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    This is my first ever EUC and my first post here, so please be cool with the noob guys. First of all, thank you all for this wonderfulful forum, I learned a lot of stuff here and the atmosphere is so friendly. I am 47 years old, used to ride a push scooter quite a lot, for commuting and fun; 82kg or so. I live and ride in London, UK, along the river Thames, and in Richmond park, so 85% flat and 15% steepyish hills. I learned how to ride an EUC on this Kingsong KS 16S six months ago, and it now has 4700km, I commute 20 miles each way every day and ride on weekends too Learning: it took me 3 days, kind of following @Duf's advice in one of his video: first day, only one foot on the wheel, and then kind of push scootering, alternating feet. I did this for two or three hours. My calves suffered a lot. Second day, used a tennis court fence to try and get two feet on the wheel and moving forward from there. After one hour, I was able to ride and go straight. Then I spent the next two hours or so trying to learn how to get on the device without any fence, and then learning how to stop. Third day, spent two to three hours trying to turn, and then ride almost normally, getting confidence. All this I did in a very quiet area, no cars, very few pedestrians. The fourth day, I had to ride a few miles in a public space, this was in Amsterdam, NL, so on protected bike paths, but still, I was not that much confident riding with other cyclists but managed to do it, with a heavy backpack on. Why the KS 16S: I bought this in May 2018, so there were a lot of wheels to choose from. Back then I wanted only one wheel for my whole life ( I know I know I was young then ), so it kind of had to be a 16inch wheel, and Kingsong I felt was more reliable back then. What I dislike with the KS 16S: - the handle bar snapped twice where the black thingy joins the rods which enter in the wheel body. So I had to replace the handle bars twice. I think they should use stronger plastics. I do not baby my wheel, and do not intend to. - that's it. The wheel is not perfect, but I knew of all the other "issues" before buying: when a puncture happens, you have to open the wheel, the range is limited, etc ... What I like with my KS 16S: - the range is as advertised: with 840wh, I can do 30 ish miles from 100% to close to 5%, given that I ride aggressively with a few stop / acceleration sequences in a big city. - the wheel is beautiful: I have the black matte model, and I find it is kind of understated and elegant - the wheel can handle rough treatment. I really don't baby it ( I put some protective foam during the first two months then removed them ). But I ride off road, in the rain, etc ... the wheel fell a couple of dozens times, nothing has broken or anything. - it is very powerful. I don't ride fast, limiting myself to less than 31km/h, but I like fast acceleration, and the wheel just delivers any power I ask for - It has all the lightings needed to be seen in the dark: front, back and side - as a commuter device, it never let me down: even when the handles were broken, I could trolley by the rods sticking out, and was able to grab it by underneath the pedals if I wanted to lift it. Replacing the wheel ( I used slime but for some reason the punctures are always on the tyre sidewalls ) does take some doing but lasts only one hour even for me ( "might be able to do but don't want to do and I dont have the tools anyway" ). What's next: I need a bigger wheel, comfortable enough to be safer for my commute. The 16S can handle the distance, but I have to charge it if I want to be able to come back. And riding 20 miles as a routine is a bit dangerous on a small wheel along the rougher parts of the Thames bank and Richmond park at dark. So I ordered an MSX which will arrive soon hopefully. Why MSX? a good price was on offer, and I'm fed up with the issues with the trolley handle on Kingsongs( why not give us the choice to have a "titanium" or whatever? how hard can it be? ). I might face others with the MSX though By the way, I ordered the big pedals to replace the old ones on the KS 16S, the grip is almost all gone, to the point of being dangerous
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    NonStopNeal Inmotion V5 tricks!
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    @Bob Eisenman, more impressive skill from the Ninebot Familia
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    Gotway MCM3 recorded using a DJI Mavic Pro. Video credit: Super Inn
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    Left side is comfort mode - right side is classic mode.
