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Building an electric bike – enjoy benefits

electrical bike

Building an electric bike – enjoy benefits
An electric bike is green and clean color and can actually build your own. Manuals for DIY electric bike can help you convert your standard bicycle into an e-bike that gives you the opportunity to enjoy the feature list of this bike comes with. Convenience and speed are some of the advantages of the bikes are on standard and more people are turning to them. To build your fast electric bike, you can use video courses and manuals available online. You will be guided through the conversion process and guide you through the materials you need to make your own bike.

When thinking about building your own bike, remember that you have to buy several parts and be willing to follow the instructions to finish. This means you have to be prepared for the challenge. You can also find it important to consider how cheap it is to build the bike compared to buying a grocery list. Some of the pieces that you may need to install during construction include throttle, the engine, battery and controller. However, with the professional help of manuals and videos, you must have a smooth time convert your standard bicycle electric bike.

Benefits of electric bikes DIY

They are cheaper in cost considering we are electric. You will find the small battery needed for conversion, as well as the other parts at affordable prices. You can easily find online and less to make their dreams come true. By choosing the right quality, you will enjoy your electric bike for a long time too.

You enjoy custom specifications with your bike. This means you can choose what you want to ride. You will have the exact type of bike you long as you can choose and buy the parts yourself. You will receive the exact bike power, range and speed you put your bike together. At the end you will have a bike that fits every horse needs you may have.

Electric bikes will give you a free traffic bonus because you can simply pass the slower cars using the bike path riding on the shoulder. This saves you time, allowing you to have more done in a day.

You have a speed advantage with an electric bike. This is because you can ride as fast as a car. You can actually build a bike that can go over 50 mph. It’s basically going to be as fast as a vehicle without the common challenges of traffic and traffic jams.

When making your electric bicycle, you have the advantage of choosing the ideal battery pack. This can be done through the calculations of the distance to be covered to get the right range and therefore the perfect size battery to meet your specific riding needs. You can ride all the way without battery needs to be recharged.

Other benefits include no parking fees, reduced insurance costs, all seasons riding, walks in silence and reducing the carbon footprint.

You can buy or download manuals, videos and books on how to build an electric bike quick and easy Internet. The use of these materials, which have a fast bike for your enjoyment.

100 Years of Harley Davidson

The Harley-Davidson Company or HD has been around for just over 100 years. It all began with two friends in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1903. William S. Harley stands for the H in HD. Arthur Davidson is one of three D’s. The other two D’s being his brothers, Walter and William Davidson. William Harley and Arthur Davidson began working on the prototype and eventually sought the help of Walter and William. Walter was a skilled mechanic. William was an experienced toolmaker. Together the group formed the HD Company, which was later incorporated.

During 1903 HD turned out a grand total of 3 motorcycles. All were bought and paid for before completion. Gray was the standard color of the first HD motorcycles, which were often referred to as the “Silent Gray Fellows”.

By the end of 1905 the HD Company was not only selling motorcycles, but also motorcycle motors, marine motors, reversible propellers and float feed carburetors. The price of the motorcycle was $200.

The popularity of the HD motorcycle continued to grow through out the following decade. By 1914, nine departments of the federal government of the United States used HD’s. The U.S. Postal service alone used more than 4,800 Harley Davidson motorcycles for rural mail delivery.

In 1916 the military began using HD’s in border skirmishes with Pancho Villa. The motorcycles were equipped with machine guns. HD motorcycles were also used in World War I with half of all models produced being shipped overseas. The war also was responsible for the establishment of the first Harley-Davidson Service School. The HD Company saw a need and met it.

The 1920’s brought an end to the war and a beginning to the world of racing. HD made quite an impact. Harley-Davidson suffered, but managed to survive the Great Depression and continued to prosper through the 1930’s.

Unfortunately World War II came in the 1940’s and HD was pressed into service once again.

The 1950’s brought about new, more aggressive marketing strategies and expansion for this great company. Once again war broke out, this time in Korea. Motorcycles were replaced in popularity with the military with the Jeep. HD was free to concentrate on its civilian consumers.

The 1960’s brought about as much change for HD as everyone else in the United States. This was also when the company began to branch out into an unrelated field of leisure product with the production of 3-wheeled golf carts. By the end of the decade these carts cornered about one third of the United States market, and were even used oversees. HD also began marketing an extensive line of motorcycle accessories.

The 1970’s saw continuing success in the racing venue. Great advancements were made in the racing bikes that were produced by HD. In late 1970 the company also unveiled its brand new snowmobile. Perhaps the biggest change was the merger between HD and the AMF.

The 1980’s began with a buyback, and the HD Company returned to private ownership. The company seemed to show a renewed interest in building better machines So much so that they won the contract with the California Highway Patrol in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1989.

The 1990’s were ushered in with the appearance of HD’s most customized factory custom motorcycle to date, the FLSTF Fat Boy. This bike was reminiscent of the past while still being up to date with the times.

The Twenty first century has come and HD remains strong. Its current line of bikes includes the Sporster, the Dyna, the Softail, the VRSC, and a Touring line. Each line includes several models. Bikes now sell from between $6,000 and $25,000.

 

5 tips to help you avoid accidents on the road

5 tips to help you avoid accidents on the road

According Arrive Alive, every month there anything between 700 and 1,100 traffic fatalities in South Africa. This does not even take the number of accidents that occur and cause injury or at least the damage to vehicles that are involved in it. While it is all good and well to have car insurance, it is in the best interest of everyone to do everything they can to avoid accidents on the road.

Kill Speed

Most people believe they are invincible when in their cars, so many of us drive over the speed limit. Unfortunately, the speed significantly increases your chances of causing an accident. Not only could lose control of the car, but you will also have less time to react if something happens to him in front of you, as another car slowing as a result of an obstruction. No matter how good you think your reflexes are driving over the speed limit is never a good idea. Remember that not only is being put at risk, but other drivers on the road.

Due to the fact that women tend to stick to the speed limits, car insurance for women is generally much cheaper than car insurance for men.

Use your indicator

Yes, yes makes an annoying noise that is enough to drive anyone crazy if they’ve been sitting in traffic for a while. But the fact is that the indicator is there for a reason. While it is essential to use when turning corners, it is even more necessary when changing lanes. Even if you think there’s no one behind you, use your indicator as it will give other drivers the opportunity to use your brakes if you forgot to check the blind spot or if you are speeding and out of nowhere.

Always keep both hands on the wheel

If you have many years of driving experience, it can be quite easy to drive on ‘autopilot’. It is also common for people to drive with one hand, especially in heavy traffic. This, however, can be very dangerous. In case something happens in front of you on the road, you will have less time to react and avoid an accident if both hands are not on the wheel. By staying alert and drive with both hands, you can increase reaction time and are more likely to maintain control of the vehicle in the event of an emergency – or an unexpected bump!

Be courteous to other drivers

While this is a simple rule that people more thoughtful and still, it could really help avoid a nasty accident. If you are courteous to other drivers, it’s likely to be more aware of what is happening around them. This type of alert will help you stay safe on the road and avoid falling victim to someone who will take the freedom and unity in front of you without indicating or looking behind them.

Do not drink and drive

An obvious suggestion but must always be mentioned due to the high statistics relating to accidents involving drunk driving. Alcohol limits the ability to drive and puts everyone in danger. Just do not do it and you will reduce your risk of having an accident in the middle!

It is therefore evident that the key to avoiding accidents lies in being able to stay alert, sticking to the rules of the road and be courteous to other drivers. Following the previous five tips, you will become a better driver and improve road safety in general. You might even be able to reduce your insurance premium vehicle in the process, too!