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  1. Inmotion V8 distance statistics

    Also posted this as a reply on another thread, sorry for that but I guess it’s valuable information for Inmotion V8 owners or buyers. Some Inmotion V8 statistics, Today I did a new test, and drove around 17 km/h. My weight is 96 kg. And had strong headwind in the beginning and strong tail wind at the end (more side wind than tail). No hills, all flat land. With a few tiny bridges and stops, mostly traveling around 24 km on average. I put the tiltback down from 30 km/h to 25 km/h. I used darknessbot to track my ride (no export function and gps?) Quick summary: Distance 17.1 km Battery left 31% Predicted remaining 9.3 km Average speed 22.6 km/h Outside temperature was 15 degrees Celsius Strong wind Battery indicator was on, yellow-red and my speed was being limited slowly. Was still pleasant to drive. My gut feeling tells me that I could drive another 5 km safely. Which would total the maximum distance at 22 km (could be more) Here are all the screenshots of the app: Hope you get some feeling about the distance that can be traveled with this machine. Maybe with other conditions you can travel further...
  2. V8 covers / padding?

    My InMotion V8 just got delivered yesterday, and I've been able to get two practice sessions in so far! I'm slowly getting the hang of it and am trying to catch the wheel when I lose my balance, but I've managed to scratch up the bottom of the pedals and pedal hinge. What are you guys using to pad your wheels, and where are you placing them? Photos would be great!
  3. FineOne is a serious dealer on Aliexpress marketplace http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/m2jMv7q
  4. So I have finally had time to mess around with my charge doctor and wanted to to a baseline charge log from what the V8 considers empty (tiltbact and shutdown) to full charge. I sat up last night waiting for the charge to complete and the currrent to drop to 0 and it seemed to take forever. I ended up going to bed and leaving it. I woke up this morning and the charger was still trickling 0.03A into the wheel. Looking at the Charge Doctor website the inventor mentions that his Firewheel charger did this and it is well known that Li-Ion should have the charge stopped unpon completion. Trickle charges are not good for the cells. I've attached the charging graph below. Is this normal? I wondered if the parasitic draw of the Charge Doctor could be fooling the charger to keep the power flowing but another chart of a Gotway wheel by the invetor shows a clear cut off of power from the charger. Anyone care to enlighten me what is going on here. Is this OK. Is this bad. Background: This is the first time I have logged a charge with the Charge Doctor. I'm going to do it twice with the 1.5A charger and twice with the eWheels fast charger to learn when and how (V or A) to set the Charge Doctor auto-shutoff for each charger (as the curve and constant current/constant voltage transition will move) so I get the charge level and depth of discharge I want. I will post the results when I have them and expect to repeat this in 6 months to gauge battery wear. Additional Info: The light on the charger LED did turn green just before the charge doctor showed 0.05A but it appeared to have no effect on the output.
