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Justin Andrews

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Prepping for my first touring run.
« on: May 28, 2015, 06:58:24 PM »

I'm planning for my first 240(ish) mile round trip on my 2013 Zero-S in mid July.

That's a run from Lutterworth to Tretower in Wales and back.
In order to do this, I'm ordering a Elcon charger from Hollywood Electrics, and a Mennekes Type 2 adapter. Its not a Terry style trip by any stretch of the imagination, however this will be my very first run outside the range of a single charge that I'll have done.

Quite excited.
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Erasmo

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Re: Prepping for my first touring run.
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 07:47:36 PM »

One of the lucky few in the UK to own a Zero. Do you already know where you're gonna charge?
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Re: Prepping for my first touring run.
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 08:58:14 PM »

Good luck and have a great trip! 

I'm planning my own 4-5,000km summer trip and it's very exciting!  Planning ahead is obviously important. 

Give yourself extra time to find the chargers and set up your charging system.  There always seems to be something that comes up that takes up your time.
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Re: Prepping for my first touring run.
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2015, 09:24:25 PM »

The first time you take your Zero past the "point of no return" is definitely an exciting one! Once you realize you can no longer just turn around and make it home without charging you are taking your electric motorcycle riding to the next level. In the US, Plugshare is the best app for locating charging stations. If the charger you are going to charge at is commonly used it isn't very stressful. But if you need to use a charger that no one has checked in at for over a year or two and there are no other options close by that can be REALLY exciting!
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Justin Andrews

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Re: Prepping for my first touring run.
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2015, 09:54:12 PM »

One of the lucky few in the UK to own a Zero. Do you already know where you're gonna charge?

Yep, I was planning at charging at Stratford and Hereford, with emergency charging locations sketched out on the route between stops (in case of charger post failure)
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Re: Prepping for my first touring run.
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2015, 10:17:51 PM »

One of the lucky few in the UK to own a Zero. Do you already know where you're gonna charge?

Yep, I was planning at charging at Stratford and Hereford, with emergency charging locations sketched out on the route between stops (in case of charger post failure)
A quick look at plugshare shows a decent amount on chargers in that area.
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Re: Prepping for my first touring run.
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 12:47:40 AM »

What  ampage can you charge at?
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Justin Andrews

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Re: Prepping for my first touring run.
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2015, 03:49:54 AM »

I'm planning about 16amps, 3.7kW
I'm ordering one of the Elcons from Hollywood Electrics
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Re: Prepping for my first touring run.
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2015, 11:06:08 AM »

Justin, you're welcome to visit/charge if you're down Monmouth way..
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Re: Prepping for my first touring run.
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2015, 12:21:28 AM »

I can easily pass through Monmouth. :)
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Re: Prepping for my first touring run.
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2015, 03:57:57 AM »

I'll DM my contact details.
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