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  1. 11 points
    Here’s me and @mrelwood riding and testing the new V10F firmware. Feels really good except for the bug giving the warning too early and badly done tilt back. I tested yesterday but didn’t go fast enough to notice it. Don’t upgrade before Inmotion has released a fixed version. After that it’s really good. Did some climbing test also, that feels better now. It’s really good at going uphill fast! Riding mostly on trails again. For this use this firmware is ok because you cannot go so fast anyway. The agility factor has gone way up since I’ve got used to it and now with this firmware. New riders will feel top heavy and previously also sluggish. Now the sluggish part is fixed and top heavy is a matter of learning and getting stronger. Guys, don’t worry yet if you have a V10. This is actually very promising. The upgrade didn’t go well for Inmotion, but I’m sure they’ll fix this and then you’ll get to enjoy a new wheel.
  2. 8 points
    Ok I have 400 miles on it now so I can do a decent review. I wanted two things in a wheel, the ability to go 20 miles per hour and to carry me 20 miles. The 16s has done both. At 210 lbs and gear I traveled 20.12 miles this morning on relatively flat ground. Battery percentage read between 18 and 20% when packing it up. I think I can get 22miles out of it at this weight but I will limit my exploration to 10 miles out and 10 back in case I run into a bad headwind on the return trip. I did not get an average speed for this ride but it was upper teens 16 to 20 most of the way. I slowed down when the battery dipped into the 30 % range. I take it off road, up hills, down hills and it always does what I ask it to. Pedals are stable on player ride setting but I have noticed when riding longer distances I like to set it to medium since it seems to relax me a bit. The lights are good but I still hold my bicycle light when riding at night since I can point it where I want it, and it’s 750 lumens so the built in light cannot compare. The pedals are within half an inch of the size of the Ninebot One e+ that was my learning wheel, but I find them way more comfortable than the ninebot ones. Love the trolley handle. I have test ridden an msuper and an m10. While today’s ride would have been better on an msuper, and goofing around doing tricks would be much easier on an m10, the 16s is as close to a perfect do it all wheel as it gets. It’s a tough machine, I wonder how many miles I will get out of it.
  3. 8 points
    Buy yourself an Mten3 for fun all day long
  4. 7 points
    Here’s me and @mrelwood riding and testing the new V10F firmware. Feels really good except for the bug giving the warning too early and badly done tilt back. I tested yesterday but didn’t go fast enough to notice it. Don’t upgrade before Inmotion has released a fixed version. After that it’s really good. Did some climbing test also, that feels better now. It’s really good at going uphill fast! Riding mostly on trails again. For this use this firmware is ok because you cannot go so fast anyway. The agility factor has gone way up since I’ve got used to it and now with this firmware. New riders will feel top heavy and previously also sluggish. Now the sluggish part is fixed and top heavy is a matter of learning and getting stronger.
  5. 7 points
  6. 7 points
    OK, just went out for a ride, must have been in mode A or some shit, at the time I didn't have the latest update to show the modes. the tiltback is violent! couldn't reach 25mph, tiltback is set at somewhere around low 20mph. The tiltback is now like a crazy bull when you try to ride the limit. before it was mild. Now it is nuts. I haven't tried the other setting yet. but i did notice after firmware upgrade, it reset speed limit to 16mph. i had to set it back to 25 and accept the warning. I was able to idle better with the firmware update even without selecting the mode. i get the camera by accident and can't figure out how to get out of it. anyone know? Shit, now I have to go back out and try B.
  7. 7 points
    If Hunka has a crash and lands on his chest, does that count as a faceplant for Marty?
  8. 6 points
    OK, downloaded latest IOS, confirmed the mode selection is there. Default mode is B, so I was riding in mode B. @Bobwheel, appreciate the update on the firmware, but there are major issues now with the firmware. It doesn't respect the speed limit of 25mph, it tilts back rather violently at 21mph in both modes. Before the firmware update the tiltback was mild at best when hitting 25mph or over. The tiltback is now unsafe like how ninebot used to do it. It isn't mild like king song, it is violent. so violent that my toes lifted from the pedals in one instance.
  9. 6 points
    Back at uploading after a break. This is part of today's ride. I was looking for new trails and found some. After the fall I went and bought knee pads. This kind of riding is my favourite.
  10. 5 points
    At first it did not make any sense as to why it is harder to get a larger wheel up a hill then it hit me!!
  11. 5 points
    @Hunka Hunka Burning Love You remind me of the neighbor that never showed his face on Tim Allen’s Home Improvement show.
