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  1. 35 points
    Apologies to everyone for keeping the suspense. If you are planning on travelling to China & having access to your Gmail, YouTube, Drive, etc, the one thing you can depend on is that these sites will not only be inaccessible, but the days of circumvention through VPN is also effectively blocked across the country, making it a real pain to stay in contact with the rest of the world. On Tuesday I did a day trip from Shenzhen to Beijing in order to try out the new Z series, see if it lived up to the hype. I have to admit that with the limited evidence from the few clips floating around, I was sceptical that the Z would hold up to very high expectations. The Ninebot staff were very obliging, they not only gave me access to their R&D area, but answered all my numerous questions about every conceivable aspect of the Wheel, also allowing me to take pictures of the internals. Overall Impressions: So... the important questions that every Wheel enthusiast probably wants to know are: what is like to ride? With the ultra-wide tire is there impairment to manoeuvrability? Will it be able to cope with extreme gradients & high speeds similar to the latest generation Wheels that are marking their way onto the market? Although there was only a limited opportunity to try it out on the Ninebot HQ grounds (no hills) in freezing conditions, I am pleased to report, that to me, it is going to be a formidable new product of 2018, a complete redemption for the failure of the premature P release two years ago. I found stability at both low & high speed to be excellent. Similar to the V5F, there's a torque ripple effect at low speed, you can feel the small pulses of power. At higher speed, it feels sure-footed & completely secure. The model I tested was the smaller battery Z6, electronically capped to 30kph. I did a couple runs building up confidence to push the acceleration. On reaching the max speed there's a progressive, non-jerking, tilt-back to prevent overspeed with a not unpleasant audible warning. With the 4" tire it's to be expected that there will be a bit of reduction in turning radius over the narrow tire Wheels, in my testing this was nothing dramatic, I was able to a full circle in a less than a meter. If you're thinking about using the Z as your Hurste acrobat Wheel, then it's probably not the best choice for this purpose. I'll be posting some video clips once I've caught up on things in the next couple days. Negatives: For the present, Ninebot plan to fit the Z with the same old pedals as the E+. I'm going to try to lobby for longer pedals, if not successful, we may be getting some Custom ones C&Cd. It would seem a pity that for all the time/effort invested into this wonderful new machine, the 3 year old ones would be fitted—pedals are after all the most important element between the Rider to Machine interface. Control Board Building on the lessons learned from the unfortunate P release, the Z's control-board is massively over-engineered to take practically any load. The motor is powered by 12x ST 15180 MOSFETs (300A peak)—need to double-check the model, a search for this model is not yielding any results. There are two input wires from the battery pack that feed into primary board. As for the question of redundancy on the motor, the Engineer said that it's the standard 3 hall sensors with a single set of the wires that all modern higher performance Electric Unicycles are fitted with, so nothing special there. An independent daughter board with the BT module, inputs, LEDs connectors, control functions mounts into the power-board & is fitted with a fuse, while the primary power-board is not fused. I was told that the firmware allows a max peak power of 200A to preserve the hardware from catastrophic failure. In real-word conditions, that would be a perceptible slight dip with a 300lb load racing up a vertical cliff face. The heat-sink on the board side of the shell is simply gargantuan, it occupies nearly the full side of the inner-shell of a solid block of aluminium (40cm x 30cm x 2cm) weighing an impressive >1kg! Lighting The internal shell has two rings of LEDs that are visible directly in front or behind. Front is fitted with three very bright headlight LEDs (combined these are unquestionable the brightest on any Wheel today) & about a dozen smaller App Customizable ones for the tail light. Are there any other hardware differences between Z6/8/10 besides the battery pack size? No, it has the same board, shell & motor. Firmware settings are tweak between the variants to cap max speed depending on the battery type. Not certain if the Z6 can be upgraded to a Z10 through the installation of the larger pack. Because of wide 4" tire, will it be easier to learn how to use for new Riders? This was not a design objective for Wheel, but by lowering the pressure, it will offer a wider profile that should be more stable & easier to use. Will the trolley handle be available when the Wheel is ready to ship? Yes, I'm trying to see that it gets included as 'standard equipment' When will the Z be available? Current guidance is around the May-June period, similar release dates to the new Inmotion V10 (V8+) & KS18L Is the Wheel capable of fast-charging? Although fitted with a propriety charging connector, it will be capable of 7A fast-charging. Because of the lower voltage, total charging input power of 350W What will the pricing be in North America? Based on the expected order volumes, we're going to be placing a fairly substantial initial order, so that the total price for the Z10, including shipping, will be at around the $1550 level. View of the control-board side of the Wheel. Close up of the board Between the hex screws is the absolutely massive heat-sink. Recessed battery pack chamber fits well inside the Wheel. 