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Capt-Jak
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Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:06 am
Location: Springfield, OH
Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800

Going Electric

Postby Capt-Jak » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:22 am



I have no plans to give up my '08 GW, but I've added a '13 Zero-S model to the collection. Wave of the future? Could be. Got a range of 90 miles hyw and 130 city - plenty to get to work and back (and have play time in between). Much more responsive than the Wing, and much less comfortable. But another toy a rider nearing 60 yrs old. That doesn't sound right, but I'm going down kickin'!
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Calzone
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Location: Covina, California
Motorcycle: 1980 Interstate

Re: Going Electric

Postby Calzone » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:43 pm

Nice!..I would do it too if I could. I seen a road test a year (maybe more) ago, nothing objectionable but range. Is that 90 miles at highway speeds?

Capt-Jak
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Location: Springfield, OH
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Re: Going Electric

Postby Capt-Jak » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:38 pm

Yes. It will top at 90+ and sustain at 85. No problem keeping up with traffic with a 70 mph limit (75+). They've made big advances since '09 where top speed was 60, with a 60 mile range.

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twostrokes48
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Re: Going Electric

Postby twostrokes48 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:56 pm

I wonder if you could swap out the motor on a GW with an electric one and then pull the batteries in a trailer??? Just a thought

Capt-Jak
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Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:06 am
Location: Springfield, OH
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Re: Going Electric

Postby Capt-Jak » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:16 am

All-in-all, an engine to motor swap would probably save some weight. This thing is under 400 lbs which makes going back & forth to the Wing a challenge. Really have to remember which bike I'm riding ... but it's pretty obvious once I sit down.




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