  12. 5 points
    That's more interesting than all of the subjective reports I have read. Who can or cannot ride with the big dogs (Gotway) is my kind of report. Marty, riding the Z10 in a group ride with the big-bad Gotways may be even more informative than heat-break-hill. Ditto for the KS18L. Will it's conservative voltage lowering per battery drain get it left behind? Inquiring minds want to know.
  13. 5 points
    You don't get it. All of HUNKA HUNKA's post are euc related. The lady is question (not hard on these old eyes ) is contorted because she is riding an euc which has cut-off and she is about to "Face Plant". It is that anticipation HUNKA HUNKA is sharing with us and equating it with the anticipation of the Duf-Marty live stream.
  14. 5 points
    well, several things, one, it looks like ian lives in some little bfe town and i’m surrounded by 14 lanes of interstate, six lanes of highway, two lanes with no sidewalks or bike lanes. i wouldn’t leave the ranch here on a wheel by myself, i don’t even ride motorcycles here. most dangerous intersections in the county. two, Bob isn’t the only consideration. Bob’s primary function was suppose to be, scare off coyotes so i didn’t lose calves at 5 to 600 dollars a pop. so traversing the ranch with Bob on the leash does two things. i could check out the land and the cows and Bob could mark the ranch and let the coyotes know there was a big ass funny looking wolf that might get them. plus it seems like i’m running off trespassers on a regular basis, two different sets of them this week. i don’t have to leave the ranch to go to some park, the park is here, i just don’t have those city slicker trails like u ride on, mines untouched. i usually ride everyday but i didn’t today because the heat and humidity has been awful. Bob is not a long distance runner. he’s very fast, but not for long. he’s only like a twelve year old boy in dog years. idk if he’ll ever have the endurance of ian’s husky, they were bred for that. if i just walked Bob around the ranch, like 4 miles, he’d die. i’d be fine, done it a bunch, course i’m not wearing a fur coat. we’ll get there, i’m developing patience in my old age. not easy after grinding my whole life. that’s why i want u to go to the country and find a cow pasture with the owner’s permission to test the z10 out there. and it’s a ranch, not a farm. i’m a cowboy not some sod buster. but yeah, when i first thought about euc’s and walking Bob, ian’s video’s gave me that push. without Bob, i would have never bother with euc’s. i like them, think they are a great idea for boaters and pilots, but i had no use for them. my goal for ground transportation was getting a limo with a chauffeur. kind of a necessity with my medicine, plus i hate driving. pretty sure i have ptsd. seems like it. yup, except for the rocky trails, i have everything in that video and more. someday Bob and i will be able to video a ranch run but neither one of us is up to it yet. i did just get a marty mirror so i can keep track of Bob when he’s lagging. plus that will encourage me to wear my little helmet.
  15. 5 points
    Since most of them don't even know a unicycle exists, I really don't think there is a notable difference in the amount of scaryness between 18L and Msuper X...
  16. 5 points
    so i ordered a action cam £36 from Amazon , after watching people's videos over the last month which is the time I've had my kingsong ks16s which i really like btw i thought I'd post my very first video I've never done editing or neither held a selfie stick but thought I'd give it a go , it's really nice to watch it back tbh impressed with the little camera which is a crosstour ct9000 anyway thanks to you guys posting videos that made my learning alot easier and thx for opening a new world of fun and travel ... cheers ??
  17. 5 points
  18. 4 points
    Man, it's funny to see you ride behind me like a mad sprinter puppy on a sugar rush, while I'm off-roading with a faulty battery pack at 20% with balls of a retiree... Edit: What little experience I have on the V10F, I too think it changed quite a bit for the better. While the wheel still of course feels a lot heavier than my 16S, it no more feels like you have to overlean to accelerate. There was also something quite nice about braking from a higher speed, perhaps the added softness made it feel a lot more planted and secure.
  19. 4 points
    My hand will easily survive but my vacation won’t. I’ll now be watching my sick dog and the other one while my entire family heads to Gatlinburg. This is so grueling to accept but I love my dogs and bringing in a perfect stranger to dog sit at my home would be unacceptable at this point.
  20. 4 points
  21. 4 points
    That skate park looks like a lot of fun. I would kill to ride in a place like that with some of the movable ramps and such, opens up a ton of possibilities. Here's my latest vid, having some fun around some skate parks and other places in San Francisco.