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    Oder so: es wird konkret ->Zitat ----------------------- https://www.elektro-skateboard.de/forums/topic/6740-ekf-demo/ 'Da die Demo noch in Planung ist werden die Inhalte noch weiter aktualisiert. Aktueller Stand ist 22.11.2018   Die erste Demo findet am 13.12.2018 um 12:00 Uhr in Berlin statt. BMVI Invalidenstraße 44 10115 Berlin Dialog mit BMVI: Vor der Demo sind wir zu einen thematischen Dialog im BMVI. Der Termin ist auf 10:00 Uhr angesetzt und ist auf ~90min angelegt. Wer zu dem Dialog etwas konstruktives Beitragen möchte muss sich bis zum 05.12. mit Vorname Name und Geburtsdatum anmelden und für den Einlass den Perso bereit halten. Wir treffen uns ab ca. 9:30 Uhr vor dem Ministerium. Die eigentliche Demo beginnt dann um 12:00 Uhr vor dem BMVI. Die Tour: Um 12:00 Uhr starten wir mit unseren Elektro-Skateboards sowie viele weitere EKF-Fahrer eine 10km lange Tour, begleitet von der Polizei! Start und Ziel ist das Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digital Infrastruktur in der Invalidenstraße 44. Start am BMVI, Invalidenstraße 44, links Luisenstraße, weiter auf Wilhelmstraße, rechts in die B2 Möglichkeit 01:, weiter auf Scheidemannstraße, links Yitzhak-Rabin-Straße Möglichkeit 02:, weiter B2 bis Brandenburger Tor, rechts Str. des 17.Juni, bis Großer Stern plus 1x komplett umrunden, abbiegen Altonaer Str., rechts Lessingstraße über Stromstraße, rechts Alt-Moabit, links Invalidenstraße, links Scharnhorststraße, rechts Habersaathstraße, rechts Chausseestraße, rechts Invalidenstraße bis Nr.44, Ende am BMVI Verhaltensregeln während der Demo / Fahrt Helm tragen. Mit gemäßigtem Tempo fahren. Es geht nicht darum zu demonstrieren wie schnell die Teile sein können. Außerdem wollen wir die Strecke so lange es geht ausnutzen um auf uns Aufmerksamkeit zu machen. Da nutzt es uns nicht wenn wir daraus ein Race machen. Mit entspanntem und sicherem Fahren hinterlassen wir vernünftigen Eindruck. Keine gefährlichen schnellen Überholmanöver links und rechts an anderen vorbei. Genug Abstand zum Vordermann. Links verbreiten: https://www.elektro-skateboard.de/forums/topic/6740-ekf-demo/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/360931367800561/ Hashtag #ekfd ----------------------- Zitat Ende. Nordlicht
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    Hello! New user here. Got my V10f and V5f about three weeks ago and i’m Now very disappointed that “winter has come”...;) Here are my two stands for the wheels.
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    Some months ago I had a driver run a red on right; this happens so often that I ghosted the wheel and let the MSuper slam into the driver side door. At night, I take a powerful flashlight with a variable focus, and hang it downward so I'm essentially floating on a circle of light. My guess is the downward flashlight works better than anything else at night.
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    You're really lucky about the Uber driver. I can really sympathize with your situation being a city rider. When I first got an EUC, I figured learning how to ride it would be the big learning curve. Nope. It was learning how to avoid getting hit by a car every-single-day. The stuff I've seen in my first year riding is utterly insane. I still struggle to believe how consistently every driver seems to do every wrong (illegal) thing at all times. I've spent time trying to deconstruct why I didn't notice how bad it is when I was exclusively driving a vehicle because it surprised me so much. I've lived in Tampa and doubt if I'd feel confident riding there. My current city isn't much better, just less populated.
