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  1. I spent my teenage years obtaining all of my...

    I spent my teenage years obtaining all of my motorcycle information from the bi-yearly Sears Roebuck catalog that was dumped on our driveway twice a year. After checking out the women's underwear...
  2. World's first electric e-bike "scrambler"

    Here is the latest big e-bike idea, an electric "scrambler". The "World's first". :rolleyes: Kind of like a heavy electric mountain bike. ;) But I do like the seat. :D Not a bad price for an...
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    Zero hooks up with E-Qooder

    Here is a link to the announcement by Zero regarding their electric power train components being used in the Swiss 4-wheel E-Qooder. I found some of the comments in Zero's press release interesting...
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    That reminds me of the really funny Road and...

    That reminds me of the really funny Road and Track articles from the 1960's telling of the exploits of the one-wheel Italian Uno rally racing car. Its two racer drivers were noted for their...
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    Homebuilt electric moped

    I saw this DIY electric moped today. It was built by a teenager in a local high school shop class. I thought it was a nice job and it got the owner up into the Santa Cruz Mountains to Alice's...
  6. Here is a review of the go-slow utility Ubco: ...

    Here is a review of the go-slow utility Ubco: https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/now-something-totally-different-riding-the-ubco-2x2-electric-trail-bike
  7. "Motor commissioning" seems to be a way to get...

    "Motor commissioning" seems to be a way to get Zero's customers back into the shop after purchase. When Zero switched to an IPM-design motor a few years ago, suddenly the motor needed to be...
  8. I have owned three Zero S models since buying my...

    I have owned three Zero S models since buying my first 2012 in January of that year. I have never had a problem with any of my Zeros that wasn't repaired at either the Zero factory or my retail...
  9. The latest electric motorcycles and scooters

    Here is a link to photos of new electric motorcycles and scooters from a recent UK bike show. Photos you get, but not much in the way of words....
  10. That is a bike that I would enjoy owning and...

    That is a bike that I would enjoy owning and riding around town. But not a $40K. It seems that you can do a lot with $40,000 worth of electric propulsion and chassis parts - except for making enough...
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    Another nice looking electric superbike concept...

    Another nice looking electric superbike concept that will never hit the marketplace. That comment about the gearbox and clutch reminds me of what the founder of Brammo said to me in 2010 when I met...
  12. Thread: ARC Vector

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    An interesting looking motorcycle design, but...

    An interesting looking motorcycle design, but that bike's rider "layout" looks to be something that the Spanish Inquisition would appreciate - but not me. :rolleyes:
  13. Yes, that is the recall that I am aware of. It...

    Yes, that is the recall that I am aware of. It covered my 2014 S, but I don't know if it also covers your model. If not, you will need to ask your dealer to contact Zero and see what they have to...
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    Here is a link to a long, interesting and...

    Here is a link to a long, interesting and informative history article about the Motor Company: https://jalopnik.com/how-harley-davidsons-all-in-bet-on-its-past-crippled-it-1830332227

    But if you...
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    Tacita T-Cruise with Adler APTC clutch

    Perhaps Ted can explain why Tacita electric motorcycles need a "new Adler APTC clutch"? After reading this article I still remain mystified. :confused:
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  16. I think that is a known issue that caused Zero to...

    I think that is a known issue that caused Zero to improve the magnets of some of their motors. Zero had an official DOT recall two or three years ago regarding flying magnets. Dealers were...
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    Another article. This one is from Ural. It looks...

    Another article. This one is from Ural. It looks like the bike will be shown in LA next week at the motorcycle show: https://electricmotorcycles.news/the-ural-all-electric-prototype/
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    E-scooter political drama in Italy

    How to deal with your German competition in Italy: https://electricmotorcycles.news/kumpan-electric-e-scooters-removed-from-eicma-on-account-of-piaggio/
  19. Ah. The age-old question. Just because you can do...

    Ah. The age-old question. Just because you can do something, should you? :rolleyes:
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    There is a 40-second video providing the sound of...

    There is a 40-second video providing the sound of the new LiveWire in this article. Sounds just like the sound an Energica makes to me. This article also has lots of adjectives describing the Wire,...
  21. What to do with the six-speed transmission that...

    What to do with the six-speed transmission that you are using in your SV650-clone? :confused: Install it in an electric concept sportbike to generate some free press. ;) I don't think that bike will...
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    Just wait until you see the LiveWire's price....

    Just wait until you see the LiveWire's price. :rolleyes: As a H-D "premium" vehicle, I expect it will be priced right up there with their CVO motorcycles. Last night, in the December issue of Rider...
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    I seem to recall that the prototype was running...

    I seem to recall that the prototype was running something like 300 volts.
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    Here are the latest photos from the EICMA show....

    Here are the latest photos from the EICMA show. Still nothing about specifications or pricing, though: https://electrek.co/2018/11/06/harley-davidson-livewire-electric-motorcycle-production/
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    Curtiss Bobber and Cafe Racer

    My thought is, just because you can, should you actually build vehicles like this? :confused: https://electricmotorcycles.news/little-surprise-from-curtiss-motorcycles/
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