51.8V (nominal) battery pack composed of 84x LG MH1 cells, 3.2Ah for a combined capacity of 995Wh. The voltage was kept lower in order to meet the potential for UL certification. As a result, there was a great deal of Engineering effort to yield high power through more current. A jet-lagged Jason with the chief Ninebot Engineer, the brains behind the Z. It's an interesting phenomenon that this project was initiated at the behest of the Engineering department, not from marketing research/
  2. 33 points
    No I drew that by hand. I should have stayed home after that. Unfortunately I decided to take the GW1600 out for a ride and ended up crashing. The wheel went into a uncontrollable wobble at high speed. I just returned from the emergency room. I suffered a fractured humerus that is going to require the Humpty Dumpty approach ( screws and plate) to put me back together again. My employees are terrified that I cannot work. Being the only practitioner in my practice I’m terrified as well. So this ends my riding days forever. Thank God for helmets. The extended jawline protected my face and head where I only suffered a small laceration above my eye. It has been a fun run. I really enjoyed everyone’s friendship and commerode! I just can’t put my wife, kids and employees through this again. My son was definately looking down and protected me from a much worse accident. Take care and be safe! Dan
  3. 25 points
    Here's the promised video. I bought along a Drone, it made it 10' in the air, then immediately received a warning that all of Beijing, 6,490 sq miles is a no fly zone, so much for that plan! This from the country that gave us DJI.
  4. 23 points
    ACM 1600.i was still in shock last night. Hard to type with one arm so I’m going to keep it short. The ACM was running strong. No alarms occurred but it suddenly went into an uncontrollable wobble. Slight at first but within 2-3 seconds it became was all over the place. I tried slowing down and it just became worse and then I just lost control. My helmet’s face guard hit first and then my left should. Extremely dissy with adrenaline flowing lime crazy I uprighted the smashed up ACM and road it back to my truck 1/4 mile away. My nurse wife was horrifed and put steri strips over my gash about the left eye. Xray results: comminuted fx left humeral head, avulsion fx along greater tuberosity, superior subluxation of the articular humeral head and widening of the acromioclavicular joint. Sorry I have leave right now but thanks to everyone offering their wishes.
  5. 20 points
    This video was taken back in October, during the last day of the Hong Kong Electronics fair. On the last last day, I realized I hadn't any video content from the visit, so asked permission to recruit one of the King Song Riders from the show, & trek out to find somewhere fun to ride. It started with a few hairy moments, when we had to traverse a single narrow lane access road from the airport with trucks passing within inches from us, the rest of the adventure has been recorded for your viewing pleasure
  6. 18 points
    Hey Everyone! I got my 1020 Wh Tesla today from @Jason McNeil at http://www.ewheels.com ... thanks Jason! Opened it up, charged it up and headed out the door for my first range test! As I expected, I got 29.1 miles before the wheel was no fun to ride anymore (constantly beeping around 8 mph). I weigh 205 lbs and was expecting to get about 30 miles based on an average cruising speed between 22 - 25 mph, so the Tesla lived up to my expectations. I came back home, charged the wheel back up in about 2.5 hours with the 5A fast charger (thanks again Jason) and took her out to see what she could really do. I experienced a motor cutout at 34.3 mph when I was about 11 miles into my ride. Admittedly it was completely my fault for pushing the wheel to it's limits, but I have to be honest, the Tesla rides so smooth and has so much power, I didn't even notice I was going that fast! I was wearing a full face helmet and didn't hear the beeps and because I disabled the pedal tilt back (again my fault) I didn't have any other indication from the wheel I should slow down. So, I'll probably re-enable the pedal tilt back when I'm wearing my full face helmet, since clearly I didn't respect the beep because I didn't hear it. With full protective gear the tumble I took at full speed didn't feel like much at all. I got back up, dusted myself off and aside from some superficial scratches on the shell of the Tesla, some scratches on my wrist guards, and a rip in the elbow of my lightweight motorcycle jacket, there was no other damage! Honestly, based on some of the horror stories I've read on various forums, I was expecting to find the Tesla shell cracked and laying in a dozen pieces on the side of the road ... but I was pleasantly surprised, and extremely relieved! The Tesla still rode great and I made it back home cruising around 25 mph with the wheel riding rock steady the whole way back. As far as first impressions go, the Tesla is amazing! I found myself typically crusing around 25 mph, which after a few short minutes once I got the wheel dialed in, didn't seem fast at all. The ride was so stable (no wobble) with so much available power even in the high end of the speed range, that 25 mph seemed like a leisurely, casual ride and I didn't even notice I was going 34.3 mph until I was sliding across asphalt. Soooo ... my lessons learned from today (1) The Tesla is amazing (2) You can't respect the beep if you can't hear it (3) full protective gear is your friend! https://photos.app.goo.gl/DGI8C9BDYPBSYpva2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/bKdjj9k1GxljxMlv2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/RgOqkJ6h5qIRlZ693 https://photos.app.goo.gl/ElJgTuESdaUCUvhG2 Happy Riding! Chuck McLean
  7. 18 points
    Having some fun with @YoshiSkySun and @Jrkline "Wheel Whisperer". Yoshi was having some battery issues
  8. 16 points
    My long awaited ACM2 arrived today, from EWheels (thanks again @Jason McNeil). I just finished filming an introduction, Slime'd the wheel (~3 ounces), and put it on the charger overnight. Tomorrow morning I'll take it for a quick 20-mile ride to put it through it's paces. Contrary to my normal behavior with new wheels I actually opened it to reveal what can be seen regarding the upgrades. I know some people were interested, so what the hell. This will all be in my video to be released tomorrow (Thursday) along with a comparison to the ACM and Tesla, and a ride video. I couldn't help myself, so I rode it a bit in my driveway to get a sense of whether this is a Tesla version of the ACM. Looks like it was all I was hoping it would be. This is indeed a Tesla I'm stoked Talk to you guys more tomorrow...
  9. 15 points
    Today I went back to the scene of my Gotway ACM 1600 accident 3 weeks ago. The wheel went into a major wobble as I was traveling approximately 25 MPH. I needed to find out if it was rider error, if I hit something on the trail or the ACM just decided to start wobbling on it's own. Today I found my answer: I ran over a wide gravel repair on the smooth asphalt trail followed by hitting a $30,000 pot hole (cost of my surgery). It was starting to get dark that evening and I should not have been traveling that fast. My Bad! Thank God I was wearing a helmet! Lesson to self: Don't be Stupid!
  10. 14 points
    Hi guys, here is the first video of our group tour in Metz (France) today ! More videos to come
  11. 14 points
    so i have had my tesla for about 600 km now no faceplant yet. before today i was at about 50 percent battery i had full safety gear on Wristguards, cross helmet, elbowpads and kneepads and i was riding near a place where there is a bus stop but the busses when they stay on the asphalt the same place they many years it ends up creating these groves that are about 20 cm tall and they are practically invisible, until you are about half meter away from them but then its already too late i was riding about 40 kph and then i hit it my euc fell from under me and it fell and tumbled to the side.. and now i was falling in a lean foward position and i got my theory tested if i can react fast enough to roll. and it worked i rolled on the side *kinda* and no major injuries but the scare and shock and feeling of tumbling a few meters. and a pretty bad skin scraping on the side, this was definetly enough to teach me a lesson (wich i badly needed) you need to touch the fire, to be truly afraid of it. -me and i now think about how good a decision it was for me that i use about 2 min everytime i go on a ride just to take safety gear on even if its just a 5 minute ride but i still got waaay too used to hitting over 40 kph often.. and its just too much if i crash or fall into something. a well placed lesson i would say and No, tiltback would'nt have saved me! for all of you kingsong tiltback enthusiasts
  12. 14 points
    That's terrifying, even with full protection! Sort of goes back to age-old debate of whether the audible alerts are sufficient to protect Riders from potentially life-altering catastrophe. I'm of the firm belief that GW would be doing themselves a great service by capping the max speed to 50kph with the graded tilt-back. Does it really matter that a couple MPH of theoretical top speed is lost to preserve life-and-limb? Glad you're okay, but please please be careful out there
  13. 13 points
    Walking @Rehab1's wheel out. Dan, your V5F+ found a good home and is being exercised properly Video may serve as a "step-over" technique demonstration for those who want to learn it.
