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  1. 5 points
    Someone tell @Marty Backe no naked backwards riding in Canada due to poker hazards,albeit small.
  2. 4 points
    Catastrophe averted! The seller sent a replacement, and it just arrived. Best of all, it's working perfectly! Now to find a less cumbersome way around inmotions geoblocking.
  3. 4 points
  4. 4 points
    What manner of sorcery is this, the blocking Ignored user list? Wh why do I get this sudden odd feeling that I'm on a few people's naughty list already? Those people are missing out on 2273 awesome and interesting posts let me tell ya!! Don't hate the blockee, hate the cold weather and resultant shrinkage!
  5. 3 points
    Update: This "incentive program" has ended. As an incentive to "get the ball rolling" on our new Discord channel I will find a random time in the next 24 hours to credit everyone who is online at that moment (easier to idle on desktop of course) in the Discord euc channel (you don't even have to talk) with 10 forum reputation points. Update: I will credit those who have chat more than 5 lines of non-spam meaningful conversation at any point in the 24 hour period as well. In order to receive the reward you must have a username or nickname that matches your forum name. To change your nickname (if it's different from your Discord account name) while in our Discord euc channel type /nick [your-forum-name]. Please note that nicknames are channel-specific and it doesn't affect your name in any other channels you might be on. This reward thing will repeat every day for several days or until "the ball is rolling" (whichever first) and this will stop. Please note that only forum members that already have at least 10 existing reputation points can be rewarded. If you're under 10 points, then points might be given by discretion. Click this link to get started: https://discord.gg/GJTHZ3r What the heck is Discord?
  6. 3 points
    Hi. This is my third euc and my first quick review. After a couple of mounts and 669,9 km. think I can show how is riding this euc and gonna try in English, not my native language, pls forgive my bad grammar. The incorrect information from inmotionIberia of max speed and range where it says 40 km/h and 40km but may say 25 km/h and 30km piss me off. But the price was ok for me (700€) I don't want the refound offered and decided to keep it. The advantage of that euc are many, good looking design, useful handle and lift swich. Bright front light, back light blinks when brake. Very comfortable due his curved shapes and hi padded sides. Hi pedals position are damn good for off road. Impressive torque, good autonomy and content weight. Need to improve the pedals and trolley quality, those get loose or comes with it from fabric (trolley). The inmotion app is full of busg. The battery position on top rise the gravity center and makes really hard for boomerang or coin flip tricks. The body shell are quite slim, that not help to keep it straight in hi speed pushing with the legs. They haven't grip at all to pull it up in jumps, foots slide unless you put the extra pads who inmotion gives in for ankles protection. I think is really good for cross due his hi pass pedals and big torque. Not to heavy to do tricks, and enough hard to not break if you don't do it well (unless the trolley bar and the pedals). Sorry but I can't compare it against other in his league, I only have other cheap "oneWheel" Who can't be compared. I want to make an extensive review with my top range, hi slope climb, max turning inclination, better pedal angle and more. Please, make your questions and comments, would be nice gather a great data base for all euc together
  7. 3 points
    picture please. scraping the varnish should not be an issue. I have seen people re-wind the stators but I do not know how difficult it would be to just re-wind the damaged coil. it is defenitely repairable but you have to whatch some videos. I saw some of these ladies winding stators for e-byke motors by hand and not even looking down. It looked simple but I am sure it requires practice.
  8. 3 points
    Well not so good news. Before epoxying in the new hall sensors I examined the small sensor openings and the surrounding coil wires as they are in direct proximity. Sure enough I cut two of the copper windings as I was either prying out the old sensors or cleaning out the old epoxy. I could not tell this was an issue until today as I examined the area closely using a magnifying glass. I suppose the 2 copper wires could be repaired but being a strong believer in fate I contacted Ian and he is getting me a price for a new motor. Although disappointed I just tell myself that this not some incurable disease. Just a little ripple.
  9. 3 points
    Wee J taking his new wheel for a spin.
