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  1. 35 points
    The Z10 is in the house Today I received the Z10 from Chooch. I am going to give him a hard time, but only because he's causing me some unneeded work and stress. It's all in fun though, but he deserves it As you know by now, the tire valve access is via a port on the side of the wheel, and requires a long (~4-inch) valve extender to access for filling. As shown in his video, he didn't care too much for the one that ships with the wheel. So he opted to use an existing one that he had from an earlier Ninebot wheel of his. I guess he decided to throw away the one that comes with the Z10, because it wasn't in the box. And I don't have an old Ninebot wheel kicking around the house. And the tire was essentially flat because that's how he liked riding it. With my additional 55-pounds the wheel was unrideable in the flat condition that it was in. Imagine your feelings, having just received one of the coolest wheels being made, and only being able to look at it. After calling various stores I realized that I'm not going to be able to buy an extension tube locally and it could be a day before I could possibly bum one off a local rider (nobody lives nears me). But then I decided to try something ghetto. I drove to a local PepBoys and bought a pack of four 1-inch valve extenders. I got home, ripped the package open, and screwed them together end-to-end. It worked! I as able to fill the tire The air in the tire did not register on my gauge, so Chooch really likes it low. I pumped it up to 20-psi for now. Next, he didn't send it to me charged or clean. Looks like it came right from the trails. And you know those pads he taped to the shell? Well, he used Duct Tape. You now what that means right? Lots of sticky residue on the shell. So I'll be spending a fair amount of time cleaning it so it looks purty in the videos. There, I feel better now. Chooch, you owe me one Very First Impressions This is one very nice looking wheel in person, and damn heavy. When I showed my wife, her unprompted reaction was, "That's cool looking". I don't think she's said that about any of my other wheels. This wheel is going to turn heads for sure ? Last night I had downloaded the Ninebot Android app; apparently only one is used for all of their devices. Wow is all I have to say. I immediately connected to the wheel and I didn't have to create an account or give my social security number. It knew everything about the Z10 and was super easy to configure. Why can't us KingSong and Gotway owners experience the joys of an app like this? No Chinese. Just my native language. Kudos to Ninebot. Any way, the wheel is charging. After the charge and cleaning, my first ride will be a night ride. I'll try and capture all of the light affects on video. More to come of course. Tomorrow is a Demo day for anyone in Southern California who wants to see and ride it.
  2. 34 points
    This is the information we have so far: The Wheel had 7000km, in 9 months, when it was sent in for repair in late November It had sustained multiple crashes (David had written this in an earlier communication), destroyed inner-shell, chew-up motor wires, which also destroyed the controller; it was a unique specimen of a damaged Wheel. We have a good documentary trail for this repair. When it was sent back out, everything was changed except the battery pack. There was no visual indication, or other evidence that anything was wrong with the pack at that time. Assuming that it had done similar mileage over the intervening 5 months, it had then clocked up a further 4000+ km; possible subsequent crash damage? Quite probably. He had been using only the standard 2A charger with the Wheel, he has also confirmed it was not charging at the time it lit up. His therapist is another first-hand eye-witness account who can corroborate what exactly happened at the time. I will be contacting both the therapist & the NY Fire Department to assist in the investigation. At this moment, it's not clear what evidence is recoverable from the site. If one had to speculate into causation, then based on what we know from the V10F affair, if water does permeate into the cells, accelerated corrosion will cause a short between the electrodes, creating a runaway cell thermal chain reaction. Understandably David is in a state of shock & is angry, replacing the Wheel is small beans; what is important to me, is that we have a clearer picture on causation, so a similar event does not happen again. As bad as the situation is, it might have been a whole lot worse!
  3. 33 points
    After two weeks of being held up at Customs, the long awaited pre-production 18XL turned up yesterday For some context & background: I received one of the original 18L pre-production Wheels back in April; the packaging foam wasn't properly thought out, so that the power button came into contact with the foam, causing it turn on & burn-out the control-board before even taking it out of the box. This time round, KS have really taken this issue seriously, so that the foam is positioned below power button, & if it were to somehow turn on, the Wheel is shipped with the software lock enabled—they've started doing this on all their Wheels. I've now accumulated about 1000 miles on the 18L, switching from an early V10F. While discussions on the V10F are bound to bring on a fierce debate between owners, it was, probably still is, the most ergonomic & comfortable Wheel ever made, with its comparatively narrow body & large pedals, that fat 2.5" wide tire, made for a wonderful ride experience. I switched over to the 18L mainly because of the V10F's throttling on <60% battery became annoying, while of charge remaining, the 18L satiated this need to maintain a >40kph cruising speed, but it was not without some loss. Within a week of making the change, I hit an unmarked speed bump, resulting in an unplanned dismount crash... While I was wearing minimal protection (wrist-guards) it was reminder of the potential hazards of Wheeling, during the couple days of down-time pondered if some larger pedals might have allowed a surer foothold & recover from that second of air-time. I've been lobbying for larger pedals with King Song for four years, but there wasn't much interest on the their end, citing that it would 'ruin the aesthetics' & 'not requested from other Distributors'. After clocking a 1000 miles on the V10F, with the accumulated experience with this Wheel, it was evident, the significant advantages that would accrue from this comparatively small change. Undeterred I proposed that eWheels would fund the larger pedal project, the results of which can be seen below. Although only 20% larger than the original type—25cm vs 20cm—visually the new pedal simply dwarfs the original, Notice how the edges have been tapered, more oval than rectangular. These preproduction set were CNCd, the production version will using the same magnesium alloy as before, the profile does seem to be slightly thicker for greater strength & durability(?). One minor compliant, is that the grip tape pads the same as size as on the smaller 20cm pedal, would prefer that these extend to the outer edge of the pedal. The real substance of the XL is inside, the massive 1550Wh battery pack. To accommodate those extra cells, the cell depth has been raised to two cells in height, 7 cells across columns one & two, & 9 cells in column three—the pack is asymmetrical, with more cells on packed on the right side than the left. Unlike the 18L, where the pack is enclosed in a battery casing, in this sample, the battery structure is comparatively primitive, with a single layer of blue wrapping around the pack. A concern could be that the outer shell body is now in contact with the pack, where if the Wheel receives a sufficient hard side-blow, it might place stresses on the nickel plates weld joints between the cells. Is this simply a characteristics of this prerelease prototype? Will there be silicon injection between cells, as there are in other packs, to transfer the physical stresses from the conductive plates? These questions should be answered next week. Here you can see the reinforcing 18L rib has been ground down to fit the fatter batter pack, presenting a challenge to existing Customers who might be considering upgrading to the 18XL. Another enhancement to the 18L is the new cleaner looking mud-guard, it's also made of a synthetic rubber that is screwed into the shell. I'll be posting an update with some further impressions sometime tomorrow, sorry, I ran out of time on this initial report.
