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by vanilla ice
Dec 23 2011 11:58am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I broke down...bought a car.
Replies: 89
Views: 6060

Re: I broke down...bought a car.

As long as they choose a GOOD million dollar race boat and not a crap one I wont be the one shitting on them. :mrgreen:

I'm sure he's got a thick skin otherwise he wouldn't be posting this here.
by vanilla ice
Dec 22 2011 1:52pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I broke down...bought a car.
Replies: 89
Views: 6060

Re: I broke down...bought a car.

Intention wasn't to be a jackass. I have a family member who got one and I told him the same as I wrote above. He loves the thing. If thats him, more power to him.
by vanilla ice
Dec 22 2011 1:39pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I broke down...bought a car.
Replies: 89
Views: 6060

Re: I broke down...bought a car.

I've got nothing against a well designed and constructed car regardless of segment, but I've got to opine this one like I sees it. Late model 7's are saddled with the wacky iDrive controls, Benglesed up styling, schizo throttle pedal, idiotic shift logic, and counter-intuitive controls all round, no...
by vanilla ice
Dec 21 2011 8:03pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I broke down...bought a car.
Replies: 89
Views: 6060

Re: I broke down...bought a car.

Have you test driven it a decent amount of miles? Do you like the way it drives?
by vanilla ice
Dec 21 2011 2:07pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I broke down...bought a car.
Replies: 89
Views: 6060

Re: I broke down...bought a car.

The e38 was the last 7 that didn't suck..
by vanilla ice
Nov 28 2011 5:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What is a crystalyte "sparrow" motor?
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: What is a crystalyte "sparrow" motor?

My son runs one at over 2000 watts. It survives fine but it is in a 16" wheel. Justin confirmed from his test notes the "gearing" of these is even higher than a 404 brushless motor. Some what like a 403 would be, so if you put one in a 26" wheel it is not going to be happy!
by vanilla ice
Nov 07 2011 2:38pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: 2011 Huntington Beach, CA Bicycle Show
Replies: 15
Views: 4465

Re: 2011 Huntington Beach, CA Bicycle Show

How was it? Anybody got pics?
by vanilla ice
Nov 07 2011 2:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Putting out a feeler ... What is a good mid-range FS frame?
Replies: 23
Views: 3040

Re: Putting out a feeler ... What is a good mid-range FS fra

They do that to secure next years budget.

IMO some of the ~$300ish Schwinns are good mid range frames. Upgrade components as they wear/break. Some people consider $1000+ bikes mid range though, so its all relative.
by vanilla ice
Nov 04 2011 6:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: This B*tch be crazy!
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: This B*tch be crazy!

What did she say? I didn't catch it.

See this is why people are willing to pay so much of their income to keep that nice cozy shell of steel and glass between them and the world full of crazies..
by vanilla ice
Nov 04 2011 6:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Putting out a feeler ... What is a good mid-range FS frame?
Replies: 23
Views: 3040

Re: Putting out a feeler ... What is a good mid-range FS fra

To add a counter argument to this, the GS (Large dual-sport) has been BMW's best selling motorcycle for nearly two decades. Not to mention.. In tough times less people can afford both an off road motorcycle and a street one. Dual sport sales are up this past year. Duals and scooters are the only tw...
by vanilla ice
Nov 04 2011 3:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: This B*tch be crazy!
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: This B*tch be crazy!

Did she try to throw an elbow at yoU??

oatnet wrote:My beachfront route along the sand is overflowing with dumbasses like that.
My favorite is when they see a friend walking the other way and stop right in the middle to chat.
by vanilla ice
Nov 04 2011 12:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: e bike crashes, whats your experiences
Replies: 40
Views: 3851

Re: e bike crashes, whats your experiences

Sometimes its better to lock up your brakes to make sure your tires don't regain traction.. Like dog says you might not have time to think about that depending on how fast things happen. Or similarly in the case of a motorcycle if you step out the rear tire, sometimes its better to gas it some more ...
by vanilla ice
Nov 03 2011 11:19am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fund Raiser to get a poor guy to work !
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Fund Raiser to get a poor guy to work !

If I were in his position I'd get a beat up 80's Japanese scooter.
by vanilla ice
Nov 02 2011 3:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Kid Friendly Lipo Controller Solution
Replies: 39
Views: 3554

Re: Kid Friendly Lipo Controller Solution

Whatever you decide to do, make sure the kiddos watch some fire vids and talk to them, so they know what can happen and so they know what to do. And run the charge bags ON the vehicle also. Not just during charge time.
by vanilla ice
Oct 31 2011 5:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Does a Racing Bicycle Need a Steerable Front Wheel?
Replies: 21
Views: 1760

Re: Does a Racing Bicycle Need a Steerable Front Wheel?

I'd think it would take several huge gyros to get a non-steering bike to handle. That seems a lot more complicated than just being able to turn the front wheel. What did you have in mind op?
by vanilla ice
Oct 31 2011 10:37am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes
Replies: 68
Views: 6002

Re: Blended e-bike gas bike racing

How much does a bunch of watt meters cost? Seems easy enough if you really wanted to level out the power. They are cheap enough that you could run them on all the bikes during the event, and not just use them for testing afterwards. So you can be sure.

$20 each?
by vanilla ice
Oct 28 2011 6:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes
Replies: 68
Views: 6002

Re: Classifying racing e-bikes

Copper fill would be ideal, but you need something easy to measure or it won't work. Power out of the pack is the easy way. If you have an inefficient system, tough.
by vanilla ice
Oct 28 2011 6:15pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Nanosolar Spray-on Technology claimed 8x better
Replies: 16
Views: 6260

Re: Nanosolar Spray-on Technology claimed 8x better

Where do you hook up the wires to the paint? :D
by vanilla ice
Oct 28 2011 6:04pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TIRE DUST
Replies: 22
Views: 1823

Re: TIRE DUST

What concerns me more than the tire dust is brake dust. I'd bet that stuff is worse for lungs than tire dust. Not that I lose sleep over either of them.
by vanilla ice
Oct 28 2011 6:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Power sugestions for a tandem with two riders
Replies: 17
Views: 1327

Re: Power sugestions for a tandem with two riders

I have a tandem with a rear hub motor. Imo they do really need a plug brake setup for downhill, which I'm going to need to setup soon. They are kind of sketchy otherwise.
by vanilla ice
Oct 28 2011 3:51pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Honda Accord build - starting now
Replies: 52
Views: 7330

Re: Honda Accord build - starting now

Order a Tesla S if the leaf won't cut it! :D Ready made is the boring way out I know..
by vanilla ice
Oct 28 2011 3:04pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hobbyking Customer Service.
Replies: 225
Views: 7290

Re: up your f***** ass, HobbyKing!

My lips says f them but my wallet says otherwise..
by vanilla ice
Oct 27 2011 6:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ezip question
Replies: 43
Views: 3774

Re: Ezip question

You know how loud those bikes are right? As long as you are ok with the noise you should be happy with the bike. If anything, go with a swap to a slower gear for hills. You can always volt up later if you want to get back some speed.