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Brammo Empulse / Re: Rideout planning
« Last post by kingcharles on Today at 01:57:02 PM »
This summer I did a number of EVening rides. We drove off after work fully charged for about 100 kilometres and finished at a place with charge posts and nice food. A two hour stop gave us time for a nice conversation and enough charge to get home again (and enough time for food :))
During the last one we had some gas bikes joining too (including our CEO!)

What I find is that I ride more often but shorter rides in stead of a few longer rides.
I also ride the long way home from work every time the weather is good. With a gas bike I did not do this often as I did not want to fuel up the bike so often. But charging at home and at the office for nearly no costs means never worry about a full tank or wasting fuel.
Brammo Empulse / Re: Strange noise riding in the rain
« Last post by kingcharles on Today at 01:44:41 PM »
Aha, well those panels are pretty solid on my bike. Maybe the 2014 was a bit better there?
Today no rattle, the bike was dry, no rain....
Brammo Empulse / Rideout planning
« Last post by Blue Thunder on Today at 07:47:00 AM »
Our typical rideouts today are more or less according to the same schedule.

1. Trip to the meeting point (20km to 120km from home) on highway
45 minutes waiting for the others
2. first part of 60km to 100km or 2 hrs
30 minutes stop to get a drink
3. second part of 60km to 100km or 2 hrs
60-90 minutes lunch break
4. Last part of 60km to 100km or 2 hrs
5. Ride home (up to 120km from home) on highway

Has anyone real life experiences with this kind of trips on an electrical motorcycle?
Most of our rideouts are about 300-500km in total.
I'm very curious to see how we could make this feasible. Especially how I could plan the charging times so I don't have to hold the gas burners which are with me.
Welcome Forum / Re: Our Demographics
« Last post by Blue Thunder on Today at 07:08:07 AM »
Welcome on this forum Blue Thunder. Same Blue Thunder as in MAG and Emiel I guess ?
Indeed, the world is a very small place, isn't it?
I just calculated the TCO of a Brammo empulse R over a 3 year span and hell... this bike is much cheaper than the Tuono I own now. So, plans are to buy the Brammo as soon as my depreciation rate comes at the level I better buy a new bike and that will be early 2016. Meanwhile, I hope range will get better for the 2016 models :-) so I'm not forced to buy a cheapass touring bike for my weekly rideouts and my motorcycle holidays.
Brammo Empulse Mods / Chain Oiler
« Last post by E-viator on Today at 04:57:37 AM »
Nice video!
Off Topic / Re: Fuel Economy Thread
« Last post by opfietse on Today at 12:21:20 AM »
I'll start using my own app and see if it's fit for the purpose. I'm more interested in the power consumption itself, not so much the cost.
And I'll double check my powermeter and if I'm not sure about it's safety I won't use it.
Brammo Empulse / Re: Strange noise riding in the rain
« Last post by frodus on October 22, 2014, 10:39:30 PM »
Not the front of the bike, the side metal guards that go right below the batteries. Behind the radiator, between batteries and the bottom of the bike.
Off Topic / Re: Fuel Economy Thread
« Last post by 00049 (AKA SopFu) on October 22, 2014, 07:20:16 PM »
I was using "Road Trip" app on my iPhone for a little while. I changed "fuel type" to "KWh", and you need to know the price per KWh or for the total cost of the session (most of our charging stations over here are free or tell you exactly how much the session cost you). It works if you are willing to take the time to log every charging session (I lost interest after a bit). I'm pretty sure you can export into Excel from the app, but I just use the average consumption from the app to calculate the per mile cost of my gas vehicles in a separate spreadsheet.

I caution you against using a Kill-a-watt meter. Mine lasted about a month before it caught fire (I do have a thread here on that), and there are many reports of similar issues with them for high power applications. They may be rated at 15 amps, but only for short periods of time. If you're drawing a high load for hours at a time, you may run into issues. Quality isn't there yet. They may not make any for 220V used where you are at. I do know of other people with meters installed into the home fuse box for the outlet being used to charge the bike, but those also cost several hundred dollars. And you can't take those with you when you travel.
Welcome Forum / Re: From 1 cylinder to 0 ...
« Last post by Brammofan on October 22, 2014, 04:00:33 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Mark. You're going to love your Empulse.

There was a guy in the early days of the forum who had a google document spreadsheet that he shared that you might consider using for your power consumption record.  See this post:

Off Topic / Re: Fuel Economy Thread
« Last post by opfietse on October 22, 2014, 03:53:08 PM »
Your spreadsheet pretty much looks like what I had in mind.
In my phone app I can log rides and charges and export that for use in a spreadsheet.
Haven't figured out the details regarding actual kWh or costs, for now (well, starting friday) just logging the SOC (percentages).

Ah, a measuring device, I have something simular at home.
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