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  1. So my mten3 inner tube got a puncture last week on the way into work. I was able to ride to work but it went completely flat by the afternoon (which is when I realized I got a flat). I filled the tube back up with a hand pump, god help me that took like 300 pumps to get it filled, I will get a foot pump next time. I could barely hear a very muffled hiss and it took over 30 minutes to deflate. This made me think that the hole was a pin price and not a gash. I tried to lever the mten3 tire off but broke 2 of the 3 plastic tire levers. I was hoping I could just do a rubber cement round patch, but the tire was not cooperating in this cold weather. I bit the bullet and bought 16oz of dirtbike innertube Slime. They were not kidding that it was a mess to use. I overshot the fill a bit and I think used 6/7oz instead of the recommended 4oz. It sealed the tube up immediately, no more hiss sound. I filled the tube back up to 45psi and it has been holding steady for 2 days. The Onewheel guys put slime into their tires from the factory and it's given that product a greater amount of tire reliability. The mten3 tire is ridiculously thin, I can't imagine how that innertube won't inevitably pop. Slime should help, or add an hard innertube protector against thorns, or convert to tubeless and use slime again. A small bottle of innertube slime (get the innertube one if you have an innertube, it is thinner and meant for a different pressure) is around $4 on Amazon, get one because you will need it eventually.
  2. Hello All, People usually ask me about how can i stand in balance while riding my euc. I have recently heard about spherical tires for cars. But this can be better for a euc bcs one can never lost his/her balance. Of course, for such a modification, EUCs have to upgrade their gyroscopic circuits. I just wanted to ask if this modification is simple or not? What do you think? Is this the future?
  3. 16" Tire Width Options

    Curious to see the favorite tire size preference for the favorite 16" EUC category....
  4. After 13000 km I had to change the tire on my ACM. I've put on a Schwalbe Mad Mike 16x2.125 and it is a totally different ride.
  5. If you are having trouble threading the Ninebot One E+ extender stem to the inner tube's 'bent' stem valve then try this trick. Press the 'bent' inner tube stem valve down with a finger until it is in the same plane as the extender stem, thread the extender stem onto the inner tube stem and twist the extender stem tight on using a mm socket. These three pictures demonstrate my approach to threading the extender stem onto the Ninebot One E+ tube's stem valve. 1- stem extender valve not in the threading position 2- press the bent inner tube stem down with a finger (in plane, in line, almost flush with the metal hub) until it can thread onto the extender stem 3- Use an appropriate size mm hex socket to allow easier finger tightening of the extender stem onto the bent inner tube stem valve. In addition to a hand pump I carry a mm hex socket, the extender stem, an air pressure gauge, EUC battery charger and tire pressure gauge while riding to more distant destinations. I find the tire routinely deflates to about 40 psi overnight and I like to ride at 45-50 psi. It takes about 60 pumps from 40 psi using my hand pump to reach 50 psi. Slime markets an air pressure device which I also carry for longer rides.
