Keep riding???

Discussion in 'Vehicle & Transportation' started by NaeKid, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

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    Some videos for you all to see:

    #1[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVMEF3x4GHo]YouTube - ShockingBarack | Brammo[/ame]

    #2[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IcwiDHTADE]YouTube - Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle[/ame]

    #3[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDF2EMjir2k]YouTube - Brammo Empulse Electric Motorcycle -100mph/100mile range[/ame]


    ... and purchase from BestBuy today: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Brammo+...18224467842&skuId=9481615&st=brammo&cp=1&lp=1


    Now - to find a way to charge this thing up via solar-panels, eh?
     
  2. BasecampUSA

    BasecampUSA Sr. Homesteader

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    LOVE IT!!!

    Pricey, but worth it, eh?

    I'm going to check it out....

    Battery life...
    Battery replacement cost...
    Charge rate...
    Available charging stations "underway" (wherever that is)

    Do they have a "chopper" version yet? :D
    -Basey's an old hippie / biker :rolleyes:
     

  3. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

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    An alternative to the Brammo Enertia motorcycle is the Zero Motorcycle - similar concept, but, the Zero was originally built as a dual-sport and then was recreated as a supermotard ..

    ZERO MOTORCYCLES ? The Electric Motorcycle Company - Official Site

    I sat on a Zero at the Calgary motorcycle show a few weeks back. The seat is very stiff, so, I would hope that could change, but, ride-height felt comfortable.

    I asked about solar-charging these beasts, but, it seems that I would need to run 4 panels at 12-volt each and one panel at 6-volt in series to give me the required voltage.

    The only other option that I can see at the moment is to run a bank of batteries to an inverter to get 120-vac and then using the built-in charger to turn that AC back into DC ... a shame if you ask me.
     
  4. BasecampUSA

    BasecampUSA Sr. Homesteader

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    OK Kid! - you got me hooked alright!

    My kind of bike:

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    Big Bear Electric Chopper

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z7H-iDHB7A[/ame]

    Yeahhhh!

    - Basey
    :cool:
     
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  5. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

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    Here is a picture of my bike on the day that I bought it ... it is being converted over to an emergency BOV - my primary being one of my 5 Jeeps in the stable ..
     

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  6. willysman

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    Hey Naeked

    Nice KLR. I have an 88 that is also one of my BOV/GHV's. I live 50 k's from work and ride from spring to fall so mine is being set up with ammo can panniers and has a pelican trunk as well as my BOB on my back or lashed to the back daily.
     
  7. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

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    Willys ... would you happen to be a moderator on another website that I visit regularly and have an ancient Willy's pickup?
     
  8. nj_m715

    nj_m715 www.veggear.blogspot.com

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    Nice. i have a drz400s that I spent too much modding. It has a big bore kit, drz400e cam, carb and ecm. Clutch and kick stand switches bypassed etc. I miss riding it. It was scary fast. I would "carry" the front tire and not know it until I shifted and it touched back down. A little unnerving some times.
     
  9. willysman

    willysman Member

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    Naekid
    Nope not I. I have the name as I used to own a 52 willys M38 modified for extreme offroading and BOV. Unfortunatly I no longer have that Jeep but have just acquired a 77 cj7 project I will be fixing up. The name stuck though as I already was using it on a few forums
     
  10. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

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    Tis alright. There is another Willy's owner near you that moderate's on a KLR-based website ... I thought it was too much of a coincidence - Willy's, KLR650 and from the same general area of Ontario ..
     
  11. Bigdog57

    Bigdog57 Adventurer at large

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    KLR vs. Electric bike.....

    Ride KLR 220 miles, spend ten minutes on gassing, chow and a walk-about, then ride another 220 miles before stopping for the night.

    Electric bike, ride 100 miles, find a place to plug 'er in for the night.....

    I'll keep my KLR. Besides, I don't see many electric plugs on the forest trees...... :scratch
     
  12. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

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    Really? You don't grow current-bushes in your neck of the woods? :scratch



    :sssh:
     
  13. efbjr

    efbjr Well-Known Member

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    Nasty...but funny...

    Some hikers with a perverse sense of humor have been know to take an electrical outlet box with them to shelters on the Appalachian Trail and nail them to the wall of the lean-to shelters. They then try not to laugh :sssh: at the reaction of the uninitiated, newbie hikers :scratch when they plug into them and try to recharge their cell phones, Ipods, etc. :gaah: More fun than watching television! :D