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Marty Backe

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  1. I received my sample V10F tonight from Inmotion (thank you @Jeffrey Scott Will). I have it for a few days and I'm going to try and get some good riding in. Tomorrow (Friday) morning it's heading to my mountain proving grounds. Excited to see how it handles tough hills. Most of my commentary will be in the form of videos that I'll post here. So far I've only filled the tire (nice valve access) and took it for a short spin down the street. Very favorable first impressions. The pedals are insanely large (in a good way), and very high. My model has clearly been used, and the pedals have lots of scratches. I'm wondering how the hell they got scratched up because you can take steep/sharp turns on this thing and it doesn't seem possible to me that they can hit the ground The headlamp is impressively bright. I'll test more, but my sense is that the throw isn't quite as far as the new Gotway headlamp, but the V10F headlamp throws a much wider and smoother light. So everything in front of you and to the side is brightly and evenly lit. The Gotway light is more intense but not nearly as pleasant. After I feel more comfortable I'll test it at full speed to see if it provides safe illumination for high-speed night riding. Very nice so far. KingSong needs to up their game here. One last initial observation: the motor is loud. It certainly doesn't have the annoying high pitched whine of the 84-volt Gotway wheels, Rockwheel, etc. But it's not nearly silent like the Tesla. It's a pleasant sound, but people will certainly hear you coming. I'm putting feelers out, but does anyone here know where I can get the compatible Android app? The Play Store seems to be a bust
  2. Kingsong 14s possible bluetooth connection problem

    Are you actually able to connect with WheelLog, but everything is zeros? Can you connect to the bluetooth music module? I.e., do you see the KingSongMusic as a device that you can connect to? Have you tried connecting with another device (Android phones, tablets, iPhone, iPad, etc.)? This will help to eliminate an incompatibility related problem with your phone (or whatever device you were trying to connect to).
  3. My Inmotion V10F Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    I know I really wish I had the wheel longer to see if the one spin-out was a fluke. I only have a sample of two
  4. New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    This is what enthusiasts (Inmotion employees) design, and then the marketing department gets a hold of it and we get the V10
  5. New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    OMG, do you know how many of these you'd sell if it was made. This has got to be the coolest look EUC that I've ever seen! WOW.
  6. My Inmotion V10F Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    My intent was to do more controlled tests (hold the wheel and lean it over), but it failed before I got a chance. But I remember doing one early on and it turned off much later than my Tesla. So it didn't surprise me when it keep spinning in the grass as you see in the video.

    The Tesla is noticeably faster though. You don't have to think and you're going 25-mph with the Tesla. You working the V10F to ride in the low 20's. I'm no motor geek, but maybe Inmotion designed this motor for more torque than speed, in which case they succeeded.

    Yeah, I doubt my riding broke the wheel. The rubber pedal covering has got to go. But no wheel is perfect, and this is easily corrected. Part IV will show the technical aspects of the trail riding Maybe it's a toss up between the KS14S and this wheel for trail riding. But as a general purpose wheel I would certainly pick the V10F over the KS14S even though I would be giving up the great trolley handle of the 14S. I do think the V10F trolley handle would be a lot more serviceable if it wasn't so incredibly loose. It really needs to be firm with a tight pivoting mechanism. It doesn't match the quality of the rest of the wheel.
  9. The Photo Thread

    I take that as a no. You would be long long gone by the time any police responded to a rare complain. In the vast majority of cases, the average person doesn't place our quiet EUCs in the same category as a 'motorized vehicle'.

  11. My Inmotion V10F Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Here's where the wheel overheats
  12. My Inmotion V10F Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    The wheel started with 100% charge. The mountain trail riding was ~15-miles which brought it down to 65%. The charger managed to charge the wheel up to 85% at night, but died before it could complete the charge. The wheel had been dropped shipped to me from an event that they had in Seattle I think. It didn't come directly from Inmotion. I think they only have a few wheels and they are shipping them to 'the next event' after every weekend. What's interesting to me is a whole slew of "production" wheels are going to customers as we speak, yet there's no released App, and Inmotion has no production wheels to show off at their events. Let's hope the production wheels are solid.
  13. The Photo Thread

    Do you see many police on the trails issuing tickets, I ask sarcastically
  14. My Inmotion V10F Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Yes, I tried various combinations of short & long presses
  15. My Inmotion V10F Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    In this case I guess it's a good thing I didn't know how Inmotion wheels turn on. I thought maybe it was a self-test feature run every time the wheel is turned on. No, WheelLog would not connect
  16. My Inmotion V10F Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    The battery level was ~85% the last I checked. No smoke, just flashing red LEDs. The wheel had been showing strange power-on behavior. Since this is my first Inmotion wheel I thought it was normal, but apparently not. I always had to press the power button twice to get the wheel to stay turned on. The first press would cause the wheel to turn on for ~5 seconds, then it would turn off. The second power button press would be the keeper
  17. My Inmotion V10F Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Keep in mind that this was a pre-production unit that has been through God knows what. I really wouldn't hold this failure against them. But I understand what you're saying I'll be curious to hear what went wrong, if they let us know. Eventually watch the whole video series. It's a solid wheel.
  18. My Inmotion V10F Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    I rode it in my driveway (a normal driveway, not a cross-country trail like yours ). Turned it off, ate lunch, put in it my truck, drove to Griffith Park, took it out to start showing everyone, and it wouldn't turn on. That's the whole story.
  19. My Inmotion V10F Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    I doubt it's the fuse. The side panel LEDs were all on, flashing. I may never know what failed. Depends on if Inmotion wants to let us know.
  20. My Inmotion V10F Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Maybe my stress test was too much for the V10F Saturday it died An hour after my last usage, right before the Los Angeles Inmotion Ride event, it would not turn on. Side panel LEDs all red. Obviously a big disappointment for the people who wanted to see it (there even was a guy there from France). This wheel had been through a lot before I got it, and other items had apparently been replaced. Pre-production, etc. Will be interesting to see what they discover broke. So I will not be producing the review video that I had hoped to make. This stress test and my inline commentary is it

  22. The Photo Thread

    @1Wheeler, @noisycarlos, @Jrkline "Wheel Whisperer", myself, and @Jeffrey Scott Will enjoyed some great riding in the hills above Los Angeles. Here we are on the Helipad in Griffith Park. A gorgeous evening for riding.
  23. Short notice I know. @jrkline and myself will be riding the full Rincon to Cogswell Dam loop this Saturday, at 9am. It's 25 to 30 miles. Looks like the weather is going to be hot, so bring plenty of water and energy food. Some of us have ridden half the loop, the out-and-back Cogswell side. Today we will depart on the South side of the mountain range, climb up to the ridge, and return via Cogswell on the north side of the mountain. Although half of the ride is mostly downhill, I think this should only be attempted with a wheel that has 40+ mile range, to be conservative. Otherwise you may end up with a 5+ mile walk at the end. See the previous posting for details on where to meet, fees to be paid, etc. @jrkline @noisycarlos @Questor @nbxpq3 @Sketch @Roll Model @enigma35 @csmyers @swvision @Ando Melkonyan @abinder3 @captainwells @Tjtripp