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Bob I agree. Motovista you just lost my business. I hope I did not hurt any feelings but opinions have consequences. If this post is not within the boundaries remove It. Thank you,
Guys, I'm gonna let you in on a secret:

This is why there's a no politics rule. Nobody wants to open a thread and see people ranting at each other. It's unlikely to be interesting or persuasive, especially if you're trying to tiptoe around a no politics rule.

Can we please just talk about ๐Ÿ›ต?

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Gas hit $4.49 this week. Highest since I moved back from Texas in 2009.
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I lied I just ordered parts from Scooterpartsco sorry for being a ahole.
Outsider, this is the wrong thread?
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I was being sarcastic to my friends the other day, complained I had to pay almost $10 to fill up my tank, last time I filled up it was $7. I'm lucky to live in a town I get get everywhere in town and ride 354 days a year so not too concerned that gas is $6/gallon.
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I was being sarcastic to my friends the other day, complained I had to pay almost $10 to fill up my tank, last time I filled up it was $7. I'm lucky to live in a town I get get everywhere in town and ride 354 days a year so not too concerned that gas is $6/gallon.
Same here.
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In the last few days gas near me went from $4.69 to $4.99. For regular. I'm sure Hi-Test is above $5.20.
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Knutte_i_amerika,

You are definitely fortunate with in town scooter transportation.

It is hard to avoid the increased fuel costs on everything else
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The new term when filling a car is 'Paying a bill'. I filled the Liberty at $5. My co-worker filled his Audi A6 and it was $95! He 'Paid a bill', I hugged my handlebars! Half a tank on my beater Subaru Baja was $48, I've seen rotated the Honda Fit back up front. Guess we gotta pay to play now.
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I lied I just ordered parts from Scooterpartsco sorry for being a ahole.
So now I don't get to ride by and wave as you're pushing your bike in and out of the garage?
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Paid $6.36 again for a gallon of premium today. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

The good news is that even at these prices, my commute is only a dollar's worth of gas. (I haven't priced maintenance, registration, insurance, or risk to life+limb.)
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Paid $6.36 again for a gallon of premium today. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

The good news is that even at these prices, my commute is only a dollar's worth of gas. (I haven't priced maintenance, registration, insurance, or risk to life+limb.)
$7.00 a gallon for premium last night,
not rich but fortunately gas prices matter little to us as we consciously made our life circle tight years ago
Also our fleet is efficient,
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Regular 87 in North Florida is currently under $3.00 per gallon in some parts of town.

Premium 93 is around $3.70 in those stations.
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$7.08 for premium yesterday.

Now that CA has broken the $7.00 threshold is the sky the limit? I bet it's $7.89gal by the end of the month.

Clearly gone are the days of a few cent bump on weekends and holidays. $0.30+ swings on any given day seem to be the norm.

I remember a time in the not-so distant past.. (well it was distant enough, I guess, BUT I REMEMBER IT!) that I could fill our old Honda Civic for what it costs to fill my GTS.
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UK has ~GBP 1.60 per litre at the moment. That's GBP 6.06 per US gall which is USD 6.78 per US gall.

So for the very first time, those in California (using Chevron that is) can be paying the same price as the UK for fuel.

Who'd-a-thunk it.

(I just paid $5.79 / gall at Safeway, with Chevron over the road advertising $7.03. Fuck you, Chevron)
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So for the very first time, those in California (using Chevron that is) can be paying the same price as the UK for fuel.

Who'd-a-thunk it.

(I just paid $5.79 / gall at Safeway, with Chevron over the road advertising $7.03. Fuck you, Chevron)
My $7.08gal was Chevron, actually. I had passed a Mobil that was $6.89gal and was like, 'am I going to play this pennies game? On the Vespa?!' It's not even pennies anymore... and yeah, fuck you, Chevron.
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My $7.08gal was Chevron, actually. I had passed a Mobil that was $6.89gal and was like, 'am I going to play this pennies game? On the Vespa?!' It's not even pennies anymore... and yeah, fuck you, Chevron.
Same, my $7.00 was Chevron
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On a trip from AZ to CA pulling a travel trailer using high test in the truck.
I forget the price almost if not $7.00, outside of Barstow I needed to fill up with less than a quarter tank, large tank costing over $170.00! It hurts but I gotta get to where I'm going โ€“ then come back.
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I always try to remain positive. These prices are whacking everything in the
economy.

