I Bought A Wrecked Electric Motorcycle And I Regret It Immediately

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So I bit the bullet and bought an electric motorcycle, will it bite me back?

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  • Rich Rebuilds
    Rich RebuildsVit më parë

    Oh yeah, checkout Simplisafe here! Its pretty cool simplisafe.com/richrebuilds

  • Eddrice Watkins

    Eddrice Watkins

    Vit më parë

    Rich Rebuilds ever had a bike accident rich?

  • robert russell

    robert russell

    Vit më parë

    Do you think it would be possible to swap Prius internals to a 68 VW

  • Kasper møller

    Kasper møller

    Vit më parë

    Hehe now you know why some People dont like eletric motors xD

  • J


    Vit më parë


  • Marcus60661


    Vit më parë

    good luck with the rebuild of this, worst case scenario is that you can convert a gas bike without an engine with some of these parts or build a pretty quick electric gokart out of it.

  • jroc manna
    jroc manna3 muaj më parë

    you seem like a busy guy. are you going to get into ebike production

  • Jpizzle -
    Jpizzle -4 muaj më parë

    lesson to learn ... don't buy crashed bikes lol ... would be wicked if he made an EV Badass go kart

  • ohio player1177
    ohio player11777 muaj më parë

    JB weld bro!

  • Max profit
    Max profit8 muaj më parë

    It looked like you had brown leather loafers on but after a better look its still sandals and smelly feet hahahahha

  • robert hawkins
    robert hawkins8 muaj më parë

    Do you think Tesla will change the car battery design so that the battery pack slides out horizontal like a dresser drawer? Like roll out device build under the car.

  • Snicker Doodle
    Snicker Doodle8 muaj më parë

    dude.. the thumbnail for this vid is awesome. lol. :)

  • reikhard79
    reikhard798 muaj më parë

    Music at 13:05 anyone please?

  • adi cahya
    adi cahya8 muaj më parë

    hi rich ... i just dismantel is Zero like you had. but find it very hard to take off the motor. the bolts is making me nuts ... how did you do it ? but i can't just cut the frame section like you did ...

  • Wheeler Law
    Wheeler Law9 muaj më parë

    A little over $3k for a Z-Force motor and a Sevcon controller? Each of those go for almost $2k brand new. You got that bike for a killer deal, even if the frame is totaled. And if you're good with Python, the Sevcon controllers are pretty easy to tune.

  • Jeff Adams
    Jeff Adams10 muaj më parë

    Does simplisafe make condoms that are invisible? If so, yes. Go simplisafe : )

  • Bob Mac
    Bob Mac10 muaj më parë

    At 8:14....flip flops lol! Good stuff!

  • Franco Tirador
    Franco Tirador11 muaj më parë

    you bought a trash bike buy a new one believe is not like that

  • pollodormido2
    pollodormido2Vit më parë

    That battery looks like a computer tower! Intel Inside?

  • Zuhir True
    Zuhir TrueVit më parë

    This bike make me feel as this is me trying to put my life back together. Lol

  • Zuhir True
    Zuhir TrueVit më parë

    What I enjoy about this videos to see you dive into something you have no clue about.

  • IcanFartLOUD
    IcanFartLOUDVit më parë

    I lost this channels name and always wondered where the guy's channel was that made a Tesla outta three....ty samcrac....this rat rod build is gonna change the workd

  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce LeeVit më parë

    Turn your CBR to electric with zero parts

    VIVA FPVVit më parë

    you so much have no idea what you are doing I'm scared

  • Mick Purcell
    Mick PurcellVit më parë

    You never finish any builds

  • Virian Bouze
    Virian BouzeVit më parë

    Good Job and very informative.

