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Discussion in 'Electric Motorcycles' started by Santa Bob, Sep 16, 2020.

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  1. Santa Bob

    Santa Bob n00b

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    Sep 15, 2020
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    Fredericksbur, VA
    Hello, I'm a relatively new rider period (just licensed in May 2020) Took the 2 day MRC as a way to support my 18 year old and help make sure he stays out of trouble and of course some Father/Son Bonding... He purchased a 2017 Suzuki SV650 ABS, our course was a Classic Iron in Fredericksburg, VA (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Nicest folks you could meet - definitely not "used car salesman" they want you on a bike you'll ride!). I purchased a 2012 V-Star (Yamaha) 1300 with all the upgrades to make it similar to a tourer (Cobra Pipes, Windshield, leather bags, since added the Cobra Black Powr FI Controller - highly recommended as well if you have cobra pipes.). I normally drive a 2018 Tesla M3 Dual Motor/FSD/LR. My son tells me there are electric Motorcycles, so I start researching. Contacted the Zero dealer in VA - not so friendly, then CycleMax in Gaithersburg, MD - Great people! for a test ride on a 2020 SRS. I WAS HOOKED, but didn't have the sheckles until late Sept. Then two weeks ago was perusing FB Marketplace and found a 2016 Zero SR with PowerTank for a GREAT price - within 75 miles of my home. Stormy weather the day my son and I went to test ride/purchase. no-joy, purchased the bike but alas no test ride. Had it inspected the next day - only challenge was the brake fluid needed changed otherwise GREAT Bike. My son rode it home from the inspection, I rode it the next day for 50 miles and another trip last night for 50 miles - SO MUCH FUN. A fellow FF/Medic rides a Ducati 620 (I think the monster.) and can't wait to ride my Zero, and said If I decide to sell - to let him know, he now wants one. I'm currently upgrading the lights to LED to reduce Electric Consumption - I'm bigger and every bit counts. I think my overall normal range (for my riding style) will be around 100-120 miles per charge. Fun - Usually just weekend rides - nothing as "adventuresome" as I've read about on here.
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  2. phreakingeek

    phreakingeek Big Ear Inc - Virginia Provider Super Supporter

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    Sep 17, 2010
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    Location:
    VA
    Hey Santa Bob, welcome!

    We're practically neighbors...i'm in Stafford and ride all over the place.

    Hopefully see you out enjoying the fun back country roads before it gets too cold.
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  3. Rider68

    Rider68 Been here awhile

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    Mar 3, 2020
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    Location:
    Cleveland OH
    Congrats on coming to the dark side. My needs are more modest so the 7.2kWh battery in my FXS suffices for around town.
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  4. smdub

    smdub Been here awhile

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    Oct 5, 2017
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    Location:
    Maryland
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