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Offline jaybiker

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Re: What does it cost you run your bike?
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2019, 03:56:37 pm »
My bike only "costs" me my insurance premium every month. The more I ride, the cheaper my cost/km is  :deal:


Wow, so you don't use fuel, tyres, oil, filters, brake pads, chains/sprockets, batteries, globes etc?

And aren't licence renewals, helmets, boots, gloves and other gear also part of the cost package of running a bike?  ???
 

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Re: What does it cost you run your bike?
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2019, 04:02:31 pm »
I Started using Fuelio to keep track of service intervals etc but end up using it to determine the running cost of my bike. Still new so need to update insurance cost etc but it gives you a very nice breakdown of cost/km etc.
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Re: What does it cost you run your bike?
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2019, 04:07:56 pm »
My bike only "costs" me my insurance premium every month. The more I ride, the cheaper my cost/km is  :deal:


Wow, so you don't use fuel, tyres, oil, filters, brake pads, chains/sprockets, batteries, globes etc?

And aren't licence renewals, helmets, boots, gloves and other gear also part of the cost package of running a bike?  ???

No my XR uses none of those...



of course I'm being facetious  :lamer:  if I was keeping track of the cost then I would have sold it already seeing as I'm not riding much at the moment.
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Re: What does it cost you run your bike?
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2019, 04:14:20 pm »
So I have been tracking the lifetime costs of my F800GS Adventure using Road Trip on my phone. The screenshots include fuel, services, maintenance and insurance.

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Re: What does it cost you run your bike?
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2019, 04:19:14 pm »
Good lord, some of you have way to much time on your hands...

If I worked out what the 990 cost me per km I would sell it.
 
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Re: What does it cost you run your bike?
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2019, 04:26:20 pm »
Good lord, some of you have way to much time on your hands...

If I worked out what the 990 cost me per km I would sell it.

Naa, just capture it when I fill up. Then again, OCD on numbers. You should see what the Pajero costs me...
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Re: What does it cost you run your bike?
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2019, 05:26:20 pm »
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Re: What does it cost you run your bike?
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2019, 02:09:42 pm »
4.88l/100km - do you use the throttle? :pot:.  If I got less than 5.8l/100km on my F800GS I was lucky.
R1.94per km running cost is brilliant, but of course it excludes purchase price and depreciation.
Well done with some informative stats.

My 1090 Adv R does only half the distance on a rear tyre, so there goes my R/km rate! And that's only the beginning :snorting:
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Re: What does it cost you run your bike?
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2019, 03:20:16 pm »
I commuted couple of years with a 2.0L Astra, only cost me fuel and one service a year (+-R1500) and a set of tyres could run 4 years. The 990 eats a set of tyres every year for same price as that for an Astra and needs servicing twice a year at double cost of Astra (I have been commuting same route on 990 for a few years now also so can compare back to back).... however, the fun factor and time saving cannot me measured in rands and cents :thumleft:

I did however conclude that (in my case) that a car is cheaper to run to work and back, but would I do it again, HELL NO.. :lol8:
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Re: What does it cost you run your bike?
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2019, 03:40:18 pm »
Folks, you have much to worry about.  Just live your life. :pot:
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Re: What does it cost you run your bike?
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2019, 03:44:45 pm »
The 990 eats a set of tyres every year for same price as that for an Astra and needs servicing twice a year at double cost of Astra

How do you manage that?  The 990 requires servicing every 7500km so you do 15,000km a year. How do you manage to make your tyres last for 15,000km?  I could not get half that. :biggrin: