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  1. 8 points
    Hey guys, just thought I would throw up a video of my daughter and me. Soooooo fun to ride with her:))
  2. 5 points
    That's a video of me riding - I always find some friend at the beach and so was easy to get a quick video :-)
  3. 5 points
    It is ready to run baby!!! This is the 2nd version of the design that uses 2 battery packs but can go up to 5 battery packs!!! I will share later the 3D files and more information but now is time to go ride the EGG electric unicycle on the beach and enjoy the last hours of this nice Sunday :-)
  4. 4 points
    At least last year, MJ1's were pretty much the "top-of-the-line" high capacity cells one could get. 1RadWerkstatt uses them for their largest packs & Jason uses them for the 840Wh KS16 packs. The cells have 3500mAh capacity, and the manufacturer states the "safe operating limits" as continuous max discharge of 10A and "pulse"/short-term burst max current of 20A, don't know how long the burst is meant to last though. Although, if you look around you'll see cells from less known manufacturers like Ultrafire, GTL, Focuspower. TrustFire etc. that claim even higher capacities (even 10000mAh ), but in reality, cannot store anywhere near the claimed capacities and/or produce the promised currents, and are usually fakes (they might be something like used, rewrapped laptop cells or such). For four 210Wh packs of LG MJ1's in parallel, that means 40A continuous or 80A pulse current. If the voltage would be 60V for example, that would translate to 2400W continuous or 4800W pulse power. The cells can actually go above that, but it's not considered safe (ie. the cells can damage or overheat, or whatever). Shorting a cell could probably lead to much higher currents (at least for a while, until it either vents, catches fire or explodes ). With the KS16 overheating problems, likely the mainboard will overheat way before the batteries, if used at the maximum powers. There are some 18650-cells that can produce 15/30A continuous/burst currents, or maybe even more, but that comes at the expense of the total capacity, the high discharge cells typically have a capacity of 1500-2800mAh or so, inching towards the lower end the higher the max current is. If using a lower number of packs, it could be useful, but as the motors and mainboards probably can't handle the very high wattages such cells could produce, I don't see much point of using the higher-discharge cells with 4 or more packs. They probably can't pull as much current as even the MJ1's could give (with 4 pack configuration). To produce that rated 800W of KS16 motor at 60V voltage, 4 packs need to discharge 13.333...A in total (and that's "split" among the packs, so 13.333A / 4 = 3.333... A per pack). That's about 1/3rd of the continuous power the cells are supposed to be able to withstand. If the maximum short burst for the motor is rated around 3000W, that's still only slightly above what the 4 packs should be able to deliver continuously (ie. without any time limit), and the motor / mainboard are probably the limiting components there. If the packs can dish out higher voltage, you need less current, for lower voltages, more current (for the same powers, P = UI meaning power equals voltage times current). But, Li-ion battery technology gets gradually (albeit slowly) better all the time, with the max capacities growing something like 5-10% yearly, so there could already be something slightly "better" than MJ1's available by now (or if not, probably soon anyway ).
  5. 3 points
    My NB1 inner tube started leaking after 400 miles. After I opened up the tire to fix the inner tube. I found the reason for the leak: Sand gets in through the hole on the rim where the pump valve tube goes through. The hole is not covered as on a bike rim. The mud/sand can get in if you ride through mud. After I fixed the tire and pumped it, I put some caulking chord called Mortite used to seal window or door gaps around the hole to seal it. You can take it off when you want. You can find Mortite in Home Depot for example. I rode NB1 for two days after this fixing. The caulking chord is still on.
  6. 3 points
    Gotway ACM16 KingSong KS16 IPS191 Lhotz Ninebot One E+ ,but you don't like this one. Least expensive if you get it on sale but maybe too slow according to your wish list. Maybe Msuper if you don't mind an 18" wheel.
  7. 3 points
    40-65 psi (2.8-4.6 bar) No. If you disable the voice warnings, they don't come back. There is a separate voice that can't be disabled that says "hello KS, bluetooth is connected" when/if you press the specific bluetooth button. It will only talk when you press the button meaning right after you touch the button. After you're done touching the button it won't talk again, at all, during the rest of your ride. You can listen to all the music you want with no interruptions. That button only has to be touched once per day, since it's separate from the power button. When you press the actual power button to go ride, there will not be a hello kingsong voice. Just the beeps.