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    I want to briefly share my experiance from last night on my Z10. I was riding in Tampa, FL and a car ran a red light and accelerated into me while turning into the far lane. I was moving to avoid him, but he accelerated to about 20-30mph directly at me. Long story short, I fell to the road and my Z10 became lodged under his car until the local PD recovered it. I just want to stress the importance of riding gear during these situations. I was wearing adequate lifesaving protection, but not enough to shield me completely. This was at night and I was wearing multiple visibility devices and had all the Z10 lights on. I was wearing a full face helm with reflective rear (not chin gaurd, but soft muzzle), padded gloves, full leather jacket, reflective LED wrist bands, and a reflective backpack. I can tell you now that all the gear I was wearing helped keep me safer than otherwise. I did impact on helmet, jacket, and hands. Unfortunately, my legs sustained injuries. See picture for the gear I was wearing (what I always wear on the Z10). Please do not ask for additional details, as I will likely be filing a claim for damages.
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    I think the MSX was a great choice. My only complaint is the slow communication with the app. ( mileage ) The KS16s is a little hyper compared to the MSX. You are going to think the MSX lacks acceleration. It doesn't. You just have to lean harder to make it go. Also, don't make the mistake of going fast into a curve and giving it a little KS16s lean to make it turn. At high speeds the added centripetal force requires a heavier lean. It will take a few days to fully appreciate.
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    Natürlich gibt es einen Zusammenhang zwischen der steigenden Popularität von shared mobility Lösungen und der Legalisierung von EUC. Es geht schließlich um neue Lösungen für die letzte Meile.
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    Dieser Beitrag vom Guardian gibt eine relativ kurze und präzise Zusammenfassung der verschiedenen Aspekte des Problems inklusive meines "Trollings". Die Zusammenhänge in der wirklichen Welt sind nicht immer so einfach wie man vermutet oder wie man sie gerne hätte.
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    Unfortunately I've come to the realization that sidewalks are also quite dangerous, and possibly even more dangerous than roads, because of the vast numbers of driveways the cross the sidewalk. In other words, the sidewalk isn't really a sidewalk if cars can freely enter and drive on them. I've counted the ratio of true sidewalk to driveway on an urban block; a place that has, say four fast food stores and grocery store, which is to say a lot of off-street parking, may have a 1 to 1 ratio of sidewalk to driveway.
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    Very nice write-up, very nice range, and very nice choice of next wheel Usually I'm strictly against spending any substantial time for commuting if it can be avoided by any means, but in this case, I'm almost envious One hour each way? More?
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    Hab ich doch auch geschrieben, dass es mir nicht um Helmpflicht geht! Aber die Argumentation, dass ein Helm nicht schützt usw. Ursprung war doch die Aussage, dass @Mono deswegen an der Demo nicht mitfahren will.
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    Der Grund für die Helmpflicht wird vermutlich sein, dass die Veranstalter der Demo dies mit der Polizei so abgestimmt haben. Ich denke, es wird sowieso schon nicht leicht sein, eine Genehmigung für so eine Veranstaltung zu bekommen. Insofern werde ich auch mit Helm fahren, wenn das die Voraussetzung ist. Einen Helm kann man sich doch auch leihen - das sollte doch machbar sein. Letztendlich geht´s doch darum Präsenz zu zeigen und möglichst viele Menschen auf der Demo zu haben. Daher wär´s klasse, wenn es nicht an solchen Befindlichkeiten wie "zu kalt", "zu glatt" oder "Helme sind doof" scheitert.
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    Resistance is futile! You will get one eventually! It’s actually a fast cooker and a pressure cooker all rolled into one. Plus it can slow cook too I think? I haven’t gotten mine yet, but everyone who has one seems to rave about it. It is creepy how Google, Youtube, etc follow your traces online. Big brother IS watching. I got my Nvida shield today, and man it’s a hoot to play the games available on it. I played Fortnite (got killed many times), Tomb Raider (gosh my boobs are ample), Batman Arkam City (kinda fun), Mini Ninjas and Sonic Racing. And those are all free! There’s a ton more. Definitely worth the money. I’ve installed PIA for my vpn, Cotomovies, Morpheus TV, Tea TV, Popcorn Time (bittorrent streamer), and a bunch of other media apps. This box blows all my other ones out of the water in terms of an entertainment centre. Get one!
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    Au backe - das ist doch selbstverständlich. Aber hinterher jammern, wenn man die Birne anschlägt. Es muss ja nicht mal Dein Fahrfehler sein - Denk mal drüber nicht.