I am confident we will solve this problem and go along way to supporting our
European Allies. Further, I think we will make a bundle on exporting natural
gas to Asia - get some money back from China.

Minnesota does not have the refining requirement constraints like our
friends in California - I believe our price for gallon is @ $3.89.
I run nonoxy gas in the scoot $4.56 a gallon.

I think good old Yankee Ingenuity will prevail.

All you two wheeled folks contribute allot to lowering fuel consumption.

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Getting colder than a Well-Diggers behind up here.  But ride on we must.
Getting colder than a Well-Diggers behind up here. But ride on we must.
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My scooter group has our end of season ride tomorrow - dressing warm
and using the heated hand grips on my Kymco 550.
Sliding away from the topic at hand, Clap emoticon its supposed to be a nice day tomorrow Bob enjoy it. I'm gonna be torn between football and scooter-ing
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Afflicted,

Football is important. The Minnesota Gophers football team has a week off
so I am clear for riding. I usually have my blushing bride record games.
Then I can fast forward through commercials.

We are delaying the ride kick off tomorrow until 11am due to morning cold.
The high will be 64 tomorrow - I am just dressing warm.

If you get a wild hair up your ........, join us. Best to you.
I have attached the turn by turn route for the ride. We are having
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Remember - Kick off moved up one hour Meet/Greet Coffee 10am depart 11am.
Remember - Kick off moved up one hour Meet/Greet Coffee 10am depart 11am.
Lunch destination just SW of Mankato MN and the Minnesota River
Lunch destination just SW of Mankato MN and the Minnesota River
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I run nonoxy gas in the scoot $4.56 a gallon.
TIL that "nonoxy" is a synonym for "ethanol-free."

I googled it, and also learned that nonoxynol is a vaginal spermicide for contraception. Took me a few clicks to find the definition that applies to gasoline.
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TIL that "nonoxy" is a synonym for "ethanol-free."

I googled it, and also learned that nonoxynol is a vaginal spermicide for contraception. Took me a few clicks to find the definition that applies to gasoline.
Now...that's the kind of fuel that should be marketed at rallies and cannonballs. I have all the bikes I can currently afford. I don't need to come back from an event and, a few months later, find an extra Vespa in the garage!

(What happens at the rally STAYS at the rally!)
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I actually want the price of gas to go up here in Florida. Seems like 25% of vehicles on the road are giant pickup trucks with only one person in them. Maybe it would convince more people to ride PTW's.
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Bob Copeland wrote:
(...)

Minnesota does not have the refining requirement constraints like our
friends in California - I believe our price for gallon is @ $3.89.
I run nonoxy gas in the scoot $4.56 a gallon.

(...)
Here in Belgium the max price for E10 - RON 95 (I think what you call "regular") today is 6.67$/gal. For E5 - RON 98 ("premium") it is 7.69$/gal. (In practice you will pay 5 - 10% less)

But can you explain what you mean with that "refining requirement constraint"? And how that influences the fuel price?
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But can you explain what you mean with that "refining requirement constraint"? And how that influences the fuel price?
Before my time, California was famous for smog (a haze of smoke + fog hanging over its cities). In an effort to clean up the pollution, it has unique regulatory powers (that are held by the federal government for all other states). Sometimes on motorcycle forums you see mentions of CARB (the California Air Resources Board) or 49 state requirements (everywhere but California).

One of CARB's regulations states that our fuel must have particular additives that are supposed to help against pollution. They're particularly strict in the summertime, when people drive for leisure as well as necessity. (Apparently we're switching to the winter requirements a few weeks early to try to mitigate these high prices.)

No other states require California's fuel blend. (Also, California is famously liberal/tax-happy.) Taken together, these mean that California's fuel prices are usually at-or-near the highest in the country.

This is particularly frustrating because California is also home to many oil refineries; for instance, in the town of Martinez, less than an hour from San Francisco. We should have really cheap gas, but because of regulations, it's really expensive.

I don't know enough about the actual requirements (e.g. what goes in our gas vs. everyone elses') to know if it's a good trade off. If it really does prevent pollution, maybe it's worth it.

