I'm Blogging my Electric Motorcycle from Zero Motorcycles, from the day I decided to buy it to... we'll see. It's a Zero DS or Dual Sport meaning it's part road part off road. I live in a medium size Australian country town and intend to use it for local commuting and light trail riding. I'm just as interested to see how it goes for both. It's not going to be a road test or a review, just our lives together.
10 December, 2010
Sincere flattery – Day 23
You may have read my post "The Agony of Crap". I go on about a few nice things and a few crappy things on the DS. It's by far my most viewed post with 3 times the views of the next most popular post.
Not a single review has ever mentioned the mix of great and sad parts on the DS but just a few days after my post motorcycle.com noticed all the same things. Even noticing the rear brake caliper on the wrong side of the bike. Something that apparently the factory didn't notice 'till the keen eyed correspondent from Motorcyclist.com picked it up. It's a pity that he picked up the blunder after the bike had gone back to Zero and so wasn't able to shoot any close up photos of the brake caliper showing what was wrong.
Here's the photo they had of the whole back of the bike:
Their caption says "Note the bleeder valve". Can you see the bleed valve in that photo? If you're having trouble I've blown it up a bit and circled it:
Compare that with my photo
I'm sure that had the story had been simply lifted from the blogosphere the source would have rated a mention. No attribution though so it appears that it's a case of extraordinary coincidence. No really, I think it must be. So few people read this blog, it's so low on any search engine lists, I don't know how the author could have ever come across my posting.