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About Lukasz

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  1. I have tested KS14 few days ago and for me it is just not the "right thing" Maybe I am to much used to the 16" so I do not "admire" 14" enough.., but for me it looks like good wheel for the ladies, or for those for whom size matters. In my opinion - it is not THAT much smaller to be worth to sacrifice better holes/curbs handling, speed, etc. See comparison between KS14 and KS16S below
  2. - I hope that unless You break something there should be no major service issues with KS16S in warranty period... There is not many reports in general about quality issues with Kingsong, and this is their top of the line product.. - Can You please confirm that 1RadWerkstatt suggested / provided You with the 8A charger for KS16S? This is interesting to know ... With the 70 km range I see not so many occasions to need fast charging, as it will in some way decrease the life of the batteries (even if charging is still below 1C) but it would be good to know that 1RadWerkstatt tested and approved such solution. Unless You go for the trip outside the city I see no so many chances to make more than 60 km in 1 day (and for inexperienced users it will be big physical effort) . With 5k km experience - I can do 60-80 km / day but I feel a bit tired after such trip. (I have made around 300 km in less than 10 days now of owning KS16S now) I use charge doctor (on daily basis charging it only to 90% at for me it is usually more than enough range, and every week/10 charges - charge it once to 100%) - so In emergency cases I can use 2 pcs of 2Amp chargers in parallel to get the wheel charged quicker.nn
  3. For such size and measures - do not bother with 14 inch - get 16 inch Probably the best wheel on the market now is KS16S - looks the same as KS16 from outside but inside - it is whole new wheel inside - new mainbord, new motor, new pedals, new side leds ... etc -improved a lot. I have made over 250km in the first week of use - and I confirm what I have said before. Also - I have no time now to answer in details - see here
  4. Hi Christoph - I have passed 220 km on mine KS16S today (after one full week of use) and no visible signs of wear on my grip tape. In fact I had to un-glue the edges of tape while accessing the screws to make magnetic pedals mod, so the tape had been weaker on the edges. For the previous mod on the regular KS16 I have thrown away the rubber inserts and replaced them with 3d printed inserts and grip tape also. Buy online or in skate shop the sheet of grip tape - it is huge - (as it has to fit longboard) so from one sheet You will easily cut 4-5 sets for the wheel. The other way will be to order original stickers form the place You have purchased the wheel.. but most likely they do not have those stickers yet. (and for sure it will be more expensive solution)
  5. I do not have Iphone unfortunately... I confirm that the firmware in my KS16S is 1.02 - production date for my wheel is 2017 June 08 (however this version is not available online / as upgrade)
  6. I have quite steep hill just outside the place I live, so I will make the test of the current when going uphill and downhill. In fact precise current readouts would be nice, but for me much more annoying is the issue with the application not connecting back when You switch the wheel of and on again. In KS16 firmware 1.23 even if You switched the wheel off, or went with phone far enough to loose the connection - it was connecting back automatically (KS application and WheelLog also connecting well). From the firmware 1.25 (and in V1.0 and V1.02 for KS16S) Kingsong says that in the new firmware they improved safety - unfortunately I can not get out from Kingsong clear information what was changed - but the outcome of the "additional safety" is manly the problem that each time You switch the wheel off, it will loose the connection to the phone, and the only way to reconnect is manually press scan in the application (so each time You have to take your phone off the pocket, press scan, switch back to wheellog, check if it also connected, then you are ready to go again.... If You want to use wheellog, it will not connect unless You connect with the KS application first and then switch to wheellog.... annoying... This problem appeared exactly just after the upgrade of the wheel firmware from 1.23 to 1.25... Kingsong admits that they have some issues with application development... I am looking forward for the clear information what was changed in the communication initialization (in firmware V1.23 wheel was probably "announcing" its presence, so the application was connecting automatically, in the further versions - application on the phone must be modified to scan automatically when connection is lost. Hopefully with this information from KingSong we can ask Kevin Cooper to make modification in WheelLog (BTW - Wheellog in my opinion is really the best application for the KS/Gotway wheels - great ergonomic and all necessary functions present!) I have some technical/enginering knowledge, 3d printing, tests, etc, but unfortunately ZERO experience with coding / BT communication programming details... Is there a way to "listen" or scan the BT radio communication and see what is sent from the android phone when "SCAN" is pressed on the screen? Maybe there are some programmers around Esaj? who can find out quicker than KingSong will tell us - so this scanning functionality can be added to WhelLog ( By Kevin, or other person as Kevin was very kind and provided source code to WhelLog... Any programmers with BT communication knowledge around?
  7. Hello Christoph, Which firmware is Your KS16S? I have V1.02 version and I see no issues with climbing hills, also the current in the KS 1.4 application (green one) is listed OK, (but in WheelLog not - it always show 4000W...) 20170615_144237.mp4
  8. In the KS16 I have used 14 mm magnets with 3 mm hole - slightly weak, but if You can use two of them side by side - it should be enough.
  9. Initial review of the KS16S below.... Please subscribe... Kingsong KS16S high speed - 35 km/h ....
  10. Kingsong KS16S high speed - 35 km/h ...
  11. Please find below the comparison of the pedal angles between KS16 and KS16S. It does not seem a lot but in real world it makes the difference..
  12. Initial review of the KS16S below.... Please subscribe...
  13. New KS16S with firmware 1.02 DOES NOT SPEAK anything when turned ON, (even if it is in the "Voice" mode... (@34km/h it starts to speak "please deccelerate")
  14. See below before and after the mod...
  15. I just have received KS16S last Friday. It is great wheel! I have around 4-5k km experience total, 2k km on Ninebot OneE+ anbd 2-3k km on KS16, and I have to admit that although KS16S has the same plastic body as KS16 - changes are really important and it was worth to get it for sure! (I will comment that in the separate KS16-KS16S comparison thread) This wheel seems to be almost perfect, in fact I think that it is one class higher than KS16 in all aspects - torque, speed, smooth ride as butter, range, less noise, and many more. The only thing to take care of is the modification of the pedal springs, as this is in my opinion the only drawback, however this is quite easy mod to do. Please find below how to do it step by step