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I think it is not as loud as it seems in the videos, a lot of them are using a selfie stick held low and close to the wheel. I bet it is not nearly as loud to someone 6 feet away.
I like the whine, it sounds futuristic in a way, and powerful, kind of like a jet engine. Some people hate it, for some people it is a selling point.
It would be good to find someone with a Gotway and listen to it first hand, not on video.
There is a store in Germany that sells them, maybe you could check it out.
And as @xebeche just pointed out, Kingsong whines also.
People on the forum complained about Ninebot making a whine when the latest firmware was installed, It was a little more noticeable, but only if there was no ambient noise, maybe my hearing is not good in that range, but I even wished it was a little louder.
In that case, go V8. I personally own the V5f+. It's the best wheel I've ever ridden....and the best app-wheel interaction too. It's NOT likely powerful enough for your needs though hence me suggesting the V8
I'm calling this Mod finished now, wheel is back together and everything is working just fine.
Complete batterypack with all connectors.
Detailshot on connectors. I put one male and female of each on there so I can dasy chain the two batterypacks.
Everything back in the wheel, but now arranged properly and everything glued down. I thought what works for IPS will work for me, gatherd the hotglue gun and hotsnotted everything down until nothing will move too much.
further details of wiring. Quite a spagetti monster. I really hope i don't have to replace the tire anytime soon...
Range test must wait until the ice has molten from the roads. Checking forecast... maybe end of next week.
Aftermath: This mod cost me around 150€, the wheel gets a little under a kilogramm heavier. The connectors for the balancing wires were a PITA to find anywhere (had to ship them from china) and are called JST 2.5 SM connectores, needed in 7 and 11 pin variant. (took me quite a bit of researching just finding out how those things are called). If you want to do this mot as well, be kind on your nerves and get a proper crimping tool for those connectors, and use no larger than 0,3mm² silicone insulated wire. Of course, for the main leads you need something like 2,5mm², but if you can't figure that out yourself, you should probably not mess around with EUC internals. And be warned, if any of those connections break, it might cause a faceplant, or even worse, burn down your house!
I only had WD40 and silicone oil at hand when I was cleaning the wheel. Since I always used WD40 to lubricate and protect bearings on my bicycle (not the chain!), it seemed more appropriate to use - but this was only my uneducated guess. I sprayed shortly two times directly onto the bearing on each side. As @Mono mentioned in the post above, if you already have water and potentially even dirt in your bearing, I honestly doubt that WD40 can hurt? Due to cold weather I only had a chance to ride about 200km after that cleaning / lubricating, and everything seemed more than OK. @Jason McNeil could you please share with us what type of lubricant are you using when servicing the wheels?
Lol yeah I can't sleep so cruising the net until the eyes start to get heavy
Yeah in that case....if you heart is set on it, go for the KS16. I consider Inmotion to be the top-dog right now. They have the perfect balance of aesthetic and tech. AND safety. Plus as I already said, you should buy from someone who offers the right benchmark of support.
I suggested the V8 simply because I think it's better looking. But yeah go for the KS16 if you prefer it. Your judgement seems pretty good already so you can't really go wrong with any of the options you're considering.
1) Aesthetically, I think it's (by an order of magnitude) the best looking of the high-powered wheels. And you stated in your post that high-power was something of a priority.
2) If you go for the V8, buy it from Jason. You should buy a wheel that has an excellent customer-service platform behind it. You want someone with excellent TECHNICAL knowledge who at anytime you can have DIRECT contact with. As far as electric unicycles are concerned...only two people fit this profile: Ian (for ninebots) and Jason (Inmotion, Kingsong).