  4. 28 points
    It’s a great honor to announce that we have Ulf Scheidsteger joined our King Song team, he will be King Song Media representative on social media, mainly electric unicylce forum and our King Song official facebook group. Ulf Scheidsteger is knowledgeable about technical issues and knows well about king song wheel specs. He will follow general questions forum members have in his spare time. All the feedback he collected , will be reported to us for analyzing.
  5. 26 points
    Too soon? Naw, it can never be too soon! Tattoo idea:
  6. 24 points
    I was on my second 22-mile Tesla range test of the day (video tomorrow) when I ran into a divot in the path. In hindsight it seems like what happened to @Rehab1 just happened to me. I had checked my speed (via the Pebble) just moments before, so I know my speed was ~18-mph. The wheel wobbled for a split-second before I was thrown off. No time to take even a single partial step. BAM! I was immediately hitting the cement, and damn did it hurt. Took probably a couple of minutes before I could ever so slowly raise myself. Everything below my waist was a non-issue (thank you kneepads). My wrists are great (thank you Flexmeters). Unfortunately I have not been wearing elbow pads for a long time, thinking they don't really come into play much. Was I wrong. My leather jacket is toast (or at least now it's a dedicated riding jacket). As the picture below shows, my elbows is trashed. Tore some good amount of skin from my fingers. The helmet did it's job (see the heavy scratching. My riding glasses tore a bit of skin around my nose. But my right shoulder took a major impact. I'm hoping nothing is broken (no sharp pains), but it's swollen now and I don't have great movement. I'll add some additional thoughts later, but typing with one hand is a pain in the butt. Somehow the Pebble watch got a good scraping
  7. 24 points
    Out of the blue my wife approached me today and said she wants to see if she can learn. I'm rather amazed at this turn of events. She's not the athletic type and has felt she doesn't have the greatest balance (but rode bicycles as a kid). I tell her like I tell other people, that if you can ride a bicycle you can learn to ride an EUC. I guess seeing me ride all the time over the last couple of years has started to rub off on her. She says she'll never do the kind of riding that I do, but likes the idea of doing little rides together, maybe at some local parks. I think she just likes the idea of getting out of the house more, and some outdoors time with me I'm very excited, I just hope that she can pick it up. I'm going to take the training very slow, but fortunately she has me to teach her. Now I'm debating what wheel. I'm thinking for the very beginning baby steps I'll use the cheapo generic wheel. I would be holding her, etc. Then transition to another wheel. I'm leaning towards the Z10. If she actually sticks with it (a big if), then maybe get her Glide 3 / V8. Lots of time between now and then to figure that out. I'll keep you appraised of what happens here.
  8. 23 points
    Hey guys, Another shameless promotion of my first ride with the 17" Gotway Nikola prototype!
  9. 23 points
    Went out for a night ride the day before yesterday. I've become very fond of riding at night, when the city is completely deserted. It's nice to be able to focus on my riding and on progressively taming the 18XL. I still struggle a bit with things like accelerating on wide curves (large roundabouts, for example), and get speed wobbles, wobbles when accelerating hard, and when braking (except power braking). I was out for a couple of hours, mostly practising hard acceleration, braking, carving and slaloming: I'm really starting to enjoy having to put my weight into it, it's very different from the V8, which I can just effortlessly "flick" from side to side. Also did some off-roading, which was great fun, as the paths I took are usually plagued with people walking their dogs, forcing me to limit my speed drastically. T'was fun to push the envelop and get high on the adrenaline Sidenote: @Marty Backe, I'm following your advice and using a flashlight for night-riding: the 18XL has a great headlight, but when accelerating, braking or on pitch black trails, it isn't enough. The flashlight works like a charm, and is a much simpler solution than the DIY inventions I tried to attach a bicycle light to the wheel or my helmet. I initially thought it would be tedious to be holding the flashlight all the time, but have grown used to it, and can easily turn it on or off depending on visibility, resting my arm. It also comes in handy when approaching an intersection: I put it on strobe mode to give drivers plenty of notice of my impending arrival before we cross paths, and so far, I'd say it's prevented several mishaps with cars ( @Smoother can attest to the fact those don't tend to end well...) Anyway, before I go off on another tangent, mid-ride I took a break, and realised I could have unlocked the max. speed to 50 km/h several weeks ago. So, I unlocked it (had to try 3 different versions of the KS app...but that's a different story) and started leaving my "speed comfort zone" so I can gradually overcome the wobbles (they tend to start at about 35 km/h). I noticed that I instinctively grip the wheel when accelerating hard and when I reach a certain speed, so I worked on relaxing my stance. Had a few close calls (the kind of nasty wobbles that make you consider bailing), but managed to control them. Then, on the last stretch before getting home, I pushed myself one last time, and....I was managing! Faster and faster, no wobbles, complete control of the wheel, feeling confident and....suddenly I'm airborne and sliding along the pavement. I was so focused on my riding and maintaining control of the wheel that I didn't even see the speed bump 100m (330 ft) from my house, which I ride past at least twice a day...I checked WheelLog, and since most the ride home was either off-road or accelerate-wobble-slow down, the trip's top speed (43,8 km/h) was, beyond a doubt, the speed I was going when I saluted the pavement. It happened so fast I didn't even have time to think. I landed on my right side, and based on the scrape marks on my elbow guards (and lack thereof on my wrist guard), it appears my right wrist didn't even touch the ground and all my weight landed