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  2. This was already discussed here before but I want to share my experience (rant). I bought almost 2 years ago a KS16S from KingSong Spain official seller, I paid almost 25-30% more than what I saw it cost on eWheels/Speedyfeet (40-50% more than Ali/Chicway without taxes). During the first year I had a problem with the battery, it wasn't getting charged to 100%, so I wrote the seller believing it was a dead cell, after all I bought it locally because of the warranty, right? Man, they were putting a never ending amount of excuses, including accusing me I didn't use the device "right" and so on, when I exclusively used the EUC for commuting and follow the "charging-guidelines" that I found on this forum. Only after almost 1 month (and nearly talking about suing), they accepted to repair it. So the story ends here? nope, after I send them my EUC another month passed and nothing, they didn't even replied and I was there, without any EUC, having to use public transport spending almost 1 extra hour commuting every day. I had to go physically to their store (in Barcelona, 5 hours travelling from where I lived) using my holidays to complain in person and ask about the whereabouts of my KS16S. They told me they shipped it to the factory (in China) because they didn't do any repairs and they didn't even know how long it was going to take for them to receive the EUC back, what a joke! Thankfully one of the staff there offered me to borrow one of the KS16S they had there until they received mine. At least I got that because they never contacted me back again and I didn't bother wasting more time with them as the KS16S I borrowed worked as expected. Or so I thought until this year when KingSong decided to lock wheels... yep, my "official" KS16S from the official KingSong Spain store has a "P" serial number. Fortunately I don't use the KS app, only EUC World, and I lurk this forum to get the latest news. As you have guessed I'm never going to buy KS again, nor I'll be recommending them forever, instead I'll be sharing my experience and how bad their business practices are. Also next time you bet I'm not going to buy locally just for the sake of it and I'm not paying 30% more for such horrific customer service and delays. In fact my inner tubes came from Poland, I bought my tubes replacement from Ryszard (eunicycles.eu) because I had another bad experience with a different Spanish seller (solorueda.com), long story sort, they sold tubes with a different valve than announced on their site and I had to wait 1 month just for them to acknowledge their wrongdoing and accept to refund. By the way, the official KingSong Spain store is not a dedicated store, it is mainly a OneWheel store also with scooters. Not that I expected something different but I thought it was worth mentioning. A friend who also bought there told me this summer that the KingSong Spain store was hacked, or so this is what they are saying now to keep up with the excuses. Though if true, this is one of the times I'd say they deserved it, as after my experience just reading/hearing the name KingSong makes me sick. By the way, I'm living in Portugal now and there's no local EUC seller, so please, people spoiled by their incredibly awesome local seller think a little about what would you do if your seller didn't exist or it was a pain to deal with, would you think it would be ok for the manufacturer to lock your wheel because you had no other (good/reasonable) option than to buy from Aliexpress/non-official sellers? (not my case as fortunately I could still import from Poland thanks to Ryszard, but I like to reflect on these issues)
  3. I ride a 16S and, though I love it, I don't think it will offer that much more range over your V8F. I get a max of 35 km but I weigh 96Kg and I tend to ride at near it's tops speed 34kmh. Personally I'd just get a KS18XL or KS16X as these have much better ranges but obviously they weigh more too. If the weight is difficult then perhaps a Gotway Tesla with the 1480Wh battery - it will go further and faster (perhaps unnecessary for you) but it might not be quite so bullet proof as the KS wheels or your V8f.
  4. i don't know much, but i have seen this video
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  6. i'm back to cst1488, i like it and it's really good even outside the road, the knobby is too slow for my tipical use. you can find the h666 in EU ?
  7. Please let me know when they arrive and you've still got an 'open slot'. What's abaout warranty? I would pick it up in Denmark!!
  8. AS the PLA variant was very difficult to put in place, I've ordered the same one, but this time printed in some kind of flexible rubber. We'll see if it holds on nicely. This looks nice as well : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4389678
  9. Holy crap! I have no idea how I missed the initial post, but you can bet I'll be there this year too!!!
  10. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+32%3A10&version=ESV
  11. Its had a long lasting effect on this customer. I no longer look at that brand while considering the next wheel. I patron locally when possible. This includes paying a 3rd party to handle the taxes and mediate the warranty. I've yet to ever import things from grey markets and I can't justify doing so. I guess Toyota is off my list now too. Sucks because I used to swear by Locksong and Toyota. If consumers continue to buy from companies that practice this kind of thing, I get to blame THEM and the company. Gotway and Veteran are looking REALLY good nowadays, as with automobiles that arent part of the borg system of thinking. Fukn criminals and their tax evasion in order to buy shit cheap. It is at least fun to listen how intelligent people claim ignorance when it comes to taxes, imports and their wallets.
  12. There are two sides to every story and not every situation is the same, so we should not generalize this to every consumer and situation. I have full understanding of what LockSong is doing but I may not agree to how they have implemented this. The good news is that they are working with consumers on a case by case basis to resolve their locking issues on "illegally" imported goods. I have yet to see the following situation: Someone buys a KS wheel with the "P" designation in the serialnumber from china and self-imports the wheel to EU/US Said person pays all import duties and VAT Said person gets wheel locked remotely by KS Said person show proof of duty & VAT payments Most situations skip step 2 and 4 in this scenario, thus they have taken a risk of buying a geo-locked wheel and in my book they can blame themselves for doing a grey import of a device that was ment for another market only. The responsibility is on the reseller, and you can always get a refund if your device is locked. I have a similar situation with my Toyota Prius that I legally imported from the US to EU. The navigation system in the car needs a map update as it only has the north american map from the factory. Toyota Europe refuses to sell me the map update as the car was not bought in Europe. I think it is shitty practice, but I can not 100% blame them for their policy. This situation is VERY similar. Manufacturers get away with this because they have a product that the consumer wants. I do not think LockSongs practices will have a long lasting effect on the consumer behavior.
