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Stevo replied to the thread World's first electric e-bike "scrambler".
" We never limited Cafe bikes just to Ducatis only. An example of an exceptional Cafe bike could be a modified Honda 400-4 Supersport, or any of the Honda 4 cylinder supersport family could be cafe bikes with the right handlebars or clip-ons, 1/4 fairing, solo seat, rear sets, exhaust, carb and suspension mods, drilled out everything! We've come along way since the 70's!!

There would be any number of different make and model cafe bikes parked at the Rock Store or Newcomb's Ranch every Sunday morning. Some of them were amazing too! "

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Ted Dillard replied to the thread World's first electric e-bike "scrambler".
" I'm about as old as you are.

Everything I can say about cafe bikes is here: https://evmc2.wordpress.com/2013/03/...nd-obsessions/ "

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frodus replied to the thread World's first electric e-bike "scrambler".
" Ugly. "

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Stevo replied to the thread World's first electric e-bike "scrambler".
" I grew up in the 1960-70's (I'm an old fart) and I always thought a cafe racer was any street legal "race bike" modified from anything... anything goes... no modification restrictions whatsoever. When I think of "scramblers", I think of Hare and Hound Enduros (sometimes called Scramblers) of yesteryear. The kind of races Steve McQueen is famous for, and my good old friend Roger Langevin used to compete with. Those were the days! "

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Ted Dillard replied to the thread World's first electric e-bike "scrambler".
" Oh for the love of ****.

It's not even remotely reminiscent of a scrambler. What a load of shit. It's also ugly as ****. There are also several other bikes that have been around for years that are just like it if not better. Stealth, for one. https://www.stealthelectricbikes.com...h-b-52-bomber/

THIS is a ****ing scrambler:

https://cdn1.bikebandit-images.com/b...crambler-2.jpg

"Created by international award winning motorcycle designer Michael Uhlarik, the SURU Scrambler aims to expand the potential market for powered two wheelers. “There are so many people who love the look and feel of cafe racer and dirt tracker style motorcycles” observed Uhlarik. "

First, Michael of all people should know better, but I've had my issues with stuff he's said and done with Amarok. (He's been nothing but a perfect gentleman to me, though. But shit, Mike, just stop it.)

Second, if I hear some numbnuts refer to almost anything they want as a "cafe bike" I think my head is gonna essplode. "

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V75011 replied to the thread Anybody having service issue with a Zero Motorcycle ?.
" In Europe if there is a hidden defect - a part lasting much less than you can reasonably expect - then you can make the dealer pay for it, and the dealer then turns against the maker. I'm sure that there must be something similar in the US - a company can't advertise for a premium, 500.000 miles vehicle if it has such a short lifetime.

I can't replace it myself (the part is quite expensive), so i'm counting on Zero (i can't imagine they validate that they are making 12.000 miles bikes. If it is the case, they'll die very soon) and on my insurance (they will do the legal process, and they already discourage from buying Zero). In the meantime i'll have to buy another bike. "

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furyphoto replied to the thread World's first electric e-bike "scrambler".
"
Quote Originally Posted by Mandres View Post
It's not a terrible design, but claiming "world's first" is some pretty bold marketing. As in "look out, don't step in the marketing".
It's also NOT a Scrambler, That part is apparently "marketing" too.


It's the world's first Electric Scrambler in the same way the Rumble is the world's first Electric Cafe Racer. "

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furyphoto replied to the thread Desktop CNC anyone?.
" SO, Like 3 and half years later.....

Ordered one of these on Black Friday
http://andrewdoran.com/_Services/pro.../Shapeoko3.jpg

In all fairness to me, I did start this thread before we moved, and I rebuilt and entire house by myself, so I've been a bit off the 'time for personal projects' thing for a bit. I'm looking forward to getting back to finally putting my bike on the road.

The Shapeoko3 is a hobby grade desktop CNC. Runs on g-code, so it can accept instructions from a lot of different 3D software. I will be using a Makita palm router in mine, with 1/4 and 1/8 inch bits mostly. By all accounts it can handle aluminum fairly well for hobby projects. In fact, some folks are getting some down right gorgeous, pro looking stuff out of this machine. (check out this Vince guy https://www.instagram.com/vince.fab/ )

I ordered the smallest version, which has a working area of 16"x16"x3" that will be sufficient for the parts I'm doing, and a bit of woodworking stuff around the house too. The largest is about 36" square working area.

My machine hasn't arrived yet, so I am busy making a home for it by redesigning the layout of my entire shed, which I will start shuffling around next week. I really haven't organized any kind of workspace since the renovation, so this is a good motivator. My evenings this week have been busy drawing up some parts, and getting familiar with software.

Here's my motor mount with the CNC toolpaths:

http://andrewdoran.com/_Services/pro...-Toolpaths.jpg



There will be a learning curve, so I will be doing a bunch of test cuts with scrap wood, and simple shapes in 6061 Al until I get it sorted out. But I'm pretty excited about the whole thing. I just like to make shit!

I am dreaming up all kinds of crap for this machine. I even have an ambitions cut planned , but it can wait until the bike is ready to roll, so I have a bit of time. This one will be 7075 T6 AL. I will need way more time with Fusion 360 before the part is even close to ready to be cut. I have to get the little lightning bolt pattern thingys from the left of the screen onto the sprocket, and I don't know how to do that yet!

http://andrewdoran.com/_Services/pro...tooth_gear.jpg

If anyone has experience, and can offer advice for someone new at this, I'm all ears. CHEERS! "

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Mandres replied to the thread Kawasaki ZX-6R Conversion - "Cholocycle".
" Would also like to hear the latest on this one. (: "

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Stevo replied to the thread Anybody having service issue with a Zero Motorcycle ?.
" Well, here in USA, when the vehicle is out of warranty period, whoever owns the hot potata is $hit outta luck.
Maybe the cheapest option for you is to replace the motor yourself just so you can get your bike operational again? "

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V75011 replied to the thread Anybody having service issue with a Zero Motorcycle ?.
" Thanks !

By the way it has been one month, and I am still stuck with the broken engine. Zero answer from Zero except the same "after commercial warranty, if the bike breaks it is your problem".
I talked to my insurance who told me that, by far, Zero was the worst maker (their legal department have half a dozen of pending case). I am really unhappy, and I really need a bike an a day to day basis. "

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flo replied to the thread Sachs xtc 125 conversion.
" Hi
Seems like i have been a good boy this year.
Santa came back once more and brought me a contactor and Switch.
Very nice units i must admit.. Switch fully waterproof - nice
If i `d onlhad more time at hand..
Well lipos cycling in the basement anyway...

greets

flo

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Mandres replied to the thread World's first electric e-bike "scrambler".
" It's not a terrible design, but claiming "world's first" is some pretty bold marketing. As in "look out, don't step in the marketing". "

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