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  1. Tesla “choo choo” - dirt clogging

    @Marty Backe s (Marty Beachy) style rides should be fine. There are only three ways water can get inside the motor; where the rim is bolted to the side plates, through the bearings, and beside the motor cables. The rim/side plate interface should have a silicone type seal, so no problem there. the Bearings have water/dust seals, so few problems there (see below). the cable hole is at axle level (obviously) and the actual hole is outside the pedal arms, inside the casing. On King Song, there is a dob of silicone here, but I can't remember if mine was applied in such a way to ensure water tightness. Not sure about GotWay. The bearing seals are not 100% sealed but they are certainly splash proof.* They are also at axle level and center of the wheel so they don't see water when just riding through a puddle. Any water that does reach the motor side plates will be flung outwards by centrifugal force as long as the wheel is rolling at a reasonable speed. Most water encountered in puddles is thrown outwards by the tire and doesn't even see the wheel. The only water the metal of the wheel will see is water thrown up into the case which drips down onto it. But, as I said, centrifugal force will throw it off, as long as you don't stop in or shortly after the puddle. The biggest potential problem is the seal between the two halves of the shell. If you have dismantled your wheel and broken this seal, it won't be as watertight as it was from the factory. If I knew how it is applied I would reapply some once my 14c goes back together. I think the wheel is slid in from the bottom after the shell join is sealed, and the cable then fed through the shell. Ok at the factory but not as easy if your motor/hall-sensor wires are one piece, end to end like they are on the 14c. That's easier to do on some wheels than others. Riding in deep water has a different problem, and that is water getting past the tire valve into the space between the tire and tube. Not much space there, granted, but because the valve stems are sometimes twisted, there is a gap around the hole in the rim. Water in there will probably go moldy over time. Or if it's seawater and it dries out, salt crystals will be left behind. I can't say if there would cause a problem other than it could corrode the rim which might be bare aluminum (not anodised). Probably a good idea to rinse in fresh water, but pick the wheel up afterwards and spin it up to cut off, to spin dry it. * If you have ever wrapped something like rope or a strap tightly around your axle, bearing seal damage is likely. This is an everyday problem, not just water, as there is often a cloud of dust whirling around a wheel in dry weather, and this dust WILL get into the bearings and destroy them over time.
  2. What is the best tire pressure for the KS 16s

    Everyone has a different preference, it also depends on your weight; the more you weigh the more pressure you need for the same amount of support. @Paddylaz advice is good. Once you have some experience, you should experiment. Start at high pressure, ride a few km over different terrain, lower the pressure a few psi, ride the same route. do this several times. Each time you start with a new pressure, bounce up and down on the wheel while standing still or rolling slowly to get a feel for that pressure. When the bounce becomes very soft, you have released too much air for your body weight. a guide: High pressure rolls easier, but can be twitchy and you bounce off EVERYTHING. It's much more easy to get air, which is not good. Medium pressure gives you a bit of suspension so small obstacles get absorbed by the tire rather that bounced off. Directional stability becomes a bit better because more tire is touching the ground. Sharp turns become a little harder for the same reason. Soft, makes turning hard, handling becomes funny, the tire could spin on the rim and rip the valve out of the innertube, and you can puncture your innertube by pinching it between the ground and the rim. you are more likely to bend a rim if you hit a curb or deep pothole hard. Where did you buy your machine? someone in South America wants to buy one and can't find a dealer
  3. That's good to know. Reminds me of the Tom Hanks film; Castaway. Maybe you should call that wheel Wilson.
  4. I've heard King Song can sell you a wheel directly, or maybe they can make an aliexpress exception since you have no regional representation. But....If you're traveling, be advised you cannot take these things on aircraft. Nor can you ship via air with the batteries in, and the batteries are not legally allowed to travel by air as far as I am aware.
  5. Now you're just being ridiculous.....That was last night. Nobody eats Groaty pudding two nights in a row. What's wrong with you man?
  6. Problem with Brand New KS14s

    Yep. That will fix most problems alright.
  7. What are you talking about? I'm enjoying a nice bowl of Flummadiddle right now and washing it down with a delicious goblet of mead.

    That's interesting. I've only worm my full face helmet once. I can't remember if seeing the pedals was a problem. IF I ever put it on again, I'll check it out. Good observation/warning.
  9. Kingsong Range and Performance Throttling

    Wind resistance goes up 4 times for every doubling in speed. So you are using 4 times more energy to overcome the wind, at 28mph vs 14mph (both achievable cruising speeds on your 18s) You probably won't get 4 times the range as other power consumption and efficiency considerations are going on at the same time, which are not dependent on wind resistance.,
  10. @WARPed1701D has an excellent description of an ideal tilt back algorithm on page 1 of this thread. I tried to quote it but my computer froze up three times, so this will have to do.
  11. That's what I was trying to get at. I don't know all the rules of English, but I know when something sounds wrong.
  12. Problem with Brand New KS14s

    So what was the problem/fix?
  13. Nice. Arizona must be a great place to fly. So much good weather, so much open space.
  14. You could use an outlet designed for stoves or air conditioners, or clothes dryers. These are 240V. It would be a bit of a pfaff to get the right plug, but doable. Historic note: European voltage is a bit of a compromise. Most European countries are 220V. UK is 240V. European standardization could not force the change of the entire electric infrastructure of a country (UK), so they came up with a cunning plan: All new standard voltage mains electrical devices sold in Europe must be 230V and able to operate reliably, 10% higher or lower (207V and 253V respectively). Sorted. @KS Poland we could see if your charger will accept a 110V input. Just send me one and I'll plug it into my American Motorhome. It has 110V outlets. King Song 3 pin connector and UK plug please (but you already knew that)