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Old 02-08-2016, 09:07 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I don't know the difference between the stock Ecopia tires and the Plus retail version - my best guess is the tread is deeper. I think they are the tire to beat - they are virtually the same uber-low rolling resistance of the Nokian Hakka R2 winter tires we have for our Leaf S.

They are quiet and decent in the wet. The Leaf is great up to a limit, and then it feels like the suspension is the limiting factor. Brakes are very strong, and at first they can be "grabby" in transitioning from regen to friction, but now with ~16K+ miles they are fine.

The torque on the Leaf is impressive - the leap in acceleration from 0-40MPH is great, and tempting to use in more situations than I could have imagined.

The horn is totally wimpy. For tall folks, the rear seat is tough. It has lots of interior space. If you have good hearing, then driving in traffic in the summer with the windows open, then Jetsons noise maker may drive you nuts.

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Old 02-08-2016, 09:08 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Full disclosure: my TDI has a train horn.

Where did you source that horn?

I ... * W - A - N - T * .. one!
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It must be fun to accidentally hit the train horn late at night.

It seems to be common courtesy to allow taller people to sit up front, but I guess that only does limited good if everyone is tall.
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I wish there was a way to mount a train horn on a sport bike. The horn is so wimpy I may as well yell inside my helmet.
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Old 02-08-2016, 12:30 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I wish there was a way to mount a train horn on a sport bike. The horn is so wimpy I may as well yell inside my helmet.
This is the loudest thing I have found for a bike. It's a rising and falling wail, 139 db claimed .. I believe it! My car sound insulation is too thin - I tried it and it annoyed me more than everyone else. Everyone else *DID NOTICE*

They send me emails once in a while with new product announcements.

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I am not associated with this company or this product. I don't use the product because it was too loud for me - so I sold it on kijiji

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Old 02-08-2016, 03:23 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Where did you source that horn?

I ... * W - A - N - T * .. one!
https://www.hornblasters.com/product...ker-2-air-horn

Is what I run. it is genuinely at least as loud as the horns on trains (I live 1/3 mile from a major rail line) and FAR louder than most 18 wheeler horns. I have a 1 gallon tank and a Via Air 450C compressor. I get about 1.5 seconds of FULL ON BLAST, followed by about 3 seconds of honk before I'm totally out. In virtually every case I've been in a 1/2 second BLAST is ridiculously to long, and you feel like you have over done it. Seriously, with great honking power comes great responsibility, you have to judge what all of the cars around you will do when suddenly there is a train in the middle of the road.
If you want one, TOTALLY get one, I'm not trying to talk you out of it, I just want you to realize what you are getting yourself in to.
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It must be fun to accidentally hit the train horn late at night.
I have sacred myself pretty bad, one friend of mine peed her pants from inside her house. Seriously, once you bump the horn button 1 time you are very careful and will not do it again.

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It seems to be common courtesy to allow taller people to sit up front, but I guess that only does limited good if everyone is tall.
Agreed, I haven't actually had anyone back there yet except for myself. I don't see it being a PROBLEM, just an issue that anyone considering the car should be aware of.
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https://www.hornblasters.com/product...ker-2-air-horn

Is what I run. it is genuinely at least as loud as the horns on trains (I live 1/3 mile from a major rail line) and FAR louder than most 18 wheeler horns. I have a 1 gallon tank and a Via Air 450C compressor. I get about 1.5 seconds of FULL ON BLAST, followed by about 3 seconds of honk before I'm totally out. In virtually every case I've been in a 1/2 second BLAST is ridiculously to long, and you feel like you have over done it. Seriously, with great honking power comes great responsibility, you have to judge what all of the cars around you will do when suddenly there is a train in the middle of the road.
If you want one, TOTALLY get one, I'm not trying to talk you out of it, I just want you to realize what you are getting yourself in to.
Sounds .. .. like I should leave my existing horn and add another button for the choo choo horn!

I read somewhere .. no luck with a quick search .. about a product that uses your normal horn for the first 1/2 second and kicks in a louder horn after the time delay. That would remove the extra wiring and make it easily accessible from the single horn switch ...
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That would remove the extra wiring and make it easily accessible from the single horn switch ...
that might be good, but on the flip side, the initial blast is usually what I want.
If you come across it again, let me know.
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The LEAF continues to impress, I haven't started the TDI since the EV arrived, so far my open EVSE says I've used 17 KWH, but it is Mardi Grass here and I haven't really gone many places.

I got LEAF spy pro working last night, or should I say that the developer Jim got it working for me. He hasn't yet sorted out how that KIWI 3's are named and he had to manually set the name up for me. Epic support, would gladly do more business with him.

I'm leaving town Thursday and will ship off my factory EVSE cable to be upgraded, hopefully that works as well as it looks like it will.

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