  • Luc Barrot
    Luc BarrotVit më parë

    FIN ahahah thanks rich 😂 Many thanks from French Tesla Club

  • tupacalypse
    tupacalypseVit më parë

    Why is anybody still subscribing to this channel this dude got lucky and documented content early on with the tesla build which was good then after that its been crao after crap he literally has no ideas for content anymore ur channel is dead already dude just wait till ur subs. Figure it out

  • Mark Young
    Mark YoungVit më parë

    Been watching your channel for a month or two now and love the information you give out. Now I'm looking for a salvage Zero for its drivetrain to convert a sport tourer. Pretty rare to find a Zero here though so looking at other options for the motor and controller

  • tr233
    tr233Vit më parë

    n stole my bike ;)

  • Calvin Manthey
    Calvin MantheyVit më parë

    Frikkin awesome! Can't wait to see project completed. Really would like to have a guy like you on our team (Manthini).

  • Ettore Navarré
    Ettore NavarréVit më parë

    Did the original owner live?

  • Son of Erverh
    Son of ErverhVit më parë

    You got robbed.

  • Moun Bakko
    Moun BakkoVit më parë

    ... don’t expect videos of the electrified garage work... Chad is the boss of that money-making-ops... Rich, he will just keep being the tinkerer of what captivates his fancy... his reason of being!

  • loki1000r
    loki1000rVit më parë

    clearly, it ran into something, head on, fucked the forks, the frame, snapped the left handlebar mount...drop the battery into an SV650 frame and you've got a similar feel and look, and an absolutely insane amount of available aftermarket parts!

  • Waxoff Waxon
    Waxoff WaxonVit më parë

    BMW also makes electric cycles.

  • Dennis3Run
    Dennis3RunVit më parë

    The Zero SR is a lot of fun to ride. I would disassemble it and put it in another bike. It is easy to take this thing apart. I did it with my totaled in the past, too. The realistic range is about 90 miles in normal drive mode for this bike.

  • Mark Jones
    Mark JonesVit më parë

    Great videos

  • iBiana Doubt
    iBiana DoubtVit më parë

    So do you feel robbed or are you happy with your purchase ?

  • ManicJsvision
    ManicJsvisionVit më parë

    This dude is brilliant lol. Good stuff man 👍🏾

  • BritishColombian
    BritishColombianVit më parë

    Finally subbed to see this rebuild/transplant. I am hyped for electric motorcycles.

  • louieblh
    louieblhVit më parë

    This business would work so much in Chicago or surrounding suburbs wish i had the knowledge but i work on gasoline powered cars i hope you can expand and get business out in Chicago

  • octane
    octaneVit më parë

    Rich i got a rig in mind for a long time... imagine a 4 wheeled vehicle, that is composed by 2 sportbikes side by side, with the pilot in between them, but low down, almost in a formula car position, and the two bikes can lean like they were 2 disputing bikes parallel to each other... ask me for some designs if u get tickled by the idea

  • octane
    octaneVit më parë

    usually, ppl buy wrecked machines for parts they know arent damaged , then a good scavenge can justify the low price paid.

  • james west
    james westVit më parë

    I wish you were my nieghbor!

  • Gene Gagne
    Gene GagneVit më parë

    I would make a bad ass go kart with this.

  • huverdoose
    huverdooseVit më parë

    I miss having my kids at home.

  • StronglyTyped007
    StronglyTyped007Vit më parë

    Definitely my favorite ALthe channel!!

  • Maxu
    MaxuVit më parë

    put this motor in a yamaha mt03 660

  • Kevin Carlisle
    Kevin CarlisleVit më parë

    Hey Rich, can you please tell me what the battery pack weighs?

  • Steve Davis
    Steve DavisVit më parë

    Sounds like you loved it at the end

  • Sam Sonn
    Sam SonnVit më parë

    Top speed 102 pmh???!!!

  • Elwood M. Buel
    Elwood M. BuelVit më parë

    make sure you're on the right highway. [Isa 35:8 NKJV] A highway shall be there, and a road, And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, But it [shall be] for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, Shall not go astray.

  • Dmytro Picky
    Dmytro PickyVit më parë

    prev owner flew so far away even didnt splatter the bike

  • ThisIsPointless
    ThisIsPointlessVit më parë

    I bet it would put more to the wheel through a chain

  • robert lamantin
    robert lamantinVit më parë

    Interesting and promising ! I wish you the best for your project !

