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    Looks exactly what I would want, except the price...

    Looks exactly what I would want, except the price is the equivalent of a 1000cc ICE superbike with 250 commuter performance.
    At least they have a proper linkage rear suspension, USD forks ( unknown...
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    I have been thinking about motor location for a...

    I have been thinking about motor location for a while.
    I really don't like hub motors because they put all the weight out ate the end of the swingarm and decrease the unsprung mass to sprung mass...
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    I raced the ICE 125 version of this in...

    I raced the ICE 125 version of this in Commuterlite (Townsville, Queensland Australia).
    Some points to consider:
    The stock 125 engine/ transmission is VERY light. Originally a dirt bike motor (...
  4. This goes with the General motors announcement to...

    This goes with the General motors announcement to only produce electric vehicles that came yesterday.
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    Absolutely zero information on the site. Just...

    Absolutely zero information on the site. Just childish pictures and platitudes.
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    I liked the reviews a lot. Enough tech detail and...

    I liked the reviews a lot. Enough tech detail and practical comments. Real world riding.
    I suspect the 64mph top ( streamlining) may be usual speedo optimistic error ( doubt she would lie about...
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    I agree about hub motors for scooters and low...

    I agree about hub motors for scooters and low speed commuters. As modern scooters ( with swingarm mounted motors) have shown the ultra low speeds and conservative cornering mandated by the smaller...
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    Interesting. Very interesting

    Interesting. Very interesting
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    I got all excited when I thought someone was...

    I got all excited when I thought someone was going to use an inline motor and a shaft drive. I was thinking centralized motor and a short belt drive to the drive shaft. Bit disappointed now.
    Good...
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    Spring rate is the least of the problem. 43kg+ of...

    Spring rate is the least of the problem. 43kg+ of unsprung weight on the end of a swingarm, will require really custom damping curve and complex SSV. Even on a flat road, if you get brake chatter,...
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    Definitely can be resuspended. You need a...

    Definitely can be resuspended. You need a friendly experimental and knowlegeable suspension person hands on.
    The big problem with suspending it properly is the crazy unusual weight distributions
    ....
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    Take one of the best handling motorcycles on...

    Take one of the best handling motorcycles on Earth and add 43kg to the back wheel of a bike that weighs not much over 100kg total. Unsprung to sprung mass is not exactly ideal. Rear suspension will...
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    If you are going to make a dedicated kit for...

    If you are going to make a dedicated kit for karting in that config, I suggest you have motor cases mad with bigger fins ( even bigger underneath) and the fins parallel to the wind flow. The...
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    I applaude your building an emotorcycle. I cringe...

    I applaude your building an emotorcycle. I cringe at your destruction of one of the most collectable motorcycles in existance. RIP CB350F, Viva emotorcycle.
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    That's a huge amount of torque for a frame...

    That's a huge amount of torque for a frame designed for muich less.
    One of the greatest handling road frames EVER. Might be worth de-powering a little, though itwould be fun to ride it like it is....
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    Do you know how slow FB20 normally aspirated XV's...

    Do you know how slow FB20 normally aspirated XV's accellerate...lol. I haven't had a car this gutless and heavy since the 70's.
    Before I had it reflashed, it was without low end torque... since...
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    Thanks furyphoto, Useful stuff, although several...

    Thanks furyphoto,
    Useful stuff, although several of the suggestions won't be available in Aus.
    Note that I was intending to fully fair any motorcycle I made. Coming from a bicycle background...
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    This is part of the problem I have had with other...

    This is part of the problem I have had with other sites. I suspect it is why bikes so far have ended up as scooter( substitutes ) or superbikes.
    I did say I needed to be able to do 100kph to go on...
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    Looking for a Supercommuter ( buy or make)

    I have been digging up electric motorcycle forums and pages for a couple of months.
    I live in semi rural Australia, in close to THE perfect climate in Queensland. No super hot (yet) and no below...
  20. 100kph on a postie bike is going to be a bit iffy...

    100kph on a postie bike is going to be a bit iffy handling wise. Single spine frame, very flexi forks, and insanely flexy pressed sheet swingarm with a tint swingarm axle and wheel axle , is going to...
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