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  1. Darth Vader in a Christmas hat wearing a jumper with an image of Darth Vader in a Christmas hat. #gettingintothespiritofchristmas I've been wearing the jumper for work & thought to myself - I wonder if my Christmas hat will fit on my DV helmet?!? I guess so. lol
  2. Helmet with sun visor

    To be honest I haven't seen a tinted option. I bought mine on Amazon but even looking at the Bell product page it doesn't mention a tinted visor? The visor itself slides up and down or can be removed. There's also a clip in brim that gives a little lip at the front of the helmet. I don't use that and don't think it can be used at the same time as the visor. As it's rather cold and wet here at the moment it's great being able to close the top vents especially on the way to work at 5am.
  3. Helmet with sun visor

    I really like the shield. It's comfortable, looks good, the vents can be opened or closed & the visor is great for rain or for when riding along the canal or around a nearby lake for keeping out the midges! BUT I find that if it's windy putting the visor down, for me, makes it feel worse as the wind still gets to my eyes from a different angle. Also I'm not sure how it's meant to be good for the sun as it isn't polarised or tinted. Finally, not sure if good or bad, but I have had the odd "Robocop" comment.
  4. The Photo Thread

    The Trekz Titanium are probably the best sounding bone conduction headphones you can get and they are definitely the best looking IMO. I use them while riding, I put them on then my helmet, and in the office so I can still hear my colleagues/phone if need. If you use decent quality media files (I use FLAC and WAV files on my High Res audio player) then they sound pretty good. Not the best BUT definitely not the worst sound. You won't regret buying them
  5. Waterlogged alarm beeper

    I had a similar instance with my Monster. It was raining on my way home from work the other week and the buzzer didn't sound right the next day BUT I opened up the Monster & it didn't seem wet inside at all. With how close the buzzer is to the control board I'm sure I'd have known about it if that got wet?
  6. Battery question

    No. The 820wh ACM is only 64v whereas the Monster is 84v. You cannot mix the batteries or i would have done it when my ACM died. IF you can stretch to a 2400wh Monster then go for it otherwise what do you want the Monster for? a 1600wh MSuper V3 would possibly get better mileage than a 1600wh Monster due to the weight. I damaged 2 of the batteries on my Monster & , with the rediculous price Gotway ask (it would be more expensive buying three batteries separate than buying the 2400wh Monster all in one), I could only replace 1 of them. Now I only get a little bit more mileage than I did on my 820wh ACM! Not worth the money. I wish I'd gone for the MSuper V3 now - especially as there are mud guards available for it. My Monster sprays at just the thought of wet/rain.
  7. Ouch. Nice paperweight!

    Well It's been back just over a week & so far, as I'm still recovering from the pain & weakness caused by walking, I've only used the Monster for work so far. I was riding for 2 days before I decided to look at what sort of mileage I am getting so my spreadsheet starts with the battery at 80% and the range 363.76 km/226.03 miles. Today I've gotten to work and there were a couple of occasions where the Monster beeped at me but I was going fairly quickly up slight hills. As I was getting to the turn off to work I noticed a radar speed sign? show 28mph. I thought there was a car right behind me but when I looked there wasn't so that was me! It definitely didn't feel like 28mph. So anyway the battery now shows 30% and the range 388.97 km/241.69 miles a difference of 25.21 km/15.66 miles in 50% which means, potentially I will only get around 30 miles/48 km. I was getting around 25 miles on my ACM so either the weight/power difference of the Monster is hindering it or it isn't using the two batteries? I'll do a few more charge/discharge cycles and keep monitoring it but if this is right then for what it's cost me so far it isn't a worthwhile purchase for me. I wanted the Monster for the range but thanks to the shell being weak & needing replacing then the batteries arcing I'm not going to be getting it.
  8. GOWAY Tesla: Teardown Video

    Did anyone else notice the length of the trolley handle? "1 foot 16 inches" so 2 foot 4 inches then? I like the look & sound of the Tesla especially the, potential, 60 miles on a charge. I won't get that on my Monster with 1600wh! also I see the "Gotway Tesla Teardown" got derailed & became a Kingsong discussion?
  9. Any update on the Monster mudguard please? My Monster has become my day to day EUC and with the rain/wet in the UK the spray is a pain and when it's dry the dust along the canal is a problem.
  10. Ouch. Nice paperweight!

    It's on route back home! I took today off work because I really struggled yesterday & without at least today extra to recover I'd have started work next week feeling worse than when I started this & not even make it to Thursday. I've spent the day sleeping pretty much but already feel a little better for not doing the travel into work. My Monster has 1 battery replaced & new motor cable connectors & has been tested. It should be with me Monday so depending on how I feel I'll hopefully be back riding into work Tuesday. Ian's been great & I really appreciate everything he's done to get me mobile again. As always service way above & beyond. I also want to say a massive thank you to everyone here who has given me help & advice & been here when I've needed to sound off. It's a great little community & I'm glad I can be part of it.
  11. Where to buy a Ninebot9 charger?

    I'm not sure what the charger for that looks like. Is it also called the Elite? Have you checked ebay? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ninebot-Elite-charger/132305497351 http://www.ebay.com/itm/ninebot-elite-segway-electric-self-balanced-vehicle-100-240V-internationcharger-/253111068289?hash=item3aee986681:g:RVQAAOSw32lY0ojr

    The Coca Cola truck isn't looking very festive this year... That looked like a nice relaxing ride. Thankfully sound can be turned off so, I could enjoy it too, because I'm not a fan of that music tbh.

    Haha! I never wanted to rock one in the 80's let alone now (I was way too young to rock one in the 70's) also I haven't used cassettes in MANY years. I prefer to be stealthy and enjoy my music (mostly Lossless) to myself with decent head/earphones or my bone conduction headset while riding.

    I'm not a fan of light rings I think they look tacky, cheap & uncool. Kids toys should have colourful lights by all means but I get enough attention riding without looking like a fairground attraction too lol. My Ninebot really bugged me even though I turned the lights off except as an overkill battery level when I was stopped. If a company wants to add them then so be it so long as there's an option to turn it off completely Where the speakers are concerned, for me, the beeps are loud enough (especially the low battery beeps when you still have many miles you can travel on a Monster) so hopefully they won't play them through stereo / quadraphonic speakers or even worse - TALK to me! lol I can't do with wheels that talk either. Also - ghetto blasters where a 70's/80's thing and should stay there I'll go and crawl back under my rock now hehe
  15. Ouch. Nice paperweight!

    That's what puzzles me. When I disconnected that batteries from the mainboard I discharged the capacitors first thing - not that that mattered because I never got to plug them back into the mainboard anyway. When I was connecting everything back up I started by connecting the batteries and was then going to connect them to the mainboard but the two on the battery side arced & seeing the damage I left it as is and closed the Monster back up. I THINK I had connected the little connectors together before doing the big ones if that makes any difference?