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    Caffeine and Octane Motorcycle Best of Show - Our electric !

    For any of you that have not seen the Caffeine and Octane Show, It is a national car show that regularly attracts
    over 2000 vehicles and 15,000 fans every month. (NBC Sports)
    The event is held (rain or shine) the first Sunday morning of each month from 8AM - 11AM at Perimeter Mall,
    located on the Northside of Atlanta in Dunwoody GA.

    This past weekend was the second annual Caffeine and Octane at the Beach and was held at Jekyll island, Ga.

    It was the first year for a Motorcycle to get an award and of all the great motorcycles there...we were given the nod.
    The announcement given by Ricky Gadson (11 time motorcycle Drag racing champion) was cool as he described the
    bike in Watts and not HP.

    We had a great time and this show is not to be missed. We met great people, ate excellent food and the cars and
    bikes are from some of the best builders in the world. The crowd was great with a lot of questions and good comments.
    The award was a shock considering some of the rides there and was icing on the cake of a fun weekend.

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    This photo is where they asked us to be in the background while they were doing some TV shots....Fun stuff !

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    Congrats! Very cool old school cafe look. Are the comstars off an old Hawk?
    Current rides: '96 Honda Ohlins VFR, '03 Cannondale C440R, '03 Cannondale Cannibal, '06 Yamaha 450 Wolverine 4x4
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    Thanks, the Comstars are original to that bike. It was a SS in its former life. That is what they made the "R" version out of.
    The fiberglass is from the original molds from Honda. We ran the bike with the Historic Moto Gran Prix group as it was period
    correct enough. You are allowed a motor change and they liked the idea of it having an electric motor.

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    and Yes..... I have linux....
    Last edited by EVcycle; 21 March 2018 at 0336.
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    awesome...congratulations!

    that IS a smart looking ev motorcycle
    being a kinda new fan of Hondas ....what else can you tell us about it?

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    Thanks
    Originally built 8 years ago with Headway batteries. It has a Mars 1003 Brush-type PM DC Motor, sealed contactor and a Magura 0-5K Twist Grip.
    It currently has 2 Chevy Volt 12 cell battery packs set up for both bulk and individual cell charging (small wall plugin chargers). The street gearing is
    14-54 with a aluminum rear gear and Renthal R1 420 Chain. I have yet to wear out the chain. I have had a spare set in a box forever.

    No BMS. I do not ride it to within an inch of the battery life and cell charging keeps things balanced. The controller will shut it down if the battery pack gets too low.
    No lost cells to date. It has a cycle analyst so I have all the data I need. It currently weighs 380 lbs total. It has the "street" 600 Amp Kelly controller in it now.
    The race one is 1200 amps.

    It is nimble, fast and a blast to ride. It is a nice simple clean setup that has proven to work well throughout the years.
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    Super cool! Congrats!
    '10 Zero S project

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    From the TV show....and no, I am not in the shot...lol

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    Last edited by EVcycle; 10 August 2018 at 1432.
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