Motor bike – CJS Engraving http://cjs-engraving.com/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:30:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://cjs-engraving.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-42-150x150.png Motor bike – CJS Engraving http://cjs-engraving.com/ 32 32 Turkey’s flagship online food ordering company fails to respect workers’ rights https://cjs-engraving.com/turkeys-flagship-online-food-ordering-company-fails-to-respect-workers-rights/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://cjs-engraving.com/turkeys-flagship-online-food-ordering-company-fails-to-respect-workers-rights/ In April 2021, while delivering groceries in a dense Istanbul suburb, Ahmet ran through a small puddle while making a turn. He slipped and fell off his motorcycle, sustaining hand injuries that still bother him today. Ahmet, 30, who drives for Banabi, the grocery branch of Turkey’s flagship delivery company Yemeksepeti (Turkish for “Food Cart”), […]]]>

In April 2021, while delivering groceries in a dense Istanbul suburb, Ahmet ran through a small puddle while making a turn. He slipped and fell off his motorcycle, sustaining hand injuries that still bother him today. Ahmet, 30, who drives for Banabi, the grocery branch of Turkey’s flagship delivery company Yemeksepeti (Turkish for “Food Cart”), blamed the accident on the cheap tires his employers ask their couriers to use. It was not his first accident.

“I’ve been riding motorcycles for almost ten years, but the bikes the company offers us to use have tires that will make you slip and fall, even in the summer when making a small turn on a straight road that doesn’t ain’t t wet,” said Ahmet Equal times in December, preferring not to use his real name for fear of reprisals. “On the one hand they want us to be very fast, on the other the equipment below you is not good.”

Founded in 2001 as Turkey’s first online restaurant delivery service, Yemeksepeti has grown rapidly, especially since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, the company added more than five million users, according to its own figures, bringing its total user base to 19 million. The company is one of Turkey’s most popular food delivery apps, with its main competitor being Getir, a Turkish company that has also grown significantly, even expanding overseas in Europe and the United States. International competitors such as Uber Eats, Glovo and Deliveroo do not currently operate in the Turkish market. In 2015, Yemeksepeti was acquired by German giant Delivery Hero for over $500 million. In 2019, she launched Banabi, a grocery delivery service,

With a double-digit unemployment rate in Turkey, the company was able to tap into a pool of riders willing to get on their bikes to deliver. But alongside the increase in demand and the number of couriers on the road, there has been a growing number of deaths.

According to a national federation of motorcycle couriers, at least 203 couriers died in traffic accidents in Turkey between the start of the pandemic and April 2021, a tenfold increase from pre-pandemic years.

Motorcycle groups blame poor equipment and insufficient training, as well as the grueling pace of delivery that applications demand of drivers, causing them to take risks on the road. Istanbul, with its population of 15.6 million, sweltering traffic, steep hills and massive crowds is a dangerous place to be a motorcycle delivery driver. Drivers take risks such as running red lights, driving down sidewalks and going the wrong way on one-way streets in order to make quick deliveries.

The riders of most delivery app companies are independent contractors, who pay their own taxes and insurance, and bill the company for their services. But even runners who have a work contract, like most Yemeksepati workers, are not guaranteed their full labor rights: “Neither the government nor the parliament take any measures to protect those who work in that sector. The workers are employed without a union and therefore without security. Many workers appeal to the courts to access their trade union rights. However, due to the long duration of the trials, it is not possible to access this right. Late court rulings lead to delays in justice,” says Erkan Kıdak, a researcher at the Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations at Turkey’s Pamukkale University.

“As a result, unions are powerless against employers. State institutions and government in general pave the way for the weakening of trade unions. This situation increases the vulnerability and insecurity of workers,” he adds.

Although Yemeksepeti directly employs most of its workforce (expected to grow to 12,000 by the end of 2021 from just 3,000 before the pandemic), working conditions are difficult. For example, Banabi grocery drivers must make four deliveries per hour, and they are penalized if they take more than 15 minutes for a single order. Ahmet works eight hours a day, six days a week with half an hour break each day, earning Turkey’s net minimum wage of 4253 Turkish liras (310 USD) per month plus 500-600 TL (36-43 USD) from the small fee of 1-1.5 TL he receives for each delivery, in addition to occasional cash tips from customers.

In a good month, Ahmet might walk away with 5,000 TL (364 USD). But that’s not enough to get by.

Figures from a union determined in December that the minimum living expenses for a single person are 4927 TL ($360), however, the cost of living in Istanbul is considerably higher than the rest of the country. Rents in the city soared in 2021 while the price of consumer goods continued to climb as the value of the pound fell and inflation reached alarming levels. Delivery drivers must also perform cleaning duties in their warehouses, and they must pay their own transportation costs to get to their homes and to work, a significant expense given the rising prices of gasoline and public transport in the light of tax increases and inflation.

Union scrap

“The couriers employed by companies like Yemeksepeti have started joining unions in recent years,” says Kıdak. But tech companies have pushed back strongly, working to smash organizing efforts and block riders from being able to demand workplace protections.

Banabi workers started organizing in early 2020 according to Yemeksepeti Workers’ Committee spokesman and labor activist Kaan Gündeş. Within months, the company decided to block them.

In Turkey, workers in certain sectors have the right to access a state-run online system where they can choose to join a union. Couriers would generally fall under the transportation and shipping industry, but Yemeksepeti officials have changed the definition of drivers in the system, labeling them office workers. This meant that they were effectively deprived of their right to join a union. It also prevented them from having early access to vaccines, because while transport workers were considered a priority for vaccines, along with teachers, healthcare workers and journalists, office workers were not. not.

“This is a tactic frequently used by employers in Turkey,” says Gündeş. The country was ranked among the ten worst in the world in terms of workers’ rights in the 2021 Global Rights Index of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). When the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived in Turkey a year later and Banabi workers realized they couldn’t get the priority access they deserved, Banabi drivers launched a campaign to demand their rights.

