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I LOVE my new electric bike!

Discussion in 'Technology / Science' started by tyler.durden, Oct 27, 2013.

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    tyler.durden

    tyler.durden Well-Known Member

    Like a champ! I had to replace the controller box last year, but it was covered under their awesome warranty. I expected the battery pack to show a noticeable decrease in capacity by now, but I haven't noticed any loss. I actually purchased another ebike from the same company so I could cruise around with my kid or a buddy -

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    This one is more of a commuter, and the thing that most attracted me to it was the battery is in the front for better balance, and that freed up the back to install a rack. It's a little more powerful at 600 watts, and has hydrolic brakes that are almost too powerful. I do a lot more biking on a non-motorized Trek now to get more exercise, but it's still fun to take out these bad boys for really long treks across the city...
     
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    tyler.durden

    tyler.durden Well-Known Member

    At 200 pounds, a 500 watt motor should be able to take you up that grade without peddling, albeit slowly (8-10mph). With minimal peddling it would be a breeze. Obviously, the more peddling one does, the farther one can travel. I know my bike can take me about 20 miles with no peddling, I've done it several times, especially riding home tipsy from friends' houses. It's pretty fun to just open the throttle for several blocks at a time, the motor is whisper quiet, kinda like an electric moped. Here's a video that shows its speed with no peddling. I'm trying to find a mechanic that will illegally disable the speed limiter (by law limited to 20mph). Without the limiter I imagine it would easily get past 30mph...




    Here's a 360 video of the bike in action. I fucking love these 360 vids, you can scroll up/down, left/right, anywhere. So cool...

     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    thats cool, i'll look into that.
    i worked at a factory where they made small electric vehicles (g.e.m.), the contollers come in blank and you have to put all the parameters into it, somewhere theres a port to plug into, and all you have to do is change the numbers. we had a small vehicle we used as a garbage truck we'd play with, it would pop the front tires off the ground and snap your head back, but it would drain the batteries pretty quick
    gem-electric-car-01.jpg
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    A great transportation tool for the city, perhaps a bit less so for suburbia. Still looks like a blast and I bet I would still do a fair amount of pedaling even in electric mode- a lot more than I do in my minivan lol
     
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    Freddie Millergogo

    Freddie Millergogo Well-Known Member

    May not sound cool but wear a helmet bro. I know too many examples of people on reg bikes with no helmets having a crash and getting hurt and in one case an older lady died.
     
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    ThaiBaby1

    ThaiBaby1 Well-Known Member

    I am more worried about falling and getting my elbows and knees torn up.
     
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    tyler.durden

    tyler.durden Well-Known Member

    You're preaching to the choir, Freddy. I will never get on a bike and ride without a helmet. I bought a second electric bike and a few different helmets, so whoever rides with me is also required to wear a helmet. Saved my ass just this summer: I was going at a fair clip, about 20mph and made a relatively sharp turn over a a little water on the corner. My bike's tires shot up higher than my head; I landed on my knee and helmet, the bike slid under a truck that stopped. It turned out not to be water, but oil. Derp. My helmet crushed really nice where it bounced off the asphalt, but there wasn't a scratch on my head. I took all the layers of skin off my knee, I could see my knee cap underneath. That skin grew back fine in a couple months, but my head would have been fucked...
     
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    ThaiBaby1

    ThaiBaby1 Well-Known Member

    Shoulda been wearing kneepads too! lol
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I'm satisfied this incident explains your sense of humor. lol

    I have a helmet for my mountain bike and when I rode a motorcycle I wore my bike helmet like a religion. Indeed I had a couple helmets for passengers, too.

    I'm very fortunate not have been involved in any serious motorcycling accidents, but I've been witness to a few. Most were another motorist's fault.
     
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    ThaiBaby1

    ThaiBaby1 Well-Known Member

    I used to ride a moped, I stopped after about the 10th time some idiot driver nearly ran me down.
     
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    DonaldJTrump

    DonaldJTrump Active Member

    nice bike bro

    sadly another year or few these will be regulated to the gills everywhere.

    that will be right around when the price comes down for everyone to afford (how convenient!). It will trend for a while.
     
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    Tim Fox

    Tim Fox Well-Known Member

    i need to strap 2 of those together for my big butt,, hahaha
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I've been seeing more and more Zero electric motorcycles, I saw another one just today. They look plenty nimble and the electric acceleration would be an attractive bonus!
     
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    666888

    666888 Well-Known Member

    Thought you would be more of the moped kind of dude, little green freak that you are
     
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    fridayfishfry

    fridayfishfry Well-Known Member

    This is going to sound like i'm making fun of you but...

    I'd love to ride my electric bike to the gym
     
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    Tim Fox

    Tim Fox Well-Known Member

    I want to ride my electric bike to my motorcycle hahah
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I want to charge my electric vehicles with my solar array and use them as power storage for running my grow op at night.
     
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    dagwood45431

    dagwood45431 Well-Known Member

    They have a lifelong story about a really awesome American they met along the lake one day! You are a true ambassador and just the type of citizen I hope people from abroad run into when they're here! Thank you for you service!
     
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    tyler.durden

    tyler.durden Well-Known Member

    Much more exercise than driving your car ;)
     

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