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Postby duke1 » 12 Jun 2019, 10:50

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Postby Burgerman » 12 Jun 2019, 11:05

All the parts are easily available. So...
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Re: i want one!

Postby hank » 12 Jun 2019, 12:25

Looks like a motor off a zero dsr motorbike used
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Postby Scooterman » 12 Jun 2019, 16:56

hank wrote:Looks like a motor off a zero dsr motorbike used

So it's electric? I've seen it before but assumed it was a 2-stroke engine.
Can it go slowly as well?
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Postby Burgerman » 12 Jun 2019, 17:00

Theres loads of different ones. One does have a bike engine. Some electric. But not using 24V, brushed motors, or mobility controllers! Slowly? Yes but not as smooth or as controlled as you would want.
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Postby Scooterman » 12 Jun 2019, 18:50

Burgerman wrote:Theres loads of different ones. One does have a bike engine. Some electric. But not using 24V, brushed motors, or mobility controllers! Slowly? Yes but not as smooth or as controlled as you would want.

:thumbup:

I'm surprised he's not wearing a seat belt? I always have the lap belt buckled up on the scooter. But not so much on the Salsa as it has 10 degrees of fixed dump and a contoured cushion.
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Postby greybeard » 12 Jun 2019, 19:50

If you were driving that thing at 60mph would you really want to be tied securely to it? Or would you prefer to be tossed clear when you inevitably did something really silly and totalled it?
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Postby duke1 » 12 Jun 2019, 21:49

hank wrote:Looks like a motor off a zero dsr motorbike used

apparently it says at the start it uses a prototype tesla motor i bet costs a fortune and i am sure he must have changed the running gear i cant see an ordinary scooter lasting more than a run or 2 but it does look dangerous fun! :)
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Postby Burgerman » 13 Jun 2019, 00:58

Not a tesla motor I think, I saw one. Its a massive complex casting, with oil cooling, water cooling, and physically heavy / big. Maybe a section of a tesla battery.
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Postby hank » 13 Jun 2019, 09:52

Should be something like this
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Postby Scooterman » 13 Jun 2019, 15:31

greybeard wrote:If you were driving that thing at 60mph would you really want to be tied securely to it? Or would you prefer to be tossed clear when you inevitably did something really silly and totalled it?

That's always been a conundrum for me, as I mainly ride my 'more sedate' (10 mph) scooter on the road. I remember discussing with my mum whether I should (or should not) buckle up. My thought was that if saw a vehicle bearing down in my mirrors I could dive off the scooter into the bushes . But she said I couldn't physically leap off it anyhow. And she's right I couldn't, so I think I'm best buckled up and hope scooter provides some form of protection.

But I agree with you, at 60mph it probably would be safer being thrown off providing you weren't thrown off into the path of oncoming traffic. hanged

BM - Do you think if you'd been thrown off when you hit the grass verge instead of the ditch you might have come off better?
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Postby Burgerman » 13 Jun 2019, 16:41

Probably. But a 550lb red hot suzuki and me would still be heading for a hidden ditch... At speed. So who knows. Best not to crash in the first place! :D
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Postby wheelie junkie » 13 Jun 2019, 17:34

Burgerman wrote:Best not to crash in the first place! :D


I'd go along with that, 28 mph according to my GPS when the police downloaded the data as they were treating me as a fatal accident. Not a scratch on me, just my neck broken at C3.Landed head first on a grass bank a few inches either way and I would have been moaning about a broken collar bone.
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Postby Burgerman » 13 Jun 2019, 17:44

While riding stupidly fast bikes for decades I crashed at everything from walking pace to strong 150 plus many times. The SPEED you get off, has little to do with the damage you get. Yes it ruins leathers. But you can do 160 down a runway like bruntingthorpe, or a racetrack, get off and not an issue. You just slide. What always does the damage is when you hit something. So even 15 to 25mph and hit a curb, car, tree, ditch and you can be dead.
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Postby Scooterman » 13 Jun 2019, 18:37

Burgerman wrote: Best not to crash in the first place! :D

That woz funny in a black sense of humour way

wheelie junkie wrote:Not a scratch on me, just my neck broken at C3.Landed head first on a grass bank a few inches either way and I would have been moaning about a broken collar bone.

That's so unlucky! I do genuinely feel for you :(
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Postby Burgerman » 13 Jun 2019, 20:36

After I crashed in the lake district, spilling a gallon of oil for the previous 1/4 of a mile, that also caused another one of the bike journos to crash, I was told. Dont worry. Shit happens.
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Postby wheelie junkie » 14 Jun 2019, 13:01

One of my greatest fear's was taking journos out testing a new bike and them crashing, definitely wouldn't get a good review when that happened. Luckily it didn't happen very often. After we did the press launch we had dealer launch, that was always a lot more messy. Probably the worst one was shooting videos with one of the world's best trick riders, ended up having to get him back to the van, drive to Stirling hospital where he spent the night. Never take a job in extreme sports! Too many ways to hurt yourself and too easily done.
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Postby ex-Gooserider » 18 Jun 2019, 02:33

It has been pointed out many times in the rock climbing world that nobody ever gets hurt from FALLING - it's the sudden stop at the bottom that gets you...... butred

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Postby Burgerman » 18 Jun 2019, 04:34

My freind gary webster, now deceased, told me from a hospital bed that he was climbing in the lake district. And fell. But he said it was OK as he was lucky, all the jagged rocks broke his fall.
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Re: i want one!

Postby hank » 19 Jun 2019, 10:45

duke1 wrote:
hank wrote:Looks like a motor off a zero dsr motorbike used

apparently it says at the start it uses a prototype tesla motor i bet costs a fortune and i am sure he must have changed the running gear i cant see an ordinary scooter lasting more than a run or 2 but it does look dangerous fun! :)


Looks like a kart live axle used Chain and sprocket driven with disc brake.
Basically kart axle/wheel hubs/wheels.
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Postby biscuit » 19 Jun 2019, 15:06

OMG what a nightmare. I get seasick just watching the video.
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