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Re: Zero DSR, Germany
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2016, 02:00:25 AM »

Very nice and congratulations on the DSR.  I love mine!  It really is an off-road king.  Love the mods! 

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Re: Zero DSR, Germany
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2016, 12:58:31 AM »

Hi again,

today I measured the lenght and the angle of the mentioned ascend:
about 22° / 40.4% ; 200 meters at all - nearly impossible under wet conditions but no problem with the DSR when it's dry ...

climbing, Zero DSR, Kendy Engelke, Germany, black, electric, electro, green, energy
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Re: Zero DSR, Germany
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2016, 09:10:06 PM »

Another nice sunday to drive electric ...  :) :)
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Re: Zero DSR, Germany
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2016, 01:15:41 AM »

Good news in Germany:

the tax exemption for electric vehicles was just extended from 5 years to 10 years.

So, let's raise a glass or two to that ;D 🍻
« Last Edit: October 26, 2016, 01:21:18 AM by vfx »
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Re: Zero DSR, Germany
« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2016, 10:36:20 PM »

Did you know that:

https://youtu.be/OBmn60rE03o

I didn't know exactly how easy the Zero's are build up.
Astonishing ...  :)
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Re: Zero DSR, Germany 🇩🇪
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2016, 03:23:23 AM »

Today I installed the original rain guard (additional rear fender).
I'll try to make some pics tomorrow at daylight.
The whole bike looks better with this addon from behind.
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Re: Zero DSR, Germany
« Reply #36 on: December 25, 2016, 08:13:31 AM »

TPMS and Navi (iPhone SE) installed;

Night view  :)

Hi VFX,
What's the other round indicator that shows 13.5 /17 ?

And can you post a link of the TPMS, or tell us the make and model?

Nice setup.

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Re: Zero DSR, Germany 🇩🇪
« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2016, 12:03:08 AM »

Hello,

the TPMS manufacturer is Steelmate, the model is TP-90:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Steelmate-DIY-TP-90-LED-TPMS-Motorrad-Reifendruckkontrollsystem-mit-2-Sensoren-/201659092604?hash=item2ef3d18e7c:g:Gc0AAOSw8oFXyV1G

The other indicators are air temperature (red) and voltage display built into an USB power plug (to charge the iPhone and use it as navigation system) like this:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Auto-12-24V-Digital-Voltmeter-und-Thermometer-Zigarettenanzunder-USB-Ladegerat-/282098610251?hash=item41ae63304b:g:Y-oAAOSwImRYFvUm

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Re: Zero DSR, Germany 🇩🇪
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2016, 11:10:11 AM »

Hello,

the TPMS manufacturer is Steelmate, the model is TP-90:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Steelmate-DIY-TP-90-LED-TPMS-Motorrad-Reifendruckkontrollsystem-mit-2-Sensoren-/201659092604?hash=item2ef3d18e7c:g:Gc0AAOSw8oFXyV1G


The other indicators are air temperature (red) and voltage display built into an USB power plug (to charge the iPhone and use it as navigation system) like this:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Auto-12-24V-Digital-Voltmeter-und-Thermometer-Zigarettenanzunder-USB-Ladegerat-/282098610251?hash=item41ae63304b:g:Y-oAAOSwImRYFvUm


Vfx,
Thanks for the links.
I found it after all, the TPMS that is.

The other indicator makes sense too.

I'll get my brand new DSR in about 2 weeks. Can't wait.
I will get this or maybe another TPMS.
People say that you cannot have different warning thresholds for front and rear on this one.

I found this one that looks good too:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GGMDBFG/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_20?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A33TCMZEAWOM9U


I'll replicate your tool box in swing arm. Very good idea.

Check out these cases, I saw them mounted on a bike and they are so low profile that it's as if you have nothing on the bike yet good storage for essentials.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003JH7ZJK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

driver7

By the way, I am German from Duesseldorf. Lived in the US for 20 years.
How is the acceptance of electrical bikes in Germany ?


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Re: Zero DSR, Germany 🇩🇪
« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2016, 12:13:37 AM »

Well, I regularly "watch" statistics of the "Kraftfahrt Bundesamt" regarding new registrations of electric motorcycles at all and the numbers of registring Zero's in detail.

Here's a link:
http://www.kba.de/DE/Statistik/Fahrzeuge/Neuzulassungen/Umwelt/umwelt_node.html

In 2015 there were approximately only 100 new Zero's registrated in Germany - after all.
But - logically - numbers are raising ...
I'll make a study of the progress and will report this.

Thanks for getting to know you :-)

Greets from NRW / Germany.