However, the company forgot to change the professional status of Banabi drivers in three provinces, Yalova, Düzce and Manisa. Workers in these provinces realized that they could register for vaccination appointments, while their colleagues in the rest of the country could not. It made national news in June 2021, raising the profile of the drivers’ struggle to unionize.

In July, Yemeksepeti founder and CEO Nevzat Aydın filed objections in court to block efforts to organize Banabi workers, another tactic used by employers that often results in a lengthy and demoralizing legal process. .

“Despite all the pressure, the workers of Yemeksepeti continued to organize. Eventually, the majority of Yemeksepeti workers became members of the All Transport Workers’ Union (TÜMTİS). The Ministry of Labor and Social Security issued TÜMTİS with a certificate of permission to enter into a collective agreement. This time, the company filed a lawsuit challenging the union’s clearance certificate. The legal process is ongoing,” says Kıdak.

In September, a number of the country’s largest and most important trade unions, trade associations and consumer unions declared a boycott of the company.

Amid mounting pressure, Aydın resigned from his post in early November. But Gündeş claims that the company continued its policy of destabilizing the unions. He also accuses the company of exerting enormous pressure on salaried drivers until they quit and then replacing them with independent drivers. Kıvak also says the company is trying to convince employees to switch to the independent contractor model.

Delivery Hero and Yemeksepeti did not respond to requests for comment.

Gündeş says the ultimate responsibility for the drivers’ struggles lies with Delivery Hero. As they expand globally, Delivery Hero companies have lost high-profile workers’ rights lawsuits in several countries, including Canada and Australia. In both cases, the company closed its operations in those countries.

In Istanbul, Ahmet is currently seeking compensation for his injury in court while still driving for Banabi full time. Despite the major obstacles he and his colleagues face, he remains optimistic about the change that is taking place. “We will continue to struggle until Yemeksepeti joins a union,” he said. “We will continue to develop and organize ourselves.”

]]>
Gardaí finds stolen motorcycles from a man https://cjs-engraving.com/gardai-finds-stolen-motorcycles-from-a-man/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://cjs-engraving.com/gardai-finds-stolen-motorcycles-from-a-man/ A 56-year-old man has pleaded guilty in Sligo Circuit Court to handling stolen motorbikes from his home in Ballisodare. illiam Jack Conway of Streamstown, Ballisodare has admitted handling a stolen Yamaha motorbike from his home on June 20, 2018 with a Kango drill and power pack. He further pleaded guilty to stealing an Orion children’s […]]]>

A 56-year-old man has pleaded guilty in Sligo Circuit Court to handling stolen motorbikes from his home in Ballisodare.

illiam Jack Conway of Streamstown, Ballisodare has admitted handling a stolen Yamaha motorbike from his home on June 20, 2018 with a Kango drill and power pack.

He further pleaded guilty to stealing an Orion children’s motorcycle on September 22, 2020.

The court heard that Conway was under pressure to store the items at his property.

The defendant faced three further counts of manipulation, but the prosecutor, Mr Leo Mulrooney BL, said a nolle prosequi would be entered on those charges in due course.

Garda Dermot Fearon, led by Mr Mulrooney, explained how on May 11, 2018 the drill and power supply were discovered stolen by its owner when he drove to a shed on his property in Aughamore, Carraroe .

He believed the burglary had taken place the previous night as he had worked there until about 7 p.m. A number of items had been stolen, including the Kango drill and power supply.

The Yamaha motorbike with a 1999 KE registration was reported stolen from a shed on a farm in Ballintogher on May 21, 2018 while the children’s mini motorbike, worth €200, was taken on September 10, 2020 in a portacabin at Aughamore.

Gardaí found this bike on September 22, 2020 in Conway’s back garden but it was burned.

The Yamaha and the drill were found at his home on June 20, 2018 after Gardaí obtained a search warrant.

This was performed by Garda Sandra Deery.

Conway has lived in Streamstown with his partner since 2005 and worked part-time as a courier.

When questioned by Gardaí, he said that the Yamaha motorbike had been bought by him for €500 from a Pole and that he had had it for several years.

There were no license plates on the bike, and Conway said it had been stored in a container on his property for three to four years. He said the drill had been in the container for several weeks.

He said “the boys” would visit his premises regularly. These people were using his container where he had stored a ladder. He didn’t take into account anything else in it.

When asked about the children’s burnt-out motorbike later, he said he hadn’t noticed it.

Conway has had ten prior convictions as of June 2011, including traffic violations, theft, animal cruelty, drug possession.

He was out on bail when he committed the offense of tampering with the children’s motorbike.

In response to Mr. Joe Barnes BL, instructed by Mr. Mark Mullaney, Solicitor (Defendant), Garda Fearon agreed that Conway was not a criminal mastermind.

The Garda also agreed that Conway would have been under pressure if he named “the boys”, younger men who called him daily.

Mr Barnes said Conway has since dissociated himself from them and these young men no longer call him.

The defendant had €200 in court to hand over to the owner of the children’s bicycle.

Mr Barnes pleaded that Conway appeared to be under some influence from these young men who called his home.

“It is somewhat odd in his profile that over the last decade he has racked up these convictions,” Mr Barnes said.

He expressed the hope that the court would agree to adjourn the case under any conditions for the preparation of a probationary report.

“He’s a man with an unusual profile and a little vulnerable,” he pleaded, adding that Conway was naive and not a criminal mastermind.

“I ask the court to be as lenient as possible,” he said.

Judge Francis Comerford said the defendant accepted property from people he must have known had stolen it and then subsequently lied to Gardaí.

He was also out on bail when he committed another offense by receiving the children’s motorbike set on fire on his property.

He would have been in a better position if he had turned his back, but this new commission of offenses made the matter more serious.

The judge, however, said he thought it appropriate to see if there was another alternative to prison.

