Pingouin

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  1. Hi guys, Some of you may remember my topic "agression on an EUC", well this time it happened again, but it went too far. I was going to meet with a friend, it was about 8:30PM, on my gotway MCM2s, while I was on the bike lane, a black volkswagen car with tinted windows came out of her lane and tried to push me off the road, a guy screamed some racist comments from the window. My mistake (or was it ? you tell me) was to catch them at the red light and I asked them why they've done what they've done. They came out at 6 from the car, and started to fight me, I could have tried to flee but my EUC was on the ground because it fell when the guys on the back seat opened the door. I do know how to defend myself, I even had a defense tool on me, but I judged the situation too critical to take it out, instead I tried to grab my EUC but I couldn't and I had to adop a defensive posture. One of the guys took my EUC and threw it violently towards the ground, it is now broken (structure, bearing, axle...). Fortunately I only got a few contusion on my two legs and left arm, the police are now investigating, I did have time to see their plate number. However, in my neighborhood their aren't many EUC riders, I am very recognizable, and these guys obviously are from the area. For my own safety, I decided to stop EUC riding until I move in a new appartment in a new neighborhood. EUC riding is not fun anymore for me... Here is a pic of the broken EUC :
  2. Hi, Like others, I would not take these results as facts, there are too many variables from a rider to another, from an EUC to another. I've juste noticed something, it seems like with these results, the most reliable EUC are slow to moderate speeders, and high speed EUC seems to be the ones with the most reliability issues. Maybe this is simply linked to speed, because these EUC can go faster, EUC riders will ride them faster therefore all the components are much more solicited. My guess is that if everyone used the HS EUC at speeds of max 20kph like other EUC, then the results would be different. The Gotway issues seem to be mainly linked to speed (except for the oscillation issue, but they aren't the only ones to have firmware issues) as the most reliable Gotway are also the slowest, maybe also because Gotway riders treat there Gotways in a rougher way (juste guessing). It is very difficult to conclude anything about reliability because not a single EUC rider rides the same way From my personal experience, gotways EUCs (mcm4, mcm3, mcm2s, ACM, Monster) are 100% reliable, never a single issue for now.
  3. Hi guys, I hope you are taking advantage of the good weather to have ride I've been out a few times, outside the city to the coutryside, I've noticed something a little strange but maybe it's normal, when I get above 40-42kph real speed with my ACM, it wobbles from front to back quite quickly, I can't figure out if it's a normal thing or not, my battery was at 64%. I got the final alarm at about 44kph with this percentage of battery, I usually don't ride faster than 40kph with my ACM so maybe this was present since I got it but I can't remember. I've pushed my Monster up to 48kph the same day with no wobbles. I don't think it's because I'm moving my legs, I'm not anxious during those ride. Another thing, I've added an (ugly)little speaker for music on top of the ACM (see picture below) do you think this could cause the issue ? What do you think ? Is this a normal behavior @meepmeepmayer, @Marty Backe and other owners of ACM ?
  4. @Marty Backe the guy with the westside t-shirt could be considered doing some advertisment ^^ Here you go
  5. Thanks guys for your support, I still think I'll give up EUC for now, exept for riding in the moutains as I sometimes do Regarding "french native people", I would think ideed you were talking about ethnical appearance, I cannot say if they were muslim (as it is a religion) I can simply say they didn't look like the typical european guy and they correspond to the type of person that usualy harass me on a daily basis (when they can). I too am not a "french native person" btw, but I have their culture & I respect other people. Sure for my safety I shouldn't have responded to them, but I'm getting angry after having to deal with this common stupidity. It was not a wise decision, just a heart decision perhaps. I was not riding on the road but on the bike lane seperated from the road by a white line that should not be crossed, and these guys oriented their car towards me from the other side of the road. @Marty BackeFrance is a great place to live, but almost all major cities have areas where it's preferable no to go, and I was not on one of those streets, these guys however obviously came from there. I am not looking for trouble by riding in "risky" areas but unfortunately the risks these people cause to others is not fixed in one place, especially at night.
  6. In Eastern France in a medium city. ( No...I don't want to begin a debate but that's just a fact. I had an electric shocker, maybe not the best tool for multiple assaillants. Unfortunately, the chances of these guys facing charges is poor, because I don't have enough proof & no witnesses (some people where there but they left without waiting for police...illegal but real), here in France I find it difficule to defend ourselves legaly against criminals. The camera is a good idea ! I still think I'll wait until I've moved to a new place before riding again.