  5. Hi! We have just received a fresh delivery of Inmotion V8, KingSong KS-16S and KS-14S, among others. I have €100 / £90 discount (forum members only!), for the following models: * 2017 * Inmotion V8 (480 Wh) black - €1047 after discount €947 or £880 * 2017 * KingSong KS-16S (840 Wh) black matte - €1609 after discount €1509 or £1228 * 2017 * KingSong KS-16S (840 Wh) silver - €1614 after discount €1514 or £1239 * 2017 * Kingsong KS-14S (840 Wh) black - €1244 after discount €1244 or £1044 * 2017 * KingSong KS-16C (680 Wh) black matte - €1232 after discount €1132 or £1015 * 2017 * KingSong KS-16C (680 Wh) black glossy - €1175 after discount €1075 or £964 * 2017 * KingSong KS-16C (680 Wh) white glossy - €1175 after discount €1075 or £964 * 2017 * KingSong KS-14D (420 Wh) white - €986 after discount €886 or £759 How to get the discount? It's easy: 1. Like our new Facebook page (click) and share it on your profile: https://www.facebook.com/ElectricUnicycles.eu/ 2. Subscribe to our YouTube channel (click) 3. Download and rate our mobile app: Android (click) or iOS (click) After it's done, contact me by sending a private message here, or via Facebook / website - simply text "DONE" All unicycles are brand new and come with a 2-year warranty (Europe) and priority support in our mobile app. We also include a protective foam as a gift. Additionally, our clients get 10% discount for accessories. We now have some cool winter tires in black, red and blue colors Our new INMOTION V8 video: Best Regards, Justina
  6. Captainscooterpi L.A. Socal EUC group Going to a larger EUC My Impressions on upgrading from 14" to 16" I got my Inmotion V5F , catchy name huh, on March 30th 2017 and it took me 3 months 2 weeks to put 1001 miles on it. It was an upgrade from a Ninebot one A1, which served as my learning machine. So 14" wheels are all I have ever known. I love the portability and toyishness of the 14" under 30lbs wheels. They prepare you to get bounced off by their very lack of mass and weight beneath your feet. I often wonder why I even need them to glide above the ground, and maybe they are just a crutch for this un-noticed skill I have had all along. Then I hit a hidden salad bowl sized pothole and wonder why I am running all of a sudden with my wheel skidding off to the side. They are fun! So when I decided to get more speed and distance I settled in on the 16" Inmotion V8 for looks (really sleek even with the dizzy lights), the name (I am a car guy so V8), and the familiarity with the Inmotion ride. More on the Inmotion V8 specs and review later. After getting the V8 calibrated with the app to unlock the speed and tweak the lights and warnings it was time to test ride. I had tried the 16" and the 18" wheels at a gas station during a brief meeting with my local EUC club. They were ACM and Kingsong models and really had a vehicle type of ride stability. They felt like firm machinery compared to my nimble V5F lark. The Kingsong 14S and 16S were not available yet to buy, but on another EUC ride I was fortunate enough to try out an 840wh Kingsong 14C from Jeff and found it to be more than capable at getting me up and down the hollywood hills in Griffith Park. It never labored and has great pick up in acceleration. It was a bit more clunky in the corners than my V5F, but that might have been Beginner Wheel Skill Disorder. BWSD is the term I give for the unwieldy feel that a new wheel will have until your body has adjusted to the different mechanics and foot weight distributions that arise from different wheels. This was what I was feeling with the new V8 as I ventured down my hill towards sunset blvd. It would pull to one side or the other in a different way from my old V5F. Perhaps it is learning my style as I learn its. The phenomenon is still the same if not more pronounced with a brand new out of the package wheel. Inmotion has a - SCV forward correction - function in its app that will work after about 10 miles of use. Other models have ride feel adjustments in their Apps, and it is suggested to dial in or use these functions as it will make the break in time more comfortable, and give you more control. This worked for me as well as my body was adjusting to the new geometry of the larger wheel. Going up in wheel size doesn't make you taller, since the pedals are at the same height, but the body of the wheel will rest at different areas of your legs. I have a blister on my right upper ankle and a slight bruise on my left shin as evidence of this. The V8 is only 1" taller than the V5F with a trolley handle. However the top of the body is 2" taller. So for a short guy, the physics of leaning due to the taller y-axis(body) makes the leverage from the x-axis(pedals) less. My