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Thread: First Harley ever that I might consider buying

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    Quote Originally Posted by theresanothersteve View Post
    I'm watching the rise of hybrid and electric vehicles with interest, they are the way of the future.

    But a motorcycle is about passion, and I can't get passionate about hybrid/ electric propulsion. It is devoid of character, whether that be noise (exhaust or induction) and variable torque. They have linear torque, can't even be called a curve, so you loose that thrill as the motor comes on song. There is no point in changing down, to get that kick in the pants we all love. There is no distinctive exhaust note, especially that from a twin or triple, a vee or cross plane 4...

    I know my future holds an electric vehicle, but I don't want it to be a 'bike...

    EV are anything linear, you are more directly connected with EV than any ICE machine. The experience is what you make of it especially since you still control the throttle. Even that troglodyte Jeremy Clarkson said he hates EV because they are "NON Linear."

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    A fairly fast electric bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pop058 View Post
    I presume it is waterproof.
    Quote Originally Posted by rangieman View Post
    Be shocking if it wasn`t
    Not the direction I was heading, but yeah, that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pop058 View Post
    Not the direction I was heading, but yeah, that too.

    Electric vehicles will be more waterproof than current ICE versions.

    Low voltage electrics are relatively easy to seal.
    Electric motors don't need oxygen to run and there is no intake.
    Even if things get wet, copper is a much better conductor than water.
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    No need to worry about wet electrics in EV's

    Think of washing machines, dishwashers, submersible water pumps , have not heard of too many electrocutions with these household items, Even dropping a toaster in a bath wont kill you nowadays thanks to your ELCB / RCD safety switch, EV's have the same level of protection .

    Australian standards allow for 20mA , (leakage between HazV and Chassis) I can programme my Isolation level. Most of the time I'm sitting at 100% ( no leakage) Worst Ive had is 92% driving through torrential rain , when / if it gets to 80% my BMS trips the HazV circuit . (its monitored on my TFT display) . Maybe if I get stuck in a river crossing ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro_The_Swift View Post
    so its noisey then?
    If it isn't, then Harley owners will have to stop repeating the myth that "loud pipes save lives".

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    Quote Originally Posted by pop058 View Post
    I presume it is waterproof.
    Quote Originally Posted by rangieman View Post
    Be shocking if it wasn`t
    Quote Originally Posted by pop058 View Post
    Not the direction I was heading, but yeah, that too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Geedublya View Post
    Electric vehicles will be more waterproof than current ICE versions.

    Low voltage electrics are relatively easy to seal.
    Electric motors don't need oxygen to run and there is no intake.
    Even if things get wet, copper is a much better conductor than water.
    I was thinking more like,

    boat anchor.jpg

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