Electric is getting more interesting

Discussion in 'Australia' started by oodeano, May 16, 2014.

  1. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Will never work here, mate...not enough sun...

    What?
  2. JohnG.

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    Dunno mate, first light here is 4.30 am and still daylight now at 8.30.
    Plenty of plug in points around Vienna now too... I guess you play on FB while you wait LOL
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    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    I was taking the piss, mate. It is the future, for sure.
  4. bigborett

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    That would be a SuperSOCO TC.
    160km range with two batteries, limited to 45 km/h and weighs in at 85kg.
    http://www.supersoco.eu/en/technical-specifications-tc/
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  5. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    But it has Bluetooth.
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  6. a2zworks

    a2zworks Want to be a better rider

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    45km/hr is a bit pointless, not being able to keep up with traffic.
    I get so mad at people that drive at below the speed limit or take off so slow that they hold everyone back.
    A couple of weeks ago one of my brothers told me that he doesn't rev his new 3.2L BT50 past 2000rpm because he feels that he is going to damage the motor, wtf? yet he services it at twice the intervals and shops around the the cheapest service consumables possible, wtf³.
    Move along or move away people!
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  7. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    Some of these vehicles are quite viable in Europe but really just don't cut it in our sunburnt land.

    A mate of mines' daughter works for Tesla, always gets these beautiful state of the art rocket ships to bring home. The other week they went on bit of a road trip to see his brother in Mathoura from Melbourne. She was following later in her Tesla. She had to take an hour detour via Eurora for a charging station, wait for the charge and then on her way again, same on the way back. Nice car, but.
  8. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Yes....batt tech needs to improve to make them viable for long trips. Good around town, though.
  9. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Been here awhile

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    Electric is interesting, as a long time aeromodeler I have moved almost exclusively to electric power. Don't get me wrong I love the smell of castrol R/M as much as the next.
    This has 1500watts, and 52v with 20ah of Samsung batteries. Performance is sprightly, Only had it a week so just getting it organized.
    Electric is getting interesting :-)[​IMG]

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  10. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    I hope you are prepared for the increased wear on all drive line components , as they are only designed to cope with the output of the human body and when the pedal stroke combined with an electric motor is put through a non purpose built drive train , accelerated wear is the result . Motorcycle drive trains are cheap in comparison to mid - high end push bike drive trains . I'd up spec the brakes too :brow . Not telling you what to do , just possibly opening your eyes somewhat :wink: .
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    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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  13. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Been here awhile

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    Hahaha, yes, I have worn out many treadly drivetrains, mid range cassettes are actually the more durable, high end adds lightness at the expense of durability. I have many 100km days on pushies so I only ask for about 200 watts from the assist, it cuts power during gear changes much as you would during shifts on a regular derailleur system.

    Oh, and the hydraulic disks are much better than many motorcycles that I own/have owned :-)


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  14. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Been here awhile

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    They look good, but I didn't want an electric motorbike, just some help on longer tours.
    Yet to test mine fully but as I pedal there is probably 200km range with mine, and I don't have a 10kilo rear wheel...

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    a2zworks Want to be a better rider

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  17. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    No Max , price is right up there , the key for me is where you could potentially ride it without annoying anyone due to the minimal noise . I am no DR or KLR guy , I'll pay $$$$$$ for top quality fun toys . I also checked out the B-52 , with my options it was over $12 K .


    You can drop $ 10 K on a push bike without trying too hard too .
    Eg . this one .
    https://www.specialized.com/au/en/s-works-enduro-650b/p/128859
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  18. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Been here awhile

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    Yep highend treadlies are spendy, really enjoying the pedelec over the last week.


    Those things are electric MX weapons.


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    Richarde1605 Been here awhile

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    That would make for a zappy bike with a bottle mount pack
    :-)

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  20. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Been here awhile

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    I really only want the assist in the middle of the cassette so it should work out okay wearwise, as long as I don't get greedy of the KWh's there should be decent range.

    But the smoooth additional power is addictive I'll admit...


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