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Stevo replied to the thread World's first: Pizza Cooked by Electric Motorcycle & Siphon.
" Jucuzzi, electric clothes dryer and washing machine, welders, table saw and other power tools, my woman's tanning bed.... man you guys don't know how to consume energy LMAO "

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ElMotoMike replied to the thread Zero partners with Polaris.
" Polaris bought Brammo in 2015, rebranded as Victory, then shut it all down in 2017. Hope a partnership will work better for them this time around. "

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Richard230 created the thread Zero partners with Polaris.
" It looks like Zero will be providing the power trains and battery packs for Polaris off-road products, while Polaris provides the chassis design, manufacturing, marketing, retail dealers and distribution network for a new line of battery-powered commercial and recreational vehicles, perhaps including snowmobiles and watercraft. Here is a link to the news: https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/custom/polaris "

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Electric Cowboy replied to the thread World's first: Pizza Cooked by Electric Motorcycle & Siphon.
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Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post
My 30-year old refrigerator uses 150 watts when it is running. No doubt my dishwasher uses more than that, but I only operate that once every couple of weeks. I do 2 loads of laundry a week and my dryer, furnace and stove all run on natural gas. My lights are all LED and I don't think my TV or computer use all that much power, either. I also have a microwave, toaster and hot pot, but those are only used maybe once a day for a few minutes each. My most recent electric bill shows my power consumption for the month to be 168 kWh.
Our shop runs on <700 watts most of the time even with all of our computers going.

also the standard wall outlet will only do 1100 to 1500 watts. So blenders do not take 2kW to run unless it is an industrial 240vac blender. Even most space heaters are about 1500 watts. Also, there is a difference between Peak spikes and continuous. The average house only has spikes of 6-7kW for very short periods, and only when we are being particularly first world.

Most of our country is also pretty wasteful, check out the data from the Energy Information Administration.
https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=97&t=3 "

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Electric Cowboy replied to the thread World's first: Pizza Cooked by Electric Motorcycle & Siphon.
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Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post
I have a friend who is really big on cooking pizzas. He uses an electric oven that operates at 950 degrees F and cooks his homemade pizzas on a pizza stone. He tells me that he would never use that pizza appliance to fry a pie.
To be honest we didn't plan to eat it, we were just planning it to be a prop and expected it to be terrible. The fact that it was edible was just a plus "

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Richard230 replied to the thread World's first: Pizza Cooked by Electric Motorcycle & Siphon.
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Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
???
2000 watts barely runs a blender. Hell, my Kuerig uses 1400 watts just to make a cup of coffee. Add a refrigerator/freezer and other appliances and 2K watts is nowhere near what Im using.
My 30-year old refrigerator uses 150 watts when it is running. No doubt my dishwasher uses more than that, but I only operate that once every couple of weeks. I do 2 loads of laundry a week and my dryer, furnace and stove all run on natural gas. My lights are all LED and I don't think my TV or computer use all that much power, either. I also have a microwave, toaster and hot pot, but those are only used maybe once a day for a few minutes each. My most recent electric bill shows my power consumption for the month to be 168 kWh. "

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Stevo replied to the thread World's first: Pizza Cooked by Electric Motorcycle & Siphon.
" ???
2000 watts barely runs a blender. Hell, my Kuerig uses 1400 watts just to make a cup of coffee. Add a refrigerator/freezer and other appliances and 2K watts is nowhere near what Im using. "

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EVcycle replied to the thread Just joined..
" Welcome!

Plenty of smart people here! "

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Richard230 replied to the thread Just joined..
" Welcome and good luck turning your vision into reality. I am sure you will learn a lot along the way. "

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SparkyB created the thread Just joined..
" Hi,
I have been a biker for (too many) years and an Electronic Engineer for almost as long and I live in the UK.
I have been considering building a EV motorbike for the last couple of years, and think it about time I started.
Cheers
Mark "

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dnsukraine replied to the thread 1979 XS750 electric conversion.
" Can you please provide different wheel and axle dimensions so others could have more detailed information? Thanks. "

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Richard230 replied to the thread World's first: Pizza Cooked by Electric Motorcycle & Siphon.
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Quote Originally Posted by Electric Cowboy View Post
Right now it is 8kW continuous, 10kW peak.
Wow! That sounds like a lot to me. Why would anyone need any more power than that? I think I could run my entire home, which does have a lot of gas appliances, on 2kW, maybe less. "

1 Day Ago

Electric Cowboy replied to the thread World's first: Pizza Cooked by Electric Motorcycle & Siphon.
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Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
So how many watts does the converter provide?
I was looking into building a solar array to charge my bike and run an automated greenhouse and some other water and led lighting features,
so I checked into solar inverters and grid tie-ins/battery chargers. Just curious about price and power output.
When you do go solar, that would be a good video project as well.
Right now it is 8kW continuous, 10kW peak. "

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Stevo replied to the thread World's first: Pizza Cooked by Electric Motorcycle & Siphon.
" So how many watts does the converter provide?
I was looking into building a solar array to charge my bike and run an automated greenhouse and some other water and led lighting features,
so I checked into solar inverters and grid tie-ins/battery chargers. Just curious about price and power output.
When you do go solar, that would be a good video project as well. "

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Richard230 replied to the thread World's first: Pizza Cooked by Electric Motorcycle & Siphon.
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Quote Originally Posted by Electric Cowboy View Post
Understood. Generally speaking, if I show a video of a Pizza Cooker, it's not ever going to be the main point BTW it used about 400 wh on high power to cook the pizza, which means you can do about 30 pizzas on a 13.4kWh or 46 on the big battery bikes.

We can also run our shop for about 2-3 days of full operation of a 13.4 or 4-5 days on a 21.5 Hopefully we will have solar done up in 2021 so we can just have perpetual power while the bike is connected.
Thanks for the update. That amount of power and your power cord sounds very useful when PG&E does one of their PSPS attacks, most of which shouldn't last more than a couple of days. (We hope.)

That pizza cooker sure looks strange. I have a friend who is really big on cooking pizzas. He uses an electric oven that operates at 950 degrees F and cooks his homemade pizzas on a pizza stone. He tells me that he would never use that pizza appliance to fry a pie. "

2 Days Ago

Electric Cowboy replied to the thread World's first: Pizza Cooked by Electric Motorcycle & Siphon.
" BTW @Rich, The Presto Pizza Pizzazz is Amazons top choice pizza oven :

https://www.amazon.com/Presto-03430-.../dp/B00005IBXJ "

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Electric Cowboy replied to the thread World's first: Pizza Cooked by Electric Motorcycle & Siphon.
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Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post
You missed my point. I was trying to compare warming up a meal by using heat from a motorcycle exhaust with using a battery-powered electric appliance. I thought you had developed the pizza cooker and I didn't realize that you were showing a power cable and inverter that would draw power from your battery to operate an electrical appliance. The fact that your cable was the item that your video was about went completely past me. All I saw was the electric pizza cooker, since that seemed to be what the video was about. I had never seen a pizza cooker like that before.
Understood. Generally speaking, if I show a video of a Pizza Cooker, it's not ever going to be the main point BTW it used about 400 wh on high power to cook the pizza, which means you can do about 30 pizzas on a 13.4kWh or 46 on the big battery bikes.

We can also run our shop for about 2-3 days of full operation of a 13.4 or 4-5 days on a 21.5 Hopefully we will have solar done up in 2021 so we can just have perpetual power while the bike is connected. "

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