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  1. 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.
  2. Hello people, I am looking to buy an inmotion v8. I live in Canada, specifically Vancouver and are having a little bit of a hard time finding a place to buy it from. I have read that the retailer needs to be legit so you can "unlock" the wheel, which has made me super cautious and unsure of where to buy from. Can anyone recommend a place(s)/website?
  3. In an effort to see how many miles I can get out of a single charge, I'm working on draining the battery of my inmotion V8 down to zero. Most of my rides are short, 20 minutes-ish, and roughly 2-4 miles, so it takes me all work week to get there. Anyway, I'm getting close, and just wanted to know if there are any warnings to look out for when riding at a low battery percent? I've been reading other threads, where other wheels get "tilt back" when they are getting low on battery or maybe start to slow down. Do these things happen with inmotion wheels too? When I finally get down to zero % will the wheel just turn off, leaving me with no stabilizing help? Thanks in advance for the help, I'm just trying to prepare myself a little so that I don't end up with a fantastic "face plant" story or worse ...
  4. Ok I'm new to this EUC thing and I must say that my V8 (my first EUC) went through a tropical thunderstorm and came out with a free wash and no issues otherwise. I didn't ride it through puddles deeper than an inch to be safe. I thought of hopping onto a bus mid way, but I figured I was already damp from the rain, so I just finished the trip on the v8. It was a 6km journey averaging about 24km/h and it rode well in heavy rain. And in case, anyone is wondering, yes, I was soaked through and yes I'm really impressed.
  5. Are the Inmotion devices such as the V5F and V8 UL certified? Have there ever been any reports of fires or battery explosions with their products? I've been trying to decide between a V5F+ and a Segway S1 which is UL 2272 certified, but the Inmotion website doesn't mention any sort of safety certifications. The V5F definitely has preferable specs to me, but I'm concerned about safety after seeing so many reports of hoverboard fires.
  6. A few weeks ago my LEDs all stopped working on my Inmotion V8. I get an error in the app when I try to turn them on or off, and handle+button doesn't work either. I know the LED strips are still good, occasionally when powering on or off I will get a flash of LED lights. Reseller extraordinaire @Jason McNeil suggested I try re-uploading the default lighting scheme to the wheel, which threw an error in the app. I've read about the memory shortage issue but would be surprised if it applies here since I only had a handful of custom schemes, including two that were just simple, steady blocks of white/red in the front/back. Has anyone experienced a similar issue and, if so, have you been able to resolve it? The LED lights are fun but I also value them for visibility during night riding. Thanks!
  7. Hey Guys, Finally got my V8 from @Jason McNeil in London UK at wheelgo.com. I can't recommend him enough. Him and his colleague Stefan have been so helpful, generous and patient before and after purchase. I was even able to learn to ride backwards on their beat-up IPS132 before getting my V8 and I'm glad I did! Thank you Jason and Stefan. I've rarely seen customer service like this. I love this wheel. The cut-off button and the trolley are indispensable. The thinness of the wheel and the nice size of the pedals also add a lot to the comfort, not to mention the safety of having a pedal height of 150mm for sharp turns. It's super responsive which is a must, especially with all these pedestrians in London. Here's my issue though. Every time I make a pronounced turn, the pedals lean forward a lot and STAY forward when I'm riding straight right after. I have to lean back for a short time to make them straight again. I'm guessing this is normal BUT I figured I could adjust the angle in the "turning and forwarding adjustment" menu in the app. It doesn't work. I've tried putting the wheel on sleep mode on its side but nothing works. Has anybody succeeded in adjusting how much forward the pedals lean when you turn? Thanks! Took me 6 hours to put the padding on the wheel haha. OCD to the rescue!
  8. I just recently put a deposit down on a new inmotion V8 from ewheels.com. Thanks Jason! I came to find out that inmotion no longer makes the protective cover. I was wondering if anyone has one they're willing to sell me.
  9. Hello, first posted topic and hoping it isn't a stupid one... Can anyone tell me why the wheel spins out of control when it's lifted from the ground and the button on the handle is not pressed? I know that the inmotion app allows the handle button to be disabled, but I can't seem to find out how to disable the initial action of the wheel spinning in the first place. Is this a feature of some kind that I'm just not considering?
  10. Godmorning world! New to this site, acculy just found it for a hour ago and looked around ( Looks realy lovley ) To my quastion, i bought an inmotion awhile ago and i just love it. I do now whant to upgrade myself to an V8 tho i scanned the google it looks like ( atleast what i found ) to be vry expensive with shipping costs so on. ( Or the cost was like 1000+$ ) Req: I would love to buy a Inmotion v8 ( Can even buy an used one, if it still legit and not broken ) i would love to get some good respons where to get one for around 5-600$ or even cheaper if someone knows like order from china or so ( if its safe and not come broken ) sorry for my english but hope you guys can understand! Have a wonderful day, sweden over and out * If it dident accure, i live in sweden. So i need a safe shipping to my hometown
  11. this is how my left pedal looks like after about 500km. Is it that the grip tape doesn't like sand?
  12. Wondering if InMotion V8 can let you dazzle with the lights when the EUC is flat on the ground. Just thinking of it as a landing point for the drone in the dark.
