• Electric Vehicles,  Engineering,  Motorcycling

    LiveWire: So Many Things to Try

    This is going to keep me busy for a while, and that’s wonderfully OK – even exciting. I wanted to take the bike further and faster today and I also wanted to try out a fast charger. The club is doing a ride from Lynnwood, Washington to Leavenworth, Washington – a 110+ mile trip with a 4100′ mountain pass in-between – which means my new LiveWire might make it, but might not, so I wanted to see how the bike managed its battery with highway speeds. I ran the bike in Road mode the entire time. Next time I might try Eco. I made it from Bothell to Sultan with…

  • Engineering,  Motorcycling

    I Got a LiveWire!

    It’s a dream come true! I picked up “Elvira” last weekend at Emerald City Harley. She’s a brand new black Harley Davidson LiveWire and a thrill to ride. So quiet, so fast, so responsive. With elements from all my beloved bikes of the past, from the Honda Nighthawk, to the Yamaha Midnight Warrior, to the Harley Street Bob. The best of each of them in an electric superbike. This bike perfectly matches my personality, and it scratches itches that only EV enthusiasts, Electrical Engineers and Mobile Embedded Device Developers have! I’ll be posting plenty on this bike and our adventures. Zoom zoom! PS: I’ve updated my previous post on the…