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What do you guys think of electric motorcycles, theres a company zero that makes electric dirt, dual sport, and street bike, test rode a dual sport one its pretty awesome, just wish i could afford one right now
 

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I've actually looked into them, they are pretty cool! They even have a dual sport model. Only bad thing is that they are wicked expensive! Especially if you option them out.
 

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Wicked expensive, and limited range...

...those are the two biggest detractors for me. If I need to go into Salt Lake for any reason, I'm already looking at a minimum of 80 miles round trip - without any running around in the city.
 

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My thinking is you younger riders had best be prepared to embrace the electric motorcycle because 25-30 years from now that's all you'll be able to ride. You'll need a special permit to acquire and operate a gasoline-powered motorcycle and that will only be for parades and getting to and from special events showcasing such ancient, obsolete and planet-destroying devices your forefathers ruined the Earth with......

I probably won't be around to collect on it, but I'd bet my next paycheck that by 2045 motorcycles powered by fossil fuels will be obsolete and unavailable in North America and that electric motorcycles will have advanced to the point their price, performance and range will make them viable, even far superior to today's machines, and anybody that grows up riding them won't even express an interest in the machines we ride today except as nostalgic pieces of history.
 

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You're probably right on with that, planalp. Still, in the here and now, they don't fit my needs - or my budget.
 

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You're probably right on with that, planalp. Still, in the here and now, they don't fit my needs - or my budget.
I hear 'ya. I must say I would like to at least try one out to see what it's like, tho. I figure I probably exceed the weight limit, anyway......
 

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I hear 'ya. I must say I would like to at least try one out to see what it's like, tho. I figure I probably exceed the weight limit, anyway......
They're awesome you don't even know your going fast til you look down at the speedo, theres no noise except the wind. I strongly suggest a test ride
 

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09-23-2045, 09:01 am

I just bought a Zero DS45KW.

What is the best electrons to use in it?

I don't want to have to buy the expensive ones from the dealer; what are y'all using?

Tom
 

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lol, Tom.

Electric bikes are definitely the future. That said, I also can't afford one and the technology isn't quite there yet charge wise. But it is most assuredly the future, and I can't wait.
 

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Use Rotella.

I started my kids on a Razor MX500 e-dirt bike. It was a really nice bike for being considered a toy. I liked when I would ride it and then let off the throttle going downhill. Fast, smooth, quiet coasting.
Electric is cool, but I miss the sound, smell, vibrations.
 

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Oh, so Shell makes electrons!

"I will look for the highest energy electron shell, then. It's all just physics. You're a fine man", Tom said energetically.

Lockjaw, explain...

Tom
 

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Explanation. Tom Swifty. Wikipedia is your friend. And Tom is better at this than me. But basically, you write a line of dialogue and end it with "tom said [something related to the dialogue}

"A Tom Swifty was a cool word game made famous by the character Tom Swift," Tom said playfully. :)

Here's a better one.

"Man, it's cold as shit and about to get colder!" Tom said icily.

If Tom Swift had been a badass, which he CERTAINLY wasn't.

:mexican wave:
 

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Half the fun is in the layering. If you can get a pun, double-entendre, or obscure reference in, so much the better.

"Fine man. Get it?", Tom said jokingly....

Tom
 

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Half the fun is in the layering. If you can get a pun, double-entendre, or obscure reference in, so much the better.

"Fine man. Get it?", Tom said jokingly....

Tom
Wow. That took me a minute. I'm gonna go drink my orange juice....

:WellDone:
 
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