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Old 02-05-2015, 12:08 PM   #1
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Electric Motion EM 5.7 electric trials bike

met with this guy who's had an EM 5.7 electric trials bike for over a year now and he loves it. kind of tempted to get one, my main concern was battery life but he reckons he's never run out in a competition....

unfortunately didn't get to ride it as he broke the rear sprocket against a rock just before he was going to hand it over to me.

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Old 02-05-2015, 02:18 PM   #2
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Sign me up, that's awesome! I'll give up my GasGas for and EleEle?!
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Old 02-05-2015, 02:35 PM   #3
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:09 PM   #4
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Wow, I could use one of these in my back yard and wouldn't offend the neighbours.

Any specifications on these, B1? Do we know how much these will be in Australia?
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:09 PM   #5
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Rode one last year.Not having to think about clutch or gear is a big advantage.The one I tried was in novice mode (lowest power) and that's all I needed.Thought I would miss the sound.Not an issue at all.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:31 PM   #6
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We`ve seen more than one electric bike catch fire on the loop! Which equals how many gas powered bikes I`ve seen catch fire in my 43 years of trials. I believe you had posted something similar before.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:35 PM   #7
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$500 electric fat tire bike

This deal ends tomorrow: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/storm-electric-bike

Check it out. Could be something, could be nothing...
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:14 PM   #8
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I got a short ride on one recently. Fascinating bike, it was set up for a novice and I think it would be a huge advantage in lower level sections. It would take me a while for me to learn to ride one, but I think I'd like it.
Lineaway, I've only been riding Trials for 20 years and I've seen at least a couple of Trials bikes catch on fire, always on very long climbs. I haven't seen 2 electric Trials bikes yet.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:38 AM   #9
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70 Kg wet = ~155 lbs. That's attractive.

I wonder how clean the recharging power source needs to be. I saw, in the video, that you can recharge from a solar array but what about a small generator or from your transport vehicle?
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:50 AM   #10
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I dont think batteries require super pure sine wave supply's, I think they are more sensitive to how much current you pump in (heat) and over voltage thresholds.

That said, there are plenty of "clean" generators on the market that support the RV industry, and the delicate electronics in some of the motor homes.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:43 AM   #11
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Lineaway, I've only been riding Trials for 20 years and I've seen at least a couple of Trials bikes catch on fire, always on very long climbs. I haven't seen 2 electric Trials bikes yet.
Seven years of trials, three electric bike sightings (two of them Hannah's!), no fires yet!
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:58 AM   #12
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Both fires was from Hanna`s dad!
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:48 AM   #13
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Wow, I could use one of these in my back yard and wouldn't offend the neighbours. Any specifications on these, B1? Do we know how much these will be in Australia?
the electric motion website here would probably have heaps of info nev, although lots of the info is in french.

i heard prices are on par with other trials bikes, around $10,000? got me keen for a test ride, back yard practice hear i come.

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70 Kg wet = ~155 lbs. That's attractive.... I wonder how clean the recharging power source needs to be. I saw, in the video, that you can recharge from a solar array but what about a small generator or from your transport vehicle?
don't know about that side of things bronco. this guy says he's always had power left over after a comp, but a big day of freestyle riding could see the need for a recharge.
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:18 AM   #14
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met with this guy who's had an EM 5.7 electric trials bike for over a year now and he loves it. kind of tempted to get one, my main concern was battery life but he reckons he's never run out in a competition....

unfortunately didn't get to ride it as he broke the rear sprocket against a rock just before he was going to hand it over to me.

Has anyone in the NW seen one of the DIGIT electric trials motorcycles its made in Ashland, OR by Schless Engineering?.
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:58 PM   #15
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Has anyone in the NW seen one of the DIGIT electric trials motorcycles its made in Ashland, OR by Schless Engineering?.

must be very new, i could only find a small website but nothing from owners.

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