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basic figure for my 2007 DRZ400SM

3600 miles

55 mpg rough estimate
$4 per gallon *over estimate
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$262 in fuel
$ 40 brake pads
$250 tires
$ 45 oil changes
$150 misc. *chain lube, ect.*
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$747
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$.2075 *almost 21 cents per mile to operate.


been one hell of a lot of fun too!!!
chris<pixelmonkey>:D
 

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basic figure for my 2007 DRZ400SM

3600 miles

55 mpg rough estimate
$4 per gallon *over estimate
=====================
$262 in fuel
$ 40 brake pads
$250 tires
$ 45 oil changes
$150 misc. *chain lube, ect.*
======================
$747
/ 3600
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$.2075 *almost 21 cents per mile to operate.


been one hell of a lot of fun too!!!
chris<pixelmonkey>:D


You forgot the basics.

Cost of bike plus finance charges if any. (you could argue to leave this out, and include only the annual charges.)
Insurance
Registration and taxes ect.
 

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Well, I would argue that you shouldn't include those costs.

Those are fixed costs that remain constant regardless of mileage. You're going to incur those costs whether you ride 1 mile or 10000 miles so it shouldn't be factored in the cost per mile. Then again maybe I've been taking too many economics classes :eek:
 

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I agree about the brakes & the misc $150 being way to high...unless your including soda & snacks while riding.
 

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Don't forget....

court costs :D

wheelies, endos, jumping curbs, ect....
 

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Mine goes.. oil every 1000 miles at $30 a pop: .03
Gas 40 mpg @ $3.95 87: .10
Total: $.13/mile

My jeep.. oil every 3k miles @ $20 a pop: .01
Gas 17 mpg @ 3.95 for 87: .23
Total: $.24/mile

I drive my DRZ400SM 90% of the time. I'll leave regular maintenace out of it just for simplicity.

If I do cost of the bike and mods since owning... $8,237 / 9500mi: $.89/mile and getting cheaper all the time. :)
Jeep $6764 / 9,000ish: $.75/mile.

Yes, I know, I have too much time on my hands.
 
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