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  1. 15 points
    Greetings Forum, I'd like to apologize for not keeping up here this month, it's been an especially busy period & I've been stretched somewhat thinly lately. I am delighted to announce @Joey Serrin will be joining eWheels. Joey has established a phenomenal reputation with his exceptional know-how, abilities & creative inventive mind that will help increase the capacity & reach of the business. Joey's mastery of the Electric Unicycle will ensure eWheels will also have unrivalled servicing & repair capabilities, as well as improved communication times for our Customers. Over the next month we will be offering several new accessory lines, such as custom pedals, improved padding, & handle kits for the King Song 18S & Gotway Monster, there are some other exciting projects in works which will be announced over the coming weeks.
  2. 14 points
    Heyho... Finally some words and Pictures about my new KS18S... Let's start with some Pictures: The wheel: Some ingredients: and: Give this Outcome in the end (Really dont like the KS Advertising :-) ) Open Trolley: Mud Guard: Some words to the wheel: (Some Points i "lend" from another KS18S owner, as i am lazy and can't invent the wheel new) Plus: - Extreme "hard" driving mode, even the softest mode is stronger than my GW V3 67V - Seat is included and can be used on Long rides - Powerful, visible and reversible front and rear LEDs - This is the most powerful wheel produced by KingSong to date, both in torque and Speed. - fat Tire of 2.5 , extremly Grippy, Kenda Manufactered - Built-in fan to avoid overheating (starts at 54° Celsius and stops when brought down to 40-42, don't nail me on exact numbers) works flawless - Old Shell delivers really great stability while driving as it is leaning to the knees(once u are used to it) - 4 speakers, they seam a bit dump first, but on driving Sound excellent! - Excellent Build Quality with Focus on safety -fat wires, mosfets, axle etc (see later photos) Minus: - No trolley: But i have done somethin against that - No mudguard: But i am experienced in building one :-) - Old shell, its very "high", thats very different driving style from the other wheels of the market thus requiring a time of adaptation ? Can also be seen as positive But at all i am not good in listing, i better find my own words: This wheel is a powerHorse!!! The pedal Feeling is rock hard, on accelerating and braking there are nearly no movements of the pedal. This goes so far that when i step back on my Gotway V3 67V that on this wheel i am afraid of the pedal "sacking" for some moments, as you get used to this rock hard pedal Setting on the 18S so fast. Also The 18S main difference from my old 18A is that it is really, really agile and reactive. Where my 18A was sluggish and hard to idle, because slow in direction changing, the 18S really rocks...This has an disadvantage also: When you Need to carry the wheel a bit longer, over some stages or a barrier, you definitly have to Switch the power Off, because if you lift it up and dont have it perfectly grabed in the middle, the wheel/tyre starts rotating so fast and flippy, that you can not calm it down by moving into the other direction anymore. It reacts that fast...and accelerates like a rocket. As this question will certainly follow: Yes, it eats up my Gotway V3(67 Volt 1160wh) to breakfast....Easy! It is way harder and faster, way more powerfull. So this seams the only left competitor against the GW 84V rockets, but i cant compare it fairly to that...as i only have some minutes on a v3s+ until now. Hope on a Meeting we can do some comparison between the V3s+ and the 18S in drive behaviour. But i have to say that i doubt that the 18S can cope with the 84V, as it's just 25% more Voltage.... Where it stays out is the build Quality...and the attemps of KingSong to make their wheels safer, here some photos of the inside with some Explanation: I have open it up and all the wiring is top notch and on really thick wires. KS brings their Motor wires through one axle and the sensor wires through the other axle. The Motor wires...i found no AWG on the cable, but a print saying 2,5mm .....so each of the Motor cables is 2.5mm and it is only one hard strand (not multiple strand wire)....i guess on this there is no Need to fear heat anymore! Under the green protection are the 3 Motor wires...as you see all wires nicely hold together: Try to shoot the print on the Motor wires(3 black cables)...These wires are each just "one strand": The batteries are paralled and all go into one Connection Board with PCB, where each Batterie pack is secured by a fuse, so if one goes crazy or dead, your other batteries work on! Here you can see the PCB-thingie(it is under black folie)...the PCB inside has 3 x 40Amp Fuse, one for each Batterie: The axle has getting thicker than on older KS: End of Part 1 :-)
  3. 14 points
    Tonight, I ended up at City Center again for practice. During my first major loop around the area, I heard a car coming behind me, so I pulled off to the side where there were parking spaces, and waited. The car crept up to me, but I could not see if it was a police car or not. Then out stepped a police officer, who said, "I just stopped because I was wondering, what is that thing?" It was a positive encounter during which I introduced him to the concept of an EUC, explained that I had head lights, tail lights and turn signals, and that I go there every night to practice. I asked if it was okay for me to do that. "Technically," he said, "this is city property, and you can't come here at night. But I'm not interested in running off people riding unicycles, I'm trying to protect the businesses. So I don't care." Then I told him he might see my girlfriend when he looked at my car. Then he asked me where I got it, how much it cost, etc. Finally, he asked which car was mine, and when I told him, he said, "Okay, I'll just ignore that one then." He drove off to go find my car, and when I caught up to him, he was having a conversation with my girlfriend, and she was being positive and enthusiastic, so I knew it was another positive encounter. So I have now had two positive encounters with the police regarding it, and I have permission to practice there at night! Woohoo! Hopefully the police will end up coming to know me, and I will be able to befriend some or all of them.
  4. 14 points
    I have been invited to the Michigan Technical Resource Park tomorrow morning to hopefully begin testing my ACM 1600. The proving grounds was originally owned by Dana Corporation but was purchased a number of years ago by some local investors. The company has various auto manufacturers and car enthusiasts come out and use their testing grounds but never an EUC! "An EUC riding around on the auto proving grounds will be a first" according to the president of MTRP Mike Jones.The entire facility sits on 320 acres including 112,000 sq feet of office space. Pretty sure I will need to sign a 'Not Responsible for Personal Injury ' waiver but that's OK. Hopefully I will be able to obtain some beneficial temperature data on the ACM along with some photos and aerial footage to share soon. I am also going to take my wife's new KS 16S on the course if time allows. Here is some info and photos of their test tracks: Oval track You can test vehicles at speeds up to 90 MPH with this three lane, 1.75 mile concrete track with a ½ mile straightaway. The oval track also includes a 6 degree, 15 minute track bank and 12 degree, 30 minute subtended spirals. This track should be awesome! Grade Hill Grade hill course, complete with a concrete portion at 20% and 30% grade, and an earth portion at 45% and 60% grade. Perfect for testing brakes, clutch, driveline loading, shocks, and EUCs! Durability Route Assess and evaluate the durability of your vehicle with this 5 mile unimproved gravel road course. This track is designed to replicate real world usage so that you can determine reliability and longevity. This could be interesting. I will need to see the surface first. Burma Road 300 feet of cobblestone. To ensure stability of the course surface, cobblestones are embedded into a concrete base. Ugh...not sure about this one. Rail Road Tracks & Potholes This rail road crossing or potholes simulation course is set up to evaluate vehicle stability, safety, endurance, reliability, and ride comfort....not EUCs!
