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    I thought they just laid eggs!

    I thought they just laid eggs!
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    I test rode a Vectrix VX-2 just before this story...

    I test rode a Vectrix VX-2 just before this story came to light, and I hate to see bankruptcy being Vectrix' fate again.

    The VX-2 was great fun to ride and impressed me a great deal (in spite of...
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    Good to see you making progress. I see that you...

    Good to see you making progress. I see that you are using the original driveshaft. How much of the original engine cases will you be retaining, and will the sprocket be attached to the flywheel side?...
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    Actually, I'm kind of excited!

    Actually, I'm kind of excited!
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    A quick google brought up this article on...

    A quick google brought up this article on 2strokebuzz.
    http://2strokebuzz.com/2011/07/04/larry-crowne-electric-scooter-photo
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    On a related note, if you watch the Larry Crown...

    On a related note, if you watch the Larry Crown movie, the one Lambretta in the movie is actually one of the Soundspeed electric conversions, but you have to look very closely to see the hub motor.
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    http://fidomotors.com/ is the company now, and I...

    http://fidomotors.com/ is the company now, and I think they have left Seattle.

    The original company was Soundspeed scooters. You can Google them and learn a great deal. If you want to see a really...
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    The only one I know of selling already converted...

    The only one I know of selling already converted scooters is here:

    http://www.saigonscootercentre.com/Ebretta_VTronic_Electric_Scooters.asp?idBasket=&idcat=&itemid=&p=&c_id=&s_id=

    But you may...
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    UGH! I clicked in to vote and found out that you...

    UGH! I clicked in to vote and found out that you have to have a Facebook account.
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    Several versions of this story out there:...

    Several versions of this story out there:
    http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1083412_got-an-energy-efficient-household-drive-electric-for-free (This one caught my eye when it came out because of...
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    You are wrong, Fight Club Ted! Human beings are...

    You are wrong, Fight Club Ted! Human beings are gifted with reason and opposable thumbs. They always follow logic and the betterment of mankind when making decisions.

    (It felt good to get that off...
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    There are mentions of lithium-ion batteries on...

    There are mentions of lithium-ion batteries on the technical details page and in the Kickstarter video. It's one of the stealthiest e-bikes I have ever seen. Very impressive simplicity of design.
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    It sounds like direct competition for the Zero...

    It sounds like direct competition for the Zero XU. It will be interesting to see what the Vectrix take on a commuter motorcycle will be. (Supermotard/enduro, standard, sportbike, cruiser?)
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    I think it's a cool commuter machine and gave...

    I think it's a cool commuter machine and gave serious thought to purchasing one until I found a really good deal on a closeout 2011 XU. I would still like an opportunity to ride one, but the 30mph...
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    Kuberg - Eastern Euro dirt and trials bikes

    http://kuberg.com/

    Has anybody had any experience with these? I have been looking at Osets and wonder how these compare. A local used car lot here in Lubbock had a Craigslist post announcing that...
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    Welcome neighbor! What part of New Mexico are you...

    Welcome neighbor! What part of New Mexico are you in? I am in Lubbock, Texas. There are not a whole lot of us in this part of the world!
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    For anyone wanting to build their own Zenn car...

    For anyone wanting to build their own Zenn car (or bike) here's a link to their components at garage sale prices. Notice that you can go AC or DC. ...
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    My two most-ridden bikes these days are a Zero XU...

    My two most-ridden bikes these days are a Zero XU and an old Vespa with a rear hubmotor and a hydraulic disc brake and a stock drum brake up front. The Zero truly corners better than any motorcycle...
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    I agree - thank you for posting! I am attending a...

    I agree - thank you for posting! I am attending a conference in San Jose at the end of January and am hoping to stop by to see the factory where my XU was built. Very cool!
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    Greg - Sorry we have hijacked your post - I hope...

    Greg - Sorry we have hijacked your post - I hope it is close enough to topic to be helpful. I have not hidden the battery on mine. The Headways are in a box still mounted on the floorboard. I have...
  21. I did see an announcement a few days ago that...

    I did see an announcement a few days ago that Smart is partnering with Vectrix to build their new Smart scooter....
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    I have the Kelly hub motor and Kelly 48V 400A...

    I have the Kelly hub motor and Kelly 48V 400A contoller. At 72V, yours should be quite a bit faster. The rear disc brake is really awesome. It's quite strange to ride a Vespa with good brakes and...
  23. What electric motorcycle companies have you been excited about that disappeared?

    I really like the Brooklyn Motorized Cafe Racer and the Fremont Motors Fido Scooter, but neither has materialized beyond the initial buzz. Which bikes have you all been excited about that have not...
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    That thing is gorgeous!

    That thing is gorgeous!
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    I was going to recommend Soundspeed Scooters in...

    I was going to recommend Soundspeed Scooters in Seattle - they sell an off the shelf swingarm for both large and smallframes to mount a Kelly hubmotor, but their website has been down for a week or...
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