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  1. 6 points
    Almost one month ago my ACM burned up when attempting an aggressive hill with @Sven See the whole story here: Today I've ridden my trusty ACM again for the first time. It feels like a long time, buy nothing like @Rehab1's odyssey (although his was totally self inflicted ) I had to replace the control board (gratis from @Jason McNeil - you're the man!) and the motor (purchased from Ian at Speedyfeet for ~$250). Here is the final picture before I buttoned it up. Not the prettiest, and I wasn't sure about posting it, but why not show my dirty laundry . I opted to remove all of the motor connectors and solder everything. And instead of trying to insulate the wires (my motor from Speedyfeet had 14 gauge wiring ) I opted for isolation. I used a crap-load of zip ties to route the cables and keep them from touching anything. I feel pretty good about this solution. Even if the insulation melts they can't touch anything. And I extended the motor cables so that I could route the Hall Effect Sensor wires far from the motor wires. Yes, all the wires still get bundled up as they go through the axle. But in my experience and a few others, the melting all occurs in the vicinity of the connectors. My theory is that this is a point of higher resistance and therefore highest heat. So the cabling that goes through the axle is much cooler. We're waiting for some empirical data from @Rehab1 to perhaps shed some light on the differential heating between the axle area and the connector area. So I'm finally whole again. All four of my nice wheels are in working order
  2. 6 points
    Some off riding with my acm 1600wh, QC from 7th of march. No problems with the wheel at all, dit over 1500km since begin of april. Love the wheel, the performance, the power, the speed and the maneuverability. I think i can say that not all the gotway wheels have problems. And when the acm performs how it should perform it is a great wheel to ride.
  3. 5 points
    Have ridden literally hundreds of miles in rain and standing water on KS14-C, Inmotion V8, IPS Zero and MSuper V3S+. Zero operational issues with any of them, or falls/slips due to wet surfaces or puddles.
  4. 4 points
    Isn't the fan temperature controlled? I installed a fan together with a temperature switch which will turn on the fan at 50C and turn off at about 35C.
  5. 3 points
    If anyone on here wants your stock old style ks14 or ks18 pedales enlarged please pm me for details. I have done a few already and all have been very successful with both fit and finish as well as longevity. Pedal length increased to 9". We can go longer if you weigh under 160lbs safely max weight of rider we have tested this on is over 245lbs and he rides pretty rough, had zero issues. $53 to have them done and that includes return shipping to your USA* address. (Does not includ initially shipping them to me in Washington)
  6. 2 points
    Finally a way to register where you live in the world and see who else lives near you. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1rj0BJqr1wpilPUmFC4blqlmAihI&hl=en_US&ll=17.085747915662058%2C26.13422055000001&z=2 First you need to sign in, then click "edit" Now add a marker to show your location on the map and include your EUC username from this forum and what type of EUC you ride Simples!!
  7. 2 points
    Thanks For now I hope never to open the ACM again. It's possible, you never know My gut tells me that if the wires get so hot as to melt hard zip-tie plastic, I'm screwed no matter what I do
  8. 2 points
    Just get an electric bike and pretend to pedal Or get so good at one legged riding that you can pretend to be riding a one wheeled skateboard, like @Hirsute That's the next trick I am going to try. But kudos to you for not pushing the matter. 0745 is probably just before shift change. If you rode at shift change, you would have at least a 15 minute window.
  9. 2 points
    @abinder3 I wouldn't push it either. If they ban electric bikes it's not likely they'd allow EUCs. http://www.codepublishing.com/CA/HermosaBeach/#!/HermosaBeach12/HermosaBeach1220.html#12.20.220 12.20.220 Motorized bicycles and motor vehicles. No pedal-powered motorized bicycle, or motorized vehicle of any kind other than those used for the purpose of protecting life or property, shall be ridden, pedaled, walked, carried onto or otherwise enter any portion or the Strand walkway or beach at any time. A violation of this section shall be an infraction. (Prior code § 5-24)
  10. 2 points
    Too late now, but maybe covering the wires with this sleeving might also help. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/like/332224901331 Truefit Thermal Sleeving withstands up to 650C.
  11. 2 points
    Thank you MichaelHensen for this important advice and thank you to meepmeepmayer for his picture. I just checked the new control board I got from Gotway and it has no blue Bluetooth unit mounted on it. Checking again the two video links they send me, the Bluetooth unit you describe can be clearly seen in both clips. But there is no instruction, when and where and how to remove it. So I would have probably forgotten it, if you hadn't mentioned the Bluetooth unit. Guess I have to open my MSuper first and see what it looks like in there. And I sure will take pictures of before and after, so nothing else gets overlooked. Thanks again to both of you! Your advice is much appreciated.
