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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2019, 08:22:53 PM »

I'm not much of an electrician...can electricity sump?
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2019, 08:44:19 PM »



Good fuel mileage

LOL that's my car, but since a Sportster can get up around 50mpg, the fuel cost savings rationale isn't very strong.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2019, 09:17:07 PM »

I'm not much of an electrician...can electricity sump?

You can bet the MoCo will work it into production models. Only now it will be a "feature" for that "authentic Harley feeling"   :huepfenlol2:
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2019, 08:16:56 AM »

I'm not much of an electrician...can electricity sump?
No, but it can short, and that would be as bad as sumping.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #49 on: January 10, 2019, 10:53:43 AM »

From watching the video posted earlier, did anyone else notice how the person was singing the praises of the Showa suspension front and rear? I wonder how much of the Livewire is American made and how will that set with the diehard "made in America people"? (Showa is a Japanese company that supplies most of the import bikes with suspensions) for those who don't know.....
Then they want to talk about how economical it is, as i mentioned before I wonder how much it will cost to replace the two battery packs on the bike and how long will they last. Until some figures are released we truly won't know the cost per mile to own a Livewire.
They mentioned that the battery to operate the lights was I believe Lithium Ion and wasn't that the type of phone and computer batteries that will burst into flames by themselves? I wonder if that could happen on this bike and the shop will say "They all do that!" or will they charge extra for the "Flaming Eagle" bike.... :huepfenlol2:
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2019, 11:06:03 AM »

There is no way for the MoCo to claim this is an economical bike to own...and keep a straight face.  The KTM Super Duke sells for $18k.  Buy a Super Duke and still have $12k left for gas.

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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2019, 06:34:46 PM »

The high speed charger for a Chevy Bolt cost a guy I know $2400.00 installed. He thinks it costs about $70/month to use if used daily. Personally I have no interest in a rechargeable mode of transportation, but i hope people buy the HD stuff and then later a larger HD. We need more folks to buy large HD's or we are going to be riding Honda's.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2019, 07:40:17 PM »

No thanks...
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2019, 08:36:11 PM »

HD can shove this pos where the sun doesn't shine, along with all the other over-priced junk they make these days.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #54 on: January 11, 2019, 08:55:40 AM »

From watching the video posted earlier, did anyone else notice how the person was singing the praises of the Showa suspension front and rear? I wonder how much of the Livewire is American made and how will that set with the diehard "made in America people"? (Showa is a Japanese company that supplies most of the import bikes with suspensions) for those who don't know.....
Then they want to talk about how economical it is, as i mentioned before I wonder how much it will cost to replace the two battery packs on the bike and how long will they last. Until some figures are released we truly won't know the cost per mile to own a Livewire.
They mentioned that the battery to operate the lights was I believe Lithium Ion and wasn't that the type of phone and computer batteries that will burst into flames by themselves? I wonder if that could happen on this bike and the shop will say "They all do that!" or will they charge extra for the "Flaming Eagle" bike.... :huepfenlol2:
You do know Showa has a suspension factory in the USA.
Centrally located in Ohio, American Showa develops and manufactures suspension systems for motorcycles, shock absorbers and power steering systems and power-train pumps for automobiles.American Showa is a supplier for function products to OEMs in North and Central America.  They also have a research and development office in Milwaukee. 
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #55 on: January 11, 2019, 09:25:14 AM »

Showa has been supplying HD suspension parts for decades.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #56 on: January 11, 2019, 09:27:34 AM »

Still think $30k is a bit much for an oversized RC bike.
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #57 on: January 11, 2019, 12:11:58 PM »

Just a hunch, but it seems like this LiveWire electric bike introduction wasn't exactly met with resounding enthusiasm from most who responded here. 
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #58 on: January 11, 2019, 12:30:26 PM »

You do know Showa has a suspension factory in the USA.
Centrally located in Ohio, American Showa develops and manufactures suspension systems for motorcycles, shock absorbers and power steering systems and power-train pumps for automobiles.American Showa is a supplier for function products to OEMs in North and Central America.  They also have a research and development office in Milwaukee.

And I think the forks have been made in Japan since the 70's
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Re: LIVEWIRE
« Reply #59 on: January 11, 2019, 12:32:31 PM »

Still think $30k is a bit much for an oversized RC bike.

Like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaZlTsoj0Hc
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