  10. 3 points
    Sorry for the late reply! Yes it is but progress is much slower than I would like. Finding the time has become a real issue due to all of the spring yard work, repairing an old jeep transmission, painting, repairing broken sprinkler lines and a honey do list that is never ending. I need to start getting into work earlier before seeing patients and get this wrapped up. And now after seeing @Scully's beautiful orange and green wheels I am thinking of painting the ACM as well.
  11. 2 points
    Man what an unpleasant end of a day. Mom was just yelling at the Dad over their child! I need a drink! Those ladies hands are so trained from years of winding stators! I know a lot of ladies that don't look down performing......... The first words that came out of my mouth were: "That fu...in Hunka!" Removing the lacquer is easy but locating the 4th wire that broke is not. It is hidden in the mass. I may be able to fish around on the opposite side of the stator. This stinks! I presented that question today to a guy that repairs electric motors. If the copper windings to any of the coils become compromised the processor will not receive the proper electrical signals (or something like that). He will take a look at it and if he cannot perform the repair he know a specialty shop that can. The issue is the cost! If I can pick up a new motor for $200 it might be worth it. If I received a new motor I would still add the new larger cables. That would be easy now. Scared....maybe a tinsey bit....OF MY WIFE!
  12. 2 points
    Roo, have you even gotten an EUC yet?
  13. 2 points
    An EUC should be allowed to do at least 25kph imho, otherwise you become a traffic obstacle in urban environments, like those cyclist going 10kph on a sight seeing tour. Also there can't be any hard motor cut out at any speed. A good example even a politican could grab would be a bike going down hill - once it hits a certain speed you put a little stick between the front wheel spokes - now what will happen then? ;9 Instead the pedals should vibrate or tilt a little to inform the rider to slow down with an optional voice notification. I would applaud legislation concerning the EUC lights though. While the front light on the V5F was okayish , the red backlight is too weak. On the KS16-B front and backlight lights are a sad joke. After dawn you cant even see a wind broken branch on the unlit pavement until it is about 1.5 meter away. Also every EUC should have a weight sensor or other means to determine that no rider is standing on it. If a rider jumps off for whatever reason the EUC should not be able to go into oncoming traffic but come to a halt very very quick. If you need more than 1.5 seconds air time on your EUC join the circus Also the riders weight should be measured to calculate the individual window of safe use. A 50/70/90 kg person each should trigger a different firmware mode setup, always depending on the motor power available. Say a 90kg guy wants to have fun with a 350W motor, here you go at 12kph max. An EUC sold for grown ups in Europe has to have minimum pedal sizes (shoe size 11/12), or set of switchable pedals for kids and adults. If a company doesn't comply their product range can no longer be insured in Europe, which means you are no longer allowed to drive around on anything other than private property. I think any car company could come up with better wheels then what we have now, however they have no interest in this market! worse they lobby against us in Europe. In town I always giggle when I see teh walking dead climbing out of their Porsche Cayenne to buy their buns. *oh I got carried away* cya
  14. 2 points
    I had a wood pellet get stuck between shell and tire on my Gotway MCM2s once. It completely locked up the wheel and face planted me. This was a real surprise, but no real damage done. I have gone over the same pellets path (made for jogging etc) with the V8 afterwards quite a few times without problems. As you can see I am trying hard. It's probably much harder to collect a large enough rock into the shell, because a rock weighs much more than a wooden pellet.
  15. 2 points
    More lightpainting with my EUC - light trail left from riding a quarterpipe.
  16. 2 points
    Riding in strong and/or gusty wind can be challenging but also great fun! I'll often take a circular ride around my local park when it's windy and practice riding downwind, into a headwind and dealing with different cross winds - all of which require different techniques. One of my offices is literally right under the Shard (London's tallest building) and you get very strong gusts along the street - that can be really challenging sometimes. From a trick perspective, spinning on the wheel in the wind can be awesome as if you position your body right you can spin really really fast in a strong wind (like a mobile) - i'll do a video of one at some point.
  17. 2 points
    I have this problem as well. I suspect without confirmation that when the Inmotion application says 100% there is still considerably more room in the battery. I rarely charge past 85% so I'm not positive (hehe) what I said is true...
