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Offline Sasquatch Jim

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Elf
« on: November 18, 2015, 05:15:51 PM »
  Starting to get serious about an Elf.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSXt1KhPG7w
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Re: Elf
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 05:39:43 PM »
  Starting to get serious about an Elf.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSXt1KhPG7w

Made in my hometown.  Too flimsy, I've looked up close.  Better off on a motorcycle.

And annoying as can be when they are going 15 mph (actual top end) and they are so wide they are hard to pass.   

They need to be licensed and restricted as to roadways (like mopeds).
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Re: Elf
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 11:49:02 AM »
Interesting........ ........if you stay on that video you get a whole view/description of the factory and how the Elfs are made by the Co. owner.  Only squatch knows if this would meet his needs.   Too bad he can't use a Piaggo 250 MP3 for the same $ and have it as real purpose transportation.  :sad:  I agree it's(elf) use on public roads is questionable and I wouldn't like having to ride thru stop signs often(video) either.  :evil:
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Re: Elf
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 12:30:57 PM »
I'm ready for the movie-"You smell like beef and cheese!"

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Re: Elf
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2015, 04:21:21 PM »
  There is one already on the roads around here, and it does not seem to inhibit traffic around here.
 It goes 2 1/2 times faster than my electric scooter and has a roof for those days of rainshine.
  The roof is a 100 watt solar panel that can recharge the battery in one day, or I can plug in a charger
 like I do for my mobility scooter.  It needs no insurance, no license plate or drivers license.
 Roads around here have wide shoulders for bicycle traffic,  so it is no wider than the three wheel recumbent
 trike I used to have and is much more visible.  Most drivers here, at least the non tourist ones, are more considerate
 of others on the road whether they are in cars, on motorcycles, or bikes, than anywhere else I have lived.
  Maybe somewhat less so in Kona or Hilo, but I won't be riding it there.   Furthermore since it has bicycle assist pedals
 It may give me some needed leg exercise.  I can't ride a bicycle because my feet fall off the pedals.
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Re: Elf
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2015, 05:44:57 PM »
Do you fit in one Jim?
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Re: Elf
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2015, 06:30:55 PM »
  I am still waiting for that opportunity.  I have her email address but my request has not been answered yet.
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Re: Elf
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2015, 09:41:45 PM »
I have to say, given your parameters, it would be a good choice?
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Re: Elf
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2015, 10:49:14 PM »
That Elf is awesome,hope it works for you Jim. 
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Re: Elf
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2015, 01:27:42 AM »
We had something similar back in the 8os - the Sinclair C5 (as in Sir Clive of computer fame) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_C5


Good enough technology for the time but the business crashed and burned PDQ due to lack of sales

One of the issues was that it was close to the ground and needed to have a flag on the back to make sure the cages didn't drive over you  :rolleyes:

Good luck though Jim - the Elf might be perfect for you
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Re: Elf
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2015, 06:53:37 AM »
Interesting- I've never seen a vehicle totally powered by self righteousness. My guess is that the sides are open to let out all the hot air generated.  Exactly how much do you think this revolutionary vehicle will impact East LA? My guess is that it will sell in certain up market neighborhoods where owners want to "out smug" people who drive a Prius.
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Re: Elf
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2015, 07:00:34 AM »
Interesting- I've never seen a vehicle totally powered by self righteousness. My guess is that the sides are open to let out all the hot air generated.  Exactly how much do you think this revolutionary vehicle will impact East LA? My guess is that it will sell in certain up market neighborhoods where owners want to "out smug" people who drive a Prius.

this would be very entertaining on a windy day.. these kites would be blown over, lifted and tossed about like a balloon.. San Fran you could watch them fly off the bridges and float (for a moment) on the waters below. cheap entertainment.

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Re: Elf
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2015, 07:33:42 AM »
To me, that's an Elf.



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