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flar

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Legal infighting
« on: January 13, 2014, 05:16:40 PM »

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Re: Legal infighting
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 09:47:04 PM »

I hate it when that happens.  Didn't the same thing happen with Zero's founder?  He got the boot by the new owners, but he did have the grace and good sense to just leave and move on to other pursuits, rather than try to sue someone.  You live longer that way.  :)
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Re: Legal infighting
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 04:40:21 AM »

I hate it when that happens.  Didn't the same thing happen with Zero's founder?  He got the boot by the new owners, but he did have the grace and good sense to just leave and move on to other pursuits, rather than try to sue someone.  You live longer that way.  :)

It's also possible that he saw the direction the company was moving in - heavier, more powerful bikes - and decided it was no longer for him.

The 2006 Electricross Drift weighed about 150 pounds.

The 2014 Zero SR ZF14.2 weighs 444 pounds.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/23/local/la-me-helicopter-20120423

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A trim man with a passion for rock climbing and samurai swords, Saiki sold his house in 2006 to start Zero Motorcycles, a pioneering manufacturer of electric cycles in Santa Cruz. In a management shake-up last year, he left Zero, saying he wanted to spend more time with his four children ages 1 to 11. He also announced — unsurprisingly, to those who knew him — that he intended to build a human-powered helicopter.

"I've always wanted to go back and have another try at it," Saiki said. "Now I've got the time, and I don't have the day-to-day financial pressures."
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Re: Legal infighting
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 04:26:30 PM »

So has he given up on his cargo bike?

http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=3209.msg16527#msg16527

IIRC he posted on EMF a while ago about this venture.
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Re: Legal infighting
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 06:39:37 PM »

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Re: Legal infighting
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 10:43:50 AM »

The 2014 Zero SR ZF14.2 weighs 444 pounds.

There is no such thing as a ZF14.2 ...
Do you mean an 11.4 with a power tank?

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Re: Legal infighting
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 10:48:06 AM »

I mean the 5 module Zero, yes.
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Re: Legal infighting
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2014, 08:48:13 PM »

The owners manual refers to the 5 module power pack bike as a ZF14.2, fwiw.

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