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Johnny J replied to the thread Greetings from Ohio.

2 Days Ago

frodus replied to the thread Greetings from Ohio.
" I'd do research. There are varied opinions on ZEV and the owner. "

2 Days Ago

09Klr650 replied to the thread Greetings from Ohio.
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Quote Originally Posted by Spoonman View Post
Before you go to all the hassle, see if you can track down a Vectrix VX-1.
Thank you for the recommendation. A quick look shows nothing even remotely close to me unfortunately. However I did run across the Zev. It's not THAT far to go see one (only 300miles). Anyone have experience with them? The past financial shenanigans of the founder do make me slightly hesitant to trust the company. "

2 Days Ago

theFREElaker replied to the thread Parting out old Project - Motors-Charger-Motor Controller-Batteries : Make Offer!!.
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Quote Originally Posted by neromancer View Post
Hey Laker,

What's the lowest you'll go on the controller setup and which options do you have on the kelly? (high speed upgrade etc)

Also what's the specs on the battery pack you have there? The link seems to be out of date.

-Nero
Hello, I only have one motor controller and the hub motors left actually. The controller is not high speed, its water proofed and has CAN, I think those are the only mods I had on it. For the controller, I would go $750. I had a guy who I sold the other one tell me that if you have a deal with kelly for OEM or production you can get this controller for $750 if I remember correctly. So I figure thats a fair price. "

2 Days Ago

Richard230 created the thread How to mount motorcycle tires.
" Here is a link to a useful video showing how to mount motorcycle tires the easy way. If you mount your own tires, this will be an interesting video to watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmFs...m_medium=email "

3 Days Ago

Richard230 created the thread Converting a spoked wheel to tubeless.
" Here is a link to a video that someone might find interesting. While this is nothing that I would try, I know that other motorcycle owners who have standard spoked wheels would like to convert them to hold air so that a tubeless tire can be mounted on a wheel with spokes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPzo...m_medium=email "

3 Days Ago

Spoonman replied to the thread Need Advice.
" Just buy a full face lid with a pin-lock visor and be done with it. Only way to go, no more fogging regardless what the weather. "

3 Days Ago

Spoonman replied to the thread Greetings from Ohio.
" Before you go to all the hassle, see if you can track down a Vectrix VX-1.
Battery will most likely be shot unless it's already been refit - but the latter task would be the job you'd be aiming to carry out if you can nab one.
Save you a WHOOOLE lot of heartache, and they're a crackin' machine! "

3 Days Ago

neromancer replied to the thread Parting out old Project - Motors-Charger-Motor Controller-Batteries : Make Offer!!.
" Hey Laker,

What's the lowest you'll go on the controller setup and which options do you have on the kelly? (high speed upgrade etc)

Also what's the specs on the battery pack you have there? The link seems to be out of date.

-Nero "

4 Days Ago

ldopa_chicago replied to the thread Need Advice.
" This may not work for you, but I have a motocross-style helmet- it's full face but I have to wear goggles. I have not had issues with fogging even at cold temps but I haven't ridden all winter (yet). What about a reusable dusk mask like people wear in Asia? If it forms a good seal that might work. "

4 Days Ago

Richard230 replied to the thread Need Advice.
" I have that problem all the time during cold, wet, or foggy weather. There are lots of anti-fog chemicals on the market that will help some. But they do need to be reapplied before each ride. I also have one helmet with the Pin-Lock face shield system. But that requires a helmet face shield that comes with the pins that the Pin-Lock attaches to, which typically is on the more expensive helmet brands. Plus replacement Pin-Lock inserts are not cheap!

Since I have been dealing with this problem for 55 years now, I continue to try different solutions. Just about any of these solutions, including a breath deflector, works to a certain extent, but what works the best for me is to crack the face shield slightly and put up with a cold breeze on the face - which can be mitigated with a scarf, or something similar. Of course, once finding a solution to defogging the face shield, if you wear glasses you end up having to keep them from fogging. "

4 Days Ago

09Klr650 replied to the thread Need Advice.
" I used to ride through the winter. I was never able to completely eliminate fogging but I had limited success with using some form of breath deflector. In the winter that was usually my scarf that I wrapped around my mouth and nose, then down around my neck and into my jacket. Not sure how effective that will be with a full-face helmet though. "

4 Days Ago

Jessa created the thread Need Advice.
" Hello everyone, Have any of you experienced having a helmet that fogs up while driving at a cold weather? What do you do to stop your helmet from fogging because I'm having the same problem with my helmet. I hope you can give me some insight about this. Thanks! "

4 Days Ago

09Klr650 created the thread Greetings from Ohio.
" Please be gentle to the new person from the Buckeye State!

I am stopping in to figure out my direction for a new electric vehicle. I was looking into maxi-scoot style EVs. Unfortunately I see little out there of this type. The alternative is to convert the maxi-scoot I already have. Not an easy task for someone with little mechanical aptitude and space to consider. Still it is always good to learn even if I never do it, right?

On to a few serious questions though. I currently own an older Yamaha Morphous 250CC with CVT drive. Looking at the parts breakdown (on partsfish/etc) it appears the rear arm is partially secured and braced by the motor. So obviously a frame sub-assembly will need to be installed. Then there is the issue with the CVT drive itself. The easiest route would be to place a motor in the new sub-frame and connect it to the CVT drive. However that seems foolish as it adds moving parts and weight. So how are hub motors typically secured to an abandoned rear CVT assembly? Take it to a shop and get a custom filler plate welded in? Or do people just replace the entire rear arm assembly? The good news is that if I go though with the it Morphous offers a LOT of space to work in! Engine bay, helmet storage right above AND a rear trunk.

Thanks for any comments. "

5 Days Ago

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cmcnall created the thread Kelly KLS96601-8080I with contactor.
" For Sale: $699
Kelly KLS96601-8080I Comes with gigavac GX14BA Contactor, It all was used for one year(800mi) before I saved up for a sevcon. All Clean
24-96V 600A Brushless Motor Controller (actual usable voltage is 18-120VDC)
Comes with Serial Adapter and Bluetooth adapter.
Has all mating connectors and crimp pins. I had ordered 2 sets when I bought it so you get the set I never Used.
I recently upgraded to a sevcon and let me tell you, the Kelly was MUCH MUCH easier to install and get running. The controller had motor Auto Identify so you don't even need to enter all the PID parameters, it figures it out.
Being able to change settings with my phone over bluetooth was also much easier.
You pay shipping from Utah zip 84121

Here is a link to a similar one for sale with all the features.
http://evcomponents.com/controllers/...ontroller.html
Stock Image, but looks the same.
Attachment 7634 "

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Richard230 replied to the thread 2011 Zero S w/motor issues on CL in Fort Collins, CO.
" Too bad it wasn't a 2012 Zero, which are being recalled due to the possibility of them suffering a "thermal event" when charging. On Friday, Zero picked up my daughter 2012 9 kWh S and will be giving her a check for $6,040 in return for the bike. All 218 Zeros made during that year have been recalled and will be dismantled at the factory and (I hope) recycled.

There is no indication that the 2011 models have a problem as they use different batteries. The EIG-brand batteries are apparently the problem with that single model year. That was the only year that Zero used EIG cells. "

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