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Post  Fred on Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:38 am

Emma is out there with my folks

Gonna ride out for 2 days to spend time with them - probably will be the last opportunity to do this with my Dad.

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Post  Doc on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:37 am

Have a great trip Fred, hope it cools off just a bit for ya! hot

Enjoy the time with your dad! thumbup

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Post  fcsnuffy on Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:58 pm

have a good trip fred. and for heavens sake be carefull.
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Post  Haste Maker on Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:27 pm

Just got back from a day of 104 degrees in Kansas....ride safe
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Post  jpierce575 on Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:53 pm

Have a safe trip and have a good time.

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Post  Len on Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:25 pm

Have a great time and be safe little fella. Wink
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Post  actionpack on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:09 pm

have a safe trip fred , and enjoy your time with your dad cheers

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Re: Headed to Kansas for a quick trip

Post  Fred on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:24 am

Got back last night.
Rolled 950 miles Monday - Left Xenia, OH @ noon and hit Great Bend, KS at midnight.
Wednesday we cruised to Lawrence, KS and I headed back to Cincy Thursday morning.

1970 miles total

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Post  Doc on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:38 am

Fred wrote:Got back last night.
Rolled 950 miles Monday - Left Xenia, OH @ noon and hit Great Bend, KS at midnight.
Wednesday we cruised to Lawrence, KS and I headed back to Cincy Thursday morning.

1970 miles total

Glad you had a safe trip thumbup

What kind of gas mileage do you get on these cruises???

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Post  Fred on Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:05 pm

Doc wrote:
Fred wrote:Got back last night.
Rolled 950 miles Monday - Left Xenia, OH @ noon and hit Great Bend, KS at midnight.
Wednesday we cruised to Lawrence, KS and I headed back to Cincy Thursday morning.

1970 miles total

Glad you had a safe trip thumbup

What kind of gas mileage do you get on these cruises???

40+ mpg on average.
I can roll 240 miles and put 6 gallons in.
Depending on the ethanol blend it can drop significantly - the ethanol 85 sucks

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Post  actionpack on Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:40 pm

thats good milage fred , we don't have the E85 yet , but i'm not looking forword to it coming , and if we don't stop wasteing our corn on fuel for are cars and all the other stuff to do with packageing , and small engines , were not going to have enought to feed the food chain , affraid

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Post  Doc on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:23 pm

Fred I don't think the Goldwing is a FlexFuel engine. E85 which is 85% ethanol can be very damaging to fuel systems not designed for it.
I hope you are talking about E15 which is 15% ethanol, and yes it does suck. You get a good 10% less in fuel mileage with it.

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Post  Fred on Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:54 am

Doc wrote:Fred I don't think the Goldwing is a FlexFuel engine. E85 which is 85% ethanol can be very damaging to fuel systems not designed for it.
I hope you are talking about E15 which is 15% ethanol, and yes it does suck. You get a good 10% less in fuel mileage with it.

You are correct - mentally I subtract 15 from 100 and referred to it as E85.


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