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Hey All - I'm really passionate about EVs period, and so getting a Livewire was a natural next step after a life on two wheels. I made this video about whether it's possible to realistically tour on a Livewire:


Feel feel to take a watch, but if you don't have time, I'd love hear your experiences of touring on your bike. Thanks!
 

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Thank you for this! I also appreciated seeing the LW in places I know well especially C-summit, my invariable gas-stop after landing at LAX and picking up a stored bike to get to Phoenix for work or north to Sturgis, or beyond to Daytona / NY / Key West...

Yep, we have to compromise on range (at present until storage tech gets better) but as I am getting close to your dad's likely age :) my 700-800-mile touring days are behind me.

I especially liked the road views... as combo of Teh Virus and Teh Anno Domini may conspire to prevent my return to ride those roads in person. I sold my US bikes last year / June when it was clear that I could not be back for at least another 18 months or more... and that prediction may be (sadly) optimistic; but my Plan is to rent a LW if/when I get to come over.

I've always toured with just a rollbag / no saddlebags, so like you I see the minimalist luggage capability as something to easily work around.

If I may ask - where / how did you mount your camera low down on the left? I have always run a helmet cam since the original little Sony came out, but might look at relocating...

All the best!
 

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Thanks @Oldun. Glad to know that you're also fond of that part of the world.

I use a Go Pro Flex Clamp and "clip" it onto the part of the LW frame that wraps around the battery. I like this shot more than a helmet shot, because it features the bike, creates a greater impression of speed and you can see the front suspension working.

Thanks for taking a watch!
 

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I can’t stop riding mine. I tour on it often. Different than my K1600GTL, for sure. Still couldn’t be happier though. The BMW does easy 3000 mile weeks. The H-D, a third that but man...that smile.
 

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Many things I love about California being from La Jolla. Joshua Tree is certainly one of them!
Be a long ride up, but Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail is probably my favorite spot in the state. But as you noted in your video, I'm not sure the charging infrastructure is in place yet to get there without a trailer?
 
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