on my elbow (perfect recipe for a nasty shoulder injury). I'm glad I was wearing sturdy skateboard-style protections and not something like G-Form Pro-X's under my clothes, 'cause even with the skid plate and thick padding, the ol' elbow was sore for a while. Aside from that, I had some tingling in my left fingers, which scraped against the pavement (might consider getting some leather gloves...don't fancy road-rash...) and a nasty hit on my lateral malleolus (bottom of the fibula). An odd place to take a hit...but a good argument for wearing high mountain boots when riding; loosely laced, to not hinder ankle movement, they do provide protection for a part of the body I'd never even considered might be affected in an EUC crash. I rode away from the crash a bit shaken and with tingling fingers, but that's about it. It was the next day when I found myself limping and with a fairly sore shoulder (not a nice feeling when you've already dislocated that shoulder twice in the past). Gearing up saved the day. Inspecting my gear later, my helmet doesn't have a single scratch, but if my head had hit the ground, it would have been from the ear downward, so anything but a full-face helmet would have been as good as nothing at all. Looks like my backpack absorbed part of the hit too, as there's a tear on the side (if it hadn't been for the backpack, that would have been my side scraping against the asphalt). Am no longer limping and my shoulder is only slightly sore, so I consider myself pretty lucky (I fell in a straight line; I could have landed on the curb, slid into a parked car, etc.). The 18XL got a couple of ugly scars, and I ripped the side pad in three different places (almost pulled it off entirely). The factory adhesive is strong stuff, just pressed on the pad for a few seconds and it stayed in place, so I reckon I'll order a replacement but leave it as is until it's beyond recovery. I can't help but remember some advice given by @Mono, I think it was, on inattention being one of the no. 1 causes of EUC crashes. I was almost home (which is when we tend to pay less attention), the streets were deserted, there were no pedestrians, cars, dogs or other "mobile hazards", and due to excess focus on keeping the wheel stable at speed, I wasn't paying enough attention to the road in front of me. In retrospect, I'm glad this happened late at night and the obstacle was a speed bump and not a person (although I wouldn't have pushed my limits like that in any other circumstance; then again...you never really know when/where someone might jump out in front of you...) On the other hand, since I moved recently, it took me a a while to locate and unbox my protective gear, so for a over a week, I'd been running errands on the wheel, on a daily basis, with no protections at all. Granted, I was extra cautious and didn't take any risks, but accidents can happen when you least expect it so...no more of that nonsense. If it hadn't been for protective gear, this would have been a nasty fall (although another small lesson I've learned is that no matter how much protection one wears, there's always going to be some part of the body that's unprotected, so I guess the risk of accidents and injuries is something one just has to accept the moment he hops on a one-wheeled fracture machine) Over and out
  10. 23 points
    I'm back with part 2 of my comparison review of the Gotway MSX vs Kingsong 18XL! Took them out to the park to do some off-roading. These things are tough...
  11. 22 points
    17 inches650 wh / 84 V / NCR18650 PF1300 wh / 84 V / NCR18650 PF1600 wh / 84 V / NCR18650 GA Fotos on spoiler.
  12. 22 points
    City night ride. Strap on your headphones.
  13. 22 points
    No more rumors. Here's the real thing: https://youtu.be/ZhCCMtfBqSk Also, gotta give a huge thanks to @Jason McNeil from eWheels and Kingsong for allowing me to do a KS16X GIVEAWAY! Someone's going to win a $2000 wheel... TLDW: The Kingsong 16X is one of the best off-roading wheels and makes a solid city commuter. It's street performance is very solid, off-roading is amazing. The only drawback for speed freaks will be the top speed, 45kmh (28mph).
  14. 22 points
    My son Matt honored me with a birthday gift a few months before he died. Low on money he somehow found a copy of an old Rare Earth song 'City Life' that I really like and then recorded it on a CD for me to listen to in my truck. Best gift ever! Every time I play it I think of him. Matt went riding with me today with this song in my head so I decided to make a video. Love you always buddy!
  15. 22 points
    The First Mountain Stress Test A long video, but I have a couple of time markers early in the video if you just want to skip to where it crashes and burns I provide some of my observations in the video, but the biggest take away is the lack of low-speed torque. Under all but the most severe conditions the lack of torque is not noticeable. But when you throw in steep inclines it comes to the forefront. This is still an amazingly powerful wheel. As I say in the video, the Z10 makes me less impressed with the high voltage wheels, particularly what Gotway is doing. I'm not a power and/or motor engineer, but I think the Ninebot engineers are aptly demonstrating with the Z10 that with good engineering you can make a powerful wheel with relatively low voltages. Perhaps with Gotway, chasing the higher voltages is a cheap way to get the power if you don't have the engineering talent BTW, Jason (EWheels) gave me explicit permission to try and over-stress the Z10. I wouldn't do this to your wheel if you loaned me one, promise
  16. 21 points
    I know this will come as a surprise to some of you, but I'm burned out on Gotway. Their perpetual sloppiness in manufacturing and non-responsiveness to community feedback has finally convinced me that KingSong is the only way to go from here on out. Fortunately I have the KS14S and KS18XL. I'm going to buy two KS16X's and will outfit one of them with a knobby tire. This will allow be to sell my two ACM2's (what a relief to finally dump these turds). Hoping that 2019 will be the year that KingSong releases a Monster killer, then I can get rid of the Monster too. I'll probably keep my remaining Gotway wheels, mostly to loan out to visiting riders from out of town. Sorry to disappoint my fellow Gotway wheel owners, but I have to be honest to the community.
