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  1. 14 points
    I'll be making a full post about this later today. Solowheel's/Shane's position is that he wants to block import of all other brands of Electric Unicycles into the US, he's even going after Segway/Ninebot through the courts at this very moment. For those with the knowledge about Shane's true involvement in the 'Invention' of the Electric Unicycle, this is a complete farce. No, I won't be selling any of the Glide series. I have a +$10,000 Inmotion parts inventory, this ought to be more than sufficient to deal with any after-service issues with the V8s we've sold; furthermore, we can continue to purchase parts from China. As you can imagine, I've tried to vigorously persuade Inmotion Management of the error of their ways, that this pricing policy will be self-defeating, but in their minds, the Solowheel joint venture is a fait accompli, not open to debate or revision. "No doubt there has been intense internal debate about the new pricing policy of the rebranded products, in my mind the negatives overwhelmingly supplant any marginal benefits of revenue from the higher prices. The arguments summoned against this dramatic increase include: Accusations of Price Gouging: Consumers who buy Electric Unicycles today are among the most educated & intelligent buyers in the US. They're going to know what the historical prices were, along with the comparable overseas prices in other markets & draw the conclusion the conclusion that they're being overcharged. Price Elasticity: this is the concept that if an Electric Unicycle is out of a person's budget, they will instead substitute the Electric Unicycle for another mode of personal transport that offers double, or triple, the capability per $. It doesn't look like there's been any serious analysis of this factor with the new pricing regime. Loss of credibility for the new brand: as a first action of the new company, this sends the wrong message to current loyal Inmotion Customers, that the new company is overpriced. Competition: even if Shane is successful at blocking King Song & Gotway at the wholesale level, he still has to face the facts that, 1) consumers can still purchase individually directly from China & there is nothing that can be done to stop this, 2) there are domestic US companies like Kiwano & Segway/Ninebot making similar products for a lot less money, 3) prices have to be in line for similar class of devices—this is the chief argument levelled against Solowheel within the Electric Unicycle community, that their products are overpriced! Dramatic Decrease in Sales: I predict the net effect of these factors, is that even with massively increased marketing dollars, many people will take an immediate dislike to the new company & the expensive rebranded but hardly improved products. Hope you're receptive to exploring the new pricing further."
  2. 13 points
    Almost one month ago my ACM burned up when attempting an aggressive hill with @Sven See the whole story here: Today I've ridden my trusty ACM again for the first time. It feels like a long time, buy nothing like @Rehab1's odyssey (although his was totally self inflicted ) I had to replace the control board (gratis from @Jason McNeil - you're the man!) and the motor (purchased from Ian at Speedyfeet for ~$250). Here is the final picture before I buttoned it up. Not the prettiest, and I wasn't sure about posting it, but why not show my dirty laundry . I opted to remove all of the motor connectors and solder everything. And instead of trying to insulate the wires (my motor from Speedyfeet had 14 gauge wiring ) I opted for isolation. I used a crap-load of zip ties to route the cables and keep them from touching anything. I feel pretty good about this solution. Even if the insulation melts they can't touch anything. And I extended the motor cables so that I could route the Hall Effect Sensor wires far from the motor wires. Yes, all the wires still get bundled up as they go through the axle. But in my experience and a few others, the melting all occurs in the vicinity of the connectors. My theory is that this is a point of higher resistance and therefore highest heat. So the cabling that goes through the axle is much cooler. We're waiting for some empirical data from @Rehab1 to perhaps shed some light on the differential heating between the axle area and the connector area. So I'm finally whole again. All four of my nice wheels are in working order