  5. 13 points
    Part 2: Here we go with some board photos.... Here you can see the whole board is covered in some protection paint/lacquer, Also recognize the Bluetooth antenna in the right upper Corner. NO Connection Problems or Interrupts on Music/app. Plugs and cables are extra secured by cable binders, 2x 30Amp fuse protecting the board. Complete Board, on the left 2x30Amp Fuses: Unfortunatly i have no photo of the new heatsink...it has also become a lot bigger, with heatfins under the complete board/sink Here you can see the fan and the beeper, both installed under the openings in the cover, foam under the Slots to protect the Motherboard section from dust and water, the beeper is new on this place, it was near the capcitors on older boards. Good new place, as you can hear it better! At the End one last photo...just for Fun :-) Preview: There will be an "electro-Sport.de" sticker in Grey on this KS18 soon, also ....as i find it is looking pretty nice and it save's me from a thousand answers on the street where to buy that UFO :-) Edit: Allready done, all in all nice Grey/black combo: before: That's all for now, if there are any questions...just ask ;-)
  6. 13 points
    This guy is CRAZY~~~!!!
  7. 13 points
    This route has eye candy and is exhilarating on my Gotway Msuper3.
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    a VERY nice KS18S video from a EUC community member called Phillipe Chiu:
  9. 12 points
    https://mini-j.jimdo.com/accueil/actualites-mini/new-segway-ninebot-euc/ SPECS Weight Z10 = 22kg 48lbs ninebot one z 18寸宽版 1200w 35速 580wh ¥4999. 1500w 40速 860wh ¥7999. 1800w 45速 1000wh ¥9999. Z6 TOP SPEED 35 KMH BATTERY 574WH MOTOR 1200W CHARGE NOMINALE 40-55KM 150KG ANGLE D ESCALADE/ANGLE CLIMB 20° Z8 second modele name is DARK NIGHT TOP SPEED 40 KMH BATTERY 862WH MOTOR 1500W CHARGE NOMINALE 60-80KM 150KG ANGLE D ESCALADE/ANGLE CLIMB 25° z10 final fantasy TOP SPEED 45KMH BATTERY 1000WH MOTOR 1800W CHARGE NOMINALE 80-100KM 150KG ANGLE D ESCALADE/ANGLE CLIMB 25°
  10. 12 points
    Good news!!! I have a good news to tell all of you that King Song accepts customers' colors and pictures for making beautiful and unique models now! You just need to provide the colors and high pixel pictures, and King Song will make the models just like you want. Very exciting news!!! right? Please check the detailed information in the attachment. If you want to have your own style models, welcome to contacting me. If any questions, please let me know. Thanks and all the best in the future. KS Color EUC Pre-order list.xls
  11. 12 points
    If not all images load, reload (F5) until they do, or use a better browser. Instead of spamming/immobilizing the photo thread with another crazy big picture post, I'd thought I make a separate thread this time. So here we are. -- This is from today's mountain ride with my trusty (let's assume the best) ACM 84V 1300Wh, starting at ~700m altitude and going up to over 1400m. Steep dirt roads, forests, Alms (mountain meadows with dairy farming in the summer) and of course the Alm huts - a hit with tourists. Weather: 30+ °C, humidity 100000000% - outdoor sauna, once again. At least at the start... You can read up on the tour here (also even more photos): https://www.mtbsepp.de/touren/priener-huette-walchsee (Google Translate, but the original has some nice elevation maps, photos, etc). The gist of the tour is: up to the highest spot, circle around a mountain from there, then down into the valley, and a flat part back to the start. -- So, let's start. Time is around 15:00. Perfect weather, hot, blue sky with puffy white clouds. From the parking spot, a short distance up the road, the (quite steep and bad) dirt road started into the forest. After a while, the first Alm, and the first hut. Route will be up through that forest hill, then left around that rocky peak you can see up there. Passing the Alm, back through forest (which you see in the above picture), it was going up and up and up. Unfortunately, it never shows how steep it really is in photos. I stopped pretty much every few minutes on most parts of the entire way up, to be sure my ACM wouldn't melt down. Looking back. More looking back, with a random hut in the forest. The way forward. Looks flat, but isn't. Also, this dirt road turned out to be really bad (another thing you never see in pictures) - very gravel-ly with big rocks, uneven, etc. The entire ride up was harder than any mountain rides I've done earlier. Always upwards. You could notice the mountain sides getting steeper and steeper. To the left here is a creek, 20 or 30m below. Now the interesting part is here! The forest cleared up, and Alm meadows began. Quite some height was gained already. Sun was burning down like crazy, even though strong winds were coming down from the mountains, so now I never stopped if not in the shade. Here's the first stop, looking back. Can you see the cows? More cows. Cows were everywhere (naturally), and you could hear their bells from far away wherever there were some. Fantastic views into the distance. Reality is much better than these (shitty phone) photos, once again. Nice Alm hut to the right of the route. Another one up there. Panorama on that spot. Again, imagine everything twice as steep as it looks. Road was still as bad as ever, now also with cow grates and rainwater sluices (right word?) crossing the path regularly. Passing the house, a small chapel. Chatted a bit with a woman there. She saw some wild goatd, apparently. As the skies were getting darker (behind me), I expected a storm (or at least rain) soon. The woman said as long as the strong winds were coming down from the mountains (trying to stop me and the ACM, to no avail), nothing to worry about. Only when they stopped and it became calm, bad weather would soon arrive. So for now, everything good. Killer sun and winds. Further up between two mountain ridges, along the Alm road. You can see how my side looked, the other was similar. Between them, so far down below it wasn't even visible, the creek separates both. As always, a panorama gives the best impression. Further up, looking back. Getting higher quickly. Towards the other side. Mountainside. Further up, a fork. The route was, of course, the steeper one. You can see the rocks in the foreground, the path was quite gravel-ly. Looking back at one rare flatter part. Some foresty bits started here. The end of this Alm meadow. You can see (from the mountain above the path) quite some more altitude was gained Electro barrier. Don't touch the uninsulated parts! Unless you want to to prepare for such things happening when opening your (Gotway?) wheel, maybe Small passage to the side. And what could it be for? Cows of course. Path was getting rougher and steeper. It does not show in the picture, but it was getting worse fast. Bigger, looser gravel. The forest cleared up again, and the final Alm (for the ascent part) showed itself. As you can see, it was suddenly quite gloomy and cloudy, with the occasional sun shining through between two clouds. Which was good, no sun to burn down on me while on the meadows! Wind was still going though, so no worries about rain. The ride started in Austria btw, but the uppermost corner is in Germany. Here's the border crossing. What you see below the painted rock is the state of the road. I had to step off and push as much as could ride. Yep... this is why you can't just ride up everything. A little further up, looking back. You can see, more altitude gained. Cows next to the path! Who doesn't like cows? This called for a photo op with the ACM. They were a bit startled, but stayed. ... "Holy cow, it's an ACM!" "Who are you strange person, and what do you want?" Still pushing a lot. The "good" parts to the side of this rut weren't good at all, they just look like it in photos The destination showed itself! It's the hut to the right, which is (once more, does not look like it) quite a big higher up than the house on the left. Looking back, cows, sun through the clouds, just awesome. Quite high up top now. There's nothing higher behind these peaks to the left of the path. Almost there. Not far from the top of the photo, the highest peaks to the right of the path. Last meters. DAV = Deutscher Alpenverein = German Alpine Society, who run many of these Alm huts. And here we are! Over 1400m altitude. I had expected a small hut, but it was a huge tourism venture. Inside, there must have been 30 or more pairs of shoes from hikers spending the night there (not sure why, but I got the impression some tourists lived here like in a hotel for a few days and started their hiking from here). 