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What does everyone think about a electric chopper motorcycle :)


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If that's your thing, go for it. I'm not interested.
 

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If that's your thing, go for it. I'm not interested.
Im not sure if a chopper is my style of motorcycle.

Why are you not interested.
 

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Im not sure if a chopper is my style of motorcycle.

Why are you not interested.
Chopper isn't my style either and I'm less ready for an electric vehicle than our infrastructure is. I won't fault someone else for using them. It just isn't my thing.
 

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read the reviews & you may not want one
 

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My buddy is looking at an electric chopper. He thinks it would be perfect for the 10 mile ride to work and than home.

He is the only person i know, personally, here in town with a new ranger. He loves his and he has had it a few years
 

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First, seeing how this is a forum for predominately gas powered trucks, I tend to not think about them when on here at all.

Second, that isn't an electric motorcycle. It's an electric scooter dressed up like a motorcycle. I tend to not think about those at all regardless of where I am.

Third, I do occasionally think about actual electric motorcycles (IE: Zero), electric dirt/mountain bikes (IE: Sur-ron), and electric bicycle conversions somewhat regularly.

I Iike the idea of an electric motorcycle, but I haven't ridden touched my gas powered cruiser in years. Don't think it makes much sense to spend the money on something like a Zero at this time. Maybe if I ever get setup with a toyhauler and start making trips to better riding areas.

I have thought about getting something electric that I can easily put in the back of the truck. Partially for pleasure and partially for utility. Pleasure is just riding for fun, but again I have a bicycle I don't ride. Utility would be things like dropping my truck off at the shop andriding back home, to work, etc rather than waiting. For shorter ranges (<10 miles) a converted mountain bike would be enough and could have fun offroad. If I were going some distance like my house to/from parents (~30 miles) I'd want more range and speed, so something more like the Surron.

Problem with a bike like the Surron is unclear rules regarding road operation (is it a moped, scooter, or motorcycle?) and regardless of those rules I'd endup modifying to the point that it needed to be registered. Stock speeds and range just wouldn't cut it.
 

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My buddy is looking at an electric chopper. He thinks it would be perfect for the 10 mile ride to work and than home.

He is the only person i know, personally, here in town with a new ranger. He loves his and he has had it a few years
I don't know if a chopper is my style of motorcycle but a electric motorcycle would help with my mild autism =)

How tall is your buddy and whats his weight.
 

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He is about 5'6 or 5'7 is my guess
 

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There's a ton of E-bike stuff out there.
My buddies have surron, Talaria, Zero etc...one has a stark on order. The only electric mobile thing I have is one wheel, but only because I hate walking. Its currently dead, I think the circuit board fried. I do have a electric beach cruiser, but is it made to be bicycle path legal, so it doesn't look electric nor goes very fast, and does not have a throttle to bypass pedaling. I love it, but dont ride it much...mostly on jobsites too big to walk and too small to drive around.

I would suggest you look into something thats been out awhile and has an actual name brand.

That one in particular looks like a home made version of a super77, which is what I would get.

Maybe check out all the DIY kits, you can electrify pretty much anything with wheels pretty easily these days.
 

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Id rather have one of those pedal bikes fitted with a weedwacker motor
 

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I did that for my brother. 50cc kit motor. Took an afternoon. Got stolen a week later... :(
 

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I did that for my brother. 50cc kit motor. Took an afternoon. Got stolen a week later... :(
That sucks it got stolen. Ive thought about building one.
 

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I'd think if it can do a 4 second 1/4 mile and cruise at 75 8 hrs a day it stands a chance
 

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