  3. 13 points
    The late afternoon of July 8th the Southern California riders hosted a Griffith Park ride for @The Fat Unicyclist(far right in the thumbnail below) as he was visiting from New Zealand. Even though he had gotten off his plane earlier in the afternoon he managed the ride just fine (I planned an easy route for him ). I think he really enjoyed the evening and I know we enjoyed his company (strange accent and all ). Be sure not to miss where he crashes my MSuper at ~6:30 into the video (sorry Kevin, I had to include at least one crash in the video, and you're it ). Also joining us were @who_the and @Kevin Grandon who drove all the way from San Francisco just to join the ride. Thanks guys! I still can't believe you made the drive And rounding out the group ride was @Stan Onymous, @jrkline, @Ando Melkonyan, @Sven, @noisycarlos, and @YoshiSkySun Thanks everyone for joining me on this beautiful day for a trip around Griffith Park. 10 riders is a record turnout for Southern California
  4. 12 points
    @Jason McNeil at EWheels.com is supplying an 84v Fast Charger, for free, with all the 84v Gotway wheels that he's selling. As of early July. That may change over time of course. When I bought my MSuper V3s+ from Jason this charger was included in the box, along with the Gotway supplied charger. Here's my overview:
  5. 11 points
    Hey all, new member here from BC Canada, been perusing these forums for a little while now and found them very insightful, just over a week ago I decided to take the plunge into the world of electric unicycles. I decided to go with the ninebot one C+ (only because I found one for 300 dollars cheaper than the E+ and I wasn't even sure if I would like it) but I must say it's been the most fun i've ever had! I have been taking it literally everywhere around the city, off roading and exploring places i've never been to before simply because it is so much fun.. Now that being said, I have already decided to upgrade and purchased the inmotion V8 after doing a lot of reading on it, I think it will be perfect for me.. constantly fighting the speed limiter on the C+ and I have drained the battery fully every day since getting it a week ago so would like something with a better battery. The reason I chose the V8 is because it is a good mid-range model with a battery good enough to get me anywhere I need to go and back in my city but the speed/engine is good enough so that I won't be fighting the limiter constantly, while at the same time not so ludicrous that I will be tempted to go 30 miles an hour and kill myself haha because I don't wear any protection and don't plan on it. Also some of the features that are lacking on the ninebot such as a handle to walk it, kill switch, and headlight will be much appreciated and I can't wait to not have to lug around 30 lbs in stores, crowded places etc. Also I would like to add for anyone else here in Victoria possibly looking at getting an electric unicycle that I have had no problems with the authorities whatsoever, had dozens of police pass me without a second look and this was without any lights or protection whatsoever.. so I don't think that will be any problem at all, which is what I was slightly worried about before deciding to get it. Anyways just wanted to say hey and thanks for all of the useful information that people have contributed on these forums and for helping to convince me to pull the trigger on this hobby (it's the only thing that will get me outdoors)
  6. 8 points
    Awesome video! So fun to watch! You are a terrific host!
  7. 7 points
    Have ridden literally hundreds of miles in rain and standing water on KS14-C, Inmotion V8, IPS Zero and MSuper V3S+. Zero operational issues with any of them, or falls/slips due to wet surfaces or puddles.
  8. 7 points
    Some off riding with my acm 1600wh, QC from 7th of march. No problems with the wheel at all, dit over 1500km since begin of april. Love the wheel, the performance, the power, the speed and the maneuverability. I think i can say that not all the gotway wheels have problems. And when the acm performs how it should perform it is a great wheel to ride.