17:30 now. I don't know why they have skis there. Certainly no snow far and wide. Those mountains in the background are pretty much as high as it gets here. They form a horseshoe around the hut. Usually I just drive by Alm huts. Because with a EUC, you're up the mountains so fast compared to bikers and hikers Not this time - plenty of breaks for cooling (myself and the wheel) and photos (and sunscreen), and that shitty road made me (almost) as slow as "those people" But at least no real exertion here... except when pushing the wheel up the worst parts. Food with a view. The USB cable is to charge my phone, which was empty by now. I would not want a wheel without a USB port now! Behind the hut, the highest two peaks around here. Not sure why there's an Austrian flag again - probably because this path leads to Austria later on. Map. Looking at the picture in hindsight, I should have gone all the way up. But with these shitty paths, I didn't feel like it when up there. I'm at the "Priener Hütte" and the big peaks are the Geigelstein and Breitenstein (not to be confused with the mountain from my other rides, which is also called Breitenstein, but is somewhere different). -- Time for the path down (and also circling around some mountain)! It was nice and cool and foggy, with a little wind. View from where I sat, this is the road down (not where I came up). Small Alm pond for rain- and meltwater collecting down there - cows want to drink too! Looking back up at the hut from down the road. Highest peaks behind it. The pond, up closer. Down! This road is quite good - still gravel-ly, but much smoother, with smaller rocks, and less uneven. Fog was getting less again, and fantastic views were to be had at the right spots and the right moments. Hard to show in pictures, but here's one. Less photos from now on, as my empty phone started going crazy (despite charging from the wheel the whole time). After going a bit more downhill, the route split off the road and started circling around this mountain. This is looking back, past a cheese production Alm. Now it was just a trail instead of Alm roads. Not suitable for riding! But suitable for pushing and carrying Ugh... Nice ferns though. Also saw some poison mushrooms (photos didn't turn out well). Phone went totally insane, like the path. But it wasn't for long, and fantastic views were the reward. One more electric cow stopper to pass... ... and up a really steep part... ... and I ended up at a wide open, HUGE Alm meadow area with great views all around. Here's one more tourist's delight: Alm hut. 2 ponies in the background there! Unfortunately, my phone was officially going completely off the hook now, so just a few impressions, more wasn't possible. I was getting dark now anyways, around 19:30. Still cloudy, but no rain! Nice roots. I was pissed about my phone, otherwise I'd have done some more exploring up there. But after half an hour of getting this thing working reliably again... Huge dairy and cheese production up here. I love these open, high altitude Alm areas. Great views and you can see the shape of the terrain. I had almost done a detour up this peak (for the views, right behind it it's down into the valley), but was too angry at my phone and the lost time. Still great scenery. -- So it was down into the valley now. On the further way down, looking back where I had come up. Not visible - cows below. Random stuff on the way down. I still needed the phone to navigate me back, so only a minimum of photos. Forestry. Views. Hard to see, but in the center of the picture, looked like a spectacular movie background matte painting, but in real life. The road down. It was quite good. Fine sand and gravel. Fun to ride. View from further down. Road was paved now. The lake is at the town in which I started. I would have to continue down to the valley floor, and then cross back in front of that rocky ridge you can see. What followed (not pictured) was a very enjoyable downhill ride on a super smooth freshly paved road, going in curves through pitch black forest (despite the dusk outside) and in serpentines down the hill. Nice fun after the phone thing. Saw some mountain bikers enjoying it too. A final impression, nearly down. It was getting dark fast now, and due to crazy phone, here is the last picture, of another chapel at a farm along the road. My guess: such a big and kitschy one was built for tourists. The rest of the ride was mostly flat, through meadows and farms, back to (and through) the town. Quite a lot of (young!) people there. It's vacation time in Germany (and Austra, I believe), so tons and tons of tourists. At around 21:00 I arrived back at my car. Here's the GeoTracker map. -- Thats was it for this ride. Due to the shitty road condition, I can't really say it is a good EUC route, or much fun riding. But in the end, what counts is getting up those mountains with minimum effort, and this is what the ACM does! It really is spectacular up there. Barely needed 40% battery for the ride - 35% to the top, and not even 5% for the rest! -- The end. Hope you enjoyed and it gave you a nice impression of a mountain tour in the area.
  12. 12 points
    Come along as @Mushuukyou, @JrKline "Wheel Whisperer, @Stan Onymous, @YoshiSkySun, and myself enjoy a 20 mile ride around the Dodger Stadium region of Los Angeles. A big thanks to @Stan Onymous for putting this ride together and showing us some of the urban landscape of LA.
  13. 12 points
    56K warning If not all images load, reload (F5) until they do, or use a better browser. Apologies to everyone on mobile Some pictures from today's mountain tour (foothills of the Bavarian Alps, close to my home) with my beloved ACM (1300Wh). Perfect weather, but very damp (a thunderstorm just passed the area) and 30-35 degrees. Hot, and the ground was wet and soggy everywhere. Basically an outdoor sauna. The area is the same as usual, but some new exploring happened today. Here we go... -- Map. Read clockwise. Start is at the top right where the pins are. The numbers are for reference. The way south is up a creek valley, mostly in the forest. Some pictures along the way. Stuff at 1. Some occasional Alm meadows start here, at 2. You can see the nice mountain background scenery. From the southmost corner of the route to point 3 it is steep uphills in serpentines. This is somewhere in that area. It always looks less steep in pictures than it is. Point 3 is a fork at the top of that climb, you can go north along the mountain ridge at approximately the same altitude. To the West, it goes a little further uphills to an Alm at 4, which I decided to explore today. Signs! Further up! Mountain peaks in the background. Here we are at 4, looking back. Until now, the route was mostly in the forest (and thus not directly in the sun, but also barely any views were to be had). Alm begins. This is the entrance. Exciting, never been there before. Cow stopper. There it is. Dead end, road ends here. View back. You can see, quite some altitude gained! Nice meadow, fantastic views. This mountain is called Breitenstein. I decided to go up there (the meadow, not the mountain), although I had to carry the ACM pretty much all the time. This and the sun burning down made the further ascent quite a sweaty endeavor. But the views were worth it. Rock face! Steep downhills on the sides. Panorama from there. Sun was burning like crazy, so I fled to the forest at the foot of the rock face. View. The meadow you can see on the top of the mountain in the distance is an Alm at 6. I did not know yet, but would end up there (and on the peak left of it, this is 7). Shadow! A good place for a break. No point in going further, not suitable for EUC riding. Carrying a wheel in this weather soon becomes old. Before anybody mentions the ACM has no trolley handle: that wouldn't have helped here anyways One more look at the Alm I'd end up, and the valley below I'd descend to on the way. Panoramas are awesome. -- So I turned around, carried the ACM back down the meadow (the photos there were actually made on the way back, but I put them first for storytelling purposes), rode back down to the junction at 3, and followed along the ridge til another junction at 5. From there, I descended the mountain ridge on the side opposite to the creek valley I had come up earlier. Went down to the main road, followed that for a bit, did a little uphill detour that turned out to be a dead end, and finally went up again to that Alm meadow visible from afar. You can see the route on the map (the detour to the left). It was through meadows and fantastic, idyllic village scenery. But due to the sun trying to fry everything, I never stopped for pictures, it was simply too hot and sunburn-inducing. Sorry, you have to use your imagination for this part of the ride Only picture I got is from the ascent - quite steep (hard to see