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Bikes For Sale Or Auction / 2012 Brammo Enertia for sale
« Last post by jshapard37 on November 27, 2014, 10:45:46 PM »
I have a 2012 Brammo Enertia for sale in southern California (DTLA) with less than 1,000 miles.  The bike is in excellent condition and I have just not had the time to ride it.  The color is black.  I am asking $5,000 and can arrange for a test drive if you are in in the downtown Los Angeles area.  Please ask me with any questions and I would be happy to answer them.  Thanks
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Off Topic / Italjet electric bicycles
« Last post by Richard230 on November 27, 2014, 10:42:06 AM »
Italjet is back in business and making some pretty nice looking electric bicycles, along with a sexy video to promote them:

http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/italjet-convergence-between-e-bikes-and-electric-motorcycles.htm
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Brammo Enertia Mods / Enertia Classic Luggage Rack and Tail Tidy
« Last post by chansuresh on November 26, 2014, 09:29:10 PM »
I bought a used 2009 Enertia Classic in Sept 2014 and have made some mods that make it a much more useful commuter: 1. O-ring chain  2. Windshield  3. Tail Tidy and Luggage Rack with LED lights. The last is the best since it increases safety and practicality. I'm not a 100% done since I plan to paint the aluminum rack black and improve the fit and finish to look like OEM.  The overall look is close enough to a stock and I like it. Now I can strap my Tumi briefcase behind the seat securely and not obscure my tail light. Also I have a place to drape soft side panniers if needed


Other options: Sling briefcase on shoulder is unsafe. Givi side cases are expensive ~$500 kit, still too small and changes the sleek look of bike. Soft side cases from Brammo are way too small.

Here is how I did it:
1. Cut off the Stop light assembly from the Tail plastic assembly - cut just to the rear of the hole closest to the seat. You can use a simple hacksaw or knife to do this.
2. Remounted the tail light assembly and the turn signals just above the the license plate light -- the turn signal light bolt (red) is used as fastener; A second hole is needed for turn signal cables to pass; a third hold for a small M4 bolt (blue) to prevent the tail light from rotating; some plastic trimming needed; Closed off the holes in back of tail light for wires with tape to prevent rain going in.
3. The metal brackets attached to body has an upward facing kidney-shape flange to cover back of seat -  this was cut off. No other changes or drilling are needed on the metal bracket of body.
4. I then proceeded to create a 2-tier storage area in the space cleared by the tail light. A thinner piece of aluminum was shaped exactly to match the plastic' tail racks contour and forms the lower rack (blue line under tail light).  A thicker aluminum plate with 2 simple bends provides a platform for my briefcase. Both are anchored to the tail metal bracket (no extension) using original holes and M6 bolts (green).
5. I also bought Brammo soft side case racks (the supports only) for left and right ($55 a piece) and mounted with M10-30 bolts into the bike's frame bolt holes. These will provide strong anchors (orange) for 2 ROK straps attached to them, but also allow soft luggage draped over the luggage platform.
6.  Look - A place for my briefcase with ROK strap attachment;  Since it is so close to the frame it does not create a cantilever effect and is easily strong enough.  And a bonus area accessed from the back under the tail light -- to store your toolkit, puncture kit and extension cord etc.
7. Finally to wire this all back up you need to extend the tail light wires, but rest are long enough (remember we never lengthened the tail).   At this time I also added a http://www.run-n-lites.com/prod-LiteBlazer.html to provide extra visibility.

Total cost was Brammo Side pannier racks (part# 95187532 RHS and 84955531 LHS) $110 + LED Lite Blazer $75 + Aluminum and fasteners $20 +ROk straps $13;
Warning! While body and metal rack is unmodified and aluminum platform is close to the frame and strong, a briefcase or bag is all I would put there.  DO NOT OVERLOAD OR USE AS SEAT.
Hope this helps.
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Brammo Enertia / Windshield for Enertia Classic
« Last post by chansuresh on November 26, 2014, 08:15:14 PM »
I recently purchased a used Enertia Classic. I needed 2 mods to make it a better commuter - - a luggage rack and a windshield / windscreen / fairing.  I'll  write about the Windshield mod here. Please look http://brammoforum.com/index.php?topic=2821.0 for the tail tidy and luggage rack post.

Windshield for Enertia Classic -- As folks know there is a Brammo small windshield part for the Enertia Plus but it mounts to the headlight bracket and won't fit the Classic. Then I pursued the National Cycle Deflector DX suggested above, but the company told it won't fit either since the support clamp bars will interfere with the LCD display.  I am glad to report that I found a generic windshield on Craigslist and was able to make it work with no changes to the bike.  See picture and instructions below.

1. Model of Windshield is Cyclear made in Collierville, TN. There are 2 markings on the windshield as follows. Embossed in plastic: Cyclear DOT309 - M321AS6;  There is also a sticker with the company name and address and Serial # M137205.  It seems to have come off a Harley but the shape and size is perfect for the Enertia, the only drawback being a curl near the headlight

2. My windshield came with 2 handlebar brackets and 2 brackets that would mount to a fork and all using SAE bolts. To attach to the bike, I used the handlebar brackets with no modification. However for the lower brackets, I had to remove the fork ring clamp that came with the windshield and use only the collar that pinches the windshield connecting rod and use a M6 metric bolt to attach the collar to the fork cross bars (see picture). In this position the rod clamps had to be reversed outside-in to allow the connecting rod to attach to the outside of the windshield (see pics)


Then with a person seated on the bike and leveled, you just have to move around the clamps and find the right fit. I chose to pull out the windshield about 1/4" in front of the headlamp to ensure there would'nt be accidental bumping or chafing of screen with headlamp or LCD dash. My ride is now quieter, more comfortable and warmer.
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Brammo News And Views / Re: Brammo Pebble Watchface
« Last post by opfietse on November 26, 2014, 04:40:32 PM »
I've got it on my Pebble!
Thanks!
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Trip Reports / Re: Ever run out of charge?
« Last post by JeffK on November 26, 2014, 04:52:03 AM »
Had it twice this year,
Always some 2 miles from my destination.
5-8% SOC, so just when I thought I was going to make it and as a result not too easy on the gas. :(
Then in one second 5%->0%

The software will protect the batteries from damage so it will shut down the system before damage will occur, AFAIK.
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Brammo Enertia Plus / Re: System Fault V58?
« Last post by FrankH on November 26, 2014, 03:46:17 AM »
It has shown up on my Enertia as "Service Req'd V58" and it's in the owner's manual as 'VCU +12V out of spec."

Ah yes you're right, I missed that one because my manual is falling apart in the error messages section. ;)

I think with newer firmware versions, a lot of "service req'd" messages were downgraded to "system fault", and they don't require restarting anymore.

I'm tending to ignore it and just maintain my BrammoGrin (tm).

I guess I'll do the same. Haven't seen it again yet.

Thanks for clearing that up!
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Brammo Racing / Re: ELMOFO garage explored
« Last post by dbsuperbiker on November 25, 2014, 08:56:18 PM »
nice article, thanks for sharing
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Brammo Racing / ELMOFO garage explored
« Last post by Brammofan on November 25, 2014, 08:43:29 AM »
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Brammo News And Views / Re: Brammo Pebble Watchface
« Last post by kingcharles on November 25, 2014, 06:11:53 AM »
With my luck it was bound to happen, the font I used for the time display has a bug...
http://forums.getpebble.com/discussion/comment/77211/
I will update the txt file with a workaround
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