body either needs to lean out side to side further or with more force. Its not much more, but there does seem to be a natural learning curve. Combined with the additional weight of the wheel, these are some things to be aware of when upsizing, even within the same company. Obviously since all EUC companies have different designs, this happens when switching Wheel companies as well. I ride my V5F and V8 along the bike lanes and paths of Los Angeles. The streets in L.A. Bow up to drain water to the gutters and the bike lanes and space next to curbs is on a slight angle. This angle can force the wheel into the curb unless I ride the wheel at a little bit more than a 90° angle, leaning slightly into traffic. This has taken some adjustment and learning, so I have had to be more careful even though I have more than 1000 miles of riding experience. Turning is different, not better or worse as far as tightness of turns and control. The wobbles are back as the placement of my feet is adjusted to the new weight distribution, blabbity blah, blah. Enough of the first impressions, Lets skip 50 miles into the future... I really enjoy the 3mph extra cruising speed and max speed in the upgrade. I got to work within a few minutes of my car time average. The V8 feels both stable and nimble at cruising speeds of 15-19mph. The other day I rode over a bowl type of pothole that used to shake my 14" wheel, but the 16" took it in stride even while taking me by surprise. This is only day 3, but the wheel is beginning to learn my unorthodox extreme leaning into the curves. I am still getting used to the larger circumference while turning, because I am so used to the smaller wheel. Its getting much more natural with every new trip. Driving over shallow sand and loose dirt is easier with the heavier V8, but still a lot like dry water skiing. The 800 watt motor easily moves me uphills in dirt and asphalt or to maximum speed without laboring. I like to ride my EUC like a leaf balancing on a spinning top, and the V8 has that sort of stable lightness of a ride. I am only 145 lbs. but the V8 only gets around 21 or 22 miles, with pushing it to the limits and stopping for stop signs, before you reach the dreaded last bar or 20% battery left. The speaker which usually blurts out "be careful" (gotta get it to speak in Chinese) gives you a warning sound that sounds like the warning sound you'd get when a landline telephone used to get knocked off the hook for too long if you start to push it at this point. It limits the speed and gets a little cranky if you jump off a curb or over a large pothole at a fast speed under these battery conditions. All in all it wants the rider to be safe and reminds you of this a lot when the battery gets very low. Although the range is a little lacking, it took me around two hours to drive 22 miles. A 2 min stop to change out a new battery for another 22 miles is no big deal, and probably needed as a rest at that point anyway. Changing the battery in the V5F is a great undertaking requiring great feats of double speed fast motion photography, unscrewing and unhooking for 15 mins just to get to the battery compartment and unhook it. So get the V5F+ if you are thinking of range for that EUC. I have already ordered an extra battery for the V8 and charging port to hook it up to my chargers. To sum it all up, upgrading to a wheel to match ones skill level and expanded use is something enriching and easy to do. The options are all around and so far seem to be growing in numbers. I stuck with what was familiar but larger and more powerful. If Kingsong had their KS14S or KS16S available I may have gone with them. One thing to remember- you will use the new wheel in much the same way as the old one for the majority of the time. It should make these journeys more useful and enjoyable. If you can say that about your upgrade, you've succeeded. Some other brief thoughts... - I thought the larger 16" wheel would be more cumbersome- it is actually just as nimble - I had no idea how the extra speed would be so natural during the proper conditions. You don't miss what you don't experience... - Upgrading to a new wheel takes time to relearn some basic handling of the new machine. ADDENDUM- After 1000 miles on the V8 I would like to give an addendum. Upgrading can include motor size as well, so for extra comparison I will include the 500w and the 800w KS14C models that I also purchased. Both the V8 and the V5f are light-ish EUCs and this is part of their ride and portability appeal. Even though the V8 is almost 2 lbs heavier than the V5f it feels just as light. They are very balanced machines that barely need you except for acceleration. I have found when I jumped off in