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  1. WheelLog Android App

    Now this is a treat ! But how does it work? I installed the zip file onto a Gear S2 via Tizen Studio and the basic initial screen (title, speed, battery, distance) came up on the watch but it did not connect to my Samsung S5 by either WiFi or Bluetooth, nor did it connect to the wheels (KS16b, KS16S). What am I doing wrong ? Also a suggestion: the new parameter string "Avg Riding Speed" is too long, maybe better "Avg Speed"? - However, honestly, I prefer to see Power instead of Avg Speed, it tells you more about the current state of the machine rather than Avg Speed. Maybe even redesigning the whole 1st screen into a grid with more values ... ?
  2. Could you post the actual, raw URL you use to connect to the forum? That might help to analyze your browser's behavior.
  3. What do you think of the Boosted Board and One-Wheel?

    I think we have (key word: bicycle) !
  4. What is your experience with the KS16S until now ?

    WD-40 is your friend Mine does not creak, and it's more silently humming than my 16B and not that much high pitch whining. See my post at: They are higher than those of the 16B because they are angled, which gives a more comfortable stance on the 16S once you get used to it. Speakers are definitely better in the 16S than with the 16B, my opinion. Agree entirely! And the 16S runs smoother than the 16B as it's more powerful and still very sensitive to your movements. Just the range is a bit smaller than the 16B with the same battery.
  5. WheelLog Android App

    Thanks - download is now working. Will try the app later today. Cheers and many thanks for your efforts, @palachzzz!
  6. WheelLog Android App

    Clicking this link I get: Sorry, there is a problem The page you are trying to access is not available for your account. Error code: 2C171/1
  7. King Song KS-16S tire pressure?

    Not quite. There is another recent thread on this:
  8. Personal Light Electric Vehicle regulations (PLEV)

    It should never happen. - I have seen my KS16B running wild at full power (of course, during the one and only incident where I went riding on camera without a safety strap; talking about Murphy's law), as well as videos of other EUCs wheeling savagely out of control. It happens even to the most experienced riders given adversarial, unpredictable circumstances - and this forum is filled with dramatic accounts of many of those. Provided with the ability to reason we can and IMHO therefore should (in analogy to Kant's categorical imperative - hey, Germans invented it!) proactively minimize the risk to ourselves AND others. It's not unheard of. Just like with the many other accepted rules for the benefit of our (German) society (safety belts, traffic lights, gun control, you name it). As a side note: have you ever considered the penalty and costs inflicted on you by your wheel inadvertedly scratching that parking new BMW or actually causing a full blown car accident by a runaway EUC (perhaps going downhill?!) - without being properly covered by liability insurance (which is currently not available at all for EUCs in Germany)? That could easily lead to personal bankruptcy. Talking about risk / benefit analysis ... In summary, you don't seem to be a person afraid of taking risks while wheeling, also judging from the display of how you wore your helmet on your recent breathtaking, gorgeous moutain tour with @Tilmann in the Alps. - May the force / fortune be with you !
  9. Personal Light Electric Vehicle regulations (PLEV)

    Agreed. - But what would be a better and for current wheels practicable solution? I'd really like to know!
  10. Personal Light Electric Vehicle regulations (PLEV)

    Sorry for the obscene multi-quotation list below, it could have even become much longer ... My point is: a tether (of flexible yet durable fibre) one end around your waist the other firmly connected to the wheel resolves (a) technically and legally the problem of required brake redundancy, (b) accidental death of the wheel by drowning in a nearby river or lake and (c) greatly reduces the risk of your wheel hurting other people (or property) after you loose immediate control over the wheel for whatever reason. I really think a tether should become mandatory for riding EUCs to protect our environment. Otherwise, what would your defense be if your 15kg wheel crippled an innocent child that happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time?
  11. KS-16S - Handle not staying locked

    I opened the handle (4 small screws from beneath) and applied small amounts of WD-40 into the shafts, then reassembled the handle. That loosened the mechanical parts and now they close and open easily (and also stay locked when pushed inside).
  12. KS16S Is Not For My Wife

    I upgraded recently from my faithful KS16B to the new KS16S, still keeping the KS16B. It took me about 400km on the KS16S before I felt the same confidence as with my 16B after (real) 1500km. Why? IMHO, the 16S is much more powerful and reacts faster (and smoother) to acceleration, turns etc than the 16B. One has to be more precise and measured in your commands to the 16S. That and the angled pedals. I now have a significantly wider stance on the 16S than on the 16B. I started with the usual closer stance on the horizontal pedals of the 16B with resulted in pain in the ankles and knees on the 16S. However, with a slightly wider stance on 16S without the ankles touching the wheel the pain is now gone and I have a very comfortable and stable stance. The dipping of the pedals in narrow turns was becoming really annoying on the 16B until I re-calibrated the front (where the on/off switch is located) a few degrees up. The 16S so far has (without any calibration from myself) no detectable dipping in turns. I ride in player mode (the stiffest setting). So essentially what I would recommend is keep on riding the 16S, it soon will be highly rewarding !
  13. KS 16 - B Not Working

    @KingSong69 : answer is in that thread:
  14. KS 16 - B Not Working

    @RobValley I had the same problem, described in this other thread:
  15. speed for riding up the hill

    Dear @ubertoad you asked: The following thread took a closer look on that subject, including a mathematical estimate of "save" speed going uphill at a given weight and slope: PS.: There are also a number of other threads mentioned in that topic that discuss various aspects of this issue: