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  1. 6 points
    I just got back from a 16km ride. It's -1 degrees but it's all good. This is Sweden after all. Half of the year the weather is shit. If I can ride something then that's great! It's a totally different ride compared to my Ninebot One E+ that's for sure. It wants to go STRAIGHT. I set the tiltback att 18km/h so my top speed was 22km/h. The tiltback is very nice and gradual. When turning I really felt that it didn't want to turn. So I had to lean more than usual but that's expected. Just something I need to get used to. I can also feel that it's top heavy so that's also going to get some getting used to. Also I felt like I was leaning off to the left... but if you think about it the Ninebot One E+ only has batteries on one side so I think it's heavier on that side and I have probably been riding with more pressure on one foot. The tyre has a little too much pressure for my taste. I'll let it be for now but with lower pressure I could have a bit of a cushier ride. I used the Gotway app. The battery was at 90%. After 16km it was at 80%. The battery percentages shown in the gotway app were suspiciously even so I check with Darknessbot and it reported 77%. So when Gotway app reported 90% I don't know exactly what I was at. Still... for this cold and that distance I am happy with the battery. After all I bought it for the range. Now let's talk about those sidepads. OUCH. Haha. Sure i've done worse but this is also going to take some getting used to. I love the pedals and as many others have said you get a nice feeling of being locked in. I could still move my feet around a tiny bit if I wanted to. I think I am going to progress towards having my feet further out on the pedals. That way I will be able to manipulate the wheel side to side with less effort and get away from the pads as well. I weigh 67kg and with my jacket and stuff I weight maybe 72kg. So right now the wheel is controlling me more than I am controlling it. I am also careful about throwing my weight around on ice. The 16km ride was enough. My hands were getting cold at the end of the ride. A lot of new impressions and feelings. Small wheels are definitely more fun as things are now but we'll see what happens when I learn to push this thing around a bit.
  2. 5 points
    In the UK, there aren't any shops that have wheels on display, so my friend @Siggy and I managed to head down to Paris using the Eurostar train service, There are only a few EUC shops in Paris that offer a large selection of EUC wheels and E scooters like the Dualtrons for you to try. We visited Urban 360 & Gyroroue Shop in France. I felt like a kid again in a sweetshop, honestly. The members of staff were so helpful and kind. I was lucky enough to try out a number of wheels which were: 14inch dual motor IPS S5 - I had never seen before, very smooth and powerful wheel, instant torque, the smoothest transition when doing pendulums! Kingsong 14D & 14S - Very well made, smooth power, ride etc. The Mten3 512wh and MCM5 800wh We lost count on the number of EUC's we spotted in Paris as well as Lime & Bird E scooters everywhere, they were polite and greeted us! We came across so many Fellow EUC riders such as Martial who rides the Tesla and Dennis, the way this guy rides Z10 changed my perception of the wheel. The city is made for Electric transportation and the cycle lanes are well laid out, you are seperated from other road users. Paris puts the UK to shame and I really hope they make a change in the law and allow us the freedom to make use of these incredible devices. I highly recommend anyone one in the UK or surrounding EU countries to visit the Gyroroue shop in France, I cannot stress enough how excellent Vincent and TBX Nicolas were very helpful, these guys know their stuff. P.s by the way, they mentioned you @Marty Backe, you are a celebrity!
  3. 5 points
    Just a little night ride
  4. 4 points
    Yes, the "big deal" About the 84Volt is mostly not justified, max Speed is the same, both are powerful, the 18L is perhaps a bit more nimble and more agile, but thats it. Because of the 18L/XL Impact the chances that the 18S formfactor will get lost is HIGH....as sells are allready low. I am trying to convice KS to bring a 2000W, 84Volt model with at least 1036 and/or 1554wh and perhaps even a 1803wh XXL-S Version.... To all interested...please communicate that over your KS-sellers...KS social media plattforms, so that KS not only hears that from my side….
  5. 4 points
    Listen to what he says at 53.43. I hope people stop doing crazy stuff and just enjoy safe riding.
  6. 4 points
    Hello - as we have a lot of fresh snow... watch till the end for fun part with snow falls..
