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Welcome Forum / Re: Another new member
« Last post by frodus on March 29, 2017, 02:00:37 PM »
Welcome Forum / Another new member
« Last post by siai47 on March 29, 2017, 01:37:55 PM »
I just registered for the forum today but have been lurking here and other Brammo forums for several years.  I have been interested in Alternative fuel vehicles for a number of years and have been waiting to pull the trigger on an electric motorcycle for quite awhile.  My vehicles over the years have run the gambit of hybrid, BEV and natural gas power.  The oldest pure BEV was a Grumman "Kurbwatt" postal van.  Then I purchased two S-10E pickups (couldn't get an EV-1).  One was lead-acid and the other NiMh.  The first really complete electric I owned until I sold them and got a 2002 RAV4-EV.  That was a landmark vehicle--still one of the best I had.  Sold it and replaced it with a Nissan LEAF--another (minor) step forward except the RAV4 with NiMH batteries bested the LEAF with Li-Ion for range.  Both were leases and when they ended I leased a Mitsubishi I-MiEV for no money down and $99 a month payment.  Slightly lower range than the LEAF but a good solid almost "free" car.  I finally took the plunge and bought a new 2014 Tesla Model S sedan.  Single motor S85, pre-autopilot.  Great car, great range but not practical for me--a little large and pretentious for my tastes so although I enjoyed it, I traded it in (even up) for a new 2017 Volt and a new 2015 Impala CNG.

As far as motorcycles, the only electric I owned was a Vectrix scooter which I drove until the charger failed and I couldn't repair it.  It's NiMh batteries now reside in my home backup power system.  I followed the wind-down at Brammo and watched the Polaris purchase hoping that new money coming in might lead to some neat new products from Polaris/Victory.  I never imagined that Victory would close it's doors (or was operating on such thin margins) that Euro 4 specs and ABS brake requirements would put the final nail in the coffin for the company ---- and the Empulse.  So about a month ago, I bought a new Empulse TT from a dealer at an excellent price.  A friend of mine is picking it up in Michigan as I write this and trailering it to it's new home in central Florida.  In the meantime I have a small pile of parts (forks, flyscreen, fender eliminator, frame protector and service manual) sitting here waiting for the bikes arrival. 

Kind of a long intro, but the information on this forum has really helped me make the purchase decision and also decisions about modifications that I might want to do in the future.  I hope I can help in some small way to repay the efforts of all the members that came before me in getting some of the mysteries of the Empulse unraveled. 
Brammo Empulse / Re: Guerrilla charging
« Last post by shayan on March 29, 2017, 12:50:43 PM »
Where is this? :D

Also, awesome looking bike!!
Brammo Empulse Mods / Re: Goodie package from Brammo!
« Last post by RolfC on March 29, 2017, 08:59:40 AM »
7racer can you take more pictures of the tail tidy bracket? I would like to build one myself.
Brammo Empulse / Guerrilla charging
« Last post by Virtually Yours on March 28, 2017, 05:06:21 PM »
Guerrilla charging  ;D
@ Bob K.

It's definitely interesting...  However, I built an open source EVSE L1/L2 (auto) 50 AMP that I use for my EV's.  This gives me adequate charging time while at home.

Is your goal to just have faster charging while 'out and about'?  I find that there are plenty of L2's that I can use with my Empulse.  The amount of time spent charging hasn't actually been a factor for me... However, I don't use this bike as my everyday motorcycle.  Would like to hear your thoughts...

Gear or Merchandise for Sale / BRAND NEW Carbon Kit for Empulse
« Last post by Harlan on March 28, 2017, 11:11:02 AM »
We're doing a bit of spring cleaning around the shop and letting some stuff go at great prices. Brand new carbon kit for the Empulse on ebay:

Besides this one, I have one more carbon kit in stock however it is missing the rear hugger. You can call or email if interested. harlan at 323.654.8271
Hello All,

Recently bought a new 2016 Victory Empulse TT because the price was crazy good.  With the dissolving of Victory, dealerships are basically giving these EM's away.  Luckily, this one had the upgraded Marzocchi forks and the dealership didn't notice until the sale was almost complete.  No kidding.  So to compromise, I got it at cost. ha!

Since then, I've added 1000+ miles and a few mods...

- Motogadget m-Blaze disc bar end turn signals
- D.I.D. VX2 520 chain (Gold)
- littlefreak3000's fender eliminator (3D printed by shapeways)
- Radiantz Z-flex strip (brake light/amber turn signals)
- customTAYLOR33 High Intensity Grade Reflective Wheel tape (RED)
- Pit Bull 8mm Spool Kit (Red)
- HOTSYSTEM LED License Plate Screw light
- Shaved the front turn signal brackets and re-painted black

My goal was to have the bike look as clean as possible.  I have a few additional things I plan to do soon...  powder coating the pegs, brake lever, shift lever, etc.  I'll also add a Prestige tag...something like AMPED, ELKTRK, NOGAS, etc.  Haven't decided yet...

You can tell by my subject line that I own and have been driving EV's for many years...  It's strange to me that these bikes haven't caught on more.  I don't know anyone in Georgia with an electric bike???  Regardless, this bike is amazing in the North Georgia Mountains.  I plan to trailer it to Tail of the Dragon, Devil's Triangle, and a few other places this season.  Keep it clean, Jason

     You're aware of the DigiNow Supercharger V2?

It is claimed to work on the Empulse TT.
Have any interest in installing one?  I'm looking at buying an Empulse TT soon and have asked Brandon of DigiNow about installation.  Thought we could get a discount together.

-Bob K.
Off Topic / Re: Mugen electric "monster"
« Last post by Brammofan on March 27, 2017, 06:14:05 PM »
Agreed, but the big news, I think, is that Honda is finally out of the closet, so to speak, about their EV aspirations.
Off Topic / Mugen electric "monster"
« Last post by Richard230 on March 27, 2017, 05:52:51 PM »
To me it looks more like a show styling exercise than anything resembling a future production motorcycle.  ???  I am not seeing a whole lot of batteries in that bike.  ::)
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