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Old 08-10-2013, 05:40 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by stillsearching View Post
PS are there any older (ie cheap used, ie what can I get for like $500? :P) 4 stroke scooters that will get me 100mpg since once I start saving fuel money I can save up for something better later?
I picked up a used Chinese 50cc 4 stroke scooter for $300 about three years ago. I use only in town as the top speed is about 30 mph. I usually run it wide open sometimes with a passenger and hills and still get right around 100 mpg. This scooter sold new on-line for only $800 shipping included.
60 mpg hwy highest, 50+mpg lifetime
TDi=fast frugal fun

Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
The power needed to push an object through a fluid increases as the cube of the velocity. Mechanical friction increases as the square, so increasing speed requires progressively more power.
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