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Old 04-15-2017, 11:50 AM   #2111 (permalink)
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... When lawn mowing accounts for a significant chunk of your gas consumption. 3% for us.

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Old 04-15-2017, 08:09 PM   #2112 (permalink)
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When you get about as excited from seeing a Ford Aspire as an STI
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When you get about as excited from seeing a Ford Aspire as an STI
My excitement for the STI has taken a dive because of this:

One of my friends bought one, well knowing that he was wasting money by the cartwheel because:

That is what it costs just 50 miles south.
See the URLs: .nl or .be is the only difference. More than doubles the price.

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Old 04-17-2017, 12:54 PM   #2115 (permalink)
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... When lawn mowing accounts for a significant chunk of your gas consumption. 3% for us.
I mowed the lawn on Saturday, and I don't know if my mower is using more gas than it used to or what, but I topped off the tank beforehand, used all of it up, and then had to go to the gas station to fill up on the gas can again. Feels so stupid and wasteful, but the wife and city want me to mow my lawn, so what can you do?

(I do have a reel mower, but it's only good for about every other trim.)
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:40 PM   #2116 (permalink)
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Feels so stupid and wasteful, but the wife and city want me to mow my lawn, so what can you do?

(I do have a reel mower, but it's only good for about every other trim.)
When you can't use the reel, how about electric? When my friends say their property is too big for electric, I show them how long my extension cord is
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When you fill up your (gently used with under 2000 miles) Zen-N 50 cc scooter and constantly despair that:

1) You keep missing the fuel line that you drew inside the tank by +/_ 1mm

2) That modern fuel pumps pump too fast for accurate delivery to a 1.2 gallon tank

3)That they don't make aftermarket vacuum gauges for scooters,forcing you to fall back upon pen-and-paper data collection

4) That it is probably impossible to routinely get between 125-130MPG on an unmodified, carburated, non-aerodynamic scooter while averaging 40MPH (and including regular climbs of 15 degree bridges and 20-25 MPH headwinds) and gritting your teeth because Mr. Calculator keeps telling you that is exactly what you are getting!

I'm guessing that three or four tiny inacurracies at the pump (such as the dials at each pump I use and my lack of perfect fill line)are inflating my figures and that if I can catch them all I will end up with a more realistic 115 MPG at most.

What a horrible problem to have, right?
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4) That it is probably impossible to routinely get between 125-130MPG on an unmodified, carburated, non-aerodynamic scooter while averaging 40MPH
All the more reason to eco- and aeromod it...

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