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Brammo Empulse / Re: Coolant change
« Last post by JeffK on Today at 02:48:14 AM »
So, any tips and tricks?
Where to drain, where to fill up?
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Victory Empulse / Re: Victory to race an RR at Pikes Peak
« Last post by willss01 on Today at 12:25:18 AM »
I had a repeat of an earlier post
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Victory Empulse / Re: Victory to race an RR at Pikes Peak
« Last post by Shinysideup on June 26, 2016, 05:39:49 PM »
So does that mean that the Section 4 time of 3:06.790 posted on the above link is in error??
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Victory Empulse / Re: Victory to race an RR at Pikes Peak
« Last post by Brammofan on June 26, 2016, 03:36:39 PM »
Earlier today, Brian Wismann tweeted: brammodesigner: For those at home, Don has had transponder issues, so don't panic if his sector time doesn't come up. @CycleWorldMag @CW1Canet @PPIHC

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Victory Empulse / Re: Victory to race an RR at Pikes Peak
« Last post by Shinysideup on June 26, 2016, 02:49:56 PM »
If I understand the live timing app correctly the Victory Empulse RR lost the overall bike win in the last sector.
Does anybody know the reason for the "slow" last sector? I doubt it could be battery capacity because Isle of Man is a lot longer distance.

I don't have the app, but, if I'm reading this page correctly, the Empulse TT took the electric bike first place, beat Victory's ICE bike by a a couple of seconds, and did indeed post a time only in the last sector that was short of the Kawasaki. So, at 10:17.813, he was 4.7 seconds behind the Kawasaki.  >:( And 15th place overall. I agree, SOMETHING must have happened at the end of the race. Bike or rider?

http://ppihc.livetiming.net/ppihc/

Mark Miller on the Zero came in at 11:20.448, for a 44th overall placing.

Also interesting to me: EV's took 2nd, 3rd, and 5th place.

First place was by a Norma full-on LeMans type race car which also won in 2014 and was built especially for this event by a company that was started to build cards specifically for the French hill climbing championship. The driver, Romain Dumas, bested his 2014 time by almost 14 seconds: 8:51.445 vs. 9:05.801.
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Victory Empulse / Victory to race an RR at Pikes Peak
« Last post by kingcharles on June 26, 2016, 01:21:58 PM »
If I understand the live timing app correctly the Victory Empulse RR lost the overall bike win in the last sector.
Does anybody know the reason for the "slow" last sector? I doubt it could be battery capacity because Isle of Man is a lot longer distance.
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Last I heard, is that the company that makes the powercharger (Eltek Valere) sold it to another company and that company may have decided not to make them anymore, so sourcing them may be the issue.

Also, they're CANBUS, so the VCU controls it. Just need to get the right model.
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Nevermind they won't release the parts off the OC bike :(
Figures that would be to easy.
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Brammo Empulse / Re: My Empulse thus far
« Last post by willss01 on June 24, 2016, 01:42:23 PM »
So I actually received a call from Polaris today ....  :o
I was speechless especially after they told me they are trying to get a hold of the right part..... right part? I thought the plan was to re-wire the old one! So my plan was to get a hold of this spare on board charger in Orange County and plug it in myself but they won't release the parts.
Being the nice guy I am (suspecting communication inside polaris is harder than it is here, in the outside/real world) I called up the Lakewood dealership currently holding my Brammo and told them what I knew. I could hear the relief in his voice when I told him that they weren't planning on reconfiguring the on board charger.

I've tried to keep an open mind and be as understanding as possible. I don't blame anyone working at the lakewood polaris or even working for polaris they are all just doing their jobs. I don't want to give anyone a reason to not buy an electric bike or in anyway tarnish the Empulse name. I am simply telling my story and I hope I have it the worst or anyone worse off they are compensated. I have yet to talk about any sort of discount, signed anything allowing them to work on my bike or agreed on paper to pay for any kind of "work" they think they've done so far. I contacted a lawyer and because it isn't a car, I basically have no case. I will continue to both work on tracking downthis part or a replacement myself and see what legal rights I have, or more likely legal rights we have as a collective since I see I am not the only one.
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http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en-us/shop/parts#/Victory/V16EZBRRBB%2f%2fCB_EMPULSE_TT_(2016)_(R03)/BATTERIES_AND_CHARGING_SYSTEM%2c_ON_BOARD_CHARGER_-_V16EZBRRBB%2f%2fCB_(800122)/122424/130409
That's a link to the 2016 empulse charging controller or on board controller and I've attached a close up of my on board charger/charging controller. I am hoping to get a hold of the on board charger from the orange county Westminster polaris dealers from their 2014 as Chocula  so helpfully suggested. I've contacted Chris and he's looking into it.
As far as I can tell the new one has 2 wire clusters and mine has three: 2 orange cables and 2 small individual wires one black one white I'm doing all of this without actually having the bike so sorry for the guess work but that's why I need help!
Always much appreciated
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