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by manlytom
Wed, 16 Sep 2015, 21:37
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Dedicated EV dealership in sydney
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Dedicated EV dealership in sydney

At least Zero motorcycles is ADRing their bikes even if dealers come and go. Would this make direct imports possible?
by manlytom
Fri, 03 Apr 2015, 04:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 450km Manly to Cresent Head - best roads for EV?
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

450km Manly to Cresent Head - best roads for EV?

Update. Successfully got a second charger going. Together I still draw only 10amps. Therefore can charge at many place. Just need to mount it all on the bike now. Trip is starting April 11 and will post more details about route soon. Hope to have charging options every 100km apart.
by manlytom
Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 11:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 450km Manly to Cresent Head - best roads for EV?
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

450km Manly to Cresent Head - best roads for EV?

Hi
Have not converted my Zero to fast charging considering the very limited options available. Just planning to use two chargers on a standard 10A outlet. Will gain with that the right balance between weight and charging speed. Two chargers should charge the zero in 3 to 4 hours.
by manlytom
Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 15:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 450km Manly to Cresent Head - best roads for EV?
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

450km Manly to Cresent Head - best roads for EV?

Thx. Great info. Yeah the stop at the pub is risky. With conservative riding I expect to get 150km range savely. Then top up for a couple of hours to get a further 100k range. Then stop for the night. Repeat. Using google maps to work out route. Switching between settings "avoid motorways" and "bicy...
by manlytom
Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 03:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 450km Manly to Cresent Head - best roads for EV?
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

450km Manly to Cresent Head - best roads for EV?

great - thx for the plugin offer. might come back on this. Wondering if an average speed of 50km/h along the Pacific highway with hills versus a more flat freeway at 100km/h (coz not save going slower) uses less energy. It might pay to do a little research if you have a flat freeway in your area. T...
by manlytom
Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 17:27
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 450km Manly to Cresent Head - best roads for EV?
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

450km Manly to Cresent Head - best roads for EV?

great - thx for the plugin offer. might come back on this. Wondering if an average speed of 50km/h along the Pacific highway with hills versus a more flat freeway at 100km/h (coz not save going slower) uses less energy.
by manlytom
Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 16:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 450km Manly to Cresent Head - best roads for EV?
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

450km Manly to Cresent Head - best roads for EV?

Hi all

planning a road trip on my Zero S 2014 11.4. Going from Manly to Cresent Head and back around Easter. can allow up to two days each way.

looking for best roads that are fun and don't use to much energy. Old Pacific Highway etc.
by manlytom
Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 15:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV motorcycles roadtrip charging stations
Replies: 2
Views: 548

EV motorcycles roadtrip charging stations

Zero Motorcycle Friendly Charging Stations easier clickable link thanks. is a great start to get up to NewCastle. Going just past Port Macquarie. No charging options after Newcastle. Plan is to take the "happy roads", slower and more fun roads to preserve some energy. expecting to get 150km out of ...
by manlytom
Fri, 20 Feb 2015, 01:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV motorcycles roadtrip charging stations
Replies: 2
Views: 548

EV motorcycles roadtrip charging stations

Hi all, here is a map that lists all EV supporting places that allow charging your electric Scooters or motorbikes. It's easy and relatively quick to charge a bike as a standard power outlet will give a top in relative short time. Would be great to see this map of supporting places grow. Great if pu...
by manlytom
Thu, 26 Sep 2013, 04:23
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Sydney Maker Faire - Nov 24 @ Powerhouse
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Sydney Maker Faire - Nov 24 @ Powerhouse

now, I turn up at our meetings with my "zero" and it is a production bike, yet I have taken it apart at least three times and swapped things, changed things -- how does that count ?
guess I will just visit ?
by manlytom
Mon, 09 Sep 2013, 18:48
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: AEVA National AGM, Sydney, 27th October
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

AEVA National AGM, Sydney, 27th October

Is this the reason why the Hunter EV Festival has been postponed? http://www.hunterevfestival.net/index.php/ev-show/ev-show That makes sense, nobody will be there to exhibit :P Hi Vectrix, this is an older post relevant to 2012 I believe. Guess its more the election outcome that delays us caring ab...
by manlytom
Fri, 03 May 2013, 20:12
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: eFXC Round 1
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

eFXC Round 1

ohmboy wrote: Information on eFXC racing for 2013 can be found here.