  7. 3 points
    Finally, after nearly 3 months of cold and wet, finally it's cold and snowy! All that snow fell in the last 24 hours and it ain't stopping Hoping it stays like this for a long time. Winter tire ordered for my ACM(it's too warm and slightly melting, so quite slippery everywhere).
  8. 3 points
    @Mike Sacristan nothing like the the sensation as a new last generation wheel first ride. Cherish it 😎as it will not come back... Until you buy your next wheel. 😁 Right @Marty Backe? Speaking of next wheel I am starting to look for a second wheel acti g as a spare or parking lot wheel to keeping in my car for all times. Unless of course riding it. Or the occasional charge. I am not sure my crashed inmotion v8 holds my confidence any more. After my crash it acted strange but got on after a full calibration. It kept balancing in a wavish back and forth tiltback kind way. After latest cash where I got forced into a water filled pothole, the lift cut off motor button got stuck so you can't press it. Now hold on to your helmet @Marty Backe I started to look at Mten3 as option. It is a Gotway I know only thing it don't have a trolley that is a must have, I know aftermarket options, but still.
  9. 3 points
    No lie, at the Gyroroue shop, they asked, If I knew who you were and If I have seen your amazing videos. My friend and I started laughing, you are big in the EUC community 😊
  10. 3 points
    Haha same story here. And to make matters worse. My MSX arrived today.
  11. 3 points
    That means I have a battery problem, probably the BMS in combo with a bad cell. The bloody thing turned off when I was going close to 20mph/30kph. And it cracked the shell where the trolley was screwed in. I could probably fix it, but it would cost me a few hundred dollars. So it stands here two meters away and looks fine, but is unridable unless I have a death wish. Or to put it another way, I will not willingly invite another flight without wings at 20mph. I may not be so lucky as I was next time.
  12. 3 points
    Gotta love the Penguins. They really know how to have a fantastic time in the snow. The "fun" part is the reason that I don't ride in the snow 😉👍
  13. 3 points
    Hehe the magic word to pull a @Hunka Hunka Burning Love from VR to reality 😄
  14. 3 points
    Optimus Prime called; said he wanted his head back .
  15. 3 points
    I do prefer a long press to turn the wheel on or off. But be aware that all modern wheels ignore the on/off feature when the wheel is in motion. So you can't accidentally turn the wheel off while you are riding it.
  16. 2 points
    She tells me off on a regular basis but I’ve never posted a photo. I have a new toy arriving tomorrow so I have my wife muffling ear plugs ready to go
  17. 2 points
    Figures. I am too addicted to my mobile
  18. 2 points
    Yes, @stephen, we rode around with our Kingsong 18L 's, lots of cycle lanes, simply use your phone as sat nav, and just be cautious at junctions, I guarantee, you will come across other riders. 😊
  19. 2 points
    It only works when accessing the Komoot website from your web browser. I plan my routes on my computer, ahead of time (much easier than on the phone), but tt would definitely be a great addition to the mobile app in terms of route planning on-the-go
  20. 2 points
    @phatmike the Moonwalk is totally different (and I'm pretty sure now dead) It had small 1950's style protruding mechanical nipple buttons your feet had to aim for and press, complete lack of understanding on boarding dynamics. The daily NYC eboard here all hate remoteless 4-wheeed eboards because pressing foot sensors screws with the natural foot placement of regular boarding; they much rather use a remote. Plus, the Moonwalk was obscenely heavy and unwieldy to carry. Compared to the scooter share money that's being tossed around right now, the market for a OW competitor is peanuts. Doubtful they will divert already strained resources away from the scooter cash windfall to attempt this, unfortunately 😐
  21. 2 points
    https://www.denverpost.com/2019/01/07/denver-dockless-scooter-rule-changes/ These rules apparently don't just apply to scooters. "This doesn’t apply to toy scooters. It’s only for single-rider, stand-up electric vehicles with top speeds up to 20 mph." Now, what to do about models of unicycle that go literally twice that fast... It's only a matter of time.
  22. 2 points
    Thanks, dude. Now for the Waze features. Since Google now owns Waze it should be an easy play for Komoot.
  23. 2 points
    Google Maps are available when planning trip in web browser - just select small button in the upper right corner of the Komoot map: HINT - press "M" to temporarily hide your track to see map objects behind. This is especially useful when working with aerial Google Map.
  24. 2 points
    I weigh 210lb, have a Thunder. I've put 1200 miles on it since September. It's an awesome machine on all fronts -- build strength and quality, technology, performance, ride, etc. I ride it all over town for basic getting around, as well as lots of fun recreational riding with my wife, riding an Ultra (adjusted to half power). In terms of performance, the Thunder and Ultra are the same scooter. Everything your looking for in your first post is contained in the dualtron models. I'd highly recommend getting the optional seat if you go for a III, Ultra, or Thunder.
  25. 2 points
    Santa Claws is probably real though I think the main reason I call it fucked up royally, is because the batteries is the most expensive part of the EUC, so the choice is spending $4-500 on a bloody set of battery packs for a EUC that I've played "ride the moguls" with for a year and a half and that clearly shows it. If I decided to fix it, I really should fix a new shrink tube for the motor, new pedal arms, new pedal rubber, new screws and a new shell when I'm at it. Suddenly the only stuff left would be the motor, control-board and wiring... And that for a price that would be close to just buying a new one. Nah, I'll strip it and sell it for parts if someone's interested. But if I'm going to invest anyway, I'll invest in the current generation rather than the 2017 one.
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    You will be riding like that is no time. Best not to attend someone's funeral after riding the Mten3. Grieving guests might wonder why your smiling during the service. Even though it’s cold outside I need to get out and ride my Mten3 so I can restore my smile.
  28. 2 points
    Usually keep these views for myself (part of the 'zen of the ride' I guess), but thought I'd share my view this cold 30°F morning. The colors were WAY better in person!! Had to crop a bit due to upload restrictions :-/
  29. 2 points
    In this context they don't exists because we want RANGE! MORE RANGE!
  30. 2 points
    Fantastic. How did you happen to get the opportunity to ride one? They aren't exactly common. It really is a fun wheel.
  31. 2 points
    @Marty Backe, @Rehab1& @Esper, I finally got the chance to ride the Mten3, I see what you mean, at 1st the tyre wants to go all over the place, I had it under control though, within seconds, I was doing 360s and going backwards. All I can say is, I am getting one for sure, I need it!
  32. 2 points
    Thanks, it can happen even to the best riders. Do you know what wheel he was riding? I used to exceed 30mph quite often, been there, done that. These days, I ride slower with much more caution.
  33. 2 points
    I don't recall seeing Ian's faceplant video, but he showed it here. As he says, he was probably only going 12-mph max and he wrecked his wrist for 5-months. You see these videos (and maybe experience it too, like me) and realize how scary it would be at 25-mph. I'm staying geared up. Here's his faceplant - I have the video queued up that spot where he shows it:
  34. 2 points
    Yes, they do, 2 button round headlights and 2 button round taillights are embedded in the footbed, front and back respectively (taillight blinks constantly when in Turbo mode). They are pretty visible, but many diehard riders will mount a handlepost bar so they can add more powerful 3rd party headlights. Additionally, I believe the more recent Dualtron models (Thunder, III, Spyder, and soon X) have LED ambient lighting in the handlebar post and under the footbed.
  35. 2 points
    I love this song, and whenever I hear it I feel privileged to actually be living and riding here. I know I'm biased, but I think Southern California has the best year-round riding (weather and trails) of anywhere in the world.
  36. 2 points
    I'm not gonna disassemble my KS-18L controller board, but these photos should be enough Controller in XL is the same.
  37. 2 points
    KS-18L/XL controller is designed in a quite clever way. First, it uses six TO-247 MOSFETs. Current paths on PCB are routed short with thick tracks. Both combined creates very sturdy and reliable motor driver circuit. Second, there is some kind of air duct formed between metal radiator plate from one side and PCB from another side. Airflow is forced by radial fan that pushes air into this duct effectively cooling the transistors. Additionally, metal radiator plate is exposed to the wheel cavity, so airflow created by rotating wheel also cools this radiator. All this should provide effective cooling. So I'm very curious about results of your hill test
  38. 2 points
    @Scatcat's GT16 is issues free now, but do you remember the major headaches he had in having to rebuild it, including tearing the motor open (which I admire)? We all know how stellar Gotway's quality control is From what I've seen from Rockwheel in the past, I would place them a couple of steps under Gotway. I think I'll pass. And this design looks too old-school, particularly the trolley handle. I mean, this thing looks like a circa 2015 Gotway MSuper.
