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Erasmo

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Re: What do we want for 2019?
« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2018, 06:02:38 PM »

I wonder why they haven't upgraded their lighting to full LED yet. I'm a simple man... and it annoys me that an electric bike is *burning* filament to generate light. :p
To keep the cost down. If you're dead set on LED you can always change the bulb yourself.
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Re: What do we want for 2019?
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2018, 03:01:52 AM »

1) Service manual (here's the Alta manual for reference)
2) 4.0 FX brick
3) 'Port out' the MBB and/or controller to allow 3rd-party development (with Zero's permission, of course)
    of features like throttle maps, traction control, reverse, powerband simulation, etc., with the eventual
    goal of offering dealer-installed upgrades covered by warranty.

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Re: What do we want for 2019?
« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2018, 03:59:31 AM »

I did the 250 plus a couple times. An adventure each time. I am planning to go to ReFuel in Monterey in June.
Debating on towing SR or riding it. Still a Challenge to get from Primm ( state line ) to Victorville. Once there,
charge time is the only issue. Before Victorville, charge time is a MAJOR issue. I have  QuiQ and Elcon external
chargers but no Y cable so can charge at about 4KW per hour max. Don't have the money to spring for SuperCharger
and too cheap to spring for the Y cable. Neither of those options would really help between Primm and Victorville.
From what I hear, RV parks are becoming more EV friendly these days so that would help with that section.
We'll see

For others' info:

Refuel at Laguna Seca is
June 29, 2018 - 9:00am - July 1, 2018 - 6:30pm
according to
http://www.mazdaraceway.com/track-rental/refuel-speed-ventures

I'll try to head there too.  Last year there were at least 3 people from SF and at least a couple dozen from zero factory/scotts valley/santa cruz area.
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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: What do we want for 2019?
« Reply #48 on: February 09, 2018, 04:55:29 PM »

I second this optional “ludicrous mode.”
Just got an SR and don’t like that initial lag when taking off. Maybe because I was used to an fz09 where you had to always back off the throttle to keep the front wheel down.

Other minor things would be keyless start and outdoor temp gauge


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Re: What do we want for 2019?
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2018, 10:54:23 AM »

1) Service manual (here's the Alta manual for reference)
2) 4.0 FX brick
3) 'Port out' the MBB and/or controller to allow 3rd-party development (with Zero's permission, of course)
    of features like throttle maps, traction control, reverse, powerband simulation, etc., with the eventual
    goal of offering dealer-installed upgrades covered by warranty.

Ray

For the "Port out", yesterday i came across this site that claims to have this new diagnostics cable
http://shop.ecmcables.com/tuning-cables/Zero-Electric-Motorcycle-Tuning-OBDII-to-USB-Cables/Diagnostics-USB-Cable-for-ZERO-Motorcycles
I have a bit of a starting problem and I was wondering if any one tried this out yet?
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Re: What do we want for 2019?
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2018, 11:00:40 AM »

As it stands I dont think we will ever see anything we really want from zero as a manufacturer, so I believe we should just go ahead and make it ourselves, my next big project for my bike will be a cruiser style fairing, haven't decided on materials or mounting yet however.

In a few years, I will also replace the batteries in the stack with graphene lithium.
I'm still searching for a cost effective way to add more batteries until then.

Ultimately I'd love to just rip the bike apart and redesign it into something between the bike from akira and a monotracer.
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Re: What do we want for 2019?
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2018, 09:02:52 PM »

You can make your own cable https://zeromanual.com/index.php/How_to_build_a_cable_to_access_the_MBB The OBD connector also has CANbus, that cable is a serial port connection. It won't tell you much that you can't see in log files https://zeromanual.com/index.php/Official_Mobile_Application
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Re: What do we want for 2019?
« Reply #52 on: February 19, 2018, 02:44:54 PM »

A move to 200V+ battery pack so that we can utilise CCS DC fast charging (and allows for more performance within the existing cable current constraints).

Energica built CCS fast charging into their bike from day one. If they and every EV manufacturer can do 200V+ safely, then so can Zero.
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Re: What do we want for 2019?
« Reply #53 on: February 23, 2018, 07:38:23 PM »

I'd like a better dealer network as i really would like to buy a zero but when i see all the problems some of you have, i NEED a dealer in my city, not 250km far away.
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Re: What do we want for 2019?
« Reply #54 on: February 23, 2018, 08:34:05 PM »

What do I REALLY want for 2019?

A proper, professional Software QA team at Zero.  Actually, I'd like that to happen sooner than 2019.
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