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by 4DThinker
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle

Looking back I guess if I see tech or tools I can take advantage of I'll jump on it, which often finds me doing some beta testing/problem solving for the manufacturer. I also occasionally end up with nonworking tech that has been abandoned by the manufacturer and is unfixable. I'm thinking of my dea...
by 4DThinker
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle

Yep Scott. Seems like more and more the things I get delivered on pallets end up needing a little after-sale "refinement". My table saw had misaligned holes for the fence rails. My Nova Voyager drill press needed a not-yet-available software update to add the promised features I couldn't find on it ...
by 4DThinker
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle

I'm very much enjoying this electric motorcycle now. So far I've only found one minor manufacturing flaw and today finally was able to resolve it myself. There is a keyed lock that keeps the battery locked to the frame. The first OSA+ I received had separate key for the battery lock and the steering...
by 4DThinker
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Just making parts
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Just making parts

Two things I like about having a CNC:
- To make an original thing that is difficult to make any other way, or
- to make multiple identical copies of the same thing that would be tedious to make any other way.

You've hit upon a perfect example of the latter. Well done!
by 4DThinker
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle

First trip to the grocery store with the cargo box on the back worked out pretty well. Packed it full with groceries and enjoyed the ride in the cool temps of the morning. Carried about 1/3 the volume of groceries I normally buy when I take my gas powered van. 3 electric trips will still use less en...
by 4DThinker
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire V10.5 is OUT NOW!
Replies: 27
Views: 8372

Re: Aspire V10.5 is OUT NOW!

Emails to support@vectric.com as well as sales@vectric.com resulted in no useful answers. At fastsping.com who does the billing for Vectric I left a query about tax exemption for education and within one day I had a response email with a few questions about what web site and product I wanted to purc...
by 4DThinker
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle

Sounds like a good, conscientious company. My tactic these days when such a thing happens is to be nice, throw in a little humor, make sure they know I understand the delay, etc,. Their customer rep kept me regularly updated via email about what was going on and why. I didn't ask for or insist on a...
by 4DThinker
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle

It took them so long as they had to revisit their production facility to figure out how to make sure the same thing didn't happen again. Apparently they declared all the same models that were produced in the same batch as mine as "do not sell". The new one they are sending me is a product of more di...
by 4DThinker
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle

It took awhile, but I just got a FedEx shipping notice that my replacement is on the way. For my trouble they've upgraded it with a $1k larger battery/longer range option at no cost to me.

4D
by 4DThinker
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire V10.5 is OUT NOW!
Replies: 27
Views: 8372

Re: Aspire V10.5 is OUT NOW!

I miss-typed. The upgrade to 9.0 from an earlier version was $400 even. 9.5 was free.
by 4DThinker
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire V10.5 is OUT NOW!
Replies: 27
Views: 8372

Re: Aspire V10.5 is OUT NOW!

Done, Rcnewcomb. Just sharing the info and intending to add the outcome for the sake of other educators that may visit here.

4D
by 4DThinker
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire V10.5 is OUT NOW!
Replies: 27
Views: 8372

Re: Aspire V10.5 is OUT NOW!

Trouble updating our educational site license. There doesn't seem to be any way to declare tax exempt when ordering the update, and the University literally can't buy it with tax added.

BTW the 9.0 update to 9.5 was purchased with no tax added.

4D
by 4DThinker
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.507 is missing
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: 10.507 is missing

I went to "Check for update:" and found 10.507. Installed and working right now,

4D
by 4DThinker
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle

Well, for the moment this EV bike is on it's way back to the factory. In the photo I posted above you can see a crack in the short white tube just under the handlebars, and below the black zip-tie. :o I didn't notice this frame crack until coming out from the county courthouse where I was registerin...
by 4DThinker
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: Cargo Box for my new Electric Motorcycle

Thanks Paul. Happy to share, just no warranty on the idea. I'm not really sure how well the plywood will hold up if it sits in the sun all day while I'm at work. This is where a solar cell shade roof might come in useful. I do have a patio umbrella I might be able to rig up a holder for though..... ...