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Frank created the thread Energica at Texas Miile.
" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA2p...Cj1IC5qifPfhbI

Good initial acceleration then peters out a bit on top end, all-in-all not bad. "

4 Hours Ago

Frank replied to the thread 236 mph on the KillaJoule.
" The article says the top speed is 270, not that she hit that at Lake Gairdner. Killajoule ran 270 in September 2014 at the Mike Cook Shootout.

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Stevo replied to the thread Mugen Shinden 8 racer.
" ANGRY BIRD!!! I Love it! "

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Stevo replied to the thread 236 mph on the KillaJoule.
" Pretty sure the article said Australia’s Lake Gairdner salt flats "

1 Day Ago

Richard230 replied to the thread 236 mph on the KillaJoule.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
I'm pretty sure the 270 was at Bonneville.

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Could be, but if so, the article was less than clear on that point. "

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Frank replied to the thread 236 mph on the KillaJoule.
" I'm pretty sure the 270 was at Bonneville.

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Richard230 created the thread Mugen Shinden 8 racer.
" Here is the latest from Mugen, which will be racing at the 2019 Isle of Man TT Zero: https://electricmotorcycles.news/mug...-tt-zero-2019/ "

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Richard230 replied to the thread Lightning "Enters Production".
" Here is the latest, a review of the prototype Strike: https://www.cyclenews.com/2019/03/ar...totype-review/ "

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naranjaseco replied to the thread Riding the Evoke in Beijing.
" if you need reliability, it may not be the best choice "

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Richard230 created the thread 236 mph on the KillaJoule.
" 270 mph on an electric streamliner at Australia’s Lake Gairdner salt flats. Here is the article, which includes a video of a record attempt that topped out at 236 mph :: https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...ric-motorcycle "

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Stevo replied to the thread VOR.WORX.EMC.v3.0.
" I'm sure you could run the OEM gears with no problems.
I have a 15t drive and 62t driven... When I put super motard tires on it I'll drop it down to a 14t drive and maybe drop the driven to 60t.... the acceleration changes ALOT, not too much change at the top end... adding 2 cells would have helped with the top end. But adding 2 cells would also be adding 16 lbs.
As it is, 80-85 mph is pretty fast on this thing because its so damn heavy. I'm really hoping my batt box mod will drop 20 lbs. "

5 Days Ago

Nicman replied to the thread VOR.WORX.EMC.v3.0.
" I love the idea of a easily removable battery system, even something like 'swapping' battery packs for quick turnaround.
I was wondering what gear ratio you went to since this motor is much more powerful than the previous one, did you gear it down to get better top end speed?

I was hoping to be able to reuse the OEM sprocket since the me1616 has so much more power and rev's higher than the me1003.

Cant wait to see this bike with some street tires.



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Stevo replied to the thread VOR.WORX.EMC.v3.0.
" Hey Nick... Glad you asked!!
I'm currently working on v3.3
I am rebuilding the battery pack. I redesigned it using far less Al to shed some weight, and will be adding a Thunderstruck BMS to simplify life considerably.
I contemplated adding 1 or 2 more cells to up the voltage to about 110vdc, but decided to leave it at 24 cells to keep the cost of the BMS down. It would cost me another $275 to add 1 or 2 more cells because the main BMS controller can only accept 24 cells... any more would require an additional module. The cost of this system is very similar to the Zeva system, at around $500.

Here are some pics of a few changes that I've made...
I made an opening in the phone housing so that I can now take pics and video using my phone's camera:
http://elmoto.net/attachment.php?att...8&d=1553100136

I redesigned my battery box utilizing two Apache pelican knock offs to house the cells. They are modular and bolt on, removable. I incorporated a frame slider too to help protect the battery box when I crash (when, not if ...LOL)

http://elmoto.net/attachment.php?att...0&d=1553100312
http://elmoto.net/attachment.php?att...9&d=1553100265
http://elmoto.net/attachment.php?att...7&d=1553099992

I'm not finished with it yet... it's kind of intricate work to get the holes lined up correctly as I am tapping threads into them for the mounting bolts.
Once I get it all done, I'll see how much weight I was able to remove. The plastic boxes are much much lighter than the last box I welded up. There's also enough room inside the boxes to house the main contactor, main fuse, shunt, BMS and current sensor along with the cells. Easy access also is a big plus.
The central part of the box, which can't really be seen in these pics too well, will hold 6 -7 cells. When the next gen batteries come our way, I hope to use this section to maybe house an onboard charger or move some of the electronics into this compartment. Who knows what size, shape or configuration the new solid state batteries will manifest themselves into??!! "

6 Days Ago

Nicman replied to the thread VOR.WORX.EMC.v3.0.
" Any updates with that beast me1616?

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6 Days Ago