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    Thanks! Just having fun! 8060

    Thanks!

    Just having fun!

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    Done!!! Action Shots with the new colors...

    Done!!! Action Shots with the new colors tomorrow.

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    The winglet plates on the bottom were so bad we...

    The winglet plates on the bottom were so bad we pulled them off and will replace them.

    Got to love the different color primer... :)

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    Painting has commenced! We hope (weather...

    Painting has commenced! We hope (weather dependant) to be at the track Friday for actions photos with the new look.

    As you can see from the photo is has been a few colors in the past. (even...
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    Thank you! It was a cheap unit from EBAY...

    Thank you!

    It was a cheap unit from EBAY "Power Converter Regulator DC 60V-120V Step-Down to DC 12V 180W 15A Waterproof".

    Sevcon makes good stuff so you should not have any issues.
    ...
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    Thanks, The "shine" on the track is a sticky...

    Thanks, The "shine" on the track is a sticky compound to help stop wheel spin.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PJ1_TrackBite
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    Yes!

    Yes!
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    The Issue The bike would "stall" at the line at...

    The Issue
    The bike would "stall" at the line at the hit of the throttle, not all the time, (2 out of the 4 passes) and only when I went to launch.
    Quick reset and all is good. A troubleshooting...
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    The last test session before paint. Had a small...

    The last test session before paint. Had a small "stalling" problem that turned out to be a 72Vto12V converter either creating noise or not pushing enough to run the relays/lights.
    That was changed...
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    Another great night of 8 seconds 1/8 mile passes....

    Another great night of 8 seconds 1/8 mile passes. The bike pulls strong all the way.
    We entered a motorcycle shoot out only to red light in the first round by .016 sec.

    Too much torque?? ...
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    We finally got to go test. Had a great time, the...

    We finally got to go test. Had a great time, the bike ran flawlessly.

    We were running 475 of the 660 available amps... Voltage drop per cell only got to 3.76V.

    All of the runs were in the mid...
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    A rainout Double header. The track having timing...

    A rainout Double header. The track having timing issues (hey, poo poo happens) did not help as things were delayed several hours..

    No one got to play.

    We are collecting a load of rain check...
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    Muther Nature got us again! We loaded the...

    Muther Nature got us again!

    We loaded the "new" van with the bike, and all the race gear, drove two hours to the "good" track,
    unloaded, setup the generator and chargers, took the bike to the...
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    The latest update, Upgraded all power wire to...

    The latest update,

    Upgraded all power wire to 1/0.

    No testing since all it wants to do is rain. (thunderstorms) Mother nature is being a....Muther. :p

    Thats it, thats all I got.

    More...
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    Thanks, we needed to test the combination and...

    Thanks, we needed to test the combination and build first...then go fast! :O
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    I just came in from a couple of short passes on...

    I just came in from a couple of short passes on our road/ cul de sac at 117V.

    All I can say is that I am glad I threw on my helmet....WOOF.

    Acceleration was "off the hook?" The first time I...
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    Latest update. We are upgrading the battery...

    Latest update.

    We are upgrading the battery pack to 117V. This will add 42 pounds (9% total increase), but increase the HP by 40%.

    Change the gear ratio from 4.4 to 4.9.
    Changed to a Thumb...
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    Finally made it to our second test session of the...

    Finally made it to our second test session of the motorcycle. Made significant gains and we are now
    knocking on the door of the 8 Second range in the Eighth Mile. Perfect for a bracket racing bike!...
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    This has a 7.8" slick so it is doubtful it will...

    This has a 7.8" slick so it is doubtful it will break loose,,, other than the burnout before the run.

    This is all a.... educated....seat of our pants project. :o
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    After of week of analyzing the first test and...

    After of week of analyzing the first test and Tune here are the final evaluation and results.

    I think Travis's programming was close to being spot on which is impressive considering this combo...
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    Interesting.ideas... Actually it is **&^%........

    Interesting.ideas...

    Actually it is **&^%..... with %*(&%$.......bzzzzzzzzz ..... connection terminated.......


    :o



    hee hee
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    Aren't those bad things on a Electric motorcycle?...

    Aren't those bad things on a Electric motorcycle? LOL :cool:
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    Me too! It will be a wrap. We still have some...

    Me too!

    It will be a wrap. We still have some holes, dents, bruises to finish up and then is has to sit for at least a week for the paint to harden up.

    Then off to the sign shop for the.......
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    We have only done one test. We hope to be back at...

    We have only done one test. We hope to be back at the track with in two weeks and have a better idea on
    what direction we need to go with gearing and such.
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    Follow up info from the Friday night test. ...

    Follow up info from the Friday night test.

    The Test & Tune was to see if all the work we did in design, build and programming worked. We had to redesign and build
    the brakes as the bike did...
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