thx for the details. have we got a lineup info already ?
by manlytom
Mon, 29 Apr 2013, 15:17
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: eFXC Round 1
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

eFXC Round 1

The first round of the eFXC Electric Bike Races will be held at Wakefield Park near Goulburn on May 3rd 4th and 5th. Come and support the AEVA members racing their Electric Bikes. More details here . Mark Hi Mark I might be a bit lost between all the MC classes on the fx website. Not a great site a...
by manlytom
Thu, 13 Sep 2012, 16:17
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Northern Beaches Car & Bike Fest - Sept 16
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Northern Beaches Car & Bike Fest - Sept 16

yet another one this Sunday - will go with my Zero ! Who else goes ? Northern Beaches Car & Bike Fest For one day only see the biggest collection of cars & bikes on the northern beaches Date:       16th Sep 2012 Time:       9:30am - 3pm Details:       On display for one day only, the biggest collect...
by manlytom
Thu, 13 Sep 2012, 03:00
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: AEVA National AGM, Sydney, 27th October
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

AEVA National AGM, Sydney, 27th October

Hi so it has a display of EVs ? meaning we all turn up with ours and can display htem ? or do we register somehow ?

cheers
FansofZero Moto
PS at least that event is just within my range of riding !
by manlytom
Mon, 23 Jul 2012, 18:59
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: great performance electric motorcycle
Replies: 2
Views: 965

great performance electric motorcycle

thanks Andrew with a 2010 Zero model we tried to tune the controller. Turns out you cannot change that much - or not have much effect. Then on electricmotorcylces.com feedback is:       Re: Re: 2011 DS Alltrax controller OEM parameters « Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 11:45:39 PM »      Reply with quo...
by manlytom
Mon, 23 Jul 2012, 18:34
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: MotorEx July 21, 22
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

MotorEx July 21, 22

OK, time I get organised I guess. we need to get catavolt and Zero to participate in such events !
by manlytom
Mon, 23 Jul 2012, 04:50
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: great performance electric motorcycle
Replies: 2
Views: 965

great performance electric motorcycle

OK - not a full on conversion. more like sticking to it and getting a prototype (2010 models) to work - 2011 and onwards. One of two in Australia - my Zero 2011S motorcycle is going well now. Did not like the standard factory setup and started to change to LED indicators, brake light etc. now lookin...
by manlytom
Mon, 23 Jul 2012, 03:44
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: MotorEx July 21, 22
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

MotorEx July 21, 22

great -- sadly I coudlnt make it with my Zero. Any motorbikes at all ?
by manlytom
Fri, 06 Jul 2012, 16:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?
Replies: 17
Views: 2762

Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?

yes, lets talk. how do we define "a bargain" for an EV bike that delivers ? overall investment into a complete package, yet not the fun building it all -- a build of similar specs might be costly - guess even more than the orginal purchase price of the Zero... I am in Sydney Northern beaches / or No...
by manlytom
Wed, 20 Jun 2012, 04:59
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Grass roots electric racing class
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Grass roots electric racing class

suggestion, to get the message out. production stock EV motorcycles. they are here, can race. good fun.
on racetrack -
or offtrack. MX. or is that already just happening ?
by manlytom
Wed, 20 Jun 2012, 04:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?
Replies: 17
Views: 2762

Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?

OK, u got a donour bike. was about to offer you my Zero 2011 S at a bargain. guess you really want to build it as well. the 2011S and for that the 2010 models all meet your specs with lots of fun riding it. off/onroad whatever. not sure about the cost but Zero offers as well offers drive traines. mi...
by manlytom
Wed, 20 Jun 2012, 04:27
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Casual Meetings
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Casual Meetings

Tuesday's not so good for me and unless I can charge up at the venue range a bit limited to 50-60km roundtrip from Manly. So gives most of the beaches and up to Terry Hills.
Any suggestions for venue's that way ?
by manlytom
Sat, 21 Apr 2012, 18:07
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia’s first electric supercar!
Replies: 56
Views: 7604

Australia’s first electric supercar!

Hi Matt guess we are getting off topic to first eletric superbike here .... in this section. we migth start a new thread on electric motorcyles. To you question about controller. Zero uses the Alltrax controller and in the 2010 model we could just plug in and play with it. HAve not tried that with t...
by manlytom
Sat, 14 Apr 2012, 02:08
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Zero Motorcycles - super fun high performance EV
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Zero Motorcycles - super fun high performance EV

Hi all. as I see posts about Leafs and Mievs and Volts I believe it is OK to start one on the Zero motorcycle. how of you out there has got experience or is interested in them ? On my part I am having loads of fun on my 2011 S streetfighter and it is blast. No sound, belt drive, range up to 70km, to...