  6. Hello After more than a year working on my blog about the Mini, I decided a few days ago to monetize my blog, it reached more than 11,400 visitors from 115 countries. By joining affiliate programs with resellers, I choose spare parts and accessories for the Mini. I try to pay attention to quality even if it is difficult. I would touch a small percentage of a sale made, which will perhaps allow me to improve my blog, will see, I start with these programs. https://mini-j.jimdo.com/shop-guide/ It is therefore in total transparency that I announce the creation of a new site attached to my blog, called "Mini-J-S-G" (for the entire title: mini-j shopping guide) (cancelling) jojo33
  7. After 4,000 miles it was time to replace the 16 x 1.95 tire and inner tube on my Ninebot One E+ Taking off the LED ring and plastic rings was easy with deliberate unlatching of several interlock tabs. The pedal bolt set screw came out with an hex tool and the bolt tapped out with a hammer and screw driver. The battery wiring harness, charging wire coupler and LED power connectors separated without a problem. The blue plastic tire tools are essential in getting the tire off and back on. After removing the inner tube, the opposite side of the tire was removed with the blue tire tools. Putting the new tire onto the rim took some patience for the last few inches of tire to hook onto the hub. When adding air to the new tire and inner tube the position of the 'bent stem' should favor optimal external access by the Ninebot extender by positioning it before inflating the tire. Reassembly went well except for one machine screw hole position (1 of 4) which had cracked with use. The screw was omitted from the final plastic component assembly because I dropped and lost one.😠 When tightening the dozen or so other attaching bolts the best results were obtained by loosely screwing all bolts into each acceptor hole and then tightening each bolt in sequence. It's worth noting that the loss of one screw was actually a result of a complex magnetic interaction. There is a magnet which is removed from the plastic housing. It keeps the pedals up when the pedal Bolt allows free pedal hinge motion. I had attached the four screws magnetically to it to avoid losses. While moving the container (picture1) with the magnet and fasteners, the small hex key which was also in the container became forcefully attracted to the magnet. A scattering occurred in the container and when I looked again for the four 'magnetically bound screws' only three could be found. Searching the floor, etc. with a flashlight found no trace of the lost fourth screw of a set which holds a minor plastic assembly which supports the the LEDs in some way. The fourth screw is hardly missed functionally. After removing some of the extra old foam padding the tire and tube replacement was done. I took the tire replacement as an opportunity to replace the male part of the 4 pin Lemo connector which is part of the recharger unit. The soldering task was a tight job but easier than replacing the whole Lemo connector (+ wire and ground wire using only 2 of 4 Lemo connector pins) on both the Ninebot and the charger unit. My original Lemo connector from the charger had some loose wires held in proper position with plastic zip ties and I wanted it to be replaced with a new Lemo 4 pin plug ordered from China, as described by someone on this forum. The new tire rides great but feels very different than the flattened tread of the old tire.
  8. How important is the bent valve stem on my EUC inner tube? I recently bought a KS14C and tore the inner tube on my initial test ride. The valve stem became entangled in the shell (no doubt, due to improper inflation). Finding 14 inch inner tubes is difficult enough, but angled valve stem adapters are even rarer. Hopefully, this is not a common occurrence as repair/replacement is complicated (and expensive).
  9. How long are tires lasting? I just bought a used miniPro and wanted to know when I should expect to replace tires. Is anyone using the aftermarket off road tires? is it easier to install the original type of tire when replacing?
  10. Inmotion V8 Tire scrapes cover

    Hi All, I'm a new rider to the Inmotion V8. It took several weeks to practice before I can actually go around the block. Anyways, now that I am actually riding beside the humming sound of the motor, I am hearing the tire scraping the cover as I ride. I'm riding with the cover on but did not felcro under the pedal. When I properly, felcro the cover under the pedals the scraping lessened. But I'm still getting some scraping of the tire and the cover. The scraping gets worse on paved road versus cement sidewalk. Is anyone else experiencing this? Any adjustment I can make? I've taken the nail clipper filer to try to file the cover down a bit but maybe not enough. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
  11. Sorry if this is answered elsewhere. I went to Walmart to buy that green slime but found 2 variants for tire and tube. Both looked same. Do inmotion V5F+ has tube at all? I can't scratch my head anymore!
  12. Hi all, After "only" 750 km on my Ninebot One E+ I decided to change the tire. It was not really necessary but I was feeling a kind of decrease of performance, increased tilt back in the last 100km. I was wondering if my battery pack was getting weaker but it was cheaper to try changing the tire first So I did, I replaced original one with this one https://onewheel.be/en/accessories/33-ninebot-one-buitenband-16-inch-1950-eur-ninebot.html It is actually not the original one but a thinner one (1.95 vs 2.125 inches). Because of that thinner size I feel it a bit harder to jump/mount on the EUC. But I'll deflate it a little bit and see if it makes it more stable. I think 45psi is too much on a thin tire, I'm not very heavy (less than 70kg). Now the nice part: it goes faster ! Yes a new tire makes a difference. I didn't measure my speed but I felt it faster, better acceleration and less tilt back when accelerating. So guys, if you feel your EUC is not as fast as you wish, if it has a quite high mileage, first consider changing the tire. Much cheaper than buying a faster one or changing battery Have fun !