  22. 4 points
    Ok, just got back from testing the new firmware. I have good video about it coming in a moment also. I can confirm the warning sound and tilt back now comes too soon. It must be a bug. If you want to ride 40 km/h, don't upgrade yet. Wait for the fixed version. Otherwise I can say that this is very promising. Definitely better than before. Other than the early tilt back I had nothing else negative. Only positive feelings. A mode feels like before, maybe a bit more refined and tight feeling. Good for long journeys for comfort. The speed is there plus good acceleration at speed. But definitely not fast from 0. B mode is more of a sport mode and I love it!!!! ? Acceleration and breaking feel better. My wheel is much more agile now. Climbing ability is markedly better also. And I could even make the tire slip on a sandy hill. I will definitely choose b mode for trails. It goes uphill like no other. @Marty Backe and @1Wheeler, once the speed bug is fixed and you have upgraded, the V10F will probably smoke the others on your trails (unless there is hardware problem). Now it has the reactiveness, agility and climbing of a 16" wheel and still that 18" feel and stableness for long journeys. I don't have any problems with turning, it's fine. I was really pushing the wheel and no overload. I didn't follow the temperature all the time but at one point it was around 75C and no problems.
  23. 4 points
    Very cool! Kind of want a Marty shirt now. Also, great nickname for the Tesla Though I'm with Marty (which club does that go to?) that I want full Hunka pictures (and no helmet cheating). Speaking of Hunka, looks like you're more of a hunk(a) than your concupiscent (I love this word) forum personality might indicate due to preconceptions (you know, fat sleazy guy). (I should add people can cleary see you're no Russian blonde, though.) You know who else is in good shape? Marty. So here's my new theory (based on totally not just very vague similarities): You're Marty's long lost twin brother (Artie Backe?) who moved to Canada for <yet unknown dramatic reasons> long ago. Which also explains why you can't show us your face. And your Marty-fixated enterprises. Cleary something's going on with the Backe family... Hey, I had that idea too. Meet up for a group ride, wait til Marty leaves somewhere for a minute, everyone quickly changes into Marty shirts. As for the other idea, a really good one. That could (should!) become a real trend. Marty baseball caps would also be great for that. As always in life: pics or it didn't happen. But before you do anything, I'd suggest you think long and hard* about all the possible meanings of the word "blowback" "Hey fam, if I print some guy's face on my underwear and wear that and post pictures of that, he's the idiot, right?" "Yea sure man *eyeroll*." *long and hard being words usually not associated with your underwear and adjacent topics -- How's the bunny? Any more photos of that?
  24. 4 points
    Yea, these skaters are already better than I am (I guess) after a few days at most. Did you see the main guy almost succeed with the jump turning the wheel 180° under him? Crazy. People like @Sidestreet Reny practiced how long for that? This isn't humbling, this is outright mortifying haha Though it was a bit unfair not to give them V10s, some of these slips after jumping the ramps are probably from overpowering the wheels (alarm alarm alarm), not the riders losing balance.
  25. 4 points
  26. 4 points
    I think it greatly depends on the speed. I think that if you went 10 km/h on a flat smooth surface you could get close to 100 km range (10 hours of riding) but the same rider on the same route going the max speed would deplete the battery in less than an hour with range around 40 km. This is caused by several factors: drag - This is highly dependent on your speed as it raises with the square. It is almost negligible at 10 km/h but wastes a lot of your battery at 50 km/h. current - Li-ion batteries are rated for certain capacity but they will give you this capacity only at rated current. The faster you discharge them the less total energy you will get from them. And of course the faster you go the higher current has to flow. motor efficiency - Our motor has different efficiency at different RPM. I don't know what is the most efficient RPM for KS-18L but it might be a factor too. So all in all I think we need to build a testing facility with rated track and ambient conditions and a robot to ride every unicycle at exact same speed to achieve comparable results
  27. 4 points
    I test drove it again this evening on my loop around silverlake using my iTouch with ios 11 and noticed some good mixed in with all of the horrible. All of this road test was done with a battery in the > 90% range. GOOD- acceleration feels quicker. You can still move your app/phone device in a counterclockwise direction to incorporate your camera view as the screen so its easy to look out for potholes and speed. BAD- There is much less feeling in the turns. It goes uphills no quicker than before, but has the feeling that you are. The Top speed where the warning occurs is now at 22.5 mph with full power, unless speedo on app is broken. I would like to be able to control the lean of the vehicle with my weight and the new firmware tilts the pedals for you with little pressure in both A and B modes. In B mode it is a little bit heavier and slower feeling, but with the same annoying ride tune up. Conclusion- There is a loss of road feeling that I cant explain yet. For instance it feels faster at 20 than it used to at 24mph. Much in the same way that the Mten3 feels quicker at 20 mph than my V8 or KS 18s at the same speed excluding the feeling for the squirrely 10” wheel. I cant figure out how, if I am to believe the App speedo. I will take it out again if I have time tomorrow before a trip. I am betting that the new pedal leaning or force overcorrection is to blame. The V10F started off feeling very stiff in the pedals and felt like you had to lean on them more to get it to stop and start, but that corrected itself after the first 200 miles. I will post my written review of the V10 before the firmware update later and the accompanying video review after that next week.
