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  •  Re: Electric Motorcycles (14+ / 0-)
    Now Harley has to find out if anyone actually wants the thing
    I have a motorcycle license and I want one.

    Ceiling Cat rules....srsly.

    by side pocket on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 09:18:47 PM PDT

    •  sidepocket (9+ / 0-)

      When gas hits $50.00 a gallon, bikers will all be riding electric bikes.

      It won`t be that long either.

      When the US military decides to keep all the remaining available fuel for planes & tanks either we have steam powered motorcycles or electric powered ones.
      After that, it`s all about bicycles.
      We are bi-pedal, right.

      I`m already against the next war.

      by Knucklehead on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 09:26:07 PM PDT

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    •  thing is (0+ / 0-)

      there are pros - cons on electric battery vehicles ( wheelchair experience)

      one surprising pro is: as many times as I re-charge the batteries it does not make a DENT in my electric bill as opposed to recharging the battery on my stick vacuum which makes the electric bill jump up! amazing

      here is the big con on electric wheelchair battery:

      the owners manual says it goes 18 miles on one battery charge..... even the people who sell and maintain electric wheel chairs tell me that is BS to cut that by at least 1/2 or more... and of course my experience bares that out.... that selling point is total fiction;

      other thing about length between re-charge of battery use that the manufacturers claim is based on another FICTION;
      I finally got manufacturer's rep to admit that -

      the manufacturers base their claim of length of time between re-charge/use of battery from the following conditions;

      a) running the wheelchair indoors in AC - the fact is the outside ambient temperature effects how long the battery will hold a charge.... atmospheric heat and cold make the battery work harder

      b) their false claim is based on the rider being 70 lbs.... they don't base it on the weight of an adult! slight of hand there

      c) biggest deal is: the manufacturer bases it claims on rates of use while running wheelchair/battery inside on floors like polished basketball courts....

      in reality driving on sidewalks where there is variation of levels from concrete pad to concrete pad and all the INCLINES going down from street or driveway and then going back UP on any incline at all uses up the most battery energy... inclines of any degree use the most battery power so when the manufacturer bases his claim about the longevity between battery recharge on rates of battery use while running the electric wheelchair on a smooth basketball court floor - - that it is the biggest hoodwink of all

      other than that - electric wheelchair is quite responsive and does direction changes in small spaces very well and navigates different surfaces quite well... all in all good product

      David Brat, the Libertarian Who Beat Eric Cantor, doesn't believe in the "Common" Good called for slashing Social Security, Medicare, and education spending and says "rich" nations don't have to fear climate change.

      by anyname on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 02:15:23 PM PDT

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