The case was adjourned to April 5 for the preparation of a probation report.

“I am not indicating that there will be a non-custodial sentence,” he said, adding that he was at risk.

]]>
Dog walker needed ‘thousands of pounds’ in dental repairs after dangerous motorbike crash https://cjs-engraving.com/dog-walker-needed-thousands-of-pounds-in-dental-repairs-after-dangerous-motorbike-crash/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 15:36:56 +0000 https://cjs-engraving.com/dog-walker-needed-thousands-of-pounds-in-dental-repairs-after-dangerous-motorbike-crash/ A dog walker needed ‘thousands of pounds’ of dental treatment after being hit by a motorbike. Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses following the Middlesbrough incident where a dog walker was injured by a bicycle. At around 4pm on Monday December 20, a man was walking his dog on Linthorpe’s Barker Road when a black […]]]>

A dog walker needed ‘thousands of pounds’ of dental treatment after being hit by a motorbike.

Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses following the Middlesbrough incident where a dog walker was injured by a bicycle.

At around 4pm on Monday December 20, a man was walking his dog on Linthorpe’s Barker Road when a black motorbike spun around from Thornfield Road and collided with him, knocking him to the ground.

The victim, a man in his 50s, slammed his face into the pavement and subsequently required thousands of pounds of dental treatment.

Go here for the latest breaking news from all over Teesside

The motorbike was driven by a single man without a helmet who fled after the incident.

According to the victim, he believed that a motorist who was just behind the motorcycle saw the collision but did not stop.

Cleveland Police are urging anyone who was in the area who may have seen the incident or the motorcycle/rider or who may have captured it on their CCTV or dash cam please contact Cleveland Police at number 101, quoting reference SE-22-006814.

For the latest news from your area straight to your inbox every day, go here to sign up for our free newsletter

]]>
Gold Coast biker fights for his life after horrific head-on crash – myGC.com.au https://cjs-engraving.com/gold-coast-biker-fights-for-his-life-after-horrific-head-on-crash-mygc-com-au/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 14:30:11 +0000 https://cjs-engraving.com/gold-coast-biker-fights-for-his-life-after-horrific-head-on-crash-mygc-com-au/ LAST @ January 15 | Police are appealing for witnesses for a horror crash in the Numinbah Valley that left a young motorcyclist fighting for his life in hospital. Preliminary inquiries suggest that just after 4.30pm on Friday, a motorbike and a 4×4 collided head-on along Nerang Murwillumbah Road near the intersection with Chesters Road. […]]]>

LAST @ January 15 | Police are appealing for witnesses for a horror crash in the Numinbah Valley that left a young motorcyclist fighting for his life in hospital.

Preliminary inquiries suggest that just after 4.30pm on Friday, a motorbike and a 4×4 collided head-on along Nerang Murwillumbah Road near the intersection with Chesters Road.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 22-year-old man from Varsity Lakes, suffered serious head, chest and leg injuries.


THE ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT


He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital, where he is.

The driver of the 4×4, a 48-year-old woman and her 49-year-old passenger, both from the Numinbah Valley, managed to escape unscathed.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the accident or who may have seen the red 2005 Suzuki motorcycle or the white 2017 Mitsubishi ASX on the road before the accident to contact them.

Anyone with a dash cam is also asked to come forward as the forensic unit continues to investigate.

If you have information for the police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their 24 hour online form.

You can also report crime information anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours a day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organization.

EARLIER @ January 14 | A biker is in critical condition following a horror crash with a car in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

The two vehicles collided along Nerang Murwillumbah Road at the intersection with Chesters Road in the Numinbah Valley just after 4.30pm.

The driver of the motorcycle, a man, is taken care of by paramedics.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson told myGC he was in critical condition.

The occupants of the car, a man and a woman, were taken to hospital in stable conditions.

Nerang Murwillumbah Road has been closed as the forensic unit begins its investigation.

Police are urging motorists to avoid the area, with long delays expected for some time.

]]>
BMW unveils two new R 18 specials at Verona Motor Bike Expo https://cjs-engraving.com/bmw-unveils-two-new-r-18-specials-at-verona-motor-bike-expo/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 08:40:40 +0000 https://cjs-engraving.com/bmw-unveils-two-new-r-18-specials-at-verona-motor-bike-expo/ BMW R 18 M and BMW R 18 Aurora These two custom motorcycles from the bones of BMW’s R 18 are the result of a collaboration between BMW Motorrad Italy and two different customizers. BMW R18M The R 18 M is a project developed by the Italian magazine LowRide and created by American Dreams. The […]]]>

BMW R 18 M and BMW R 18 Aurora

These two custom motorcycles from the bones of BMW’s R 18 are the result of a collaboration between BMW Motorrad Italy and two different customizers.

BMW R18M

The R 18 M is a project developed by the Italian magazine LowRide and created by American Dreams.

The R 18 Aurora was created by Garage 221 entered by BMW Motorrad Roma.

BMW R18M

M is the letter that distinguished sports versions of BMW four-wheeled models, and today it also includes two-wheeled vehicles.

BMW R18M

The source of inspiration for the BMW R 18 M project by the editorial staff of LowRide is as follows: the idea is to give the BMW Cruiser a more refined and sporty look, avoiding exaggerations and above all without forgetting the reference to the BMW R 18 retro lines.

BMW R18M

The stability, the long wheelbase and the availability of the big 1800 cc boxer cause lightning starts and deserve, in our opinion, a sporty and retro look. In the design of the R 18 M there are hints of BMW Motorrad tradition and hints of the four wheels: M stands for Motorsportas Giuseppe Roncen, director of LowRide and great connoisseur of the world of stages, described the BMW R 18 M project.

BMW R18M

Work concentrated on the chassis, suspension setup, bodywork and accessories, leaving the mechanics and electronics unchanged as the natural strengths of the R 18.

