Anybody trail ride the Alta?

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10/1/2017 4:02 PM

If so, what kind of range does one get in the slower type stuff?
thanks

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10/1/2017 4:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/1/2017 4:14 PM

You can check out my ride report as that was mostly woods riding. I used less than I expected.
The range is really going to depend on the rider and terrain though. I'm slow, skinny, and the dirt here is hard as concrete. I ought to get good range.
http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/Have-you-rode-an-American-made-dirt-bike,1320964

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10/1/2017 5:41 PM

I put 25 miles on one at Walker Valley ORV in Washington. I had about a third of a charge remaining.

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10/2/2017 5:23 AM

As colintrax said, it depends on the rider, the terrain, as well as what map you ride it in. I seem to get about an hour in slower type stuff riding in map 2.

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10/2/2017 6:44 AM

This weekend I will be attempting a 1.5 hour harescramble with it in map 2. The course is typically higher speed, with plenty of hills, and small sections of MX track. I dont think it will make it, but Im very interested to see how close I can get to the end. Will report back.

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10/2/2017 7:55 AM

Spizzy wrote:

This weekend I will be attempting a 1.5 hour harescramble with it in map 2. The course is typically higher speed, with plenty of hills, and small sections of MX track. I dont think it will make it, but Im very interested to see how close I can get to the end. Will report back.

I am VERY MUCH looking forward to this report as I race a similar series in FL and want an Alta if it can finish.

Jason

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10/2/2017 8:02 AM

Spizzy wrote:

This weekend I will be attempting a 1.5 hour harescramble with it in map 2. The course is typically higher speed, with plenty of hills, and small sections of MX track. I dont think it will make it, but Im very interested to see how close I can get to the end. Will report back.

From what I have read previously you should have plenty to last 1.5 hours. Would suck to lose juice in the middle of no-where.

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10/2/2017 9:43 AM

Suppose to have a new battery and going to the AER forks for 18

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10/2/2017 9:56 AM

endurox wrote:

Suppose to have a new battery and going to the AER forks for 18

Whens their 18 coming?

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10/2/2017 10:05 AM

Spizzy wrote:

This weekend I will be attempting a 1.5 hour harescramble with it in map 2. The course is typically higher speed, with plenty of hills, and small sections of MX track. I dont think it will make it, but Im very interested to see how close I can get to the end. Will report back.

RangerLee wrote:

From what I have read previously you should have plenty to last 1.5 hours. Would suck to lose juice in the middle of no-where.

They have 4 wheelers that go looking for stranded folks after a hare scramble. I know because many years ago I broke a transmission in a valley, right after the race a race official came by. Took the guy with a broken collarbone, then came back and pulled me to the parking lot.

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10/2/2017 12:45 PM

Spizzy wrote:

This weekend I will be attempting a 1.5 hour harescramble with it in map 2. The course is typically higher speed, with plenty of hills, and small sections of MX track. I dont think it will make it, but Im very interested to see how close I can get to the end. Will report back.

RangerLee wrote:

From what I have read previously you should have plenty to last 1.5 hours. Would suck to lose juice in the middle of no-where.

Its at a riding park and never more than 1/2 mile from the truck. I can easily get 1.5 playing around there on a weekend, but thats different than going nonstop at race speed.

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10/2/2017 12:47 PM

endurox wrote:

Suppose to have a new battery and going to the AER forks for 18

Had an Alta tech at my house last week doing a repair and he confirmed this to me. After he saw I was disappointed in my bike only having 5 hours and already outdated, he said the battery is slightly better, and still in testing stages.

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10/2/2017 2:10 PM

Spizzy wrote:

Had an Alta tech at my house last week doing a repair and he confirmed this to me. After he saw I was disappointed in my bike only having 5 hours and already outdated, he said the battery is slightly better, and still in testing stages.

I'm very interested in what Alta's marketing plan for this is. A new company such a this would want to take care of their early adopters. At the same time, if the battery is the same form/fit/function would an owner be able to just update the battery?

Lots of new capabilities for Alta in the industry that have not been able to be utilized by other OEMs.

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10/2/2017 2:53 PM

endurox wrote:

Suppose to have a new battery and going to the AER forks for 18

Spizzy wrote:

Had an Alta tech at my house last week doing a repair and he confirmed this to me. After he saw I was disappointed in my bike only having 5 hours and already outdated, he said the battery is slightly better, and still in testing stages.

MyersAvionics wrote:

I'm very interested in what Alta's marketing plan for this is. A new company such a this would want to take care of their early adopters. At the same time, if the battery is the same form/fit/function would an owner be able to just update the battery?

Lots of new capabilities for Alta in the industry that have not been able to be utilized by other OEMs.

It's quite possible that at least some of the battery improvements slated for the 18 model will also get applied to the 2017 models via software update.

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10/2/2017 2:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/2/2017 3:07 PM

I went into this bike knowing the technology was gonna improve. I suppose to me, its no different than any other oem making improvements in their model from year to year, and Johnny Public always wanting the latest. It just sucks that the AER fork is night and day compared to the 4CS.

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10/2/2017 10:33 PM

so i suppose I should make the course more "flowy" for that toggle switch?


OH I just figured out how to hinder your automatic starts (dead engine holeshot advantage)......... LOL hands up! both hands on the helmut!

smile

better get a horn no one will hear you coming!

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10/2/2017 10:35 PM

I still say that thing needs a mechanical clutch of some kind. as per our conversation.

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10/2/2017 11:24 PM

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