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Old 09-22-2012, 10:24 AM   #21556
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Ballistic EV02 Battery

Just finished installing this little battery in the DRZ.
Bought it at R&R racing after noticing the original 4+ year old battery seemed to be losing its authority spinnin the engine over.
Charge was good on the old battery @ 13+ volts, but just didn't seem to have the muscle anymore.



This battery doesn't even weigh a pound (13.6 oz). Don't know what the original weighed but it was quite a bit more.
Wasn't a drop-in install because of cable lengths.
Should have made pictures of the process, but its too easy to bother explaining.
Took me a little over a hour after a trip to the automotive supply to get a bit red and black #8 wire, some connectors and heat shrink tubing.
A sanitary install and not a problem for anyone with basic skills.



Anybody planning to change to this battery in the future and find they need a few pieces/parts/#8 wire, contact me for some leftovers I have.

DRZ spins over like a BOSS now!
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:10 PM   #21557
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Battery Bikes

I have been predicting the takeover of battery bikes for some time now. These new small light weight batteries are another indicator that the next move in bikes if full battery power, silent, clean, and simple.

Varrrrrrooooommmmm with be a thing of the past...
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #21558
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Eek whrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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I have been predicting the takeover of battery bikes for some time now. These new small light weight batteries are another indicator that the next move in bikes if full battery power, silent, clean, and simple.

Varrrrrrooooommmmm with be a thing of the past...
KTM is operating a prototype electric m/c now, and there are a couple in the US, with a fair number of "homebuilts" on YouTube. I agree--it is probably coming. I am absolutely positive I will sorely miss the sound and smell of a well-running 2 stroke...

Scary because they can be as fast as a regular m/c with an IC engine, BUT SILENT. Not sure I like the idea of somebody coming up on me at Mach 2 in virtual SILENCE. I am wondering if they will have some type of fake engine noise...
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #21559
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KTM is operating a prototype electric m/c now, and there are a couple in the US, with a fair number of "homebuilts" on YouTube. I agree--it is probably coming. I am absolutely positive I will sorely miss the sound and smell of a well-running 2 stroke...

Scary because they can be as fast as a regular m/c with an IC engine, BUT SILENT. Not sure I like the idea of somebody coming up on me at Mach 2 in virtual SILENCE. I am wondering if they will have some type of fake engine noise...

198 pounds, 30-ish horsepower, 90 minutes riding time... ~$13,000

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Old 09-22-2012, 02:44 PM   #21560
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I am wondering if they will have some type of fake engine noise...
iPhone has an APP for that !





So it Spec in the morning huh.... dust may be involved...

Im ready...
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:43 PM   #21561
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What else...
Sunday at Spec Pond 8AM roll out. Lay tracks for the trot and hit some single track.

One tank ride.
See you at the pond.........Sunday
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:07 PM   #21562
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SO....my "Colorado Ride the Range 2012" video is finally complete and up on Youtube.
Vic, you are already on the list since I had your email address already.
Watched it twice. Awesome vid and ride...

Thanks for sharing....
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:15 PM   #21563
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Blackwater ride

Gimmee has offered to help me get acquainted with my new ride, so we're riding Blackwater in the morning. All are welcome to ride along, post up or PM me if interested.

Got in a quick test ride this afternoon.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:44 PM   #21564
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Sorry guys, I have to bail tomorrow. Will see you all next time.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:30 AM   #21565
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man great ride at spec pond today! good bunch of folks. just what i needed to get back into it. it was impressive how we all stayed within speed limits and rode the numbers and we all made it back with no issues...
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:07 AM   #21566
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Did about 70 miles with Gimmee this morning, beautiful day to try out the new bike.





We're right about here.



Hunters are out in the woods and of course, spiders.

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Old 09-23-2012, 11:16 AM   #21567
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Nice bike Brett!

Congrats.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:23 AM   #21568
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Nice bike Brett!

Congrats.
Thanks Eloy, feels like I'm cheating on this thing.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:33 AM   #21569
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feels like I'm cheating on this thing.


bitch, I told you!
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:03 PM   #21570
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Thanks Eloy, feels like I'm cheating on this thing.
You've come a Looooong way (motorcycle type) since the Honda Trials bike @ sweatfest II stayin hot on our tails that day.

Now you got da doomsday machine!

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