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  • The Electric Bike

    This is something that has been interesting to me for awhile. Generally too expensive, too heavy, short ranges, slow speeds etc.

    But the thought is with a good wind, hydro, solar setup you could essentially have free transportation in a shtf or fuel crisis scenario

    I just recently found this company that has a bike that can do 86 miles! and pretty fast too. I have NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS COMPANY AND AM NOT RECCOMENDING IT, just something I cam across.

    Just a side note, thing I have noticed is you're stuck with whatever bike they want to give you, I know some aftermarket motor kits are sold and what not but this particular guy/site has a pretty sweet battery.

    Anyways check it out

    Also wondering what the drag/weight would do to the range if you were to pull a small wheeled cart

    http://busettii.com/home

    Last edited by Diesel; 04-20-2011, 04:18 PM.
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  • #2
    cool...We have pedal bikes for everyone in the group...and some spare parts...chains...tubes...etc....but that would be idea for cruising to the neighbors to check on things....any idea on $$$?
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    • #3
      $1600/$1700 I think, did u watch the first video they just released a mountainbike with 85 miles range I think
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      • #4
        Just a side note from a serious cyclist like me.... (I've ridden 100 miles in under 5 hours with 3 stops to refill water bottles, it was Labor day and it was HOT) do you really need that long range for a bike? Most importantly make you sure you can recharge it if its all electric. You can get a small gas kit for a bike for under $200. But yes it takes gas and it makes noise. Also, you are VERY vulnerable on a bike and even a small child or dog can knock you over and cause serious damage. Just my 2 pennies

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        • #5
          I bought this guys book. I think he has some youtube vids too...

          I was going to try it on a dirt bike..

          Introduction to The Secrets of El Ninja
          Smooth, fast, quiet, comfortable, clean, and economically smart—that’s what
          electric motorcycles are all about. In most locations, oil products are not used
          to produce the electric energy used for charging batteries, and the cost of running
          an electric motorcycle is less than one-third the cost of running a gas motorcycle.
          Plus, the amount of smog-producing emissions created when driving an electric
          motorcycle is zero.

          This book explains how to easily convert a gas motorcycle to electric power in
          your own garage with standard hand tools (no welding or machining required).
          It describes all the technology fundamentals, performance tradeoffs, and design
          decisions involved in converting a gas motorcycle. It then walks you through a
          straightforward and highly efficient example conversion of a 1987 Kawasaki
          750 sport bike, showing you "The Secrets El Ninja." As a bonus, this book
          also covers maintenance and repair of the electrical components of any electric
          motorcycle.



          http://www.evdeals.com/BidwellSecrets.htm

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