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  1. The Vaper's lounge.

    Well, a lot of people actually DO know. There have been numerous scientific studies that show how little harm vaping does, especially compared to smoking. Dr Farsalinos is perhaps the most experienced scientist in this area, that name should help in finding relevant and most probably unbiased studies. Although I have no idea what’s going on with the ready-to-vape e-liquids. I make my own, and menthol (from menthol crystals) is usually the only flavor I use. VG, PG and nicotine being the only other substances.
  2. Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    1017Wh on my KS-16S gives me 50 kilometers, about 32 miles. I do weigh 98kg (~210lbs), so a light person will get some more, but I don’t think anyone will get 50 miles out of 1000Wh with regular riding.
  3. Changing tyre GT16

    I bought an identical tire in a 16x2.5” size for my KS-16S from Yoycart.com. I know CST makes one, but mine is labeled ”SY” with the same font. It is a marvellous tire, especially in 2.5” width, as it is more nimble than the Kenda and Chao Yang 2.5” ones I have, and has a predictable grip even on horrible situations like wet mud or ice. On dirt the grip is great. Available in several sizes here: https://www.yoycart.com/Product/520131047656/Electric_bicycle_tire_inner_tube_tire_14
  4. The Photo Thread

    I love unicycling.
  5. Choosing first EUC

    The tiltback on KS-16S is well designed in my opinion. No sane person will accelerate fast at those speeds, so one won’t reach the top speed overly fast. I often ride the start of the tiltback at 34km/h. I usually don’t even notice the tiltback, even while surfing on it.
  6. I'M TOO HEAVY FOR MY WHEEL (TIRE)

    There is another relatively recent thread on the subject, I hope you’ll find it. The conversation was slightly on the warmer side, and atleast I’m not interested in participating in a new one...
  7. Kingsong - new app

    Justina wrote that a new firmware was well on the way I think already two months ago. It was said to concentrate on the riding modes. Unfortunately haven’t read about that rumor since.
  8. Beat the crap out of the Tesla video!!!

    I see, thanks. I wonder what kind of communication will follow between GW America and the official Gotway.
  9. Purshase recommondation for beginner

    There is a KingSong KS-14D for sale in the classified section. Seems to be used very little and in good condition. It does cost more even before shipping, but I think it's one of the closest you can get to what you wish. Only one request (price) not fulfilled, that's pretty good! As replied earlier, a 200Wh battery does not equal 28km/h or 15km. Lhotz 340Wh = 15km, but after the first 5km the top speed starts to come down from 26km/h, ending at walking speeds. And Lhotz's 500W is NOT a safe wheel to go 26km/h. For 28km/h even at full battery you need more power from the engine AND a bigger battery.
  10. Beat the crap out of the Tesla video!!!

    This video is so easy to see as a complete opposite of what it was probably meant to be. "Everybody look! If you put a bulletproof vest on a Tesla, you can tumble it over on grass!" To see this come from Gotway themselves... Auch.
  11. Deep experience with GT16

    I think I know what you mean. It was laborous, but I believe I was able to secure all connections firmly. Besides proper soldering ofcourse. Too bad I didn’t take any inside photos when all was done.
  12. Speed up!

    I regularly averaged above 28km/h on my suburban trips in the summer, but the grounds are now covered with wet leaves so my average dropped to well below 18km/h. One of my regular trips has several long (over 1 km) straights that I ride at the beginning of the tiltback on my KS-16S, ie. 34km/h. Not on a windy day sure, but even on light winds my shock absorbing 16S is pretty stable at full speed. I always wear full protection when I ride: padded motorcycle jacket and pants, wrist supports and a (bicycle) helmet. The position for me is knees bent a bit for suspension, and I have my feet so that I have good contact at the front of the pedals. Not tip-toeing, my heels and toes are both firmly down. The point is that if a bump or softer dirt is about to slow the wheel down, I have immediate pressure at the front of the pedals to accelerate the wheel to a breaking position and not fall over.
  13. Deep experience with GT16

    Yup! Let's float some more: I know I promised to finalize the project and make it look less horrible. I shall now make the exact same promise!
  14. New KingSong App for iOS... DO NOT UPDATE!

    Yes, the version 1.4 is the good old green app I’ve been using. I read that the KS firmwares can’t be upgraded with the green app anymore, they just won’t appear. Hopefully they get their app together for a proper launch.
  15. After upgrading a 340Wh Lhotz battery to a ~520Wh one (= +50%), I did feel it getting up inclines with slightly more authority. On my KS-16S going from 840Wh to ~1020Wh (= +20%) I didn't notice a change. Other than added distance ofcourse. I believe meepmeepmayer is correct in that modern high powered wheels are indistinguishable regarding the relevant battery sizes, but it makes sense that the voltage sag is proportionally larger on a device with a small battery.
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