  17. 21 points
    Hi 👋 🤗 Thank you all so much🙏🏻. I want to say a big Hello from riders from Vladivostok👋 I do not speak English and will use a translator, so I apologize in advance if the translation does not sound very correct🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻Thank you for inviting me. This is unexpected. I am very happy to meet many friends here. When I bought my first wheel, I had a lot of questions. I didn't have anyone to ask. In Vladivostok such monowheels were not. It's great that there is such an opportunity to communicate between people. Thank you very, very much.😊🌸🌺🌼
  18. 21 points
    ... sorry for dragging my feet on this last vid. Turns out teardown vids are really tough to try to make not boring *smh....
  19. 20 points
    There is a development update to report; they will be using a new 2200W motor, using a different PWM waveform, to try to match the silent & instant responsiveness of the Gotway controller. Tina says this is not expected to delay the production, currently still on target for next month, however, the demo Wheel is delayed until month's end now.
  20. 20 points
    Impressions After 3-Days & 90-Miles I love this wheel Focusing on the negatives first, the wheel clearly is lacking in low-speed torque (I don't know if there's such a thing as high-speed torque). This only manifests itself when you are climbing a steep incline, slowly. In the vast majority of my time riding this wheel I have never felt the wheel to be lacking in torque, power, speed, etc. So yes, I will not be grabbing this wheel when I anticipate doing some steep climbing. Most of the real steep climbing that I do is during testing or when I feel like experimenting when out and about. So in my opinion the lack of low-speed torque is a niche issue. But it's there for sure. Once I settled on ~35-psi for the tire pressure, the wheel has performed just as I would have hoped, It has superb traction that matches any other wheel I have. The ride is not too hard - feels like my other wheels (I like a firmer ride). Tracking also matches my other wheels. It purrs when encountering sand pockets. I recently turned off brake assist and I feel like the traction going down steep inclines is better. I will know more when I take it to the mountain proving grounds for round two. This wheel is a blast to ride as I experienced a little of everything today in my 38-mile range test. I absolutely love the low-speed handing. Considering the massive tire on this wheel, the Z10 feels closer to a 16-inch wheel. It feels closer to my ACM than the MSuper. Doing tight 360's and backward spins on this wheel is a real joy. Nothing like the more cumbersome MSuper and much more relaxing than the twitchy Tesla (or even ACM). It really does remind me most of the Mten3 in terms of low-speed handling. I am really stoked that I'm going to own one of these in the next month or two (hopefully with a working sound system). Again, except for the torque issues that occur in niche conditions, the Z10 feels like a very high performance wheel, but one made in Germany instead of China (I hope that analogy translates well).
  21. 20 points
    It's Kuji here. I used to roll with the guys in SF, but moved to China about a year ago to work with Ninebot to follow my passion. I'm an entrepreneur who is just obsessed with self balancing vehicles. Things at Ninebot didnt pan out as i had hoped, but my obsession with electric unicycles hasn't been fazed. I figured id show off my first piece of work on reviewing the new inmotion v10F. I dont have any background making films, but I figured id give it a shot and start making videos about self balancing vehicles, electric things, and seeing where this takes me. It's less than 5 minutes long, super dense, hopefully entertaining and funny. It covers about 80% of what I feel about the V10F after riding over 500km on it. I figured id post it in 'general discussions' rather than specifically in the inmotion category since i think this video would appeal to all electric wheel riders. Since this is my first video, it would be SUPER appreciated if you 'subscribed' to my channel... More to come! I hope you guys like it! Here's the video:
  22. 19 points
    Good guess! But no. The champion of the 2019 Electric Unicycle Grand Prix held in Oakland, Calif. on Saturday is Freeman Murray, riding with unmatched skill and speed on a Kingsong 18L. Freeman was able to consistently carry the most speed through the slalom and was the fastest rider all day. We ran heats of five laps around the course, expertly and generously organized by @Kai Sosceles, to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude. Freeman ran a 2:57.76 in the five-racer final to take home the title and a $250 cash prize. Little old me had to push my MSuperX as far as I could to finish less than three seconds behind Freeman in second place with a time of 3:00.65. It was a pleasure to buy a post-race round for some of my fellow racers with the $150 I took home for second. Third place (a Kingsong 18XL) got $100 and was just two seconds behind me, so I needed every bit of everything I had. The winning and prizes was very cool, but the most important part of Saturday was 1) it was 100-percent safe, with zero injuries or serious crashes and 2) amazing fun for all. All riders rode within the capabilities of themselves and their equipment, and everybody shared a special moment highlighting all the best things about our weird little hobby. I'll put up a few videos here, I'm sure there will be more to come as everyone processes their work. But I'll share my favorite quick story from the whole event: About 90 minutes in, during a break in the racing, an East Bay Municipal Park District police officer pulls into the parking lot. Walks up to us, friendly but serious. Kai explains what we were up to, and then the officer tells us that electric vehicles are not allowed on part of our course (the back stretch, a shared bike path). He told us he was going to check some regulations in his car, so we waited. As we wait, another officer pulls up, and we're thinking we're shut down for sure. After a few minutes of discussion, the officer walks back over. He tells us: "So, we had some busybody, umm, citizen, call in and report you guys, because they weren't having as much fun as you were. And, we're going to leave now." And they did! He smiled, went back to his car, and they drove off. We finished the final heats after the tacit approval of some very cool cops! Final heat, raw 360-degree video:
  23. 19 points
    Our CG animator just completed this disassembly clip for the 18XL. Intention is to serve a couple different purposes, showing how it's put together, for ordering parts, also I think it looks rather cool . The number next to the part descriptions will be the SKU/part number codes.
