I am going to have to replace the clutch on my car this year too. Very unhappy about this. I guess the stock clutch is unhappy after 65k miles of unknown abuse from the previous owner, 4 years of autox, and 80-90 prosolo launches (clutch dump at 4500 rpm).
It started slipping at the past few autox events which isn't surprising. If I am too rough with starting out it will slip through 3rd. Probably going with the 949 twin disc when the time comes.
In what I'm sure was a fit of temporary insanity, my wife acquiesced to my request to move forward on my electric commuter motorcycle project.
Initially supportive wife has apparently sobered up or otherwise come to her senses and withdrawn support for said project.
I found a solid deal on a 2012 Zero XU with under 2k miles on it being sold by a guy in Massachusetts. His asking price is $2,500 LESS than the entire budget for my project and will require almost none of the work. He initially thought the battery was toast, but he swapped the BMS from a legitimately dead battery on to the one that came with the bike and the battery seems to have charged up and run. Turns out the pack is fine (well, as fine as a 4 year old EV battery can be) and it just needed the BMS replaced. If anyone else is interested, its up near the top of the For Sale section on ElMoto.net.
My intent was to ride it as-is and evaluate the platform, then maybe build a battery for it if I decide it needed more punch, or harvest its parts to build something else. For those in the know, I believe the controller is a standard off the shelf Sevcon unit, possibly a Size 6 or Size 8, and the motor is a brushless Motenergy that was run nowhere near its peak voltage or amperage capacity due to the limits imposed by the controller due to the design of the battery. Specs here: 2012 Zero XU Electric Motorcycle - Specs || ZERO MOTORCYCLES
I cancelled my 1/2 day off today and the Zero factory tour I signed up for, I figured I didn't want to tease myself. Also cancelled my DMV M1 permit test, the CMSP training course I signed up for next month plus I had to call the guy in Mass and let him know that I'm a giant wiener. I told him I drive a Miata so he should understand.
I'll get over this eventually, I'm just really disappointed right now.