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    Tyler, I'm with you on the newer perimeter frames. They seem to need only minimal bracing, often more to help locate the batteries rather than keep the frames from folding. I very nearly bought a cheap Buell as a doner, but couldn't reconcile the in-frame gas tank with my design - although it was a really clever solution for the ICE.

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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerwatts View Post
    So the ex250 is probably a great budget commuter donor but not suitable for larger batteries or high performance. Tyler
    ZERO would disagree....the SR is DEFINATELY high performance and DEFINATELY a light weight frame with a LARGE pack. Of course high performance is relative...maybe you meant Lightning spec.
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    I mean relative to simple DIY building with leaf type modules and an average Mars/Lynch 10-25kw drivetrain. Remember the scale discussed in the first post.

    PS: your 'definately' is a matter of opinion and subject to the context of the discussion. I don't argue that the Zero has ample performance (get my pun) but it is hardly high performance. It would fit into middle weight range with its power to weight and range.

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    Oh, in that case the EX250 has proven to be ideal by myself and MANY others. Easily holds 11,12,13 Leaf modules with minimal modification. Its a big plus that the engine area is open, gives you the option to either build a stressed box as many have or simply beef up the weak area in the frame. Considerably lighter and less rolling resistance than a fat tire, dual disk R1/R6/CBR frame (made for 100-150hp). 50 mile range, 75 mph top speed and 0-60's in the low 6's. Phil
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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerwatts View Post
    PS: your 'definately' is a matter of opinion and subject to the context of the discussion. I don't argue that the Zero has ample performance (get my pun) but it is hardly high performance. It would fit into middle weight range with its power to weight and range. Tyler
    No, its definitely a light weight rolling frame. Hardly high performance? Really...Zero SR does 0-60 in less then 4 seconds, quicker than the Brammo. That's a good 750 sport bike territory. Whose DIY Mars/Lynch motor does that? NO ONES....If I'm wrong show me one, love to see it.
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    I don't want to argue about our opinions of high performance but there are more parameters than 0-60mph. Again it's only my opinion and I agree that the Zero is a very good all round performing Elmoto.

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    Again I'm not knocking the EX250 either, and it is a very suitable frame for a conversion. But it suits a certain type of conversion and requirement. As was stated in the opening post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerwatts View Post
    Again I'm not knocking the EX250 either, and it is a very suitable frame for a conversion. But it suits a certain type of conversion and requirement. As was stated in the opening post. tyler
    It's the added components and how they're utilized that define the role, the EX250 frame could easily hold 3-4 more leaf cells.....and an AC15-20 w 650 amp controller. It would weigh less about the same as the ICE version. Or you could put in a ME709, limit the current to 200 amps and have a long range cruiser. I mentioned the Zero SR because of its outstanding performance...0-60 under 4. 100 mph+ and 100+ range. And it has a little weight frame. Anyway....you and I clearly aren't going to agree on much...be interesting to see if you ever build something.
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    tyler, my last build has been on a suzuki savage, which the rycamotors.com team has turned into a very popular cafe platform with lots of cool mods and kit-focused options. savage isn't pretty stock, but a ryca cafe is. nice down tube splits to make battery mounting easy. with hub motor, more than enough room for me. even without there's room. also a bonus if you only have stuff to weld steel - not aluminum.

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