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Fisher replied to the thread Empulse on cycle trader for $1795.
" Sold Liberty Moto Impulse? What do you think about this model? "

16 Hours Ago

Stevo clicked Likes for this post: Hi from Tasmania BMW K100 Electric. by Nifty

20 Hours Ago

Richard230 created the thread A trip down memory lane.
" Check out this comparison of three electric motorcycles (including the Enertia) that were available for sale in 2010 - and then think about the improvements that have occurred during the past 10 years: https://www.motorcycle.com/church-of...-shootout.html

If you really want to get the scoop on the early ElMotos, just troll though the brand forums below. "

1 Day Ago

Nifty replied to the thread Hi from Tasmania BMW K100 Electric..
"
Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
Video required!!
Hi Stevo. Took the beast for a wee run just now. Happy as so far. Will do a video soon.
Spaceweasle did you get the pics i sent you? Cheers Nev. "

1 Day Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Motorcyle Shipper anybody have experiance?.
" I think if I really wanted a bike, I'd drive 500 miles to pick it up. Now cross country 3000 miles is a different story. I've used Airfreight before. They used to have these big plastic boxes that you tie the bike down inside. I just searched and couldn't see that anywhere. Now you have to breakdown the wheels and tie down to a pallet. "

2 Days Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Hi from Tasmania BMW K100 Electric..
" Video required!! "

2 Days Ago

Stevo clicked Likes for this post: Hi from Tasmania BMW K100 Electric. by Nifty

2 Days Ago

Richard230 clicked Likes for this post: Hi from Tasmania BMW K100 Electric. by Nifty

2 Days Ago

Nifty replied to the thread Hi from Tasmania BMW K100 Electric..
" Hello Guys. Itís taken the time it takes!!!!!! It lives.
The BMW K100e is mobile. And from a few runs down the road and back, its a winner!.Pulls in all gears from standing start, and cracks on in fine style.No figures on the important stuff yet,that will follow pending fine tuning of all parameters .
It has ,to me, great torque off the line,and giving it the berries mid stride, it really comes on. All done below the radar with no rego yet. I have an engineer who is keen to sign off on all Ive done. Stay tuned ,and i appreciate the interest . Nifty. "

2 Days Ago

gregjet replied to the thread Super Soco TC video reviews.
" I liked the reviews a lot. Enough tech detail and practical comments. Real world riding.
I suspect the 64mph top ( streamlining) may be usual speedo optimistic error ( doubt she would lie about that). Needs confirming with a GPS.
If the top speed was actually true I would buy one tomorrow as it meets my supercommuter needs exactly ( single pivot suspension aside).
Need an Aussie version with the speed ranges set at 60kph/45kph/open, to better match the speed limits most often encountered. The 25mph is useless anywhere except a caravan park. "

3 Days Ago

Richard230 created the thread Super Soco TC video reviews.
" Here are a couple of perhaps overly-positive reviews of the 2020 Super Soco TC Max.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsGb...ture=emb_title

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha2Q...ture=emb_title "

3 Days Ago

dnsukraine replied to the thread Hi from Tasmania BMW K100 Electric..
" Nice start "

3 Days Ago

donnybashirian created the thread Motorcyle Shipper anybody have experiance?.
" I'm looking to buy another bike, problem is the (2) I have found are located 500-600 miles away. Thought I'd ask if anyone could recomend a low cost quality shipper?

Thanks. "

3 Days Ago

Fisher replied to the thread Hi from Tasmania BMW K100 Electric..
" Welcome! "

5 Days Ago

Stevo clicked Likes for this post: Yamaha follows in the path of Alta by Richard230

6 Days Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Sachs xtc 125 conversion.
" Hi Flo. Nice to see things have woke from winter sleep A-OK!
Are you running with a BMS installed? The one I am using from Thunderstruck is doing great... no more manual balancing for me anymore.
The convenience and peace of mind is worth the $$$ in my humble opinion.
I just put new tires on and reduced my drive sprocket down to a 13 tooth.... I forgot how fast this beast goes now but I'm still only getting about 42-45 (about 70 km) miles per charge. I really only use it for goofing around and riding to work, which is only a few miles ( I could walk ) so one charge lasts me all week!
Hopefully I can get 5 years of use out of these batts so some new battery tech can come our way! This thing keeps getting better and better!!
Like a good bottle of Rotwein... better with age! "

1 Week Ago

flo replied to the thread Sachs xtc 125 conversion.
" Hi all,
just hit 3000 km last weekend so i guess its worth an update.
Took off fairing this week to inspect.
As before all conversion components perform flawless, using lock nuts or locktited screws exclusively nothing has come loose, only maintenance so far being chain lubricant. Back wheel brake doesnt work too good anymore but thats nothing electric related.. will have to source a new one i guess..
Bats hold up fine, i do not see any degrading, and under power they still show only 0.1V dip per cell across the board.
Speaking of bats:
I had previously mentioned the cells "sitting" at slightly different voltages, as it seems i have been wrong.
Some of you might remember that i manually balance my pack (split into sub packs) using an rc charger.
A couple of weeks ago i bought a new balance charger, Model ISDT-8T, simply as it would balance up to 2 amps per cell/ channel and does active balancing while charging. As it is possible to calibrate the charger i went to my buddy Robert and we calibrated it using his high quality equipment.

Surprise, surprise, my cell monitors in the sachs cockpit still show 0,06 Volts difference after balancing. So actually the pack is just fine, only my monitoring is worth crap.
Need to find out if these can be calibrated as well...

Anyway getting the cells into balance is now greatly more convenient, i can get all 4 sub-packs done within 20 or so hrs. easy. As this is needed only every two weeks or so thats fine with me.

Oh - actually rode it in the rain this week too for the first time, without getting electrocuted- so i guess i must have gotten it right.

Stay save and healthy

greets

flo "

1 Week Ago

rfndzc clicked Likes for this post: 1972 Honda CB350F conversion by MegaWatt

1 Week Ago

MegaWatt replied to the thread 1972 Honda CB350F conversion.
" Fantastic work! I like the fact you kept the bike looking as original as possible. I'm in the process of planning the same type of conversion on a Honda CT90 Trail. "

1 Week Ago