  8. 3 points
    Any kind of exercise is likely to improve your general skills. I would recommend practicing in particular (i) braking and (ii) looking behind over your shoulders while riding straight (both sides, in the end you should be able to look straight at what is 180º behind you by not only turning the head but also shoulders and hips while the wheel keeps going straight forward). This would only take a few minutes of practice every other day. Getting the head and eyes to move freely (looking left and right and up in the sky) while riding is also a good exercise which can be done during a normal ride. After that I practice regularly going up curbs and, more for the fun of it, small turns and riding backwards. Starting to feel somewhat safe and in control in most situations took more than 1/2 year and more than 1000km for me.
  9. 3 points
    You are still in the 'early' stages of learning (relatively speaking) if you're having trouble mounting under pressure or riding when people are watching. Learning to ride can be done in a day. But it takes weeks/months to master everything else (I'm still not there...:( Riding extremely slowly and mounting with a 100% success rate took me ages. Nowadays I can mount the wheel perfectly every time, even if people are staring at me and I've got four pints of beer in my bloodstream. So yes, you constantly get better, and better.....but unless you're learning tricks, the improvements are subtle in nature but no less rewarding once you've achieved them. On my Lhotz I now do sharp slaloms at 25kph that would've made me piss my pants (and crash) if I had done them even as little as 3 months ago. Just takes repetition until it really does become 'part of you' (psychologically at least). The other thing of course is the 'connection' you build with your wheel (not to sound too cheesy). Ive had my wheel for long enough that I know its every capability and behaviour. When I tried my friend Joe's Ninebot the other day I was quite nervous because of the change to your muscle memory and comfort factor. For a few minutes, at least handling wise, it was like I was a relative beginner again. So learning the ins and outs of your particular model and its handling is also important, and with time, an inevitability.
  10. 3 points
    There are plateaus on the learning curve. There will be times when you feef that you are not i proving and then, all of a sudden, your skills jump ahead. So this may be normal. At the same time, we learn by trying new things. Always push yourself to try something new once you are comfortable riding the way you are. And just practice - the best excercise to learn to ride is to ride.
  11. 2 points
    Today there were good conditions to do the incline test. The ambient temp - 24C, no sun Distance - appr. 800 m rough paved stones street Elevation - start point 714 m, end point 824 m Weight - appr. 75 kg (incl. backpack) + 17 kg the KS16 Start temp on control board 30C, end temp 51C, the fan turned on I could hardly speed up more than 8 km/h due to the cobbles and bumps on the street which I believe made the work of the wheel harder. The application showed around 15A during climbing. After that, I went down and took the parallel even steeper but shorter street. The temp raised to 54C. Then I continued up and down another 10 km browsing this mountain village and the temp was in the range 40-49C. On other similar inclined but asphalted street I managed 15-17 km/h speed and the amps were in the range 15-20 A. No overheating issues to report.
  12. 2 points
    For a few months I wanted to buy myself a mountain bike helmet, and I just bought a Bell helmet, since several of my wheeler friends had one and I liked its lightness. They come with a GoPro bracket on top, so I decided to design a mount to hold 2 bike lamps, one facing the front and the other the back, in order to be seen when riding at night. It clips on the GoPro bracket, no screw needed, and leaves the microUsb charging port accessible: Here are the lights: http://www.decathlon.fr/set-vioo-clip-300-noir-id_8346518.html Each offer several modes: still or blinking, and 2 colors : white and red. And the file to 3D-print the clipsable mount available here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1595829 Bare helmet: Equipped helmet: Mount with two lamps: Detail:
  13. 2 points
    Sounds like many of the voices speaking so positively of the new firmware are not really that convinced or are trying to convince themselves of the opposite. What is wrong about pushing the bot to the limit, learning tricks, etc, are you serious about "do not do anything the instructions recommend you not to do"? I have fun pushing the limit even if that means having accidents, that is what a new technology is all about. Experimenting, losing the fear. Others perhaps only use their bots in more conservative ways, go from one place to another without surprises or hassles. Thats ok too. I would have never learned to control my ninebot the way I do without this pushing the limit behaviour. What is wrong about prefering a firmware that allows a more aggressive behaviour? If you dont like it, just dont push it, I prefer having that option and not a "tamed down" firmware that only seems to try to avoid Ninebot from being sued and for scared riders. Sure it will heat up sooner (just let it rest some more) and maybe the pedals might give us a big scare or even crash, in my opinion, that is what it is all about.
