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Excitement about KS16S Sport?

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6 hours ago, esaj said:

Look what the cat dragged in  :whistling:

<<<< foto of strange object cut out >>>>

Well, back to work...

What is this ?

A bird in a white plastic cage or something ???

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7 hours ago, dpong said:

@esaj I'm completely jealous, ...

Yeah, me too.   (Not about the strange white plastic thing, but about his cat).

 

6 hours ago, Adel said:

One question I have about the ks16s is about the range comparison to the regular ks16.

This would be of interest for some of us, I think, me included. :-)

 

3 hours ago, esaj said:

You probably won't be as jealous after you see this:

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Tadah! :D  Ain't she a thing of beauty? :w00t2:

By God, man, what have you done ?!

A wheel without scratches is like a face without eyebrows !

The only reason I can imagine to do the same with a new wheel is, when I want to colorspray a part of it. :D

 

3 hours ago, Tilmann said:

Better than that: He even knows how to fly with them 😁😁😁

But hopefully not into a wet gully, when it rains.  I had such an experience last autumn. :)

However, congratulations !   :thumbup:

And let us know if it can really seriously go 35 km/h over a longer time.

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17 minutes ago, HermanTheGerman said:

By God, man, what have you done ?!

A wheel without scratches is like a face without eyebrows !

The only reason I can imagine to do the same with a new wheel is, when I want to colorspray a part of it. :D

Well, I was in a bit of a rush, didn't want to ding it straight out of the bat (although it's likely going to happen sooner or later ;)) and had only a roll of the (not-so-)white -bumper strip... Maybe I'll redo it more properly later on, something akin to what I did with the Firewheel a couple years back:

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17 minutes ago, HermanTheGerman said:

But hopefully not into a wet gully, when it rains.  I had such an experience last autumn. :)

However, congratulations !   :thumbup:

And let us know if it can really seriously go 35 km/h over a longer time.

Thanks, I was planning on doing a much longer ride tonight, as the rain was supposed to go past the city farther north, but nope, forecast dice got it wrong... Had a bad flashback of the 2015 summer, which was dubbed "coldest summer in over 50 years" up until late August (a small heatwave pushed the average up enough so it was "only" the coldest summer of a couple of decades or so :P), and also it rained all the time (still managed to clock in 1500km on the Firewheel, 10-20km at a time). But, there's the weekend and hopefully a much warmer and less rainy summer ahead of me. :)

Sooner or later I'll probably try the high speeds, on a long, usually totally empty bikelane that's in a pretty good condition. But it's not exactly the first thing on my list, and I prefer to ride at a more like "bicycle pace" normally. Need to install a bike computer for measuring anyway, I don't trust the wheel to report it correctly... ;)

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2 minutes ago, esaj said:

Well, I was in a bit of a rush, didn't want to ding it straight out of the bat (although it's likely going to happen sooner or later ;)) and had only a roll of the (not-so-)white -bumper strip... Maybe I'll redo it more properly later on, something akin to what I did with the Firewheel a couple years back:

I was just kidding, don't take me to serious. :)

 

4 minutes ago, esaj said:

 Need to install a bike computer for measuring anyway, I don't trust the wheel to report it correctly... ;)

You are right, speed and distance are very wrong, especially the distance. If I feel that I want to know more accurate values, I measure it with runtastic via GPS.

But a well configured bike computer is of course a lot more accurate than GPS based measurements.

Whatever you can tell us about the wheel in the future is of big help.  I'm also thinking about replacing my KS16B with the KS16S, but this time I don't want to be at the (b)leading edge (I'm thinking not only because of the higher speed, but also because of the bigger batteries, I have the 640 version).

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On 2017-5-4 at 9:15 AM, dpong said:

Hi All,

I have been awaiting the KS16S to appear in the US.  I have been excited for its arrival.  

I'm trying to gauge whether there are others eagerly awaiting this Sport version?  

(If excited, why?  If not excited, why not?)

