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    A Buell-designed electric motorcycle?

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    This is an interesting development... I'm an Eric Buell fan.
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    Me too. So why does this fill me with trepidation?

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    Now where did that delete button go?
    Last edited by Richard230; 09 April 2018 at 1406.
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    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.
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    yeah... yeah. Maybe that's it. LOL

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    Had the opportunity to use a Buell chassis as a donor bike, but I couldn't wrap my head around the full tank frame in an electric conversion. Love his crazy ideas, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceweasel View Post
    Had the opportunity to use a Buell chassis as a donor bike, but I couldn't wrap my head around the full tank frame in an electric conversion. Love his crazy ideas, though.
    For a liquid cooled electric motor set-up, you probably could delete the radiator and just utilize the frame as a huge heat sink by running the coolant into the frame.
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    Isn't that what the hollow swingarm was for?

    The gas reservoir in the frame leaves a very tiny area for batteries or whatnot. If I was going to do a Buell now I'd look for an early tube frame (with that nifty pull shock) and try and graft the later rim-braked front end onto it.

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