But when people talk about California gas being overpriced, that's what they're talking about. We have stupid-high taxes, and we have regulations that no other state has, so the economies of scale mean that everywhere else has cheaper gas even though we're literally the ones refining it. They can transport gas we make thousands of miles away, and still sell it for cheaper than we can sell fuel for locally that meets California's standards.
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Before my time, California was famous for smog (a haze of smoke + fog hanging over its cities). In an effort to clean up the pollution, it has unique regulatory powers (that are held by the federal government for all other states). Sometimes on motorcycle forums you see mentions of CARB (the California Air Resources Board) or 49 state requirements (everywhere but California).

One of CARB's regulations states that our fuel must have particular additives that are supposed to help against pollution. They're particularly strict in the summertime, when people drive for leisure as well as necessity. (Apparently we're switching to the winter requirements a few weeks early to try to mitigate these high prices.)

No other states require California's fuel blend. (Also, California is famously liberal/tax-happy.) Taken together, these mean that California's fuel prices are usually at-or-near the highest in the country.

This is particularly frustrating because California is also home to many oil refineries; for instance, in the town of Martinez, less than an hour from San Francisco. We should have really cheap gas, but because of regulations, it's really expensive.

I don't know enough about the actual requirements (e.g. what goes in our gas vs. everyone elses') to know if it's a good trade off. If it really does prevent pollution, maybe it's worth it.

But when people talk about California gas being overpriced, that's what they're talking about. We have stupid-high taxes, and we have regulations that no other state has, so the economies of scale mean that everywhere else has cheaper gas even though we're literally the ones refining it. They can transport gas we make thousands of miles away, and still sell it for cheaper than we can sell fuel for locally that meets California's standards.
I can't say definitively but part of the California tax structure is to pay for roads. Since 1979, property taxes for long term home owners pay a relatively low property tax. for example, this year our property taxes are about 0.1% of the property value because I've had my house for 36 years. Californians passed a law in 1979 that limited the increase in property taxes to about 1% per year. When a property sells, the tax base is reset to a value ~1% of the sale price. So state money to pay for infrastructure has to come from somewhere. Roads aren't free.

I can say definitively that smog level are MUCh reduced over what they were in the 1970 when I first moved here.

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I paid $6/gallon in Santa Cruz to fill up this morning at Safeway. I was really empty and if you round up the pennies, it cost me $100 to fill up. The Chevron and Shell stations were $7/gallon.

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Before my time, California was famous for smog (a haze of smoke + fog hanging over its cities). In an effort to clean up the pollution, it has unique regulatory powers (that are held by the federal government for all other states). Sometimes on motorcycle forums you see mentions of CARB (the California Air Resources Board) or 49 state requirements (everywhere but California).

One of CARB's regulations states that our fuel must have particular additives that are supposed to help against pollution. They're particularly strict in the summertime, when people drive for leisure as well as necessity. (Apparently we're switching to the winter requirements a few weeks early to try to mitigate these high prices.)

No other states require California's fuel blend. (Also, California is famously liberal/tax-happy.) Taken together, these mean that California's fuel prices are usually at-or-near the highest in the country.

This is particularly frustrating because California is also home to many oil refineries; for instance, in the town of Martinez, less than an hour from San Francisco. We should have really cheap gas, but because of regulations, it's really expensive.

I don't know enough about the actual requirements (e.g. what goes in our gas vs. everyone elses') to know if it's a good trade off. If it really does prevent pollution, maybe it's worth it.

But when people talk about California gas being overpriced, that's what they're talking about. We have stupid-high taxes, and we have regulations that no other state has, so the economies of scale mean that everywhere else has cheaper gas even though we're literally the ones refining it. They can transport gas we make thousands of miles away, and still sell it for cheaper than we can sell fuel for locally that meets California's standards.
Thanks for the explanation.

I knew that California had specific regulations on improving air quality but I did not know it also has specific requirements on fuel that only apply in California.

California is the state with the largest population in the US but still that is only 40 million people, in Europe comparable to Poland.
That makes the fuel in California a niche product. No wonder it is expensive.
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PeterCC,

Our good forum friends from California jumped right in and
explained your question to me. Great folks on this forum.

I have a good Belgium story.