  7. Congratulations ! Wish you happiness & joy Maybe you should take the bunny on an EUC ride, and for the name no clue I had a bunny several years ago named Fluffy ^^
  8. @Marty Backe It was your adventure in the moutains with your Monster where you almost abandonned it, I thought that with a helicopter you could have a quick transport safe back home with you're Monster, and why an AH-64 ? Just because it's a symbol of American air domination so I thought it would be cool ^^
  9. Not a good montage but couldn't resist doing it, whatch out ther's something behind you Marty
  10. Hi, I agree with @KingSong69 It behaves like if the gyroscope was on a too high sensivity setting, it's a well known issue on some gyroscopes, in general this kind of issue could be answered simply by lowering the gyro sensivity, but I don't know if it's possible on a Rockwheel GT16 however :/ Maybe you could try calibrating your EUC and see if the issue is still here ? Good luck !
  11. @meepmeepmayer It's a double 1l bag, it's just there to carry essential tools to repair the Monster on the go if it comes to it. It is a "hobby" EUC, which means for most unplanned rides, or long distances, I'll take it. I actually ride it more than my other EUC's, mainly because I travel long distances and that it's comfortable compared to my "16" & "14". I also use it quite often to get lunch (holidays) quickly, it is my fastest EUC and in the city it beats cars eyes closed !
  12. Hi guys, The monster is now my EUC of choice when I'm going to fly my little drone outside the city
  13. Hi guys, From my encounters, I have found the "pro" cyclists to be much quite polite compared to those pricks on bicycles in the city who never indicate when turning, drive on the sidewalk, never look before turning, look their phone all day long... I always let the fast cyclists pass on the bike lane, and they almost always thank me, I had even 2 very nice encounters, from cyclists who were amazed by my EUC, and we drove on the lane for a dozen of km togethers, very cool guys ! I know cyclists can be pricks, but that's the case for pedastrians & car drivers, because they are the same persons, anyways I'm always respectful & I give them way because they are authorised on the bike lane and I'm tolerated, even though that doesn't give them the right to do anything they want ^^
  14. Hi guys, Interesting stories for all of you ! Mine is a little different, I first saw an original solowheel ridden by a kid in my neighberhood in 2011, I really didn't know what it was back then, but I was really into it, but didn't find any info and forgot about it for a couple of years. In 2015, I did a carpool with a 23 year old girl, who talked to me about electric unicycles for hours, she said that her father was a member of the team of lead solowheel engineer, she said that her father was always away in the US for these reasons because he worked with solowheel inventor, I can't say for sure it the story is true, but I picked up my curiosity in electric rides, at that time I finally choosed to get an electric bike instead, being quite impatient and not being enough informed. I never saw any EUC in my city in 2015 ! A year passed, around end of May 2016, I wanted to get a better electric bike, and after actually getting a new one, I sold my old one and thought I had some money to spare, so I searched on the internet, and I first got intersted in electric scooters, but found a used Firewheel F528, I finally bought one. In 3 hours, I was having a blast, a feeling of freedom I never felt before, I got in love with EUC ! My F528 broke 2 weeks later, but I immediatly got an MCM4, and the adventure still continues today
  15. Yes, speedyfeet during his 1000 miles tour, and one of my friends who had his 1600Wh monster wires that melted on the trail, when he turned it on again it shortcut the PCB burning 2 mosfets, he had to buy a new PCB. I'm not convinced that the mode is responsible for failures because these mods have been available fro years with no such issues.
  16. Hi Marty, I'm not so sure about the Monster being the most reliable wheel Gotway has produced, for now I would place my bet on the gotway MCM2s & MS2, the older 2015 designed EUC, the Monster has had some bad episodes with the wires mealting up & burned mosfets in extreme riding conditions, but you must be right about the firmware, best proof is that in comfort mode, the Monster is as hard as the ACM in hard mode. Too bad that as time passes, Gotway doesn't get better, in 2015 the first 680Wh MCM2 was a revolution, and there weren't any major issues, but nowadays...
