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by rsilvers
Jan 19, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 689
Views: 37200

Re: gas price thread

Michigan had 47 cent gas last week at one station. It is up now to $1.38.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/201 ... /78957822/
by rsilvers
Jan 05, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: All Sold: 48v 20AH battery, MAC 10T motor/26" wheel, CA-V3
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

Re: 48v 20AH battery, MAC 10T motor/26" wheel, CA-V3 - all 2

No, I only want to ship to the US. Sorry.
by rsilvers
Jan 05, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Taking a chance on Alibaba (K Power battery)
Replies: 163
Views: 8790

Re: Taking a chance on Alibaba (K Power battery)

I am selling my battery due to wanting to restore my classic bike back to pedal power - it is in the classifieds section.
by rsilvers
Jan 05, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: My Merlin Mac10T CAV3 build.
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

Re: My Merlin Mac10T CAV3 build.

I am selling these parts now - listed in the classifieds area. I got into pedal-only bikes.
by rsilvers
Dec 18, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: All Sold: 48v 20AH battery, MAC 10T motor/26" wheel, CA-V3
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

All Sold: 48v 20AH battery, MAC 10T motor/26" wheel, CA-V3

I bought these items new in August of 2015. I am selling because this is my classic Merlin Titanium mountain bike, and I fell into riding real off-road trails with a group of people. I always record Strava times now, and so I can't use motors. This is an excellent setup and will give as-new performa...
by rsilvers
Dec 08, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Which rear-geared-drive for bike that has 8 rear speeds?
Replies: 80
Views: 3217

Re: Which rear-geared-drive for bike that has 8 rear speeds?

I have not been riding my eBike since I discovered Strava. Now any eBike ride is a wasted opportunity to log a ride.
by rsilvers
Oct 01, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model X
Replies: 23
Views: 3287

Re: Tesla Model X intro.

Ykick wrote:Tesla economics - knock off roughly $30k in gasoline cost for every 100k miles driven. Supply low and thus resale value being very, very strong - compared to ICE counterparts.
Assuming 30 MPG and $2.15 per gallon, 100K miles is $7166.
by rsilvers
Sep 30, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: My Merlin Mac10T CAV3 build.
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

Re: My Merlin Mac10T CAV3 build.

I added an LED wheel display for night riding.

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by rsilvers
Sep 30, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model X
Replies: 23
Views: 3287

Re: Tesla Model X intro.

I hope we all like it as every one of us in the US is helping to pay for it. $7500 subsidy to help rich people buy $130,000 luxury cars.

As far as the car - it looks great. I am not sure at what price point I would get one. Maybe $55,000.
by rsilvers
Sep 25, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'
Replies: 361
Views: 19505

Re: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'

So Auto Bild's incorrect story lowered BMW's value by 4 billion dollars?
by rsilvers
Sep 25, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'
Replies: 361
Views: 19505

Re: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'

Shares in BMW (BAMXY) slumped 8% to their lowest level in two years after a German magazine reported that at least one model had breached European pollution limits by a huge margin in road tests. Auto Bild said the BMW X3 xDrive 20d had produced 11 times as much nitrogen oxide as permitted in indep...
by rsilvers
Sep 25, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'
Replies: 361
Views: 19505

Re: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'

I wanted Diesel to succeed, but this explains why Honda and Toyota never sold them in the US. So I guess they are not viable if they must be clean.
by rsilvers
Sep 25, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'
Replies: 361
Views: 19505

Re: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'

Chevy should program the engine to run at least 15 minutes a week, like my natural-gas generator does. Maybe they could do that 15 minutes a month since there is no battery that must be kept charged by the engine.
by rsilvers
Sep 25, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'
Replies: 361
Views: 19505

Re: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'

Seems like the only reason why the VW diesel was practical was due to the cheating. Or else it would cost more and have lower performance, and at the higher price, no one would buy it. So diesel just died in the US. During his time at GM, Lutz said he was constantly asking his engineers how Volkswag...
by rsilvers
Sep 25, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'
Replies: 361
Views: 19505

Re: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'

The fingers wrote:$10.94 @ Sams Club. :mrgreen:
That and the Home Depot deal are awesome. That is 11% of the cost of having the dealer do it.
by rsilvers
Sep 25, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'
Replies: 361
Views: 19505

Re: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'

Mazda's rotary has no torque, but it may be good for charging batteries. Or a turbine.
by rsilvers
Sep 24, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'
Replies: 361
Views: 19505

Re: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/the-truth-about-clean-diesels-adblue-is-freaking-expensive/ The cost of the fluid reduces the savings from having diesel to begin with. So VW was probably trying to save consumers (and hence make the care more appealing) from $300 fees to refill the tank as o...
by rsilvers
Sep 24, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'
Replies: 361
Views: 19505

Re: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'

I would do a Volt with a diesel-generator in it. Why use gasoline when the engine runs at a constant speed?
by rsilvers
Sep 24, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'
Replies: 361
Views: 19505

Re: VW 'Volkswagen Uses Software to increase Pollution'

I thought emissions controls tended to reduce engine efficiency, but maybe they just reduce power.

Maybe there is no fix short of the urine tank. Coming up with a retro-fit for that sounds very expensive.