Is anyone excited by this one, or is it just me?   Or are all the cool kids buying Gotways? ;)

Thanks for any response. 

dpong

KS-16S is one of our best selling models.It won't let you down:)

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On 2017-5-4 at 3:12 PM, JAL_GRANADA said:

I was decided to buy KS14D when suddenly I read that the new KS16S it was about to appear. Now I'm looking forward to know more about it.

Gotway MCM 680Wh was my favorite too but I finally discarded it because it hasn't got trolley and it hasn't got lights (it has only got decorative lights)

Really I'd like KS14S but there aren't any new news about it.

I like KS-14S too. It will be available soon.:)

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13 hours ago, esaj said:

Look what the cat dragged in  :whistling:

That is so awesome! You devil..keeping this a secret from us for so long!:P

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9 hours ago, esaj said:

Oh no, never... especially with a new wheel in the next room, didn't affect my concentration at all, of course... :whistling:

 

You probably won't be as jealous after you see this:

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Tadah! :D  Ain't she a thing of beauty? :w00t2:  My own awesome handiwork! :smartass: I think I might have some sort of "reverse Midas-touch", instead of turning things into gold, they turn into poo.gif... well, I'll call it "temporary" padding & reflectors, and when they're still there a year or two from now... I'll still call them "temporary". Although since I used the crappiest two-sided tape (in the hopes that I can get it off later on), it might not hold that long.

Now that I'm pretty much ready to set off... it looks like it's starting to rain  :thumbup:

So funny! This is definitely NOT your work! Did you give it to a bunch of kindergarteners and promise to donate a penny to their school?:laughbounce2:

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7 hours ago, Diana@szkingsong.com said:

I like KS-14S too. It will be available soon.:)

Do you know more or less when KS14S is going to be available?

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14 hours ago, JAL_GRANADA said:

Do you know more or less when KS14S is going to be available?

It will be available at the beginning of June:)

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10 hours ago, Diana@szkingsong.com said:

It will be available at the beginning of June:)

Really!!!! I'm excited about that.

I'll be waiting for it.

Thank you.

 

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On 5/18/2017 at 2:52 PM, esaj said:

I usually just hop on and get going from almost standstill, as weird as it may seem to some, it's actually much easier for me

That's how I start too!

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On 5/18/2017 at 0:42 PM, kasenutty said:

Wait, what? Don't you know how to ride one of those? 

Strategically covered the battery size label:ph34r:  Never seen flesh colored bumper tape though:blink1:  Also, when he removes it a year from now, it will still look like a brand new wheel and get higher resale value.

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On 5/18/2017 at 5:03 PM, Tilmann said:

Dear Hunka, you just don't grasp Finnish camouflage tactics in all their sophistication, do you? EUCextreme turns his GotWays into cooler boxes, so that he can fake a picknick when approached by hostile forces. Now esaj made his KingSong look like a camping cushion, so he can slam it flat on the ground and sit next to him. 😁😁

Yeah, you should see the tank they designed, it's pretty awesome.  Shell cases eject out the back, low profile chassis that is almost invisible in the trees, fantastic supension that raises and lowers the gun.  Nobody gonna sneak up on the Finns.^_^  Oops, I don't know if Finns is considered bad in Finland or if it is the correct term, but it was meant to be respectful.:unsure:  

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1 hour ago, MaxLinux said:

That's how I start too!

Me too, but you just made me think of a new possibilty.  Some people do the skateboard start, right?  Then they are actually riding one legged for a short distance.  You just gave me an idea.  I've tried riding one legged before but just couldn't get it, but what if I tried it from zero speed like taking off from a standstill?  

Thanks @MaxLinux!  Can't wait till tomorrow to try it.

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On 5/18/2017 at 5:18 PM, JAL_GRANADA said:

Fist of all, congrats. I'm looking forward your to read your review about KS16S.

There was someone who posted a photo protecting KS with InMotion cover. It looks nice and well protected.

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You're right, that is good camo.

 

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On 5/18/2017 at 9:36 AM, esaj said:

Looks like it's going to rain in the next couple of hours

Lucky!:crying:I wish it would rain here.!  Drought conditions are not funny, they are not fun.  I should move to Seattle, where the slogan is, we don't tan, we rust?:blink1::facepalm:

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