  24. 19 points
    Im from Russia, where vodka, bears and good english everywhere
  25. 19 points
    @Liamfind, it's always great to see some involvement at the Manufacturer level. Before moving onto a new product, I think Inmotion should first focus on improving the V10/V10F to make it a Best-of-Class product that it deserves; it's 95% of the way there for hardware, but needs some inexpensive tweaks, that your Customers have been requesting for months. Both King Song & Gotway have been pretty good with Continual Model Improvement, but we haven't seen much of this practice at Inmotion. Handle Play: the external handle mount is fine, keeps the internal space available for the ~1kWh battery, but the 5cm of play in the handle, going all the way back to the V5F days (more than 2 years ago), is completely necessary & is a real problem with a 20kg Wheel. The folding hinge joint needs to be retooled with smaller tolerances to eliminate this play. Reducing Speed Throttle at <70% SOC: a battery of ~1kWh provides plenty of surplus power all the way down to 3.2-3.3v, a chief compliant among V10 Customers is that while it's great to have 40kph cruising speed, this performance is available for only 30% of the total capacity of the pack. It seems the Engineers have not taken into account the capabilities of the hardware in the V10/F for programming the throttling levels. On machines like the Gotway Tesla, other manufacturers have demonstrated that it is possible to provide Customers with longer high speed cruising duration, without sacrificing safety. Controller Performance: Gotway have introduced the HY MOSFETS with the TO-247 packaging, which has a huge heatsink. The empirical evidence from veteran Riders, like @Marty Backe, is that these boards are almost completely immune to over-heating & have an incredibly high reliability rate. The V10/F is one of the most susceptible machines to overheating, this greatly limits it's utility for hill climbing & operation in environments with high ambient temperatures. Waterproofing: no doubt you're aware of the deficiencies in this area on the early V10Fs & the toll it took to the reputation of the product & cost to the distributors performing the recall. Any details you can share on what improvements have been made at both the organizational level & technical changes to prevent this from ever occurring again would help to restore some trust in the Company. Sensible Spare Parts Pricing: as a Dealer, charging nearly $200 for a replacement controller makes it extremely difficult to offer onsite spare parts service for Customers. While many of the parts prices are inline with what other suppliers charge, there needs to be some rationalization for certain parts.
  26. 19 points
    I have great news for all. I didn't expect this, but @Jason McNeil of ewheels.com contacted me and suggested that I continue maintaining WheelLog, in turn he offered to me access to Kevin Cooper's account in the Play Market, with the possibility of publishing WheelLog. Thus, all subsequent WheelLog updates will be distributed through the Play Market. Thanks Jason ( @Jason McNeil), thanks Kevin ( @JumpMaster), it was really surprising. 2.0.16: - Fixed reconnection to Ninebot Z, and some more bugs with it. 2.0.17: - Added GPS speed, heading, altitude to logs (now you are able to see how GPS far from reality, or.. ) 2.0.18: - Added Solowheel Glide 3 support 2.0.19: - Roll back of battery percents to official formulas (I'll return to this question when I figure out how to do it better) You can find new version in Play Market. Source code was updated: https://github.com/palachzzz/WheelLogAndroid
  27. 19 points
    Provided by a Customer in Seattle. After the initial shock he walked away, I think it's okay to have a good laugh.
  28. 19 points
    Just had a wipe-out, second day on the 18L—it's the third 18L in existence (one of the prototypes)—with the power on during shipping incident & swapping out the board. Circumstances: I was bombing along at max speed 40kph, an unmarked speed bump maliciously popped out of in front of me. Had 2 seconds of air time, classic hands-in-front to save myself posture, wrist-guards saved my bacon, very minor knee scrape, otherwise pretty good shape. I know it's a debatable topic, but I'm so glad we've been shipping wrist-guards with all the Wheels, knowing that at least one part of your anatomy is impervious to danger & can take the brunt of the impact, can really make a difference in outcomes.
  29. 18 points
    Good news for electric unicycles comes from Germany: Micromobility has enormous future potential, believes Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer. Like bicycles, e-scooters should only be treated with special regulations. They can be used on cycle paths; if they are missing, they can also be used on the road. The scooters need an insurance sticker. A helmet does not have to be used, nor does a driving licence. At the same time, the Minister wants to introduce an exemption regulation for equipment without a handlebar. For example, self-propelled skateboards, called hoverboards, will be allowed to be used on public roads in the first half of 2019.
  30. 18 points
    Brandon's (6 years old) instructional on how to do tricks on an EUC. Also, we just realized Coronado Beach in San Diego is an EXCELLENT beach to actually ride on the sand. The hard packed sand part of the beach is SUPER wide.
  31. 18 points
    Hi Guys, Thank you for all the well wishes. It means a lot. You guys can also be very funny - you know who you are. I've had some good laughs this morning. I just got up from a 10-hour recovery sleep My shoulder appears not to have gotten much worse if any from how it was feeling last night. And there is zero bruising although the whole area is swollen. It's Sunday and I don't want to mortgage the house by going to the ER. I'll see how I feel Monday and may go to the doctor. I do weight training every week so my shoulders/arms have a fair amount of muscle and I think that really helped to survive the crash. Based on the (assisted) range of motion that I have, my gut tells me that I haven't damaged anything, but I've certainly stretched all kinds of stuff My arm is basically useless, but I can type and stuff once I've lifted my hand to the proper spot with my other arm. This crash is the worst I've ever experienced. It feels like my first true faceplant since there was zero sense of running anything off. All my other crashes have involved a tiny bit of stumbling running before hitting the ground. This was an instant rotation to the cement. It really scares you into not wanting to ride fast. I now know that ~20-mph is kind of survivable. But God knows what would happen at 25-mph, or greater. I will always wear elbow pads in the future since I now have empirical evidence that they do play an important role during a faceplant. Maybe not in other crashes, but faceplants YES. Knee pads are critical. My wristguards saved my hands/wrists big time. I'm so glad I never ride, regardless the distance or type of ride, without my wristguards. Although I bled a lot, after cleaning up, I only have one bandage on each hand, covering a small area. Ignoring the possible damage that could have occurred without the guards, I would have had incredible amounts of roadrash. As I mentioned in a different thread, my wife showed in interest in learning to ride, manly to be able to spend a little more time with me. She had no true passion to learn. I'm ending that experiment and she's OK with it. The thing is, I can take risks, but it scares me to think what would happen to her during a fall. She's older than me (65) and not physically fit. We'll just take more walks together I wasn't filming during the crash, but was carrying the 9-foot selfie-stick. I found it about 20-feet in front of me. Miraculously, the undamaged lens did not hit the ground. But the case has lots of new deep scratches everywhere. This camera has taken a beating No @Rehab1, I don't think the asymmetry of carrying the stick helped me at all. I think the body asymmetry stance still helps in a running type crash, but I now know from personal experience that an actual faceplant involves no running. It's a simple rotation to the ground. My Tesla survived the crash like a champ. It rolled down a 20-foot embankment and sat there beeping at me (was it laughing at me? ). I rode it 10-miles home. In broad strokes, our wheels are amazing machines. Very robust. Sorry not to personally address all of your comments, but I've read everything and have enjoyed your sense of humor. Makes me happy.
