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Milestone vet on an Alta RedShift MX
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:57:53 AM »
I borrowed an electric bike to try out.

Raced an Alta at milestone (vet track) yesterday. It was surprisingly good, except starts and suspension haha

Hardest thing is jumping long distances because of the engine breaking or lack of. The front wheel moves up and down easily on throttle movement.


It was cool sneaking up on people. Odd to hear all the moving parts on the bike.
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Re: Milestone vet on an Alta RedShift MX
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 09:52:28 PM »
Awesome!

Can't wait for the backyard moto revolution these things will allow 8)

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Re: Milestone vet on an Alta RedShift MX
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 04:39:18 AM »
That was crazy to watch!
Why are starts not good with it?
What is wrong with the suspension?
I didn't know anyone raced on the Milestone Vet track; what organization and class was that?
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Re: Milestone vet on an Alta RedShift MX
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 07:29:29 AM »
That was crazy to watch!
Why are starts not good with it?
What is wrong with the suspension?
I didn't know anyone raced on the Milestone Vet track; what organization and class was that?
For the starts, there is build in lag to the initial twist of the throttle to assist in getting started for the average user. The hesitation was hard to get used to for gate drops. So no clutch to adjust wheel spin, only throttle position.

Suspension is 4CS forks and were 100% stock and adjusted for someone 30 lbs lighter than me.

I met my buddy and his dad who was racing with calvetmx. Itís for vintage racing. They have a modern support class, which is all on the same gate no matter your skill level.  Last time it was him and I racing for the lead, this time there was a few fast guys.

Also I think trans world racing on the vet for the lower skill levels.


The vet tracks are ideal for the Alta.  I ride it on the main and it did fine but the big jumps and me on an Alta didnít flow well.  Iím sure I could have jumped all the jumps but between the suspension and how it handles in the air I chose not to ďgo bigĒ haha

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Re: Milestone vet on an Alta RedShift MX
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 08:12:12 AM »
Thanks Jason, it did look like fun.

Can you hold the brake and add a bit of "throttle" to overcome the lag? If not, can it be adjusted out?
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Re: Milestone vet on an Alta RedShift MX
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 12:39:29 PM »
I raced the Alta MXR my second moto at REM last weekend. The suspension was way too soft and not at all confidence inspiring. But I think that if it were set up for me and I had more time on it (my race was my first ride on it!), it could be REALLY good. The power was impressive with a super smooth delivery.

I don't know about the MX, but the new MXR has four different "maps" to choose from. Map 1 is gutless, so I jumped straight to 4. I've heard that map 3 is a bit easier to ride which might make overall lap times go down. It's really strange not having a clutch or gears, and the silence is disconcerting. Being used to my two stroke, it was weird letting of the throttle and hearing it completely shut off. I kept thinking I was going to stall it or something.  :lol:

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Re: Milestone vet on an Alta RedShift MX
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 01:11:02 PM »
I used map 4 also. 

I think switching from 2 stroke to electric would be easier since the 2 stoke jump more like an Alta.

I didnít try holding front break and twisting throttle to get some of the play/lag out.
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