  28. 4 points
    Guess I'm a pig, wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating a cracker...
  29. 4 points
    Heh, no disrespect taken, but I would still like an answer :). I don't think asking questions means you're unqualified to take a task on, but that's just my opinion. At this point, I'm just trying to gather enough data to make an informed decision. Anyway, as mentioned, I have built large battery packs before (half dozen or so 100+ cell battery packs (along w/ many more smaller packs)) and have never had an issue, so I'm not clear on why I'd be so unqualified here... but that is what/why I am asking. I'm mostly looking for confirmation into what is or is not included w/ the batteryless version and if there are any gotchas that are EUC specific... the unknown unknowns for someone with EV, but not EUC building experience. If the biggest hurdle is just building and connecting a pack of batteries, I don't consider that all that complicated. I even have spare nickel strips ready to go. I have to assume that the battery-less option isn't solely for those looking to swap packs, especially w/ what I've seen so far re: people extending or replacing packs after purchase. Thoughts?
  30. 4 points
    Sorry, I didn't mean my post to be a downer. I thought it might have been a little inspirational for you (and others)
  31. 4 points
    See Marty, I've started a movement. Also, I've maybe sparked a trend! I think it would be hilarious if you guys had a group ride, and everyone showed up wearing a Marty Merch T-shirt. That would be very funny. Another idea is wearing a "Mar-T" and taking selfies in front of various landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Canyon, etc. and posting them up here.
  32. 3 points
    First of all, this is my first e-scooter so I can't compare with anything in the market. Actually, I bought a Swagtron Swagger 5 scooter and returned it due to a motor overheat problem, what caused it to be unusable. So, don't go for the Swagtron if you're a tall and heavy guy.... I'm an EUC rider... got lots of wheels before, sold them and I currently own a MCM5 and Tesla, that I like a lot! But I was surprised to see how fun those e-scooters are! I bought one thinking of my wife and friends could ride along with me, because riding an EUC is too hard for them (the learning curve). BTW, I think most of us (EUC riders) should try those e-scooters. I'm almost sure most of us will love them. They're very comfortable, safe etc. Now my opinion about the L8F. Note I'm 6.2 feet and 205 pounds. L8F pros: Superb styling and finish - I think that's an Inmotion standard - very very good quality; Superb lights: the scooter is beautiful, specially at night when you can check its lights. The inmotion android and IOS app is one of the best on the market also. You can control the lights (colors) etc.; Very good handling: as I wrote, I can't write a lot about this because I haven't had any other scooters to compare. But I really like the handling of it. Brakes are excellent (it's a regenerative brake and there's also an emergency brake in the back rear) and acceleration is good (not as fast as my EUCs tho); Very good cruising and top speed: I'm 205 pounds and I can cruise between 15 and 18.5 mph. That's very good! Cruising speed seems perfect to me. L8f cons: Since its front wheel is a solid rubber tire, if you're riding on the side walk, you'll feel the bumps being transferred to your body. I tried to deflate the rear wheel a little, and that helped also a little. But If you're riding on the road, you won't notice it. Regarding going up hills, I haven't had a chance to test is so far. I've been riding mostly on flat places. But at my driveway, it does well going up... Also, at a park I ride often, there's a low grade inclination hill where it does fine. I bought this scooter from @Jason McNeil on ewheels. Let me know if I can help you with any other questions and sorry for not having enough experience to give you all the answers.
  33. 3 points
    Expectations... If you have read on the journey from Z10 introduction to today, you know what a rollercoaster it can be. I'm certain the 18L is a world class wheel. Try to disregard single forum posts, unless they have really gone to depths examining and explaining the issue. 1000Wh is 1000Wh, the actual wheel affects the range fairly little. An easy going 60kg rider with 4 bars in the tire will get 80km out of it, a heavy-weight speeder with 2.2 bars will be done at 25km. I've only seen one post mentioning power. I wouldn't worry!
  34. 3 points
    Click photo to go to the LIVESTREAM! Starts at 3:00 PM PST / 6:00 PM EDT!
  35. 3 points
    @YoshiSkySun, the master of ACM seated riding. Doesn't this video make you want to go out for a cruise
  36. 3 points
    Well I think we should be somewhat forgiving. These are all relatively small companies making niche products. Still early days for the industry. We should expect every new wheel to come with some teething issues. That's just how it is now. What matters is how the companies react to the problems. The future in legal sense will require a lot of safety features. Some companies are betting on the future and mass markets. I'm glad there's still Gotway to cater for the extreme tastes. And glad InMotion and KingSong can still compete in other ways.