  9. 6 points
    If anyone on here wants your stock old style ks14 or ks18 pedales enlarged please pm me for details. I have done a few already and all have been very successful with both fit and finish as well as longevity. Pedal length increased to 9". We can go longer if you weigh under 160lbs safely max weight of rider we have tested this on is over 245lbs and he rides pretty rough, had zero issues. $53 to have them done and that includes return shipping to your USA* address. (Does not includ initially shipping them to me in Washington)
  10. 6 points
    Actually those are stock side pads! With the special edition they came in that colour. I think Speedyfeet also sells them in black. They hide scuff marks well, not that I have any. I definitely need to sign up for the SoCalEUC club meet and test ride program! Meep it's not the size of your battery that matters, it's what you do with it! Jonathan Tolhurst would likely agree. Unfortunately for now this Ninebot battery isn't cutting it! I was considering getting a spare pack, but they are about $265 USD. It wouldn't help the 20 kph speed limit either. 20 kph is safe but a slow safe! I checked the distance to BestBuy, and it was only 8.5 km so I figured well perfect! I do 16 km all the time! Sadly I did not factor in that it was 8.5 km mostly downhill so the uphill might have killed me. I can do one way either way with no trouble. No round trips for me. The Ninebot is just so cool looking. When I try to pick a different wheel all I see are black, matte black, and black. The GT16 looks cool, but there's too much exposed wheel plus that sad rear fender is like a cheap after-thought. Maybe KS16S is calling my name...
  11. 6 points
    I was returning from a night ride (10 mile loop) to 'Lighthouse Point' (picture of Lighthouse from Fort Sewall below). On the long causeway an hour or so before midnight two 'girls' ran toward me from the beach while I used the motor lane. One of the two , with a deep gravely voice, said 'can I see your bike' ? I said 'hey' as I rolled past a few feet away. A few blocks farther a female passenger leaned out of a moving car window to shout 'I hope your going to...?.....(couldn't hear out of range). Returning late one night with a backpack full of groceries on the Swampscott (hometown of the state's governor) rail trail a couple of yard parties were in full swing. The larger of the two parties was fully lit while my LEDs did circular patterns on the Ninebot passing along on the trail a few feet away........a few laughs that seemed to be directed at my ride were heard above the parties background noise level. Other than high summer humidity fogging up my glasses in the swampy Wyman Woods part of the 'rail trail' the night ride excursion (visibility was about 5 feet for a stretch) was smooth goinh and punctuated every now and then with a multitude of small rabbits which tend to move left to right to left and again in front of me before deciding where to jump into the tall grass. They seem to use the flashlight beam to get a fix on their situational awareness before scurrying into the weeds. Today, a great day to ride weather wise, I rode from my apartment to the coast, along Lynn and Revere beaches (slighlty smelly at the land side of Lynn Nahant Beach at low tide with drying red tide in the sand in certain algae pooling areas ) before arriving at the subway stop to Boston. My Ninebot had 6.4 miles left but the ride all the way to Airport Station (Logan) was not interesting to think about in speed limited mode. Here at the Boston Public library, where I arrived at 1 pm my Ninebot recharges back to its 17 mile capacity. For 90 minutes of charging I get rejuvinated for another 10-17 miles of riding before becoming a pedestrian again with a 30 pound object to lug around. I think I'll ride back to the Revere Beach subway area, catch a bus (if the driver allows it) and go back to my apartment. Gotway ACM riders could make the round trip (almost?) of about 42 miles without using subway or bus. Yesterday ,while on an EUC ride, I stopped at a Dunkin Donuts downtown as a half dozen bikers (big heavy bikes) filled the lot. Literally no one paid any attention to it as I rolled into the lot and parked it (app lock in) next to a wall and went inside for some iced coffee . The roadster car with its roof down caught a lot of attention as it's engine roared to life.
  12. 6 points
    Finally a way to register where you live in the world and see who else lives near you. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1rj0BJqr1wpilPUmFC4blqlmAihI&hl=en_US&ll=17.085747915662058%2C26.13422055000001&z=2 First you need to sign in, then click "edit" Now add a marker to show your location on the map and include your EUC username from this forum and what type of EUC you ride Simples!!