Lightened and with a different driving position, the BMW R 18 M promises to be even more pleasant to drive: “We remain curious to discover its potential. Noticeably lighter, the bike should also be maneuverable thanks to its more compact and forward-loaded riding position, without exaggeration.

BMW R18M

The R 18 M project was made possible by BMW Italia and was born in the wake of the emotions that this motorcycle can give: a fun, powerful and lively cruiser, with a big heart and infinite torque.

LowRide has involved some of the best Italian craftsmen and companies specialized in the sector.

The realization of the sketches was entrusted to the designer Oberdan Bezzi, already a partner of LowRide in the past. He managed to make it an exciting power cruiser without upsetting the essence of the BMW R 18.

BMW R18M

American Dreams took care of the assembly and coordinated the work; Elaboratorio, specializing in prototyping and modeling, created the fiberglass tail, tip and windshield from scratch.

BMW R18M

Carbon Italy took care of the carbon fiber head covers, intake ducts and other details.

BMW R18M

The short exhaust pipe, designed to make the line more compact and to allow greater angles of inclination, bears the signature ER Exhaust Revolution.

The short tailpipes also highlight the splendid exposed nickel-plated shaft, an evocative detail that deserves to be highlighted.

BMW R18M

LR Leather upholstered the saddle in leather, while the painting was done by Dox Art Factory.

BMW R18M

Rizoma provided universal mirrors, handles and turn signals for the accessories, perfectly in tune with the character of the motorcycle.

BMW R 18 Aurora

Garage 221’s idea and desire to create a custom motorcycle based on the BMW R 18 had its origins some time ago when the bike was presented at EICMA 2019.

BMW R 18 Aurora

The lines of the new BMW cruiser, innovative and at the same time faithfully traditional, deserved “complementary elements and an even more Heritage spirit, starting from the soft lines of the tank top to the characteristic shapes of the boxer”, in the opinion of Pier Francesco Marchio of Garage 221.

The project initially focused on the study of the different sections of the bike, keeping in mind the need to connect the new elements in a single harmony of lines, taking inspiration from the cruisers of the 1970s, which have always particularly involved Pier Francesco “for their impressive aesthetic fluidity.”

BMW R 18 Aurora

The distinctive elements of the BMW R 18 Aurora by Garage 221 are the enveloping fenders that adhere to the wheel, like the “batwing”, to leave space and thus enhance the central area of ​​the bike.

BMW R 18 Aurora

The modifications that led to the R 18 Aurora derive from the experience of Garage 221 in the BMW world and indeed all the elements used come from other BMW Motorrad models.

BMW R 18 Aurora

The seat was taken entirely from a 2005 BMW 1200 C, the Batwing brackets were made from the turn signal brackets of a 1982 BMW R 100 and part of the rear frame from a BMW K 75 from 1991.

BMW R 18 Aurora

Even for the body color, the code of a 1983 BMW RT 100 was taken as a reference, customizing the graphics in its nuances and intensity.

BMW R 18 Aurora

The front and rear fender mounts, saddle mounts and license plate support arms are completely handcrafted.

BMW R 18 Aurora

The exhaust pipes were made in collaboration with Leo Vince, for an even more full-bodied and captivating exhaust note. Their design has been specifically studied to give a very personal and muscular line to the central part of the R 18.

BMW R 18 Aurora

The oil cooler grille of the R 18 Aurora gives an elegant natural touch, inspired by the grille of BMW cars from the 1960s.

BMW R 18 Aurora

It was a lot of work“, said Pier Francesco, “but the result is truly stunning. Textured paint on the cylinder head covers, injection cases, center housing and our oil cooler grille make everything seamless, creating a unique effect with the cylinder block and bevel gear.

BMW R 18 Aurora
BMW R 18 Aurora
BMW R 18 Aurora

]]>
Lime launches new e-bikes in Washington, DC in $ 50 million blitz https://cjs-engraving.com/lime-launches-new-e-bikes-in-washington-dc-in-50-million-blitz/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://cjs-engraving.com/lime-launches-new-e-bikes-in-washington-dc-in-50-million-blitz/ Lime’s next-generation e-bikes are finally making their debut in North America. Almost a year after announcing plans to spend $ 50 million on a major e-bike expansion, the San Francisco-based micromobility company announced it would roll out the first wave of new bikes in Washington, DC, to starting this week. Lime says the new bikes […]]]>

Lime’s next-generation e-bikes are finally making their debut in North America. Almost a year after announcing plans to spend $ 50 million on a major e-bike expansion, the San Francisco-based micromobility company announced it would roll out the first wave of new bikes in Washington, DC, to starting this week.

Lime says the new bikes are vastly improved over those currently in service, which the company inherited from Jump after it acquired the bike-sharing company from Uber in 2020. The $ 50 million investment will go a long way. part in the design, manufacture and assembly of its next. generation bike, which are starting to come out this year. The new model comes with a more powerful 350 watt motor and a replaceable battery capable of a range of up to 25 miles.

In addition to a new two-speed automatic transmission, the bikes also come with swappable batteries that are interchangeable with the company’s fleet of electric scooters. This will improve the customer experience, said Lime’s Central Atlantic and Northeast operations manager, reducing the likelihood that they will encounter vehicles with depleted batteries.

“Now we can get the batteries out faster,” said Paul Holley of Lime. The edge. “You don’t have that many low battery vehicles in the field. Our task turnaround times are much faster.

Andrew J. Hawkins / The Edge

Replaceable batteries are certainly the most important novelty of Lime’s next-generation electric bicycle. Lime sees the ability to swap batteries between scooters and bicycles to be not only good for customers, but also its own bottom line. Lime saves money both by simplifying its manufacturing process and operationally by reducing the amount of work that must be done by its teams working in each city.

“When you unify this battery ecosystem and isolate it into a single battery, it really increases the density of the work that needs to be done in the field,” said Holley. “So now you don’t necessarily have to have two separate teams that kind of go out into their own lane and just do their own thing.”

