Blog #49

Geeze Louise, we are already getting lots of questions on these new vehicles. Guess I didn’t put everything in that people wanted to know.  I think I talked too much, but here’s answers to questions the gals  have been asked. Yes, they have Battery powered headlight and tail light IF you stay out too late!  No, they do not have turn signals. Yes, they have same stainless steel foot platform as the original vehicles, and front cowl still there. If you have any other question, call the gals cause I can’t remember much more. Just one I forgot, the front wheel drive carries 400 lbs and the rear wheel drive still carries 550 lbs.

The presidential circus continues to hold  interest. The clown talked too much and fell from his high wire as the elephant balances Pinocchio up the hill on his trunk trying to avoid tripping over the puppets growing nose.  The third juggler is spinning around on his one hope unicycle trying to get somewhere. Meanwhile Jack and Jill run up the other side of the mountain hand in hand but hitting each other and us on the head with a bucket of empty promises.  Well one has some green stuff in her half of bucket.  If the clown would only follow his silent majority lead and shut up, he might have a chance. If Pinocchio didn’t have the elephant on his side he would never make center stage and the uni-cyclist,  who watches him whilst the others do prat falls and  mirror and smoke voodoo magic . I won’t see another comedy act like this in my lifetime.  Does anyone think the one of these 5  who  survives this fiasco deserves to become  President of our Wonderland  called America?

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Blog #48

What is going on weather wise.? Yesterday, woke up to 3″ of snow. That’s more than we had all winter. Cloudy day but sun came up long enough to melt snow  on sidewalk into puddles.  By  3 PM started turning  cold again . This morning found yesterday’s puddles seduced by ice.  Our morning walk was a slippery,  bone chilling 15  degrees. My  beautiful ,  3 day ago,  blooming magnolia tree although covered with king size sheets, resembles a young fruit tree full of dead mahogany colored peaches.

Am thinking I didn’t quite finish telling you of changes made to make our scooters as  useful but less expensive  than our deluxe scooters. If you are not use to my style of critiquing these vehicles,  I tell it like I see it.  So here goes. If and when you want to resell, you won’t  get as much as  the Deluxe resell prices. But  then  you didn’t pay as much for your Palmer Lite either. When a customer calls us asking year and model of a Serial # we give it out but not the name of owner. That’s a negative if you plan to resell it as our more powerful model. The good news, we continue to supply parts for everything we make as we have these past 44 years. Now you’ve heard the up and downside, here’s an  upbeat item. Tho they don’t have a dash panel, they all have  Battery three color Level Indicator Light so you’ll know an approximation of how much power is left. Some of us don’t pay attention to how far we’ve gone.  Another good point, all Lite vehicles have full suspension and Mag wheels. To confirm these observations, they  had  those of us who scoot around on office chairs all day ride the Lites.  Agreed opinions, seems a bit faster than  our more powerful vehicles. They are not, but reason is they are  lighter.  Also we were told  all the Lite Palmers  are 48 Volt systems. We office mechanics think 48 volts must go faster than the  24 volt scooters.  The younger gals liked the Lites.  We voices of wisdom and experience liked the heavier scooters.

Warning, Warning, Will Rodgers, past word count.



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Blog #47

I lost my last @#!!!&** Blog. Maybe it’s a good thing. Or someone of the 4 that use my computer didn’t like my thoughts on the TV circus of presidential candidates. The only thing I remember in it was noting the hypocrites, liars, loud mouthing and not to forget the journalists rolling around in that dung heap to get some attention for themselves. Remember voters, they are all practicing their prowess to remain or become a politician.

In  case you didn’t read my last blog, I was telling you how we cut down to bare bones  our big machines. Weight was cut by using hub motor instead of the go anywhere heavy transaxle drive. Also batteries are much smaller and lighter. They are sealed. We  are not able to offer the 50 mile, range but 20 will get  most people where they want to go. Charger is now only about 4″ x 4″ in size. Take it with you  and charge scooter when you get to your destination. That will increase your range if you are  in doubt. I kinda like to think of the new vehicles as you’re “driving by the seat of your pants”,  but that doesn’t sit so well with marketing. D. Trump is rubbing off on me.   Speed stayed the same. Percent of safety decreases rapidly after the 13MPH threshold.  My personal insistence  (seldom heeded)  on  the large rear basket withstood the cut.  We have offered  4 choices in these configurations:  An Independence front wheel hub drive or Independence rear 2 wheel drive.  The Twosome offers the  same choices:  Front wheel Drive or hub motor on each rear wheel.  If you want more info like pricing, look on the Palmer Lite page of our   website.

I’ll finish up the changes made next  time with more details.

This stinker computer warns me of word limit approach. Be careful what you wish for!


Blog # 46

Can you believe this Weather?  Here in Endicott, NY, we had 64 degrees in February and yesterday it was78 degrees. I believe, I believe.

I’ve gotten  questions via  phone as to my blog. I’ll answer one of the very few right now and  clear the air.

Why don’t I allow  readers to respond on my blog? – I did at first and within 3 weeks I had over 300 comments on my page. The majority had nothing to do with my blog. They were attempting to sell or promote their own  products using my space and time.  One  third didn’t make any sense what so ever.   And  the few that actually read and commented on the blog, must have been English teachers checking my mistakes with a joyous flourishing of their red pencils. Hello, It’s not a dissertation.

There, one down.   On to my trials and tribulations in this business. The hub motors are  selling pretty well because of my fine salesman , pen and ink, NOT!!  Word of mouth, the best sales technique in the world,  is what’s getting these hub motor kits out  the door.  The product itself is doing the work making sales.

One of the new products I mentioned in  a previous  Blog is starting up now.  So many people want and many really need outdoor transportation but the yahoos in Congress  who are not disabled won’t help you pay for it.  We decided one  way to get  some of our vehicles  out there to those who need it was to cut  the single seat Independence and the two seat Twosome down to it’s most necessary items, we’re talking bare bones here. Many people don’t need to climb the steepest hills in San Francisco. Nor do they need to go 50 miles.  Lights, we consider a safety factor  and fortunately the new clip on LEDs are super good.  We whittled down as much as we could and our prices are almost cut in half, and yes,  we continue to make our large more powerful ones.  Some of us like Fords, some like Cadillacs. I will continue this with better explanation, next blog.

Far over my past interest word count.