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    2021 EM ePure Race

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  1. Really cool that you came up with the connectors. Thanks! I have attached a pic I grabbed from one of John's (Ka Uila Motors) YouTube videos. Look below his thumb and you will see a mini-lever style trigger-switch that he is using for his region braking. He is selling the whole setup, plug-n-play ready as an alternative to a push button. To me, that is the solution that makes the most sense. Being skilled in electronics, I want to save the cost by assembling my own. However, so far, all of my search efforts to find a trigger-switch like that have turned up nothing. Danged if I can find one!
  2. The throttle tube on the EM is open. I went with these orange ones from ZETA, to compliment the bike colors. Top quality kit. Available from the Tryals Shop: https://www.tryalsshop.com/Bar-Ends-Plug-Handlebar-Zeta-p39622585
  3. I imagine that owning, managing, and growing a national dealer network for Electric Motion, REIJU, SWM, Torrot, and (pre-KTM) Gas Gas parts has to be a most stressful and time-consuming proposition! What prompted the change of heart? Over in the other thread, you mentioned your frustration being with EM, and not CPD. Frustration because of the "clunk" sound, you mentioned? Can you elaborate? Front end? Rear end? Suspension? You would imagine that something is loose somewhere. Is the little rubber disc still on your kickstand, to keep it from banging against the swingarm? Since you mentioned your kickstand issues, that was the first thing that came to mind. Even if the rubber disc is still there, is it still doing its job after your modifications to the kickstand?
  4. Really at a loss on this one, as my stand is not even slightly problematic. The bike leans well to the right. In the past, I have had bikes that you dare not hang you helmet on the side opposite the kickstand, for fear of tipping it over! However, as you can see in the photo, not at all an issue. I really wonder what is causing owners to have different experiences. Something not consistent, for sure.
  5. Unfortunate that your impression wasn't a positive one. I have had numerous exchanges with the owner, and his staff, over the past couple of years, and have always been well pleased. Have you reached out to your local EM dealer, in California? Likely they would have a bit more time to help you with any issues, than the owner of a multi-brand bike importing company does. My kickstand length is perfectly fine, and works just like the high-end add ons I have put on my other bike brands. Any chance yours has become bent at the mounting point? On your "clunk", can you tell if it is front versus rear? Maybe associated with your kickstand issue? 🤔
  6. 1) The tickover modes are separate maps in the controller. To have it on a 2021 would require being able to install/change new maps. To date, I have seen nothing around the ability to do this after the bikes leave the factory. Montesa provides for map changes on the 4RT, so it would be cool if EM allowed the same. 2) You can get the factory button from your EM dealer. However, if I were to add one, John at Kauila Motors (kauilamotors@gmail.com) has one that is a small, single-finger, lever instead of a button. To me, using your index finger to pull a trigger, rather than your thumb to push a button, is a far better solution. Plus, the one John sells is considerably cheaper.
  7. I didn't snap till just recently that the audible sound is different for each map. I am going to have to pay more attention and learn which is which, rather than peaking down at the light color.
  8. I saw a video, just yesterday, of a user demoing tickover. The map button has moved to the left handlebar, and if I understood correctly, there are twice as many map options. 3 without tickover and 3 with. First click was normal 125 mode, second click was 125 with tickover, etc. What tickover does is simulate idle. With it turned on, you MUST pull in the clutch to stop, just as with a petrol bike. Essentially, it just spools up the electric motor a bit so that it cannot drop to zero power out. You could take your hand off the throttle and idle around as you would with a running engine. It might be nice, but I don't think I am going to lose sleep over mine not having it. For a fresh convert to the bike, it is a shock when you first start learning that turning the throttle fully off immediately stops forward momentum. You just sort of learn not to go totally back to zero, unless you want that.
  9. Very curious to here about that, as well. I am hoping that EM gets into supporting controller updates. Montesa allows you to flash a new map to their fuel injection. Nice if we could flash new features (such as Tickover) and maps, to ours. For example, I really have ZERO use for 300 mode, but it would be nice to have a map sitting between 125 & 250 mode instead.
  10. Even with the Race models flywheel weights, there is essentially no engine braking. I thought that might be a big concern on downhills, but the brakes are so incredibly good, it is not an issue. Different than engine braking, but in the same vein, is how quickly rolling off the throttle stops forward momentum. A petrol engine will fire, Sith some authority, several more times after you roll off the throttle. Not so with this bike. Turn off the throttle and the motor output follows IMMEDIATELY. Very much an adjustment curve. Especially for things like double-blips, for crossing logs and such. Surprised you could see enough of the 349 to identify it! That is a 1982 that I just finished restoring. Restoration Video The Sherpa is the bit more rare, in the US anyway, 1976 Model 158. The SL350 is a 1973, with 2,700 miles, from a barn find estate sale! Mind blown when I found that one. Not in the photos is my 1970 SL100, that I have owned since new, I am currently in the reassembly steps of restoring it.
  11. Here, we spin more often due to being too dry, more than too wet! 🙂
  12. You can drill out the tube cap, if it is closed.
  13. After an excruciating wait, my 2021 ePure Race arrived last week. First real outing last Saturday at our practice area. Just an amazing bike. Coming off a Cota 300RR, there is certainly a learning curve. You only think your throttle control is good until you get on one of these! Instant torque is a thing to behold.
  14. Hoping mine looks as good, when it comes time!
  15. Did you ever find a bike? What part of Texas are you in? I am south of Houston. Our club STTA is a good place to start, if you are close by. Shipping is not as horrible as you might imagine. You can take a look at the used bikes at the Tryals Shop. Mike occasionally has some lower cost bikes.
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