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Old 10-23-2020, 06:32 PM   #21
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Yeah, that's their new motoX bike to compete with the Segway and Cake's. Looks like a ton a fun. The cruiser offroad version like i picked up is pretty cool. Tons of cargo capacity with both the front/rear platform rack, and paniers. Great in the dirt too with the 2x2 action. You can really feel the pull from that front motor. I had around 340#'s on the little 2x2 and it pulled strong along flat ground. Perfect for the hunter which is one of the main reasons i picked it up.

It's definitely not light. You're right about that but it's easily manuverable by one person with a moto ramp into the van or a truck, etc. Good lightweight (relatively) option for a rear hitch moto carrier. And again the ability to take in on paved roads legally is a big boon. In most states it should be considered a moped so a one time registration is all that's necessary.

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This upcoming Ubco bike catches my attention, but a little large for dragging along to go camping.
  • 132lbs
  • 50mph top speed
  • 62mi range
  • Full charge 6 hours

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Old 10-24-2020, 08:24 AM   #22
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Wow, 62 mile range and 6 hrs. of go on full charge? That's about twice as much as anything else, isn't it?

So, here's my thing on these cool little E motos. They are blurring the lines with the E bikes (bicycles). I've seen some pretty amazing MTBE's that are out there now and you can pedal them if your battery dies. Of course, you can't carry things on them or an extra person or whatever, but one of my biggest fears of anything E is running out of juice in the backcountry and then you have a very expensive boat anchor.
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Old 10-24-2020, 11:06 PM   #23
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Bear in mind most small motorcycles have very limited range as well, and there are no filling stations in the back country. For example, my Honda Elite 80 scooter holds 1.3 gallons and gets about 65 mpg, for a theoretical range of 84 miles. (In practice you don't really want to rely on being able to use that last quarter gallon.)

I think it's also important to consider whether you'll be riding 2-up or not. The Elite 80 was OK with just me on it but pretty overmatched with my wife on it too. (That didn't stop us from taking it on Artist's Drive in Death Valley but we baaarely made a couple hills.) I think a C125 would have similar issues. For me a bike in the 200-250 cc range turned out to be the sweet spot. At that size I can also dip onto the freeway for an exit or two if need be.
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Old 03-28-2021, 06:59 PM   #24
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Finished this build today. Not a motorcycle but a decent alternative. My WR250 comes too.
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:05 PM   #25
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Finished this build today. Not a motorcycle but a decent alternative. My WR250 comes too.
Nice! Looks great.
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Old 03-29-2021, 11:28 AM   #26
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So that bike had a 2.2 kWh battery. A 200A alternator could charge that reasonably well as long as you had a step up transformer to get it to 50V. Not sure what all is available to do that or if the batteries need any special chargers but if you camp 15-30 min outside of town, drive in for a post ride something or other (or just back to camp from a trailhead), you'd be able to recover a good chunk of battery capacity. And you're not likely going to run it down to completely 0 anyway.

This does become tougher if you have 2 bikes or if you've also drained a house battery during that time, but then some builds do have multiple alternators, especially if they started life as an ambo.

I think it's a cool idea.
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Old 03-29-2021, 12:46 PM   #27
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Intriguing! Looks like a Luna ebike add-on kit? I'm thinking more and more that my next mountain bike may be an electric assist. My riding buddy is convinced and recently told me about Bulls Bikes. Meanwhile I've thought about an add-on kit for one of my old bikes. How do you like yours? mind sharing the cost? How hard was the install?
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Old 03-29-2021, 01:00 PM   #28
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It is a CYC X1 pro. 5000 watts. Luna battery. Install was straight forward and fun. This is the best out there right now. 1500 for kit. $1000 for the ($5800) 2011 carbon epic bike. Comps for this donít exist off the shelf due to 1000 watt max. This will do 50mph if you let it. Itís going with everywhere now that itís done. This kit is a game changer.
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Old 03-29-2021, 01:12 PM   #29
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I tried the Motoped. It is marginal in it's capabilities, but does ok, with the legal 50cc, auto 2 speed trans, with the 125cc 5 gear trans it's scary. It's about 150lb.
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^^ is anyone else getting tired of these obviously spam posts? They seem to be popping up in a lot of threads recently.
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