Reviews

Cake Connect Announced – my thoughts

WOAH! When Cake Connect appeared in my inbox I was stoked! An app that much like Tesla can push firmware updates through wifi to my bike, adjust power settings, regen settings would/may be incredible! Why would I say ‘may be’ incredible? Read on… My first disappointment was their app will only be released to IOS

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On Track Off Road – “Having the Cake”

On Track Off Road published in their December 2020 online magazine “Having the Cake” (beginning on page 110) which is an interview with Stefan Ytterborn the founder of Cake. They also interview David Earle who was involved in the Kalk’s development. I enjoyed reading the article and yet I often find myself irritated with Ytterborn’s

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Charging at Level 2 Charging Stations

Ever notice that when you get a new car, (meaning new to YOU) or something that’s seen in public you start to notice others who have the same car/thing as you? It’s just a human nature thing to notice stuff once you have it. I recently discovered and purchased a Level 2 EVSE (Electric Vehicle

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Extending My Kalk

OK OK OK I know! But I just had to use that title! After all it’s my blog, I built the thing and pay for it! Anyway… A Level 2 Charging Solution I’m going to start off by clearing the air, my air. After researching and then discovering a method to use a Level 2 EVSE

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Charging from a GZ Yeti 1400

One of the few channels I subscribe to on YouTube is Nathan’s Modern Life. He posts owner videos of his Kalk OR. His video on Charging a Cake Kalk Battery with a Yeti 1400 | 900 watts! peaked my interest. I own and use a Yeti 1000 and had planned on testing it with my

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Learning from Others – What not to do!

Obviously I have a passion for the emerging 2 wheel EV market. Although I started with a Haibike full suspension mountain bike my history and love for ICE bikes moved me to EV motorcycles. I try to learn from the successes and failures of others which is one of the main reasons I created and

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What was that?!

ICE bikes too… In speaking with other ICE bike dual sport owners I have found that they too have had issues with failing rear turn/tail light assemblies. As a matter of fact they make it sound as if it’s a common occurrence. KTM, Suzuki specifically. Some of that makes me feel better, but another part

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FOCUS CAKE FOCUS!

I’m trying to understand why Cake has not more aggressively pursued obtaining a California EV incentive for its & line of bikes. Hell even defunct ALTA Motors gets an incentive. For me that’s akin to dead people being able to write off income taxes! Here is a link to the article published by electrek. My

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MOTO MAXX

My friend Carisa who knows I’ve not been on social media for quite some time sent me a link about an art exhibit at the Museum of Craft and Design, “MOTO MAX” in San Francisco which displays some incredible motorcycles, both ICE and EV. BTW Carisa covet both my Sur Ron Jackson and my Kalk&

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Stuck at a Traffic Light?

Even when I was street riding ICE motorcycles sometimes I just could not get a stubborn traffic signal to change. And my street bikes had plenty of ferrous materials too! But my Kalk& has very little. I inspected my bike for things a magnet would stick to and found very few items. To keep the

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