  13. 6 points
    I found these pictures from China while reading the new app version 4 - (N fans group dated 'topic' 7-13 07:07) . Pictures and locations of the modified Ninebot riders first part of his ongoing journey have been posted every few days since May. Here are a few posts showing his evolving modified battery rig and a few destinations as far north as the Sino Russian border at Mohe, China. He begins in the Shanghai, China area. From Mohe he buys a transit ticket south to Qiqihar (picture shown below) and continues west to the state run Mengniu Dairy farm in Hohhot (Inner Mongolia). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mengniu_Dairy . A friend writes that they are waiting for him in Kunming #番茄环游记# 离来了中国最北极前往呼和浩特,途径齐齐哈尔换乘。 因为考虑到整体新疆还有西藏后半年的天气,不想在十月进去藏,所以必须要赶在七月底到达新疆,不然后面的路程没有时间完成,因为内蒙太大,需要至少两个月才能穿越。为了后面的行程,所以必须要中内蒙中部开始出发,不得选择火车来挤出一个月时间,望大家理解!? _____ Google translation__ # Tomato Tour # From the most Arctic to Hohhot, the way Qiqihar transfer. Because of the overall Xinjiang and Tibet in the second half of the weather, do not want to go in Tibet in October, it must catch the end of July to reach Xinjiang, or the distance behind the time is not complete, because Inner Mongolia is too large, need at least two months to cross The For the back of the trip, it must be starting in the middle of Inner Mongolia, not to choose a train to squeeze out a month, hope we understand! ?
  14. 5 points
    Well, I got the tools and opened up the other side, which took some doing as there was a layer of rubbery silicone glue that held it together. The first thing I found out was that the washers really where washers, not the seals integral to the bearing. On the other side there where no less than two of them. If there were two on the first side where there now are none, I still have shards from one whole washer in the wheel! The second thing I found out is that the hall sensors are in a configuration that got me scratching my head: Note that it seems the sensors are buried in the coils, which kind of makes sense, but makes a visual inspection rather difficult. If anyone sees something that looks wrong in the picture please holler. Tomorrow I'll go over the cables and solder points, to make sure nothing is detached. Note on the right how thin the washer is, I'm kind of curious why they're there, and why if present, they're not a bit beefier? I suppose they're meant as some kind of seal/buffer anyway, but it seems like a strange solution. I did find more debris, I haven't even tried to pry it out yet, will wait until I have the time and concentration to do it right. I also need a multimeter to check all cables to make sure there are no shorts or bad connections. I've marked what looks like shards with arrows. There's more in other places, I just found a place where they're obvious. I now realise that I've had two events with strange noises that I though was debris stuck in the wheel, but that might well have been debris stuck in the wheel. You have to laugh about it, the alternative is to bawl my eyes out. I've ridden this wheel like 600km, and here I stand not knowing if I can fix it or need a new motor and maybe a new controller... If there's nothing wrong with the hall sensors and cables, the only thing left is the controller. But if I clean this, test the connections and still have the vibrations, then how should I know? That's the downside of choosing Rockwheel instead of Gotway or Kingsong, there's no servicing available on this side of the planet. Shenzhen is seven time-zones away. Sorry to sound down, but I feel a bit deflated. I've contacted the guy selling the wheel to me, to try to trace who sold it originally to see what they say about it. But I can't say my hopes are very high. Well the only thing I can do is try. I bloody love the ride, so at least I'm motivated. Right now I've made it into the worlds heaviest pizza. It's in a bag meant for pizza, since my poor lovely woman found the odour of silicone, plastics, resin, grease and oil less than thrilling. The most frustrating part is that I don't get to ride it, until I'm done. The withdrawal symptoms are a bitch, I itch all over and it's just two days.
  15. 5 points
    Really looking forward to your explanations! And my sympathies for these assholes trying to ruin your livelyhood along with effectively ruining and undoing EUC progress, a big part of which is thanks to you -- Well, maybe we need to start review-bombing these new "Solowheels" wherever they appear. "Scam", "overpriced", "old technology" etc and pointing out the alternatives...
  16. 5 points
    I'll explain it all later today.
  17. 5 points
    Oh I would have loved to have been there! Nice group! To bad you live so far away!