  13. Scottie888

    Gotway RS

    Ya but buddy did say he was going ~28mph all the way! As we all know, as speed goes up, power consumption goes up not linearly but more like exponentially. I bet if the test was done at 20mph, range will be closer to 50mile range & if one can sustain a catatonic 12mph, I bet it can easily do 60-70miles.
  14. Registration is still open. There are 54 riders attending so far. It's going to be awesome. Here's a teaser from Day 1 of last year's Tour
  15. You're right, sorry. The blocks go with the pedal hangers. But you do have an interesting thought there - maybe wait until installing the pedal hangers to tighten the motor mounts at the same time? My wheel hasn't changed in a few days. I realized that the shafts are rotating along with the arms in the slider and top holes, so my thrust bearing there are doing effectively nothing. They won't hurt anything, but it's not a great design. I guess I should just leave it as is and get the wheel back together.
  16. Makes sense, thanks! Haha, yeah, never been into moto (clearly)...unfortunately just been reading too many injury threads the past couple of days has me paranoid, especially agronick & rehab's. We all have our own decisions to make with how much risk is ok for our situations...I'm the lone income earner in a family of 4 so I'm good with ATGATT even if it takes extra time to gear up...even then that might not be enough. The tracksuit isn't the answer though. Oh well, have to give it some more thought..maybe I'll just stop reading so much! Actually...let me go read up on AFLAC, maybe that's the best solution...
  17. This may be a bit overkill, but it is probably worth looking into it for riders who already suffered injuries and need some extra protection. With the Sherman now being out on the streets it might be worth thinking about an airbag system like this when touring in high speed traffic (which I don’t suggest to do 😝!) Guys who have the bucks to buy a Sherman, can and should probably spend 1/3 of the wheels price for safety equipment. I already ordered myself a new helmet and some cool gloves 🧤
  18. Holy crap man, its a unicycle, not a track bike. If you've been a moto racer at all, you already know that wearing a full track suit is a bitch. Of course you also know that you're going to fall off at 60mph and get run over by someone doing 90mph. Look into lighter weight gear that still carries d30 armor. You can always buy standard pants (baggy) and add some GREAT knee pads in them. The best padding is the one that fits best. I have pads in my mesh pants, but Im not lying to myself and thinking they are as good as knee pads strapped to my knees. Same with elbows and the like. Winter gear is easier as you are wearing layers anyhow. Cotton and basic nylon doesnt hold up very well in a slide, but when you wear 4 layers of it and your slide is at 20mph... well, you get the gist. Most important is to have gear that isnt such a bitch to wear, that you don't. It has to fit. Expensive ill fitting gear is shit, in compare to cheap fitting gear. My pants and jacket are designed for light duty morotcycle (its my supermoto gear), but its honestly too light for any real street moto use. I use it for my euc now, as an euc is basically 'light street use" w/o the 200lbs bike crushing me on the way down. Broken collar bones and legs are hard to avoid, no matter what gear you fit on. I'd suggest snagging some flexmeters, some scott knee pads, a cheap brain bucket, and just gather pieces as you go. Look into bicycle gear and skateboard gear, as it more closely resembles our sport, than street/track racing does. If you buy a decent jacket, itll have pockets. Invest in the d30 armor that fits. When you wind up with multiple jackets, you can easily swap the armor. My jackets wear out, LONG before the d30 seems to. Of course, my all time favorite gear is a t-shirt, blue jeans, sunglasses and a smoke.
  19. According to your formula - avg miles per charge cycle, then my oldie MCM3 should get at least 65,000 miles! [ 13 mi avg range p charge X 5,000 charges ] = 65,000 mi.
  20. I have had this problem. Wheel got away from me on a steep hill and it hit a big rock at the bottom, bent the rim, I fixed it good enough to ride but it got the shakes. I've put well over 1000 miles on it since with no problem other than having to keep pressure forward or backward on it. Edit: watched your video, mine shakes similarly, but not nearly as violent.
  21. Yeah, something like that. But besides it being hard to live with in a day to day with the wheel, it's also not optimized for our riding pose. It's designed and cut to fit well in a hunched over, bent arm, bent knee pose. It's not comfortable standing up in at all. I know there are places that do custom track suit. Maybe custom making one that fits a euc riding position is possible.
  22. This thread makes me sad for everyone and I cant help but keep watching. Its like a horrible accident and you cant look away. It would be much more fun if we weren't talking about a two THOUSAND dollar wheel, rather a prototype kit that was still in R&D phase. The s18 was no where near ready for release and i do feel for you guys who still own them. Best of luck is all I can say. I wonder what kind of pita it has become for KS and all their distributors? To think that I was concerned about brand of shock. Similar to worrying about a hair out of place while your jacket is on fire....
  23. Well, got a Lightining+ from Jason at e-wheels. Wow, this thing is a beast. I rode it around a bit and am pretty surprised at how difficult it is to ride. I just assumed it would be second nature from start. I now have my doubts the wife will wind up riding this either. Seems like a nice scoot, but i still prefer my Eucs by quite a margin.
  24. this thread is so much fun. Reading how everyone is fixing and taking apart their wheel is pretty cool. If i wasn't looking for just a reliable commuting EUC, this would be a fun hobby wheel to have. Guess i'll just wait until it get's cheaper and i find more time.
  25. If you don't fall off and don't want to fall off: you're doing it right when you don't. If you drag knees in high speed turns, buy knee sliders and speed up.
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