KE
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Re: Zero DSR, Germany 🇩🇪
« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2016, 03:07:36 AM »

Additional post:

For my purpose the thresholds of 1.70 bar are both ideal -> with that pressure you can go easly another 100 miles (if the pressure isn't descending further) and safety is ensured too.
I prefere a little lower air pressure for more grip - even in winter conditions.
Thats why this TPMS fits my personal needs very well.
And the alarm sound is quite good.

I just bought a much more mobile air compressor than my old one.
The new one weighs under 10 kg and with a 6 litre tank volume it's always enough for adjusting car or bike tire pressure. So from now on I always check my bike BEFORE driving after it has been unused for a while.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/201323922414?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Re: Zero DSR, Germany 🇩🇪
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2016, 01:58:15 PM »

Additional post:

For my purpose the thresholds of 1.70 bar are both ideal -> with that pressure you can go easly another 100 miles (if the pressure isn't descending further) and safety is ensured too.
I prefere a little lower air pressure for more grip - even in winter conditions.
Thats why this TPMS fits my personal needs very well.
And the alarm sound is quite good.

I just bought a much more mobile air compressor than my old one.
The new one weighs under 10 kg and with a 6 litre tank volume it's always enough for adjusting car or bike tire pressure. So from now on I always check my bike BEFORE driving after it has been unused for a while.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/201323922414?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT




Hi KE,

Thanks for the link to the Kraftfahrt Bundesamt.
I had no idea that they make this information public.

I appreciate your posts about the stuff you put on your bike.
I seriously had no idea that there are TPMS for bikes out there.
I am a bit allergic to vehicle automation, since it makes us people even more stupid and complacent.
But.... after 32 years of riding and also maintaining my bikes and cars maybe I deserve a bit of the convenience of seeing the tire pressure at a glace.
It is safer that is for sure too.
I'll buy the pressure system as soon as I receive my bike in about two weeks from now.

Check out the video link on this webpage about the PV market.
http://thesolarinstitute.org/solar-power/
It is an old report, but still informative.
I had no idea that Germany is such a leader in PV. Well, maybe not anymore, since this report was from just after 2000 I think.

I have a similar small compressor for tires etc.
I don't know if you know this, but the US is retarded when it comes to one of the most important safety aspects of motor vehicles.
Nationwide, gas stations don't offer air for free anymore, instead, they contracted air out to companies that set up air coin and card air machines.

They are mostly broken, so I see at least one or two cars in front of me every day with low tire pressure.
It's already hard enought to get car drivers to check their tire pressure, but it became evern harder now that most air machines are still coin only machines, and who nowadays has still coins in their pockets.
It is so aggravating that I wanted to write the authorities, but I am tired to fight stupidity in our society.

The one good thing though, most modern cars come with TPMS now.
I do believe that an early adoption of TPSMs would have prevented more traffic fatalities than air bags, since they would have prevented roll overs due to blown tires in the first place.
But that is just my humble opinion.

But I digressed..... 

Take care and I'll see you around and all of you here in the forum.

Thanks for all your input and sharing.

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Re: Zero DSR, Germany 🇩🇪 🏍 🔌
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2016, 05:27:53 PM »

I'm glad that my car has already TPMS although it's nearly 10 years old.
In Germany TPMS for new cars is mandatory since 3 years.
Even at long rides driven with a loaded trailer a TPMS is that safety feature.
I don't wanna miss it.
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Re: Zero DSR, Germany 🇩🇪 🏍 🔌
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2016, 07:19:10 PM »

TPMS on a car makes some sense, but on a bike? Can you not tell when the tyre pressure isn't right? I find even 2-3 PSI makes an immediately noticeable difference to the handling - especially on the front. It just feels wrong way before it actually has an effect on safety or handling.
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Re: Zero DSR, Germany 🇩🇪 🏍 🔌
« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2017, 12:30:48 AM »

TPMS on a car makes some sense, but on a bike? Can you not tell when the tyre pressure isn't right? I find even 2-3 PSI makes an immediately noticeable difference to the handling - especially on the front. It just feels wrong way before it actually has an effect on safety or handling.

Fred,

I think you are right, but... what I am looking forward to is not having to ride away from my garage just to find out after a 0.4 miles or so that I need to go back and refill my tires.
I am too lazy to check my tire pressure before each and every ride. But I agree, although I must admit that 2-3 psi I cannot feel. I can feel 5-10 only and that after 32 years of riding, shame on me I guess. 32 years with only one crash (I was overlooked by a u-turning car) though, that counts for something :)

Oh well, that brings up the question.... crap, I think the tires need to spin first for the system to pick up on that pressure. I never understood why that is, ok, you got me, I'd have to ride back then as well to refill.

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