  37. 3 points
    It will be interesting to see if people are so patient and forgiving with the "reputation" of the Gotway MSX if it has some bugs in the early production runs. OR sing it's praises if it is trouble free.? Instead of creating a host of potential/real firmware/App problems with the "we know what is safe for you" safety philosophy, Gotway keeps it simple. Let the rider decide what is safe for them! (What a concept).
  38. 3 points
    Maybe I need to refocus our marketing campaign considering the target market demographic we're dealing with.
  39. 3 points
    Sounds about right, but also if you use a "stiff" ride-mode, the wheel tries to stay horizontal against the gravity, and you're also "fighting" the motor. I found out that with the stronger motors of KS16B & S (800W & 1200W respectively), I'm having much harder time getting the wheel to accelerate on steep hills than the 16" Firewheel with 550W motor. What I ended up doing was to switch the KS's to medium ride-mode, and accelerating uphills is no more an issue. Likely the small "give" on the pedals makes it easier to get higher proportional "error" in the control loop and thus command the wheel to accelerate... For heavier weight riders it's probably not as much of an issue, but the wheels weight over quarter of my body weight
  40. 3 points
    Now THAT is a sexy prototype of a wheel in motion! What GMT time was the livestream at again...? ? Those @novazeus chicks are SO much sexier, and all other positive adjectives as well. Sure wouldn’t mind seeing photos on them at their 30’s. You know it won’t decrease my ridden miles though, don’t you?
  41. 3 points
    During out nighttime group ride tonight @1Wheeler's V10F was kicking him off multiple times as we were riding around the hills of Griffith Park. Everyone else (7 riders total) had Gotway's. I was surprised because I didn't experience any of that when I was riding the pre-production unit. His V10F was frustratingly under powered tonight. Worse than any KingSong wheel that I've seen in similar conditions. Maybe Markus can chime in here and let us know if he had upgraded his firmware. Given the strength of the V10F motor and the battery capacity, there is no reason his wheel should have been kicking him off (massive tilt-back) the wheel so often. Inmotion has programmed this wheel to be way too conservative, IMO.
  42. 3 points
    Now to answer the question. To be honest, it is your above statement that showed a lack of understanding of EUC’s plus expecting the supplier to supply the BMS. It is absolutely vital that BMS on EUC’s DO NOT HAVE OUTPUT PROTECTION, cheap wheels that have used eBike BMS have been death traps and there is a long thread on disabling output protection on them. Any and all output protection on EUC’s has to come from the main control board just as a warning to the rider to take action. Under no circumstances, even if the battery is on fire, is it acceptable to just cut power. As @Marty Backe explained, the wheel is absolutely not sold without batteries for DIY enthusiasts so no BMS is supplied, nor directly available. You are quite correct that there is nothing stopping you, or anyone else building a pack. Gotway are really good at cramming the batteries in though so you might find that a self build results in lower, not necessarily higher, capacity. What, I cannot tell you, but hopefully someone with that wheel can, is whether the BMS has any additional signalling wires to the main control board to alert on individual cell failures? Some EUC’s such as the IPS brand have a wire from each series cell so that it can manage even a single cell (or cell group) fault. Some others have a BMS alert signal wire, However many do not and only total voltage of the pack can be monitored. This means it is also pretty vital that a matched, single batch set of cells are used in the build as poor cells will not be controlled by the BMS other than by balance charging.
  43. 3 points
    Count on me for a "Mar-T" selfie in front of the Space Needle. the Man, the Myth, the Legend,.....the BRAND.
  44. 3 points
    One more day!! Don't miss it! Mark your calendars! Souvenir T-shirts and merch available as you walk out the gift store! http://www.youtube.com/dufisthenics
  45. 3 points
    This is what you need to work towards @novazeus. Need to break out from the farm Love the sentiment expressed in this short video.
  46. 3 points
    I just added up all the mileage from my different wheels, past and present. 5460-miles over a period of 22-months I actually didn't think I had ridden that much. I know some guys burn through a lot more miles than that, but considering that I don't used the wheels for commuting, that's a decent number. I better slow down
  47. 3 points
    My gosh some people are hard to convince it's real. Okay, here's proof of life: MARTY AND ME AND TESSIE
  48. 3 points
  49. 3 points
  50. 3 points
    I plan on getting a set of these angled side pad wedges from EUCGUY to help with the hills.
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