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Karl Fenn

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Reply #15 on: April 05, 2021, 07:03:59 pm
Ho well they have money to burn.


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Reply #16 on: April 05, 2021, 10:44:01 pm
Ho well they have money to burn.

For the moment.   ;)
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Reply #17 on: April 05, 2021, 10:58:20 pm
For the moment.   ;)

Thats true, I hear some norvegian want´s to build a couple of Dubai style fake islands in the baltic see. So the nordic caliphates are about to emerge. 

A new energy source that is going to power the king- and thiefdoms has already been discovered too.   ;)

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Reply #18 on: April 08, 2021, 10:00:06 pm
Even without the fast charging the range would be sufficient for a lot of riders considering the fact many will essentially wake up to a "full tank" every morning anyway.


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Reply #19 on: April 08, 2021, 10:45:31 pm
Speaking of full electric tanks, I checked the "mileage" of my Zero today. I was able to travel 75 miles and it took 8.7 kWh @ 26 cents a kWh to go that distance, costing $2.26. The same ride on one of my motorcycles that get 50 mpg @ $4.04 per gallon for regular fuel would cost $6.06. Your results may differ, especially if you don't live near San Francisco and ride a 70 mpg Royal Enfield.  ;)
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Reply #20 on: April 09, 2021, 08:13:12 am
Speaking of full electric tanks, I checked the "mileage" of my Zero today. I was able to travel 75 miles and it took 8.7 kWh @ 26 cents a kWh to go that distance, costing $2.26. The same ride on one of my motorcycles that get 50 mpg @ $4.04 per gallon for regular fuel would cost $6.06. Your results may differ, especially if you don't live near San Francisco and ride a 70 mpg Royal Enfield.  ;)

How efficient these electric vehicles are, unbelievable.  ;)
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Reply #21 on: April 09, 2021, 08:54:46 am
So who's going to be the first to take their ion-powered Zero full "Easy Rider" with 15" over extended front end, 15" fattie on the rear, 21" on the front and Ape Hangers? The shock value alone to the custom crowd would be worth it.  ;D
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Reply #22 on: April 09, 2021, 02:51:20 pm
So who's going to be the first to take their ion-powered Zero full "Easy Rider" with 15" over extended front end, 15" fattie on the rear, 21" on the front and Ape Hangers? The shock value alone to the custom crowd would be worth it.  ;D

Not me. I have both range and chopper anxieties.  ;)
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Reply #23 on: April 09, 2021, 03:44:01 pm
Not me. I have both range and chopper anxieties.  ;)

Ditto on the range anxiety, I routinely ride 250 to 300 miles on a Sunday, and most weekday rides are over 100 miles. E-bikes at this stage of the game are just impractical. Besides the ICE ticks all the boxes for me. An e-bike or car, not so much.


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Reply #24 on: April 09, 2021, 04:50:47 pm
Ditto on the range anxiety, I routinely ride 250 to 300 miles on a Sunday, and most weekday rides are over 100 miles. E-bikes at this stage of the game are just impractical. Besides the ICE ticks all the boxes for me. An e-bike or car, not so much.

Personally, I think electric motorcycles and scooters are great for commuting when you know exactly how many miles you will be traveling each day.  :)
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Reply #25 on: April 09, 2021, 06:15:58 pm
Personally, I think electric motorcycles and scooters are great for commuting when you know exactly how many miles you will be traveling each day.  :)

I agree, I thought a lot about an EV before I retired. I worked an evening shift at Connecticut Light and Power. It was a 16 mile round trip and we had plenty of charging stations there, so there would have been no logistical problems, but given that I was already thinking about retiring it didn't make fiscal sense to invest in an EV that I'd only use for commuting for just a year or 16 months.  :)


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Reply #26 on: April 10, 2021, 08:31:42 am
Personally, I think electric motorcycles and scooters are great for commuting when you know exactly how many miles you will be traveling each day.  :)

They are great for CCCP style central planning economies too, like the European North Korea = Sweden where everything goes accordingly to a higher plan.  ;)

Atleast until someone finds the planning gods and chopps the heads off.
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Reply #27 on: April 10, 2021, 09:15:17 am
They adress one of the major design faults of current E-Bikes: Lack of fast charging capability. That is good.

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