demonstration of how you run off a crash, the V8 went down the block without me, bouncing over sidewalk cracks till I was able to chase it down. It didnt even fall. This light balance is great for carrying up and down stairs which I do find myself doing more than I thought in my daily driving. In contrast to the KS14C which I also own in both 500w and 800w models, the Inmotions are like Hondas or jaguars. They are subtle speedsters that corner and cut up the trails with absolute ease. You barely feel the acceleration, but it is just as quick as the KS of comparable motor models. They are more suited for tricks and obstacle course type of riding. The 800w KS14C feels like a 4wd 1980 AMC eagle or scout. They settle in at 30 lbs plus or minus, but they conceal none of this weight and even seem to wear it proudly. It does have a ton of torque. You can feel it seem to hold reserve power even as it barrels up a 27° grade. The 500w KS is also as torque-ey for someone of my limited carriage. The ride is shuddery and stiff and feels and sounds like good old american car plastic. This is a good thing. It has the effect of making one feel like the machine is concentrating just as much if not more than I am in a reassuring way. The 800w KS14c has a tendency to overheat on days over 82°F under stress or in direct sun for long, but I have had no such alerts on the 500w model. The Inmotions off-road riding is an exercise in rider control. You really feel like the machine is more like equipment on your feet. The Kingsongs ride more like you are riding a sled or slab suspended on a wheel using your feet. It is a subtle difference, but one that is more pronounced imo on the heavier Gotways and Msupers. I love this aspect of the Inmotion ride. I wish they had a little more torque and more range, I have never been stranded by either, and although I would love more speed, I have recorded 21.7mph on my darknessbot app. 25mph would be good every once in a while. I love the portability and the fact that I have never reached the heat limitations of the Inmotions. I have no idea where I would upgrade to now since Inmotion has stalled in their model upgrades, but others seem to be stepping up. I will see with open eyes and make a fully informed future decision.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. After having used an electric skateboard around town (mainly for transportation) for the past couple of months I realized that enough of the roads around here are a hair too crappy for said skateboard — the board can take it, but I find the ride too rough. Now I'm thinking about switching from the skateboard to a KS16S (or a onewheel+, but that's another story), but having watched a crapton of EUC youtube videos and having browsed thru that "If you fell off EUC and got injured in the last few years, how are you all doing now?" thread, I had a few questions about cutouts: 1. How common are cutouts? As in are cutouts one of those things that aren't so much a "if you have one" thing as a "when you have one" thing? 2. From what I've seen and read I get that the beefier the EUC, the lower the risk of cutouts, and the closer you hang out at the max speed of your EUC, the higher the risk of cutouts, but what are some other things that raise or lower the risk of cutouts? 3. If I'm around 175lbs (80kg) and I don't plan to go much faster than, say, a bicycle that's cruising around (that's about as fast as I care to go on the electric skateboard), are cutouts something I should worry about if I'm looking at a KS16S? And unrelated to cutouts, I have two other noob EUC questions: 1. If I'm buying in the US, is ewheels.com the way to go? Or are there other sites I should also be looking at? 2. Is carrying grocery bags in your hands while riding an EUC a bad idea, balance-wise?. What about shifting the bags around like you might do if you were walking around with heavy bags and your hands were getting tired? 3. The inmotion V8 was the EUC I was actually interested in (because in addition to the 16" wheel and extendable handle in the KS16S, the V8 also had a kill switch for lifting it) but it sounds like ewheels.com is not going to carry it anymore, and I also got the impression that ewheels was the only official distributor of the V8 in the US. Are there other legit outlets that will now carry the V8 in the US?
  10. Hi everyone! I wonder wheter there is possibility to get some new led lights patterns for the V8. In my app, there are only 6-8 recommended patterns (I dislike most of them) and then I can do my own. I tried to do my own, but Im not patient and creative enough to do them. Is there a way to download more patterns, maybe what other people created? I didn't find one. Thanks.