  14. 13 points
    Here are my thoughts on the new ACM2 And here's a view of the inside
  15. 13 points
    Waiting for surgery. Thank you for everyone’s kind support!
  16. 13 points
    Hi guys, Tough riding under wet snow ^^
  17. 13 points
    Currently sitting at hospital for pre-op blood work, ekg and chest xray while searching on the web for Xtech shoulder pads. WTF is wrong with me? I might as well chronicle this whole pre and post op surgical event. Maybe the surgeons will be kind enought to take some photos during the operation on Tuesday. Hopefully I can convince some hold out members to begin wearing safety gear by the time this episode is over. 7am arrival this morning for preop tests
  18. 12 points
    Me and Sheridan Miller at the Ventura Park Pump Track doing tricks and trying not to run over any kids. Lol. 😲🚷 The little girls in the toy car were killing it, riding over everything, they even flipped the damn thing...then flipped it back over and kept cruising...no tears. The kids talking in the background are cute as hell too, the one kid thinks I can do everything and keeps saying I told you so to my friend every time I land a trick.
  19. 12 points
    Watching the video clips, it's pretty quiet, has a lower frequency hum, I'll get the video edited & uploaded before the end of the week, promise... This is NOT the maximum output capability, I wrote in the report "was told that the firmware allows a max peak power of 200A to preserve the hardware from catastrophic failure", if true, this is a theoretical peak of over 10KW. I've visited the KS & GW facilities several times before, apart from a stationary motor testing unit at King Song, I could see no evidence that they do system (including battery pack) dyno testing, whereas Ninebot have a specialised rig with articulated artificial feet to simulate a Rider in lab conditions. There is no question in my mind that the Ninebot R&D facility are much more methodical on carrying out stress testing today. The topic of today's state-of-the-art power outputs has been discussed at some length before, it's a badly kept secret that the nominal motor output ratings of these motors are not sustainable without irreversible damage at some point along the line. Parasitic heat buildup in the motor coils, switching circuits, wires requires significant active cooling to dissipate this energy. If you throw a 1600Wh Wheel on a Dyno with a continuous >1600W load, it is certain to fail in around 10 minutes (information from an industry insider). Why is there the continued claim about lower voltages stressing the cells? For a given cell count, the load-per-cell should be identical regardless of a 60v or 84v setup.
  20. 12 points
    There's a few other notes I forgot to add in the report: Z project has been in development for over two years In dyno testing they have achieved loads of 1500W of power output No-load max spin speed is 70kph, clearly lots of margin there Motor is a Custom design with thicker copper windings to support the higher amperage required. A motor of given dimensions can be wound to support the same power output with either using thicker wire (low voltage) or more turns (higher voltage) Another really big feature: this Wheel has a datalogger built directly into the board!! If there is an accident, or cut-out it will be possible to download the data & analyze it. More information to follow on how this implemented, whether it will be User accessible, or an internal 9B1 diagnostic tool. There's no more available space in the current shell design to stuff any more cells in. From my notes it was 14awg, will need to confirm this. Operating at the lower voltage & higher current will place more strain on the motor wiring, will be forwarding the examples of the melted GW wires to see if it's not too late to have these beefed up True, I doubt there will be many buyers of the Z6/8. Why would you want this class of Wheel, then fit it with an a sub-par 574Wh pack that can't properly utilize the potential of the other hardware?! But the flaw in the argument here is that the GW V3s has 160 cells vs 84 in Z, stress per cell is equivalent to what is endured on the Tesla. The Z is not going to be in the same class of power output as a top end MSuper, ACMv2, Tesla, it is qualitatively different. Over the next couple weeks, now that I have contact with the Ninebot dev team, I'll see if I can get them to do some footage of extreme hill climbing.
  21. 11 points
    As you guys already know, the learning curve is usually a stumbling block for anyone interested in unicycles. The interest is there but onlookers most likely think you need to be a 'circus act' to balance on one wheel. It is with this in mind that Solowheel just launched the Solowheel Brush to get past this obstacle or at last make learning less of a circus act. The bristles are a perfect combination of strength and flexibility. I don't remember having so much fun in the production of a video. We don't take ourselves seriously but rest assured, the brush really does work. I hope you like it.