  13. SOURCE ATOMAN 100 Большое спасибо за эти видео, отличная работа ATOman 100 !
  14. EDIT: As promised I added two more tires to the comparison – 5. Chao Yang H-5167 and 6. CST E-Bike PRO. You can find the description, video, scores and final conclusion below. As some of you may know from my first post in Inmotion thread, I have recently bought my first wheel - Inmotion V5F+. After learning how to ride the wheel, I started using it for daily commute to work and going around the city. I am absolutely thrilled by the wheel, but after few hundred kilometers and some strange and unexpected behaviour I started to doubt the tire that came with it. Therefore I bought 3 other 14 inch tires and made this little comparison that I would like to share with all that might be interested and could find it useful: DESCRIPTION: 1. Hota Tyre Slick, soft rubber tire, with very simple and shallow tread. This was the tire that came with my wheel and quite soon after learning to ride I became suspicious that this might not be very good tire. It could be a good tire but only for asphalt without any surface imperfections. Pros: very manoeuvrable and has a really good grip on good asphalt surface. Not bumpy when jumping down from reasonable heights. Low roll resistance. Cons: it REALY (!) likes to misbehave when you have any vertical lines or deformations along your route, you are immediately “railed”. This might be because when it warms up it gets “mushy” and the slick surface probably seeps into the deformations on the road. Uncomfortable when bumping into curbs. Before I tried other tires I thought that I maybe don't know how to handle the curbs because my knees sometimes hurt after longer rides. Now I know that is not the case because I never experienced this with other tires. For some reason this tire was also unable to hold the pressure above 40psi. I would pump it to 45psi and after few kilometers it would be back to 40. I used the same inner tube on all tires I tested. 2. CST Rhino King This is new model from CST with “puncture protection” and the most expensive electric bike tire I could find on Alibaba/Aliexpress/Taobao, so I thought it might be good. It is by far the most hard / rigid tire of the whole bunch, with relatively complex and very pronounced tread. This would be a very good tire if not for one fatal flaw. Pros: Stable during straight riding, good grip both on asphalt and gravel, quite comfortable when bumping into curbs, has puncture protection. Cons: Well this tire has one fatal combination for the EUC – it is very hard and it has such a steep fall-off on the tread that it is almost unreasonably difficult to control during leaning left or right. When you ride straight with only small left or right course changes it is perfect, but when you need to make any little bit more aggressive turn or lean into one side, you really have to work to keep the wheel from falling down :-( 3. Schwalbe Big Apple So called “balloon” tire, from well known Schwalbe brand. Simple and shallow but dense tread on soft and almost slick rubber surface. This tire has different construction from the other tires, with soft, paper thin side walls from different material (think its kevlar reinforced?) and is very deformable when not inflated. Many sources say that it has to be inflated to minimum of 55psi when used on EUC or otherwise you risk damage to the side walls, so I tested it both on 45psi (like other tires) and on 55psi. This is the only tire with slightly lower width – 14x2.0 (others are 14x2.125) Pros: Best tire for bumping into curbs and amortising any kind of bumps, especially when inflated to 45psi, but even on 55psi it’s still the best in this regard. Very good grip on asphalt. Relatively good directional stability, especially considering the shallow tread and soft surface. Low rolling resistance. Cons: Bit bumpy when jumping down from curbs, not the best grip on gravel. There is also potential damage to side walls (as reported by dmethwin on Firewheel thread). I travelled 80km on this tire and even after this low mileage there was some black dusty “residue” coming off the side walls when I dismounted the tire from the wheel. Not certain how this would influence safety in the long run. 4. Chao Yang H-5146 Tire from harder rubber, but not like CST Rhino King, about half as hard. Pronounced and complex tread. Pros: Most stable