  11. V5F+ or V8. Help me decide.

    Hello EUC Forum Members, TL;DR: Help me pick between a V5F+ and V8 for a thin tall lightweght guy commuting 5 miles each way in the hellish temperatures of FL but who may move to PNW or UK and may need 10 miles each way. I posted yesterday in the General forum about deciding between the heavily discounted Segway One S1 and the V5F+. I knew I wanted the Inmotion wheel but liked the idea of learning on the cheap Segway plus finances are stretched right now. I ended up not getting the S1 leaving me thoroughly in Inmotion territory. I'm pretty fixedd on the idea of the V5F+ but the current sale price of the V8 on ewheels puts it at a comparable price range. So once again I turn to the experience of this forum for help. About Me: 39 years old. 155lb. 6ft 1in. In other words tall and skinny. I'm into tiny living and greatly appreciate portability, compact size, light weight, quality build, longevity, simplicity and repairability in a product. Getting all these in a product would be awesome but I'm happy to sacrifice slightly on some of these desired traits for big gains in others and will pay extra for something that ticks all the boxes. I enjoy cycling and this has been my main method of commuting (Brompton H6R) but current conditions make doings so the absolute puts (see environment below). No experience on unicycles, electric or otherwise. I will be learning on this device. Environment: RIght now I live in coastal Florida. It's hot. Horribly hot...and humid. Usage can be expected in temperatures ranging from low 80's in the morning to mid 90's in the afternoon. I try to avoid being out in the Florida rain storms but if caught out then it is like raining through a wall of water at times. Storms are normally short and avoidable but torrential. I avoid deep puddles but in the storm standing water draining from the road can be a 1/4 inch deep. Terrain is flat as a pancake apart form the odd canal bridge. Florida is not forever though. In the next 12 months I expect to find myself either in the Pacific North West or England. SImilar environmentally to each other. Moderate temperatures. Rarely hot or cold. Usage from mid 40's to mid 70's. Hills are a distinct possibility but I'm not going to insist my EUC drag me up the equivalent of Everest. I'd rather walk it than burn the device out. Rain is highly likely in the places. Unavoidable due to its persistence but generally lighter in nature. Usage: Mainly commuting and errand running. Commuting right now is 5 miles each way but I'd like the optio to do a little more and I'm not sure what the commute will be when I move. The odd recreational cruise would also be desirable. Not looking to do tricks, stunts etc. Maybe some trail rides/grass etc but not looking to off road the thing. What I'm Looking For: Crazy top speed is not important to me. I've no desire to loose excessive skin, any teeth, or my life. Mid to upper teens will be more than enough I think, but I'd like to be able to set my tilt back a few MPH under the EUC limit to allow a good reserve of power for safety's sake. I want the EUC to be able to deliver if I screw up and overlean or hit an unexpected pothole, bump that requires extra power for stability. I would prefer to have a larger battery/long range. I don't expect to use it all up but would like to not have to charge at work. For longevity purposes I'd also prefer to use a charge doctor to cut off the charge at 75 to 80% capacity and only run it down to around 25%. This is because I'd like to eek as much Life from the battery as I can regarding charge cycles while retaining a usable range once it starts to age and capacity drops. I also don't want to drain lower than 25% to ensure good power delivery when needed for safety, even at the end of my day when I'm wrapping up my commute. Right now my commute would just be using the EUC. In the future it could involve buss or train so portability and size is important. Headlamp is highly desirable, tail light is desirable. I like to be seen. I have a great head mounted front and rear light unit on my bike helmet (Light and Motion Vis 360) but the more the better. I'm not going to be in the financial position to have multiple wheels so this device has to last me a few years. This is why getting it right first time round, reliability, and maintainability through self repair is important. I hope this covers what I am looking for well enough to get advice. Below are the pros of both the V5F+ and V8. I'd appreciate additional input on suitability and which you would choose having had experience with EUCs. Pro's of the V5F+ over the V8: Awesome range allowing 50% charging cycles, plenty of reserve after anticipated use and margin for degradation overt time. Lightweight. Compact size, Calf and optional ankle padding Good tail light Slightly cheaper Posts suggest this is a very well built reliable EUC (I've seen some build quality issues in posts about the V8; tire rubbing, LED's quitting, water affecting the power button) Not covered in crazy lighting Pro's of the V8 over the V5F+ More powerful motor when needed (unexpected events, carrying extra load (groceries in a pack)) Good top speed allowing room for a power reserve during unexpected events? 16" wheel (I ride a Brompton folding bicycle with 16" wheels and already feel every bump. Going smaller raises concern for stability in the face of potholes, bad sidewalks etc) I would purchase form ewheels. The V5F+ is $895 right now. I would add the $100 bundle as I want the trolley handle and cover (for protection while learning). The fast charger would be a bonus but I'd probably not use it so may sell it to recoup costs. This brings the V5F+ cost to $995 without any claw back form the sale of the fast charger! Ouch. The V8 is $999. Trolley handle is built in so no extra cost there but I would buy a cover at $49. No fast charger with the V8 so couldn't recoup anything. Total for the V8 would be $1048. Difference between the two is just $53. So. What do you think. Are my pro's valid? Any I didn't think of? Any of them invalid or just not worth being a pro? Input and opinions after you put yourself in my shoes.
