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Old 12-04-2013, 02:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by rmay635703 View Post
False, like my church, EVEN IF YOU OFFER TO PAY, they won't allow it, (schools are notarious for that attitude) that was part of the reason I had to replace my battery pack a year early because I could not find a safe place to borrow or pay for 5 cents of electricity.
It must be a big city thing. In Arkansas, I had a motorcycle that had a bad alternator. I simply kept a car battery in my luggage rack to keep the bike running. When I did sometimes run out of juice, not only would people let me charge my battery, but they would loan me the use of their charger.

Another time I ran out of gas going to work (I had a carb that would get the float stuck and drain the gas at random). It was about 12 at night and I was miles from the nearest gas station. I knocked on a stranger's door and begged for some gas. He gave me a gallon and told me not to worry about it.

The idea that a church would say no to letting you have a bit of electricity is shocking.
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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