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by boars
Sat, 06 Feb 2021, 19:33
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 10kW Motorbike Conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5207

Re: 10kW Motorbike Conversion

Forgot to comment on here when I watched the video last year. Nice work :D I had pondered using one of those qs hubs on a bike I have. Maybe I'll toy with the water cooled ones after my current projects are done. Recognized the area you're riding while shooting down to dubbo recently. Those big plan...
by boars
Thu, 04 Feb 2021, 14:11
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Sandy Munro with Elon Musk
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Sandy Munro with Elon Musk

Sandy is pretty enthused by Tesla etc, practically giddy in this one haha.
I like Sandy's tear downs of things, find them very interesting to watch.
by boars
Thu, 04 Feb 2021, 14:07
Forum: Other
Topic: Savic Motorcycles
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Savic Motorcycles

Would have been great to see your bike there and it would have fit the theme very well and been in great company as the NZ Britten bike was next to the electrics.
Such delicious pipework and suspension.
by boars
Thu, 04 Feb 2021, 10:53
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Aprilia RS125 electric motorcycle - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: Aprilia RS125 electric motorcycle - SOLD

The bike is progressing (slowly) towards getting on the road. I've had some other project priorities: Mito 125 and a shockingly difficult to get running 85 RZ250 - neither of which are electric but were time consuming none-the-less. I'll pop a thread up when things are a bit closer to the home stret...
by boars
Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 07:46
Forum: Other
Topic: Savic Motorcycles
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Savic Motorcycles

One of their bikes is in THE MOTORCYCLE DESIGN, ART, DESIRE exhibition at GOMA in Brisbane. I went last year to check this bike out specifically (well mostly). I was really hoping I'd like the look of it the flesh, alas it's not my cup of tea. The exhibition runs till April 26th and it's worth a loo...
by boars
Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 15:23
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: The illegibility mania
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: The illegibility mania

No, the version numbering of full self driving is not really related to usability of a touch screen interface. There's a reason I prefer switches, dials and levers to touch screen interfaces. No guessing where things are, options cannot move around dependant on software versions and you can feel for...
by boars
Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 10:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1598

Re: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019

The other thing I forgot to mention is if you ever have to lug around 2 big teenagers (over 6 foot in my case), the small cars are just not practical.

The backs seats in half of these cars are almost just for show when you're tall.
by boars
Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 22:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1598

Re: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019

Purely price. I'd have one if it wasn't so steep. Picking up a Kona for 60k feels like all sorts of stupid to me. Having taken a Tesla for a test drive though, I really want one and will probably get one in 2-3 year period depending on a few factors, affordability being a key component. Nothing insp...
by boars
Sat, 25 Jan 2020, 21:49
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 103
Views: 12204

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

Awesome work :D
by boars
Sat, 18 Jan 2020, 13:01
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: X1 vs S6000?
Replies: 9
Views: 3600

Re: X1 vs S6000?

There’s a change to Aus import rules that kicks-in at the end of this year. We should be able to import and register models of cars and bikes that haven’t been previously sold here. I’m planning to get serious about importing a second-hand Zero (or similar) early next year. Cheers, Pete Q Hi Pete, ...
by boars
Fri, 17 Jan 2020, 16:56
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 24
Views: 2511

Re: That truck

I honestly don't know if I'd rather be hit by a F650 or a Cybertruck but I can tell you it wont end well in either scenario. Well in theory there's less chance of the Cybertruck hitting you with all the safety doodads and better braking... In a f650 you're luckily if you get braking performance equ...
by boars
Fri, 17 Jan 2020, 14:07
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: That truck
Replies: 24
Views: 2511

Re: That truck

I can’t see any form of pedestrian safety in the design or materials used. Is there ANY truck designed for pedestrian safety ? :lol: I know this is an old thread but this a million times. I'm *still* seeing people harp on and on about pedestrian safety... It's not like there's already a tonne of NE...
by boars
Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 08:41
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 103
Views: 12204

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

That looks awesome, cannot wait to see what sort of speed and range you can get out of that - this sort of conversion is very much up my alley if a bike manufacturer doesn't drop something in AU soon. Starting to get really desperate for an electric motorbike. Had a Stealth bomber for a while which ...
by boars
Fri, 25 Oct 2019, 15:28
Forum: Zero
Topic: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?
Replies: 17
Views: 14624

Re: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

Is catavolt still alive as a company? Hadn't seen any posts on social media recently (since last year or jan this year). Hasn't tweeted in years and their website has been under construction for what feels like forever (as a web dev under construction pages give me tiny aneurysms). Not much going on...
by boars
Fri, 25 Oct 2019, 15:26
Forum: Zero
Topic: The 2019 Zero SR-F
Replies: 7
Views: 2669

Re: The 2019 Zero SR-F

Nice bike but unobtainable as a unicorn in Au, meanwhile across the little ditch people in NZ are personally importing them (Zero's in general).

Would that our country wasn't so painful on importing.
by boars
Thu, 24 Oct 2019, 15:26
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts
Replies: 25
Views: 3856

Re: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts

Hasn't seemingly been active on either forum for about 6/7 years (since 2012/13)

You've all got good memory :shock:
by boars
Wed, 23 Oct 2019, 15:42
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts
Replies: 25
Views: 3856

Re: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts

There's a few talented battery builders about these parts that happily sell their services... :D not adverse to getting a new one built. Hard to verify things are as they should be when the battery is dead with my skillset however :s I'm a complete novice when it comes to electrics, and pretty amate...
by boars
Wed, 23 Oct 2019, 10:54
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts
Replies: 25
Views: 3856

Re: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts

Figured as much :D would be a nice work commuter.
by boars
Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 21:06
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts
Replies: 25
Views: 3856

Re: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts

I don't suppose any of these are kicking around in Brisbane still?
Only seem to find them in WA any time I look.
by boars
Thu, 30 May 2019, 22:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV report on the ABC Friday 3rd
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Re: EV report on the ABC Friday 3rd

For those that don't want to dig through the archive - direct link is: https://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/the-business/2019-05-03/electric-car-policy-is-charging-the-political/11079398 This reminds me that it sadly looks like another 4 years of being led by Pollies with the heads firmly in the san...
by boars
Thu, 30 May 2019, 22:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Electric Vehicle Survey Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: Electric Vehicle Survey Australia

Yup it's just a survey platform. A developer will definitely push a survey to get a positive result for their questions, they'll probably even submit more than a few fake anonymous submissions. Ethics? Developer? Hrmn. There's an art to wording your questions, you want (sometimes) to get meaningful ...