  14. 2 points
    Practice is definitely the key. I've been riding for more than a year now, and things that used to be hard are much easier. Several times I've had to make sudden evasive maneuvers and afterwards I'm amazed that I was able to do it. Examples: I was almost doored by a woman in a parked car while in a bike lane, managed to slow down quickly and then dodge the door. I was riding on a nature trail and came across a long snake spread across the trail, dodged that one too. Still, I manage to fall. Last week I was crossing a street and a car had pulled up too far into the crosswalk. I had to squeeze between the car and the curb and in the process scraped the pedal on the curb. In trying to keep the EUC from hitting the car I ended up falling, didn't get hurt or scraped but probably looked dumb.
  15. 2 points
    In addition to what has already been mentioned above, one reason that might make you feel like you're not improving is that after the initial hurdles are behind you, the "progress" becomes slower, but nevertheless is (likely) there. Over time and repetition, you get better at things, although you might just not realize it, you should start comparing your progress in longer time intervals, like how good you were at mounting a month or several ago vs. yesterday or last week. I didn't have any real "training regime", after the first weeks or months I mostly I just rode around for plain fun. But in the "early days", I did purposefully train basics, like curb hopping, mounting/dismounting, power braking etc. I can't put my finger when it exactly happened, but last summer at "some point" I just noticed that I could mount with 100% success rate always, I didn't have to "concentrate" on riding, it became more reflexive/instinctive (including emergency power braking whenever necessary), "second nature", I could ride through crowds at sub-walking pace crawl without needing to put my foot down etc. I can't even tell for sure how I do things, I "just do it" I did spend some time trying to learn to ride backwards, but didn't really learn to do it for however long I wanted to, more like few meters at a time, then I had to either stop or start moving forwards again not to loose my balance as the wheel started to veer to either side. Maybe this summer... Also, techniques that work for one person might not work for another. On flat roads, I ride pretty stiff-legged (ie. knees not bent) and control the acceleration and deceleration (braking) pretty much solely by leaning with my whole body, whereas some people tell you to ride with your knees bent all the time (which for me would probably kill my legs on 20+km trips ). As I rode with the stiff "sport-mode" of the Firewheel, I believe (especially at slow/crawl speeds) I also used my ankles a lot for more "fine-tuned" control of acceleration and deceleration, but never really paid that much attention to it. On off-road, I ride more bent-legged, as it's (for me) necessary to keep control in bumpy terrain with high pressure tire. Never learned the "skate-kick" mounting/starting, but I can mount with 100% success rate with the "standstill" mount (ie. one foot on pedal, rise the other foot to other pedal and get going by leaning forwards AFTER your feet are already on the pedals). For other people it's the other way around (and some probably use both techniques). But I believe that simply repetition and riding is the key, it certainly doesn't hurt to try what works for other people, but don't feel bad if a certain way of doing something doesn't work out for you, or if you feel you're progressing slower than some other rider.
  16. 2 points
    Just continue riding. You will eventually develop muscle memory and riding would be as normal as driving a car. Experience is the best teacher.
  17. 1 point
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  18. 1 point
    I've currently got an IPS I130 ($300). It handles well with a 14" wheel, seems to have a strong motor, weighs 10kg, and has a range between 5km and 10km. It's a bare-bones model with few safety features. Now I'm looking for a higher end EUC specialized for cruising longer distances for my second buy. I'd like the new wheel to satisfy as many of these requirements as possible. Wheel Dia 16" Range >20km Max Speed 25 - 35kph (edit) Price <$2000 USD Weight Any Trolley Handle Yes or add-on Lights for saftey Yes Saftey Sounds Configurable or quiet Bluetooth perferred Saftey features Good. Does not thrash about when out of control. Ride Comfortable. Large pedals. Thanks for your help & feedback. (edit) I'm looking for something a little faster than a Ninebot one E+ and with a more functional handle.
