Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September - broken leg syndrome

A few weeks ago I was riding my DRZ400 out at Prairie City near Folsom. I guess I am getting old and conservative. I was going down a hill much to slowly and I locked the rear tire. Consequently a caught my foot, dropped the bike, twisted my foot around 180 degrees in the wrong direction. I was later to find I had broken my leg, cracked a rib and wrecked my ankle (now with screws!).

So, the R2 version of the X-Cycle is way behind schedule.

The good news is that I have been fine tuning the electrical system. I was going to switch to an AC motor. But after some thought, I realized I can increase the voltage on the SepEx system and get nearly the performance of an AC motor.

I can almost walk on my leg now. Hopefully I can do some more work on the X-Cycle in a few days.

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