Hayes Brakes

The Zero uses Hayes brake calipers. I thought I had heard of the company before and I looked them up.  Apparently, they are an American firm, with their headquarters in Wisconsin.  The have been around since 1946 and make braking systems for all sorts … Go to Source


hey everyone. My black Zero S-ZF9 is now at my local dealer but I can't seem to get insurance. I have 20+ years of clean driving/riding record (23 bikes since I was 18 – I'm now 49). But most insurance companies (including the 2 I usually deal with) tu… Go to Source

Try this with an ICE bike…

Swap an engine in your living room! Note that these pics were *after* the swap. No worry of oil, fuel, or anything dripping off the bike. My wife and I absolutely love riding electric! I should add that the swap wasn't because anything broke, the AGNI… Go to Source

Zero ZF 9 Availability?

Do you know if Zero is experiencing any delivery delays on these models? I have ordered one since quite a few weeks -In Spain- and still today the local dealer is not able to give me an specific date…which is not nice as I was told to be the first cu… Go to Source

2012 Zero regenerative charging

Appreciate hearing from 2012 owners about experiences with the new regenerative braking and coasting. How quickly do you slow when coasting in either sport or eco mode? Does it feel anything like engine braking on a ICE bike when in gear?  Does the reg… Go to Source

The Zero and me in City Bike magazine

Last month I got a call from the editor of the Bay Area's monthly free motorcycle magazine, City Bike, Gabe Ets-Hokin, who I had previously met at a BMW rally. He had discovered that I had recently bought a 2012 ZF9 Zero S. Gabe told me that the… Go to Source

Suspension oil change

Yesterday I found a link to instructions for changing the oil in the Fast Ace forks used by Zero on their bikes. I have changed the oil in a lot of forks, including cartridge forks, and this looks to be more difficult and involved than anything that I … Go to Source

Old habits die hard — share yours

hi all keep wondering how your are going with old habits on IC bikes compared to the Zeros or any ebike for that matter. I noticed that I still tend to wheel it out and "start" the bike before gearing up with helmet, cloves etc. That way in fact drain… Go to Source

weekend project with stuff from my garage to get some storage onto the Zero

Hi all,inspired by several posts about getting some storage on the Zero I took to work last w/end. had a look at all the unpractical and unecessary covers on the front (above the fues box) and rear above my 2011 fan inlet. decided to take the rear of… Go to Source

Random 2012 Zero questions

I have a few general questions about my Zero that have been nagging me and I thought I woulds ask them here. The older model Zero batteries used to need to be run down to near zero capacity a few times to "condition" them.  My understanding is that the… Go to Source