  19. 1 point
    Let us make a list of conditions likely leading to EUC accidents and how we should handle them. Let me start by the following: 1. Bumps and potholes, especially those rocks under leaf shade or in the dark where their visibility is low. Prevention: Watch ahead and slow down before going over them with knees bending. Use larger wheel size. Use lights mounted low such as on the EUC instead high in helmet, which give you a better and consistent indication of bumps and holes ahead. Maybe a more powerful EUC can handle it better? 2. Sudden change of direction of an object ( a pedestrian, especially a child, a bike) that cuts into your way. Prevention: Slow down to no more than twice the speed of the pedestrian, slower if it is a child. Make noise before you pass them. Remember that EUC cannot brake as hard as a bike. 3. Zombies, a pedestrian walking while playing a cellphone. Prevention: same as for 2. 4. Sudden stop of an object in front of you. Prevention: Keep distance. Concentration with knee bending when you are close. 5. Open-door-kill. The idiot in a parked car suddenly opens the door when you are passing. Prevention: drive on sidewalk or keep a good distance from parked cars. 6. Going into a incline or railway track in a direction < 45 degrees from it, especially when the road is wet. Please add more, everyone.
  20. 1 point
    I tested the speed, range along mountain road in S. Korea. What I found is the range is highly dependent on amount of hills, rider's weight, speed of wind, especially the speed of the wheel and acceleration My weight: 67 kg Model used: Gotway MCM4 HS 680WH, 2016 version I hope you to know that in each ride I tried my best effort to maintain the speed in narrow range (1) 1st picture: range traveled: 18.7 km duration: 1hour 11 min the number of hill: lots of hills ( more than 200 hills) battery consumed: 40% the speed range when I saw on iPhone app: 28km/h - 33 km/h acceleration: hard ( I tried to catch up cycles, cars. all cycles were gotten past.) wind: strong headwind ( up to being able to keep my eyes opening) calculated range: 46.8 km = 29.08 miles (2) 2nd picture range traveled: 16.6 km duration: 1hour 31 min the number of hill: lots of hills ( more than 200 hills) battery consumed: 30% the speed range when I saw on iPhone app: 33km/h - 38 km/h acceleration: hard ( I tried to catch up cycles, cars. all cycles were gotten past.) wind: strong headwind (weaker than above) calculated range: 55.3 km = 34.4 miles (3) 3rd picture range traveled: 21.7 km duration: 1hour 49 min the number of hill: some of hills ( about small 20 hills and large 10 hills) battery consumed: 30% the speed range when I saw on iPhone app: 20km/h - 25 km/h acceleration: moderate wind: no headwind calculated range: 72.4 km = 45.0 miles Because I could not record all ranges by the cycling app I have traveled, I can not say the above is precise. However, based on several measurement of distance (calculated on gps map) when I almost used up the battery ( until 20% left ), I can tell that the above calculation is roughly correct. How about the ranges of your MCM4 or KC16, KC14? PS. I heard 3rd warning alarm around 35-38km/h (21.8-23.6mph) from my MCM HS when the battery is between 80-100% Is it normal?
  21. 1 point
    Once I knew how to ride, I started making short trips around the neighbourhood (5-10km). In total I made 150km so far. In the beginning, each time I got better and more secure. But now I feel that my skills don't improve any further. I get anywhere I want to go, but still don't feel 100% secure. It is worse when people are staring at me, then suddenly I am almost unable to mount the wheel and need to lean on a wall etc. Do you eventually improve just by riding distances? Or would you recommend special exercises?
  22. 1 point
    KS14c climbing a 32° skate ramp in slow motion.. (the rider is my son ~45kg)
  23. 1 point
    "GIFT" about S2 external internal pictures and lab test (from fcc https://fccid.io/2AF2B-NBS1 ) you can find manuel to download in the website of fcc cordialy
  24. 1 point
    Just on the side note: do not take the lights on any EUC too seriously, Most of them are DRL at most... If you need more light for evening/night driving, you will almost certainly need something more powerfull. Oh, Solowheel Extreme is worth mentioning.... but in standard config it's crippled to 16 km/h though...