  18. 2 points
    Just whats @Hunka Hunka Burning Love needs with a 9b1 battery!
  19. 2 points
    I'm into about 10 days since I bought my first wheel and basically I noticed the similar wobbling issue in my first few days due to: foot cramp, weak stabilizer muscles, fatigue etc. it's much better now because the muscles have become stronger and the brain has figured out the correct and most optimum muscle coordination. I would recommend taking it easy and take your practice with lots of breaks in between! I know I needed the breaks from all the weird foot cramps.
  20. 2 points
  21. 2 points
    Totally norwegian and it is disgusting
  22. 2 points
    You might need to register an email and password first. I think that's what I did on my iPhone.
  23. 2 points
    I actually decided to buy the V8. Main reasons were that this machine is pretty reliable (strong enough engine for my weight), has the speed that I wanted (30kph), was still portable enough to take on the train. I find cruising that at 30kph in the Netherlands I can still oversee the traffic situations and am in control of the wheel. I actually decided against buying a starter wheel and go straight for the keeper wheel because even if you sell it later on you´re bound to take some losses in money, and if you are careful when learning (protect your machine) you don't get irrevocable damage. Most of my scratches came after I was proficient at driving and actually started pushing the machine. If you care about replacing parts I find that the v8 is really nice, Fineone on aliexpress actually send me a replacement trolley system which arrived within a week, since I was ordering anyways I decided to buy some new side cover plates in case I want to "reset" the wheel to good as new condition. Anyways I'm really content with this wheel as it got me started and I don't feel the need to upgrade yet. Although next week I'll be trying out some different wheels, hope that doesn't change my mind
  24. 2 points
    Hi, the main difference between player and e.g. learning mode is the acceleration and braking behaviour. Which means playing mode is the one with the best responsibility. If you lean hard forward you also will accelerate much faster than in cycle or learning mode. Try them out if you really feel comfortable on your wheel. In my opinion i prefer the player mode, maybe it is also the "safer" mode because braking responsibility seems to be better... But it's your choice.
  25. 2 points
    When climbing hill of 20 degree on my Msuper 3 67v, just lean forward to press the pedal is not enough, one has to squeeze the Msuper on the pads using lower leg and bend it forward to produce more demand of torque. I have not been able to over lean the Msuper 3 in this way yet ( at low hill climbing speed). My calculation shows that the pedal length of the MSuper 3 is just driving up a 18 degree incline with reasonable margin for your shoes to press. At speed 0, one can put about 44kg of force on the front -1cm of the pedal. At half of cutoff speed, one can put 22kg of downward force.
  26. 2 points
    My bad... your location stated Canada. Visitor to Canada? Anyways, my statement was purely in response to yours stating that Slaughterhammer doesn't quite understand how these things work. On the contrary it appears that he is quite knowledgeable as far as I can tell from his postings. Certainly there is that possibility that he hasn't a clue and is just making impulsive statements that seem to conflict with other people's opinions on the subject. I will let him defend and explain his statements as they are not necessarily the same as mine. I find that people seem to faceplant at any speed regardless of speed limitations. In addition, one of my main reasons of frequenting this board is to poke fun at people. I poke. It's fun. That is what I do. If you have a tender spot, expect me to be the first to poke it. Now if you're a sexy, non-Canadian female well just be warned. Ima poker.
  27. 2 points
    That pack is labelled 132Wh: if there's another one on the other side, that brings the total up to a paltry 264Wh (32 cells)! Come on GW this isn't 2014: 48-64 should be the absolute minimum we'd expect from you. Large packs are one of the main reasons why you have such large fan-base, including this belated member to the club Whatever manufacturer makes a decent 800W, 30kph, >500Wh, sub-12kg class Wheel is going to do very well over the summer sales season. V5F/+ deserves a power/speed uprate; 14D is good, but battery not large enough, attention to detail could be better (like self standing properties) & KS need to do better on the truly terrible App; MCM4 meets performance requirements, but not exactly a beauty & lack of retractable handle is a non-starter for many buyers.
