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Smoother last won the day on February 23

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  1. I while back I took my KS14C apart to check on the guide spring that protects the wires going into the motor (someone had come off at speed as a result of a short in this area, attributed to an out of position spring) My spring was fine but I discovered that two of the four grub screws*, that hold the pedals on, were missing. Examination of the rust marks on the pedal pins, showed that one of the pins, had been out of position since new. Conclusion, two grub screws were never installed at the factory. If the pins had moved, its possible that one of the pedals might have collapsed during a ride. However, there was no evidence of movement, only that one had settled in a position that was not all the way in, but in, safely enough. If it was easy to get grub screws* I would have simply replaced them, as they are not expensive; but old style hardware stores are a dying breed, and I don't know the size to order them off t'internet. After a few emails and a photograph to the supplier (Electro-sport.de) Ferenc sent me a new set of four, all the way from Germany. I installed them with a dab of copper grease as they are prone to rust as they are mild steel, and get wet when riding through puddles, etc CHECK TO SEE IF YOU HAVE ALL YOUR GRUB SCREWS, AND REINSTALL THEM WITH SOME GREASE TO PREVENT THEM RUSTING IN PLACE. Incidentally, the parts were shipped from 1RadWerkstatt (official KingSong importer for Germany.) So thanks to those two companies for sorting this out for me. * (for non native English speakers) a "grub screw" is the English name for a threaded bolt without a head, which resembles the larvae stage of some winged insects, collectively called grubs. (why its not called a "grub bolt" I have no idea)
  2. i was riding down the high street the other day when some guy at a bus stop yelled "do a wheelie" i had no reply. Then, when it was too late, I realised, I WAS doing a wheelie.
  3. Cheapest unicycle for beginners to learn

    I laughed when I read this, because I was thinking the same thing. Then I remembered in Calpe , Spain recently, I parked right across the street from this place, in preparation for a beach front ride. www.ecowheel.es they rent EUCs, and hover boards, really? In fact the owner wheeled up on a ninebot, as I was reading the advertising on the building. He asked me if I was interested. I said I have a Kingsong. He didn't seem to understand. KINGSONG I shouted over my shoulder as I walked off towards my car to Suit up for my ride i can't imagine what it says on the liability waiver, " risk of death" springs to mind.
  4. My new MSuper V3s+ and Gotway Screwed Us

    Sorry to discover this horrible situation. Glad you're mostly unhurt But to tell the truth, it looks a lot like several of my Kingsong face plants. Especially my most recent after encountering a few small bumps with low battery. Some thoughts, 1. lucky there wasn't a post, tree or mail box in the " next two seconds" after the wobble started. 2. Gloves aren't wrist guards, despite what someone told me I must assume in a not so recent survey here on this site. sorry if these topics have already been covered, but I've been away for two months and didn't read all 6 pages of this thread
  5. Glad to be alive!

    Wow what a horrible week you've had. Sorry for the delay in responding I've been off the forum for a few months. Glad you're ok physically. Time will reduce the trauma. Want to speed it up? Try this: picture the scene of the truck underwater, or you crushed again the dock, your choice. Imagine it in your head as a photograph. now, still in your head, imagine a comical, brightly coloured picture frame around it, now add silly music like the music that is typically played when clowns enter the circus ring. Now draw, in your mind still, silly bright colours all over the picture, if you're In the picture, draw a silly hat on your head, add a clowns nose, draw ugly glasses, a big nose. Keep the silly music going, draw paper boats on the water, maybe a shark fin. Use your imagination. Now tilt the photo left and right with the music, spin it in circles. Make it zoom in and zoom out. Now spin it and zoom it slowly out so that it shrinks into the distance getting smaller and smaller. Now make it disappear into a speck, and now, nothing I know this sounds silly, but what this does is change the image in your mind from one of stress to one of humour. Once you've done this you probably won't be able to imagine that same image, without the comical stuff your mind added to it. try. It. If it does no good I'll give you your money back. Smoother.
  6. Beeping sound from KS14C

    I answered your pm
  7. Why am I suddenly craving a pizza?
  8. Pedal extensions are illegal in "somewhere" ?
  9. My first REAL face plant yesterday

    What? No! I didn't say that. I have flown to Spain and back, and I have wheeled hundreds of km around Spain, but I haven't tried to take my wheel on an airplane. Two completely separate events. Sorry to disappoint. ?
  10. Awesome KS16S Modification from Facebook group

    Awesome wrap
  11. Glad you weren't hurt. go down the recycling center and pick up some handle bars from a discarded bicycle, then hold them out infront of you when you ride,p in the bike lane, Monty Python Holy Grail style. Then you will look like a bike rider, because, technically the driver didn't see a bike rider in the bike path, just a guy who was moving faster than he realised. Edit. We are invisible. We look like pedestrians but we move as fast as cyclists. Always be prepared to take avoidance manoeuvres.
  12. If you can't see the next 2 seconds of your current route, you might want to sell your wheel and go back to walking. Or get better glasses. I said "see" not "predict". And while our routes may change every day the next two seconds is ALWAYS right there infront of you, even if you've never been that way before. Don't over think what I said.
  13. Firmware version 1.25 anyone using it on ks14c?

    Thanks, I'll upgrade tonight. 40kmph here I come woohoo!!! just kidding. @fourthewin have you connected your app to the wheel (via Bluetooth, of course)?
  14. Just had first wreck, unexpected shutdown on 14C

    Can't help you with that one. Mine (iOS) says 1.23 and 1.25 is available for download. I might bite the bullet tonight and download it since answers to my question about 1.25 seem favourable. To be honest I'm not expecting miracles. I doubt I'll even notice the difference,
  15. My first REAL face plant yesterday

    Hence my Avitar. And yes I was wearing headphones at the time; they help drown out the sound of me screaming, as I crash and burn. ?