  25. 1 point
    My weirdest encounter this far was probably a muslim woman with her kids (I'd say they are part of the recent refugee crisis). She shielded her kids in a hurry when I wheeled closer and past them. Maybe to shield her kids from evil western influences, dunno. Some said; "That must be impossible hard to drive". Some just look with gaping mouth and manage to say only "what..." Kids are the best: "MOM, MOM! DAD DAD! Look at that! that's so coooooooool!!" Most encounters with are just wide smiles. I'm still wodering if the smiles are like "you're crazy" or something more positive, but it's nice to see smiling passerbys anyway
  26. 1 point
    @electric_vehicle_lover I definitely don't want a DIY build. @Cloud The main qualities I want are 1) Range - 2) Safety - 3) Comfort/ride quality - 4) Functional accessories @Vik's I'm not too interested in the Ninebot one E+ because it's lights don't seem very functional, and because I'd like more speed. It's still a contender though, due to it being a good value for how much it costs.
  27. 1 point
    The Airwheel unicycls Q series has 2 tires but 1 motor, I think it has 450W motor. I tried gravel in the beginning, it was too hard for me then, I will take your point seriously and try again together with low tire pressure. I can ride without the handlebar, no problems, the wide tire makes it easy anyway but I like the handlebar, there are many advantages. for example- if the battery is low then on uphills I can push it against itself and gain charge + doing some workout ! ( on downhill it is charged by gravity and it is all uphill downhill here) also- it never crashes, no matter what situation I am in, even in over leaning it stays with me.
  28. 1 point
    Out of your requirements there are quite a few models to choose from... I could recommend Ninebot One E+ (but I'am biased). Checks all the boxes in your list. Kingsongs seems to be a popular choice but other members have to say something about it since I've never tried one. Inmotion V5+ and Gotway MCM4 could be great alternatives, but they are 14"...
  29. 1 point
    This is the first time I've heard of Pinwheel unicycles. Based on the website, they look nice, but I wish they had stronger motors and bigger batteries. Looks like they don't have any USA distribution. 1.75 sounds too narrow for me. I agree 2.2151 is much better if you plan to ride on surfaces other than perfect pavement. My IPS121 has a 16 x 2.125 tire. I think it is a good choice for mixed riding on smooth roads, gravel, and short distances on unimproved surfaces. I never use my EUC for truly off-road riding, but if I did, I would like to have a wider tire.
  30. 1 point
    After riding it you can forget any family planing It's way to big at that height. Can we see a moving you're riding it?
  31. 1 point
    Update - just saw this promo for a Ninebot Elite add-on to turn it into a wheelchair: According to the folks from SpeedyFeet UK, it's readily available and approved as a medical device all across Europe. The solution clearly leaves room for improvement, but congratulation for a good start. One every day challenge has notably been left out with the video: curb stones. I'd assume, going up curb stones higher than about 2 inches/5cm requires some athletic bravery.
  32. 1 point
    I totally agree the opinion with WakefulTraveller about top speed in heavily affecting range of the wheel. The most strange thing I noticed is that the speed on iPhone app is bloated a lot. When it is indicating 25km/h(15.5mph), I feel like 20km/h(12.4mph). Even when I reached almost the limit– I couldn't test more than this being afraid of unexpected, precarious cut-off – which is 36-38km/h(22.3-23.6mph), it felt like going at 31-32km/h(19.5-19.9mph).
  33. 1 point
    I have read that going back and forth is a no no because it overworks the system. Like it was not designed to do this back and forth for long. If you are having a problem with shutdown from idling like that, just don't do it anymore. Step down with one leg is probably better, let the batteries rest a little. You will get a little longer range and less heat in the electronics. @Gil that is interesting info about SpeedyFeet website. It looks like anyone who has a problem with the firmware can leave feedback and so far no one has.