Not all scooter and bicycle companies are convinced. Bird, for example, has taken the opposite position, arguing that swappable batteries are generally smaller and hold less charge than non-swappable batteries. The company also argued that exchangeable batteries have a larger carbon footprint as they require more kilometers traveled by vehicles to recover, replace and charge scooters.

Holley argued that replaceable batteries don’t necessarily mean less power or a lower range; Lime can choose to install larger batteries if they wish. “We can do this within the context and the limitations of an ecosystem of exchangeable batteries,” he said. “You can go up and down in terms of size, range, and amp hours and all that stuff. “

There are other novelties on the bike: the handlebars are replaced by handlebars similar to Lime’s scooters, there is a phone holder in the front basket and the bike will be able to reach speeds of up to 20 mph (depending on local regulations). It weighs 72 pounds, which is heavier than the 65-pound Citi electric bikes.

I had the chance to try one of Lime’s new bikes at the end of last year. As I rode the bike from Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan, I was impressed with the engine’s ability to deliver power. As far as I know, the boost was almost instantaneous, without any of the jarring or slow motor build-up of some smaller e-bikes. It’s far from the sexiest e-bike I’ve ever ridden, but that’s by design since Lime’s e-bikes are built for power, stability and durability.

That said, I don’t think people who use the bike share will give up on their favorite e-bikes and flock to Lime’s newer models. The self-service bicycle is a convenient tool, and customers generally use the bicycle closest to their location.

Lime will keep its cherry red Jump bikes in service, with no plans to phase them out in favor of the new Lime brand e-bikes. The company has said it wants to become a multimodal supplier of many different types of low-speed electric vehicles. In 2020, Lime added Pedalless E-Bikes from Wheels to its app in several cities as part of a new effort to integrate third-party micromobility providers. And it has also deployed electric mopeds in several markets, including Paris and Washington, DC.

It’s great to see Lime investing in new technical specifications with the aim of expanding the offerings available in their app. Scooters are good for tourists or people on a short getaway. But bikes are better for long distances, and e-bikes, in particular, are great for replacing car trips. In this regard, Lime will have a real powerful tool in its arsenal for its wider campaign to promote zero tailpipe electric transport.

]]>
Meet the Cycle Zombies – California Surf Family Bring Old Bikes From The Dead – Wavelength Surf Magazine https://cjs-engraving.com/meet-the-cycle-zombies-california-surf-family-bring-old-bikes-from-the-dead-wavelength-surf-magazine/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 12:55:37 +0000 https://cjs-engraving.com/meet-the-cycle-zombies-california-surf-family-bring-old-bikes-from-the-dead-wavelength-surf-magazine/ [Folowing a great summer showcasing their range of classic and contemporary bikes at our drive-in cinema, we’re offering readers the chance to win a weekend’s worth of free Harley-Davidson rental. Click here to enter. To celebrate the partnership, we’ve also been penning a series of articles exploring the unholy union between surf and bike culture. […]]]>

[Folowing a great summer showcasing their range of classic and contemporary bikes at our drive-in cinema, we’re offering readers the chance to win a weekend’s worth of free Harley-Davidson rental. Click here to enter. To celebrate the partnership, we’ve also been penning a series of articles exploring the unholy union between surf and bike culture. Read a potted history of the cultural crossover here, a guide to Britain’s finest coastal bike trips here and a profile on ride culture renaissance man John Eldridge here. To round of the series, we’re introducing the Cycle Zombies, a crew of surfers, skaters and custom bike builders who’ve been passionately riding and tinkering with Harley-Davidsons for as long as they can remember.]

Like so many of the most influential collectives in surf, skate, and motorcycle culture, the seeds of the Cycle Zombies were originally sewn into a dusty, dimly lit room somewhere deep in the depths of So Cal.

It all started with Big Scott Stopnik, who arrived in Huntington Beach as a baby in the early 1960s. Now known as Surf City, USA and known as the shining epicenter of the world of corporate board sports, at the time, Huntington was just a coastal suburb with rugged edges, bubbly with young energy and perfectly prepared for a counter-cultural explosion, led by rockers, surfers, skateboarders and biker gangs. In the early 1970s, Scott fell under the wing of the Hessian Motorcycle Club – founded just before on a love of Harley-Davidson and a fierce reputation. A barely puberty Scott started working in the clubhouse, sweeping and polishing the chrome and in return, they showed him how to customize the bikes. After a youth spent surfing, playing music, and building all kinds of two-wheelers, Scott hitched up to his high school girlfriend Julie and soon enough their house began to fill with little tears to which he could transmit his passions.

Scotty, Stopnik’s oldest son, vividly remembers the day he got his first bike. It was Christmas morning, just days before his seventh birthday, when he broke into the garage to find a mini off-road motorcycle waiting for him. He jumped on it and with Senior Scott running beside him, sped down the block. After an enthusiastic twist of the throttle, he hit a sidewalk and plunged headfirst into a rose bush. Far from being disheartened, from that point on he was riding on whatever he could get his hands on and before long he was working with his father to attach a motor to his stroller, so he could surrender. to the beach or skatepark as quickly as possible. During these early years, bicycles offered the perfect combination of euphoria and utility; a way to have fun as soon as the garage door has closed. Scotty and his younger brother Turkey were both homeschooled and when they weren’t boarding or biking they would help their dad with his job as an electrical engineer or go with him to chat, look up spare parts or old rusty choppers that they could bring back to the workshop. In their late teens, the two brothers secured sponsorship from Hurley (Scotty to surf and Turkey to skate) giving them the freedom to avoid a 9-5 as they approach adulthood.

