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 on: Today at 09:43:39 AM 
Started by stevepeck1 - Last post by MrDude_1
Check your local hardware store. Especially the non-Home Depot/Lowe's, older variety. I needed a heavy stainless spring for my bicycle's steering damper and I was pleased to see the broad selection at my local Tru-Value hardware store. Much, much cheaper than if you went to a dealership for it.

Your bicycle has a steering dampener?! I'm interested in knowing more about this...

 on: Today at 09:36:05 AM 
Started by ultratoad - Last post by MrDude_1
I have the SM and love it, range is okay but we've talked about that already, I'd be lying if I said I had not thought about buying the MX-R and putting my SM wheels and forks on it, how bada$$ would that be, illegal as heck on the street but they'd have to catch me:)  I was getting caught up in all the new specs on the MX-R, which are great but I took the bike out yesterday and am still thrilled with the performance from the old girl...
I'm curious to know why you think it would be illegal.

 on: Today at 08:19:20 AM 
Started by Rovi - Last post by Alan Stewart
That seat looks incredibly uncomfortable.

 on: Today at 07:21:14 AM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by Doug S
Latest: They want to ship it up to Scotts Valley to rebuild the monolith, after the dealer has replaced the MBB, the DC-DC converter, and the BMS. It's clearly a case of "replace everything until it works" at this point. I've told the shop to hold off until Zero confirms that they're going to ship the bike and perform the work under warranty and at their expense, since the monolith was rebuilt by them less than a year ago. Of course, they can't confirm anything until Tuesday, since the factory is closed this weekend and the dealership is closed on Monday.

@Ashveratu and Gborgan: My bike had no major expenses at 10k, either (though the rear shock was about to fail for the first time). But 10k doesn't qualify as 'reliable'. The automotive standard has long been 100k miles before major expenses, and honestly, that's pretty easy these days. Again, I realize it's a young company and a non-mature technology. It still hurts to get bitten, and I (an EE, remember, with some insight into the industry) remain convinced that far better can be achieved with the technology of the day. That's why the hardware and firmware failures are so unforgivable.

But I agree with Burton. My first and still main instinct is to ride the bike until it can't be ridden any more, in the name of beta-testing if nothing else. Zero needs to learn what makes their bikes less reliable in the high-mileage cases, and that can only be done in the field, probably by customers. In addition, I do believe that fixing the old stuff is almost always cheaper than buying new stuff, so that's what I"m going to pursue. When I'm convinced there's not a nickel's worth of value in the bike, I'll be comfortable disposing of it and getting a new one, or maybe it'll be time to retire from motorcycling entirely.

 on: Today at 07:02:36 AM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by NEW2elec
Interesting with the Brammos thanks for sharing.  As a non programing guy I've never thought firmware needed to be changed.  No new things are going on.  Same speed, torque, and chargers as when it left the factory.
Companies wanting to lower your access to your full battery (ala Apple) to make sure it lasts past warranty is a concern for any EV owner.  I hope we don't have to deal with that as a confirmed issue as that could get ugly.

That being said it's 72F in Atlanta and just did about 85 miles from two riding legs and there is still no better or more relaxing ride than an electric motorcycle.

 on: Today at 05:47:41 AM 
Started by evtricity - Last post by Richard230
The Dunlop GP300, which is coming on many 250-400 cc motorcycles this year, seems to be highly thought of by the magazine reviewers.

 on: Today at 05:45:23 AM 
Started by togo - Last post by Richard230
Togo still beat the rest of us to Alice's Restaurant.   :-[

 on: Today at 05:42:13 AM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by Ashveratu
My 2014 Empulse is still going strong with zero issues, 10k miles. I do have to clean and lube the chain and change the oil every now and then. Sadly, the 2013 Zero I had barely made 2k miles before it entered the shop and never returned.

 on: Today at 05:41:25 AM 
Started by Shocker - Last post by Richard230
Here is another Energica review, this one by Revzilla.  Check out their CEO.   :)

 on: Today at 05:33:53 AM 
Started by Alan Stewart - Last post by Ashveratu
I want one of these to replace my Fiat 124, but there is no room in the garage  :'(

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