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  1. I have been riding my kingsong 14c for a few months and It drove me crazy how tiny the pedals are. Obviously, I am not the only person who thinks this. Used 1/4 inch think redwood planks, VHB mounting tape, gorilla glue tape and covered it all with grip tape. It ride so nicely now. Center of gravity is a little bit high, but its not bad. Ankles do not hurt and its just great. Main piece of wood is 10 inches by 4.5 inches. I also made a video showing it all:
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  2. While this forum is primarily for euc discussion and while nobody in this off-topic sub-forum thread has "violated anything" (yet), The moderator team and I can see this thread POTENTIALLY get out of control. Therefore, before anything bad happens, I'll paste the relevant paragraph from the forum rules here hopefully to prevent the "something bad" from happening. Be good to one another. Don’t insult anyone directly, including the staff. Don’t use hate speech of any kind, including (but not limited to) hate speech related to ethnicity, race, sexuality, gender, religion, political inclination,
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  3. I want to see Trump take up our cause. Something like this:
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  4. Just wondered if anyone had ever seen electric unicycles appear in a movie before? I don't recall seeing such a film. Getting EUCs featured in a big movie would certainly help to promote electric unicycling to the masses (which users of this forum may or may not appreciate)! I'd love to see a futuristic sci-fi film where they are used as a primary means of transportation, hopefully with some awesome chase scenes
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  5. Although the device itself wasn't visible, I think a villain in one of the new Doctor Who episodes was riding either a hoverboard or an EUC with long cape... don't know if it's available in Youtube or something. EDIT: It's season 9, episode 1. The villain is "Colony Sarff". From behind the scenes -notes: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Colony_Sarff The character's 'slithering' walk was created by using a 'hover board' device which was hidden under his robes.[1] I burst out laughing when I saw the scene, as it was pretty obvious from the motion the actor's riding some sort of se
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  6. Don't know about films but it's appeared in TV plays etc a few times: I never thought of @Jason McNeil as our resident couch potato, but he seems to spot them first ?
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  7. The end of yesterday's ride through Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. We rode a few miles of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) rail trail, then explored the town and waterfalls. The GAP trail is hard packed dirt and easy riding, at least in this area. The only minor issue was a few muddy spots since it has been raining a lot lately. With a connection to the C&O Canal Towpath you can ride from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. That would be an epic multi-day ride with camping along the way. This trail will always be remembered by me as the first time I successfully rode on one foot!
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  8. Who be hatin'? Actually I be hatin'! I hate the death and carnage that I see on the news caused by a few bad apples. Sure they might have their own justifications in their minds to do what they do, but I wonder what response can there be to help reduce the problem to protect the innocent. When I hear stories of a some young lady travelling with her fiance getting run down by a van in the prime of her life, it just makes me upset. Hearing that three men stabbed a helpless woman angers me. Listening to news about one policeman trying to take on all three attackers by himself without a gu
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  9. It's just "less stable" at higher speeds. I got the death wobble from them a few times (although I got them under control). My gf was behind and was thinking "wow neat trick!" as if I did it on purpose.
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  10. @Jason McNeil of ewheels.com expects some KS18S in early July. If you can wait until then, I'd recommend getting the KS18S from @Jason McNeil. Also, if possible, I'd recommend getting the 1680wh version. Once you get comfortable riding it, you'll find that it's very easy to put more than 25 miles on it in a day. I weigh about 195lbs/6ft tall and I get about 55-60 miles with about 15% battery left (I have the KS18AY with a 1680wh Sanyo battery) . I do have a tendency to ride about 3-4 mph from the top speed whenever possible though. I'm sure that if I limited my top speed to abou
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  11. You might like to think about a slightly larger radius curve on the outer corners to reduce the likelihood of them grounding on sharp turns.
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  12. @Scatcat Thank you very much for writing this advice and spent a lot of time. Updated firmware/app, where you can set the last alarm at a percentage of power. Like 80% of maximum available power. Audible temperature/overcharge/overcurrent alarms, to avoid stupid accidents. These two have been resolved. 2.5" tire, to heighten stability and comfort on long runs and in terrain. MOSFET 12x247 (Wierzę, że istnieją 6x247 teraz, ale nie sprawdzone osobiście) Design space is not enough, can not change.
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  13. I think I just ran across a "Dudley Do-Right" type, or bored. Either that, or most cops don't know/care enough about the law. Either way, just let glide baby! Let a man glide!
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  14. Don't ask me! I am barely cognizant of my current surroundings and state of mind . We love Amar'kans! Heya neighbour! We might not see eye to eye on all subjects, but that's fine. Trump is always entertaining to watch on the news to see what comes out of his mouth/Twitter/policy planning next. Makes for good TV! @Marty Backe is fine just the way he is. He don't need no stinkin' spelling, grammar, or grandma checker! I don't expect that everyone will always get along with each other on the forums, but I hope that most of us get along with the majority of others in a mature, r
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  15. I knew a guy who was into processor duels. Always had a chip on his shoulder.