Their cousin Chase lived just down the street and often walked into the fray. He too had a deep appreciation for aging artifacts and for as long as he could remember he had been inspired to collect anything that was intriguing embellished by the aesthetics of wear. “There’s a lot of creativity running through our family,” says Scotty, “It’s a weird thing to be inspired to do something, being around like-minded people and a different mind makes you want it even more. to go at full speed. “

Image courtesy of Harley-Davidson

Naturally, the four began to design and build custom bikes together, with an emphasis on resuscitating rusty, dead, or withered machines. After their designs gained some recognition, they decided they needed a name for the outfit, settling on “Cycle Zombies” as the proper description. “It was never founded, it just happened,” says Scotty. “Surfing, skateboarding, building and riding old motorcycles, it’s a life we ​​live and breathe every day, it’s not a club or a gang, but a brotherhood of family and friends who ride together and take care of each other. ”

As the boys were doing just what they always did, at some point in the 2010s the combination of their passions suddenly emerged as the trendy subculture and soon all kinds of brands called the Stopnik clan. with offers to collaborate.

Although he’s asked about it in almost every Q&A, Scotty avoids overstating the connections between the hobbies that occupy his time. “I mean motorcycles, skating and surfing – these are all such different things,” he told an interviewer last year, “but one thing I know is that you keeps young at heart. ” He also refuses to be drawn for a specific job title. “I’m not a professional surfer,” he says emphatically, “I’m a collector, collector, D grade mechanic, stuntman, actor, musician, failing artist.” More recently, he also added his father and husband to this list, having given birth to four more Stopniks with his wife Lindsay.

Image via Cycle Zombies

Despite their desire not to be cataloged, Scotty and the Cycle Zombies have amassed a large and dedicated following from across the spectrum of surf and motorcycle culture. Of course, they are celebrated for their surfer skills and their motorcycle creations; the beautiful custom Harley-Davidsons and the range of other two-wheelers they regularly bring back from the dead. But it also goes further than that, with an apparent appreciation for the healthier aspects of their lifestyle, when their boards are gone and the keys are down. Because while making a living doing what you love is always impressive, the Stopnik’s ability to do it and still have time to ride the waves, ride around the bowl when they feel like it, and spend some time. quality time with family and friends is a lot like the plan for the kind of life we ​​would all like to lead.

Do you want to go on a coastal motorcycle adventure? View the full list of authorized Harley-Davidson Rentals rental locations here and enter below to win a Free Motorcycle Rental Weekend.

]]>
10 coolest modified Harley-Davidson dynas we’ve ever seen https://cjs-engraving.com/10-coolest-modified-harley-davidson-dynas-weve-ever-seen/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 17:30:00 +0000 https://cjs-engraving.com/10-coolest-modified-harley-davidson-dynas-weve-ever-seen/ Some of the motorcycle enthusiasts around the world cried out in anguish when Harley-Davidson announced the death of the Dyna in 2017. Dyna frame motorcycles have been in production since 1991, having been developed in the 1980s and early 1980s. ’90s. Famous for offering an excellent balance between engine power and motorcycle size, the Dyna […]]]>

Some of the motorcycle enthusiasts around the world cried out in anguish when Harley-Davidson announced the death of the Dyna in 2017. Dyna frame motorcycles have been in production since 1991, having been developed in the 1980s and early 1980s. ’90s. Famous for offering an excellent balance between engine power and motorcycle size, the Dyna platform was released with the FXDB Sturgis model which was offered in limited quantities at the time. This was followed in 1992 with a limited edition FXDB Daytona and a production FXD Super Glide model.

Notably, several variations of the Dyna family motorcycles were subsequently produced during the reign of model production, and among recent Harley model families, the Dyna offers the best potential for excellent handling. In addition, they are sporty and their slim profile offers an attractive alternative to touring models. Although the Harley davidson Dyna is no longer produced, however, enthusiasts are not done with the model. Therefore, thanks to some of the most talented tuners in the game, here are the most beautifully modified Dynas we’ve seen.

ten 2014 Dyna Street Bob


Urban Calvary 2014 Dyna Street Bob
via: Reddit

As one of the best custom builders in the world, Rough Crafts went crazy with this build. Called the “Urban Calvary,” the Custom Harley-Davidson Dyna is an official commission courtesy of Harley-Davison Taiwan. However, Rough Crafts had the freedom to work, which is why the head of the company, Winston Yeh, practiced magic.


Urban Calvary 2014 Dyna Street Bob
via: Reddit

Yeh fitted the bike with new Satya Kraus inverted Kawasaki sport forks and a 2-in-1 tailpipe specially designed by Dog House Racing from Taiwan. A performance driven bike at its best with an almost entirely dark monochrome finish.

RELATED: Here’s What Makes the Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob a Great First Motorcycle

9 2001 Dyna FXDXT T-Sport


2001 Harley-Davidson Dyna
via: Pinterest

Listed on eBay, the maker of this 2001 Harley-Davidson Dyna had one clear goal from the start: more power, torque and style. Using a 2001 FXDXT T-Sport as a base, the owner spent over two years on the build, replacing every nut, bolt and clip.


2001 Harley-Davidson Dyna
via: Pinterest

The engine was tuned by Las Vegas-based Hiro Koiso for 127 horsepower. The Thunderhead exhaust gave the bike its awesome sound, Brembo replaced the original brake system, while the OEM T-Sport fairing made it an eye-catcher.

8 2009 Dyna Fat Bob


2009 Big Bob
via: Flickr

Another incredibly stunning modification of a Dyna by Winton Yeh of Rough Crafts. Called “Dyna Guerilla”, this version is based on a 2009 Fat Bob, and it has been trimmed to have a smoother exterior, removing its fat inducing components.


2009 Big Bob
via: Flickr

These gorgeous Gothic wheels are by Arlen Ness, 16 “on both ends, and wrapped in 5.00 Coker / Beck Cycle Blackwalls. The motor is left mostly in storage to satisfy the Taiwanese government, but almost everything else on the bike is new.


seven 1999 Harley-Davidson Dyna


1999 Harley-Davidson Dyna
via: Twitter

Kraus Motor Company owner Satya Kraus is credited for this impressive build. From a regular 1999 Harley-Davidson Dyna, Kraus made a dream bike, outfitting it with an inverted racing front fork and visually upgrading the bike with aluminum wire wheels and oversized Öhlins shocks.