  12. 2 points
    Hopefully with the wire bundle sleeve that should protect the wires passing through the axle as they are fed through. They may have increased the channel diameter as well? Hard to say. Nice job on the wire routing, Marty. Looks like a California freeway interchange in there. I might suggest taking it one step further by removing the remaining bundle sleeving to the coil relief at the axle and add in a few more zip tie separators. Did you test with a soldering iron whether the zip ties melt at 200C or less?
  13. 2 points
    @Marty Backe One of the best solutions i've seen until today! Soldering instead of using a bullet connector and then keeping the wires "spread"?! Best choice in my opinion!!!
  14. 2 points
    Where did you find yellow zip ties? They are very easy to see. You and @Rehab1 are improving the wheels, I hope Gotway is taking some of these ideas.
  15. 2 points
    Looks quite neat! Makes me want to do it too (probably too lazy). Typo? Isn't 14AWG the better (thicker) one? You mean the connectors you just removed? So now the cables are free to melt in the axle? -- Funny how people here, you included, are doing the good work of gradual improvements that really the manufacturers should be doing...
  16. 2 points
    Nice to see you up and riding on it again. Gives me some hope in my own predicament. When I cleaned shards from the magnets I was almost at the point of saying "F it, I'm buying a MS v3s!". My SO would laugh me into the next universe if I spent another $2000 on a wheel, after having had the last one for less than three months, I could bloody well lease a very nice car for that kind of money, including the gas. But I digress. I think there's beauty there, not dirty laundry
  17. 2 points
    Not as advanced as @Rehab1 but just as cool in the solution, well done.
  18. 2 points
    As expected, Inventist / Solowheel = patent trolling RIP InMotion EUC
  19. 2 points
    I was thinking about upgrading fans in my monster to a top of the line pc fans but after reading this, maybe i should make a... precisely thoughtout air vent to let fresh air in but to block the moisture lol
  20. 2 points
    Gerade gefunden.. https://youtu.be/orFE98LOY7U vielleicht könnt ihr das alle mal kommentieren...
  21. 2 points
    You would think they should have designed the battery packs more rectangular and have them sit at the bottom of the case to help keep the centre of gravity down low. When you look at the Rockwheel GT16 they have a smartly arranged battery system with the control board horizontally mounted on top with direct air flow through the cooling fins. They could have taken it one step further with a top mount heatsink and the control board mounted face down since heat rises. Rockwheel could have designed a top side waterproof box onto which the control board with heatsink is screwed onto acting like a lid with a rubber seal. The heat sink fins that could be exposed to open air and air channeled through from the front. Seal the battery packs and use waterproof connectors, and there's no reason to fear riding in the rain. With the Gotway they could enclose the control board inside an aluminum case like what IPS does but make it water tight with waterproof locking connnectors on the outside. As long as the battery packs are well sealed it wouldn't matter much if water did get into the case as the critial components would be shielded.
  22. 2 points
    I've ridden my IPS T260 in the rain several times without any problem owning to the compartments(for batteries and board) are well sealed and there is a metal case housing the board. I've also ridden my Msuper V2 in the rain several times without any problem owning to the compartments are well sealed and the compartments are high up ground. Although I've ridden my Msuper V3 in the rain once or twice(and with no problem), but I'm not quite happy with the water-proof ability because the mainboard is very low from the ground and there are gaps around the pedal hanger that easily let water goes in in case of wading. Edit: The power switch IMO is the most fragile thing for water to invade. Cover it with tape or plastic bag if have to ride in the rain.
  23. 2 points
    Rats... hit low power mode, now stuck at a bus stop waiting for a ride home. She does still go at limp speed... soooooOooooo slowly! I gotta do me a @smallexis battery stash mod... these hills are killing my range!
  24. 1 point
    Yep, it's already been established that the Monster overheats. So much for "Gotway wheels never overheat". Since it runs about 10 degrees C hotter than the ACM and MSuper it makes perfect sense that it does.
  25. 1 point
    I can only agree. Especially for a Zero, the battery would become way to large to fit in. Additionally, I wouldn't trust this contraption to guarantee a good connection under all circumstances. OK for an e-bike, where battery failure means pedaling home, but not for en EUC, where battery failure equals faceplant.