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by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 03, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EBR (Electric Bike Review) deletes unfavorable posts
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: EBR (Electric Bike Review) deletes unfavorable posts

As a former consumer law advocate (for 5 law firms, long time ago) and as someone who has known Justin personally from 2008, imo, consumers should be made aware of companies that use "black" marketing methods. I am guessing that the poster named Popeye in the EBR forum is an agent of Organic Transit...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 03, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EBR (Electric Bike Review) deletes unfavorable posts
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: EBR (Electric Bike Review) deletes unfavorable posts

Anybody contemplating buying an Organic Transit ELF electric trike should look up this Yelp review of the manufacturer: https://www.yelp.com/biz/organic-transit-durham-2 There are 2 1-star negative reviews, and a very suspect 5-star review by a poster (LInda G.) who has one 1 post. So, discounting t...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 03, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EBR (Electric Bike Review) deletes unfavorable posts
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: EBR (Electric Bike Review) deletes unfavorable posts

Another ELF electric trike review, before EBR deletes them: I took delivery of my ELF electric bicycle in January 2016, from Organic Transit. I really like the idea for the ELF but most of the time the bike really does not operate due to electrical issues. The bike is really attractive looking. I th...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 03, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EBR (Electric Bike Review) deletes unfavorable posts
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: EBR (Electric Bike Review) deletes unfavorable posts

ELF 2FR, brief comments, not a review Look at the YouTube video of an unedited ride through the rain puddles. The EFF rider screams as he gets his pants soaked. Anybody contemplating purchasing an electric trike should watch that video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4uLNjrcmZM That was exactly my...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 03, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EBR (Electric Bike Review) deletes unfavorable posts
Replies: 7
Views: 647

EBR (Electric Bike Review) deletes unfavorable posts

Imo, the Electric Bike Review (Mr. Court something is his name) deletes posts that are not in favor of companies. Be aware. HERE IS A REVIEW OF ORGANIC TRANSIT'S "ELF" ELECTRIC TRIKE THAT WAS DELETED: Saw an ELF 2FR yesterday and inspected it thoroughly. I also uploaded a "review" on YouTube today. ...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Oset Conversion using the jonescg amazing screw terminals
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Oset Conversion using the jonescg amazing screw terminal

Nice!

Saw those Voltron electric superbikes on the YouTube channel. Scary fast for me, lol.
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: MV electric motorcycles
Replies: 28
Views: 2583

Re: MV electric motorcycles

bb.jpg MV has 5 factories in China, they sell 300.000 ebikes per year, up to 90 ebikes PER DAY on their online shop. Mostly electric scooters with acid batteries. They take design from Ducatti, Suzuki, they use QS hubs and started to have models with lithium batteries. They prepare to sell in Europ...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: MV electric motorcycles
Replies: 28
Views: 2583

Re: MV electric motorcycles

Merlin wrote:the problem is when you want to sell to europe the "bike" whatever it is have to be COC papers.
without papers it is 99,9% impossible to ride them with a licence plate her.
In Canada, customs officers will block it at the border.

The "loophole" is to import them in parts only, and assemble later.
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: MV electric motorcycles
Replies: 28
Views: 2583

Re: MV electric motorcycles

Alex Imreh wrote:1500W QS motor - 55km/h
This is a Gogoro electric scooter clone.
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: MV electric motorcycles
Replies: 28
Views: 2583

Re: MV electric motorcycles

If you are interested in little monster (ducatti copy), there is no stock in Europe, the only way to get a sample is by sending payment in advance to the factory. For next year maybe a few friends we bring together a few bikes, my contact at the factory Peter said that shipping cost to Slovenia por...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Converting Hammacher Schlemmer cheapo trike
Replies: 86
Views: 13959

Re: Converting Hammacher Schlemmer cheapo trike

Target of Ebiker lust seen here: http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=11079&promo=Toys-Games-Ride-On-Toys&catid=249 A "The Three Wheel Recumbent Cruiser". http://digital.hammacher.com/Items/11079/11079_380x380.jpg Have on hand now borken trike w/front-wheel hubbie. Controller, 48V Li b...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is Voltage sag damaging to batteries?
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: Is Voltage sag damaging to batteries?

I recently added voltage meters to the bikes that I put together for my wife and I... http://zenfixit.com/images/electric_bike/voltmeter.JPG After a few rides with them, it's clear that whenever you "get on it" the voltage sags around 3-4 volts - probably more at times. So if you consider 3.3 volts...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: AliExpress huge sale tomorrow: Advice on new build and hub
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: AliExpress huge sale tomorrow: Advice on new build and h

Hi everyone, I have been lurking and reading for a few months as I prep for my enduro build venture. I'll make it simple, and yes I have searched and would continue researching were there not an urgency. Tomorrow is AliExpress' anual sale and I wanted to get some of the expensive parts purchased. A...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Your ideal general purpose ebike?
Replies: 23
Views: 1944

Re: Your ideal general purpose ebike?