  28. 2 points
    MichealSF, I learned on a $225 'cheapo' wheel off ebay. Tiltback starts at 6.1mph, beeps at 9mph, range 7mi (160# rider). Far as I'm concerned it was a great learning machine. I have better wheels now, but I still got out the cheapo when I started learning backwards. And it's perfect for letting kids (and other adults) learn to ride (slow enough it can't much hurt them, inexpensive enough it's OK for the kids to beat it up).
  29. 2 points
    Mayor of them are hits on rocks, the down side takes a lot. Some of front are from the mini bmx track. You can get a idea from my videos The worst crash I had was with one cheap OnlyWeel who I throw it accidentally down hill against rocks and trees when he decided to shutdown due overspeed. I think the vf5 don't survive something like that without many serious damges. Lights, handles, chasis border and others probably break if hits a rock over 15km/h
  30. 1 point
    why nobody pays attention on new mсm4. judging by a photo, it will have a sliding handle, new pedals and light sideways
  31. 1 point
    That copper wiring is usually wrapped pretty tightly around the stator teeth so there shouldn't be any loose wires like that. With a break in the wiring, it effectively cuts the circuit to the stator stack so the motor will not work properly. I'm thinking with some careful examination first, one might be able to scrape off the lacquer insulation coating, place maybe some aluminum foil underneath, and solder the wires back together. A small piece of copper for a bridge could be used if needed to solder on to help span any gaps. Sliding some teflon tape under the wire and then applying non-conductive epoxy or other (RED GLYPTOL) insulating laquer could then be done and allowed to dry making sure the underside is coated. The aluminum and teflon could then be removed. Or so I theorize in my mind that it could be done that way... You might want to Google some electric motor repair threads for more info. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?240993-(Re)winding-and-building-motors-tips-tricks-checks-tests If you have an old electric motor or some of the copper windings, I would practice first on a piece which you cut in two to see how it is to join the ends back together.
  32. 1 point
    Hand wired motors? That reminds me of a video where they were making cigarettes by hand, very fast but not as fast as a machine. The cigarettes were made in some other country, I think.
  33. 1 point
    Are you speaking about me.... gotcha !! 98Kg. .. .. lol....
  34. 1 point
    Man, I don't doubt your skill, but please consider wearing at least a helmet and wrist guards when riding on those rocks.
  35. 1 point
    Same with my V5F+. The app shows 100% while the indicator on the wheel still blinks and charger has red light. It takes additional 1.5 hours to get green light on the charger but then the indicator on the wheel also stops blinking. I always thought that the app was showing incorrect charge level because of my "+" version with larger battery, but it seems not to be the case.
  36. 1 point
    My last reply got lost, so take 2. This version is connecting for me, but I've only tried the play store version to compare (and it just wasn't asking for a password, so it couldn't connect). As for data, well what you get depends on how you connect. The ideal way would be connecting WheelLog directly to the wheel, but while it does that fine, it gets no data. The workaround way seems to be first connecting with inmotions official app (Disable wifi and cell data if you're being geoblocked), then open WheelLog and connect as normal. All the data should appear and update just fine. I only had a few minutes to test different methods, so I'll have to poke around more later. Having a workaround is nice, but it'd be great to get it working without relying on inmotions app, especially with the whole geblocking fun. edit - After a bit more poking around I noticed WheelLog wasn't getting accurate info, or really much info at all. I haven't had a chance to retest this to see what may have caused it but on a ~3 km ride it reported my speed as about 73 kph, which is just a bit off. Most of the info on the second panel wasn't showing anything either. Fingers crossed the issues can be sorted cause I'm really getting fed up with inmotions geoblocking.
  37. 1 point
    I clocked many hours over the weekend, trying all three modes. You're all right, Player mode is the best one. The others feel squishy.
  38. 1 point
    Here's the latest response from Segway: As stated the known BMS issue will be corrected in a future firmware update. The engineers state it should be released shortly. I will notify you once the firmware update has been released. It's frustrating being repeatedly ignored and being given this canned response instead. I wish I could deal with another rep who actually knows how these things work. No matter how many times I tell him that the charger does not have upgradeable firmware and that the voltage will not change, he just responds with "a firmware update is coming soon". What's the point of having tech support staff who don't even have a basic understanding of electronics? Do these guys think firmware updates can fix flat tires too?