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    I was taught pneumatic tyre design when I studied Engineering at University in the '60s. Let me share some of what I learned.. When I look at the wall of my Knobbly INNOVA tyres on my MiniPRO I can see the load rating on each is 189Kilogram at 50psi, so when properly loaded, two tyres would be able to carry 189x2=378Kg. Now there is a possibility that on extreme cornering a lot of this weight might shift to one tyre or the other, but tyres are rated to allow for that. So let's assume two tyres might have to carry the 15Kg of the MiniPRO plus 100KG of a heavy rider, = 115Kg. You can see these tyres are over-kill for a MiniPRO. We can generally make the tyres operate well at a lesser weight by under-inflating them from the 50psi maximum pressure. In 'normal' use the pressure we would need is 50 x (115/378), or 15psi. Now we can understand why the Segway model X2 tyres are rated at 4psi, and the I2 at 15psi. Obviously those vehicles were designed by a mechanical engineer
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    An impedance mismatch? Yes, indeed, but the chip (NRF51822) can handle an infinite SWR. Maximum output power is only 4milliwatts in BLE. A couple of milliamps change in chip current when transmitting. There is no way the chip will be damaged by my modification to its antenna. I am not saying your power interruption is not a better mod, as long as the control CPU Firmware can be trusted to operate with non-functional Bluetooth. I chose the antenna method as the control CPU will never know anything has happened with this mod
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    I turned 65 recently. This is accompanied with a health insurance status change. My 'free' MassHealth insurance was discontinued a few days ago with gobs of mailings describing how to choose 'long term' health plans that can be enrolled in within the next few weeks. At age 65 in this state it means everything changes health care wise. EUCing can lead to health problems....trust me...
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    I was barely able to resist buying one of these (since they go on sale every black friday). I don't need one, but still had a hard time convincing myself otherwise... Hard to resist an 'instant' slow-cooker. (Mind boggling!)
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    I looked at many of them, including https://youtu.be/kPwZvnd5Xx4 https://youtu.be/fGVKeM-RNjw Real talent, fearless, young....
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    It occurred to me several times that the alarms were set too low; (but looking at your avatar, I figured maybe I was doing you a favor.) Stay safe! 😉
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    That long selfie stick in combination with a 360 cam really is great. It's so much nicer to have the camera "fly" to the side of where you're riding, especially when hanging over the side of the pier or the slope next to the bike path. Or flying over people.
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    My Ninebot and I are to the right of the flagpole at about 3:20 in the video. Other than riding to the location on an EUC the video is about autonomous drone flying. Hands off, pre-planned atop a Google Earth map and executed with the press of a button. I tried bring creative another time too.
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    What's there to explain? Electronics, high power batteries, software, imperfect riders, imperfect terrain. You're not exactly getting into a capsule on top of a rocket, but in the same way, all systems have to function to keep you safe. Your safety gear is your backup, but it won't help you if you're thrown into traffic, over a bridge, or decide not to wear it. As for the skateboard, well people have been killed on those, even without power. The powered ones... well if the electronics fail you might be able to stay on it, but if one of those small wheels hits something you didn't see or failed to avoid, well... there was a nice example of a rider coming off some sort of boosted board a week or two ago... he was quite lucky... a little different timing and he would not be smiling, as it is he had on full safety gear, which may have been the only smart-thing he had done on that ride. It might be hard to say which fails more, the safety systems or the riders, but rest assured you need to be prepared for a failure. That's pretty much the way it is in life, EUC or not.
