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    Any time you attach an OEM name, from the auto or...

    Any time you attach an OEM name, from the auto or motorcycle industry, to a Chinese made bike, the price goes up exponentially. This has been the case for decades with bicycles. It also goes for...
  2. I grew up in Wisconsin. Went to the Harley plant...

    I grew up in Wisconsin. Went to the Harley plant on a school field trip. They were antiquated even then. Harley customers are all about nostalgia. They would have more success bringing out a...
  3. As a former Wisconsinite...Yeah, you betcha!

    As a former Wisconsinite...Yeah, you betcha!
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    We've had our Bolt LT since July 2017. Always...

    We've had our Bolt LT since July 2017. Always use the in-car hilltop setting (~88%) charge setting. If we are going on longer than a day trip, we set it to 100%. I have unplugged early, if i need...
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    I am pretty sure they have higher energy density...

    I am pretty sure they have higher energy density cells now, hence the higher capacity, and reduced weight. But hiding some of the capacity, and pretending to be able to "grow" capacity for longer...
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    " grow their capacity as your needs as a rider...

    " grow their capacity as your needs as a rider change, as well."

    Marketing speak for, "We have limited % SoC charge in the past to slow degradation, but now we won't."
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    You didn't watch the video, did you? You can...

    You didn't watch the video, did you? You can hear the cells exploding and the car is literally burned to the ground! Those huge jets of steaming electrolyte aren't from the battery? lol
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    More LG patented bi-cell fires. ...

    More LG patented bi-cell fires.

    https://youtu.be/x4NAKQst7Lk

    https://ktvz.com/news/fire/2021/08/23/electric-car-fire-west-of-redmond-prompts-special-firefighter-precautions/
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    I have seven modules from a low mileage, wrecked...

    I have seven modules from a low mileage, wrecked 2015 Leaf in my electric assist cargo bike. When I started, in 2016, they were already degraded. I could pull out 55 Ah from 4.2 v/per cell to 3.2...
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    Yeah. And yet Harley chose to run a a bevel gear...

    Yeah. And yet Harley chose to run a a bevel gear set to a belt drive...go figure.
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    https://youtu.be/biAct1Eh33M

    https://youtu.be/biAct1Eh33M
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    A hub motor, used to turn the drive shaft, would...

    A hub motor, used to turn the drive shaft, would work. Enertrac actually did some vehicles using their hubbies to drive drive shafts, or axles. Using a hubbie as a mid-drive with small reduction is...
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    Neat new charger/DC-DC

    https://chargedevs.com/newswire/delta-q-launches-three-in-one-charging-solution/
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    In many places in the world, where motorcycles...

    In many places in the world, where motorcycles and scooters are the main vehicle of city dwellers, it is brilliant. These folks live in apartments, and can't charge at home.
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    Another option; https://youtu.be/LZl6WlHuPF8 ...

    Another option;

    https://youtu.be/LZl6WlHuPF8

    https://youtu.be/f435VMSNclo
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    There were no special requirements for the TTXGP....

    There were no special requirements for the TTXGP. The best part of watching the races at VIR in 2010 was the lack of noise. The corner guy I talked to said he had never heard knee pads scrapping...
  17. "Ruh-roh! ...

    "Ruh-roh!
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    Seat Mó 125 Electric Scooter

    VW-Audi

    https://www.cycleworld.com/story/motorcycle-news/seat-mo-125-escooter-news/
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    Up to a decade ago, most high end bikes, like...

    Up to a decade ago, most high end bikes, like this one, were still made in Taiwan. That may have changed by now. Actual bicyclists never buy bikes branded from other industries. It is simply a way...
  20. That is because we are now going to "save the...

    That is because we are now going to "save the planet" with these. lol

    https://youtu.be/37YcTWjNJG0
  21. Are you talking about the World Solar Challenge...

    Are you talking about the World Solar Challenge that has run 15 times since 1987, including last year?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Solar_Challenge

    GM/Aerovironment won the first year at...
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    Sorry to hear it. As you said, Jack was early...

    Sorry to hear it. As you said, Jack was early with lots of great info, and insights. I never missed a video. I learned a great deal about EVs from him, and came to understand, if not agree with,...
  23. We have had a Bolt for three years, and live in...

    We have had a Bolt for three years, and live in central Virginia. Nobody, even our liberal Prius driving friends, think electric cars work. We've been to upstate New York, and Tennessee twice. ...
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    You had better tell these guys! ...

    You had better tell these guys!

    https://youtu.be/JyKlQFDsXKE
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    Stevo, I have not built a 2WD yet. If we get...

    Stevo,

    I have not built a 2WD yet. If we get out of this pandemic someday, I will most definitely build my dream bike, a 60" WB, 2WD, full suspension recumbent low racer.
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