tire of all tested on any surface, it just goes where you want it to go without any unexpected surprises. Inmotion V5F+ is a very agile small wheel, which sometimes represented a challenge for relatively inexperienced driver like me (total of 800km in 45 days) when faced with nasty road anomalies , but this tire gives it another dimension in stability without compromising manoeuvrability! Very good directional stability and handling of vertical anomalies on the asphalt surfaces. Good grip both on asphalt and gravel. Cons: Could be better when bumping into curbs, but this is not a real con, only wishful thinking after being spoiled by bump amortisation performance of the Schwalbe Big Apple, which is the only tire out of the tested ones that is better in this regard. This tire has quite pronounced grip and therefore two slick tires have a little bit lower rolling resistance. 5. Chao Yang H-5167 Medium soft tire with added puncture protection layer. Very complex and relatively pronounced tread. Pros: This tire forced me to rethink the score table. I expected something quite similar to Chao Yang H-5146 just with added puncture protection, and although these two tires share many good characteristics, this is in some aspects entirely different beast. In one word – SPEED – this thing rolls like crazy, I was actually convinced that my V5F+ somehow restored to the lower speed limit after the tire change because I have never before reached 25km/h speed limit and tiltback so easily. And the best thing is that it manages to maintain almost all of that wonderful control and stability that H-5146 exhibits. Great handling of anomalies on the road, good impact absorption when bumping into curbs, not bumpy while jumping… and on top all of that it has additional puncture protection layer. Cons: Slightly less (5-10%) controllable than H-5146, probably due to crazy good rolling resistance 6. CST E-Bike Pro If I am not mistaken, this is the tire that usually comes with Kingsong and Gotway wheels (although I can't say how it behaves in sizes other than 14 inch !). Medium soft rubber, pronounced tread. I just had to test at least one more CST tire to have something from another serious manufacturer as a reference to compare to the two Chao-Yang’s. This tire is made of different rubber compound, it’s not super soft but it sticks like crazy, reminds me of the winter car tires. It is also the only one of the tested tires that screeches on the glossy surfaces like marble tiles and those surfaces in shopping mall garages. Pros: Good rolling resistance, great grip on asphalt and good on gravel, fabulous handling of curbs and jumps (very close to Schwalbe Big Abble, and that is a balloon tire -could be that rubber compound?) Cons: Slightly sharper fall-off from the center of the tread to the sides – not nearly as unusable like on the CST Rhino King, but you can still feel it, especially when compared to the Chao-Yang’s. This makes it bit less controllable and sometimes “jerky”. Although it has good grip on the gravel, you have to work more due to that fall-off to keep it under control when wheel bumps around on the uneven surface. I am probably just spoiled by Chao-Yangs by now… VISUAL COMPARISON: SCORE: Tire brand / type Hota Tyre CST Rhino King Schwalbe Big Apple Chao Yang H-5146 Chao Yang H-5167 CST E-Bike Pro Size 14x2.125 14x2.125 14x2.00 14x2.125 14x2.125 14x2.125 Ride Comfort 8 8 10 10 10 10 Control 10 2 9 10 9 7 Grip Asphalt 10 8 8 10 10 10 Grip Gravel 4 8 6 8 8 8 Impact absorption 5 8 10 9 9 10 Directional stability 2 10 8 10 10 10 Temperature stability 4 10 10 10 10 10 Rolling resistance 9 8 10 8 10 9 TOTAL: 52 62 71 75 76 74 I am not expert on tires and all of the above are only my personal impressions and conclusions after using these tires on my EUC. All of the tires are tested on the same Inmotion V5F+ and with the same inner tube (Tube brand is Chao Yang). I tried each of the tires for at least 80km. CONCLUSION: Chao-Yang H-5167 is the tire that stays on my wheel. It’s simply best overall and checks practically all important “boxes”. H-5146 would be best beginners tire, it’s so controllable, relaxed and forgiving. Both CST tires have great rubber compound, but the tread has this pronounced center section and then somewhat steep fall-off, which results in less smooth experience and requires more work to control the wheel.
