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    Hi from South Africa

    Hi everyone! From awesome South Africa. Got sick and tired of the rising fuel prices and contributing huge parts of my salary to it! Not to mention the services on my car...

    More importantly I am a big DIY fan and thought this would be such a awesome project.Electric bikes sound a bit like TIE fighters which I really enjoy,not sure if anyone else has the same opinion lol.

    I love my solar power as well and basically anything that involves telling the electric/gas companys where they can shove it!
    I'll try not ask too many stupid questions but if I do,please be patient as this is fairly new territory for me. :P

    Want to just say thanks to Elmoto.net,its admins and users because without you,this whole process would be so much more difficult.Will open my project on the forum and catch everyone there.

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    Welcome! You should look up Tony Danger Coiro- he just moved to South Africa, not sure where.

    http://www.elmoto.net/member.php?88-Tony-Coiro

    Just don't let him get his hands on your couch. Especially where beer and fire are concerned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddillard View Post
    Welcome! You should look up Tony Danger Coiro- he just moved to South Africa, not sure where.

    http://www.elmoto.net/member.php?88-Tony-Coiro

    Just don't let him get his hands on your couch. Especially where beer and fire are concerned...
    Haha,thanks TD, he doesn't seem to have been online for a while :/

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    Welcome Zero_Phobia

    fellow South African!

    Where about do you stay in South Africa? I am staying in the Durbanville area of Cape Town.

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    And the prodigal son returns! Ted, about the great couch incident/misunderstanding of 2012, I've gotta say that was 100% not my fault and I'm at least 20% sure your wife has forgiven you by now. I only did what was reasonable and prudent; which happened to be drinking a beer while encouraging others to toss your couch in the bonfire. (The fire was dying down.) I don't believe I ever touched said couch myself and have the pictures to prove it. Afterwards, I retreated to a safe distance and grabbed a second beer as a fire spreading mitigation plan. Like I said, might as well give me the new nickname Captain Safety. Anyway, I've built two electric motorcycles of varying quality, a bunch of go karts and the Large Hadron Collider. I recently moved to Johannesburg mostly 'cuz there is no extradition for catching someone's lawn on fire and partially to work for a startup alternative energy company. Zero_Phobia, I live in the Johannesburg area in Fourways. Let me know what you're looking to do, I might be up to a few EV projects here in the near future. Just don't tell Ted where I live.
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    Hey DT and Tony! I'm from the East,Boksburg to be exact (dont even say it! lol) but gf stays in fourways near Monte Casino so I frequent the area. Nice to have some local boys here.Tony I'll be sure to keep my said couches well away from you,but bring on the beer! lol I am just about to start my project in the "Tell us about your project" section called "A bike called PowerBand".Since I'm new to all this any help is always appreciated! You should definitley start a build! Good luck on the shipping costs from the states though, bit ironic now that you stay in JHB lol. :P
    Last edited by Zero_Phobia; 16 April 2013 at 1318.

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