  18. 5 points
    KS-16S made me rethink my protection, as the speeds available are insane. Since I need the protection to be easy to put on and off, I bought myself a second hand motorcycle jacket and pants for 40€, which should serve me well with a few modifications. The jacket was waterproof, so very hot in the summer. I cut off an inner layer of rubbery fabric, and now it's quite passable atleast in 20•C temperature. Hillbilly Wrist Guard Gloves are on the way, and I'm off to check a pair of used motorcycle boots for 50€. Here's the jacket:
  19. 5 points
    Great video @Marty Backe! Thanks for the ride, the loaner wheel, and the awesome keepsake video (I just need to work out how to download it now). And great to meet everyone else too - especially the SF contingent (who travelled nearly as long as me to get there - only I got to sleep on the way). No worries about including the "fall" - any fall that you walk away from is a good fall.
  20. 5 points
  21. 5 points
    Isn't the fan temperature controlled? I installed a fan together with a temperature switch which will turn on the fan at 50C and turn off at about 35C.
  22. 5 points
    I personall think this tiny 2x40mm fans do nothing at all for cooling! As they are working in a close environment and just shifting some hot air around! to generate some blast by pushing air they are just to small! If the monster is heating to fast, i would try to optimize it by giving the shell a hole to get some fresh air! When i modified my old KS18A, and put some fans on top of the closed board box, the fans itself are not even needed any more :-) Just that i gave the hot air an ability to escape, that holes alone pushed down the temperature about 10-15degree Celsius. the fans just top that up another 5-10degree!
  23. 5 points
    Looks like a couple of SMD-power resistors burned next to the ground-wire from the battery, might be for measuring the total current through the motor (the thick trace appears to come from behind the mosfets). If the board's otherwise OK, those should be pretty easy to replace. Not sure why they've burned though, it takes quite a lot of heat/current to destroy them like that, bad contact raising the resistance?
  24. 5 points
    <Quickly installs SpyMeSat, drives to undisclosed location, dowses car with gasoline, sets on fire, rides Ninebot home> No, no, that was Peyto Lake. Thanks for the fun fact though. Columbia Icefield Glacier Skywalk - manmade bridge that juts outs over the valley with glass floors. Was not able to throw rocks to get people out of my way.
  25. 5 points
    62.4 volts would indeed be around 76% charge. Is the wheel charging up to that level OK? I.e. Is the charge light going red at all? Has the wheel been discharged to a lower voltage and then charged back up to that level? If the answer to all of the above is "yes" that would suggest the charger is working OK. If the wheel has never been below 76% since this problem occurred and the charger is not going red at all then the problem is either with the charger or the connection between charger and battery. As @KingSong69 has said, you need to check the actual voltage on the battery to ascertain if this is just false info from the app. However these batteries are capable of discharging arc welder level currents so great care is needed as any short will likely have blobs of molten metal flying about. Contacting the seller would be the safer option.
  26. 4 points
    Outside looking in, I really don't think InMotion [proper] had a choice here. InMotion Technologies was backed by several rounds of investments funding, including the most recent and largest $17M Series B funding by Tiantu Capital in 2014. (similar to the XiaoMi backing of Ninebot/Segway) Investors want Return On Investment (ROI), i.e. to make money $$$. They are most likely not anywhere nearly as emotionally invested in the product (EUC) as the founders (InMotion) or the customers (us) are. So, in return for the backers' investment in InMotion Technologies, they were facing a very potentially expensive legal battle against Shane Chen / Inventist (who, by the way, is backed by the billionaire NBA Mavericks owner Mark Cuban) in the patent troll capital of the world, the good 'ol US of A. This really has the feeling that InMotion's backers are forcing InMotion to cut their losses on their EUC I.P. (collecting their peanuts from the Inventist partnership), and refocus their efforts to make back the investor's money in their e-kickboard scooters line (which they've been currently doing) in a market that does not seem to have a big fat patent troll the likes of a Shane Chen / Inventist.