  • siicic
    siicicVit më parë

    Hi, I was wondering maybe that You could do more insides of the all little things that makes this bike work, probably Jehu Garcia would be super interested in how the battery pack is designed and maybe You could make this video together.

  • Marauder252
    Marauder252Vit më parë

    Working in the garage in flip flops and dress shirt, nice.

  • Rúni
    RúniVit më parë


  • A FAIL
    A FAILVit më parë

    Rich, I need my toaster converted to dc electric...Samcrac referred me when we were doing an arts and crafts workshop on his Ferrari.

  • Randy Green
    Randy GreenVit më parë

    Rich i'm so happy your doing an electric motorcycle, because I have that exact bike! I've already learned some stuff about my bike from your tear down, thanks. Can't wait to see what the Zero SR ends up as!

  • Fine Films
    Fine FilmsVit më parë

    lmfao who u talking to

  • Leonard Daneman
    Leonard DanemanVit më parë

    New frame from ZERO, $1500? That's close to retail on a custom bicycle! A good weld shop should be able to restore the busted frame.

  • 0xsergy


    Vit më parë

    Question is how bent is it and will the welds comprise the metallurgy.

  • Wyntr Wxlf Studios
    Wyntr Wxlf StudiosVit më parë

    That's sounded amazing at the end

  • TheNeedyNerd
    TheNeedyNerdVit më parë

    Jesus would be proud of you Rich good job not dropping anything on those toes whilst working in sandals..

  • Shayden
    ShaydenVit më parë

    Put her in a dirty moped and please ride with sandals every time.

  • David Latoche
    David LatocheVit më parë

    I know the bike was ruined from the start but is it really a regret when you got a electric motor from it?

  • Matt
    MattVit më parë

    Throw 4 welds on the frame get a new fork and call it good.

  • Dominic Russell
    Dominic RussellVit më parë

    Can’t wait to see what you put this into, love the ideal of a sports bike style one as Zero haven’t done that

  • ben .e tigger
    ben .e tiggerVit më parë

    Find a Buell rolling chassis and build beast.

  • Pat Bonz
    Pat BonzVit më parë

    Bummer, You should reach out to the guys at Grind Hard Plumbing. These guys could help you custom build a bike, plus they haven't done electric yet.

  • paul robinson
    paul robinsonVit më parë

    what did it do flat out at the end??

  • Alex Brown
    Alex BrownVit më parë

    I also just picked up a wrecked Zero SR with a bent frame, but a little less damage overall for about $1000 less. I was able to order a new frame from Zero with a matched VIN for $1500.

  • Garry Coates

    Garry Coates

    11 muaj më parë

    That is because you know something about bikes.

  • BigerKuma


    11 muaj më parë

    I was also surprised he didn't just get a new frame, or just the front part of the frame. 90% of the bike cost is in the batteries.

  • Chris Ehhh
    Chris EhhhVit më parë

    Oh my friend... solder your wire so they are a continuous wire. like sticking both ends into one another then solder them. It keeps the wiring straight, there are no sharp ends or turns that will short to ground or other wires. Love your vids, and you make everything look so easy to do. Keep up the great work!!

  • Chris Ehhh

    Chris Ehhh

    Vit më parë


  • 0xsergy


    Vit më parë

    Not quite. Give them a good wrap first, inline wrap, then solder. I think it's called an electricians solder or something but its way stronger than just sticking the ends together. Edit: it's a lineman wrap, I just remembered

  • Website guy
    Website guyVit më parë

    If you modify the rear of almost any other bike with a blown motor to take that wheel your in business. I dont think youll regret this one. Wish I had thought of it.

  • TheMadRatter
    TheMadRatterVit më parë

    If you're going to chuck it into another frame, PLEASE make it an old smaller-cc 2 stroke frame - TZR250, RS250, and old RD350 frame or something. The lighter frame will help that motor fly even more! Also - I reckon you get that frame jigged up and repaired for less than the purchase and modification costs involved in swapping everything over to another bike. I'ma keep watching to find out what happens to it though :P

  • Kieran Sullivan
    Kieran SullivanVit më parë


  • Ed 7String
    Ed 7StringVit më parë

    put it in a ruckus that'd be insane

  • Watch RICH REBUILDS Channel
    Watch RICH REBUILDS ChannelVit më parë

    It’s gotta be going in Daisy or the go cart? Right????