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    If you want absolute certainty, get an ebike or something else that doesn't fall over without working electronics. Otherwise, the residual risk is about the same that you fly in a plane and a wing breaks off. Or that you ride a bike and the spokes pierce the wheel and the tire breaks mid-ride. Can happen, did at some time happen, but won't happen to you. It's good that you immediately understand EUCs and their "weakness", unlike other people who think it's a good idea to test the top speed and ignore warnings or whatever. You can do two things: understand the possibility and act accordingly (wear gear), and then don't worry about it. If that's too much for you, EUCs are not for you. That being said, don't put too much weight on some horror story. Was he really going 15mph, or the 18mph top speed (it's not like you have a speed gauge in sight when riding), and didn't hear the beeps? Does he weight 80kg, or 150kg and grossly overstressed the wheel? Uphill? Weak battery from some seller with old stock? Maybe it was a real hardware failure, maybe it wasn't. Either way, it is not representative of any brand wheel. Not from the forum here, or any other place I know of. Current brand wheels, especially the ones with bigger batteries, don't just cut out without a good explanation (=something you did, no hardware failure on its own). In my opinion, the biggest technical safety risk is smaller batteries (like on the V8) that can be overpowered too easily (mostly by heavier riders, so not exactly your problem). Get the V10F and enjoy it
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    200% In agreement. I can hear those FETs in the power section screaming for help!!!! My GF fried one of those in 5 mins flat, while I was looking away doing my thing and her: Pendulums! 24hr Part from Digico and a soldering iron later and she was back in business. Told her she was lucky she had a EUC surgeon as a a BF!
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    La asociacion es de patinetes electricos comvocó hoy una manifestacion por el uso del VMP y los monociclos fuimos mayoría. Aquí podeis verlo:
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    Hi Steve454, thank you very much for your input. I already tried that, but that button only makes a soft reset. I also tried pressing that button before pluging the battery and following 30,30,30 sequences but nothing... it looks like the memory is full and there is no way out, so I have no sound at all. I also tried removing the internal battery and checking the can ports but i see nothing abnormal there. The unit has less than 20km so I am really stuck..
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    Indeed. It may be the greatest threat to the future of the community.
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    As I said up above, I bought an extra MSX tube when I bought my wheel from EWheels. Another benefit from buying from a good dealer. So, EWheels sells them, but probably only to their customers. I'll modify the title to this post.
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    If you replaced the dashboard with a new one, you must do this process with it apart (not in the tube) timing plays a role in getting this to reset correctly. you will have the new dashboard connect to the controller and battery (exposed) turn on your Segway app now and have it scanning turn on your dashboard as soon as you see it appear in the app window , click the button to activate the connection and it will ask to do a firmware update... say yes.. and it may restart the display and if it ask again to update, say yes and do it until its says its all updated. if you miss the window to do this process, you will have to disconnect the Controller from the battery... yes the controller, not the the dashboard. then try this all again.
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    There are downhill/MTB/BMX helmets with a chin guard, some even removable like on my summer helmet Cratoni C-Maniac (400g). Although the chin guard on the affordable Cratoni has already saved my face once, it only works as scratch protection, not for high velocity impact. Paragliding helmets are light in weight, comparable to heavier bicycle helmets. I’m waiting for my Icaro Skyrunner (700g) to arrive, as I needed more wind shield during the cold. (The visor is optional.) TSG Pass (900-1000g) is a common full-face here at the forum, though a bit pricey for me. I understand it’s made mainly for longboarding. (Not my photo.)
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    The DCESK8 crew hosted members of the NYC Eboarding Collective here in DC the weekend of November 3. At one point we had 80+ riders on the street at the same time comprised mostly of electric skateboarders but several EUCers were present as well as some escooters and OneWheelers. @Tishawn Fahie, a maniac on his Monster 100v, managed to capture some of the weekend's activities (while at the same time out-riding every single one of us) and produced one of his always-entertaining vids which was just released:
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    Hope you heal up fast. Is there a specific reason people faceplant as opposed to landing on their knees? So far, the several times I have fallen off, I go straight forward and my knees or hands catch my fall. That is very bad news for my knees, but good news for the rest of my body. I am still healing from my last fall 2 weeks ago (not wearing knee pads!!) , but it was relatively minor. However I have now landed on my knees enough to have several scars and downtime. Luckily, knee injuries enable one to get back on the EUC fairly quickly while healing. My last dismount at ~15 mph had me flying through the air, but both my knees hit the ground and my body remained upright. I don't quite understand the dynamics of the faceplant. From what I can tell, it is when someone is standing perfectly straight up, and tries to keep their feet on the pedals while falling. Is this a correct assessment? I make a conscious effort , especially when I speed up, to bend my knees, specifically for this option. Am I correct in thinking this will help? So far, that has seemed to mean I go down mostly on my knees. Safety 1st!