1999 Harley-Davidson Dyna
via: Twitter

Notable additions to the bike include a handmade Gucci seat and an aluminum rear section specially crafted for off-road motorcycle handling. It also includes a Brembo handlebar, Acerbis LED headlight, and several other custom works.

RELATED: That’s the Harley Road King’s Coolest Feature


6 2014 Dyna Fat Bob


Harley Davidson Dyna Fat Bob 2014
via: Reddit

Abraham Varghis and Roldao Socorro Fernandes are two longtime friends who have a great passion for motorcycles. After founding a tuning shop called Radical Customs, they introduced Vakhtra, a custom 2014 Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob as their first build.


Harley Davidson Dyna Fat Bob 2014
via: Reddit

Seeking to create an urban street brawler with classic minimalist elements, the bike features a cutaway rear fender / strut, classic engine bars, lower front fender and a unique classic fat boy styling headlight. . Performance upgrades include a tuned engine, heavy-duty Screaming Eagle breather, and short-staggered V&H exhaust.


5 2014 Dyna FXDB Street Bob


2014 Harley-Davidson FXDB Street Bob
via: Thunderbike

When it comes to motorcycle manufacturing, Thunderbike is in a league of its own. The German company not only sells motorcycles but also takes care of tuning them, and this modified example is based on a Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna Street Bob.


2014 Harley-Davidson FXDB Street Bob
via: Thunderbike

Built for a customer, this bike now rides on Open Mind Custom wheels wrapped in a 260mm ME880 rear tire. Dr Jekill and Mr Hyde provided it with an electronically adjustable exhaust system, while Ingo Kruse took care of the beautifully adorned paint finish. As expected, Thunderbike accessories have been generously adopted.

4 2009 FXD Dyna Super Glide


2009 FXD Dyna Super Glide
via: Pinterest

Although Harley no longer produces the Dyno, enthusiasts might not seriously feel its absence thanks to these amazing custom shops that include Austrian NCT motorcycles. An example of NCT’s incredible bike tuning prowess is this beautifully modified 2009 FXD Dyna Super Glide.


2009 FXD Dyna Super Glide
via: Pinterest

The goal was to give the stock bike a whole new look, and store owner David Widmann and his team achieved this by stripping the bike to pieces. An assortment of aftermarket products were adopted during reassembly, resulting in this wonderful bike called “Eleanor”.

3 2000 Dyna Super Glide


2000 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide
via: Flickr

The modification here came in the hands of the Spanish motorcycle preparer Pepo Rosell via his company XTR Pepo. He started work with a 2000 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide, becoming one of the first Harleys produced by the company. With the original bike demolished, Rosell rebuilt it with a new custom XTR subframe, tail light and license plate holder.


2000 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide
via: Flickr

Other accessories include SuperMario exhaust and silencer with removable XTR DB killer, modified MASH 500 seat, Yamaha SR500 fuel tank and Suzuki GSXR 750 front suspension, among others.

RELATED: This Is What We Love About Harley-Davidson Street Glide


2 2016 Dyna Low Rider


2016 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider
via: FaceBook

Widely known as a skateboarding legend, Greg Lutzka has found a new passion for life, and that is motorcycles. X Games gold medalist and Dew Tour champion, Lutzka is a retired skate god. In 2013, he received a Dyno after a campaign he ran for Harley.


2016 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider
via: FaceBook

After being beaten by the Dyna virus, Lutzka subsequently bought a 2015 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider and decided to modify it to better suit his style. The result is this crazy looking bike with Bassani Xhaust Signature Greg Lutzka pipes among several others.

1 Dyna Custom Fat Bob


Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob
via: Reddit

The incredible Thunderbike motorcycle company is back. Here, the company based its construction on the Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob. The modified bike is called “military” and includes an assortment of aftermarket products from Thunderbike. These include the custom Thunderbike Alu fuel tank, air suspension kit, Dragonfly exhaust system, and Iron Side handlebars.


Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob
via: Reddit

Other Thunderbike accessories include a basic rubber front control kit, steel rear fender, custom seat, and side mount license bracket. In addition, the bike is equipped with Harley’s heavy-duty respirator air filter, Kellermann Rhombus turn signals, and OEM Fat Boy wheels and headlights.


sportsman
10 things we now know about the Harley-Davidson Sportster S

Harley-Davidson has completely redesigned the iconic Sportster, and it now looks meaner than ever!

Read more


About the Author


Source link

]]>
Accelerator, Theft and Insurance: Three of Your Questions About Buying Electric Bikes Answers https://cjs-engraving.com/accelerator-theft-and-insurance-three-of-your-questions-about-buying-electric-bikes-answers/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 22:52:40 +0000 https://cjs-engraving.com/accelerator-theft-and-insurance-three-of-your-questions-about-buying-electric-bikes-answers/ (Photos: Jonathan Maus / BikePortland) The e-bike era is upon us, and as I wrote for BikePortland before, I’m one of those jumping on board the e-bike boom. Questions: Should I buy an electric bicycle with an accelerator? How can I avoid having my bike stolen? Can I take out insurance for my electric bicycle? […]]]>
(Photos: Jonathan Maus / BikePortland)

The e-bike era is upon us, and as I wrote for BikePortland before, I’m one of those jumping on board the e-bike boom.

Questions:

  • Should I buy an electric bicycle with an accelerator?
  • How can I avoid having my bike stolen?
  • Can I take out insurance for my electric bicycle?

I wrote about some of the questions I had, many of which related to the logistics of buying an electric bike: Which one should I buy? What should I look for in my perfect e-bike? How can I be sure that my precious and expensive new bike is not stolen?