  32. 18 points
    This was funny. Flew by him. He stopped me just to ride.
  33. 18 points
    Finally took my MSX to the Mountain Proving Grounds and ran it up Overheat Hill. Only the MCM5 ran this hill cooler. The MSuper X proves itself time and again on these hills as a super cool running wheel even under stress. This was also my first real test of @EUC GUY's custom MSX sidepads.
  34. 18 points
    Yes Sir! Really bad experience, believe me! And because my father refused to send it back to IM because he wanted a independant expertise to take them in court, and when I challenged him because I just wanted that wheel replaced, he told me he trashed it, InMotion does not want to replace it! Initially they told me no worries, we will take care of you, so I agree to shut up on that, but a Month later, they are saying China does not want to replace it without the burned wheel! Those V10 are time bombs! They are really dangerous and should not be on the market. IM did not react when we seeked for advice saying wheels are fine, 'stop looking at forums'! I never drove in the rain, but after using it once on a light wet road (people taking care of their garden), the battery light started flashing. Took the wheel outside my father's house after reading advices on this forum and at 3am we got woke up by an explosion and found the V10F on fire, with more 'sparkles' then on the video posted here. 5 were in the house, noone got injured, but I cannot imagine what will have happened if I did not put it outside! People are going to get killed a day or another by those time bomb, and InMotion refuses to take their responsibility and called back few days later, about 20 wheels only in my country, blaming on China!
  35. 18 points
    I was trying to make the One Z turn better, naturally I pump up the tire pressure very high. It does improve responsiveness and agility, but it is very stiff, feel like riding on a rim painted black on the edge... Now I find my self enjoying a low pressure setting a lot more, I was curious about how the tire look with different level of pressure, and made this video.
  36. 17 points
    Firmware is altered in a way not intended by the manudacturer and especially alters safety features implemented by the manufacturer. Hello everyone, I create this topic to share with you results of my tests with a Z10 whose top speed has been unlocked at 56 km/h thanks to the superb work of @MRN76 and its magnificent APP NINETOOL ! A big thank you to him for this life-changing performance! First of all i'm not crazy and I ride fully equipped with good motocross protection : A Full face Motocross helmet A motorcycle jacket with integrated protection Shin guards Motorcycle gloves And I also have good accessories : A wrist mirror A blinker on the back That being said, let's begin. After 2 days of testing, I enjoy riding in a Z10 even more, which I didn't think was possible because I love riding with this wheel so much, and coming out of an INMOTION V8 it wasn't easy, though. The wheel behaves extremely well at a constant speed of 45km/h, it is a delight to be able to drive at 40-45 without tiltback and no longer have this big speed limit just dropped to 65% of remaining range. For the moment I have not yet exceeded 50 because between 47 and 49, I feel the loss of the feeling of not being able to fall (I think that those who ride in Z10 must understand what I am talking about, because it is not easy to describe as a feeling) Once the 45km/h is reached, you have to lean much further forward to accelerate and I feel that the wheel tends to lean slightly forward instead of staying straight. That said, it may be because of bad tire pressure. So I'm going to test with some different pressures to see if it improves things. Here, for this first recap, I'll post from time to time when I've done some more tests, on battery consumption etc.... Until then, have a good ride, everyone!
  37. 17 points
    Happy day yesterday as my Nikola arrived! I didn't have any time then but have now spent the morning acquainting myself with the wheel and trying out, so below follow some first impressions. Note that I've previously owned a KS16 and a V10F, so that's primarily what I'm comparing against, although I've done shorter test rides on other wheels as well. Notably, it's also my first Gotway. So, first off, the box comes with the wheel, the charger, a brief safety pamphlet and two separate side pads. First thought after pulling the wheel out is, wow, that's huge! Much larger than the V10F for sure. I put them side to side just to get an understanding of the dimensions, and while the body of the Nikola is slightly higher it's really the width of the wheel I think that gives off the formidable impression. Speaking of width brings me to the Nikola's carrying grip. Since the entire handle is so wide no-one is going to close their hands around it. Instead you lift it with the fingers sunk into the recessed middle of the handle, where the lift sensor is. Works reasonably well, and is certainly not a problem for me at least. Moving on to the scorpion trolley handle: when raised it's a tad too low for me to be completely comfortable. The V10F's similar scorpion handle is better in this regard, but since it's longer it means that it always rests on top of the wheel while the Nikola's handle folds in completely, which arguably looks better. The trolley handle doesn't seem to lock when raised which would have been preferable to me. So, turned the wheel on, and thankfully it just starts up the way it should. I then spent some time wondering why I didn't see the voltage read-out. Turns out the voltage read-out is now sunk into the right side of the wheel, in contrast to the earlier prototypes which had it top/front. Looks good to me. Onwards to the Gotway app. While I typically use wheellog I wanted to get the Gotway app going for full control of the settings (led pattern display, etc.). Downloaded the latest official android app from kebye.com, and.. it's a no-go. Won't even start up. Fruitlessly tried fiddling around with additional permissions for a while, but then gave up and installed the older non-social version of the app uploaded by Marty on the forum. Crappy app as well, but it connects at least. Couldn't find anything in there to control the side lights though so it's disco mode all the way for now. The wheel came with a 90% charge, so all ready to go. First impression of the handling is that wheel really wants to be upright, which I'd attribute to the wide wheel. In comparison to the V10F for instance where I easily can maintain a slight turning angle, with the Nikola it's more like you either really turn and mean it or you don't. As soon as you let up pressure the wheel will right itself. This is not a bad thing in any way, but a noticeable difference from my previous wheels. I guess it's a much less extreme version of what people have reported for the Z10 with it's even wider tire. I experimented briefly with the riding modes, and settled with the intermediate mode for the time being. On the road the wheel handles very well, very stable. I'm not a speed demon, so I didn't push it more than slightly above 40km/h during my ride. I bought the Nikola for the