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ZEROCOOL

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New rider from Kansas
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:49:56 PM »

Hi I just joined from Topeka Kansas purchase the 2017 zero fxs in April have three thousand miles on it.
Been riding for many years but in 08 i got hit buy a motorhome so i have a lot of injuries that limit how far and long i can ride anymore. This is one of the reasons I started looking at zero motorcycles. I'm a bit heavy 230 lb 6'4. Between City and 50 mph Highway roads I get about 45-50 miles with around 30% battery left, I usually don't below 30% if I can. Only had one problem with it so far when I received the motorcycle it had a damaged belt and was replaced free of charge.

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Re: New rider from Kansas
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 07:35:15 AM »

Very nice bike.  Glad to hear you are enjoying it.  But sorry to hear about you accident.  Glad you hear you are back riding again.   I wish you many happy miles with your Zero.
    I'm like you.  Just picked up a Zero this year also.  I am enjoying it a lot.  it felt weird being on my IC bike again after 1.5 months riding the zero everyday.  Starting to add the miles on even though its getting cooler. 
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Re: New rider from Kansas
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 10:45:51 PM »

Awesome.  Good to have you on the forum.  Glad you can get that range with 30% left over (I'm almost your weight and height). Not freeway, I assume.
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Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

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Re: New rider from Kansas
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 12:18:57 AM »

Oh, and speaking of ZEROCOOL, have you seen Zero Below Zero?

It's a blog and a book about cold weather riding with a Zero.
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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.

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Re: New rider from Kansas
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 12:56:12 AM »

Very nice bike.  Glad to hear you are enjoying it.  But sorry to hear about you accident.  Glad you hear you are back riding again.   I wish you many happy miles with your Zero.
    I'm like you.  Just picked up a Zero this year also.  I am enjoying it a lot.  it felt weird being on my IC bike again after 1.5 months riding the zero everyday.  Starting to add the miles on even though its getting cooler.
Thanks , I actually wanted the DSR untel Zero came out with the FXS i'm tall so the DSR was a better choice just a bit more than I wanted to spend. The 2016 FXS had a few issues that concerned me like the overheating but the 2017 sold me on. My Zero dealership is 1 1/2 hours away I put cash down in November and they finally got it in april.. Only issue I have is range, there are a couple lakes around here I like to ride to and if the temperature, wind and a few other conditions were right I should be able to make it home with probably a little less than 10% battery left. Thats just to close for me. Now the 2018 FXS shows it can go 10 miles further._ hmmmm. That should definitely make my ride to the lakes and back.
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Re: New rider from Kansas
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 01:45:12 AM »

Awesome.  Good to have you on the forum.  Glad you can get that range with 30% left over (I'm almost your weight and height). Not freeway, I assume.
Thanks, no not freeway but I do take it frequently on 70 mph highways only about 30 miles total. always 50% or more left. Never have seen the 90 miles
estimated on the display, mine is always been 77.5 estimated. have not been 50 miles on it yet but I have logged most all my rides this summer, best 1 written down is 44.5 miles
27% battery at end of ride.  It's about half 50mph and half city speeds. I use Rever app to record my rides just wish it could be used with a gopro it helps me figure  my routes 
and how far I can ride. I ride the same routes over several times but each time I put a waypoint or marker  at streets every 3 miles and write down my battery % at each. After done
this several times I can look at the rides I recorded and have an average what my battery % should be at every time I pass streets I marked  this down at, it's good only if I
use the same routes but helps me figure how much further I can add to that route. :)
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Re: New rider from Kansas
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 01:51:49 AM »

Oh, and speaking of ZEROCOOL, have you seen Zero Below Zero?

It's a blog and a book about cold weather riding with a Zero.
not sure but I have seen maybe on youtube or somewhere about somone testing a Zero FX in Duluth Mn and I lived
in Minnesota years ago, some friends and I used to go to Duluth in winter to race RC cars. Years ago  ;D
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Re: New rider from Kansas
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 05:14:56 AM »

Oh, and speaking of ZEROCOOL, have you seen Zero Below Zero?

It's a blog and a book about cold weather riding with a Zero.
not sure but I have seen maybe on youtube or somewhere about somone testing a Zero FX in Duluth Mn and I lived
in Minnesota years ago, some friends and I used to go to Duluth in winter to race RC cars. Years ago  ;D
The Aerostitch folks equipped it with studded tires and a battery heater (and of course, a chrome skull with lighted red eyes) and took turns riding it all winter.

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Re: New rider from Kansas
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2017, 06:37:50 AM »

Oh, and speaking of ZEROCOOL, have you seen Zero Below Zero?

It's a blog and a book about cold weather riding with a Zero.
not sure but I have seen maybe on youtube or somewhere about somone testing a Zero FX in Duluth Mn and I lived
in Minnesota years ago, some friends and I used to go to Duluth in winter to race RC cars. Years ago  ;D
The Aerostitch folks equipped it with studded tires and a battery heater (and of course, a chrome skull with lighted red eyes) and took turns riding it all winter.

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yep I remember it now..they made a battery heater like in their jackets kept the bike outside and never washed it.
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