My big brother Jim, was transferred by his company to Brussels.
I went to visit him (took our mom along on the trip). I borrowed
his company car because we stayed downtown in a hotel. Incorrectly,
I parked in the wrong place and the police towed the car.

Mom was so worried. I had a local cab driver drive me to the local
police station. There was the car in the police impound lot. Obviously,
the car was not registered in my name. The nice officer who
spoke pretty good english (You guys are so bilingual) asked me
"how do I know this your car?". I said; " because I have dam key".
He said something in your flemish/french/dutch longue like "exactly".
I paid the fine and got the car. Another great day in Belgium.

Bob Copeland
PeterCC, I do not know if you are the highland Dutch, or the low land Dutch,
or the Rotterdam Dutch.  We had a song about this drinking beer in college.
PeterCC, I do not know if you are the highland Dutch, or the low land Dutch, or the Rotterdam Dutch. We had a song about this drinking beer in college.
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PeterCC,

Our good forum friends from California jumped right in and
explained your question to me. Great folks on this forum.

I have a good Belgium story.

(...)
Unfortunately I did not yet pay a visit to the US.
I would like to but my wife is not in favour. We'll see, maybe I can convince her.

On the caption under your picture: "I do not know if you are the highland Dutch, or the low land Dutch, or the Rotterdam Dutch. We had a song about this drinking beer in college."

Does not ring a bell. Can you elaborate a bit on that song and what it says?
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PeterCC,

No real deep Meaning. Just a college beer drinking song.

Many of these songs came down through the years.
I remember being in Barcelona Spain with some Irish
college students on holiday at our camp. We would
sit around a fire at night, drink beer and sing songs.
I was amazed at how many of the songs they sang were
the same we did in the USA.

Obviously, being feeling good drinking beer led to the songs.

Many of these songs were German in origin. I am not
reliable in their historic origin. I think the German language
has lower (Southern Germany) and High land (Northern German)
differences. Also, perhaps the Dutch and Germans language
have influences on each other.

Perhaps other on this forum will have more input.

Here is how the song went:

Glorious, glorious, one keg of beer for the four of us.

Glory be to god that there are no more of us because the four of us
can drink it all alone. Dam near more beer.

There is the low land Dutch, and the North Land Dutch, and the
Rotterdam Dutch and the God Dam Dutch.

Repeat. There are other choruses that are a bit dirty to repeat here.

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I too run ethanol free gas in my BV. Currently running at 4.89/gal. It seems to run very nicely for me with a 90 octane rating.
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chickdr wrote:
I too run ethanol free gas in my BV. Currently running at 4.89/gal. It seems to run very nicely for me with a 90 octane rating.
How much more is that than 90E10? Ethanol free is fun to experiment with, but the economics don't make sense to me. For one, they often charge a premium for it; and for two, it's less prevalent than E10 (at least on the west coast). You don't have to ride very far out of your way to negate a 5% savings on a 100 mile tank.
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Mayoroofnow,

This 90 Oct no corn gas is used around here predominantly for
recreational vehicles, lawnmowers, and farmers. Also, vintage
cars utilize it.

My Kymco will run just fine on normal premium fuel that has
a blend of ethanol (corn). I do use it when available.

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Gas prices have been fluctuating here recently.

The lowest I've paid was $2.979/gallon for Regular (for the truck), back on 9/29.
Sunday night I paid $3.189/gallon at the same station.
Back on 9/20, I paid 3.159/gallon.
And on 9/11 I paid $3.049/gallon.

So it went down to just over $3/gallon, climbed back up to $3.15, dipped to under $3, then back up to almost $3.20, all in a span of a month.

I never really paid attention to gas prices when I was riding the BV. The most I put in was less than 3 gallons, and at the prices at the time, the most I paid was just over $8 to fill up. I had to fill up once a week.

In the truck, I still don't pay too much attention. I tend to fill up at the same station (QuikTrip). All the stations in the area tend to be within $0.01-$0.03/gallon of each other, and it's not worth the effort to me to seek out the rock-bottom price, as the most I'll save on a fill-up is $0.45, which equals about 3 miles of range. So if I have to drive more than that to find a lower price, I lose money.
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My nearest station can fluctuate by 10ยข+ overnight, multiple nights in a row. This year has been insane.
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