X Treme XM-2000 What is the correct speed?

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X Treme XM-2000 What is the correct speed?

When I get asked about the speed , is it 40 or 50, I thought I saw somewhere people were going as fast as 50, but I just looked at http://www.revevllc.com and it says 40 - 45.

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Re: X Treme XM-2000 What is the correct speed?

Highest confirmed speed I know of is usatracy at 46mph indicated, or 42mph corrected.

Personally I get 42mph indicated - however, I don't inflate my tires as high as usatracy and I recently noticed my back brake was binding slightly. Both of these will increase rolling resistance and thus reduce top speed. I'll post a revised top speed with the brake issue corrected.

BTW, rebbe reported 55 indicated but I find that hard to believe. If rebbe is reading this and would like to perform a simple retest that would be great.

Glossary ;-)
1) "confirmed speed" - measured on more than one occasion by the same person on the same XM2K
2) "indicated" - the stock tires result in a speedo that reads 10% too high (note that speedo's that read too high are a very common experience). The 10% was calculated by usatracy who also corrected it by fitting bigger tires (Michelin Boppers)
3) "corrected" - calculated as "indicated" minus 10% or measured on a bike with Bopper tires.

Hope this helps.

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Re: X Treme XM-2000 What is the correct speed?

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Thanks, I'm making some Flyers for the Renewable Energy Fair promoting V, and that's ususally the first question asked followed by how far will it go on a charge.
So I'll use the 40-45 then the yada yada about hills, weight and head wind.

BTW, over inflating the tires makes it feel like a completely different machine, but it's hard on the butt.

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Re: X Treme XM-2000 What is the correct speed?

Great - care to share the designed flyers on the forum? They might be useful to others.

BTW, "How fast, how far, how much?" are the three defining questions of all EVs :)

I wrote an opinion piece for the local newspaper based around those questions applied to GM's now defunct EV1.

My ideal is that I want an 80mph capable 4 passenger car that can travel 100 miles on a charge and cost $20K or less.

Needless to say - I'm still waiting ;-)

John H.
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Re: X Treme XM-2000 What is the correct speed?

`jdh2550_1,
Great, can you share the article with us?
I normally just login to the most recent home page, and print a good copy of it with a personal hand written invitation in the lower right hand corner where there is some space, send it to Kinko's and have 500 - 1000 copies based on the size of the event. Active forum topics and Recent blog posts that are shown get the most attention and questions, Currently there are 3 about XM-2000, so when they ask what is it, and how fast I have answers. My contact email is already showing as well as my screen name both are already highlighted.
I've been doing this for about 6 months, came from my Marketing study, which revealed so many people didn't know anything about PEV's other than a toy for kids. Every tine I go somewhere I get all these questions, and then they ask where can I learn more, never have a pen or paper, so I just give them a invitation and they can contact me if they have any questions. That's one reason I ask so many questions all over the place, someone has asked me.
I also post them where Treasurers hang out, Recycle Centers etc.
Right now Anti War Rallies are a good place due to the Oil debate.

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Re: X Treme XM-2000 What is the correct speed?

Unfortunately I did a google search and can't find the article online - it was written back in January - so I might try one of the internet "time machines" which archive old pages...

John H.
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Re: X Treme XM-2000 What is the correct speed?

I have come to terms with the limitations of my XM2000. I live in a hilly town and weigh 200 lbs. Uphill speeds rarely exceed 15 mph. Driving past the gas station at any speed is fun. I am having a problem locating parts. Everything that I have ordered from API has been back-ordered. Any ideas?

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