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    Big EV-grin

    HI all,
    sorry no pics today - will follow up. Just been to buisy working on the bike ..

    So after finally finishing the lower protective cover for the Kelly (still needs painting), i took it for a short test ride down the street.
    Handled like cr..p. noisy as hell too. Not what i had expected. The noise - well just might be that way, but the handling issues.
    I handed it over to my brother - same impression from him.
    might be just the bikes geometry he said. Me: no its a kawa you should not be fighting it.
    Headstock? We checked this when i bought it. Front forks? seem ok to me..
    Long story short i really started to doubt my doings, until a friend of mine called.

    Have you checked your tiere- pressure?

    DOH

    So after pumping some air into the front wheel, it now handles like a kawa should - flawless

    Loosened up the primary drives chain a tiny bit and now it even runs quiet too.

    still waiting on my printed parts for my chainguards - which should be done by tomorrow, found a superb solution for a rain/stone protection for the engine too and going to mill up this last part- then it should be ready for MOT.

    Pics will follow tomorrow.

    stay tuned
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    What a ride

    Well, not literally

    Due to corona there is nothing you can do without appointment here atm.
    Been trying to get a call back from my MOT engineer whole of last week without success. Until suddenly he calls me tuesday afternoon.
    Last free spot thursday 13:00
    Boy that`s sporty. lets try.

    Temporary license first. No free spots online in my district, called them-no chance
    Tried the Kawasaki dealer nearby if i could borrow - shop closed
    Called the the district next to me, told them my situation and, who would have guessed - they gave me an appointment for thursday morning.
    Best part about it - guy on telephone tells me- they aren`t even allowed to do so - legally. Bending over backwards just to be helpful.

    Transport next

    Franky: bus`s broken,
    Andy: bus is at his brother 300km
    Rainer: no prob you can have it.

    Great- next box ticked.

    Loading rails of Wolfgang will get picked up on the way back from picking up the transporter.

    Insurence code should be no trouble, just a call.

    Then finished the bike of with the mostly printed parts - chain guards (hot of the printer -Literally) in my freezing cold garage during a snowstorm. Real april`s weather.
    filled and sanded the controllers cover somewhat and a spot repair on the fairing just to give a better impression.
    Got the Kawa done wed. about 16:00
    Then picked up my brother, on to rainer for the bus.....

    When trying to push the Kawa into the Transporter we realised that the rails are too short by a big margin
    So asking around the neighborhood found us a few looong boards that i screwed together for a makeshift.

    Re wrote the safety concept of the sachs somewhat until late night ..


    So today after 7!!! false starts (insurence code - grrrr) i got my temp. plate.
    drove some 3 hrs to my MOT engineer who remembered me right away, had a look and just asks: Same components as your last one?
    -Yes
    He starts to take some detail picks until i tell him that i had a folder on USB for him (CAD,Pics, Wiring diagram; written safety concept...)
    Him: i see perfectly prepared once more.
    Picks up his helmet, drives once around the building, stops and tells us to load up again.

    MOT PASSED - within 3 mins.

    Still took all day until i finally returned for dinner.

    Only needs some finishing touches and licensing.

    pics tomorrow
    stay tuned
    Last edited by flo; 08 April 2021 at 1200. Reason: spelling

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    Hi
    as promised following up with pics:

    Simple solution for a guard plate and its attachment
    V3 028.jpg
    V3 029.jpg

    on the bike
    20210410_094820.jpg

    After initial filling and sanding, sprinkle on some guide colour to help accurate sanding.
    20210410_103001.jpg

    once satisfied a simple rattle can paint job was aplied
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    and on the bike
    20210410_190245.jpg

    Chain guards:
    4,5mm carbon enforced prints with 5mm Fiberglass faces
    V3 035.jpg

    primary side:
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    secondary side:
    20210410_094955.jpg

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    Today i charged it partly using my sachs charger and me and my buddy Stefan had a few runs with it,
    man it really pulls so much nicer than the sachs
    really looking forward getting it registered and on the road.

    "Jumpstarting" the kawa ... a bit of a pia...

    20210410_160701.jpg

    greets
    Flo

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    Very cool Flo, richtig schön

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    Finally

    Hi,
    took two weeks to get it registered but finally it`s street legal "
    20210423_124319 (2).jpg

    Took it out for its first ride of course. Kept speeds relative low to find any flaws, just a few acceleration test, stayed close to my home as i can only partial charge it to 90 Volt using my Sachs`s charger. Handles great, good turning and lean, excellent brakes and it really pulls so much nicer than the sachs. Guess due to gearing. Like the domino throttle too - much better than my last on the sachs.
    22 Amphrs for 37 km (20 ish miles) translates to about 0,6 amphrs per Km or 1 Amphr per mile, or about 120-130 Km when going easy on a full charge.
    Of course it needs some further testing...

    There you go BIG OIL - one less for you

    stay tuned

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    I'm about the same....~1 Ahr per mile
    Very nice functional work of art
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    Hi all,
    still no news from my charger.
    Got a tracking nbr from ev-assemble early last week which still does not turn up anything.
    Two weeks ago i changed the fork seals and got some fresh oil into the usd forks so the bike sits there 2 weeks basically unusable.
    After putting so much effort towards getting it done for the season its really anoying to be let down by a merchant showing the product in stock and shipping within 3 days!
    Really want to test and use it now- grrr.

    Will keep you updated

    Flo

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    Of course we are all hoping you will share videos of you doing some pulls with it once the charger comes! Will this guy have enough range to reach the local mountains without charging?

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