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EVcycle replied to the thread TRANSMISSION (oh, yeah, baby!).
" Yes, but technology improves.... and this would be for racing! "

4 Hours Ago

Richard230 replied to the thread Electric Harley?.
" And here is another report. This one has an interesting news video included that discusses H-D production and sales issues in some detail:
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/14/harl...torcycles.html "

4 Hours Ago

Ted Dillard replied to the thread Electric Harley?.
" Well gee. "Harley Davidson has halted production on the LiveWire, shortly after the first electric Harley came on sale. Though sales of the $30,000 bike had been slower than expected, the reason for the halt has to do with at-home charging...."

https://electricbikeaction.com/harle...k5aT2Zzs6hNAFg "

4 Hours Ago

Ted Dillard replied to the thread TRANSMISSION (oh, yeah, baby!).
"
Quote Originally Posted by EVcycle View Post
CVT? (Or for a EV a non clutch CVT?)
...been tried. I can't remember who, but it was early on, right here on ElMoto. "

4 Hours Ago

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EVcycle replied to the thread 1994 Suzuki RF600 Senior Design project Leaf conversion.
" Nooooooooooooooo, Not a Harley speaker????

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5 Hours Ago

Stevo replied to the thread 1994 Suzuki RF600 Senior Design project Leaf conversion.
" I vote for strategically placed stickers as well! LOL
It sucks... I rode up on a big boy one night after work and he didn't even want to move off the road. I know he saw my lights but the bike didn't spook him at all.
Maybe a government mandated sound maker isn't a bad idea after all?? "

8 Hours Ago

Stevo clicked Likes for this post: 1994 Suzuki RF600 Senior Design project Leaf conversion by EVcycle

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EVcycle clicked Likes for this post: TRANSMISSION (oh, yeah, baby!) by Ted Dillard

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EVcycle replied to the thread 1994 Suzuki RF600 Senior Design project Leaf conversion.
" I will mail you some stickers. I have several ( they made me buy 50) from the drag bike build.

Ed "

14 Hours Ago

EVcycle replied to the thread TRANSMISSION (oh, yeah, baby!).
" Interesting..........

For drag racing where you are not worried about distance and are looking for top speed, yes.

I think (maybe, possibly, no place to put it) our drag bike could still use a two speed, still not sure if a street version (multiple speeds) is worth the battery losses and weight.

CVT? (Or for a EV a non clutch CVT?)

Crazy Ed "

14 Hours Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Yamaha dives into the EV market.
" The Trials bike looks bad ass "

1 Day Ago

jhaggerty replied to the thread 1994 Suzuki RF600 Senior Design project Leaf conversion.
" So I hit a deer yesterday. That sucked. Luckily the bike was mostly okay, just a broken right peg bracket, bent handlebar and some scraping. After that incident I went ahead and ordered an inertia switch to wire in series with my contactor coil. They're fairly cheap insurance. Next will be some high voltage stickers.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/I9...RNbxTX6A=w2400
The pack is rotated and bolts in nicely now. I'm 5/6 of the way done with weather proofing it with acrylic and aluminum panels and recently installed my chinese BMS.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OY...Rj6K7Twg=w2400

The BMS works very well. It's an ANT_BMS from ICGOGOGO on Aliexpress and was about $120 and 1 month for delivery. The VBMS app on android interfaces with it and shows all types of information including temperature, amperage, and cell voltages. It had my pack balanced to within 2mV overnight and the charger cutoff function works perfectly. No more worrying when bulk charging.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/GX..._7XVtQ_Q=w2400
I used some cheap amazon cable glands for the pack power plug and hard installed a fuse inside the pack. Right now it's relatively unprotected and with a big enough crash could potentially short to the frame so I'm planning to make a small acrylic cover for the fuse to prevent that.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xr...zH_I0hqA=w2400

The deer incident sucked, but like I said the main damage was cosmetic, like the bottom corner of the battery case cover here:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/l6...JU1gLcXw=w2400

I couldn't find a foot rest bracket and my limbs weren't feeling too terrible for having slid 10 feet on pavement last night so I decided to just make one so I could ride today:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HP...rQhtHLBA=w2400

I'm still only getting 36Ah out of these batteries and with my average efficiency very close to 140 wh/mile that's only 25 miles per charge. I'm seriously considering investing in some Gen 4 leaf batteries and trying to sell these old ones for whatever I can get. That should increase my range by at least 2x if not slightly more. "

2 Days Ago

Richard230 created the thread Yamaha dives into the EV market.
" From the looks at this article, Yamaha is throwing everything they can think of at the EV market to see what sticks to the wall:
https://electricmotorcycles.news/yam...tor-show-2019/ "

3 Days Ago

Richard230 replied to the thread TRANSMISSION (oh, yeah, baby!).
" And here is another 5-speed Chinese electric motorcycle. Kind of looks a little like a Zero. Top speed is 65 mph, with a range of 93 miles at a speed of 27 mph. It is not clear to me how helpful that 5-speed transmission is with the performance and range of the bike : https://electricmotorcycles.news/eic...t-motorcycles/ "

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Stevo clicked Likes for this post: TRXe by ElMotoMike

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ElMotoMike replied to the thread TRXe.
" Welcome to the party. I knew a Trixy once. Also fun to ride.

Edit: WITH. Fun to ride WITH. Damn autocorrupt.

Edit again: I give up. "

5 Days Ago

Jonasori replied to the thread First EV Build: Brushless/Lipo Ninja 500.
" Hey, any updates with this? I'm about in the process of starting a similar build (same batteries, but tied into a top-tank moped with a hub motor). Would love to see how things turned out/get some more info on that pack design.

I've also got access to a plasma cutter/CNC; would be happy to trade some work there for some design help. "

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Spaceweasel clicked Likes for this post: TRXe by SteppenW

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Spoonman clicked Likes for this post: TRXe by SteppenW

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