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  16. Yes really helps a lot, I once wrote an entire user manual for a multiplexer in which I repeatedly mentioned "duel processors" Strangely enough my spell checker just didn't notice it, but my students sure did ?.
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  17. I have been playing a bit with Freecad. Thougts about these pedals ?
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  18. I had a Monster Energy drink this morning & so embarked on the ambitious project of completing the 'Choosing the Right Battery Pack' Blog article. Euphoria has since worn off, will adding additional text tomorrow... https://www.ewheels.com/choosing-an-electric-unicycle-with-the-right-battery-pack-for-you/ There are now dozens of different battery cells being made by the big manufacturers LG, Samsung, Panasonic, & Sony. For use in an application like an Electric Unicycle, the two qualities that make a particular cell more suitable over another are it's power output (Amps) &a
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  19. I have send the drawing to a local cnc machine shop for a price estimate.
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  20. I think it was the movie Tomorrowland (2015). It bombed. But the scene you might be thinking of shows a guy pulling up at train station in an EUC where the wheel was digitally erased so it looked like a sort of hover-EUC.
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  21. There is some kind of low battery warning on my GT16 857Wh 80V. I am not sure how it works exactly, but when battery is getting low, you can ride only at very low speed, otherwise the wheel starts to tilt back, beep and flash with the built-in battery indicators.
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  22. I find the perceived difference between 20km/h and 25km/h huge. I felt myself somewhat limited on the MCM2s which goes maybe a little over 20km/h before to complain. Now, I have set the max speed of my V8 to 24km/h and I don't feel particularly limited. Of course on a straight flat and long street it's getting old easily (still the tiltback gives a little bit of spice then), but then I also don't like the risks involved in going much faster.
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  23. Some? I only now one Person how is complaining about the Speed reduction over and over again... On the Original Firmware (1.00) there is no Speed Limitation on low Batterie! on 1.01, as i understand it, there is a Speed Limit, Setting in on about 40%/58Volt ....can be here you have directly full Speed reducement, i dont know exactly. As i know it on 1.02 they make this more progessive, going down progessivly when the Batterie gets lower....like 29,28, 26, 24 to 20..... The update to 1.01 and 1.02 warns the updater exxplicitly as it says "Speed reducement on low Batteri
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  24. I installed this semi-automatic anti-theft device on my EUC. In fact I have installed two of them. Only drawback is that I must carry the EUC with me - but on the other hand these devices hav a function for that too.
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  26. To be honest with the ability to travel anywhere now, our world is a mixed up place of all cultures and tolerance has got to be way way better than guns. For example the translation that has been added onto this Bollywood video has really helped me understand why Bollywood movies are so popular. In fact, I'm suprised it isn't @Hunka Hunka Burning Love's theme tune:
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  27. I think the only time you would consider any wheel as "too fast", Is the day after you face plant on it. Or possibly the split second someone comes around a corner and you just know you are not going to be able to stop in time. And there by hangs the formula for whether a wheel is "fast enough". How much protective gear do you want to be using when you ride and how open are the paths and trails you are going to be using. If you will be riding in wide open spaces and willing (IMHO) to wear pretty much full motorcycling gear then get a faster wheel, if not, in my opinion you should find 30k
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  28. I sure wouldn't want to have to tame multiple assailants, or a zonked out druggie, or a guy with a broken bottle or knife with only a baton .... and of course all of Britain is famous for knife crime. A knife is as good as a gun in many situations. I think asking police to put themselves in mortal danger for what could otherwise be fairly routine arrests does them a disservice. And i wouldn't be surprised if it results in what we see here in America, too, sometimes ... police often don't come to violent scenes for a long time. Safer that way, or just pure coincidence? And more import
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  29. Mosfet can be upgraded to IRFP4468PBF, 2 mohm vs 3.7 mohm for existing version. Thicker wire between motor and battery should be an easy improvement for heat reduction. Using better capacitors will also help. Should be possible to make all those improvements for maybe $20 per unit.
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  30. I shop at Walmart Neighborhood Market almost every week, and I place the wheel in my cart while in the store. The store personnel have always reacted very positively. Customers say things like, "I saw you roll into the parking lot! How does that thing work?" I recorded one of my grocery trips:
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  31. Best advice IMO, is the dominant foot on the pedal, and just take a step with the grounded foot, but don't mount. Just take a step and let the mounted foot move forward that tiny bit till you set your grounded foot down. Repeat. Similar to pushing off on a skateboard (very lightly), just take a controlled step with the grounded foot. Forget mounting for a while and simply learn to have one foot mounted, while taking one step after another with your grounded foot. What this does is train your body and dominant (mounted foot) where the balance is in tiny bite sized chunks. You'll find
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  32. Me too, though I'm too ignorant to share in the knowledge. That leaves me just appreciating the enthusiasm! Now if you folks were discussing things on the level of rolling some dough into a ball or stirring sugar into iced tea, I could follow no problem.
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  33. That's a pet peeve of mine. I ride lots of trails and sometimes a person will say that I shouldn't be there, like I'm some big nuisance. Meanwhile I have to spend time dodging horse crap on the trail - not pleasant when you mistakenly roll over one, and particularly bad when you're riding an MSuper or Monster (you fellow travelers know what I'm talking about).
