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    As I was riding around today on my Zero, a...

    As I was riding around today on my Zero, a thought occurred to me. :O I wonder what will happen to all of the motors, Sevcon controllers, contactor switches, frames, wheels, brakes and other...
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    ReVolt electric sidecar rig

    I am not quite sure what to make of this. :confused: An electric-powered sidecar rig patterned after the WWII German Army BMW R71? Does it come with a machine gun in the side-hack too? :rolleyes:...
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    Here is an official statement by Zero: As a...

    Here is an official statement by Zero:

    As a community of Zero motorcycle owners, we want you to be among the first to know about a recall on certain 2012 motorcycles that NHTSA officially...
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    I am pretty sure those bikes are going into the...

    I am pretty sure those bikes are going into the Dumpster. Zero does not support the 2012 and previous models any more as they can no longer get new batteries, motors or many other parts for those...
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    2012 Zero motorcycles being recalled

    Check out this report. Bad news for Zero's finances: https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2018/04/12/2012-zero-motorcycles-recall-218-models-recalled-for-potential-short-fire/
  6. Chain saw racing looks like it could be tough on...

    Chain saw racing looks like it could be tough on the track. :O
  7. What I am looking forward to watching is electric...

    What I am looking forward to watching is electric chain saw racing. :D
  8. I take it that you are snowed-in this week, Ted. ...

    I take it that you are snowed-in this week, Ted. :rolleyes:
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    So why does this fill me with trepidation? I...

    So why does this fill me with trepidation?


    I assume you are wondering who will be making the business decisions at the company and which retailers will be selling the bikes. :confused:
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    Now where did that delete button go?

    Now where did that delete button go?
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    A Buell-designed electric motorcycle?

    Maybe: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-general-news/erik-buell-enters-electric-bike-arena
  12. Which reminds me. What ever happened to that...

    Which reminds me. What ever happened to that fellow who rode a red 9kWh 2012 Zero S (just like the one that I used to own) from the U.S. to the southern tip of South America 5 years ago? I was...
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    Coincidentally, my oldest granddaughter will be...

    Coincidentally, my oldest granddaughter will be completing her college studies in Germany at the Fri University in Berlin this year. She is currently at UCLA majoring in German and Literature. I...
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    My recollection is that last month someone posted...

    My recollection is that last month someone posted a video on the Electric Motorcycle Forum that showed a fellow taking a Bolt battery pack apart. I only glanced at it for a few minutes before I...
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    Lots more discussion about allowing electric...

    Lots more discussion about allowing electric motorcycles, such as Alta, into motocross racing in this article. It appears that MX Sports is just afraid that they don't understand electric...
  16. A true bodger. I love the "double drive belts"...

    A true bodger. I love the "double drive belts" (in case one breaks) and the selection of safety riding gear, such as the flip-flops. Excellent learn-on-the-fly and reuse whatever you can find...
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    I concur with Brian's comments that Ted posted...

    I concur with Brian's comments that Ted posted above. I have been riding Zero motorcycles for the past four years with an owner custom adjustable firmware program that allows you to select how much...
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    Here is a video and details of the crash and...

    Here is a video and details of the crash and lawsuit, including speculation on what winning the lawsuit might do to track day organizations. You also get a picture of Kim and two Lit C-1 vehicles: ...
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    Not if it runs off the track, across the gravel...

    Not if it runs off the track, across the gravel runoff area and then over sandbags put there to control water flow across the track. But on the other hand the C-1 could carry an ambulance-chasing...
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    Lit C-1 surfaces, sort of

    According to City Bike magazine, the founder of Lit Motors, Daniel Kim, who may be still trying to develop his C-1 two wheel, self-balancing, car-thing, crashed his 2013 Ducati Panigale 1199 at...
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    I always wondered what happened to the blown...

    I always wondered what happened to the blown Aprilia RS50 engine that I sent to chdfarl, in MA. He said that he planned to use the engine's 6-speed transmission on his build. Since he never posted...
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    I still like the concept of using a compact...

    I still like the concept of using a compact two-speed transmission on an electric motorcycle, but finding an off-the-shelf transmission like that that is of the correct size and has sufficient torque...
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    electric power not wanted here

    These racing organizers have banned electric MX racers because they don't understand them and think they might have an unfair advantage on the track (or what?). :confused:...
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    And here we have a review of a Yamaha electric...

    And here we have a review of a Yamaha electric bicycle. Baby steps for Yamaha, I assume. :rolleyes:
    http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/yamaha/2018-yamaha-ebikes-first-ride-review.html
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    Kymco Ionex battery-swapping system

    This is kind of interesting for urban travel, but I don't know about having those battery charging/swapping kiosks in public areas. Unfortunately, there tends to be a lot of random vandalism in big...
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