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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Bill Dube nominated for Darwin Award. (Bill Dube)
   2. Re: Bill Dube, Kill Switch...........................
      (Marty Hewes)


Message: 1
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 12:41:03 -0600
From: Bill Dube <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Bill Dube nominated for Darwin Award.
To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List <>
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>Not if you're a seasoned rider, they can and do perform miracles..

This is exactly the point and why I am an idiot. I have no business 
driving a machine of this performance level. I really knew this (and 
actually said it) but I didn't listen to myself.

I am not experienced enough (and frankly too old) to be driving a 400 
HP drag bike. I don't do it often enough, regardless of my experience and age.

As I told Scotty Pollacheck yesterday, "I promise never to drive YOUR 
motorcycle again."

Problem solved. Professional drivers only. No "idiots" allowed on the bike.

Bill Dube'


Message: 2
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 13:47:25 -0500
From: "Marty Hewes" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Bill Dube, Kill Switch...........................
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>,        "Electric Vehicle Discussion List"
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I want a KillBillaKillBox.  An independant fail safe box that detects 
excessive motor current while the brake light is on, and kicks out a 
contactor.  There must be a motor current threshhold that you'd cross as the 
tire finds traction that you shouldn't cross during a normal burnout? 
During the race, the brake light should go out before the current rises, 
right?  This would cover both the unexpected hookup case and a shorted 
controller case where the rider would likely hit the brake, with no moving 
parts aside from the contactor.  This probably ought to be standard 
equipment in any street bound EV.  No time would be required for the driver 
to react to an unexpected hookup during a burnout, and it would shut down on 
the driver's first instinctive reaction in case of a short.  I'd think it 
would have made it possible for Bill to get the Killacycle stopped well 
short of the van.


----- Original Message ----- 
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <>
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Bill Dube, Kill Switch...........................

> HI- Jim, I like your idea ,but it should be attached to computer key 
> boards
> as well, FT.
>> [Original Message]
>> To: <>
>> Date: 9/15/2007 8:54:12 AM
>> Subject: [EVDL] Bill Dube, Kill Switch...........................
>> A possible solution to this "EV motorcycle crashing problem", Bill Dube,
>> Father Time, etc. would bee to mount a Kill switch on the riders body and
> just
>> bee 4 the rider gets on the bike he would flip the switch.
>> Flipping the "Dube switch" would then bring out the 2X4 which would wake
> up
>> the rider BEFORE he gets on the bike.
>> This will bee known as "Flipping the DuBee" and engaging brain bee 4  you
>> ride.............could bee used for the street  riders also.
>> Could very well save lives, equipment, and embarrassment.
>> Jim Ludiker...............still the old guy.
>> PS glad you didn't kill yourself bill, that would bee bad  press.
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