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  34. I saw no apology in that post...faker! No Canadian can type that many words and not apologize somewhere! ...Aww, I'm sorry aboot that, damn my Canadian anger!. Cheers!
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  35. This thread is a wealth of knowledge. I too am a new user and have found my beginnings to be quite difficult. I started by taking my wheel to the local best buy parking lot(out of business) and riding along the walls so I could start without mounting. After about a half hour got to the point that I could go back and forth across the parking lot(maybe the length of a football field) and very shakily make a super wide wobbly turn and return to the starting point. The next day the board blew up on my MCM4 and this totally stopped me from doing anything. Took a week to get the board back and
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  36. I think he didn't like my comment regarding pushing wheels past their advertised speed, so he hit me back because of some spelling errors. I'm going to have to use a spell check now because I don't want to come across as an imbecile. No worries, it's all in jest
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  37. I thought this forum was immune to criticisms of spelling/grammar/usage, etc, and focused its energy instead on ideas and constructive conversation, for the most part. This is the first criticism I've seen based on spelling since I've been a part of the Electric Unicycle Forum for the last year and a half or so. I hope it is the last, since it adds very little to the merits of a discussion, unless the spelling/usage error makes the question or a response impossible to understand.
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  38. Dear @LanghamP, I guess it won't surprise you that I beg to differ. Being German, we tried a few of those recipes of separation inside our country with infamous consequence. We're cured from that (at least I desperately hope so). We also went through the experience of getting rid of a border lately. Before you protest: both East and West Germany were home to an entire generation of peeps growing up in isolation from another. Same language, but considerable differences in social behavior, economic rules and things taken for granted. Happy to say: we're pretty much over that, too, albeit many
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  39. i have taken a short ride on the 14d and owned a 14c (for about a year) before. the difference is like night and day....the 14d pedal responsiveness is as hard as steel and its agility/answering on feet movements is really fantastic. its from all 14inch wheels the best i have riden, that have been Mcm2s, Mcm3, Mcm4 HS, Ks14c, ks14d and a generic clone the quality of the included trolley is better than on the Ks16 as the grip itself is metal also. the Leds are brighter and that was also first time i got into the new KS pedals with rubber and grip type thing, having a more V positionin
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  40. interesting, so looks like the new i5 has no traditional pedal mounting brackets, that's how they shaved off quite a bit of the traditional EUC weight.
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  41. I think it means put the EUC upright, like standing up.
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  42. Had a spontaneous night ride yesterday and since it was raining during daytime, there were some frogs and I almost ran over one (luckily it was frozen in place which allowed evasion).Close but no EUC roadkill yet. But this should work on frog guts too...
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  43. How about this piece.
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  44. Actually, in the KS18, the batteries are rather easy to replace once you have the side covers off and it's just a matter of getting another 840wh battery and plugging it in. @Jason McNeil has a very good description on the KS18S on the ewheels.com website: https://www.ewheels.com/product/king-song-18s-840wh-1680wh-1500w-motor/ Allen
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  45. I had to get a set of triple square drive sockets just to get to the battery under the seat on my VW Touareg V10. Unfortunately I couldn't find them sold individually anywhere but I did find I needed two other sizes in other parts of the car. Why oh why can't these manufacturers stick to standard fixings???
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  46. I want to set up a computer backpack so I can use my Vive while riding. You could play a Virtual Reality EUC game while commuting to work! It would be like you were actually riding!
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  47. When I was learning I put my kids soccer shin pads on the side of my ankle to protect it from bruising by the euc, that may help you.
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  48. Nice of you to translate it Yes, if they fixed all that, they would become a real contender. A company even Kingsong and Gotway had to look out for. The GT16 is in many ways a spectacular wheel. I am very glad that I have it. It is amazingly nimble, reasonably stable at speed and strong as a bull. I can roll at slow walking tempo avoiding pedestrians, then turn sharply and accelerate to 30kph like shot out of a cannon. But in some ways it is really craptacular... The body has too many dirt traps, and far too small tolerances to the tire. The sides are flared in the most unfortun
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  49. Canada's a pretty safe country for the most part, but we do get our share of shootings. Someone got killed the other day at some community area here, and it's almost daily you hear about people dying. Would there be less crime if the police were unarmed? I'm not so sure of that. All of our police carry guns, and they are well trained to use them and on how to avoid using them. We do have a fair share of shootings by officers which have to be investigated so it's always a double edged sword. I don't know if Canadians are just rowdier or more dangerous, but guns seem to be out there i
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  50. In the wake of such an event, arming up seems like a no-brainer, does it? Being a (legal) gun owner myself, I cringe at the thought of possibly witnessing such a stabbing and not being able to help as my guns are safely locked away at home (as German law requires). After all, the attack on Breitscheidplatz in Berlin happened not a mile away from where I lived. German police is armed, but your ordinary cop on the street is not exactly known for his precision shooting skills (SWAT teams is a totally different ball game). Fortunately, German police is also not known for being "trigger happy"
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