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DRZ = 69mpg

I've been averaging 69 mpg the last couple of weeks riding to work. where's my fucking tax credit?
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I've been averaging 69 mpg the last couple of weeks riding to work. where's my fucking tax credit?
technically you are getting a tax credit.

http://www.gaspricewatch.com/usgastaxes.asp

almost 20 cpg is the federal gas tax and in WI the state dings us for 32 cpg. soo, you're paying less gas tax with better mpg.
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technically you are getting a tax credit.

http://www.gaspricewatch.com/usgastaxes.asp

almost 20 cpg is the federal gas tax and in WI the state dings us for 32 cpg. soo, you're paying less gas tax with better mpg.
Technically, thats not a "credit" as the Internal Revenue Code would define it.

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put it on your taxes. make them prove it's not a hybrid




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put it on your taxes. make them prove it's not a hybrid
Definition: A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses an on-board rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) and a fuel based power source for vehicle propulsion.

technically, the human body could be considered a rechargeable energy storage system. so If I start using my feet to getting moving from a stop....
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so If I start using my feet to getting moving from a stop....
dont you have to with those turd DRZs?




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I havent read the tax code, just heresay for me, but I thought it was defined by a MPG minimum per cafe stardards




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you have to buy one of the vehicles on the certified list to qualify for the credit
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Well it should be on the list, 1. weighs as much as a smartcar, 2. gets the same mileage, 3. accelerates slower than a smart car, cant get out of its own way classification. 4. Gets made fun of more than a Smart car. 5. Owners driving either the smart car or drz look like total Maroons while driving. So that should Qualify you Bill
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Well it should be on the list, 1. weighs as much as a smartcar, 2. gets the same mileage, 3. accelerates slower than a smart car, cant get out of its own way classification. 4. Gets made fun of more than a Smart car. 5. Owners driving either the smart car or drz look like total Maroons while driving. So that should Qualify you Bill
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If I'm elected I'll push for your motorcycle to be eligible for tax breaks based on mileage. Assuming of course you can prove this foot starting.
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If I'm elected I'll push for your motorcycle to be eligible for tax breaks based on mileage. Assuming of course you can prove this foot starting.
No you won't he didn't buy it new. It doesn't qualify if you buy it used. Now go study up on some foreign policy cause living close to Russia doesn't mean you know anything about it. I live close to tnat I don't understand him.

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No you won't he didn't buy it new. It doesn't qualify if you buy it used. Now go study up on some foreign policy cause living close to Russia doesn't mean you know anything about it. I live close to tnat I don't understand him.
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on-board rechargeable energy storage system (RESS)
What is the little black box under the seat with the + and - terminals that gets re-charged every time you start the engine considered?

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What is the little black box under the seat with the + and - terminals that gets re-charged every time you start the engine considered?
Colin that is a battery, I know you don't have one so you might forget.

You and bill find a way to make it turn the rear wheel and you will have the pimpest hybrid ever! Ok you engineers have at it.





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Well it should be on the list, 1. weighs as much as a smartcar, 2. gets the same mileage, 3. accelerates slower than a smart car, cant get out of its own way classification. 4. Gets made fun of more than a Smart car. 5. Owners driving either the smart car or drz look like total Maroons while driving. So that should Qualify you Bill
hey old guy, you probably forgot about this, but I remember about this time last year, you showed up to Norway riding a similar bike.

oh yeah, I remember passing you once or twice too.


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BTW I'm kinda bored right now so I'll probably be posting a lot.

since you're bored, find me a cheap kickstart kit so I can get rid of my crappy/heavy on board RESS
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since you're bored, find me a cheap kickstart kit so I can get rid of my crappy/heavy on board RESS
I actually I'm getting motivated I'm gonna go mess with the harley now.

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hey old guy, you probably forgot about this, but I remember about this time last year, you showed up to Norway riding a similar bike.

oh yeah, I remember passing you once or twice too.





since you're bored, find me a cheap kickstart kit so I can get rid of my crappy/heavy on board RESS
Yep i know, im just jealous i dont have my old fat pig of a Caddilac anymore. I actually miss that thing. I just had to bust your balls today, youre an easy mark sometimes. We never get to see most of the Norway crowd anymore, your all too... busy to make it up to Wisc!

I forgot i found this pic of you from Norway from last yr

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Colin that is a battery, I know you don't have one so you might forget.

You and bill find a way to make it turn the rear wheel and you will have the pimpest hybrid ever! Ok you engineers have at it.
You may decide to call it a battery, but to me it is:

1) On board the bike
2) rechargable
3) a device that stores energy (even if it is only 12V)

Therefore I would call it an RESS!

If it has to be used for "propulsion", just stick a little switchable 12V motor on the front wheel and call it a 2WD Hybrid.

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I forgot i found this pic of you from Norway from last yr
yep, I recognize the trailer homes there along the back straight. that's the day I was riding squid style, without the helmet. and you can kinda see you and Joe back there in the golf cart
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You and bill find a way to make it turn the rear wheel and you will have the pimpest hybrid ever! Ok you engineers have at it.
I'm no engineer, but if you disable the side stand lockout, you can leave the bike in first gear and push the starter button. it won't go super far or fast, but the battery will technically be propelling the bike until the engine turns over....

and i'm not certain that the law states how much or how often the battery has to move the vehicle, only that it does at some point. so if you start it that way (provided it does start in this fashion) then you qualify "technically".

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I only got 30-40mpg with my DRZ. Maybe mine was broken.

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I only got 30-40mpg with my DRZ. Maybe mine was broken.
Same with mine about 30-35 mpg, Maybe we hust rode them harder. Made it to full throttle.
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Same with mine about 30-35 mpg, Maybe we hust rode them harder. Made it to full throttle.
"I might be slow, but at least I get shitty gas mileage!" Congrats!
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Same with mine about 30-35 mpg, Maybe we hust rode them harder. Made it to full throttle.
I get that gas mileage out of my Husky. I think your DRZ had a fuel leak!

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