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  1. Both are perfectly acceptable! I don't discriminate! So are you getting excited for your upcoming visit? Hopefully it will be a good turn-out with temperate weather.
  2. Wow that's pretty cool and VERY impressive! It's good to see true artisanry still exists. Makes my Ikea clock at $2.99 seem kinda pedestrian.
  3. I doubt the axle is broken as there usually is scraping of the pedal support against the motor. The bolt might be loose on one side though? Yikes it looks like there was a small explosion in there judging by the blackened wiring and MOSFETS area. I wonder if there was a wiring short somewhere along the motor power wiring. How much do you weigh if you don't mind me asking? Did you do any climbing of hills during those 60 kms?
  4. That's one book I've been meaning to read, but I do get your meaning. I think Gotway is listening to us on the forums in lurker mode as they did seem to move from soldered bullet connectors to soldered and crimped ones as it was discussed on the forums (maybe coincidence). I had mentioned that one link where a wheelchair guy crimped and soldered his connectors for extra security and safety. I don't think we realized how hot things were getting back then though with the EUCs. They also moved to thicker motor wiring after Rehab1's epic thread. When Zlymex documented the connector housing melting issue, and I suggested maybe just using a heavy duty heatshrink wrap over the entire connector area to join things together, they ultimately moved to a clear plastic cover over the connectors which I hope has a higher temperature resistance. Maybe just another coincidence? Now if we suggest moving to even thicker wiring to help reduce wire melting and axle breakage by increasing axle size maybe they might make that move eventually. It's all for the best really. It's difficult to say whether their new motors with the thicker wires will be the end of these wire melting issues that are arising. I guess it will ultimately be a wait and see, trial and error, customer test pilot experiment to see if it helps or not. If your motor was one of the new ones with matching wire thickness to the control board, then it might be axle diameter increasing time? It's going to happen sooner or later I'm sure of it. They are watching us. EDIT: Now imagine if they used super thick Monster cables from the motor to the control board. There's no way they would heat up that much or ever have a chance of melting... that would be so cool.
  5. Ever watch Brain Games? They've got some pretty interesting shows on how distracted people can be. http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/brain-games/videos/brain-games-pay-attention/
  6. That would address a couple of problems (bolts loosening/axle breakage which are rare with Gotway), but it doesn't address the other where the wires are melting. Why not factor it all the way down to the root cause and just revamp the whole axle design while eliminating the entire slew of issues altogether?
  7. Very impressive filming and editing as well as crazy riding skills! I was just wondering how can that guy riding backwards see where he is going - it looks so dark then yep. Good to recognize Tishawn and see his underglow Msuper in the video! It's also interesting to see the dichotomy where on the West coast it seems like helmets and protective gear is king whereas East coast motherfu... ah... East coast riders like to go skin to the pavement.
  8. @Linnea Lin Gotway @Jane Mo If you ever replace the wiring connected to your range top electrical element, you'll notice that they use heavy duty wiring with crimped connectors with no solder. If temperatures are getting that hot to melt wire, connector covers and solder, Gotway really needs to rethink their hardware components and move into the oven/range/automotive level of wiring. KingSong looks to be using a screwed-on PCB metal offset mounts on their control boards to which they screw the wiring from the motor onto using a crimped eyelet connector. Maybe screwed together (+Loctite) and crimped connectors with heavy duty oven grade wire is the way to go. At motor wire/control board wire junctions, maybe consider waterproof, vibration proof automotive grade blade connectors. How much would it cost wheel makers to specify to their motor supplier to use larger bearings and modify the axles, motor covers, and stator support? That way they can use thicker wires and eliminate melting issues entirely rather than going the patch this, this, and this route? If the axle size is a bottleneck for wiring and a weak spot for breakage, why not upgrade it? Make it an inch to an inch and a half thick so it is unbreakable, and then you can pass whatever size cabling through that you want? There's not a lot in terms of components to these wheels. Why not make everyone's life easier by setting some higher standards in the industry. If Gotway has indestructible, thick axles the competition will surely follow. Gotway always seems to be on the cutting edge of speed and improvements. Why not take that extra step and reduce problems so you can concentrate on making new reliable models? Can you imagine how people would be talking about Gotway with praise if they were to beat the competition in doing this? Gotway already has some of the best performing wheels available. Take them the rest of the way so they perform at the high and reliable standards people want of them, and you can guarantee profits will rise while seeing problems drop.
  9. You guys should move these protective gear suggestions over to my thread for easier future reference just in case some newbs join later on looking for good gear. It might be easier to find that way like a year later...
  10. 60 km? Oh man that's a bummer. That's a pretty pricey wheel to go kaput that quickly. Which dealer did you buy from? Jason? You would think there's got to be a better method to secure a bolt? Even with my Ninebot, hammering small pieces of metal into the aluminum housing to wedge the bolt seems a little weird as removing them and reinstalling them wrecks up the aluminum a bit. Maybe a castle nut? https://engineerdog.com/2015/01/11/10-tricks-engineers-need-to-know-about-fasteners/
  11. That's very strange why a loose axle nut could cause the wheel to ultimately burn MOSFETs out. How old is the wheel / how many kilometres are on it? Maybe check with your dealer to see what they think.
  12. You can check out this video to see what is involved. It might be a good idea to open it up and make sure there's no water inside still and dry out components. Distilled water/IPA (Isopropyl alcohol) can also be used carefully to clean electronics components if you disconnect the power I believe.
  13. Funny that you mention it. I actually did do a control test riding at the same intersection. I was rolling across at pedestrian walking speed, looking straight at this SUV which kept coming at me. Only at about 15 feet did she see me as I then waved and waited for her to pass by before continuing. The car behind saw me and stopped. From a driver's point of view you have a lot to process while driving. Most of the time there aren't pedestrians crossing at intersections in the burbs so there develops this complacency. When you see an object with an arm sticking out that registers as something unusual so it demands more brain processing time to see what's up and react to it. Give it a try - seriously I think many pedestrian/car accidents could have been prevented by using this simple gesture.
  14. It was probably purely an esthetic design choice to go with the clean pad-free look. The battery is cleanly integrated under the shell cover. For experienced riders not having the side pads probably doesn't make a huge difference. The Ninebot One E+ pads are not really soft but sort of like a pleather over hard plastic shell cover. I hear for tricks like grabbing onto the wheel to jump up is harder without a grippy surface on the sides. The pads do protect the shell when the wheel falls over so they do have that helpful added benefit. If you're a smooth operator like Vik's the wobbles should be fairly minimal.