in pictures, but even there it looks steep). -- So I went up to this Alm (6 on the map), overtaking some sloooooow and heavily panting cyclists on the way, and decided to go up the nearby peak (it's called Schwarzenberg). I had to carry the ACM for 10 minutes, but I wanted some peak pictures with it (and also not leave my baby alone). Very exhausting. But I did a long break on the peak. Here's how it looked. View back of the way up. The meadow between the trees in the middle of the picture is that earlier Alm (4 on the map). I love how you get a bird's eye view of your ride on such mountain routes. Around 8pm, shadows were getting long. Biiiig summit cross, with some veteran memorial plaques. Great views in all directions! The valley below is the altitude I started at. As always, a panorama gives the best impression. Some more pictures from up top: ACM gets to enjoy the view as well View of the Alm meadow below the peak. I would actually cross it, surprising some cows (which you can see if you look closely), on the further route. "Jesus, that's a big cross." -- Finally, some pictures from the Alm itself (6 on map). It was getting dark quite fast after the sun was down (9pm or so). In the distance you can see the first Alm meadow (center of picture, in front of the rock face), the forested ridge that you could follow to end up here, and the meadow in the valley below - this is where I went down before ascending again. The building. With an exhausted biker coming up. Thank God this can't happen with a EUC The meadow in the background (cows!) is how the route would continue. You can see the forest behind the meadow, and the rest of the ride would be through forest again. Path to the peak I just came down from. Finally, a panorama of the spot. -- It was now getting dark quite fast, phone battery was empty (had my phone tethered to the wheel since the peak), and the first part (unexplored route) down would turn out to be very exhausting - tree roots, mud holes, ruts, washouts, steep hill - so no photos. Imagine ride-carrying (aka 95% carrying) the ACM down through the forest for a km or so. Here's a picture of the best part (the start), and of course it is twice as steep as it looks and would get much steeper, muddier, rut-tier and crazier later on. Well, EUC riding is no-exertion until you have to carry and then it isn't But it was over after a while, I reached known and good dirt roads again, and descended down the hill further, to ultimately circle back to where I started. Arrived there at 9:45pm (started at 4 pm). The end. It was hot but fun! -- Hope you enjoyed and I did not break your browser, explode your bandwidth bill, break the forum, or anything else, with this many pictures
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  15. 12 points
    Alright... so I finally have time to write more than "Click." Yesterday, after a 7 mile hike in the woods, I went with my friend Cameron to the parking lot behind the grocery store to practice the wheel. My goal: One time around the meridian between the parking spaces, or about 400 feet. After a number of failed attempts, I managed to do it - and it felt amazing. Like I really felt comfortable riding the wheel. I was able to relax, stand up straight, and handle the wheel smoothly. I made that loop, even through a patch of rough pavement, and then in my excitement, fell off. But I did it so quickly in the practice session that I wasn't ready to stop, so I set myself a new goal: twice around, without falling off. And then... I did that too! Third goal, go around the other direction. Boom, did it. I managed to make a number of intentional turns under control, and once I even managed to mount, ride smoothly through the entire circuit I had chosen, and then return to my starting point, slow down, and intentionally dismount. To say I was pleased, proud, thrilled or amazed would have been an understatement. I have a lot of practice left to achieve this consistently and with better control mounting, turning, dismounting, stopping... but I can ride my electric unicycle now. Now the goal is to outgrow the strap, and not fall off because it gets caught in my knee pads. Soon I will be riding my wheel for miles at a time under complete control, can't wait. There is nothing that feels like this... it's amazing. I am so glad I decided to do this! By the way, second practice session I had sheriffs pass me several times without slowing down, talking to me, anything. I was all geared up and on the sidewalk heading south from the South Jetty in Fort Pierce. So hopefully that means they won't care if I ride there in the future.
  16. 12 points
    Hi, everyone! This is my first post here (and certainly not my last one ;-) ). I'm Justina and I've fallen in love with electric unicycles. It all began from curiosity "how can I improve my daily commute?", and when I bought my first EUC, it instantly became my hobby. Then I met some local enthusiasts and our small group started growing. After a while we started a project together that over time has become www.ElectricUnicycles.eu Our mission is to increase people's awareness of electric unicycles and show them it is not a gadget or a prototype - it is the best way of personal transportation in the world. And it's available now, everywhere! Our goal is to change people's thinking and replace their bicycles with electric unicycles, for daily commute. We live in the 21th century, why do we still use technology that hasn't changed from 200 years? It's time for a change, for people to know about EUCs! I create videos for our YouTube channel (anybody has seen my vids before?), where I try to help you as much as I can - either with choosing the righ wheel, or to do typical stuff like changing the tyre. We have just added new general videos with real life scenarios with electric unicycle usage: Electric unicycle vs bicycle - for commuting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmmPaLxP4pk Electric unicycle for meetings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lDgp59N3ZU If you like them, feel free to share! Many more coming soon! -------------------- Besides this, we also have an European shop with only one category: electric unicycles. We believe this is superior to any two wheelers or scooters and everyone can learn how to ride it, just how everyone had to learn riding a bicycle as a kid - we just don't remember this now. I have a huge €100 discount for all forum members, for the following electric unicycles: * 2017 KingSong KS-16S (840 Wh) is €1514 for forum members, * 2017 Inmotion V8 (480 Wh) with carbon fibre-like kit is €982 for forum members, * 2017 KingSong KS-16C face-lift (680 Wh) is €1075 for forum members, * 2017 KingSong KS-14D (420 Wh) is €886 for forum members. Heads up! We do not collaborate with everyone. We collaborate with the top league manufacturers exclusively, to deliver the best electric unicycles only. Everything comes with a 2-year warranty, a gift, and of course functional mobile app. Dispatch up to 24 hours if not stated otherwise on the site. Do you live outside Europe? Contact me. How to get the €100 discount? It's easy and will take only 3 minutes: 1. Like our new Facebook page (click) 2. Share our Facebook page on your FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/ElectricUnicycles.eu/ 3. Subscribe to our YouTube channel (click) 4. Register on our website: https://www.electricunicycles.eu/ 5. Download and rate our mobile app on the preferred system: Android (click) or iOS (click). 6. Contact me by sending a private message here, or via Facebook / website - simply text "DONE" :-) I'm here for you if you have any questions. Also, I'm looking forward to talk to you about EUCs overall, I will start replying to other topics here for sure! Best Regards, Justina PS. This is how we do it:
  17. 12 points
