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Offline TheHunt

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Re: bikes
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2017, 08:38:16 AM »
I love eBikes...  There is a lot to this.  More than just a few sentences on a forum. 

BTW, I road a 6000 Watt, two wheel drive with motors on each hub of the bike.  CRAZY FUN!!! 
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Offline pygmy1985

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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2017, 09:39:15 AM »
It's good to have rules, but I see a lot of them disregarded. When hunting in 340 in Sept.,  I saw ATV tracks, and the ATVs themselves off the Green Dot roads.  I can maybe see someone "sneaking in" on the ATV to recover an elk , as it was really hot, but they were accessing hunt areas daily, despite the signage. 
Re: electric bikes, seems like a great way to help with the pedaling. I did take my mountain bike, and it was hard work getting up some of those hills, but downhill was a blast.

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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2017, 12:44:00 PM »
Mountain bike with regular 2 inch wide tires verses a fat bike 4 inch wide tire.  The fat bike is harder than a traditional mountain bike to peddle because of the width and the additional weight of the fat tires. 

Fat tire seems quieter on gravel roads and they run better on snow and sand. 
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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2017, 06:53:39 AM »
The state Regs say it is legal on roads 1000 watts or less. I went to the USSF, DNR, BLM and the US Wildlife Sanctuary Web sites and they said all electric motors where considered the same as gas or diesel motors and I have been told but not verified that the WA Game Department web site says the same thing. Will check this out and let you know.

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Re: bikes
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2017, 07:42:39 AM »
I did not see anything differentiating an electric assist with a 100% electric motor the web site just said electric motors are classified the same as gas motors. I forget which one but one web site even went further and said all electric and electronic motors are classified the same as all other types of motors including electric outboard motors.

As far as what JLS said may be true but I wouldn't rely on word of mouth because if it's different from what the regs say one person may say it's OK but another may issue you a ticket.

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Re: bikes
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2017, 08:39:40 AM »
As far as what JLS said may be true but I wouldn't rely on word of mouth because if it's different from what the regs say one person may say it's OK but another may issue you a ticket.

I wouldn't rely on what I said either.  Call the appropriate agency and ask them directly.
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