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Old 02-20-2019, 12:09 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Guess it's good if you don't want to help anyone move!

I'm not a fan of the 3-wheel design, either, but the 1-passenger limitation means the adoption rate may be pretty low, and a Volt with 4 people in it will crush it in passenger-miles-kWHr.

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Old 02-21-2019, 01:32 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Not bad. the price point is reasonable for an electric single seater.

But it is still a 3 wheeler. Not overly stable in some curves.

I'd like to see it equipped with the Tilting Motor Works front end.
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Guess it's good if you don't want to help anyone move!

I'm not a fan of the 3-wheel design, either, but the 1-passenger limitation means the adoption rate may be pretty low, and a Volt with 4 people in it will crush it in passenger-miles-kWHr.
I had always hoped the solo would come in a nearly identical duo, sadly not gonna happen and the “other “ fully enclosed 3 wheeler is unlikely to ever see light of day
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Old 01-22-2020, 03:51 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Guess it's good if you don't want to help anyone move!

I'm not a fan of the 3-wheel design, either, but the 1-passenger limitation means the adoption rate may be pretty low, and a Volt with 4 people in it will crush it in passenger-miles-kWHr.
I don't know what your experience is,but around here,I witness,on a daily basis,a single commuter,in a four,or five passenger,multi-hundred horsepower vehicle on their way to work.
What an under-utilization of resources.Like myself! An embarrassment of riches,which would astound even the likes of Cleopatra.
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If you don't want to help anyone move[!] then just don't get an F-150 pickup truck.
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The Solo thread is dead! Long live the Solo thread!

Between this, the Archie, the Can Am Spyder, and various used cars...

With snow in Show Low and Phoenix's heat, the enclosure sounds vastly preferable, and in Phoenix's summer I wear short sleeves and shorts, which means I would get a sunburn in the Arcimoto.

I drive my brother to the store a couple of times a week. It would be great if I could do that with vast efficiency, so there are definitely pros and cons.

Somehow a Spyder was involved in my ex's death. I know that she used to text and ride and didn't use a helmet. She sped and was in the fast lane, so undoubtedly she was going fast. Maybe she was focused, but got in over her head. I don't know, but I did not have a good impression of her trike before she died.

It seemed to break down significantly more than my Forester!

Here are the twenty-two steps to change the oil in a Spyder: https://www.spyderlovers.com/forums/...p-by-Lamonster

It takes 4.5 quarts of synthetic and the manufacturer says to change it every 3,000 miles. Is that normal for a "motorcycle?" Honda says to change the oil in my cars every 7,500 miles, it takes less for around 2l, and I just use the cheap stuff.

For some reason the crazy girl that drove her 1990 Civic 20+ MPH over the speed limit while staring at her phone, even in elk country, that was pulled over for suspicion of DUI, and rear-ended a truck and wanted sympathy (and prescription painkillers) unblocked me and got married.

We first met at a gym, but her Facebook profile is filled with pictures of her with food and drinks.

Hopefully he is a better driver and doesn't let her drive him anywhere.

I liked the two lunchboxes that I rented last year. I did not care for the other cars. I barely felt bad that I scratched the Hyundai, but it looks like USAA will not cover it because I did not keep collision after I turned in the car.

Don't you love dealing with insurance?!
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It takes 4.5 quarts of synthetic and the manufacturer says to change it every 3,000 miles. Is that normal for a "motorcycle?" Honda says to change the oil in my cars every 7,500 miles, it takes less for around 2l, and I just use the cheap stuff.
Most motorcycle engines are unit construction so the engine and transmission share the same oil.

My BMW and Piaggio recommend an oil change every 6,000 miles. Some Hondas are every 8,000.

The most important oil change is the first one which is usually at 600 miles.
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Most motorcycle engines are unit construction so the engine and transmission share the same oil.

My BMW and Piaggio recommend an oil change every 6,000 miles. Some Hondas are every 8,000.

The most important oil change is the first one which is usually at 600 miles.
Ha. Back in the old days my '74 Honda 750 needed new oil every thousand miles or six months whether you rode it or not. The theory was that fumes from the gasoline would contaminate and ruin the oil even if you weren't riding.
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What was the interval on the original Mini? It had its gears in the engine oil, and they had to be a bit oversize because of that. BTW, that was a hack forced on Issigonis because they wouldn't build the flat four he had drawn.

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