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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2019, 06:02:20 PM »

They will make it right  :drink: just ask them.



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I haven't seen anywhere how many miles of testing the Livewire got
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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2019, 07:07:19 PM »

Shouldn't be an issue. Pretty sure they haven't sold any yet that's actually been put into use. I'd be willing to bet that IF any have been sold, they're sitting in a garage and haven't even hit the street.

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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2019, 09:27:24 PM »

Anyone still think I'm FOS when I mention Harley can't launch any new product or features borrowed from the other industries without screwing it up?  I might be willing to cut them some slack if they were actually inventing new stuff and had problems, but they haven't invented anything.  It takes a real talent to screw up stuff that has already been proved out over many years by other vehicle companies. 

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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2019, 11:20:22 PM »

The folks that have a Live Wire on order must be thrilled with the news that their battery bike will not charge at home. 

Or not....
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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2019, 07:07:25 AM »

The folks that have a Live Wire on order must be thrilled with the news that their battery bike will not charge at home. 

Or not....

It won't????  That's nuts!  Surely it can't be right?
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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2019, 07:22:27 AM »

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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2019, 07:52:23 AM »

https://www.foxnews.com/auto/harley-davidson-suspends-production-livewire

This article says owners are not supposed to charge LW at home which indicates there are some out there on the streets. Or more accurately, in owners garages sitting idle because they have to get to a dealer for a charge.

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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2019, 07:58:29 AM »

https://www.foxnews.com/auto/harley-davidson-suspends-production-livewire

This article says owners are not supposed to charge LW at home which indicates there are some out there on the streets. Or more accurately, in owners garages sitting idle because they have to get to a dealer for a charge.



Hmmmm - how very HD of them.
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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2019, 08:33:05 AM »

They could use the same method we used in the assembly plants for our electric forklifts, easily changeable batteries.  Drive the bike over to the dealership, pull up to the battery storage area, and have the automation pull the old battery out and stick the freshly charged battery in.  Worked like a champ for us.  All they'd have to do is convince all the dealers to build and maintain a dedicated battery charging and changing operation in their dealerships.  I'm sure the average dealer would be willing to jump all over that extra investment.  ;)

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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2019, 08:38:43 AM »

I can see it now...dealers offering a charge up for only $29.99.

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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2019, 09:13:22 AM »

They could use the same method we used in the assembly plants for our electric forklifts, easily changeable batteries.  Drive the bike over to the dealership, pull up to the battery storage area, and have the automation pull the old battery out and stick the freshly charged battery in.  Worked like a champ for us.  All they'd have to do is convince all the dealers to build and maintain a dedicated battery charging and changing operation in their dealerships.  I'm sure the average dealer would be willing to jump all over that extra investment.  ;)

Jerry

That's already in use for scooters, and is growing in popularity with some big name makers, Jerry.

https://electrek.co/2019/09/23/check-out-gogoros-giant-new-battery-swap-stations-for-its-electric-scooters/

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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2019, 09:14:43 AM »

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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2019, 09:29:40 AM »

I'm surprised they don't offer a recorded Potato potato sounds you can use while riding so those that just want the sound can have it. :huepfenlol2:
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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2019, 10:11:12 AM »

If you cant charge at home and don't live next to a dealer or big city, the Livewire is useless.  I could not ride it home from Dealer as once home it would have 20 miles range left.  Wow, just Wow.  I know HD is good at screwing stuff up, but this takes the cake.
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Re: Live Wire in the news
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2019, 01:09:26 PM »

To get longer distance, once HD figures out how to allow riders to charge these bikes somewhere besides a dealership, maybe HD could offer a pull behind trailer with a gas powered generator?  The Live Wire could pull the trailer with the generator running & that would charge the bike when it was on the road.

Trailer would have storage for extra gas cans & spare extension cords to connect to the Live Wire battery.  Live Wire owners would automatically qualify for a 10% discount for the Live Generator Trailer, available from the Moco for only $12,995.
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