It seems they draw 1500W, which is indeed quite a bit. If you have enough solar panels, you could do most of it during the day, depending on location, but if your motorcycle would be a daily use item, going the generator route is obviously preferable.On another note, I'm revisiting the electric motorcycle option. We are looking at adding a diesel generator to charge the electric motorcycle. It can of course also be used to charge batteries and as a backup to our solar panels and the engine generator. I've been looking at the ZERO DSR. Once SLRV look at generator options and I talk to the people at ZERO motorcycles, I'll make a final decision.
I haven't been able to get good info from Zero bikes. Will wait until the rig gets here before deciding which route to go.It seems they draw 1500W, which is indeed quite a bit. If you have enough solar panels, you could do most of it during the day, depending on location, but if your motorcycle would be a daily use item, going the generator route is obviously preferable.
Likely, having a dedicated circuit to charge the motorcycle, which you can switch from generator, to alternator, to solar, depending on your use of the rig (driving = alternator / just topping off = solar / need to free up solar+batteries for the rig = generator), may be something to consider. A big 4-way switch (including "off") would be all that's needed.
I wonder if Zero Motorcycles will come with an option to use solar charging (unclear if their built-in charger works directly with 12/24V from a solar charge controller), because some throw-out panels may "fix" the need to have some more wattage.
Amazing rig, can't wait to see more updates!
Might consider some reflective tape on the sides/back.Another week of electrical work and we should be done with that part. Graphics will be done later in the week. Right now it’s scheduled to be loaded on a RORO ship March 30th to the US. Here is a shot of the rear of the rig. If I do say so myself, this is one beautiful rear end!
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