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Looked like a perfect day for riding...
 Who was piloting that low flying jet fighter?

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http://youtu.be/F5VBF8Fw134
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No complaints allowed if you can get away with a test in January!  It was about 70 degrees and very windy. 

The rider in the video is an up and coming AFM novice racer named Jaiden Armstrong.  He grew up with Ely Schless' son.  Ely was instrumental in the build of this bike. 

This bike is roughly double the power of the production bike at 100hp and weighs in under 400lbs.  8)
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And... a quick iPhone video:

http://youtu.be/Y7MMnGwdHC8

Looked like a perfect day for riding...
 Who was piloting that low flying jet fighter?

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Good stuff, looking forward to hearing more about this project. The bike looks fantastic btw!
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Off Topic / Re: Gogoro Smartscooter
« Last post by Richard230 on January 31, 2015, 07:08:14 PM »
The Gogoro scooter concept, with its battery swapping idea is an interesting concept, but would it fly in the marketplace?  And can anyone make money in the long run using any sort of battery swapping infrastructure?  Cleanrider.com is not too sure about the idea and if a company can stay in business using battery swapping. Apparently this has been tried before without much success, as this article by Cleanrider explains:

http://cleanrider.com/gogoro-better-place-electric-scooters/
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Brammo News And Views / Re: Looks like they haven't sold ALL the Brammo bikes :)
« Last post by BrammoBrian on January 31, 2015, 04:43:20 PM »
And... a quick iPhone video:

http://youtu.be/Y7MMnGwdHC8
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Brammo News And Views / Re: Looks like they haven't sold ALL the Brammo bikes :)
« Last post by BrammoBrian on January 31, 2015, 04:29:54 PM »
Very true... we will continue to develop our drivetrain (battery, motor, inverter, transmission) technology through Racing as it has been a successful strategy to date. 

This bike is my pet project running back to about the middle of last year when I saw the potential to combine the best of two worlds - the high performance of the RR prototype along with the high reliability and low stress racing of the TTX production based racer.  So... this bike could be seen as a precursor or natural next step in the development of production electric motorcycles; or at least as I envision it.

I did attempt to run the bike in the final AFM race of the season this past October, but it ended prematurely when we discovered a bad seal in the motor end cap that was allowing gearbox oil into the air gap between the rotor and stator, and thought it best to return to base rather than repair at the track.  Since then, I've done some upgrades with the help of friends to further prepare the bike for racing.  This track test was opportunistic and perfect for a "shakedown" to ensure the problems encountered last October had truly been remedied.  Jaiden Armstrong, a promising young AFM racer, and Ely Schless were on hand to assist me with the riding.

Here's some more photos of the bike from the test:







I'll provide more details as the 2015 race season develops and I determine if this bike is racing under a corporate banner or simply as my hobby outside of the office.  Stay tuned...



 
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Mdales,

Please check your inbox on this forum.

Thank you,

Brammo Service
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Brammo Empulse / System fault, no error code, bike unaware it is moving - any guidance?
« Last post by mdales on January 31, 2015, 05:58:01 AM »
My new Empulse R (147 miles on clock, not yet out of first run in stage), does not know it is moving any more.

Symptoms are:

* Everything okay until moving
* On moving, speed reads 0, green stopped-but-drive-engaged warning lights remain flashing as if stopped
* Rev counter still works, as does gear indicator, and motor temp
* After a few hundred meters the red system fault triangle comes on
* No error code on dash, but as it's cold in the UK right now the dash is showing the usual "regen disabled" message

I've turned the bike off and on repeatedly, put it back on charge and off, no help. Mailed Brammo support earlier in the week, still waiting for a response (prodded them again today :), but wondered if anyone here might be able to offer support (even if it's just moral - gutted that my bike is off the road before I'd managed to get it over 3500 rpm :/ ).

My instinct is that the speed sensor has become disconnected - clearly the dash can talk to the motor, just not get any speed info - any tips where to look for that if it's user accessible appreciated.
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Brammo News And Views / Looks like they haven't sold ALL the Brammo bikes :)
« Last post by kingcharles on January 31, 2015, 05:09:36 AM »
Great news!
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