  22. 11 points
    Solowheel lent us the brushes to try out... In our [random] tests on the public, they certainly do the job much more effectively than training Wheels. The current clamping supports are not very flexible for fitting to different pedal shapes, maybe the final design will be different. In the future I'd like to see the price come down so they can be offered as standard equipment for first time buyers. This could very well be the silver bullet for conquering the dreaded 'learning curve'.
  23. 11 points
    You know, juggling while riding is a hell of a lot harder than I thought it would be. And juggling in reverse - that's going to take awhile. And please, if you do this at home please don't drop a ball directly in front of the wheel like I did
  24. 11 points
    Laying down some new tricks n' combos with a couple old ones. Just me, my dog and the artfully extreme realizations of seemingly unattainable visions. Or somethin' like that.
  25. 11 points
    I've been doing a bit of practising with flying the Mavic while riding, in a straight line it's pretty easy to keep the same relative position. There's that slight delay between applying the controls & the Drone's action, a bit like sailing, where you have to anticipate in advance your course & heading. Don't really trust the automated 'Follow' mode in a built-up area; if I'm going to crash, it needs to be me who's at fault.
  26. 11 points
    Gotway have just unveiled their new MCM5, I briefly tested it out in Shenzhen last week. It has a new 1200W motor (a first on a 14"), on the factory floor felt like a mini-Tesla, lots of power, smooth, excellent acceleration. With an integrated handle (also like the Tesla), slots on the slides are populated with an LED strip. Not total convinced on the styling yet. Thanks @Linnea Lin Gotway for permission for first posting
  27. 11 points
    Thanks everyone for your thoughts! It means the world to me!!!! Unfortunately the fractures were much worse than what the physician expected. I just got home. I can only emphasize: Please be careful!
  28. 11 points
    Today I took another 45-mile ride to the Queen Mary, but this time I rode the MSuper and decided to get up close. What's interesting (to me) about this photo is the submarine in the foreground. You can't make out the call sign, but it's name is Scorpion. That's the brand of helmet that I'm wearing What a coincidence. I didn't even know that a submarine was there. Apparently it's a cold-war era Soviet submarine that got turned into a tourist attraction. Google "Queen Mary Scorpion submarine" for more info.
  29. 11 points
    Thank you everyone for all of your kind comments and thoughts! It means alot to me! Ortho trauma appointment Thursday. Surgery probably Friday or Saturday. With the blunt force impact to my left shoulder only a full body cast would have protected me. Take care, Dan
  30. 11 points
    Welcome. Sorry the subject is so dreary. I can't advise you on whether or not to buy an EUC. I ride in the suburbs and have never had any trouble. I rode twice at the beach this weekend. No problem. The police might actually be the least of your concerns. Consider this: I don't commute on an EUC. I don't like riding with traffic any longer than I have to. There are just too many idiots out there behind the wheel of cars, trucks etc. And, at least in my area, bike lanes are an afterthought at best. Commuting on a bike, you are a recognized part of the motoring scene. On an EUC, it is my belief that we do not compute in the minds of the great unwashed. We are standing upright, so therefore we are to be considered pedestrians. As pedestrians, we are "supposed" to move at a slow, predictable speed. When we EUCers move faster than we are "supposed" to, we end up in the wrong place at the wrong time (by their calculations) and collisions or near collisions occur. Additionally, for the most part, we don't move as fast as the traffic, so drivers become impatient to get around us. When they get impatient they do stupid things like passing very close, or following really close (which is no fun if you realize that a face plant could also result in being run over). If one buys a fast wheel and rides faster to keep up with the traffic, the risk of collision (pedestrian stepping into the street between parked cars, etc) and face plant, goes up. I personally do not like being pushed to the side of the road, where the gutter drops off and the road surface dips up and down to accommodate the drains; along with all the other irregularities on our streets. And I don't like being coerced to ride faster than I feel comfortable. For me, that leaves leisure riding (not in traffic), short errands, and short trips to visit people. People around the world have different commute environments, some better some worse. You would have to evaluate your particular commute route to determine whether or not its feasible on an EUC. If there's room, there's always the pavement, bike paths or some combination. But back to the police. Currently, most police officers either don't know about EUCs or don't care. But every day more and more of them become aware. As more become aware the higher the chance of running across one that does give a damn. Side streets, and keeping a low profile helps, but its no guarantee of remaining unticketed.
