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I just find it kinda funny how we all went out and spent thousands of dollars on our machines, but there some bitching and whining about fuel milage! It's a 4.5 gallon tank guys, are you really worried that the 800 owner spends $5-10 more in fuel for a day trip over the 500/570 guy!

The guy with the 800 will never have to worry about making it up a steep hill, pulling heavy things or ever wishing he went with the bigger twin for more hp!

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post #12 of 47 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your comments everyone. There are some good points to consider.
THOR asked some good questions about what type of things I'm looking for.

Comfort, EFI, and possibly power steering.

I want something comfortable because I usually go out riding all day. Also, once a year I go on a 600 mile trip that takes a week of 8 hour daily rides. Fuel mileage is important for that trip because gas is sometimes scarce and you have to bring some with you and my space is limited. (Check my blog pictures to see why).

I love how comfortable my 2008 500 is and I've only sat on a 570 in the showroom but I instantly noticed the seat was smaller and firmer which also made me think I should get a 800 in the old body style for the comfy seat. This isn't that important but I've noticed the fit and finish on the 570 seems cheaper than the older value line models.

Power steering might be nice but I've never had it and wonder if I should get a 570 with it, or the 800 without it. Some guys say there is a big power difference between the 570 and the 800 and some don't seem to think so. Also, I don't want to have to deal with melting plastic and seat because of heat.

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If mpg is a concern don't get an 800.

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post #14 of 47 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Other than your mpg how do you like your 800?

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If mpg is a concern don't get an 800.

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Its been fantastic. Done some wheel bearings and a arm bushings. But the sandy/mud I go thru has a lot to do with that. Always starts and runs like a champ at at 2000+ miles in about 2 yrs. Low end power is awesome and hangs with my buddies 850 just fine up to about 40 or so.

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I just find it kinda funny how we all went out and spent thousands of dollars on our machines, but there some bitching and whining about fuel milage! It's a 4.5 gallon tank guys, are you really worried that the 800 owner spends $5-10 more in fuel for a day trip over the 500/570 guy!

The guy with the 800 will never have to worry about making it up a steep hill, pulling heavy things or ever wishing he went with the bigger twin for more hp!
HOLY CRAP!!!! SOMEBODY ACTUALLY GETS IT!!!! It's not a commuter car it's a toy throw a Roto-pax on it n call it good.

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I just find it kinda funny how we all went out and spent thousands of dollars on our machines, but there some bitching and whining about fuel milage! It's a 4.5 gallon tank guys, are you really worried that the 800 owner spends $5-10 more in fuel for a day trip over the 500/570 guy!

The guy with the 800 will never have to worry about making it up a steep hill, pulling heavy things or ever wishing he went with the bigger twin for more hp!
HOLY CRAP!!!! SOMEBODY ACTUALLY GETS IT!!!! It's not a commuter car it's a toy throw a Roto-pax on it n call it good.
One is 2500$ more expensive than the other... at least here in canada...

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I'm not trying to be argumentative but I would like to clarify something. No one was bitching and whining about mileage; that's a little harsh. Obviously you couldn't care less about mileage and that's okay, I respect that. Everyone doesn't feel the same, and that's okay too. I'm in Canada and we pay between 5-6 dollars a gallon depending on the part of the country so it's not peanuts.

But really, I don't care about the money for the cost of the gas. But, If you constantly go on day long rides, like I do, and have to carry extra fuel that your buddies don't when they have similar sized machines, it's annoying. In some cases not practical.

If you looked at some of the pictures of my blog and saw how much gear I was taking on the trip you'd understand there isn't room for a roto-pax. I had over 150 pounds of gear on the machine and gas is sometimes hard to come by. Being able to go an extra 20-30 miles without carrying extra fuel can make all the difference. That's a hell of a walk, it has nothing to do with cost of fuel.

[QUOTE=MegaBUD;449679][quote=bp405;449677][quote=Blitzkrieg;449615]I just find it kinda funny how we all went out and spent thousands of dollars on our machines, but there some bitching and whining about fuel milage! It's a 4.5 gallon tank guys, are you really worried that the 800 owner spends $5-10 more in fuel for a day trip over the 500/570 guy!

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The only thing I like about the 80 was the seat was much softer and didnt melt and get all misaligned.

I can't seriously believe I read that.

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The only thing I like about the 80 was the seat was much softer and didnt melt and get all misaligned.

I can't seriously believe I read that.
Obviously I meant to write 800.
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