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Old 08-03-2011, 08:44 AM   #48
oregoncoast
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Well, I got to ride Luke's electric bike yesterday -

BTW, I like the name "Luke's Lectrics" with a nod to the classic brand, Lucas Electrics.

His bike is really a functioning bike. Throttle control was very predictable, and he spent some time going slow, through a trials sections, just to see how it would go. When you want to go..and you twist the throttle..it just GOES!!!

Because he built it on a real dirt bike platform, and he's managed to keep the weight where a similar gas MX'er would be, it just feels right. Battery life was shorter than he would have wanted...and he mentioned something about slop in the throttle, but I didn't think it was an issue....Luke has done an amazing job with this thing.

Here's some video of the bike in action:

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