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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-11-2016, 12:45 PM
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Mostly the same. Bigger engine, and better rear suspension geometry for the octane

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Be interesting to see a dyno graph pic of both to compare. Like how flat is the torque curve. Maybe the gearing or tire size is causing the different feel between them.

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Who in hell buys a motorcycle based on the gas mileage it gets? It's a friggin toy fer crying out loud and you know if its an Octane or a Scout, its gonna produce 45+mpg and maybe 50+. Mileage is a non issue. Get over it!
In other words, you haven't got a clue as to what the mileage range is on an Octane. Offended much?
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No man.... Seriously who the hell cares what kind of mileage a motorcycle gets? I only care how far I can go on a tank of fuel. The only reason I give a shit about that is so I don't run out on some desolate secondary highway.
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In other words, you haven't got a clue as to what the mileage range is on an Octane. Offended much?
You'd have to try a lot harder than that to offend me. I have a thick hide. An Octane's mileage range is not high on my list of priorities Popeveil.

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No man.... Seriously who the hell cares what kind of mileage a motorcycle gets? I only care how far I can go on a tank of fuel. The only reason I give a shit about that is so I don't run out on some desolate secondary highway.
Once you've experienced it and done math, that's all you need to know. I know I can go 250 miles on a tank, give or take 10. But I didn't marinate over that until after I bought the bike and it wasn't a deal maker/breaker.

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No man.... Seriously who the hell cares what kind of mileage a motorcycle gets? I only care how far I can go on a tank of fuel. The only reason I give a shit about that is so I don't run out on some desolate secondary highway.
Nothing changes your riding mood as quickly as running out of gas on a BFE secondary highway. Its even funnier when you bring a can of gas to the rescue and hear the words what took you so long!

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Once you've experienced it and done math, that's all you need to know. I know I can go 250 miles on a tank, give or take 10. But I didn't marinate over that until after I bought the bike and it wasn't a deal maker/breaker.
250 miles? More like 250 kilometers. You like to marinate over the BS when you respond to my posts much?
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250 miles? More like 250 kilometers. You like to marinate over the BS when you respond to my posts much?

What? Are you stunned or just being a smart ass???
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I Like the octane but after sitting on one I would have to chop 12" off my legs , 10" off my arms , and 7" off my torso to ride it .....

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