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Brammo Empulse / Re: System Fault v58 VCU +12v Out of Spec
« Last post by Virtually Yours on March 26, 2015, 10:10:11 PM »
Ok good to know. Thanks! My first replacement was a year and a half after I got the bike (+/-8k miles) and 1 year after I put on the extra LEDs. Then again now 6 months...
So I spoke to Andres today. He said they just received the part today and will start working on the bike tomorrow. He is also going to test the difference in draw with the LEDs on and off to try to determine if this is the problem. I also gave him a laundry list of things to do being the bike was there including testing the batteries.. I may or may not get it back on Saturday.
So I did my best (please be kind b/c I'm no E engineer) to calculate the amount of amps all my extra lights may be pulling. I found something that said an LED chip is 0.08 amps. 99 chips x .08 = .66 amps. The Hyperlites web site said the draw of a set of 2 lights were little more then .25 amps, I have two sets so .5 amps + .66 amps = 1.16, call it 1.2 amps or <1.5 amps.
Would that be enough to throw off the DC/DC converter? Or say if I upgraded my headlight to a LED and all the lights together draws less amps then the stock headlight, would that also throw off the DC/DC converter?
Could a bad battery cell(s) damage the converter?
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Brammo News And Views / Re: Motley Fool article features Brammo and Polaris
« Last post by Ted Dillard on March 26, 2015, 03:56:47 PM »
... an interesting contrast to Dillard's article on the subject and comments ...

Curious which of the 10 or so recent stories I've done you're referring to.   ::)

http://insideevs.com/?s=brammo

...but yeah, I pretty much first, think the jury is still out on the Polaris strategy and plan, which, since there's no information except crumbs like the trademark registration, and second, I can only report on the facts of the continuing Brammo saga as I can find them.  I hope I'm pretty clear when I'm drawing inferences from those, and especially in the case of Brammo, have tried really hard not to make guesses. 

So, for now, I can only talk about one side of the story.  When the Polaris story is available, I'll be talking about them, and probably a lot more than Brammo since Polaris will be makin' the bikes.   ;D

Bottom line, though, whether you feel Brammo was mismanaged or not, I do agree with the Fool that the Polaris move was smart, and timely as well.  It's almost like they let HD do their (very expensive) market research for them, then pulled the trigger, isn't it? 

And yes, on top of everything, it seems pretty clear they got what they got for a bargain-basement price. 
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Brammo News And Views / Re: Motley Fool article features Brammo and Polaris
« Last post by EmpulseRider on March 26, 2015, 03:27:28 PM »
I agree, no new information. I enjoyed reading the article though considering the dearth of new information... even repackaged information is better than nothing.
They would be crazy not to complete development on the RR. I got some pretty strong vibes from Brammo that the RR was going to happen soon. I guess we will have to wait and see.
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Brammo Empulse Mods / Re: Brian's New 2014 Empulse R mods.
« Last post by ttxgpfan on March 26, 2015, 01:24:49 PM »
Wow, OK, been a while. Sorry about that. Ah, no changes to the battery or motor. However, I am pretty sure if you decide to race it they'll work on what little programming changes are available to the controller and possibly the BMS. I believe the spirit behind the BMS was a true SuperSport for the club racer and to keep the motor and batteries as dead reliable as possible.
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Brammo News And Views / Re: Motley Fool article features Brammo and Polaris
« Last post by roma258 on March 26, 2015, 01:14:28 PM »
My issue with the article is that it doesn't really bring any new information to the table. It's speculative market analysis, which is obviously what that website does, but it doesn't really move the needle as far as giving hints about Polaris's intentions beyond what we already know.

Having finally put a few miles on my Empulse R, I'm pretty convinced that it's a credible platform that could be developed into something special. I just want to know if Polaris will continue that, or veer in a completely different (read, cruiser-ish) direction. Or just sit on it, since it's such small peanuts for them in the grand scheme of things.
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Brammo News And Views / Re: Motley Fool article features Brammo and Polaris
« Last post by ttxgpfan on March 26, 2015, 12:15:28 PM »
Yes it was a positive article, and I found it an interesting contrast to Dillard's article on the subject and comments on said article. The InsideEV article and comments pointed at a poorly lead, and hence basically failed Brammo had its  motorcycle production arm effectively repo'd. This Mottly article points at a Polaris that instead is gunning to be a leader in the future. But I can't help but feel the article's scope was a bit narrow. When(if?) Polaris starts producing "proper" electric motorcycles they aren't just just beating the other North American juggernaut H-D to the punch, they are beating EVERY OTHER major motorcycle manufacturer in the world; i.e. Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Ducati, Aprillia, Bimota, MotoGuzzi, Triumph, and EBR. Plus a bunch of main land Asian manufacturers I don't know about. They just beat every single one of their competitors to the punch.

Of course both could be true. Brammo could very well be poorly managed and it is playing straight into a win-win for Polaris as they go on to beat everyone to the punch.
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Brammo News And Views / Re: Motley Fool article features Brammo and Polaris
« Last post by Richard230 on March 25, 2015, 04:58:10 PM »
I agree. Not only is it a positive article, but it doesn't appear to contain any EV hot air, which is a refreshing breeze.

I sure hope H-D doesn't decide to buy out Zero as a means to jump-start their EV production.  They have a very poor record of buying out small companies and then closing them down after a short period of time.   :(
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Brammo News And Views / Motley Fool article features Brammo and Polaris
« Last post by Brammofan on March 25, 2015, 04:11:24 PM »
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Brammo News And Views / Re: brammo empulse police at Malaga Spain
« Last post by katacrak on March 25, 2015, 07:25:26 AM »
I do not know. but the Spanish importer nextmotorbike which was prepared.
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Brammo News And Views / brammo empulse police at Malaga Spain
« Last post by kingcharles on March 24, 2015, 05:19:23 PM »
Surprised to see that they used E1's as the base.
Who made those top box mounts?
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