Nebie in Shanghai

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  1. pengyou

    pengyou New Member

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    I am an American living in Shanghai and teaching English. I enjoy living here but still, after 13 years here, miss having mobile independence, so I am looking for a two wheeled vehicle. The government is trying to phase out gas motorcycles in Shanghai but electric scooters are ok. The problem with escooters - they have a limited range. Soooo I am looking for a used escooter with the intent of putting a 30 amp battery on it as well as a small 4 stroke gas engine on it hooked up to small motor to serve as a generator - a kind of hybrid, if you will. First the switching from electric to gas will be done manually but with time, money and brain power I hope to automate that task.

    I will be picking your brains in the next few days - weeks. If my questions seem absurd it is probably because they are :) ...and, yes, I am a little bit crazy..but that is what makes life fun :)
     
  2. Mike B

    Mike B New Member

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    That's cool.

    The Chinese are trying to phase out motorbikes eh?

    By shipping them all over here - laff

    Electric is cool. I am going to build an electric mini-bike one of these days...

    Welcome, and have fun!
     
  3. Nougat

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    If they're trying to get rid of gas bikes, will a gas-electric be okay? I've seen some videos of exactly what you're talking about, and they're screaming fast.

    Maybe you could go do some factory tours and post video!
     

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