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Old 09-06-09, 10:44 PM   #1
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Electric Bike Drifting?

I have done some crazy stuff with my electric bike after I have finished it. And I was wondering, do you think, it would be possible to DRIFT on an electric bike, I think I could, but I'm afraid the weight of the rear would just pull my bike over.
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Old 09-06-09, 10:49 PM   #2
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This kid does it on a non-electric
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Why would you want to do that?

I understand playing with a bike, but the whole Ebike thing is to efficiently commute, in my mind. I take out my Ebike to get somewhere, not to do tricks.
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Drifting is so lame.
I want to see jumps.
Big assed Dukes of Hazzard Ebike jumps.
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw!
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Old 09-07-09, 06:34 AM   #5
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i'm just a regular joe who has taken up ebiking about two years ago.

I'm guessing you'll need a lot of torque to do this, this translates in ebike terms to a lot of amperage and possible lots of volts.

most ebikes that I know are not equipped with the aforementioned. they have juste enough amps and volt to commute from a to b with the least weight possible to the battery.

in youtube there's this crazy video of an electric motorcycle that went crazy when the ridre forgot to hold the brakes .. the bike just went flying. so i would say YES it is possible for a two wheel electric vehicle to burn tire, you just need the right configuration

other more experienced memebers can probably crunch the numbers and tell you what that translates into
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Yea, I've gotten bored, so I wanted to see what I could do.
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YouTube - bike drifting

This kid does it on a non-electric
No, sorry. That ain't drifting.
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Let's get the terminology straight here:

SLIDING is going around a turn with the rear wheels sliding sideways, either braking, or no power.

POWER SLIDING is going around a turn with the rear wheels slilding sideways, under power.

DRIFTING is going around a turn, with all wheels sliding sideways--rear and front wheels.

It is scary as sh*t to do, and I've never heard of anyone who could reliably perform it on a bicycle. For that matter, 99.99% of the weenies who have rice-motorcycles and think they are hot stuff--do not have the nads to really do it either. In a well-balanced car, it is easy to demonstrate on a gravel road at fairly low speeds (~20 mph).

On a motorcycle on pavement, it takes a very smooth road and fairly high speeds (75+ MPH); it cannot be done at low speeds at all.

In GP motorcycle racing, it is used to brake while entering a turn, while keeping the motorcycle pointed for exiting the turn. In racing, GP motorcycles are rear-wheel drive, but riders strive to get BOTH tires to wear the same amount. GP motorcycles rode this way leave TWO skid-marks into every turn, even though the riders do not use the brakes at that point at all.

There are a zillion home-made motorcycle "drifting" videos on YouTube, and almost all of them are fake because the riders in the video can't really do it. The easiest way to really see what it really is,,,, is to look at professional GP racing videos, where it is fairly common.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DARsTJkqBXs
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