  • Kurt Stolpa
    Kurt StolpaVit më parë

    Looking forward to this project.

  • Milque Toast
    Milque ToastVit më parë

    Is that um Motor cycle plugged in right under Elon Musks balls? At 0:36

  • Chris Bates
    Chris BatesVit më parë

    Pop that puppy in a Citroen 2cv

  • Ellery Wong
    Ellery WongVit më parë

    Awesome project! Definitely would be awesome in a sleeper sport bike frame.

  • Tom Henry
    Tom HenryVit më parë

    Put it into a Thundergull airplane!! There was one at EAA Oshkosh already flying and climbing out at a 30+ degree angle!!

  • jdmec81
    jdmec81Vit më parë

    They need to put max torque motors with bulletproof gearing in these electric bikes. The insane RPM high HP motor is a whiny bugger, and way less efficient.

  • jdmec81
    jdmec81Vit më parë

    Cool project. Subbed

  • Leon Wheeler
    Leon WheelerVit më parë

    White boy stuck in a black man body

  • Jmuney22Trike
    Jmuney22TrikeVit më parë

    this channel should be called,,, Rich buys crap. because thats what every single video is about.

  • Xpert_Destroyer 4
    Xpert_Destroyer 4Vit më parë

    Go kart?

  • Telian Franken
    Telian FrankenVit më parë

    Put it in a Ducati monster frame 😍 and don't try repair the frame, the bik will never ride true again.

  • There is only one truth
    There is only one truthVit më parë

    16:26 this reminded me of an air raid siren, next mod maybe?

  • Sheldon T
    Sheldon TVit më parë

    Would be cooler to rebuild a classic bike with an electric engine imo :)

  • uploadthis10
    uploadthis10Vit më parë

    This can turn into one kick ass golf cart lol

  • uploadthis10


    Vit më parë

    … or Go-Kart ;)

  • Gary Patton
    Gary PattonVit më parë

    Why were you disappointed exactly?

  • Whatwillhappen
    WhatwillhappenVit më parë

    Grant Thomson died recently, dont make jokes about killing yourself, you have alot of younger people watching you, be smart with your platform, Its not that hard.

  • Preston Taylor
    Preston TaylorVit më parë

    Nice bike, but now your daughter thinks you're crazy.

  • Rizaldo Mullings
    Rizaldo MullingsVit më parë

    Please put the motor into a big ass Harley with a fat front tire

  • Triple D
    Triple DVit më parë

    „That‘s Ducati money and I don‘t have Ducati money“ I feel you, brah.

  • Rooted Onion
    Rooted OnionVit më parë

    Alas the poor zero will remain in pieces, perhaps in the future you will be reincarnated as a cafe racer

  • Andrew Hebert
    Andrew HebertVit më parë

    YOU are supa cool informative and ur videos are Supremely educational Love wut you do it would be dope if like if a fan where selected for One of your automotive projects.

  • Jim Zucker
    Jim ZuckerVit më parë

    How sad. You could have got that frame repaired, change fork and front wheel and you were good to go

  • CryptoPhil
    CryptoPhilVit më parë

    Now we are talking a motobike! :-D

  • Robin Hood
    Robin HoodVit më parë

    Cafe Racer is pronounced 'caff racer', unless you're speaking French and then Café Coureur is correct. Café Racer, is never correct.

  • Triple D

    Triple D

    Vit më parë

    umm akshually... they have been invented in the UK to race from Café to Café an é (e aigue) at the end of a word is always pronounced.

  • Raaj Singh
    Raaj SinghVit më parë

    It is working! thankfully. I hope you build a better bike than the wreck you bought. Cheers.

  • delinquense
    delinquenseVit më parë