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Victory Empulse / Re: Mine is Dead now too
« Last post by HadesOmega on Today at 05:13:17 AM »
Cool good they hooked you up.  Have fun :)  How'd you lower the footpegs?  I'm beginning to realize I might be a little big for the Empulse, it feels cramped compared to my ZR7.
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Off Topic / Re: BMW C-Evolution scooter arriving in California soon
« Last post by ways_ahead on Today at 01:39:37 AM »
If anybody is interested in my experiences after 1000 km, written in German:

http://www.goingelectric.de/forum/elektroroller/bmw-c-evolution-1-woche-probefahrt-t25660.html
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Off Topic / Re: BMW C-Evolution scooter batteries
« Last post by ways_ahead on Today at 01:34:39 AM »
Thanks for the link. It's interesting. I just rode a rented C Evolution for almost 1000 km and find it great. If it had a 3-phase 11 kW charger I might trade in my Empulse for it.

Apparently, in spite of the low max. charging current for the modules, the 12,5 kW battery of the Long Range model should still allow to double or triple the low available charging power of 3 kW
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Victory Empulse / Shifting without clutch
« Last post by MichaelJ on August 19, 2017, 11:34:14 PM »
If shifting without clutch causes problems, the only symptom I've encountered so far is forgetting how to use the clutch to shift smoothly.  At this point, I think my out-of-practice use of the clutch would do damage to the gearbox.  :)
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Victory Empulse / Re: Mine is Dead now too
« Last post by shayan on August 19, 2017, 08:36:24 PM »
I took a 1000 cc sports bike off the line for about a 1/2 block. Repeated it 3 times. I used 1st gear and shifted without clutch at 6K rpm.

Aah without clutch is another way of saving a second or so. All those fancy bikes have quickshifters!
Will shifting without clutch too much, damage the clutch/gearbox?
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Victory Empulse / Re: Mine is Dead now too
« Last post by Shinysideup on August 19, 2017, 06:45:40 PM »
I took a 1000 cc sports bike off the line for about a 1/2 block. Repeated it 3 times. I used 1st gear and shifted without clutch at 6K rpm.
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Victory Empulse / Re: Mine is Dead now too
« Last post by MichaelJ on August 19, 2017, 10:21:28 AM »
Congratulations, Paul!
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Victory Empulse / Re: Mine is Dead now too
« Last post by shayan on August 18, 2017, 10:49:23 PM »
Congratulations on the new bike! I'm jealous about the performance forks now. Though i wished victory offered forged aluminium wheels too as an option like how energica offers.

(Assuming u were asking me) Yes i did get a new Empulse, but this was last september and before Polaris announced Victory's end of life. Around 4600 miles and going good! Havent seen real big issues so far and getting a good 85+ miles on freeway riding. So I feel its worth it :)

Congrats! And that's nice range for freeway riding! I'm really tempted to test my Enertia but at the same time scared to push it that hard on max throttle considering it is 7 yrs old... I'm getting about 40 miles of range around town so pretty happy

Great! I guess i am gentle on the throttle most times, unless i see bikers at red lights and i choose to race if its not a 1000cc motorcycle. I've had some good success (0-70mph) against 650cc, cruisers and maybe on a lucky day against something like 600RR. The trick is to start in 2nd gear ;)
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Victory Empulse / Re: Who needs a spare key?
« Last post by PaulHMartinez on August 18, 2017, 09:50:47 PM »
So the new bike came with 4 keys.
I had order blanks in anticipation of needing a copy.
So I have 2 more available if anyone needs one.
$10 shipping included.
Thanks
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Victory Empulse / Re: Mine is Dead now too
« Last post by PaulHMartinez on August 18, 2017, 09:48:44 PM »
New bike in the garage!
With preformance fork, set up by some of my genius motorcycle racer types. Rides so much better now. Came way too stiff to commute.
Rode it to work 3 times last week.
So far so good. Battery even seems to be better on this one.
The original was VIN 066 this one is 0216. Improved, maybe.
All I know is I'm not burning gas again and it's still very cool.
I've added the lowered pegs and handle bar riser and Puig windscreen.
Tomorrow I'm going to attempt to ad a gel pad into the seat.
I managed to find a set of GIVI racks for side cases, hope to get cases soon.
Was a long ordeal,  but seems to have finally worked out.
I'm giving Victory a second chance.

By the way I did make contact with Brammo about the ongoing repair that couldn't be preformed.
They referred me to Victory and said they no longer support any motorcycles.

Thanks

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