  31. 10 points
    I bumped into Tom while riding along the beach. He rides a Go-One 3 Velomobile, an electric assist German tricycle. This is very impressive in speed and acceleration. We rode together for a few miles.
  32. 10 points
  33. 10 points
    I have now worked on this a while and sent out a few for testing as im not able to test it here myself due to the winter. Here is a small video on how it looks and how it is installed. I will do more work on it if needed after testing or leave it as is. Any imput on design or whatever, please comment under. At least now you know that there is a mudflap soon ready to buy that can easily be taken off or installed when needed. Also, i really dig this music xD
  34. 10 points
    I had a quick trawl through the site and have created a tongue-in-cheek "EUC Injury" Bingo card based on rider's injuries and experiences. We are a rather accident prone bunch! EUC-INJURY-BINGO-CARD.pdf Is anyone close to shouting Bingo? I'm over halfway there. There's obviously a serious side to this - EUC riding does have inherent risks. Please consider safety gear, check your wheel regularly and ride within the limits of yourself and your wheel!
  35. 10 points
    Over the past several years, I've probably done well over 50 tire changes. For me, the most difficult part is removing the tire from the motor rim, especially on the smaller 14" Wheels. I had the brilliant idea of using a heat gun to preheat the tire, the difference is day & night, wanted to share this trick with you guys on the forum. Here's a step-by-step guide for changing the tire on a 14D. https://www.ewheels.com/techniques-taking-14d-tire-change-20-minutes/ Techniques for Taking on a 14D Tire Change in Under 20 Minutes Getting a flat tire on an Electric Unicycle can a pain to replace, depending on the model of Wheel you own, it can can take upwards of an hour-and-a-half. In our experience, over 95% of case of flat tires that we’ve seen are the direct result of not having sufficient pressure in the tire, causing premature wear when the innertube rubs against the inside of tire. To reduce the chances of getting a flat, it’s advisable to periodically check the pressure & inflate it appropriately for your weight, for more information on this topic, please refer to this blog post https://www.ewheels.com/guide-tires-appropriate-pressures-electric-unicycle/ This short step-by-step guide will try to help you get on the road with the minimal amount of downtime; although it applies to the King song 14D/14S, the same principles may be applicable for other models as well: Step 1: Removing Motor Screws from Right Side Rather than taking the Wheel completely apart, it’s much easier to simply remove the five large screws (on the right side) that secure the motor to the shell, which are revealed by removing the lower pad, held in place with a double-sided adhesive—the right-side is relative to power button positioned in on the front-right. Step 2: Taking the Left Panel Off The other side is somewhat more time consuming. The first step here is to use a flat-head screwdriver to pry/unclip the LED strip from it’s encasement & remove the four screws on either side. Next remove the lower pad, similar to the left side, you’ll then remove the five motor screws, along with the four other screws on either side of these. Pull away the upper pad & unscrew the remaining top four screws—these screws are slight longer than than the others, so keep separately for reassembly. You’ll then use the flat-head screwdriver & slide it from the lower-left to right side, which will unclip the outer panel to the innershell. Step 3: Removing the Motor Now that outer panel has been removed, disconnect the Motor power cable connect & the adjoining smaller one with the five fine wires. Lift the inner-shell & pull the motor out away from you; please be careful during the removal not to shred or fray these delicate wires. Step 4: Apply heat to the tire It can extremely arduous to remove the tire from the rim; to help the process, use either a heat-gun or hairdryer (if you don’t have the former) to increase the temperature of the rubber—warm to the touch, but don’t overdo it— which will make the tire compound a lot more malleable & easier to work with. Step 5: Install the Innertube with the 90° Valve Stem Facing Right The orientation of the valve stem is important; if it’s installed on the left-facing direction, there will not be enough clearance between the shell & the valve, which will result in a knocking or scrapping whenever the wheel is rotated. Step 6: Reassemble the Wheel Should you have difficulty refitting the tire, use the same tire preheating technique. It’s recommended to inflate the tire before reinstalling, so that you can see if there’s any irregularities in the form. When reinstalling the motor, run the wires through the slots in the shell first, then rescrew everything back into place. With a powertool, such as the gyroscopic DeWalt screwdriver, the whole operation can be completed in about 20 minutes.
  36. 10 points
  37. 10 points
    Does "time off work" include when you call in sick because you have a new wheel?
