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  1. The latest California motorcycle warnings

    I visited my local BMW shop today and they were required to place the attached warning card on every one of their motorcycles, both new and used. :O I hope that made some regulator happy. ...
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    The thing that I wonder about the next-gen...

    The thing that I wonder about the next-gen battery is will we be able to afford it? Or will all of those batteries end up in expensive EV cars and trucks?

    Something else to consider is the cost...
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    Well, that is sad but seems to be typical of an...

    Well, that is sad but seems to be typical of an electric motorcycle startup company. The all seem to start up with a good design plan and a hopeful business plan that just can't be supported by sales...
  4. Stick with it, Stevo and good luck keeping your...

    Stick with it, Stevo and good luck keeping your bike on the road. :)
  5. That is a neat solution to accommodating chain...

    That is a neat solution to accommodating chain slack as the suspension moves. However, I will make one observation: All of the street/dual purpose motorcycles that I have seen don't use an active...
  6. I agree. Instant wear. Anyone recall the days...

    I agree. Instant wear. Anyone recall the days of the nylon rear wheel sprocket and oil-less, non-O ring, no maintenance chains? The motorcycle magazines were touting those clean and light chain...
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    Another electric motorcycle book

    Something for Ted to review. :eek: The title is not too catchy, though :rolleyes: : https://electricmotorcycles.news/new-wheels-for-the-post-petrol-age-the-current/

    Reading the article promoting...
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    I can't believe that the Motor Parilla brand has...

    I can't believe that the Motor Parilla brand has returned. I remember their motorcycles that were being built for just a short while during the early 1960's - before the company went belly-up. But...
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    That is really interesting, Ted. I love stories...

    That is really interesting, Ted. I love stories that have connections like that. In many cases, when you dig down into a story, you run into interesting connections illustrating that it is really a...
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    It certainly does. :rolleyes: Another subject...

    It certainly does. :rolleyes:

    Another subject that has been on my mind lately is what are the proposed tariffs on just about everything imported from China into the U.S. going to do to electric...
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    Thanks for reminding my Ted. I read every word...

    Thanks for reminding my Ted. I read every word in your book, but at my age my memory isn't what it used to be - and it was never very good to begin with. :rolleyes:
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    You certainly are bringing up EV history that I...

    You certainly are bringing up EV history that I never knew, Ted. Unfortunately my EV knowledge, such as it is, started in 2009 with my purchase of a 2008 GPR-S. That was when my frustration with...
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    I recall that. What I wondered was how did those...

    I recall that. What I wondered was how did those characters manage to kill their goose and what ever became of them and their Native motorcycle operation? It seemed as though as soon as Brammo came...
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    Ted, I hope you are including a discussion about...

    Ted, I hope you are including a discussion about the Electric Motorsport company in your new book. As an early adopter of two of their half-baked electric motorcycles, I would sure like to know how...
  15. New Veitis V-twin electric bobber concept

    Look nice. But will it fly? https://electricmotorcycles.news/newsflash-first-pictures-of-veitis-electric-bobber/
  16. Very colorful. ;)

    Very colorful. ;)
  17. What I like to do is to disconnect the rear...

    What I like to do is to disconnect the rear suspension, place the bike on a stand so that the rear wheel is off the ground and free to move and then move the rear wheel and swing arm through its...
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    Solid state battery

    Another battery breakthrough by a "startup". But will when will they be available to the consumer? Note the comments at the bottom of the article....
  19. I like the concept. It reminds me of how Buell...

    I like the concept. It reminds me of how Buell tensioned their final belt drive, but I believe their tensioner was located below the belt run. However, you do have to ask yourself why such a...
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    Welcome DoodleWash. I like your handle. :) I...

    Welcome DoodleWash. I like your handle. :) I haven't seen that one before.
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    Electric motorhome

    Looks nice, but will it be practical? This company appears to be trolling for dollars: https://electricmotorcycles.news/eoorja-is-developing-electric-recreational-vehicles/
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    I am paying $90 a year for $250/$500K...

    I am paying $90 a year for $250/$500K liability-only insurance from Progressive for my 2018 Zero S.
  23. Here is the news report regarding H-D's new EV...

    Here is the news report regarding H-D's new EV development office. Good luck finding any loose experienced EV engineers within the San Francisco Bay Area. Those guys are getting harder to find than...
  24. Speaking of Harley, I just heard on the news that...

    Speaking of Harley, I just heard on the news that they plan to open an office in Silicon Valley to design and develop electric motorcycles. I guess they weren't allowed to do that in Milwaukee. ...
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    Those bubble car trains are exactly what...

    Those bubble car trains are exactly what government regulators and safetycrats would love to see in our future. Unfortunately, motorcycles are not included in this concept. :mad: And if you think...
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