  12. Ian from Speedyfeet just posted a great video reviewing the Inmotion V8. His company is really diversifying.
  13. After a ton of searching and reading I've concluded that battery capacity, longevity, and what we can do to preserve them has been the topic of many conversation on this forum. It is understandable too. After all the ability of the battery to safely deliver in an array of circumstances and environmental conditions makes the difference between a safe ride and a face-plant. Replacement power packs also seem to cost about the same as half of a new wheel! Ouch! I've been concentrating on what I can do to preserve the capacity of the battery in my newly ordered Inmotion V8. For the type of wheel the V8 has a relatively low capacity and so a restricted range compared to say the KS 16S but wins in the area of waistline and weight. I'm loath to start another thread when there are so many already but I have a few questions that appear to have, so far, been unanswered. Conventional wisdom on the forum derived through discussion and a heavy reliance on the information from Battery University (batteryuniversity.com hereafter referred to as BU) is that if you can get away with only charging to 80% and performing 50% discharge you will return you the best bang for your battery buck with regards to increasing the number of charge cycles by 4 or 5 times. BU reports that EV's such as the Nissan Leaf and Tesla models do this by charging to 80% capacity for a "full tank" and considering 30% to be an "empty tank". This maximizes charge cycles of the hugely expensive batteries and then by dynamically increasing this usage range beyond the initial 50% limit as the battery ages the vehicle is able maintain mileage specs over a number of years. BU considers a full charge discharge cycle to take a single cell's voltage from 3.0V (empty) to 4.2V(full). So following their suggestion of say an 80% capacity charge and only 50% usage to 30% capacity suggests a charged cell voltage of 3.96V and a discharged cell voltage as 3.36V. This is where I want help. The thing is, in the interest of safety I understand most EUC manufacturers artificially increase the "empty" voltage of a cell above 3.0V. From information I read on this forum from Jason Inmotion's cutoff voltage is 68V (over a 20 series 2 parallel setup) giving an empty cell voltage of 3.4V. With this in mind, ignoring any safety aspects of potential for restricted current delivery at low voltages, to achieve the best balance of capacity and longevity from my V8 battery I should charge to 80% (according to a 3rd party too such as the Charge Doctor, not the V8's battery indicator) cell capacity (3.96V) and then discharge until the V8 considers the tank dry (actual 3.4V) which in reality BU would consider still to be 33% actual cell capacity. Thus I consumed only 47% capacity. Do you agree with this conclusion? If I were to charge to 80% and discharge to 30% following the Inmotion battery indicator only for both levels then I'm guessing I'd actually be charging to 4.04V (80% of the 3.4V to 4.2V range, 86% of actual 3.0 to 4.2V cell range) and discharging to 3.64V (30% of the 3.4V to 4.2V range, 53% of actual 3.0 to 4.2V cell range) meaning I actually only get to use 33% of the real battery capacity vs the 50% I think I'm using. In another post on the forum in Jason's initial review of the V8 prototype he says that the V8 remained responsive and performed well right down to empty. So, if Inmotion keeps so much power in reserve and the wheel appears solid even at lower voltages I'm thinking of doing the 80% charge via Charge Doctor and drain to near flat as my usual routine to hit that balance of range and longevity (unless it is cold, then I’ll leave extra in the tank). What are your thoughts, first on my initial battery conclusions and then on my consideration to use the battery down to Inmotion’s definition of empty? I appreciate your input. P.S. If we can keep the discussion relatively layman that would be awesome!