  34. 1 point
    Interesting information on 1.4.0 HERE (speedyfeet.uk). Although the changes are supposed to concern only C and P, I noticed changes on my E+. The riding seems softer (more amplitude in pedal angles) and turning at low speed is easier. I changed my riding mode from 4 to 3 and it is perfect. A check with 9BMetrics shows that there is no noticeable difference in max current, power, etc. especially when braking strongly.
  35. 1 point
    Too bad. I find it to be very useful on my ks14. Ive installed a usb light on the wheel, its on while plugged in, so i dont need to buy separate batteries for it. I also charge my phone and ipad from the usb port. Very useful feature, the wheel is like my mobile office with the usb port
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    What's the min/max psi? And do you have a dedicated front and back or you just ride which ever way you first step foot on the ks?
  38. 1 point
    Wow, reading this from all of you, I need to ride more! I'm ver comfortable with my commute. I agree indoor, close quarters, and obstacle training helps with precise maneuver skills. The only thing I am actively training is backwards, it is slow but I can back up further thanfurther than I could before. Recently I crashed and my skills decreased, but it's coming back as I regain my confidence.
  39. 1 point
    I know this shop in Nantes (west of France) who rents wheels : http://www.wheelers-store.com/produit/location/ And at a very good price !
  40. 1 point
    Same here, 1.18 with the 840wh premium cells model. Very stable even during high speed rides with a low battery. And the app odometer keeps counting (no resets). I recommend the update.
  41. 1 point
    I can agree with all of the above. I know i am pretty comfortable on my wheel, but I still can learn a lot too. I know I learn by challenging myself a bit on occasion, by doing stuff beyond comfort zone. Examples: doing extra sharp turns, feel the wheel through ditches, duck extra deep to avoid those branches, try what happens in the loose gravel. Also, I like to make it perfect, even I can do it very good altready. Coming to a full stop exactly where you want and put your foot down a second (or two or three) later. Go through that byciclepath turn and stay exactly the same distance from the side all the way through. Try the perfect coast (keeping your exact same speed). When successfull, it makes me feel good. I still cannot ride backwards, and I don't practice jumps. It is not really a requirement is it? I never could on my normal bike either But maybe some day though ...
  42. 1 point
    Yes you improve by riding distances, especially if not always on the same itinerary, and not always the same ground. I rode more than 3000km and I think I keep improving, although I make no effort at training. But it is probably slower than if you train in order to improve ! There are tons of videos with exercices or people showing off stuff that you could try to reproduce Training is a good idea, because while it does not eliminate danger, having good control skills can only help in awkward situations.
  43. 1 point
    @ThomasK, the 1.18 firmware version seems to me to be a stable release. I ride the KS16 daily and use the 1.18 version for more than 3 weeks now - no issues.
  44. 1 point
    Have you thought about using the 3d printer to make a mold and lay carbon fiber over it? CF is pretty easy to use for small one of projects.
  45. 1 point
    If this is still an option, please make it non- glossy and have easy access to the air valve. Thanks!
  46. 1 point
    Wheel rides in East of France (Besançon)
  47. 1 point
    Yeah, if it's like the older Gotways & King Songs, reading the data is fairly straight forward, as it they just keep repeating the values in same order at a steady rate. Difficult, yes, impossible, no. Starting with a ready-made and known-to-work -board also helps, because then there's no need to second-guess whether the faults are in the circuitry or the software And scrounging up some volunteer test pilots... Or getting some serious body armor
  48. 1 point
    Yes this EYU 8 inch is extremely difficult to use. However my daughters' learned on the Gotway 10 inch (mten) and I believe it's easier to learn on the mten than a 14 inch or higher.
  49. 1 point
    It's a bit of a confusing situation in terms of comparing the specs between the two. ACM motor is 1500w and the new Msuper will be 1200w. This came directly from Gotway reps. By those numbers alone one could assume that a larger diameter wheel and weaker motor would mean noticeably worse performance than the ACM. But maybe there is more to those numbers that affect performance. I don't know. It seems odd though.
  50. 1 point
    ESAJ, I read a few years back that Japan graduated 20X more engineers per capita than the U.S. The U.S on the other hand graduated 20X more lawyers per capita than Japan. Mike