    Conclusion Again, this is not meant to be a review. Just observations, thoughts, ramblings but I wanted to share my final opinion. You can’t go wrong with either of these helmets. They are both high quality and well made. They look almost identical but they are very different below the surface. The Bell 3R is a lighter, cooler helmet that offers the greatest versatility between chin bar / no chin bar configuration. Versatility though comes at a price, I feel, with a clunky over complex mount system for the chin bar but I think you would learn to align and secure all the components required to fit the bar quickly with experience. I’m also not a fan of the strap system, especially in open face mode, but it may work for your head shape. The helmet is EN/CPSC certified so you know it will offer at least a typical level of protection and I think it is safe to assume that the protection offered at that level will be exceptional with the chin bar fitted. The Giro Switchblade is heavier and hotter but I think short of putting a motorbike helmet on your head it offers the best protection you could hope to get. If you like pushing you KS18S or 84v mSuper to the limit then this is the helmet for you, no question (or a motorbike helmet, I’m serious, consider a motorbike helmet if you really push it). I think the Switchblade edges above the 3R in terms of build quality, finish, and potential longevity and you have more options with the 4 swappable pads to get just the right fit. The solid construction does mean you may need to fit/remove the chin bar to be able to comfortably place it on your head though. Both helmets have the MIPS protection system for increased protection in certain types of impact. For me the winner is the Giro Switchblade. Giro’s in general are a good fit for my head shape which gives me a nudge in the Switchblade’s direction over the Super 3R but despite this even with the increased heat potential (and this is a huge factor for me) I feel the combination of a high level of proven/certified protection and what feels like better quality/finish/durability (in my opinion…which is all this thread is based on remember) is worth the additional sweat and $20 over the 3R. Your mileage may vary, and probably will. Go check them out! Edit: Correction and Addendum This “review” and subsequent author comments discussed the relationship of the chin bar and the ASTM 1952 “Downhill” certification and provided some incorrect information. It was stated that the chin bar was not directly tested as part of this certification and this is incorrect. Please read the following text and consider it to supersede any other contradictory information you have or will read. The ASTM 1952 certification tests helmets to standards above and beyond that of accepted basic bicycle helmet standards mandated by various government (such as EN1078 and CPSC). A helmet can gain ASTM 1952 certification as either an open faced helmet or a full face one with chin bar. If the helmet is open faced with no option of a chin bar attachment then just the cranial helmet structure is tested. If a chin bar is present (either as a permanent part of the helmet structure or as a removable component) then the chin bar is directly tested with frontal impact tests and even in the case of removable chin bar options this frontal test must pass or the whole helmet fails to gain certification. There is no partial pass for removable chin bar options. What does this mean? Basically any full face helmet without ASTM 1952 (2032 for BMX helmets) certification could have a chin bar that will provide little to no protection in the event of a frontal impact. The chin bar simply isn’t officially tested by a third party and could be little more than eye candy. You are relying on a manufacturers promise of protection rather than proof. Only by choosing a helmet with the ASTM certification are you guaranteeing a determined minimum level of impact absorption. Based on this I feel the decision to choose the Giro Switchblade over the Bell Super 3R is even more justified. The Super 3R is without doubt a good helmet and a video linked later in this thread shows Bell doing frontal tests on the chin bar of the 3R’s predecessor (the 2R) that mimic those that are specified in ASTM 1952. Despite these internal tests ultimately neither the 2R or 3R carry the 1952 certification. One can only assume something failed (chin bar or otherwise). THE END
  18. 11 points
    In this video I demonstrate my attempt at tightening the Monster axle nuts, which have loosened on my wheel. A big shout-out and thanks to @Rehab1 for buying, fabricating, and shipping me the custom 24mm socket that was used in this video After tightening the axle nuts I took it for a 20 mile ride and can say that the process was a success, if not a perfect success. I have about 600 miles on the Monster and maybe I'll get a few hundred more before having to do a full tear-down of the wheel to repair the axle/pedal assembly wedges/shims.
  19. 11 points
    Here's some other GW Monkey Business which people should be aware of: when shipping your Monster, please open the box & remove the central piece of foam. If the Monster is turned upside down in the box, this foam will press the power button & turn on the Wheel while during shipping! Monster Box Padding & Button: this is a pretty stupid design, the box foam on the Monster presses on the power button if the box is turned upside down. Do you realize the danger this poses of a Wheel that's powered on while in transit?! GW Response: none Paradoxically, I'm somewhat grateful to GW for these problems, because I came to the realization that I wouldn't be able to machine parts, or deal with extra workload the GW line of Wheels would impose, prompting me to reach out to Joey. He's got the precise complimentary skillset I've needed for eWheels.
  20. 11 points
    Hi guys, Some of you may remember my topic "agression on an EUC", well this time it happened again, but it went too far. I was going to meet with a friend, it was about 8:30PM, on my gotway MCM2s, while I was on the bike lane, a black volkswagen car with tinted windows came out of her lane and tried to push me off the road, a guy screamed some racist comments from the window. My mistake (or was it ? you tell me) was to catch them at the red light and I asked them why they've done what they've done. They came out at 6 from the car, and started to fight me, I could have tried to flee but my EUC was on the ground because it fell when the guys on the back seat opened the door. I do know how to defend myself, I even had a defense tool on me, but I judged the situation too critical to take it out, instead I tried to grab my EUC but I couldn't and I had to adop a defensive posture. One of the guys took my EUC and threw it violently towards the ground, it is now broken (structure, bearing, axle...). Fortunately I only got a few contusion on my two legs and left arm, the police are now investigating, I did have time to see their plate number. However, in my neighborhood their aren't many EUC riders, I am very recognizable, and these guys obviously are from the area. For my own safety, I decided to stop EUC riding until I move in a new appartment in a new neighborhood. EUC riding is not fun anymore for me... Here is a pic of the broken EUC :
  21. 11 points
    I just received a Gotway ACM 820Wh (posted on this site) that I purchased from Ram Singh in New York, and wanted to relay my first impressions. I plan to post a video once I get around to it. There is so much discussion on this board about Gotways, and I when the opportunity came up to buy this one, I took advantage. I've been riding my Inmotion V8 almost exclusively, and the ACM is a distinct contrast. First thing, I Slimed the wheel, filled to 3 bar, and capped it with a Gozens Tire Pressure Monitor Valve Cap (44psi). The tire valve is not readily accessible, so I value the security that the Slime and pressure cap provide. I had a chance to put about 20 miles on the ACM today; most of the time benchmarking against my V8. The V8 I'd liken to a Honda Civic Si vs. the ACM which I'd liken to an Oldsmobile Rocket 88. The Honda / V8's handling is crisp; it doesn't go too fast, it's not too powerful, but it's fun, responsive and reliable. The Olds / ACM is a gentle beast; it's easy to ride, serene, a bit slow and (ahem!) "stodgy." It's easy to find yourself hitting 25mph on the wheel because it is so soft and gentle in its acceleration. In fact this last part nearly got me in trouble at the start ... with the V8, I tend to lean into turns and then push my inside foot to accelerate out of them ... I tried that with the ACM, and nearly fell over, since acceleration takes about a second to kick in. It's pretty heavy, but not so much more than the V8. The ACM is fat, and the pads are lower down the shin, so a different part of the leg seems to grip the wheel. All told the ACM design makes for a very comfortable ride which picks up potholes and bumps with aplomb. I still haven't gotten the Gotway app to work; it requires a login to communicate with the wheel (I will never figure this out; Inmotion requires this as well). I instead turned on my trusty DarnessBot app, which linked right up with my new ACM. I really wish all of the manufacturers would just contract out to @Ilya Shkolnik to have him do their apps; or alternately, I wish Ilya would offer (for a fee) to provide the control function for lights, speed settings, etc. on his app. He does a better job on the software than any of the manufacturers (at least IPS, Inmotion and Gotway). More to come as I spend a few days with the ACM ...
