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  1. KS16S overvoltage and vibrations?

    It means that the wheel is reading a voltage level higher than 67 volts. This normally happens when you brake hard or go downhill while your wheel is nearly charged to 100%. In this case though the battery was well below 100% at around 80%, but the wheel incorrectly read 100% (or something above it) causing the vocal warnings. However overvoltage shouldn't cause the shaking and run away speed issues.
  2. KS16S overvoltage and vibrations?

    So I took video of the issue along with the app not to only show Kingsong but for anybody else that might have this issue. Kingsong told me that it's a control board problem so I'll be replacing it with a new one once I receive it. From looking at the battery level when the wheel goes crazy, it seems it thinks the voltage level is higher than 67 volts. It would explain why it would say "over power" and "over wattage", but still don't understand why it would cause the major shaking issue and spin at max RPM forever.
  3. KS14S/D New FW 1.05

    I just tested v1.04 and v1.05. I have the KS-14D. I can say that at around 45% battery with v1.04, I was getting speed limit at around 18 km/h. With v1.05, speed limit was around 22 km/h.
  4. KS14S/D New FW 1.05

    So the other question is the hard tiltback changed to a less aggressive tiltback? The hard tiltback caused one of my friends to fall off.
  5. KS14S Speed Throttling

    I remember having version 1.01 and that was better than 1.02. SW version 1.02 starts to limit at 50% for the 14D. I have asked Kingsong about this too and even though they say they have had no problems with sudden cutoffs with 1.01, they wanted to be extra safe with newer versions.
  6. The Photo Thread

    A couple of shots these past few months deep in the heart of Texas
  7. First ride

    Everybody is confused because there is simply no law explicitly regulating the use of EUCs. Until every city or state has something, we will continue to be in the "wild west" age of EUCs where where and when you can ride is just decided by the opinion of an law enforcement officer. Fortunately for the vast majority of cops in general they don't care and are fine with us riding in public spaces and treating us like regular pedestrians and/or bicyclists.
  8. Got "pulled over" by the police!

    I was riding home from work on a neighborhood street with a speed limit of 30 mph. It's a road with a single lane in each direction and no bike lane. However the road is very wide so I usually just ride off to the right side as cars can comfortably pass me. I was crossing a 4-way stop intersection when I noticed a police car stuck a few cars back. I heard him honk his horn in short bursts and thought that he was getting the attention to the car in front of him or something. Like maybe the car in front of him wasn't paying attention and didn't move up the line or something. But about a half mile later the cop stops me on the side of the road with sirens on, his gun drawn, yelling at me to get on the ground and put my hands up....... I'm just kidding, the cop was very nice and was so fascinated by it. Another cop car with two cops pulled right behind us too. I also told them how one of their fellow members also rides. What's very funny is that after we parted ways, I crossed into them again at an intersection near my house. Police for the most part don't care or have positive feelings about EUCs. It's only 10% or so that I've had negative encounters with which seems to be the case overall with or without an EUC. There are always going to be bad apples in a group and we cannot take those few bad apples and try to apply their behavior to everybody else.
  9. I guess this is what is going to be announced. Was posted on the facebook page. I like the look and the fat tire. Now hoping the specs are also top of the line.
  10. You will still need to learn how to balance on the OneWheel, but it will be far easier since the tire is very wide. OneWheel's and BoostedBoards all suck though especially for their given prices.
  11. Competitive Sports?

    They have tried to play on grass but quickly realized that the increased rolling resistance made unicycle football almost unplayable. There's Segway Polo that has a good following. Maybe we should get an EUC team together to compete. http://segpolo.org/
  12. Advanced Battery Tech

    Here's a good documentary by Nova on all of the current and highly researched battery technologies going on right now. The biggest hope is the Solid State Plastic battery that's featured about halfway through. 3 times the energy density with the use of Lithium metal, and completely safe even when punctured and cut up.
  13. Pokemon on EUC

    Yes all the time. It was perfect to hatch eggs and to quickly go after rare pokemon that spawned far away. I was able to grab a few pokemon with that method while all the others were not because they weren't fast enough.
  14. Competitive Sports?

    There's a Unicycle (American) Football League here in Texas. My friend is a good QB on one of the top teams. And they do Joust for the "coin flip". My friend and I were thinking of converting this into an Electric Unicycle Football League. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hReydsMsURs
  15. $3000 is nice, but the big question is do we get any royalties?
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