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    I owned a Hovertrax 2.0 which is probably the most advanced 6.5" hoverboard on the market. It was fun for an hour but it was a totally useless mode of transport.
  41. 1 point
    Now, that would be an incentive to learn Mandarin No, on a more serious note: mere spoken warnings would not be any better - especially with a synthetic voice that always speaks with the same accentuation. After all, there's a reason why we shout or even scream when stuff gets really dangerous. There is a lot more information in a human voice than just words. And a million different tones between a calm announcement and a panicked warning of imminent disaster. In the analog world we are warned by screaming tires and such. With superior digital technology, we got, eehh, BEEPS? Answering machine voice?? Oh, come on. Sorry @Dmitry71, I don't mean to hijack your thread about the new mcm4. I love GotWay wheels and with every new model I appreciate the customary performance improvement and lament about yet another missed opportunity to improve the human interface to the rider. As a performance leader, GotWay needs it the most.
  42. 1 point
    Everything else being equal, an EUC is better when it is safer or more reliable or more durable or robust or more comfortable to ride or use or easier to ride or simpler to use or lighter or having more range or allowing more relevant settings to be made by the user or consuming less energy I am pretty sure the list is not complete. One might think that a faster EUC is also invariably better, but I can immediately see at least two reasons why this may not be the case: it may become illegal it may be intrinsically less safe in particular if the app does not allow to set lower max speed limits So I'd consider a faster wheel different, but not invariably better. The 84V ACM may be better than the 67V ACM in these aspects, or possibly in any other aspect, but a higher voltage was not the necessary crucial means to achieve these improvements, or for any other possible improvement on the above list (while a change from, say, 6V to 60V probably is a crucial change to get better wheels in the above sense).
  43. 1 point
    I have a silly little technique that I use when riding into a head-wind. Realizing that my arms out to the side broadens my 'sail' of wind resistance, I will sometimes place my hands together in a 'praying' position but with the fingertips facing forward. It makes my body more aerodynamic. It seems that this would not provide much improvement, but instead I can actually feel that it does indeed.
  44. 1 point
    That's not a serious question, or is it? Right, that is exactly the point, higher voltage doesn't make the EUC better, it mainly introduces new challenges the manufacturer has to address additionally. Of course they don't want to make a bad product, but one has to focus on the right things to get a difficult job done, which is true for any difficult job. Voltage and power are slightly different things. But sure, they aim to do what sells and I can't argue with sales. It remains to be sad though as we don't have so many candidates that could come up with a decent EUC product.
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    Higher voltage allows the batteries to deliver energy faster (= higher power) since batteries are chemically limited in the current they can discharge. With a fixed ("Wh") capacity battery, if you are using more power (i.e., more "W" to go faster, climb higher, be awesome) then you will have less "h".
  47. 1 point
    Since I began modifying my Gotway ACM 1600 and posting updates in another thread I realized there is a great deal crossover information that applies to all EUCs. I am currently working on installing new hall sensors in the ACM but thought many EUC members may not be entirely familiar with these tiny little sensors and the huge role they play in the design of our wheels. Here is a short video I put together that demonstrates some of the basic principals of hall sensors. Edit: At 3:21 I become dyslexic(north is off)
  48. 1 point
    Oh Lawd! Now we're not supposed to chit-chat on a forum? Yikes, bro!
  49. 1 point
    Thanks for the advice Allen. I'll look into it
  50. 1 point
    The 14D would probably good enough for you, but I always like to get something a little more than what I think. That way, later I'm not apt to say "Gee, I wish I would of gotten something a little better". (But then again, that's me.) @Jason McNeil has his warehouse out here in Southern California, so if you order from him @ ewheels.com, it will be delivered very fast. (He's the one that I got my 3 EUC's from.) I don't know though if he has any instock though, so you'd have to ask him.) Allen