  15. Hi, I am 40 years old total newbie, who after month long lurking around the forum and gathering all the useful insights and reviews decided to buy Inmotion V5F+ as my first wheel. Reading all the positive experiences I bought the wheel through @Jason McNeil and can only say that his highly regarded status is more than deserved, man has been very forthcoming and answered all my questions before and after the purchase. Wheel came in perfect condition, with some very nice and useful accessories like the handle and protective cover added for free by Jason. Through watching the videos and reading all the helpful advices on the forum, I managed to get a grip on the wheel in few days and now after 3 weeks I already have 550km on it. I am using it for daily commute to work when the weather allows (8km in one direction) and for strolling around the city. After years of only driving by car it feels like re-exploring the city all over again. After one week my wife and older son also started learning. Son is already able to ride very well and wife is able to ride 10-15 meters You can imagine that the wheel took some beating serving as a learning wheel for three people, but so far it is performing flawlessly. It has plenty of range (I am 82kg and it still had 29% battery left after 34km trip), more than enough speed for the first wheel and it climbs up the steep hills very easily. Obviously I don’t have much experience but my only gripe might be with the tire that came with the wheel. Tire is “Hota” brand in dimension 14x2.125, it is kind of “slick” tire and I find that it lacks some grip on the fine gravel. When it gets hot after longer rides it gets somewhat “mushy” and it is not able to hold the pressure above 40 PSI - I pump it to 45 and after 10 minutes it is again on 40 (on the tire it states – inflate to 36 PSI). I would like to know has someone experimented with tires and found out which ones are the best all around tires?
  16. Ninebot One Cannot Pump Tire

    Hi all, I got my first EUC on Wednesday evening. I had some practice with a friend's so was able to ride that evening...I rode from my apartment to my office and back without incident. The next day, I rode from my apartment to my office. I had some trouble on the way and had a few minor crashes; I soon found out that the tire was completely flat. I'm unsure if the inner tube has a hole or if the tire just went flat. I had not yet pumped up the tire past how it arrived in the box. I attempted to follow a few videos online but my valve is too awkwardly placed to work. I'm unclear on whether I have a manufacturer defect or I messed it up in a crash or I'm just an idiot. Here are some pictures of my valve...I can't the valve extender through the hole behind the LED ring OR between the tire and the chassis. http://imgur.com/OWstWBr http://imgur.com/lwtqnPM http://imgur.com/3YRAdTt I contacted the seller (ninebotus.com) yesterday but haven't heard back yet. Any advice would be appreciated.
  17. I weigh 70kg/55lbs I'm currently at 3bar/40PSI The tires say between 2.5-4.5bar/36-65psi Less tire pressure seems easier to ride. Why would having more tire pressure be beneficial? I'm asking because I haven't been on different terrains/streets. Edit: Added my weight
  18. I think I have the best unicycle tire with greatest grooves in tire of 1,5mm for an unicycle (Gotway Msuper2): it is a 18x2.5 64/355 tire But still I have frequently flat tires because of pieces of glass on the route. Every time I have to dismantle the unicycle. repair the inner tube or buying a new inner/outer tube. I have paid 80 dollars for one inner+outer tube. But this is not the solution: I have still flat tires. 1,5mm is not enough. there are 18 inch tires with big grooves but the naming of the tire is different. I do not know if it will fit. even the seller does not understand me when I give my tire size. apparently the namings for bike/unicycle is different than car/big moto. and there is no correlation? correct? even if we talk about the same tire, since nobody knows the correlation between namings we cannot know if it will fit. e.g. 120/100-18 my tire is named 18x2.5 64/355 how do I do the conversion between tire namings. There are sites for conversion of tire sizes but it is between inch and meter not between the two namings mentioned above
  19. Fixing a flat

    I just had to fix a flat tire on my 14-inch unicycle for the second time, so I took some pics during the process. I also installed a mud flap to reduce the amount of crap that gets thrown into the battery and control board. Here's the album: http://imgur.com/a/rEv6a
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