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Ando Melkonyan

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  1. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    and thennn there is the experience of actually getting high riding fast and surviving..
  2. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Also true. Ive been riding around in the city for so long that i know all the humps n bumps by heart. So im usually flying by using the bike lanes doing 18-22mph. Occasionally ill get on the sidewalk and start swerving between trees and posts . The tesla is fun for pretty much any type of riding. Not to mention if you ever need a shot of adrenaline you can just take it over 25mph and see how long you can last
  3. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Once again you make a good point.. I have to agree with you Marty. Tesla's range depends on how much fun you want to have on the way to your destination.. about 35 miles of fun is guaranteed till the annoying beeping begins. Although I do enjoy carving left and right at slow speeds on the sidewalk.. so im still confident i can get 60 miles out of it if i wanted to.
  4. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Im 155lbs and i will get 60 miles out of my wheel! You guys just sit back and watch me make history and prove @Marty Backe wrong
  5. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    67 miles.. not bad for my first weekend with the tesla. Did 28 miles with 51% battery left. I think i can get another 32 miles out of it if i put it back in soft mode and stop racing with cars The numbers dont lie Marty. Unless the app is lying
  6. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    @Marty Backe we can start at Griffith park and ride through hollywood>west hollywood>beverly hills> santa monica<back to Griffith park
  7. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    OK Marty.. challenge accepted! I dont want to take your whole paycheck though. I feel bad. Maybe ill just take your new ACM . I was going to say YES to your Griffith Park proposal but now I've got a bet to win. Im thinking about doing a round trip to santa monica and back to glendale.. anybody want to join me for the ride? Marty might ask for witnesses.
  8. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    butttt... i still believe a slightly wider tire would make the tesla better. Its got enough power and acceleration, I dont see why you would wanna go skinnier? @Meng Yang I wouldn't mind sacrificing a couple mph top speed for some stability. It still feels just a tad too twitchy when you take it over 20mph. Speaking of which,.. It drains the battery a LOTT faster when you ride it at speeds over 20mph. I was keeping it below that for the last 3 days and im confident i can get over 60miles range if i keep it below 20mph.
  9. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Status update; Im completely in love with the tesla. Now every time i ride it and take it over 20mph im yelling out WHAT A MACHINEEEE (in my head. lol) Btw I did try Soft mode for a day but then changed it back to Normal. Just took me time to learn how to control the wheel and it kinda forced me to change my riding stance too. You can corner so fast with this thing its amazing. I feel like im on a motorcycle. Tesla = WINNING Another great call by @Marty Backe. Thanks pal
  10. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    You sure know how to make people jealous lol its ok we'll see who has got the coolest new wheel when I fit a 2.75" tire on the tesla
  11. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Sooo it me a couple of days but im happy to report that im starting to like the tesla more and more. Went on a short ride(8miles) up and down the glendale hills last night and loved how easy it is to push up the hills. Definitely an improvement over the ACM. Not that the ACM is lacking power, but the Tesla is felt easier to push up hills, probably because of the added height so im able to grip more of the wheel with my legs/calves. Tesla is looking more and more like the perfect wheel for me, just need to make one tiny improvement, A FATTER TIRE. My comfortable cruising speed with my 2.5"ACM is around 22-23mph and i can easily push it to 26-27mph. With the Tesla however, i dont feel safe riding over 18mph . not cool! maaaybe need to put more miles on it to build up my confidence.. but so far so good
  12. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Wow Marty i can’t believe you’re pulling that off. That’s would ride like a dream! An ACM with Tesla’s power also im already starting to like the Tesla more. I put it in soft mode and it feels more like the medium mode I’m used to on the ACM. I will start enjoying it more after the pain is gone, hopefully. Thanks for the encouraging words @Meng Yang
  13. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    It’s probably both. Tesla’s pedals are higher and angled up slightly which kinda forces you to squeeze the wheel when you stand on it. That’s why it’s so easy to maneuver, but the acm feels more planted and stable(in my opinion) because the pedals are lower, even though the Tesla has a lower center of gravity. I just realized a lot of what I’m saying won’t make sense to most of you guys because I’m comparing the Tesla to a one of a kind modded Acm. But even with all the things that annoy me about the Tesla it’s still an awesome quick wheel. If only i can figure out a way to fit a wider tire on it without having to destroy the shell.
  14. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    First day with the Tesla and so far... meeeh. You guys hyped it up too much. I miss my ACM. I guess i got used to the fat tire on my ACM.. the Tesla feels too twitchy for me. Not to mention it’s killing my calves 😫
  15. My Tesla Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Marty, the only thing i need the extra range for is to rescue you out of the mountains.. 😂 Lol seriously though the only time i need more than 30 mile range is when I’m out riding with you guys. Pretty sure you’d let me use your ACM, if need be,.. for your own safety 😬