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Old 11-27-2007, 03:34 PM   #457 (permalink)
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Very Cool!!!

Re insurance: I don't know that they would specifically ask you if you gutted it and put in a electric motor and batteries, might be a canada thing. In the states you would just say "I have a 98 metro, vin ..., I want liability only, here's my money". You might have some issues if there is an accident, but it will get you to legal status anyway.
Yeah, I was considering just not telling them (or lying), but the potential consequences and the thought of dealing with the ins. co. in that situation isn't very appealing. It would be a last case option.

What about companies that specialize in motorcycle insurance? They might know who you could call.
Thanks. I called a Kingsway broker today and gave them the info - still waiting to hear back. Interestingly, 1) they didn't seem fazed by the request, and, 2) they didn't specifically ask who did the conversion - first company not to specifically ask that. As a specialty vehicle insurer, they probably just assume I did it.

BTW - nice to meet you and your son on the weekend. Hope you had an efficient drive home, and had somewhat more than 9.1 peak kW (12 hp) on tap! (that's 190 amps @ 48v nominal - is that what we saw? I should have written it down.)
Originally Posted by Gearshredder
the small stuff, i.e climate control

Climate control, schmimate control! Don't need it on my bicycle, so I won't miss it in the car. I'm sure I'll get by for 9 or 10 months of the year just fine. And when (if?) it's -20c it won't have any range anyway, so I won't want to use it!
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