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  1. Are there fast chargers for the KS16? I'll take my fast charger on the very rare occasion for my V5, and it's surprisingly quick to do a charge at a coffee shop. I mean, twenty minutes and it's full. I will point out my range used to be no more than 9 miles but as I got smoother it gradually went up to about 19 miles per charge, with two bars left. I weigh 100kg.
  2. The chin guard, for protection, should also have EPS (the same foam in the rest of the helmet). Most of these helmets do not so while they'll protect your face from abrasions they'll work minimally to protect you from the highest peak force. The HJC dirtbike helmets, some of them clearly state they have EPS chins, and seem to start around $140. I believe all Snell certified helmets must have EPS chins bars, but DOT helmets have no such requirements.
  3. You can keep the weight about the same on both pedals by pointing the wheel in the opposite direction you intend to lean. It kicks the wheel out from under you and you fall into the turn with little body movement. This is my preferred turn because there seems to be no pressure on my knees. The bend the knee to turn method always feels like it puts too much pressure on my inner knee and I don't like it. It also feels my inner foot tips from all the weight.
  4. You can easily test all of this by firing up the Inmotion application, cruising to a set speed, and then making a constant speed turn as confirmed by the speedometer. I suspected some months ago my lying cheating body was feeling something different from reality as I tried to duplicate the DPP by spinning my V5F by hand, and no such problem was observed. A negative can't be proven, though, and if my wheel exhibits no DPP does not mean your wheel behaves the same way. But yes, the DPP, severe when I was a beginner, was all just a mere figment of my imagination.
  5. The reaction to the dipping pedal problem (DPP) is to fiddle with your wheel angle but the solution of the DPP is to take more turns more often. The DPP is caused by riders leaning backwards during the turn. Taking a turn at a constant speed does not cause the pedal to dip. Notice the DPP feels exactly like when you lean backwards.
  6. I've never seen a video of a physically unfit EUC rider. I have seen some chubbies, me included, but we can still slam down a 27 minute 5km. Parkour group is way more fit and coordinated than us, though.
  7. Nah, civilians love the MSuper over all my other wheels. It easily gets the most attention. Whenever I take pictures of it in front of something, it looks tiny, like a clubbed baby seal. It just feels so powerful and evil when you ride it, but seeing it on its side it is not very big at all.
  8. I got a snakebite last week when I foolishly filled my tire without using a pressure gauge. The slime did not work at first but then it started to. I put had put the slime in months ago. One week later the tire is still full and hard, like a Viagra commercial. I started sliming due to Marty's suggestion.
  9. That's bizarre. By the way, last night I did exactly what you did (many bolts were quite loose so I locktited them up), and I didn't have a cracked axle either, and my weird flexing pedals went away. Powered up normally. It's solid. Heh I love this little wheel. I also changed covers and pedals on my V5F+; it also suffered from many loose bolts like 6 out of 20 were loose. Like one was dangling. I've never seen a metal screw come loose from a plastic receiver, metal to metal often comes loose. Metal into plastic, never. Except here. So something about EUC'S must vibrate perfectly. When I first got my V5 100% of the handle bolts kept coming loose. Locktited them Suns Um Beeches.
  10. Jason is the man who greatly popularized EUC's in the USA. I almost bought a V8 from him and only did not because of the lack of range. I did buy a V5F+ from him, and now he doesn't sell Inmotion. It's business, I know, but that feels wrong due to the effort he put into popularizing EUCs. Basically he got dumped by his girlfriend after putting in the time. It also would have been very nice for everyone if Seattle had forced the V8 to have double the batteries and sell them at the present price.
  11. Do the fans on the KS16S actually work? I mean, they spin around and all but do they actually reduce the temperature inside the wheel?
  12. That's actually a very interesting read. I didn't think that a Prius has essentially the same carbon footprint as an SUV because the majority of resources to allow the car be a car comes from the parking. It really comes down to the form factor; Teslas and SUV's both have nearly the same envirnmental impact because they demand the same infrastructure.
  13. It's an interesting question, and answering it has been the obsession of economists everywhere. The Inmotion V8 is almost a case study in pricing schemes; someone could do a paper on it if they had more data although it wouldn't show anything new or surprising. If you had really good data, like how many wheels SoloWheel is selling and wheels it has in stock, then you could almost guess the price over time using historical data on other goods. Consider: --Price of V8 on the free market (direct from Inmotion). --Price of the V8 through Alibali). --Price of the V8 through Jason. --Price of the V8 through SoloWheel. The first three prices are about what I would expect from the free market as the price is within 50 bucks of each other, and there's a small markup for profit. Maybe $700 for a dealer to buy a V8? That's reasonable because the seller does have to pay for shipping. However, then the lawyer slaps a constraint that forces the price way up. Pretty much anytime there's a constraint the price goes up buuut we have other wheels that will force the price down. Strong national borders actually means pretty good price controls. I'm guessing SoloWheel used border controls to force Inmotion to accept a deal. What SoloWheel should have done was force Inmotion and Kingsong to accept a deal. They probably tried that and for whatever reason they couldn't (but that doesn't mean they won't). History has been kind to fungible luxury goods; in every case that I can think of, with no exception except the lever lemon squeezer, the luxury good in question is both better and cheaper over time. Fungible goods flow through borders like they are porous (check the bill of sale of your wheel and notice it's usually "wheelbarrow -- $100"). Fungible luxury goods do invite counterfeiting so that is something to be aware of. I think wheels are so sophisticated they would be hard to counterfeit, although a reseller could counterfeit the battery size (probably the biggest cost of wheel I think) and sell that to you at quite some profit.
  14. Another thing I noticed from being on my EUC; anyone notice just how many parking spaces there are? I mean, I feel like I'm roaming through vast swathes of empty parking lots for half of my commute. Generally, I'll see an itty bitty building surrounded by an area about 4x the size of the building. This is not something I noticed in my car; far from it as I'm always moaning the lack of parking. This has to be the primary difference between US cities and European cities, only we couldn't quite put our finger on it (best we could say is "European cities are built closer" but why?). The huge parking lots make the buildings further apart, and then that makes using a car required because everything is further apart. Try this; open up Google maps, set it to Satellite view, and observe the area of buildings versus parking lots. More interestingly, observe the number of cars actually parked on those lots compared to the empty parking spaces. I'd guess the ratio is one parked car to ten empty spots. I'm unsure where I'm going with this, or really why I'm even posting this. It is something I would not have noticed if I stayed in my car; riding an EUC has made me much more 1st person observant of how car-centric we now are. I'd be very interested in the direct costs of making all that parking available. It is some sort of car tax hidden in the higher price of goods purchased at those businesses.
  15. I drove my car to and from work over the past two days, and hadn't driven my car in such a long time that I had a very different perspective from usual. Specifically, driving a car on my local roads makes you appreciate the engineering that went into shaping fast flowing traffic, where you generally do not have to turn your steering wheel very much. There are not many intersection left that are "traditional"; most have doglegs that encourage a yield on red, and I find I simply don't have time to look left while looking for pedestrians (I didn't see a single one at an intersection by the way). While there's sidewalks everywhere, roads are completely car-centric.