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Atavar

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I got the Magicycle Deer out and hooked up its trailer and went to town (9 miles) to get Dog food.
I haven’t received the panniers yet so I bungled the tool kit and the lock on the rear rack.
I took off and everything was going great until I started hearing a clicking sound behind me. It turns out a nut had come off the bottom of the shock on the trailer so the trailer suspension was a bit loose. An unplanned stop at the hardware store for a chromed Nylock nut.
When I went to put the nut on I found my toolkit had bounced off the rack on the way so I had to go back in for a couple wrenches. That was ok as I didn’t have a 17mm wrench in my toolbox.
I got to the coop and got a 40 lb bag of dogfood and put it in the trailer.
I was pleased to note that the battery still read 100%.
On the way home I found my toolkit. Yay!
When I got home the battery now read 49%. My house is 50 feet higher than downtown and I did have an extra 40 lbs on the way back but it puzzled me that either one of those would sag the 20A battery that much. I was PAS 2 on the way to town and PAS 4 on the way home.
I didn’t notice the extra 40 lbs on the trailer at all. I love the trailers low center of gravity.
My old knees know I did something. Lol
Please ignore my messy garage. I haven’t put away the bike assembly detritus yet.
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Question, should I paint the trailer green to match the bike? Hehe
 
I got the Magicycle Deer out and hooked up its trailer and went to town (9 miles) to get Dog food.
I haven’t received the panniers yet so I bungled the tool kit and the lock on the rear rack.
I took off and everything was going great until I started hearing a clicking sound behind me. It turns out a nut had come off the bottom of the shock on the trailer so the trailer suspension was a bit loose. An unplanned stop at the hardware store for a chromed Nylock nut.
When I went to put the nut on I found my toolkit had bounced off the rack on the way so I had to go back in for a couple wrenches. That was ok as I didn’t have a 17mm wrench in my toolbox.
I got to the coop and got a 40 lb bag of dogfood and put it in the trailer.
I was pleased to note that the battery still read 100%.
On the way home I found my toolkit. Yay!
When I got home the battery now read 49%. My house is 50 feet higher than downtown and I did have an extra 40 lbs on the way back but it puzzled me that either one of those would sag the 20A battery that much. I was PAS 2 on the way to town and PAS 4 on the way home.
I didn’t notice the extra 40 lbs on the trailer at all. I love the trailers low center of gravity.
My old knees know I did something. Lol
Please ignore my messy garage. I haven’t put away the bike assembly detritus yet.
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Question, should I paint the trailer green to match the bike? Hehe
What is its empty weight, please?
 
What is its empty weight, please?
The bike is 91 lbs with battery. The battery by itself feels like 12 lbs.
they have all the specs on the website.

The trailer is 36 lbs. The bike doesn’t even notice it. Same Class 3 top speed.

The bike has no problem getting my 250+ lbs up to 28 mph with or without the trailer.
 
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