  27. 4 points
    That hill is a lot steeper than it looks in the video - I was going as fast as the wheel would lift me up that part, but then misjudged a small rock. It felt like the wheel slowed fractionally trying to summon the necessary torque... But I didn't due to my lean, and stepped off. Had I been more familiar with the wheel and the track, it would have been different.
  28. 4 points
    I believe Inmotion are like Trump voters. They thought if they ally with the bad guy and endure his more wacky sides/pretend these do not exist, they get spared or even get some "trickle down". Instead, they (predictably) got scammed like everyone else, probably the worst. They effectively killed their US market. Who buys a 1500+ V8, even if they manage to ban other wheels (I have my doubts) that's a very hard sell as soon as people start researching. Good luck getting these on Amazon without 90% negative reviews, e.g. Also, who buys these crazy overpriced original Solowheels when even the overpriced V8 is a much better offering now? It's just stupid from every angle. Only explanation I have is that Chen is a vindictive baby and Inmotion thought they would get away with a deal with the devil.
  29. 4 points
    Once I hit a dip too when I rode my V3 at night at about 25kph. The impact was so severe that not only I got immediate flat tire(the tube was broken on impact two places), but the aluminum rim also deformed. I felled but not injured because I was wearing motorcycle suit.
  30. 4 points
    Good job! Especially from an electrical engineer. As an electrical contractor, All too often I've had run-ins with engineers who never actually have any field experience and yet they want to tell you how to do your job from a book perspective. A good engineer always does some field work.If you ever want some part time work,let me know.
  31. 4 points
    @abinder3 I wouldn't push it either. If they ban electric bikes it's not likely they'd allow EUCs. http://www.codepublishing.com/CA/HermosaBeach/#!/HermosaBeach12/HermosaBeach1220.html#12.20.220 12.20.220 Motorized bicycles and motor vehicles. No pedal-powered motorized bicycle, or motorized vehicle of any kind other than those used for the purpose of protecting life or property, shall be ridden, pedaled, walked, carried onto or otherwise enter any portion or the Strand walkway or beach at any time. A violation of this section shall be an infraction. (Prior code § 5-24)
  32. 4 points
    @Marty Backe One of the best solutions i've seen until today! Soldering instead of using a bullet connector and then keeping the wires "spread"?! Best choice in my opinion!!!
  33. 4 points
    As expected, Inventist / Solowheel = patent trolling RIP InMotion EUC
  34. 4 points
    I've ridden my IPS T260 in the rain several times without any problem owning to the compartments(for batteries and board) are well sealed and there is a metal case housing the board. I've also ridden my Msuper V2 in the rain several times without any problem owning to the compartments are well sealed and the compartments are high up ground. Although I've ridden my Msuper V3 in the rain once or twice(and with no problem), but I'm not quite happy with the water-proof ability because the mainboard is very low from the ground and there are gaps around the pedal hanger that easily let water goes in in case of wading. Edit: The power switch IMO is the most fragile thing for water to invade. Cover it with tape or plastic bag if have to ride in the rain.
  35. 4 points
    I use a cascadable 4-cell balancer when DIY my own external pack. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4S-4-2v-li-ion-balancer-board-li-ion-balncing-full-charge-battery-balance-board/32811548126.html Edit: in case an odd number(other than multiple of 4) of cells, a 3series version is available, and can be split into two single-cell circuit, and appended to 4-cell one making an 5-cell balancer as below. This is one of 4 of my 780Wh external pack:
  36. 4 points
    Rats... hit low power mode, now stuck at a bus stop waiting for a ride home. She does still go at limp speed... soooooOooooo slowly! I gotta do me a @smallexis battery stash mod... these hills are killing my range!
  37. 4 points
    filmed this a while ago when J first got his KS and took it for a ride round the skate park
  38. 4 points
    Like the 19th century auctions where the lowest bidder (for subsidies) got the orphan... I'll think I keep them, even though it will probably end up costing more...