  22. 11 points
    So Fedex finally delivered my King Song KS-18S today. At first it looks big compared to the other wheels I have. I got it from eWheels.com. It came with the fast charger with voltage readout. 4amps max. Had about 45% charge on the unit. I charged it for 30 minutes, got up to 60%. I rode it around my property for a bit. It isn't difficult to ride. I did notice the leaning back that was mentioned before when you turn. So it is in the KS-18S also. I'm so used to going fast, I keep on hitting the default limiter of 20km/h. The tilt is more pronounced than on the KS-16 I have. It is more like the ninebot the way it tilt back more dramatically. Maybe it is because it is so much taller. not sure. I spend about 20 minutes trying to learn to ride sitting down, no luck! I dropped the unit twice already! Jason had included some bumpers. I think I should have put it on before trying to learn how to ride it sitting down. It looks like it will take a bit of work to learn to ride while sitting down. I had a tendency to over accelerate the unit when sitting. It almost feels like learning to ride all over again. very discouraging. The other problem is when the unit runs away from you, you can't really catch it since the seat is on the handle. The speakers are much louder, but they are not clear at the highest volumes. The turning is about the same, though I can see why some would think it is less nimble. Anyway, here is a picture of all my wheels so far...
  23. 11 points
    One of the largest multi-brand vendors in France released reliability statistics for the various EUC vendors and models, see https://store.urban360.com/2017/04/04/comparatif-mono-roues-electriques-gyroroues/ . They scored it from 1 (less reliable) to 10 (most reliable) based on their maintenance logs. Needless to say which brand trails behind, but what makes me worried is that the newest the model for Gotway, the less reliable it gets....
  24. 11 points
    Here is my frst 2 months on the KS-14D in Portland, Oregon U.S. and some of the things I made it do, so far. Different terrain thrown in there too. Took a while to get used to and I been sick allot so its more like only a month of riding at most. I was able to make it do some of my original and some standard tricks and combos. I'm pretty used to it now, so I'm back to making shit up again. - Peace
  25. 11 points
    The wee man in the garden
  26. 11 points
    After reading many threads and posts here about "how do you ride this thing?" I decided to write a guide for beginners. You can find it here on Amazon (Kindle book only). It's a short guide, just 37 pages with illustrations, so I priced it as cheaply as Amazon would let me: $2.99. But from July 27, 2017 through July 31, 2017 the book will be FREE so that anyone on this forum can review it. If you don't have a Kindle device there's a free app for smartphones and tablets, so everyone should have access. My goal is simply to help get more people into riding. It seems crazy that many manufacturers sell electric unicycles but don't provide good information about how to ride them. I don't intend to make a profit on this book. The proceeds from sales will reimburse me for the out of pocket costs associated with publishing (mostly the cost of a graphic designer who worked on the photos and layout). All subsequent revenue will be donated to charity, or I'll just make the PDF freely available. Your suggestions will help with a possible 2nd edition. Since most people on this forum are experienced riders, your thoughtful comments will be really helpful. Keep in mind the goal of the book is not to be a comprehensive guide to everything about electric unicycles. It should stay concise so that beginners will read it and not be intimidated. Please download a free copy in the next few days, and post your reviews here or on Amazon. Thank you.
  27. 11 points
    I visited an automotive proving grounds yesterday called the Michigan Technical Resource Park to ride my ACM 1600. This place is huge. Here's a link to my topic that lead up to this awesome adventure! For safety reasons I had to wear a reflective green jacket once out on the course. They have a lot of vehicle testing going on. They test both military vehicles and autos. In fact last year the company had over 40,000 jeeps parked on their grounds that had a firmware problem. Once this company solved the problem over 300 jeep employees were then trained to upload the new firmware working 24 hours a day. Sounds a bit like @Jason McNeil on steroids! Here is a video of my fun experience!
  28. 10 points
    I went back to the automotive proving grounds today and spent 2 1/2 hours setting up drones and cameras while riding up and down their 20% grade hill. I took along the whole family of wheels that included the Gotway ACM 1600, KingSong 16S, Inmotion V8, Inmotion V5F+ and my little 10" Gotway Luffy. I have never went down the 20 % grade, only up it a few weeks back, so I was a bit nervous at first but after practicing dozens of times on the ACM 1600 earlier in the day it became natural. I was able to transverse both the 20 % and 30% grades with the ACM that allowed me to gather temperature data that I will share later. The ACM 1600 did outperform the other wheels ( including Luffy ) but that was to be expected given the excellent torque and power the ACM possesses. I apologize for the background noise during the first few minutes as they were cutting grass on the complex.
  29. 10 points
    I bought a 20" unicycle form Amazon. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003R9U9J8) I was curious as to how hard it is for a person who knows how to ride an EUC pretty well now to learn to ride a manual unicycle. I'll create a log here of my attempts for those who are interested: 7/25 - spent about 20 minutes on the unicycle. using a fence to try to get on. got a peddle bite on my left shin. had wrist guards on, figured out half way though it was in the way. don't need them because falling off a unicycle is just stepping off. felt like impossible to learn. spent the whole 20 minutes just trying balance, staying upright. After I was dripping in sweat. About the same as I remember when learning to ride the EUC. 7/26 - spent another 20 minutes on the unicycle. again along a fence, but this time the balance wasn't as difficult. I was also able to ride it a maximum of 3-4 revolutions before falling off. Two peddle bites! Got punched in the nuts with the seat! But progress!
  30. 10 points
  31. 10 points
    TADADA! Today I got my spare parts! My old motor on the right, the new one on the left. Got a new tire and pedal arms to go with it. Yi Chen was nice enough to screw my new board to a brand new heat-sink. On the right in the plastic bag, are new hall-sensors if I want to refurbish the old motor. That leaves me with a spare motor, wonder what to do with it? So since the biggest weakness of GT16 is waterproofing, I decided to be a bit anal-retentive about it. Some conformal coating circuit board lacquer got sprayed on the board. I didn't remove it to apply lacquer to the bottom, figuring that it won't stop any really bad leaks anyway. But at least if some drops seep in, they wont automatically short anything. Note the masking tape over the open connectors, don't want any plastic inside those... So with the board sprayed against accidental drops, how to minimise the need for it to prove its worth? The control box has a long seam along the lid, that one I don't like. Also the ventilation hole attaches to the shell with a simple labyrinth ridge. That will stop random rain-drops, but not serious splashes or heavy rain. So the very simple and not entirely super-neat solution is black duct-tape. Its adhesive is strong enough to keep water out, and it's flexible enough to mould around irregularities. The same method will make an extra seal around the ventilation hole. And with that I think I have minimised the risk for fatal failures because of normal rain and splashes. To make sure I checked under the power-button, that the seal there (scotch tape) was intact. I should now be able to go in quite heavy rain without worrying I also had to epoxy the shell. As you can see on the picture with the ventilation hole connecting to the shell, two of the screw-holes where broken off. To epoxy them on was not very complicated, but I will eventually replace the shell, since those repairs will never be as strong as the original. The new motor was subtly different, especially the pedal arms. It took me a while to get everything together, and I had to change the order in which I did things a bit. Eventually everything got in place and I did the dreaded connection of batteries to board, got the small spark that I expected, but nothing major. Then started it to see that all was in order. It was. The thing runs like a clock again. I think the new motor and board is even a bit better than the old. Nothing strange there, I had loads of junk in the old motor, didn't I... Two weeks without the wheel, it felt really, really strange to get on it after such a hiatus. But the strangeness lasted no more than a few hundred meters, then all was normal again. My feelings? + + +
  32. 10 points
    Looky what I got yesterday! It is so tiny but very tame. Just a lil fluffball! Gosh it's hard to hold onto though... don't want to squish it or have it jump off you while walking. It eats that Timothy hay stuff there. Very fun to watch! Haven't decided on a name yet. Was thinking of "Hasenpfeffer," but that might be too cruel and unusual.
