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#594889 - 03/28/18 06:30 PM Alta at Zar's
DonS Offline
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I'm interested in hearing how that Alta did at Zar's.

I was near the finish when he went through about 1500 but I didn't get the number.

Maybe the rider will post some details.


Edited by DonS (03/28/18 06:30 PM)

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#594892 - 03/29/18 04:51 AM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: DonS]
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1st in over 50C, charge was just about gone, lol.
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#594894 - 03/29/18 09:29 AM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: woodsguy]
DonS Offline
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How long did you/he actually ride it on that charge?

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#594895 - 03/29/18 10:08 AM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: DonS]
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Originally Posted By: DonS
How long did you/he actually ride it on that charge?


Wasn't me, and not sure. I'm thinking the gauge was low at 70 minutes. He stated he wasn't sure if he would finish. That said the bike never reduced power like it's supposed to at 5%. So not too bad. Another half lap and who knows. He also got the hole shot.
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#594897 - 03/29/18 03:35 PM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: woodsguy]
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Originally Posted By: woodsguy
Wasn't me, and not sure. I'm thinking the gauge was low at 70 minutes. He stated he wasn't sure if he would finish. That said the bike never reduced power like it's supposed to at 5%. So not too bad. Another half lap and who knows. He also got the hole shot.


That's just about exactly what the guy told me that I was talking to when the Alta came by.

Guy was waiting on his kid to come through, he couldn't wait any longer and took for the porta john. HAHA

Was that you?

I was the bummed out looking guy with his hand in a splint.


Edited by DonS (03/29/18 03:35 PM)

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#594899 - 03/29/18 04:45 PM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: DonS]
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Originally Posted By: DonS
Originally Posted By: woodsguy
Wasn't me, and not sure. I'm thinking the gauge was low at 70 minutes. He stated he wasn't sure if he would finish. That said the bike never reduced power like it's supposed to at 5%. So not too bad. Another half lap and who knows. He also got the hole shot.


That's just about exactly what the guy told me that I was talking to when the Alta came by.

Guy was waiting on his kid to come through, he couldn't wait any longer and took for the porta john. HAHA

Was that you?

I was the bummed out looking guy with his hand in a splint.


No sir!
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#594907 - 03/30/18 07:16 PM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: woodsguy]
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he got the hole shot!!! lol not much kicking on it... electric start lmao
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#594910 - 03/31/18 04:25 AM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: willie68]
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Originally Posted By: willie68
he got the hole shot!!! lol not much kicking on it... electric start lmao


game changer!
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#594912 - 03/31/18 05:15 AM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: woodsguy]
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Was really interested in what it's like to not have a clutch...can't modulate power on the climbs, etc.

Obviously you gotta use the throttle but I know my clutch lever has kept me from looping out a few times.

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#594915 - 04/01/18 12:23 PM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: DonS]
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Game changer, don't know? $12k ? pricy considering the battery life, effective? yes, have to wait and see I guess.
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#594921 - 04/02/18 04:49 AM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: willie68]
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Originally Posted By: willie68
Game changer, don't know? $12k ? pricy considering the battery life, effective? yes, have to wait and see I guess.


My game changer comment is basically for us TORCS racer as far as the starts go. With a dead engine start for the gas models, it doesn't apply to the Alta. So this could be a problem at some time. Probably way down the road.
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#594924 - 04/02/18 08:26 AM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: woodsguy]
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Originally Posted By: woodsguy
My game changer comment is basically for us TORCS racer as far as the starts go. With a dead engine start for the gas models, it doesn't apply to the Alta. So this could be a problem at some time. Probably way down the road.


Was wondering what you meant by that.

Will have to look for a video of that start and see how much he won by.

He won the class by over 2 mins.

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#594927 - 04/02/18 11:03 AM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: DonS]
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Maybe he shortcircuited the track?????


Edited by Irishcoffee (04/02/18 11:04 AM)

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#594928 - 04/02/18 11:33 AM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: Irishcoffee]
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Originally Posted By: Irishcoffee
Maybe he shortcircuited the track?????


Nope, he might be guilty of carrying sandbags but Dale wouldn't cheat! He's generally 1st or 2nd.
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#594936 - 04/02/18 07:23 PM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: woodsguy]
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He passed me on lap 2 when I stalled(one of many stalls), which scared the crap out of me since there was no engine noise. I followed him for part of lap 2, and he definitely didn't cut the track or anything like that.
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#594938 - 04/02/18 07:53 PM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: d_alexand]
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Originally Posted By: d_alexand
He passed me on lap 2 when I stalled(one of many stalls), which scared the crap out of me since there was no engine noise. I followed him for part of lap 2, and he definitely didn't cut the track or anything like that.


I bet it's weird getting passed by silence!
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#594952 - 04/03/18 01:15 PM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: woodsguy]
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Originally Posted By: woodsguy
Originally Posted By: Irishcoffee
Maybe he shortcircuited the track?????


Nope, he might be guilty of carrying sandbags but Dale wouldn't cheat! He's generally 1st or 2nd.
Agree, but you missed the humor/point Rob.

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#594954 - 04/03/18 03:36 PM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: Irishcoffee]
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HA!

I missed it too Irish...good one.

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#594955 - 04/03/18 05:02 PM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: DonS]
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Thank you young man!

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#595001 - 04/08/18 06:32 PM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: Irishcoffee]
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#595002 - 04/08/18 06:33 PM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: Irishcoffee]
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#595009 - 04/09/18 05:54 PM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: raceruss2003]
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Not sure why but when I post from my phone none of the text shows up on the post...

Anyway, said something to the effect that I ride with a guy who has an Alta. I have not ridden it yet, however know a few things about it. Charge time is about 2 hours. In the mud Saturday we did about 18 miles and after that it was ready for a charge. Power on the electric bikes is right now...no sweet spot in power curve, just twist the wrist and it is moving. Supposedly the bike is awesome in mud and ruts because there is no gyroscopic effect from the engine. Also good because you can lay the bike over in turns with ease while 'on the gas". Bike is more than competitive. He had a pro motocrosser on his and the guy was clearing a 75ft triple with ease.

Definitely weird to ride behind as there are no audible cues as to when he is on the gas. You can hear it wind up a little, but mainly have to watch the dirt coming off the rear tire to gauge where he is at on the throttle.

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#595012 - 04/09/18 07:42 PM Re: Alta at Zar's [Re: raceruss2003]
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Guy at Zars made it 3 laps so that about 22.5 miles and his RT was 1:19. I didn't ride but was told the course was about 7.5 miles.

18 vs. 22.5 miles...that could translate into some walking. HAHA

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