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Old 03-12-2013, 11:30   #31
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Re: New Boat Bike

I would've thought that one of these would be more useful since you can get Gas/Petrol easily. Gas powered scooters seem quite practical and I'm sure you could figure a way to fold the handlebars down.
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I would've thought that one of these would be more useful since you can get Gas/Petrol easily. Gas powered scooters seem quite practical and I'm sure you could figure a way to fold the handlebars down.
The biggest issue with a gas Go-Ped is the wheels are too small and you get vibrated to death.

Storage is an issue with the motor & fuel.

Everyone hates the winey noise.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:16   #33
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Actually if you're really savvy, you have peddle bicycle too. That way 2 of you can go out and load up the bicycle. The scoter person can then pull the bicycle with a tether if there are any nasty hills. I would recommend a 49cc scooter for this as you'll have more pulling power. YMMV ;-)

Yep the whiney noise might be an issue but if you're using it to load up supplies who cares ? The electric vehicle needs to be charged which doesn't make it very portable or practical on a sailboat. It's likely you have a gas tank on the boat, so just store the fuel next to it. You can always dismount the engine on the scooter and store it near your boat's engine. Failing that I'm sure you have topside lockers/storage.

If you're doing a long passage between supplies, just drain the engine of fuel before storing.

In my case I have an outboard engine. I believe there is enough room to store a scooter in there too.
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That 49cc looks cool.
It does not say what the weight is, but it must be up their.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:41   #35
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That one 49cc looks cool.
It does not say what the weight is, but it must be up their.
According to reviewers it's 50 lb. Don't know the fuel consumption and how much fuel you can get in a tank. I'm guessing a metal container such as an MSR bottle would be good enough to take with you as spare fuel.

Defo cool!! :-)

Also saw this for those who want to make a bicycle addition. However you'd have to figure out all the accessories like fuel tanks and cabling etc.
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Ok, after reading more it has a 1 litre tank and you get 20+ miles on that. approx 100m/gal. A 30floz MSR bottle will be enough for another ~20 miles.
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I've used this in my airplane for a while. It's a pedal bike that has an engine, can use only the engine while the pedals don't turn, or use the pedals and not even the engine chain spins or use both if on a really steep hill or if you just want to. Fuel mileage is claimed to be around 100 MPG, but I've never measured it so I have no idea. The tank on the engine is maybe a quart and is good for at least an hour and 15 or 20 miles, most I've ridden the thing at one time. The gearbox does have a whine to it no way around that. The engine is a Honda four stroke so it's easy to start, no mixing fuel and so far has been 100% reliable. [IMG][/IMG]
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Don't jump the gun. This may be coming to a store near you...

BBC - Future - Technology - Electric scooter design that makes a hole lot of sense
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Electric almost anything is poised to take over a lot of what has been exclusively the world of the infernal combustion engine. I fly model airplanes/helicopters and the conversion is almost complete there, electrics almost always work, and are quiet and powerful. It's the battery technology of course that makes it possible. I know most of you guys are LIFE fans, but it's LI-ION and or LI-PO with their higher power densities that make small high power electrics more feasible.
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I agree that electrics are the future. I fly RC planes and helicopters also and my collection is all electric now.

Light weight batteries are what's pushing this technology right now.
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Don't jump the gun. This may be coming to a store near you...

BBC - Future - Technology - Electric scooter design that makes a hole lot of sense
Cool.

The prototype at the end of the video that folds up makes it look (almost) cruiseable. (is that a word?)
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Cool.

The prototype at the end of the video that folds up makes it look (almost) cruiseable. (is that a word?)
These prototypes have wheel motors.
This is the same motor thats in my Airwheel
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I'm luvin my Strida on this cruise. It weighs 21 lbs. and gets me out about 3 times a week doing chores here in Mx. It's a great conversation starter even though I suck at Spanish.
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Oh, you wouldn't want to hit a curb at speed with that thing.
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The Strida bike looks like a really nice bike.

I purchase one of those A Bike's last year and all I can say is what a piece of crap. That is one useless fold-up bike. Pedals hard and is really wobbly.
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