
    Get a Clubman they are great on fuel ask the blob...
    Already got the Raid, nearly 28 km/l touring. That'll be my primary commuter from now :razz:

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    "A short 260 km spin on the TDM yesterday cost me nearly 2000 in fuel @ 22km/l."

    The good news is that in comparison to highway tolls, fuel is STILL cheap ... I made a wrong turn the other day and there was no way to u-turn at the toll booth (short of an Evel Knievelesque jump, and since I didn't see 29 trucks lined up, I continued to the next exit). Was able to make the U at the next exit, but not until after the booth ... a five-minute, 700-yen (350 each way) screw-up.

    The best part? I had gotten off the highway to get fuel at a station I know to be competitively priced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YokoYoko

    The good news is that in comparison to highway tolls, fuel is STILL cheap ...
    Tolls ran me 2600 yen out to Uenohara and back.... Anyhow, I'd rather spend 4600 on riding than eating or drinking out :razz:

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    Yesterday morning 6.00am on Meguro-dori, the 24hr Shell self-service station was selling regular at 172. A few minutes later turned south on Kan7 and all the stations were still selling it with 154, bugger :evil:

    Went to Akagi-san and Chuzenji-ko with my local Honda/Yamaha dealer and 14 bikes. Tolls about 6000 yen, gas 4000 yen - not bad for a full day's entertainment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider
    Quote Originally Posted by Fastbike
    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider
    A short 260 km spin on the TDM yesterday cost me nearly 2000 in fuel @ 22km/l.
    Get a Clubman they are great on fuel ask the blob...
    Already got the Raid, nearly 28 km/l touring. That'll be my primary commuter from now :razz:
    I should charge for advice...............................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider
    Holy shit gas has gotten expensive suddenly. 167 for regular at the cheapest station I know of. Another self-serve was selling it for 172 and high octane for 183!!! The expensive ones in central Tokyo must be hitting the 190s :x
    So when is the US invading Venezuela? 18cents per gallon there!!!!!!!!!

    But seriously I think it will get worse before it gets better. So I would not be surprised to
    see gas at JPY250 per liter by year end.

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    I noticed yesterday that highway traffic was unusually light for this time of year on a sunny day. Usually it'd be jam-packed by 8am. Ditto for commuting today, very light traffic on the major roads.

    I think people may be saying fuck this and driving less. Which would be a good thing for us motorcyclists :razz:

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    nhgfghf

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    Quote Originally Posted by theDude


    can't wait for the onslaught of idiots on pushbikes.... :x
    Pushbikes? It's ok to practicing speaking with a British accent so you can sound more sophisticated but don't go overboard!

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    [kkkkkkkk

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    Heck, where I come from we still call them bicycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider
    Heck, where I come from we still call them bicycles
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