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« Reply #80 on: March 01, 2012, 04:27:00 PM »

So don't brake hard enough to invoke ABS on a bumpy road.  
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« Reply #81 on: March 01, 2012, 04:38:29 PM »


So don't brake hard enough to invoke ABS on a bumpy road.  


It does it easier than you think.
He told me he was pulling into a gas station, hit a bump and it freewheeled towards the pumps w/o brakes.

It shocked him so much he traded it in, at a loss, for a regular F800St.
BMW stated it works as intended.
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« Reply #82 on: March 01, 2012, 08:06:21 PM »

You should count yourself lucky with your gas prices. Here in the UK it is currently $8 a gallon for unleaded.
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« Reply #83 on: March 01, 2012, 08:18:32 PM »


You should count yourself lucky with your gas prices. Here in the UK it is currently $8 a gallon for unleaded.


Not to be too crass (only a little obnoxious), but aren't you able to drive across the whole of the UK for 1/4 tank?

Seems to me (admittedly, I'm not well traveled) that the distances you need to drive are only a fraction of what we "need" to drive here?  I would think that our gas $ pain by percentage is equally bad, even at 1/2 the cost?

Not that any of this makes $8 gas any easier to take, though.
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« Reply #84 on: March 02, 2012, 06:55:26 AM »




Not to be too crass (only a little obnoxious), but aren't you able to drive across the whole of the UK for 1/4 tank?

Seems to me (admittedly, I'm not well traveled) that the distances you need to drive are only a fraction of what we "need" to drive here?  I would think that our gas $ pain by percentage is equally bad, even at 1/2 the cost?

Not that any of this makes $8 gas any easier to take, though.



Maybe you need to learn a little about the geography of the UK instead of showing your ignorance (not trying to be too obnoxious your understand).  Wink
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« Reply #85 on: March 02, 2012, 08:43:34 AM »




Maybe you need to learn a little about the egregious tax system of the UK
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« Reply #86 on: March 02, 2012, 10:46:56 AM »




Maybe you need to learn a little about the geography of the UK instead of showing your ignorance (not trying to be too obnoxious your understand).  Wink


England is almost exactly the size of Alabama. Just sayin'.
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« Reply #87 on: March 02, 2012, 11:31:50 AM »

A great majority of the UK gas price is due to taxes too, so that raises the price significantly.

If you look at it in a more pragmatic sense, petroleum is like a drug that EVERYONE wants/needs.  So everyone who can want to drill for it, refine it, transport it, and sell it for a healthy profit.  Because of that healthy profit, the government wants a piece of it, a LARGE piece of it.  Just look at how so many countries "nationalize" their oil refineries!  Nobody an ignore trillions of $$ of profit!

All because we the consumers need it/want it and can't live without it.

What are they going to do next?  Charge us for soaking up the sun and converting it to electric power?  You have to wonder if someone will think of that sometime down the road when Petroleum is no longer the major Energy provider we so demand.
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« Reply #88 on: March 02, 2012, 12:11:19 PM »




Not to be too crass (only a little obnoxious), but aren't you able to drive across the whole of the UK for 1/4 tank?

Seems to me (admittedly, I'm not well traveled) that the distances you need to drive are only a fraction of what we "need" to drive here?  I would think that our gas $ pain by percentage is equally bad, even at 1/2 the cost?

Not that any of this makes $8 gas any easier to take, though.




I've often wondered what the average yearly mileage of a typical European was and how that compares to the US.
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« Reply #89 on: March 02, 2012, 12:22:10 PM »




England is almost exactly the size of Alabama. Just sayin'.

Okay...half tank.  My bad.
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« Reply #90 on: March 02, 2012, 12:44:09 PM »

Are you further insulting the UK by comparing it to Alabama?
You will never be an ambassador.
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« Reply #91 on: March 02, 2012, 02:03:46 PM »

Maybe you need to learn a little about the egregious tax system of the UK




Whatever the tax system, the price at the pump in the UK is $8 a gallon (and more in some parts).
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« Reply #92 on: March 02, 2012, 02:10:12 PM »

And what... $3.50 + VAT on top of that goes to the Queen as opposed to 18 cents here being sent to our "Queen"
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« Reply #93 on: March 02, 2012, 02:11:08 PM »




England is almost exactly the size of Alabama. Just sayin'.


England is part of the UK, which includes Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which increases the size a fair bit. The distance from Lands End to John O'Groats is 850 miles, which is considerably more than the 330 miles from the top to the bottom of Alabama.
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« Reply #94 on: March 02, 2012, 02:14:08 PM »


And what... $3.50 + VAT on top of that goes to the Queen as opposed to 18 cents here being sent to our "Queen"


You seem to be in a little difficulty here. Regardless of the proportion of tax that goes to HMG (not the Queen) we still pay $8 a gallon at the pump.
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« Reply #95 on: March 02, 2012, 02:17:58 PM »




England is almost exactly the size of Alabama. Just sayin'.


Distance does not matter.  You have control over how far your commute is.  Think it's too long?  Move closer to work.
But price of gas/petrol is something you do not have control over.
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« Reply #96 on: March 02, 2012, 02:20:25 PM »




England is part of the UK, which includes Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which increases the size a fair bit. The distance from Lands End to John O'Groats is 850 miles, which is considerably more than the 330 miles from the top to the bottom of Alabama.


Yes, including the whole of the UK is larger north to south, but the comment was about riding the width which is greatest in England.
Here's a little example-  http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/US/GB

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« Reply #97 on: March 02, 2012, 05:31:05 PM »

I'm surprised we're about two weeks in the annual spring energy crisis and denial of reality hysteria and no one has circulated the "Don't buy any gas on such-and-such date and because that will show them ding dang oil companies the power of the consumers" email. Get with it people. I need the populist rhetoric for good laugh.
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« Reply #98 on: March 02, 2012, 06:53:31 PM »




The distance from Lands End to John O'Groats is 850 miles, which is considerably more than the 330 miles from the top to the bottom of Alabama.


Ok so all in all the size of Kalifornia. But what is the typical mileage driven per year in the UK, the rest of Europe? I put 27,000 miles on my Fiesta last year. Probably not that typical but it is what it is.
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« Reply #99 on: March 02, 2012, 07:04:35 PM »



 I put 27,000 miles on my Fiesta last year.


You should be riding your bikes more.
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