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Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 03 Nov 2015, 9:44 pm

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/au/motorcycles

After watching some show on Sunday night, where they did a story on "Pikes Peak"

They interviewed two Aussie`s that competed this year, and one was on an electric bike, "Zero" brand.
So had a look at the web site and...yeah...I`m interested, particularly the Supermotard.

Give a few more years in battery advancement, and for around town, I`m sold on the idea.

As you would expect, at this point in life, they`re not cheap. From $16 000-$26 000,.
Range distance ,is between 145km-317km.
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Post  madmax on Tue 03 Nov 2015, 10:36 pm

Yeah sometime in the future maybe.

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Post  paul on Tue 03 Nov 2015, 11:25 pm

Only if there were no alternative .............as it stands , battery replacement cost ( like the Toyota Prius ) & restrictions on longer distance travel put me off . I personally hope they develop another form of fuel to use for example hydrogen from water ..........but from a source not so finite as water . Batteries capable of running every-bodies car in the world may also be a drain on resources so I'm not convinced that is the way to go either...........hard to please aren't I , must have been hanging around the missus too long Laughing

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Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 03 Nov 2015, 11:44 pm

paul wrote:Only if there were no alternative .............as it stands , battery replacement cost ( like the Toyota Prius ) & restrictions on longer distance travel put me off . I personally hope they develop another form of fuel to use for example hydrogen from water ..........but from a source not so finite as water . Batteries capable of running every-bodies car in the world may also be a drain on resources so I'm not convinced that is the way to go either...........hard to please aren't I , must have been hanging around the missus too long Laughing


Totally agree with what your saying.

I like what can be achieved electric, but the big picture from real running costs, as from when you turn on the switch at home, and where that source comes from, so on and so forth, right now, isn`t practical.



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Post  Bosco15 on Wed 04 Nov 2015, 2:25 am

100% torque from zero revs onwards is the big attraction, for me. 
I imagine that you would have to be judicial in the application of the throttle.  
As stated by others,  once the battery limitations have been overcome, I don't think that dinosaur fuel power will come close to the standard set by electric.  
Although, like vinyl records vs digital, I think that there will always be a place in all our hearts for the good old smokers.

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Post  paul on Wed 04 Nov 2015, 7:14 pm

Bosco15 wrote:100% torque from zero revs onwards is the big attraction, for me. 
I imagine that you would have to be judicial in the application of the throttle.  
As stated by others,  once the battery limitations have been overcome, I don't think that dinosaur fuel power will come close to the standard set by electric.  
Although, like vinyl records vs digital, I think that there will always be a place in all our hearts for the good old smokers.
Unless they come up with an instant charge battery , I can still see it being a pain . We have all been in the situation where we need fuel to get somewhere either at the last minute because we forgot to get it or our partner used it up & didn't let us know , or we just run low on a journey . Plugging in a vehicle & waiting for it to charge up before we could get to work /continue our journey in these circumstances would just be a pain in the butt .

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Post  gus on Wed 04 Nov 2015, 9:05 pm

NO , I spoke to a guy riding one and I had a good look at it . It didn't have a heart .
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Post  mtbeerwah on Wed 04 Nov 2015, 9:37 pm

paul wrote:Unless they come up with an instant charge battery , I can still see it being a pain . We have all been in the situation where we need fuel to get somewhere either at the last minute because we forgot to get it or our partner used it up & didn't let us know , or we just run low on a journey . Plugging in a vehicle & waiting for it to charge up before we could get to work /continue our journey in these circumstances would just be a pain in the butt .

I still have some faith, that they will progress with battery technology, along with solar cells, that can be incorporated into functional
format that can also help with charging.

Hydrogen fuel cells would also be good, as part of the big picture, but only time will tell what they come with.
For all we know, they may have nuclear in the pipe line.
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Post  barry_mcki on Wed 04 Nov 2015, 10:26 pm

I'm betting on compressed air, I just need to find where to store the fuel tank for the compressor to keep the air tank topped up........

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Post  mtbeerwah on Wed 04 Nov 2015, 10:41 pm

barry_mcki wrote:I'm betting on compressed air, I just need to find where to store the fuel tank for the compressor to keep the air tank topped up........


Ok Barry, are we talking hybrid, or perpetual motion???
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Post  barry_mcki on Thu 05 Nov 2015, 12:35 am

Maybe if I carry a couple of sheep I can use the methane gas as the fuel source for the motor to run the compressor for the air tank to fed the compressed air engine......my brain hurts now, I think I'll stop whilst I'm ahead.....

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Post  BanditDave on Thu 05 Nov 2015, 8:12 am

I reckon the problem is largely that the vehicle is too large for its intended use.

This is much closer to what is actually required.

http://www.banggood.com/TG-M3-350W-Self-Balancing-Electric-Unicycle-88Wh-Top-Speed-18Kmh-p-954070.html


Have a read of the beginners guide to better understand how to use this clever device

Beginners Guide
        When you want to start the first use of electric unicycle, try wearing comfortable casual or sports wear , and wear with flat shoes .Good warm-up exercise , allowing the body to maintain flexibility. Correct attitude ( due to fear of falling, will have a strong psychological obstacles , but from the human motor function analysis, electric unicycle pedal height of 10 cm from the ground , your standing jump It should be more than 10 cm high ! You would be afraid of standing high jump fall it? Crashed just remember not to throw people who do not care nursing car ) is recommended for beginners who bring a helmet , gloves, soft knee, ankle , avoid safety accident .

Beginner steps:

1.With one hand hold the electric wheelbarrow and ensure that it is perpendicular to the ground. Turn on the power switch.

2.Open the side of the pedal , and put your legs parallel to the sides with electric wheelbarrow . If - personal recommendations help railings or walls ; preferably accompanied by two people , either side of escorting . Safe, fast assist you to complete the study .

3.The left or right ( depending on personal habits ) placed on the - side of the pedal , the foot pedal stampede at the center position , legs slightly bent and firmly affixed to the site protective buffer against the board .

4. Natural upper body upright , eyes straight ahead . Body weight is transferred to the ground - the side of the legs and around the body to keep the balance

5 Always hold the position of the first three , and walked slowly to the pedal body weight - metastasis leg side , trying foot off from the ground , to find a balance . Until when can rely on one foot stepped on the pedal to keep short leg upright.

6. Strict compliance with the above steps , gradually began supporting leg slowly moved forward until the stampede when the foot pedal can maintain a long glide.

7. Scooters and keep the center of gravity equilibrium , gently walked to the other foot on the pedal. Meanwhile both sides of the leg relax , feet treading the pedal down to make sure that traveling in a state of equilibrium.

8.Become familiar with a smooth straight after eye conditions can be based on individual master , try to move your feet to control body weight or twist around to change the direction .

Points to note:

     When beginners first use of electric wheelbarrow can be assisted learning with product suite as an important tool within . Assisted learning beginners can help with the operation due to strange and avoid generating electric wheelbarrow runaway occurs in use

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Post  BanditDave on Thu 05 Nov 2015, 2:03 pm

A lot of people don't read the operating instructions. That is why they get confused What a Face

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Post  paul on Thu 05 Nov 2015, 6:22 pm

BanditDave wrote:A lot of people don't read the operating instructions. That is why they get confused What a Face
Scary ..............they made perfect sense to me  Shocked Laughing

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