  33. 10 points
    Just got the wheellog data from another rider of an "high-speed crash" he had with his KS16B some time ago. (1) He heard no beeps and there was no tiltback - they wheel just stopped supporting him... The speed and current (dark blue line - IMotor KS16C) in the limit diagram: One sees nicely how he "hit" the motor limit (violett line) at around 27 km/h - 36A and continued on this limit line until about 36 km/h. So tiltback would have started at 30 km/h - but not anymore possible since the motor was at it's limits. It just should have beeped by then - but quite imagible that this was not heard anymore after beeing in the process of falling and seeing the street coming nearer... The wheellog data (speed,voltage,current,temp - the rest is calculated..): I had to adjust some motor constants a little bit to get the calculated limit line to his measured one (my first try was some real rough estimation (http://forum.electricunicycle.org/topic/7549-current-demand-versus-battery-voltage/?do=findComment&comment=106424)) For the internal resistance of the battery pack (16s4p LG MJ1) i have now 0,23 Ohm instead of the calculated 0,148 Ohm. I got this by minimizing the "ripples" of the calulated no-load battery voltage (U Batt 0) as low as possible... The still nicely seeable peaks on U Batt 0 are from the regenerative braking - the motor current is always measured as positive value and the used formulas are not right for the "regenerative" case.) R Coil was changed to 0,37Ohm and kv to 1,41 V/km/h. (1) he "just" got some nasty road rash/bruises and recovered fully. Ps.: Had some interesting reading about that the coil temperature has quite an influence on the motor charateristic - copper increases it's resistance roughly about 0,4% per degree celcius - so between 20 and 80 °C is a difference of 24% in resistance of the coils! And this resistance is one of the main parameters for the "steepness" of the limit line. PPS: he refused to repeat this with his KS16S so i get data for our new wheels...
  34. 10 points
    Come along with me as I enjoy a late July ride along some of the Southern California river trails. It was a beautiful late afternoon day
  35. 10 points
    I had a hard time deciding what to label this post. Hopefully I captured the proper spirit of the information I'm providing here. Although this post is specific to my ACM experience, the MSuper and Monster uses the same hardware and unskilled Gotway labor, so I think it applies there to. Do you think it's a stretch to say that it applies to all Gotway wheels Yesterday I reported that I was not able to charge my ACM I partially opened it to troubleshoot and eventually determined that one of the two wires going to the charge port was loose. Wiggle it just right and I could charge the wheel. So guess what I get to do? Yep, tear down the ACM So here's my ACM on the bench again. Doesn't it look pretty? What I'm about to describe will not be a surprise to any of you Gotway lovers out there . At this point I take it all in stride and laugh. If only these wheels weren't the adrenaline machines that they are I'd have other options. I had to peel away the standard hot glue that is the Gotway adhesive of choice and then the lose wire simply fell away. Hmmm. I grabbed my 100mm Canon macro lens and took a couple pictures for you folks. @Rehab1 was interested in some pics and @Jason McNeil might also be interested because of the Fast Charger that you provide. First is the wire that goes into the solder socket of the charge port. A nice looking cold solder joint that made zero bond with the charge port socket. And here is the charge port. Notice all the beautiful solder in there? Oh wait, yeah, there is none You have to love Gotway workmanship and quality control. I know, I'm rehashing old news, but allow me some laughs at their expense for the inconvenience that they put me through Are we really to believe that the motor bullet connectors don't fall prey to the same crappy workmanship, even if only on Mondays? For those who aren't familiar with the background, the bullet connectors require the same soldering capability that is so aptly demonstrated here. I'm happy with my choice to cut out the connectors and solder everything. It's all blurring together in my mind - maybe the motor connectors are crimped now? Yeah, I think so. Good news, because this is just another example of why Gotway employees should not be allowed near a soldering iron So clearly the hot glue was maintaining a mechanical connection between the connector and the wire. After six or so months it finally gave out. Because of the mess of removing hot glue (why in Gods name is hot glue required anywhere in a wheel instead of mechanical fasteners?) I opted to not touch the other wire. I'll cross my fingers that the person got that one right. It feels solid for whatever that's worth. The next point is well known to many of you I'm sure but I'll state it here again. The wire going to the charge port and to all the batteries is 20 gauge wire. I counted 18 strands. Solid (1 strand) 20 gauge wire is good for ~6 amps. 18 strand wire is good for ~3 to 4 amps. I ever so briefly contemplated replacing the wiring but that would entail a huge amount of work, including opening each battery. I don't think it's wise to push 5 amps (EWheels 5 amp charger) through these wires. Not for extended periods anyway. I've been using the Fast Charger at the 4 amp setting and I'll continue to use that. 5 amps would probably be OK, but we're starting to operate at the margins now. I'll stay a little on the conservative side and stick with 4 amps max. I don't think there's much more for me to learn about the ACM, so please Gotway Gods, leave me alone for awhile EDIT: I forgot to mention that my fix was to properly solder the wire to the charge port. Easy peasy
  36. 10 points
    I am a weak man. Last night, temptation proved to be my undoing and I OPENED THE BOX. In my possession is a brand new basic black ACMs+, sporting 1600wh 84v batteries. ACM, ACM burning bright In the suburbs of the night What immortal foot or guy Dare ride thy fearful symmetry? I have joined Team Gotway. Soon I shall be sneering imperiously at those with lesser machines while riding with mild fear and anxiety from the insane speed and possibility of a cutout. First impression - what a fat, heavy, little piggy of an ewheel. I shall call it THE WARTHOG.
  37. 9 points
    @yogurtbink I would second everything that @KingSong69 has said. With only one wheel there is ALWAYS a chance of something failing in just the same way as there is ALWAYS a chance of a car mounting the sidewalk and hitting you - I.e. it might never happen but it is a good idea to be prepared for it. With a good quality wheel (like any of the ones that ewheels sell for example) ridden within its (and your) limits, and the same sensible safety precautions I'm sure you use whilst skateboarding there really isn't any reason to be concerned - indeed I would go as far as to say that I think you are more likely to have an accident on a powered skateboard than an EUC any day. By the way, high speed doesn't usually result in cut- outs. What can happen is that the torque available to balance you reduces the faster you are going so a sudden pothole or further forward lean can be too much for the motor to correct and the wheel fails to hold the rider up. This is what I mean by staying within limits. I, personally, and at 61 years old would not be in the slightest bit worried about a KS-16S failing on me. As for your other questions: there is a where to buy thread you can find on the Forum home page. @Jason McNeil of https://www.ewheels.com/ is a very active (and proactive) member of this forum who has never had a bad word said about him by any of his customers here, ( there is just one other EUC seller who regularly has a go at him - and, when you think about it that is even higher praise 😀) I regularly carry shopping, or takeaways on my wheel. Having your hands free is a real bonus in that regards and changing hands whilst riding shouldn't need trick cyclist skills to do! You can always use a rucksack if you prefer. I love the V8 and Jason has worked hard with Inmotion to improve their EUCs, unfortunately that have tied in with Solowheel in the US now and will be sold as a Solowheel Glide at, I hear, something like a 50% increase in price. That is a price that makes it a very less desirable wheel - but if you want one you will be able to get it from a Solowheel stockist - the price increase makes the KS-16 a much better bet in my opinion.
