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Old 25th September 2017
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJNDqwPK-po

MIGHT BE GETTING CLOSER THAN WE THINK
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Holy crap. Dude was doing some serious motivating with very little effort.
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I really like the idea of an off-road electric bike.
Cover more ground scooting quietly through the woods,
than on a human powered bike.

I'm not sold on the idea for an on-road bike yet.
Stickin' with my Sportster for that.
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The video in the first post is gone,
but I found this article that says Harley is planning a full line of electric bikes:

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2017/05/1...edium=exchange

".... you can imagine how our collective ears perked up at news that Harley was planning a “full line” of electric bikes as part of strategy ...."

No time line is given though.
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well as herman munster would say
darn darn darn
i wonder what the dude who posted did??
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I don't know about Mo.Co.
But electrical vehicles if properly designed are very powerful and reliable...
only downside, at least till now, are the very high production costs involved...
when research and money will be poured on that breed of engines... we have to expect a massive revolution... maybe our gransons have to expect that... to tell the true...
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While I understand the want for sustainability for the MoCo, this concept of electric bikes will be the final coffin nail for our gas engines in the interest of going green. As always, nobody cares what the customer wants. It's all about what they can sell. The law says they have to provide replacement parts for 7 years after conception. So, I expect that to be the near time frame when our gas engines will be phased out and ruled unsafe to be on the road. I'd love to be wrong.
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While I understand the want for sustainability for the MoCo, this concept of electric bikes will be the final coffin nail for our gas engines in the interest of going green. As always, nobody cares what the customer wants. It's all about what they can sell. The law says they have to provide replacement parts for 7 years after conception. So, I expect that to be the near time frame when our gas engines will be phased out and ruled unsafe to be on the road. I'd love to be wrong.
philosophycally, psychologically... customer does want and desire things that he is able to see on everyday life...

today is early for that... tomorrow instead...
maybe we must be prepared to witness a third global revolution

(the first was computer digitalization for people born when that was a dream,
the second was global network informations in real time between people at the other ends of the world... )

you Americans had triggered the first two revolutions
why not trigger even the third?

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well mr. hippy you make an excellent observation!!
i totally agree, look at the non 8 foot bed trucks, a slap to the working man, i will keep mine as long as i can.
as a side note though, sometimes it is not the mfg but big brother of sister.
i loved the two cycle lawn mowers!!!! (made great cart engines also) the demise of lawn boy was initiated by a congress woman (if the story is true). it seems a lot of things cali does eventually goes viral and others follow suite.
i blame the idiot operator. it seems that a lawn crew got on the wrong side of this woman by working early morning (not illegal) so she decided to get even. we all know what happens when we use too much oil in a two cycle and she used this to push restrictions on the use there of. in her mind, if i can't get justice because they were within the rights to cut grass at that hour then i go for carb issue.
true or not???
true two cycle do pollute more but if mixed right, hardly smoke except for hard acceleration and on a coast down build up. but on the other side, a 50:1 pollutes less than dumping used oil.
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you Americans had triggered the first two revolutions
why not trigger even the third?
Hey, this ain't my fault. I've said for years that the information age is going to ruin us all. The thinking that humans are slow and inefficient to computers, seems to be the driving force for everything. Looks like in the future, as some would have it, we will not be allowed to drive at all but rather sit back and let the computer do the work. This tech approach will dumb down people to the point of not knowing how to be self sufficient in many ways. Hence the need to rely on technology to survive.

Technology is no longer headed in the direction to enhance the quality of life but rather to control it.

I work with a guy who has EFI on a Dyna and swears that it is the Best thing that ever happened to an engine. The truth is, he's not carb savvy and lacks the skills to deduce carb problems. Both fuel delivery systems do work fine but he would say that carbs should be outlawed.
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