  17. Hi guys ! So you may know that I ride very often in the moutains, mostly with "14" Gotway EUC, I really love it because it creates a challenge, your skills & balance are put to the test every instant, there are suprising stuff you would never have thought of, slippery dirt, a root sticking out, rocks that will knock you off when bumping into your pedals.. It will exhaust you sometimes, if you ride for hours, but it's much more managable than foot hiking, the biggest effort being putting your weight on the pedals to climb & being able to keep your balance in extreme situations. I really think every rider should try it, because it will improve your confidence in riding on uneven terrain, and your general skills, plus the most awsome sceneries can be found at the top of a moutain, and what a reward being able to reach something that seemed impossible ! However, I recently almost killed myself by riding near a cliff, and bumping into an unexpected root, I fell off but started running...my EUC went straight towards the cliff, I tried to catch it, I don't really know if it was a good idea because this reflex almost made me fall down the cliff with the EUC, as my hand instinctively grabbed the EUC to prevent it from falling, but the inertia of the EUC pulled me to a dangerous extend.. This episode remined be that anything can happen at ay time and that our instinct might take over during these moments, and this one is a dangerous one. This is not the first time I put myself in danger, I also did it by tring to descend a rocky path with some sand, I almsot hit my head on a rock but thankfully I was able to put my arm forward (see picture), I'm thinking that I might be trying to push my limits too far, and the limits of the EUC too far, not sure. Do you guys think that this kind of riding is worth it ? I still think so but I would like to have your honest opinion
  18. Another fun riding in the moutains, this time my objective was to get on top of this moutain, where there is a castle (see picture below), not easy I had to carry the EUC from time to time.
  19. Yeah, I don't reall know if a heavier rider could do it, the MCM3 has 800-1800W power, not much compared to the 1500-4400W ACM, but at least the cables don't overheat It's only a 340Wh battery, so for a heavier rider I guess a 680Wh would be a must, I can ride about 22km in the moutains before reaching the 20% mark, it regens during the descent but the climbs are very power demanding. I've tested my ACM on the same terrain, it's much quicker in the descent (on flat) but it's weight that makes it sable when speeding, makes it unstable on uneven terrain, let's no talke about the Monster...not suited for my riding in the moutains because unlike @Marty Backe's trails there are a bunch of pebbles, sticks & roots everywhere so balance can be lost quite easily with something as tall and heavy as the Monster. I think that since I've began to ride often on moutain trails, I am a much better rider than I used to be, even when you think you've reached a good skill level, there is always so much more to learn ! Oh, one last thing, the MCM3 pedals are known to be slippery, when they are covered in dirt, in combination with sandals, it can scare you from time to time while riding over pebbles ! @Maximus @LanghamP I don't thing using a tether would be less dangerous, I guess it could get stuck in branches and also if my EUC does fall off a cliff, it might just take me with it
  20. I don't know about the KS14C but the Gotway MCM3 never overheated, even in slopes that I would barely climb on foot..I'm always impressed, and hikers are too ! The downside of moutain riding is that I fall at least once per ride, I have some special warnings to bring up for moutain EUC riders, I'll create a specific topic for it !
  21. How long, about 1h30 climb, & 40 min descent, steepness is between 9% & 32% (extreme), the route is 40% road & 60% dirt, I will try an extreme steep climb today (more than 41%) to see how it handles the climb & descent with I think a hell lot of rocks, for now I'm very surprised with the climbing ability ! I measure this by putting my phone on the ground with an app to emasure. @Marty Backe If you want to climb very steep climbs I would highly recommend the older "14" gotway, honestly you won't believe how well they handle rough terrain compared to "16" &"22" ! Plus they are quite cheap now. They are quite uncomfortable however because you really fell the bumps, rocks & other road imperfections.
  22. Ridinng again in the moutains, the "14" EUCs are definitely the best for climbing when agility is needed !
  23. Hi Marty, Ouch I feel very sorry for you again, thankfully not as dramatic as the last time ! This Gotway wire issue is becoming a pest, I hope they'll think this through, for now I will no longer try climbing moutains with my ACM (I reduced my moutain ride frequency with my ACM because I was always afraid this might happen) & Monster, it's a shame because the older Gotways do it just fine (MCM3 & MCM4), I've ridden for hourw up very steep moutain climbs (so steep I couldn't even ride anymore) with no issues...I think this might be due to the high power motor that pumps so much energy. There should be a warning beep for extreme heat inside our EUC, this would be a minimum. Thanks again for sharing with us your adventures !
  24. Hi, I've ridden with +33°C temperatures at high speeds (+35kph) for an extended period of time on flat terrain with some friends (Monster, MS3 820Wh & ACM 1300Wh) with no issues, no overheating of the cables, I did check the internal temperature from time to time, it reached 63°C at it's max. I have ridden my MCM4 at top speed (23kph) for almost 2h last summer at +38°C on mostly flat ground & trails, never had any issue, I've also ridden an MCM3 up very steep climbs in the moutains for an hour yeasterday with +30°C with no issues, I think that with the V5F+ max speed & power you are safe, these failures seeem to occur only on high powered gotway EUC. I think that on flat terrain you are pretty safe, the issue is when you start climbing a hill, if you look the power output during climbs it can easily reach over the max rate nominal power. I However I still recommend that you keep yourself aware at all if anything strange happens stop riding immediatly !
  25. Argh you are soooooooooooo right