  38. 9 points
    Hellooooo My KS 18S arrived!!! I am very happy
  39. 9 points
    News from my Ninebot contact about a release date: "Hi Jason,ninebot one z will ba launched next year" When the Ninebot E was announced, it took about six months to come onto the market in volume. By 'next year', will likely not mean January 1st, but in the first few months of 2018. Great to see this bold & serious commitment to the Electric Wheel by Ninebot. Since the Segway acquisition, it looked as if product development would be constrained by the conservative design principles of previous generation Segways.
  40. 9 points
    Great story Marty, tx for sharing. Let me tell you of my last encounter with the Police: I was riding on a seperate bikelane, along a normal road, on my way to work. Two policeman on motorbikes stopped (at a busstop) and then stopped me. "It is not allowed to ride that on public road", was what they told me. I know they are technically right about that (Dutch traffic law). Some while ago, when I started riding EUC's I mailed a "government traffic authority" whether EUC's were allowed. The response I got was that an EUC is not a vehicle according to Law, because all vehicles are categorized, and the one-wheel category simply does not exist. Therefore I was just a pedestrian with a moving aid, and needed to go where pedestrians go. This includes bike lanes when there is no pavement for pedestrians. So I told the policemen this, in a very friendly way of course. They then said something like this: "There is a motor in there isn't it? And that motor does all the work?". According to Dutch Law that is more or less the definition of a motor-vehicle. And this definition does not mention a number of wheels. I admit I knew that at that time. All sorts of regulations then come into play for motor-vehicles, including insurance, license, and official vehicle approval. I played it stupid. I said that they were absolutely right and showed them how the motor reacted to leaning forward and backward, I answered as if it was just a question of someone interested in the workings of the EUC. The policemen looked interested, did not make any more fuss, and let me go on my way. Since that time I have seen many policemen in cars and on motorbikes. I am sure I have been spotted several times. I have not been stopped by any of them again.
  41. 9 points
    EUC Lightpainting
  42. 9 points
    Turning the 360fly (camera) upside down, fixing the point of view and adding some music to an otherwise bright and sunny day ride video through Old Marblehead sums it up for this attempt. The video handles like any other video after exporting the 'follow me' path version from the 360 native video.
  43. 9 points
    My 1st attempt at recording on new gopro and trying to edit...
  44. 9 points
    - I've just confirmed the display bug(of Wheellog that it display km/h even set to MPH) - Riding ACM at 27mph is very dangerous as the lift speed of ACM is merely 30mph or so. I saw a video a guy riding ACM on flat road and fell at 27mph(43kmh) http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTYwMDgyNDc0NA==.html There is another test with top speed fall at 44.9kph(27.9mph). - I suggest to set speed warning(in Wheellog) of not over 25mph and set over current warning of 50A and enable the vibration.
  45. 9 points
    Hi guys, Don't you think a bicycle looks odd comparing to EUC? It's much bigger, you have to park it etc. - sounds like having troubles. Since I started riding on EUCs, I have a strange feeling when observing bicyclist, like they would ride a horse and were from another century (I'm talking just about transportation purposes, not sport or hobby). I assume from most people view, riding a bicycle is completely normal, because it is here for 200 years and there was nothing else to make a contrast. I think the major problem with people to switch from bike to anything else is the fear of learning something new. Everyone thinks it is hard to learn EUC, but the truth is it's not. Everyone had to learn how to ride a bike as a kid, we just don't remember this. Then people do a driving license, and then they are older and older, and with age they start to ignore new things that have a learning curve. I am a woman, and I haven't ridden any other such devices or haven't done any extreme sports like skateboarding etc., but I was able to master an electric unicycle. If I could do it, everyone can do it! But how convince stubborn people it is easy and fun? Check this out. Do you think it may work?
  46. 9 points
    Hold the phone. Is it just me or does the new name for the wheel have some sort of significance as customers should bend over and take it with some...? New name prediction for Solowheel V5F will be Solowheel Astroglide 6?
  47. 9 points
  48. 9 points
    Woohoo! Finally. It has arrived! Delivered quite late in the day and I only just got chance to open it. Initial observations: Looks even better in real life. The default blue rotating LEDs are not as offensive as I expected (I'm sure some other patterns are) Lighter than expected. I had been stressing about excessive weight but the balanced and thin form factor and nice handle make carrying effortless. I can see big advantages to the kill switch under the carry handle. This should be standard on all EUC's of carryable weight IMO. I have the 2.15 Kenda tire. Inmotion promised @Jason McNeil these would ship with the 1.95 tire to avoid the scraping issues reported by existing users. I see no sign of scraping at the moment. Infact there are several millimeters of clearance in the problem area but I have not checked the tire pressure yet which could blow it out to the point of contact. Kenda tires stink! I may be wrong but I believe the directional tire is mounted in the wrong direction. This is a bit of a bummer as wet weather traction is a big deal in FL but I will look again tomorrow when it isn't so late. Again, I may be wrong. Integrated trolley handle is an awesome idea. I've only wheeled it around my lining room but there is no doubt this is (like the kill switch) will be invaluable for going about commuting, shopping, etc with the wheel. My Charge Doctor and protective foam tape were omitted from the package. I've emailed Jason to see where they are. As I'm a new rider I really wanted to put the foam tape up and over the carry handle before I rode it. This is where the official Inmotion cover doesn't reach. Might have to go to the auto store for some of @Rehab1s protective bumper stripping. The 2.5A eWheels fast charger is smaller and lighter than expected. This is great as I expect to occasionally carry it with me for a quick "coffee shop" boost on rare extended range journeys. I am major bummed that SoloWheel has ruined this wheel for the USA. It looks like it was perfect at the old Inmotion price point. To Shane Chen I say this... May the flees of a thousand camels infest you arse! More observations once I get chance. Alas. Now it is bed time for dreams of one wheeled freedom.
  49. 8 points
    To me, the design looks like a mash-up of Solowheel Xtreme and newer Gotways. The tire must be the widest of any factory-produced models so far? No weight mentioned... if the motor/electronics design is solid and the price isn't anything insane, this could actually be a serious competitor in the power wheel-league. I had already accustomed to the idea that Ninebot has given up on new 1-wheel models
  50. 8 points
    Showcasing Electric Unicycles at Play Day with UniRiders.com - Electric Unicycles and EUC Danmark (Electric Unicycles) an event at Brøndby beach park. The idea was a lot of activities where possible at the same day for the kids to try out. In this way, they could be inspired to pick up interests in their spare time when they are off from school. We had a very nice day, with a lot of talking about our favorite mean of transportation the Electric Unicycle.