The Alta Thread

Discussion in 'Electric Motorcycles' started by swamp, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,017
    Location:
    WA
    Great, thanks.
  2. Pintro

    Pintro Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2015
    Oddometer:
    302
    Location:
    Jackson , CA
    Anyone knows why altaownersforum.com is down? :uhoh

    I desperately need a EXR firmware ......
    If you have one downloaded , i would be grateful if you can email it to me.
  3. leeo45

    leeo45 Longtime Lurker

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2004
    Oddometer:
    322
    Location:
    Lake Hartwell, SC
    Seems like the forum has been down since yesterday morning.

    It has been more than a year since I downloaded the files and I am by no means an expert on the software, but I think the latest firmware versions were in the Multi-Tool download. Do you have that installed on a computer?

    These are the firmware versions shown on my 2019 EXR:
    * Redshift_EX_1_2_1_RC1 Redshift_MX_1_5_1_RC1
    * This vehicle's firmware is currently up to date.
  4. Pintro

    Pintro Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2015
    Oddometer:
    302
    Location:
    Jackson , CA
    Thanks!
    I figured it out, and installed the EX firmware on my MXR.
    Hopefully that will enable the taillight.
  5. RedWolf

    RedWolf Corporate Zombie

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    880
    Location:
    Slacking off
    So, the AOF hiccups, and we all congregate here...
    Pintro likes this.
  6. Pintro

    Pintro Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2015
    Oddometer:
    302
    Location:
    Jackson , CA
    Is this turning into a new addiction?
    Got me a SM yesterday 20200505_080120.jpg
    Kikemon, Rokoneer, RedWolf and 2 others like this.
  7. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,017
    Location:
    WA
    Congrats! My MXR with its 21/18" wheels and knobbies is a blast on the street, I can only imagine how much fun the SM's are.
  8. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Oddometer:
    23,411
    Location:
    Bent, But Not Broken
    Baldy interviews Alta co-founder Marc Feginstein, live streaming now...

  9. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,017
    Location:
    WA
    Sort of interesting but they missed all the interesting stuff like:

    1. What happened with Harley Davidson and why did Alta go under?

    2. Does he knows if BRP is ever going to do anything with the Alta technology or are they planning on just keeping it buried?

    3. Does he know if any of the majors are going to produce an Alta comparable dirt bike anytime soon, and if not, why not?
  10. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,017
    Location:
    WA
    And nit picking here, but people need to stop saying the Sur Ron Lite Bee won a race. It did not win a race. The guy won his class in a race, he was not the overall winner, not even close. When you win your class but did not win the overall, you do not declare yourself the winner of the race. And nothing against Sur Ron Lite Bee's, I think they are great. If people want to tout Sur Ron Lite Bees I suggest they reference "The Chronic Sur Ron Couple" on youtube, they are killing it on their Sur Rons:

  11. duggram

    duggram Sunrise Bahia de LA Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,339
    Location:
    Truth or Consequences, NM
    There's a YouTube video comparing the Alta to the KTM Freeride. I watched it quite awhile ago and remember that it was thorough. Sounds like the Alta bike and the Freeride are similar.
  12. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,017
    Location:
    WA
    I've seen that and basically the guy doesn't know jack about Altas and whines about how the Freeride is just as good as the Alta.

    The Freeride is not comparable to the Alta, yet. Based on the KTM 80 frame, suspension, etc. Can only charge on 240v, no fast charger.

    I think the Freerides are great, but don't compare to the Alta. And that guy doesn't know what the hell he's talking about when it comes to Altas.

    I couldn't help but get the impression that he had an inferiority complex about his Freeride and needed to do a long winded video to deal with it.
  13. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,512
    Having ridden neither and only seen an Alta in person once I have to agree. The Alta was/is a real dirt bike as far as the chassis is concerned, the freeride is a 2/3 dirt bike in that regard but still cool as hell.

    I personally can't take the Sur Ron's seriously, they are hideous and I'd rather have a freeride or an ebike made by a real bike company over one.
  14. SteveAZ

    SteveAZ Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2002
    Oddometer:
    2,484
    Location:
    AZ
    I suppose hideous is in the eye of the beholder but the guys riding the sur-ron's sure look like they're having plenty of fun/$
    Bucho and woodsrider-boyd like this.
  15. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,512
    Totally and I don’t begrudge them for that, I just dont think they would fit my needs.

    Im just a little sour grapes that is where the market seems to be strongest rather than a true alta replacement or freeride competitor. :lol3
  16. Pintro

    Pintro Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2015
    Oddometer:
    302
    Location:
    Jackson , CA
    I think the closest thing coming out (maybe) soon it the SurRon Storm
    https://electrek.co/2019/11/07/sur-ron-storm-bee-electric-motorycle-eicma/
  17. Ditch

    Ditch Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,760
    Location:
    abq,nm
    I picked up a Sur-ron earlier this year and love it. It is physically small and light (about 110#) and is no replacement for a full size bike. It is mostly for the wife, but I have a hoot riding it too. Hopefully the Storm Bee will be similar to the Alta or someone else will pick up where Alta left off. It's got to be tough to manufacture for such a small market. Electric Motion has the Escape and apparently not available in the US the Etrek (which is available street legal in Europe) along with the KTM Freeride which none are quite up to the Alta's off road capabilities.
  18. dentvet

    dentvet Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,856
    Location:
    hunt country virginia
    I wish that the Zero FX platform could be modified for hard offroad. This might be my next project. The result can't be any more hideous than my dirt-ready light bee. Keep the made in America dirtbike dream alive.
  19. Pintro

    Pintro Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2015
    Oddometer:
    302
    Location:
    Jackson , CA
    I have an Alta standard charger.
    Got it with my MXR, and was told its not , or not always charging.
    I never tested it, and the bike is now sold with the rapid charger .
    A member here told me its fixable, but i never bothered to do it.......

    FREE just pay shipping
    [​IMG]
  20. HadesOmega

    HadesOmega Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2014
    Oddometer:
    680
    Location:
    San Jose, California
    I thought you can just install the chain kit on the FX and then you could rip it off road? From what I hear the belt snaps if you get big air on it. I've never ridden the FX off road. There were 2 Zero employees that entered a local harescramble that I was racing and it seemed like they completed it no problem. I never saw them on the trails though. I think they were racing on the military bikes too the MMX.

    Man that is a huge sprocket. No good to have a large sprocket like that when riding in the dirt particularly around large rocks. I bent my 60T sprocket on my Light Bee doing some rock climbs on some jeep trails.
    [​IMG]


    Ditch likes this.