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Old 08-03-2011, 04:42 PM   #53
Luke OP
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So like the video (thanks OC!) shows, the first test went pretty well. What I wasn't able to video was riding on the singletrack. That went even better, it's faster than my XR400, mostly due to being 70 pounds lighter. Unfortunately, the range wasn't so good. Riding around in the trials garden was fine, but I took it up some fairly steep singletrack and the batteries went from fresh to flat in about a mile.

Nothing got hot- the motor was a little warm even with some of it's cooling holes taped over to keep mud out. The controller may have gotten a little warm, but I didn't notice that anything else heated up.

So, back to work.
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