additional range and power, and while the conditions today weren't particularly challenging (18C/64F) I did push it up some inclines without any issues. I'm eagerly anticipating @Marty Backe's overheat hill test, but I certainly don't expect any issues for me (in contrast to the V10F which has overheated for me multiple times). I'm happy with the pedals. I was a little concerned at first coming from the V10F's large comfortable pedals, but the Nikola's pedals seems pretty much the same to me. The angle is nice, and the height as well, with tight turns working out well. Noise-wise it's good, there's some whining going when idling, but the wheel is quiet during rides. Got some comforting content rumbling from the wheel at other times. The wheel build quality (body) seems pretty solid. I managed to get shell to creak when pushing hard against the side, e.g. one-legged riding. Only heard that when pushing against the right side FWIW. I believe I saw someone posting something about Gotway changing some type of foam for the upcoming builds to address this, but I can't remember where I read it. Ended up doing a 29 km ride on some varying surfaces, and came home with 49% battery remaining (starting from 90% earlier). FWIW, I noted that voltage reported by wheellog was lower than the one reported by the voltage read-out on the wheel, whatever the reason for that is. All in all, very happy with the purchase, summer's looking good
  38. 17 points
    NineTool - Program for changing the model of the euc 9bot. Program Description in Spanish Supports models C/C+/E/E+/P Supports models A1/B1/S2/Turbo(The secret model with increased power and a maximum speed of 30km/h) Supports models Z6/Z8/Z10 To change the model, you need an activation code, you can get it from me, you need to send a screenshot of the program screen on the example as in the screenshot below Download EVERYTHING YOU DO WITH YOUR DEVICE, YOU DO AT YOUR OWN RISK. Described in this topic may reduce the security of your device, and no one except you is not responsible for the execution of actions mentioned in the post.
  39. 17 points
  40. 17 points
    Hi All! As I promised to myself i worked hard to develop this app. This is the latest version. AVAILABLE SPEEDS: -One battery from 16 to 24 Km/h -Two batteries from 22 to 30 Km/h. Items needed: 0) A Ninebot A1 or A1+ or S1 or S2 (with a quite recent firmware); 1) J-Link (clone too) to connect and download original firmware; 2) Few soldering skills to connect J-Link to Ninebot; 3) A backup of your original firmware! I won't do it!; 4) This software to modify your original firmware. You can find full tutorial below. Please send me other Ninebot binary files to increase the compatibility of my app. And remember... I WORKED HARD, and I want to make it better and to make it compatible with your device, so please be GENEROUS... ? By clicking on KO-FI you can donate... Think how you would have paid to have your speed increased... ? Feel free to suggestions, big mistake patches, and anything else! Any feedback appreciated. Goodnight! GM Please remember to like me, or love me if you feel it! ? Speed2Increase120.zip
  41. 17 points
    And I am excited, but I didn't have anyone to tell who would know what I was talking about, so I thought I'd pop in and say hello and brag about my new present for Spring/Summer 2019. How are all my pals doing?
  42. 17 points
    We had a group ride last sunday, 17 particepants in total. Till now the biggest group ride in the lowlands, we had a great day - and ride about 75 km
  43. 17 points
    Hi guys Just wanted to tell a little story of my learning process of riding an EUC. It all started like 3 years ago when i have seen a guy on an EUC, probably was a solowheel or something like that. I was like, what the heck was he flying on. Searched the internet but these things where to expensive for me so i ditched it. Then last year in mid September i saw another guy with that strange thing, started researching and finally bought a used Ninebot One C for 230€. I was a like a little kid in the candy store when that thing arrived. I unboxed the wheel and thought, yes, welcome to the future. Then i started to stand on it in my apartment for half an hour, just to get a feel for it, and i thought its time to go out. I went on an empty parking lot just around the corner and started my thing, and man this was scary, i thought how can people do this. My whole body was shaking like crazy and my arms where going like i was practicing for the next breakdance championship. Like ten minutes later i could ride a few meters and i thought wow and then the shit went down the drain. My sister came around the corner and i was like hey look i can do it... boom, smack, poof, and i smashed on the ground. I wasn’t fast at all, under walking speed, but i smashed down very well right arm straight forward. And of course i had no safety gear on. Ups, that hurt. First i checked my wrist, it hurt but nothing broken, checked my arm and thought ahhh nothing broken, and i continued riding for like two more hours because it was so much fun. The first click i had when i started to force my arms down and kind of relaxed myself, the feeling was so great to just glide along and i was addicted. After two hours of riding i had some good pain on my feet, calves and of course my arm, so i called it a day. When i was in my apartment my arm started really hurting bad, so i thought i might go to to see a doctor tomorrow, which i did the next day. He did an X-ray and my elbow was slightly broken, wrist not broken but it was really painful for about 4 months. He put a casting on for 2 weeks and said dont do anything with that arm for at least 6 weeks, i thought whaaaaaaaaaaaaat. I came back home and looked at the wheel like , then i started to watch YouTube videos from @Duf, @Marty Backe , @eddiemoy and everybody else who’s out there, i had a lot of time. After ten days i couldn’t resist anymore and took the wheel out, still with the casting on my arm. I slowly stared practicing every day, and got better everyday, i bet it looked funny riding around with that casting. After 3 weeks of riding with the Ninebot i thought better sell it and make an upgrade, and i bought the ks16, because i wanted a bit more speed, safety, front and headlight, trolley handle... I bought it from 1radwerkstatt with a 340wh battery for 750€ with the option to upgrade the battery, 1radwerkstatt makes his own batteries with different configured bms. On the Ninebot i was already comfortable but when i jumped on the ks16 it was like to start from scratch, the wobbles and all that good stuff where back , took me a good time to get used to it. This was like in the first week. The next weeks i rode every day and watched YouTube videos like crazy, and after about 400km it started to feel really natural. This is 7 weeks after the video above. Last week i made an upgrade, bought a additional battery and the 18XL pedals. So as you see i had a bit of a struggle but i stood up and whent through it and at the end i am a happy man who can finally ride and have lots of fun. A real big thank you to all the guys who are making videos and to this forum, helped me a lot. And by the way never fell again since.