  13. So I bought a inMotion V8 on aliexpress for a gift to someone. I got delivered mid december 2016. It seems the unit was planned for the european market as I got the EU charger ( input = 200/240v) + a cheap adaptor for the US plug. Half of the manual is in Spanish Anyway, after charging it, when I ride, the unit stops when the battery gets around 85% (like it runs out of battery) . I thought it was because of the charger so I decide to use a real US charger (100-240v) for V8 (another one that I bought in september) and charged it full. But again when I went out riding, it did stop again although the battery was 90%. Each time it stopped it was in the same way as when the battery runs out of power ... So now I start to think that it is a general problem with the battery more that with the charger ... I just need confirmation ... what do you think ? Has it already happen to someone ? How did you fix it?
  14. its directional instability drives me nuts. Driving this wheel straight along longitudinal grooves is more challenging than making small backward circles (which is, admittedly, with this wheel surprisingly easy). I didn't have any crash, but the wobbles are crazy scary and make precise steering super difficult. What is your experience? I suspect the main or even sole reason might be the Kenda tire?
  15. I just bought an Inmotion V8 with a fast charger from Jason, and have been having HUGE issues getting it to charge. I have tried replacing the fuse on the box. When I plug it in, the box has one red and one green light on before and after I plug it in. The wheel acts like it receives the plug and starts doing it's little blue charging light. Several hours later, there is not any more charge than it started with (under 25%). HELP!
  16. Hi all, I'm reading allot of different opinions about EUC riders and what they value on a wheel and which use they give to it... although the functional design and characteristics of a unicycle is always the same. Wouldn't be a market for several types of unicycles? When I think about the EUC's comes always to my mind a Ford Model T, everyone rides more or less the same, there's not really big differences, except battery range and wheel size. What if we could have a racing wheel, an offroad wheel, commuting wheel, trick wheel, etc. No commercial interest from my side, just curiosity... but if all the business users can do something with the information i'm sure that the community can benefit. Thanks Regards, Pedro
  17. I recently got a V8, and love it. I normally keep the disco lights off, but today I went to turn them on via the app, and they wouldn't go back on. Has anybody experienced this, and if so, what did you do to get them working again?
  18. I'm thinking about what my next wheel should be. I'm pretty much set on going up a notch for a 16", and it looks like Inmotion v8, KS16(s) and Gotway ACM are the current contenders for best 16-inchers of 2016. Seems like V8 scores here best for quality, reliability and low weight, less for ergonomics and range, ACM best for speed less for overall quality, and with the KS16 handle's great, but the "hello kingsong" is a show-stopper for me, but still hoping they'll finally add an option to kill it in KS16s... Anyways, quite a few people have compared KS16 to v8 (like below), but how does ACM compare to both? any first hand impressions? set the quality and small features aside, it looks to me like performance-wise it beats both v8 and likely the upcoming KS16s too. edit: found this comparison ACM to KS16, but it's not very elaborate edit2: a comparison of V8 to ACM by @Tishawn Fahie (brought up in the discussion below). it's a bit lengthy, but basically praising features and quality of V8, but still preferring ACM for its speed, power and riding feel.
  19. As we are all rational controlled EUC enthusiasts, we bought the V8 purely for its technical qualities - not the shiny looks, right? Ok, ok, that high gloss finish is pretty nice. And positively doomed if you dare using the wheel for what its meant for: riding. Luckily, that thought must have occurred inmotion, too. So, they invented the EUC equivalent of jogging pants: Besides still not protecting the pedals, this cover looks like being up to the job of protecting the shell. It is nicely padded, feels durable on the outside and soft inside. The horrible truth? Not soft enough! If you are riding with a lot of leg contact to the shell, they are sanding down that high gloss faster than I could imagine. Within less than 100km, the sides are starting to develop dull areas. In a desperate attempt to stop this destruction of beauty, I applied even softer material to the inside of the wheel-pyjama: self adhesive alcantara microfiber (http://www.ebay.de/itm/272282244021). Will it work? Hang in there ... I'll tell you in another couple of hundred kilometers...
  20. So it seems to be already "revealed" at official IM website: http://www.imscv.com/en/inmotion/v8 Please share your thoughts (though you might have already in other two threads here). As all the published pictures so far seems to be just computer renders it's a bit hard to say for sure what material are the top "cushions" made of but hopefully it's at least thick silicon coated plastic. Also it's fairly unclear where the battery pack pops out from but hopefully from opposite of the trolley handle. And finally - it looks like without LEDs on it might have smooth coherent black surface so let's just hope one of the possible "colour" choices will be black / off The review is further down the thread at below post:
  21. Hello Everyone, I'm new to this forum and fairly new to riding electric unicycles. I just recently began riding an EUC after spending the last year or so riding a boosted board and Onewheel. I wanted an 18 in wheel, but the ones I wanted were not available at the time. I ended up purchasing a KS 14c with the big battery from Jason at ewheels who is an outstanding dealer by the way. This became my first wheel and I have become fairly proficient on it and like it a lot. I want to purchase two other wheels to enjoy and ride with my family. The three I have narrowed it down with are the KS 18, MSuper v3 and KS 16. I like the idea of the 18 inch wheel for increased stability, but I do like the design of the KS 16 and it's trolley handle. I'm 44 years old and don't push the speed limits to the max. I do like the large foot pedals of the MSuper for my size 12 (US) shoe. I'm 6'3" and weight about 185lb If that helps any. Any input would be appreciated. Of these 3, which are your favorites. Feel free to add other suggestions if I missed one that should be in the list. Thanks for your help, Matt
  22. Inmotion V8 Official Released Version (Video in Chinese) There are some changes compared with the previous sample version. What do you guys think? Are they pros or cons?