Electric Motion (EM) Trials Bikes

Discussion in 'Electric Motorcycles' started by motobene, May 3, 2016.

  1. Pittbull

    Pittbull Old Dog learning new tricks

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    2017-10-26 17.24.30.jpg This bike has been working out brilliantly. I'm able to play around on my local forest trails that are literally a few seconds ride from my garage door. Sure wish the battery lasted longer though.
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  2. 10K

    10K Trail Runner

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    There in lies the rub. Limited riding time.
  3. Kyler

    Kyler Confused Hack Nut

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    now that we've seen your backyard, you realize we all now hate you? :lol3
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  4. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    I wanna see how far you can ride that river up stream.
  5. Pittbull

    Pittbull Old Dog learning new tricks

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    I spend a good deal of time scoping out that river. Issue was there was no way in that didn't involve going through a 3+ foot deep pocket or jumping it. It's been raining a lot lately and the river is deeper with faster running water than it looks, would have been a huge fail.
    I'm no stranger to water up here...
    This video gets interesting about the 5min mark.

  6. Pittbull

    Pittbull Old Dog learning new tricks

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    So the battery on my EM Sport seems to be getting worse all the time. I don't know the true history of this battery or how long it may have sat without a full charge. Like I may have mentioned, this bike had less than 15 some odd hours on it and several owners before me. None of them really rode the bike so there is a good chance that the battery was abused. Would there be a worenty on this thing? If not how much would it cost me for a new one?
  7. BobBillyard

    BobBillyard Adventurer

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    Start by submitted a warranty or repair report and EM will get in touch and sort your issue out. cheers
  8. Pittbull

    Pittbull Old Dog learning new tricks

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    Enjoyed an hour out in the snow yesterday
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  9. DyrWolf

    DyrWolf Been here awhile

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    This video really made me want to get to BC but for some reason with my mountain bike. Maybe it's just so beautiful I want to slow down and see it better.
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  10. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    BC looks like a beautiful place, but I would hate all the rainy weather. Lived in Portland for awhile as a little kid and remember the wet season well.
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  11. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD!

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    I'm not sure if south central BC is considered desert, if not it's very close.
  12. Pittbull

    Pittbull Old Dog learning new tricks

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    Down on the wet coast we do indeed get a ton of rain but seldom any real snow or extreme high temps so we can ride at least 90% of the year. That is very tough to beat. I'd rather ride in the wet than the extreme heat any day of the week.
    And yes, the south central area of BC is desert.
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  13. Pittbull

    Pittbull Old Dog learning new tricks

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  14. Plawa

    Plawa dןǝɥ puǝs

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    Thanks for all the info here guys, I read all 11 pages... I'm an OK dirtbike rider, lately I have been trying more and more of slow technical stuff so I'm naturally looking into getting a trials bike.. There's a 2015 EM Sport with a 2017 25Ah battery for sale a couple miles from my house, any reason why that would be a bad idea for a novice trials rider?

    Btw I came across the video of the guy explaining the progressive clutch, there are EN subtitles now .. he speaks Czech, I happen to be Czech so I emailed him to see what the price is and whether it's still available. I'll let you know if he comes back to me.

    I'm in AZ now, might be back in Europe next year so having a (near) silent bike would definitely expand my riding options quite dramatically..
  15. Plawa

    Plawa dןǝɥ puǝs

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    Got a response from the seller, the progressive clutch is still available for $550 + shipping (at the current exchange rate, 11000 CZK)

    I got a chance to test ride the EM on Saturday (only on pavement), it took me a minute to stop trying to feather the clutch in slow maneuvers but the throttle seemed responsive enough for that not to be an issue once you get used to it.. it felt like riding a dirtbike with a recluse autoclutch.

    I've seen a couple posts here where people mentioned they got used to this pretty quick, I'm still a little worried that I would basically be learning bad habits for normal bikes (only using throttle). Is this a thing or does the muscle memory kick in just fine once you're on a standard bike? I go between MTB and dirtbikes all the time and I don't think I've ever had an issue with the brakes being swapped...
  16. voltsxamps

    voltsxamps Advolturer

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    I too have gone back and forth between a standard gas bike to an EM with a LRB lever instead of a clutch lever. It’s easy to go back and forth once you’ve ridden it for a while and I had only reached for the clutch lever once after I had switched back after a couple months of being on the gas bike.. and then you’re like *derp* grabbing the LHRB lever and suddenly feeling the bike brake. You remember quickly after that. Not sure if the EM you’re looking at has a traditional RB at the right foot or at the left hand, but either way, it’s not hard getting used to not having a clutch and you get used to modulating the throttle for the slow stuff. I rode a Brammo/Victory Empulse electric with a clutch and though I could shift, I didn’t have the subconscious reaction to reach for it. Perhaps because of the way you launch from zero sound with the throttle only that I had it fixed in my brain. If anything, remembering that was the trickiest in the beginning. My first electric launched a few times without me on it! Friends may find it hard to resist the urge to ‘rev’ it when you’re off it. Some electrics have a kickstand switch to help prevent that from happening but you won’t forget to disengage the ‘run’ switch after getting off the bike after that happens, trust me :)
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  17. voltsxamps

    voltsxamps Advolturer

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    Good mud shower at 14:15 :dic

    Looked like some good, wet trail riding!
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  18. Plawa

    Plawa dןǝɥ puǝs

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    Yes, the bike I'm looking at has a standard foot brake.. I'm comfortable getting into some pretty challenging stuff on dirtbikes but I was super nervous cranking the throttle for the first time on a eBike, I had the owner dial it all the way down on my first go but then we quickly went to full power/mode 2.

    The owner was kind enough to offer to meet me at an OHV area next weekend for me to see what the bike can do and possibly let me test it, I'll see how that goes.. I will definitely not get into anything remotely technical on a bike that isn't mine..
  19. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    My son has an OSET bike. He was quick to learn that the second he stopped and was getting off, he would hit the "kill switch". Then he could safely get off and push it around or whatever.
    The other week we teaching another kid to ride it. She did great, however I heard some huge crash. And she had gotten off the bike and was just parking it on the patio. Touched the throttle and launched the bike. Luckily a table stopped it before it went through the glass slider!