Your ebike ideal build is? How about your practical ebike, that is affordable and available? How do you use your ebike: fast, slow, flat land, climbs, offroad, on road? Examples: mountain bike, road bike, hybrid, cruiser, comfort, long tail? Rigid bike, front suspension with rigid frame, full suspe...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: High tire pressure or low pressure?
Replies: 26
Views: 1874

Re: High tire pressure or low pressure?

Had a MTB ebike, several road e-bikes, and various e-scooters. For MTB ebikes, I suggest: - high PSI with a suspension seatpost that is not just a mere spring (this will raise the seat height) - tires with anti-flat technology (not just the kevlar strips on the rims) The key is to avoid bouncing you...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: HIT BY A CAR!
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Re: HIT BY A CAR!

You really want to try to predict where the guy would go? Coming home I had a guy turn left out of the parking lot and head wrongway straddling both lanes going my direction. Me in #2 means I can't swerve to the left because he's half in that lane and theoretically SHOULD be going more that way tow...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Vaporware and failed EV companies
Replies: 105
Views: 17600

Re: Vaporware and failed EV companies

Yeah, pretty sure. No reason to expect that it IS some sort of legislative roadblock. Take the Aptera, for example. If it wasn't so crappy, they could have brought it to market. But who would be fook enough to invest in a car they would lose control of driving in a straight line? What a joke for th...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Vaporware and failed EV companies
Replies: 105
Views: 17600

Re: Vaporware and failed EV companies

No one mentioned tidal force yet? Back in 2003 tidal force threw 30 million dollars into trying to build the perfect ebike. They were run at one point by a retired military general who promised to get them military contracts. At one point the ebike was tested by the military in afghanistan....FAIL....
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Vancouver: Stolen Black/Silver Motorino XpH
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

Re: Vancouver: Stolen Black/Silver Motorino XpH

Bike thieves should be treated like horse thieves in the 1800's. Meaning caught, hung on the nearest tree and left for the coyotes, vultures and bugs. My MAC 8T, OSN A123 48V on Trek Shift 3 was stolen - now reported at https://bikeindex.org/bikes/103102 . Please keep on eye out for any parts that ...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: GPS tracker
Replies: 119
Views: 12738

Re: GPS tracker

I use this http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Waterproof-Real-Time-Car-GPS-Tracker-GSM-Vehicle-Tracker-Phone-SMS-Global-Locator-Anti-Theft-Car/32592111813.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.108.u5gVw9 Tracker.JPG hooked up to a 12v DC-DC converter. I needed to buy a $5 prepay SIM card and top it up with credit t...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: GPS tracker
Replies: 119
Views: 12738

Re: GPS tracker

DANG... these things are getting cheap. The "ANKR Location Tracking Tags": https://ankr.com/ http://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2015/07/ankrheld.jpg How ANKRs work ← ANKR Basics ANKRs work by communicating with the ANKR mobile app to help you keep track of your stuff. ANKRs can be attached using t...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: GPS tracker
Replies: 119
Views: 12738

Re: GPS tracker

This is a very interesting thread and very informative too. Like many others, I'm wanting some sort of tracking, especially one that contacts me if my bike is being disturbed. It would be nice to shop or eat without thinking about the bike. For now, I'm using a 10mm Security Maxx chain and Abus 34/...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 15, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: GPS tracker
Replies: 119
Views: 12738

Re: GPS tracker

So. Looks like (local to me, in Toronto, Canada) "Mini GPS Tracker GPS GPRS GSM Vehicle Car Tracking" currently for $50. Seen here: http://www.dobuydirect.com/collections/spy-gps-tracker-tracking-toronto-ontario-mississauga-canada/products/mini-gps-tracker-gps-gprs-gsm-toronto-gta-mississauga I ass...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 05, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Vaporware and failed EV companies
Replies: 105
Views: 17600

Re: Vaporware and failed EV companies

http://images.ridemonkey.com/index.php?size=full&src=http%3A%2F%2Fi32.tinypic.com%2F2r726np.jpg Brammo Empulse . Current status: Still vaporware, although Brammo at least has shipped a few Enertias to show that they're for real. Saw a real one. Btw, the Brammo company was bought out by a large, rea...
by 4LivesPerGallon
Nov 05, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Vaporware and failed EV companies
Replies: 105
Views: 17600

Re: Vaporware and failed EV companies

Not Vaporware as they did sell a few examples. Maybe a few years ahead of their time.(early 00's) The electric scoot that first caught my attention. Voloci Voloci.jpeg Voloci 1.jpg voloci-Rear Linkage Suspension..JPG Still has the ideal mechanical layout to my eye. :mrgreen: I almosts bought a Volo...