  44. 17 points
    The first production XL pedals have been made, KS are shipping out the pedals & the first 20x 18XLs by air-freight early next week.
  45. 17 points
  46. 17 points
    Production Z10 Mountain Stress Test Result After about 20-miles of street riding, I took my Z10 to the mountain proving grounds. The conditions (weather) were very similar to the two times I took the pre-production Z10 here. In both those cases the Z10 overheated, once spectacularly, sending the Z10 rolling down the hill I had high hopes, given that Cid Wong (President of Segway/Ninebot) told me the production Z10 would have 1/3rd more power and run 50-percent cooler. My street riding was certainly showing me that this Z10 has a noticeable increase in acceleration and overall power smoothness. However, sometimes this can seem subjective, whereas the mountain never lies The production Z10 delivers. Cid was not blowing smoke. There is zero doubt that this Z10 has a lot more raw power, and it runs much cooler. It never overheated and climbed both tough hills without breaking a sweat. Fantastic Now for the sour note. For some inexplicable reason, the downhill torque has not increased I experienced the same somewhat frightening sensation of losing control of the wheel as I navigated down the very steep hills that I had just climbed. It was the same sensation I experienced with the pre-production unit. Clearly the motor, battery, electronics, etc. are capable of generating the necessary power, as demonstrated in the climbing mode. The Z10 has this Assisted Braking feature (which was off, and make the experience worse when on), and there I suspect the Ninebot firmware engineers implemented unique code for the downhill/braking mode of operation, and that has not changed in the production wheel. When I rode the wheel home, I paid more attention to the braking characteristics of the wheel and can say without a doubt, braking suffers with this wheel. And this is exacerbated when going down steep hills. I can only hope that somehow my feedback and others feedback makes it to Ninebot and they still have funding for some continued firmware engineering. If this were fixed this wheel would be a total knockout, 10/10. For you flatlanders and people who ride moderate hills, the wheel is a 10. But until/if the firmware is updated (if it can be) I won't be taking mine where there are steep downhill sections, or if I do, I'll walk it down the hill. I'm afraid this is not a wheel for San Francisco if the steep downhill roads cannot be avoided. Uphill? No problem. The following video demonstrates everything I just said above (including losing the wheel when I was going downhill). Special callout to Jesse (@who_the) near the end of the video - let me know if you concur (I think you will). Oh, and here are the stat's for the ride. I ended with 45-percent battery remaining. Considering the mileage and elevation gain, this wheel is performing very nicely. I'll do another full range test soon.
  47. 17 points
    If you purchased an MsuperX recently, then you know that the included side pad is not very useful and provides little to no support. One simple solution I tried shown below is to replace the MsuperX pad with a Kensington slim ergonomic gel wrist rest. Attach to wheel simply using 3M dual lock reclosable fasteners (double sided tape is too weak to hold the pad). Total time for mod < 5 minutes, and works much better than the factory provided one + fits perfectly with no adjustments Here's the Amazon link for the Kensington wrist pad. https://www.amazon.com/Kensington-ErgoSoft-Compact-Keyboards-K52801WW/dp/B01N23O713/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1532477932&amp;sr=8-1-fkmr0&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&amp;keywords=kensington+ergosoft+slim.wrist+rest Here's how you attach the pad to the MsuperX: You should use the 1 inch 3m dual lock fasteners like these: https://www.amazon.com/3M-Dual-Lock-Reclosable-Fastener/dp/B007OXK330/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1532786688&amp;sr=8-2&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&amp;keywords=3m+dual.lock+1+inch&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51q78Sub96L&amp;ref=plSrch
  48. 16 points
    The future of EUC riders right here. Brandon, the son of proud @maltocs (holding the dog)
  49. 16 points
    Last night on my electric unicycle jaunt, I got to live up to the super hero look I sport when I ride. 😎 A lady was standing outside her car waving a gas can around. So I turned around and offered to go fill it for her, as she had just run outta gas. I was back to her about 7 minutes later. There were a couple of cops there with her as I returned. Also, Dee, the woman whose gas tank was getting a helping out from me, told me I was her saviour! The female cop just looked at me smiling as I rode up on a robotic electric device, looking like I just came from the next Tron movie auditions. The younger male cop told me "It's people like you who make this city great!" That really warmed my heart 💓 I pumped a ✊ in the air, said thank you brother, and sped off into the night. Maybe with more of us doing acts such as this, the fuzz will stay off our backs with upcoming regulations ... This has inspired me to do a good deed on my rides. Gonna start packing some food, extra herb, and maybe $5 bills when I can and go out to distribute happiness and goods to homeless people. One wheel, one love, one people...or something like that. Who's with me? Gonna organize some group rides this spring in LA to get out and spread the joy of our sport along with the joy of kindness towards others...Now I gotta come up with a super-hero moniker for my wheeled persona~😜
  50. 16 points
    Leaving traffic in the dust as I hustle my way home through the crowds of NYC! Max speed heading down Park Ave.
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