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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Work commute Mileage and Time

I was wondering how many on here had a long Drive to work and used there SCR950 to compensate for gas.
Was thinking if 33 miles one way to work was a to far to ride.
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I was wondering how many on here had a long Drive to work and used there SCR950 to compensate for gas.
Was thinking if 33 miles one way to work was a to far to ride.
For me, that's not far enough! Seriously, that is very doable. You have all day at work for your butt to heal!
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I wonder if there is many that travel over 40 mins to get to work..
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I will soon be running 100+ miles 1 way from Irmo SC to Charlotte NC. It may not be every day, but there will be a week or 2-3 where it will be daily.
I did these Charlotte runs as I call em last year as well, that's how I got 4900 miles in just about 2 months of riding. My standard commute otherwise was 20 miles 1 way.
I now commute 5 miles from my house in Charlotte NC to like 1 zip code over in Charlotte.
I can feel the SCR-TloB essentially saying now "come-on you lazy wimp, I'm just getting warmed up".
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I run just under 50 miles to work one way everyday. 100 miles a day. The bike is not even a year old and I have just under 15/K on it. It is truly a daily driver. My fuel bill went from over $550.00 a month driving my F-250 to about $105.00 a month! thats like a $400.00 a month raise plus I feel more comfortable riding the bike than the truck. (You either get it or you don't) Granted I live in AZ and the weather allows me to do this however the temp extremes can go from low 20's in the mornings to 120 in the afternoon, the pavement hits around 170 degrees and the hour ride home is like a sauna, I'm exhausted by the time I get home, it takes 2 to 3 Popsicle's to get my core temperature back down :^). anyway sorry for the rant....
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Heya, so I commute every weekday to work which is 27 miles one way and takes about 40-45min depending on traffic. It's usually a nice ride with most of it on a State Road and then the last few miles are in town.

With my car this was roughly $5 a day, but with my SCR I'm doing about $4-5 every two days. I typically fill up when I'm at 100 miles. So I guess I went from $25/week in gas to like $10-12?

Also, might be from all the miles I have on the SCR now, but I really have no comfort issues even riding with the stock seat.
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I run just under 50 miles to work one way everyday. 100 miles a day. The bike is not even a year old and I have just under 15/K on it. It is truly a daily driver.....
I've put 5K after 6 month of ownership, but only 2 months of riding, that's the other problem with SC, too much rain and cold and BS for 3-4 months every yr.
I may put 10K in the next 6-7 months, barely getting to where you are now and then I'd have to store it, so, you'd likely have 15K more by this time next year, when I'd just be thawing the thing out after next winter.
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I wonder if there is many that travel over 40 mins to get to work..
My ride is only 32 miles round trip and about 25 minutes each way. But I have been researching much longer routes that will take a lot more time without actually heading in the wrong direction. More like charting a course and tacking with the wind

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More like charting a course and tacking with the wind
You sound like you could do with a sextant......
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For a time I had a daily 50 miles/75-90 minutes (each way) commute, during which I finally bit the bullet and got a Corbin seat. Now I only have a 37 miles/40-60 minutes once or twice a week (thank you LORD!). The gas savings wasn't the primary reason I became a Motorcycle Guy™, the real reason was because I am impatient. I hate searching for a parking spot, and I love cutting lines and splitting lanes. #famouslastwords
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