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    You can use a standard bathroom scale, weigh each...

    You can use a standard bathroom scale, weigh each wheel separately, and just add the two. My local trash collection ecology center has a vehicle scale and the bathroom scale method checks out to work...
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    I totally understand your concern. My bike is...

    I totally understand your concern. My bike is quite heavy at 420 lbs (190.5 kg) and the weight is very noticeable when stopped, mainly because my dirtbike is high and I cant touch the ground LOL. I...
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    I completely agree with Flo.... stick with a used...

    I completely agree with Flo.... stick with a used automotive batt pack, they must be available somewhere in Europe.
    The batteries are always going to be the heaviest part of these projects. Good...
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    Be sure to use a BMS and maybe charge outside...

    Be sure to use a BMS and maybe charge outside your home just in case they go up in flames.

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  5. Thread: Pocket Rocket

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    I like the rocket afterburner looking taillight!...

    I like the rocket afterburner looking taillight! Kinda reminds me of the taillights from the 50's automobile era:cool:
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    Welcome! I say whatever your imagination conjures...

    Welcome! I say whatever your imagination conjures up is cool... the sky is the limit!
    Don't expect to get it all right on your first attempt. It sounds like you've been at this for a while so I have...
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    The only thing I see missing on the schematic is...

    The only thing I see missing on the schematic is the flasher relay for turn indicator/hazard lights.
    Good choice getting the R6
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    Any success renting? Maybe once will pay the...

    Any success renting? Maybe once will pay the month's payment?
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    Products and supply chains are changing so fast...

    Products and supply chains are changing so fast that you may be surprised what direction you end up going with.
    To prevent a bunch of money going to a product that ends up getting replaced a few...
  10. Thread: New from Ohio

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    Welcome....there's lots to learn by checking the...

    Welcome....there's lots to learn by checking the builds here.
    A 45 mile commute with speeds up to 65-70 is very do able.
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    Riding in the fog in Salinas/ Monterey was a...

    Riding in the fog in Salinas/ Monterey was a little nerve racking I'd say. It certainly cant hurt to have one for this region.
    Now I just wish someone would invent a fog free shield that actually...
  12. Thread: Kawasaki zxr-E

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    Sounds like the cheapest upgrade. Do you think...

    Sounds like the cheapest upgrade.
    Do you think you'll ever change the motor, or would that be a whole new project bike?
    It would be an interesting learning experience.
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    Old sidehack racer here looking forward to this...

    Old sidehack racer here looking forward to this build! Welcome !!
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    Not sure where you are located, but if your in...

    Not sure where you are located, but if your in USA you might want to find a reliable seller here.
    Look at some of these deals: https://www.thunderstruck-ev.com/garage-sale-items-ev/
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    The chassis without all of the ICE components...

    The chassis without all of the ICE components will be much less than 300 lbs. I think your finished ev project will be closer to 400 lbs when done.
    What batteries were you thinking of using?
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    It's a 13tooth I'm running not 14... I forgot I...

    It's a 13tooth I'm running not 14... I forgot I made a spare over a year ago.... The holes make it super easy to hold with a pin spanner to lock down the center bolt. Looks like I'll be back on the...
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    530 will add 7 to 8 lbs unsprung weight. I am...

    530 will add 7 to 8 lbs unsprung weight. I am considering 420 size to reduce weight even more

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    The only sprocket they offer for my 7/8" keyed...

    The only sprocket they offer for my 7/8" keyed shaft is a 10 tooth. That just seems too small for my liking, for offroad usability reasons. I have no doubts that cutting and grinding has an effect on...
  19. Thread: Kawasaki zxr-E

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    Good news. I'm taking EV Ed's advice and going...

    Good news.
    I'm taking EV Ed's advice and going to play with some new gear ratios :p
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    How many smiles do you have on your '18 Zero now?...

    How many smiles do you have on your '18 Zero now? Personal pros and cons?
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    Are they only offered in 10 and 11 teeth? I'm...

    Are they only offered in 10 and 11 teeth?
    I'm running 14 tooth https://www.ebay.com/itm/124319371087
    These ones are stainless steel so maybe they will last longer. I'm not a machinist, I just use...
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    Got any suppliers for 7/8" keyed shafts and 520...

    Got any suppliers for 7/8" keyed shafts and 520 chain?? I sure don't!!
    If I can get 1200 -1400 miles out of each sprocket, I'm happy. As long as I don't have to push too far LOL
    I just scored 3 new...
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    Problem with Motenergy ME1616

    This motor has a problem with delivering too much torque! It sheared the teeth right off my drive sprocket[emoji33][emoji15][emoji850][emoji16][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji1]
    I only had to push 1/2...
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    The ad says they were used in very cold...

    The ad says they were used in very cold environment for emergency back up. They may have not been properly maintained if they were in a very remote area with poor monitoring. That's unfortunate.
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    Tell me more about the small pack (weight size...

    Tell me more about the small pack (weight size price source )...I'm probably going to build an electric mountain bike this summer and want to build a small 36 to 48 volt pack. Those might be perfect...
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