Sneaky Monkey Club Members

Discussion in 'Electric Motorcycles' started by IndigoSwann, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. IndigoSwann

    IndigoSwann Pirate

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    Good Afternoon all!

    So after looking into some alternative commuting options now I have no bike I came into the realm of electric bicycles and motorcycles...

    Very interesting - but how many of you current owners ride and camp in public parks and trails that have "NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES" signed up?

    After coming into contact with a SUR RON MX Ebike all I could think about was how awesome this would be for stealth riding/camping along the awesome park trails I wish I could ride on a motorcycle on.

    What were your experiences like?

    NB: This is all speculation and the OP and responders clearly do not indulge in sneaky monkey rides...at night...or otherwise ..
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  2. SteveAZ

    SteveAZ Long timer

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    In AZ class I and II electric bikes aren't motorized vehicles so I don't worry for the most part when on my bbshd bike - technically it's gray when on federal land though.

    I would expect a sur-ron to get in trouble most places if spotted though... Cops (more so than rangers but them too) are aggressive on public lands here at times...
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  3. IndigoSwann

    IndigoSwann Pirate

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    If I had one I would be tempted to try and cover the battery and main side with what looked like a bag or something to make it look less like a motorcycle..I can imagine getting pulled over by the cops and getting into an argument about what type of vehicle this is etc. Messy
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  4. tokyo

    tokyo Been here awhile

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    Backpack battery and mid-mount motor on a mtn bike is the best for stealth and performance. A small hub motor can be hidden quite well behind a disc brake for flat use. But you'll want a mid mount for hills.

    If I am not mistaken <750w is considered a bicycle (in Utah anyway) and can access all the same paths and trails. In other words it does not count as a "motorized vehicle". So even if you get stopped, which I never have on the many mtn bike trails I have ridden, you're ok.

    The fact that you might be running 30a controller instead of 15a with the 52v battery need not be advertised anywhere..

    Just don't act like a jerk and blow past peddlers in full throttle with no pedal at 30mph. Clown peddle if you need to.. Just act like a normal bicyclist and be polite and respectful and nobody will care or be the wiser.
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