That's awesome that you and your friend have Voloci's!! They are really fun bikes for ripping around town. They are a tiny bit slow on 10s lithium, just not so fun unless your at full speed. and if a heavy person gets on the bike its awfully slow and useless up hillswhizpup wrote: ↑Aug 13 2018 1:42amHoly Crap! Just found this thread and read it end to end til 2AM....
I own 2 Volocis and 1 of their Xootr electric scooters, and my buddy also has one. I knew some of their history but am thrilled to now know much more.
I had tested one of mine at 48v and even 60v. Needless to say, 60v cooked the stock controller...but, damn, it sure was sweet for those few minutes.
Haven't had time to mess with them lately. My last upgrade was a 48v 40ah LiFePO4 pack, but haven't gotten further with the proper controller, etc.
I kinda semi-bailed yesterday and ordered a new Sur Ron bike, to quickly and easily get the wind in my face for now.
I'm super geeked to read your posts! Thanks much ...and keep em coming!
It's very late now but will post more soon.
This will be never! haha Sur-ron is the big craze this year
Damn...everyone is jumping on the band wagon! I agree it is a great product especially with the new X controller
Yes. The Sur-ron is 110lbs. And it has too much power to qualify as a bicycle.
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That bike is just insane it must be a heavy pig, good for the ebike museum some day!whizpup wrote: ↑Aug 27 2018 1:59pmI have a Voloci saved search always running on eBay and just saw one of ur ads pop up there...
Those lights are just el-cheapo ebay LED floods...that actually kick ass and are bright as hell
I'm in both MI and CA..these are in MI
Yeah, the eTech rig is my land speed machine. I've hit 56mph on her at 48v..so 60mph or more is easily in reach at 60v. Mostly just used it as a motor test platform many years ago. It was my SurRon of 15 years ago...but way to light duty to be traveling at those speeds. I always wore full leathers when testing that puppy. I have full GSXR race plastics for her that aren't on her now.
As has been said.. the Surron is what the Voloci should have been. It is what I'd hoped the Voloci could have become.
I still like the Volocis...just not that much at 36v. At 48v they are much improved..and at 60v, they are really a delight. You can see a test controller I slobbered on to one of them where I ran 48v and 60v tests from.
I love the loop holes in many states, technically I think the law states the vehicle cannot be able to drive faster than 30mph. But there is no inspection necessary for mopeds so they go by the honor system. Just be careful going fast! I feel like if I got a Sur-ron I would want a motorcycle plate and insurance just so I could hot rod it out of the moped categorywhizpup wrote: ↑Aug 28 2018 10:06pmOnly had the Surron for a week...Been mostly local trail riding, plus local roads.Got rejected for Mich moped license last week, but reconfigured my papers and got it issued yesterday.
With my new legal status, I took her out for a modest road trip of about 10 miles roundtrip. Burned 40% of my pack, but was mostly running flat out the whole way. Might only get 25-30 range at full blast. At Eco setting I can see getting 40+ range.
I'm actually considering a radar detector to help keep me from getting my moped status yanked from exceeding the 30mph moped cap. She's fine at 30mph...but it seems I'm always pushing 45 and looking over my shoulder...
All in all, she's a pretty nice girl...