  14. 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.
  15. So I'm not sure what just happened, but I just turned on my wheel, ready for a nice evening ride, connected the app to it and decided to turn on the LED lights for once.. And as soon as I did that, the wheel cut out and won't power on. It had about 82% battery and had been working fine earlier in the day. It's about 22deg C here, so not too warm. Plugging it in to the charger, the light on the charger is red but nothing happens on the wheel. I've only had it around a month and a half.. I haven't killed it, have I? Is there any kind of hard reset I can do?
  16. I’m Done!

    Ok, truth be told I underwent lumbar fusion surgery last week. Was able to walk 6 miles 2 days after surgery, and did over 7 miles the day after that. Now I can walk as far as I want painfree. I haven’t been able to walk more than a quarter of a mile before walking became increasingly painful in MANY years-thus the need for spine surgery. BUT, this means the V8 goes in virtual storage for at least 3 months-and likely 6 months or more-to let the fusion set. As I had been putting about 90 miles a month on it, it’s going to take some adjustment not being able to ride it. I’m going to miss it, but I miss painfree walking more! And for anyone wondering, one of the reasons I put so many miles on it was that the side to side motion of riding the V8 really helped relieve a lot of the back pain.
  17. V8 LEDs all stopped working

    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!
  18. I'm not having luck with chargers it seems. The one in the box was DOA, and the replacement seems to be overheating. I'd only ever charged it from ~60% at the lowest, but today I got down to 30%. Plugged it in and about an hour later it starts making a really high pitched whine. The app is reporting it as 98% charged now, but the power brick is crazy hot. Measured it with an IR thermometer and it read 70 C. That was after 5 minutes or so unplugged, so it could have easily been 75+ when it started whining. Anyone else experienced a crazy hot power brick? I should probably just get an aftermarket one at this point. I'm not sure what works well and safely. As much as I like the V8, the geoblocking and these chargers issues are bringing me close to saving up for another wheel.
  19. Charge Doctor on Inmotion Wheels

    Has anyone had trouble with their Charge Doctor not turning itself off automatically (auto-cut)? It seems like mine is never shutting off and instead just reducing the amount of amps to an extremely small number (like .05). I've read on other threads that the batteries charge quickly up to a certain point and then slow down, but I've even let it go overnight but it's still not turning itself off. Maybe it's time for a reset?
  20. Hi, Yesterday had a crazy idea I'm going around in my head with the possibility to charge my Gotway MSuper V3S 1300Wh 84v quicker as it takes 12h approximately. I saw a video while ago from Speedyfeet with a splitter so we can plug 2 chargers in to one GX-16 4pin port (charge connector of this wheel). After looking to the options I find at almost 150€ the 5A fast charger from speedyfeet an a 70€ 3A charger in Aliexpress, both options are expensive. I just remembered that the charger from my other wheel ( Inmotion V8) also is 84v and 1.5A exactly the same as the gotway MSuper V3S, only difference is the the V8 is 3 Pin while MSuper is 4 Pin and since I found here in this forum yesterday thanks to @esaj what type of connectors are used. I ordered 2 sets (male/female) of 4pin and 3pin so I can do a Y connection to plug the 2 chargers and just one female output GX16-4pin to get then 3A charger and reduce charging time to half (6h) but if needed can still do a full slow charge. Just need to get were + and - for each charger and the MSuper to make everything go smooth without explosions ? and sparks ⚡️ Question to the experts, do you see any inconvenient in doing this? Thanks
  21. 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 ...
  22. Where to buy V8 in Canada?

    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?
  23. IP55 Rating is Awesome

    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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
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