  39. 3 points
    I know your pain! You should do what I did... Go to LA and check out your upgrade options. They have a great hosting programme there!
  40. 3 points
    I was only aware of the Sinclair computer. I never heard of this C5 vehicle. According to Wikipedia, Sinclair developed the C5 as an electrically powered tricycle with a polypropylene body and a chassis designed by Lotus Cars. It was intended to be the first in a series of increasingly ambitious electric vehicles, but in the event the planned development of the follow-up C10 and C15 electric cars never got further than the drawing board. Thousands of unsold C5s were purchased by investors and sold for hugely inflated prices – as much as £5,000, compared to the original retail value of £399. Enthusiasts have established owners' clubs and some have modified their vehicles substantially, adding monster wheels, jet engines, and high-powered electric motors to propel their C5s at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour (240 km/h). Photo by Prioryman - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35368168
  41. 3 points
    I'm curious as to how Inmotion thought this would be a good move. What was their reason for agreeing to this? How long are the terms of this agreement? Is it only their unicycles that are affected? Will their V3 units still be available under the Inmotion brand? Their scooters?
  42. 3 points
    Looks quite neat! Makes me want to do it too (probably too lazy). Typo? Isn't 14AWG the better (thicker) one? You mean the connectors you just removed? So now the cables are free to melt in the axle? -- Funny how people here, you included, are doing the good work of gradual improvements that really the manufacturers should be doing...
  43. 3 points
    Nice to see you up and riding on it again. Gives me some hope in my own predicament. When I cleaned shards from the magnets I was almost at the point of saying "F it, I'm buying a MS v3s!". My SO would laugh me into the next universe if I spent another $2000 on a wheel, after having had the last one for less than three months, I could bloody well lease a very nice car for that kind of money, including the gas. But I digress. I think there's beauty there, not dirty laundry
  44. 3 points
    Not as advanced as @Rehab1 but just as cool in the solution, well done.
  45. 3 points
    On the Ks18a? on top! KS has copied that method in there newer versions :-) or you mean the monster? i would try to find a way to give it better air circulation, perhaps some mesh protected holes in front and back side! Like @Rehab1 did on his ACM!
  46. 3 points
    Haha, and LOL!! Glide 3....what a joke for 1600 bucks! Really, my english is not enough to describe my feelings! SlowMotion.....
  47. 3 points
    I'm not going to push it. It's just a little inconvience. I said something to him about it being a bike lane and that's when he quoted it being a part of the HBMC that there's no riding of anything electric on the Strand. He was very nice about it. Better to just not ride on the Strand and not put a 'grey cloud' over the EUC community.
  48. 3 points
    Gerade gefunden.. https://youtu.be/orFE98LOY7U vielleicht könnt ihr das alle mal kommentieren...
  49. 3 points
    You would think they should have designed the battery packs more rectangular and have them sit at the bottom of the case to help keep the centre of gravity down low. When you look at the Rockwheel GT16 they have a smartly arranged battery system with the control board horizontally mounted on top with direct air flow through the cooling fins. They could have taken it one step further with a top mount heatsink and the control board mounted face down since heat rises. Rockwheel could have designed a top side waterproof box onto which the control board with heatsink is screwed onto acting like a lid with a rubber seal. The heat sink fins that could be exposed to open air and air channeled through from the front. Seal the battery packs and use waterproof connectors, and there's no reason to fear riding in the rain. With the Gotway they could enclose the control board inside an aluminum case like what IPS does but make it water tight with waterproof locking connnectors on the outside. As long as the battery packs are well sealed it wouldn't matter much if water did get into the case as the critial components would be shielded.
  50. 3 points
    Right but you need to have an original NINEBOT 15S BMS if you want you battery will be recognize by your wheel. This is an example for the charging circuit (C+ and C-) with a 16S BMS (it's the same for a 15S BMS) and power circuit (P+ and P-) Each cell (or group of parallel cells) are balanced individually. In this case only over charge protection is active (and it's safe).