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    EUCs are not bicycles but we are fooled initially because they handle quite similar to bicycles and so the same level of protection we wear on a bicycle is the same level we wear on an EUC. Again, EUCs are not bicycles. Rather, pretend you have a bicycle that has a metal rod pointed into your front wheel along with a random number generator. Should you be so lucky, the expected number shows up and then the metal rod is rammed through the spokes of your front wheel, thereby tossing you onto your face, except instead of falling for a nubile teenager you're going face first into concrete. (100% of that song's words applies to EUC faceplants)
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    A couple of photos from our ride last weekend. The rest of the photos can be found here... https://www.meetup.com/ewheelgroup/photos/29371512/
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    Short Video From the last Meet up ( Ride the National Mall)
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    Fourtunately there was an Uber driver that was behind me and saw the whole thing to stop and file a report. I am very lucky about that, and glad that it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I would also suggest putting reflective tape on the sides of the Z10. Perhaps the black reflective would keep it still stylish. Thank you for all the support. I learned a good lesson of trying to find backroads to avoid traffic, and never forget how unpredicable drivers can be.
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    Has encontrado la tienda donde yo lo pedí online. Me alegro de que sean tan amables en persona como por correo. Yo la aconsejo sobretodo para la v10. La mia es la F si quieres ver como me lleva por la montaña mira este vídeo
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    Las normas que nos convendría tener: MCE a mas de 25km/h: Mismo trato que a ciclomotores electricos. Casco, licencia y seguro obligatorios, ser mayor de 14 años. MCE a menos de 25km/h: mismo trato que a bicicletas eléctricas. MCE a velocidad de peatón: mismo trato que a peatones, casco opcional, licencia y seguro no obligatorios, edad minima de 8 años.
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    Yeah, I have mine wedged in with some foam mounting dots in the upper well above the battery. One on each side does it. Your V8 is the safest of the wheels that I own. I love the portability, and the weight is so well balanced that it feels lighter than a Ninebot 1c1. I totally understand that weight is a great feature of your wheel and if the new battery is only a little bit bigger, please make it changeable, because I would need somewhere near 80 miles for some of my rides if I want to do them round trip instead of taking the Metro transit back home. Also I have tried a friends V8 that was unlocked to 33kph and found it to be a fantastic ride. Perfectly safe and nearly the same amount of range. I always wear safety gear and a helmet so I was not worried. I feel it made me a safer rider in traffic because I had that extra speed in reserve for certain instances when I needed it. I am so excited about what you will come up with, so please think of these statements as encouragements more than a critique in any way. I feel you are on the right track and really cant wait.
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    Espero que tengáis suerte, aunque yo no tengo muchas esperanzas. Para que nos hagan caso ciertos políticos, hace falta un flujo regular de sobres "B". Como los que reciben de la industria automovilística, y conseguir privilegios que les han sido negados a los coches no va ser fácil. Menos cuando desde la DGT ya se han puesto en contra nuestra (y de cualquiera que use vehículos eléctricos no regulados) . La situación perfecta sería contar con un representante de los fabricantes de vehículos eléctricos no regulados, un representante de la agencia general de tráfico y un docente de escuela de tráfico que sean expertos en estos vehículos y estén a favor de su uso como parte de la solución al actual problema de tráfico y contaminación. A continuación deberíamos hacer un laboratorio de tráfico donde poner a prueba las teorías sobre seguridad y circulación. Documentar todo, si es posible con vídeos y hacer un estudio de viabilidad para normalizar el uso de lo vehículos eléctricos no regulados. Parece imposible pero universidades, asociaciones y casas de juventud buscan alojar ese tipo de actividades. Si se da la situación correcta puede que sea una experiencia única y gratificante
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