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  1. Rubber thickness?

    Keep in mind that motorcycle/scooter/moped tires come in rim sizes, not in tire sizes. So a 16" motorcycle tire sits on a 16" rim, while on an EUC the 16" refers to the diameter of the running surface... So probably the 14" motorcycle tire is already to large for a 16" EUC. Didn't measure the rim size though.
  2. German Discussion Group

    Moin, Im Hannoveraner Raum gibt es schon so ein paar Einradfahrer. Regelmäßiger Treffpunkt ist das Skate by night Hannover: http://hannover.skatebynight.de/ Termine für 2018 sind noch nicht raus... Wir sind meist mit so 3-5 Einradfahrern dabei. Kannst dann ja gerne mal vorbei kommen! Der @_Patrick_ ist da auch gelegentlich mal aktiv, @RenaissanceMan kommt auch aus der Region.
  3. IPS 191 Turns on but starts beeping constantly

    Wow... just now realized what you were telling me back then. That it's possible to see the the individual cell voltages without opening the case! My mind is blown. Big thanks for that! Why is this very useful feature hidden so deep in the app? Are there more of these hidden features in the app? Just curious....
  4. Winter: 30 Minutes at about 0°C is perfectly fine for any EUC, provided a warm EUC to start with. However, much below that I won't ride my EUC, because I will freeze. You're basically standing still while moving at some considerable speed, so there is quite a bit of windchill and no exercise to keep you warm. So below 0°C I found, that you need to gear up seriously to stay warm, which is not worth the effort for me. This also answers your question about exercise: not comparable to the amout you get while riding a bike. However, I'd say a bit more than driving a car/bus/train. Weather: Most EUCs nowadays are reasonably weatherproof. Salt: EUCs should handle salt well. Not to many moving parts.... Safety: I find that anywhere I can ride a bike safely, I can ride my EUC safely as well. My usual safety equipment consists of a helmet and wrist guards (summer) or leather gloves (winter). But I don't go that fast, not above 25 km/h. If I wanted to ride above that speed regularly, I would surely beef up my safety gear. Safety²: buy a known reliable wheel, don't push it to much, and you will most likely be fine. However, there is always the unlikely chance of exactly that happening. Anxiety seems to disappear after some 100 km without any incident. Difficulty: In my opinion, it's not more difficult than riding a bike. How quick you learn will depend hugely upon many factors. Done any balance intensive sports? Skateboarding? Windsurfing? Skiing? Those seem to help massively. I learned the basic skill of riding in a straight line and some mild curved within 10 minutes, but I consider myself quite well equipped for learning this, being a pretty decent windsurfer. Yet it took me about a week and 100 km of daily practice until I could ride around effortlessly with tight turns, going slow, mounting and dismounting. YMMV.

    Uhhmmmm.... Actually rode like this for about a kilometer to the garden waste disposal site. When you go above 20 kph with an empty wheelbarrow, it becomes quite bouncy.
  6. Learning to ride backwards !

    for me it was just that you have to put some time into it. I started learning backwards riding in spring this year. My tactics was, that after work every day I go past a small skate park, which is at the time usually empty. So I just went there every day for a week and did about 15 to 20 min. of backwards training. No handrail or such, just trying to get going backwards from a stable standing position. The first two days it was like: I'm going... why am I turning? and down I went. After a couple of days I was able to correct, or better said overcorrect that involuntary curve riding two to three times before I had to step off. That number increased over time, and after about 10 or 12 sessions I was able to ride backwards really wobbly and unreliably. After that I didn't train that systematically anymore I rather tried to implement backwards riding in my usual riding style. Nowadays I can do a 180 and continue riding backwards quite consistantly, transistions forwards/backwards work in both directions well, I can idle for a while at times. # Over all I can only encourage every rider to put the effort into this matter, as it really helps you gaining control over the wheel, especially while navigating slowly in confined spaces.
  7. Personal Light Electric Vehicle regulations (PLEV)

    I am well aware of this. But PLEV will include a speed limit of 20-25 kph, due to the lowered standards, like missing type approval. And Id doubt very strongly, that the regular private insurance suppliers would be happy, if they had to insure EUCs that go 50 kph.
  8. Tested - Gotway Monster with Upgraded Knobby Tire

    By the way, that's also a good way to kill the battery. Leaving it in the cold, especially when not fully charged is fine, but before you ride or charge the wheel, warm up the batteries to at least 10°C.
  9. Personal Light Electric Vehicle regulations (PLEV)

    @Mono Well, the poll asked for limits applikable to non ensured EUCs and unlicensed drivers... And I think that under those circumstances those limits should apply. However, there should be the possibility to get an insurance and a drivers license and go faster on an EUC. However, I doubt that over 25 kph is possible without a type approval. And I don't see any Chinese manufacturer caring about European customers enough to go through that trouble.
  10. Gotway Tesla vs KS16S?

    A transistor, combined with a fast acting melting fuse will reliably protect that fuse by burning faster ;-)

    18°C? That's hilarious! I will not go windsurfing below 10°C, while that being the sum of air and water temperature. You Southern Californians get pampered way to much by all that warm weather...
  12. EUC without self balance ¿Can be ride?

    possible? yes. practical? no way.
  13. First wheel for commuting e+, s2, v5f

    Both have an 800W motor, built in trolley handle... the V8 is the lighter and slimmer wheel, with the smaller battery. The KS16 is heavier and bulkier, but has quite a bit more of range to offer. In your case, I'd opt for the KS16, as your weight will eat through the V8 battery rather quickly. But apart from that, those are two fine wheels. @KingSong69: I feel you mistake ride hardness for strength, and are unable to adept to a softer responding wheel. After a bit of getting used to the Lhotz might be soft, but it is in no way as weak as you make it sound. Just because it doesn't provide the hard feeling you require to feel safe doesn't mean you really are close to the limits of the wheel. What I actually like about the soft feeling of the Lhotz is, that by it's softness is able to tell you quite exactly how far you can lean in without overpowering it. This of course requires some driving experience with that particular wheel. You should try a Firewheel, just to get to know how a really soft and mushy wheel fells like.
  14. First wheel for commuting e+, s2, v5f

    After now a full year and 1300 km of Lhotz owning, most of the time with the extended battery, I'd say there are better options nowadays. The Lhotz is very soft, not very powerful and forget the 30 kph... at 80 kg myself I can cruise at max 26 kph, but that's with beeps blaring all the time once you're above 23 kph. At the mentioned 1,93 and 92 kg, the battery will last for about 10 km in cold weather if you push it to the beeps continuously. In the warmer climate in Spain you should get a little more out of it. However, the 2,5" tire is an amazing feature no other 16" wheel offers until now. Another really nice thing about the wheel is how quiet it runs. No high frequency whine, and generally pretty low motor noise. The wheel has been very reliable, very few mentions of cut outs or other troubles. Until now, it has never let me down. As for buying in china, I'd recommend it as long as you are tech interested, know your way around a screwdriver, a soldering iron and a digital multimeter.
  15. KingSong Lawn Mower

    Just recently I hauled some garden waste to a collecting station about a kilometer away from me... using my EUC to push the wheelbarrow. Works really well, but the wheelbarrow really doesn't like being pushed about faster than 20 kph...