  38. 10 points
    Of course, too long is not fun, but some variety for a few km is great. Slippery is fun. -- This is why I love this forum, makes me go out and ride when I normally wouldn't have. I visited the spot, expecting more mud and wetness. But i was mostly frozen. Nothing nicer than going on smooth, pristine snow only to suddenly get a crunching sound and realize you're going through a puddle with ice on top. Same mud spot like in the photo 2 posts above, but frozen now. So crunchy A few meters further. You can find the green arrow on the tree on the older photos, too. Hello, frozen puddle! No longer uncrunched ACM lies there for lighting, no spin out (but I had a few on frozen mud-ice). Looks fresh and pure. All the smooth stuff is frozen puddles, you can see the lots of water behind the path too. Crunchtastic! Also, horse riders again. I learned that Offroad riding in various conditions is just so much fun! My new phone does not make good photos at dusk I need @Rehab1-style spike pedals, once the grip paper stuff gets wet or stuck with snow, it's very slippery.
  39. 10 points
    Ok. Subject change. How about this.... I just painted my dinged up helmet . Not sure why. I’m sure when my wife returns home the strong paint odor will open up an investigation.
  40. 10 points
    Jason you forgot to mention the new MCM5 safety feature that might help persuade my wife.
  41. 10 points
    Sadly something tells me this is no joke. EUCs are great fun until you have a life changing accident and it would seem Dan just had one. We all know the big fall is coming at some point. How badly you get hurt is a result of a mixture of safety gear, environment, and quite frankly its mainly luck. Given the responsibilities on Dan's now badly beaten shoulders I fully respect his decision to move on from riding although I very much hope that once the initial shock wears off he considers stopping back in here from time to time where his friendship is greatly valued regardless of his new bipedal status. I hope you heal quickly, friend, with no lasting effects. We are all routing for your swift recovery.
  42. 10 points
    Cause: Too fat and not enough torque Solution: Lose weight Get a wheel with more torque!
  43. 9 points
    @YoshiSkySun and @Jrkline "Wheel Whisperer" just can't help themselves. If they find a stray shopping cart ...
  44. 9 points
    Hello everyone. I just signed up here yesterday. I've been wanting to buy a Onewheel for some time. One of my buddies has one and I've rode for a few minutes. All that changed when I found you site (while searching for Onewheel reviews). How did I not know that these EUCs exist? After reading up on these eucs and watching a lot of videos, I made up my mind. The plans for buying a Onewheel has been put on the back burner. Last night I ordered my first wheel, a Gotway ACM2 from Gotway America. They've already shipped it out and it will be arriving Wednesday. I can't wait to start learning how to ride an euc! I've been a long time dirtbike/dual sport rider so I'll gear up before riding. I might look a little goofy, but I plan on ordering some lighter weight gear soon. A special thanks to Marty Backe for answering some questions I had and helping me in my decision.
  45. 9 points
    I would cease riding purely out of respect for my wife. She’s had to cancel her plane flight to visit my son and grand-daughters this weekend. I am no longer self sufficient. She has to bath and dress me and apply all of my splints. When I was involved in 2 helicopter accidents I continued flying afterwards and she supported me. This accident is far worse as it has disrupted family members, my business and employees.
  46. 9 points
    You absolutly have to stay here on the Forum!!! Just a reminder for all others: Rehab1 is the guy which make the first EUC Talent challenge happen....he even throwed in the Prices! He also was the one who had the idea to "Patrion" for a member which out of bad luck has no wheel anymore.... He did so much things that make this Forum a nicer and more social place , i cant even count them all :-)
  47. 9 points
    A ride onto Plum Island, Massachusetts 2-1-2018
  48. 9 points
    I fixed the picture for you. This is a PG Forum you know. Just trying to put a smile on your face
  49. 9 points
    @Rehab1, so sorry to hear about your accident. That is awful news to hear happen to any fellow rider. I hope you heal up well without incident. With these one wheel balancing contraptions we're so close to disaster, but it's easy to forget about that while we're gliding effortlessly around. Sad to hear that you're leaving the sport, but glad that you were a great part of it!
  50. 9 points
    So what happens when a bunch of EUC and Esk8 riders roll down Twin Peaks in San Francisco at near top speed? This. 100-percent safe, 99-percent legal, and 1000-percent fun!
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