It turns out that many others had similar questions (the comment thread here is full of them), and I was also delighted to hear from experts who kindly offered their input to help answer them.

Before I share some of the questions and offer a few answers, I want to point out how lucky we are in Portland to have so many great e-bike specific stores that are full of smart staff who would love to help you out. Some of our favorites are Cynergy E-Bikes, The eBike Store, Vvolt (local manufacturer / brand) and Splendid Cycles.

That being said, here are some basic questions that many people who answered my article wanted more information on before they went all out on an electric bike:

Should I buy an electric bicycle with an accelerator?

Not all e-bikes are created equal when it comes to how the “e” part works. Some bikes, like the ones from Nike Biketown that you can rent on the streets of Portland, have relatively low pedal assistance, which means your pedaling provides motive power that gives your ride a boost. (This is also known as a “class 1” electric bicycle.)

You can usually change your assistance level settings to suit your needs, but you don’t use a separate lever to trigger the motor. Therefore, riding one will be quite similar to a regular bicycle. A bike with just pedal assist would be great for someone who is happy enough to ride their non-electric bike but knows that the extra power boost would help them use their bike more often. These bikes also retain power for longer because you are helping the motor as you pedal.

Other electric bikes offer both a throttle and pedaling assistance at the choice of cyclists. With a throttle, riders can push a lever for a quick boost in power which is stronger than what you would get if you were just pedaling, but for someone who wants the flexibility to choose between power assist. smoother pedal and stronger throttle mode for, for example, climbing steep hills effortlessly or starting easily while standing still, this bike could be the right one for you.

Bikes with and without a throttle are both considered bikes according to the Oregon Electric Bicycle Rights Guide, as long as the motor cannot propel the bike more than 20 miles per hour.

How can I avoid having my bike stolen?

Womp womp.

This is something that worries me personally, and it gave me a bit of time to consider whether or not I should buy an electric bike.

The Portland Police Office’s Bike Theft Task Force isn’t what it used to be, and bike theft is still a big deal here. One thing you should always do is keep your bike’s photos and serial number handy in case you ever need to report a theft. Without these at hand, it will be much more difficult to locate your bike.

But it would be better not to have your bike stolen in the first place, so let’s talk about prevention. All the same rules apply to analog bikes, but are tightened up considering the higher cost of most e-bikes.

First of all, and perhaps the most important, is to be careful where you leave your bike.

You should park your bike in a well-lit area and where people will notice someone wearing a bolt cutter to your U-lock. Eva Frazier, co-owner of the Portland Clever Cycles bike store, tells me that neither should people rest on their laurels when it comes to “secure” bicycle storage areas. BikePortland has written about examples of thefts taking place at these “secure” facilities – so if you park your bike in a room with a bunch of other nice bikes, in your apartment or at work, you need to stay alert.

“I would like us to have better security on the side of the bicycle manufacturer. “
– Eva Frazier, Smart Cycles

You must have a U-lock. They are unfortunately much more expensive than cable locks, but also much more difficult to cut. Josh Ross of BikePortland recently recommended the Hiplock D1000, which is still only available for pre-order. This lock should cost $ 345, but if you have an electric bike that costs thousands of dollars, it might be worth it for peace of mind. (There are also cheaper bikes available which are always highly recommended.) It should also be borne in mind that many e-bikes have non-standard frame shapes and / or larger frame tube diameters, which can result in makes them more difficult to lock with standard U-locks.

Frazier says there are new methods of deterrence every day, like alarms and insurance (which I will cover later). But she thinks bike makers should be doing more when it comes to theft.

Don’t let the fear of having your e-bike stolen force you to refuel.

“Theft is one of the biggest problems for people,” says Frazier. “I would like us to have better security on the side of the bicycle manufacturer. “

Some manufacturers are working to improve safety – VanMoof, for example, includes a tracking device in its e-bikes. This is a luxury addition, so you might think about attaching another hidden tracking device to the bike, although that isn’t a perfect long-term solution.

And when it comes to all the fears that e-bikes have, it’s important to think about the alternative. If you have the choice between getting around by electric bike or by car, doesn’t driving offer the same risks? On a very useful Twitter feed who has compiled numerous expert advice, economist Sarah Dougherty highlighted the cost / benefit analysis of traveling by electric bike versus a car.

“As I don’t usually leave it any longer than in a store, [I] use a regular lock and think about how much money I’m saving by not driving. I think I save at least $ 2 for every 10 miles I don’t drive. Already at 1.5 km, the risk of theft is possible lost money. Driving is certain money lost, ”writes Dougherty.

This is a great point! Don’t let the fear of having your e-bike stolen force you to refuel.

Can I take out insurance for my electric bicycle?

We’ve already covered bike insurance at BikePortland, but it’s important to talk more about it, especially when it comes to e-bikes specifically. This is another layer that could give homeowners some peace of mind against theft, as well as injury or damage. Unlike auto insurance, cyclists are not obligatory have insurance, but it’s still a good idea.

Renters ‘or homeowners’ insurance often covers bicycles, but because e-bikes have motors, it may be more difficult to get your bike covered by your regular home insurance, even if e-bikes in Class 1, 2, and 3 are legally classified as bicycles under the federal regime. law. A BikePortland reader said they were cited for motorcycle insurance when trying to insure their e-bike, which shouldn’t be the case for any e-bike that has a top speed of 28 miles per hour or less – insurers may simply not be familiar with this relatively new area.

Insurance specific to electric bikes would offer you some financial protection in the event of injury and collision with other drivers or vehicles. I have found a few different options at places like Markel Insurance and Velosurance.

This is something that you will want to ask an expert when purchasing your bike. When I asked Velosurance for a quote for a $ 2,500 electric bike, they told me I would pay around $ 15 per month. Compared to the $ 100 I spent monthly on auto insurance, this will be a very welcome trade-in.

Hope this has been helpful to you! Stay tuned for more stories as I continue my e-bike shopping journey.