  39. 2 points
    Yip, that would be my main critic, also. having the trolley attached at the back would kick the trolley on each step you drive down. Also it really seams to be „only“ a battery upgrade....Still having a thin 16 inch tire, just in a big box now... For the development of new wheels by Rockwheel: I always say that most people think wrong about the EUC producers from china, KS and GW especially. They are still very small businesses! But when i call KS and GW „small“ ...i dont know how to call RW :-) I guess if anyone would see their „production hall“, there would be a better understanding. Knowing that it is great that they allready come out with a new version! Wouldnt exspect that so soon....
  40. 2 points
    My GT16v1 literally went up in smoke (no flame) In the end, my GT16v1 had a broken axle, burnt charge port wire, and burnt control board wires that fused together and shorted. The smoke came from after the wheel went dead when I was detaching the battery XT60 connector. I've seen sprinklings of other similar GT16 issues across social medias, but other guys like @Scatcat on GT16v2's have stated their wheels were issue-free, so dunno (although @Scatcat's signature now seems to indicate otherwise(?)). This was my only such (abysmal) experience in my now extensive (*smh) EUC ownership history, which includes at least one wheel by every current name brand. I personally would never touch another Rockwheel or non-major EUC mfr new model, let alone purchase, until they've built up a solid history of launching relatively quality wheels. FYI, these Rockwheel Korea guys had pre-release videos prior to the launch of the original GT16 ("Iron" in Korea) as well. It caused some confusion at the time on this forum, making people think that Rockwheel was a Korean company, when it is indeed another Chinese EUC co.
  41. 2 points
    That's interesting that the news about this outlier Wheel came from Korea. Would you believe the 18L/XL is still not available there. In a call with Tina earlier in the week, she tells me Korea has a Wheel certification process that's far more stringent than the UL2272 & takes 4 months! Because of this certification, there's now a 4-6 month lag for general global product release for the rest of the world & Korea. @houseofjob has not had a good experience with the last RW, it's amazing these guys are still coming out with new designs, keeping GW on their toes.
  42. 2 points
    My favorite hip-hop artist; the iconic legendary Rakim Allah stated in a song "it ain't where you're from; its where you're at." but the not-so-legendary, Lutalo says: "it ain't where you're from. It ain't where you're at. It's about how far you've traveled." I applaud your courageous efforts, and massively positive outcomes. It's inspiring. Keep it going. 👍
  43. 2 points
    Sunny day so had a ride in the park gardens
  44. 2 points
    Got my new Z10 headlight replacement few days ago. Hope it helps for those interested. Enjoy!
  45. 2 points
    Fun is the sidekick effect to me. Or rather the motivation to keep pushing on. Gym training simply could not do it, it held zero motivation for me. EUC riding works out my body in just enough for my body to keep up but massively improvem compared to drop dead depressed on a sofa either in front tv, pc or consol games. Now I go for a 5-20km ride and have no pains afterwards but got a breath of fresh city air and since I am now up and out much better mood. That just roll over in bed feeling stiff like a frozen fish finger. And I see new parts of the city my car would never bring me. I had a fantastic guide in @Jens Ronnedal 😀 I so hope you get you new wheel soon.
  46. 1 point
    Haha I did some clumsy attempts at riding it in the living room. It's a bit big for such a small space though and it is harder to steer compared to my Ninebot One E+ so this is going to take a bit of getting used to. So i'm heading out now. YOLO!
  47. 1 point
    I would say that all of my encounters so far have been reasonable. 1) Georgia park ranger (Fort O) Said, “ I don’t know what that thing is but you can’t ride it on the grass.” Fair point. I was taking a short cut to the restroom. He would have scolded a bicycle too. -No discrimination- 2) Chattanooga River walk park ranger. Stopped me and said that I could not ride a motorized vehicle on the 30 mile walkway. I showed him the Segway classification. ( shall not be discriminated in any way a bicycle would not be discriminated against)( TN 55-53-102 to TN 55- 53-105 )He said he would get back to me, “carry on” -Just Questioned- 3) UTC college police - Eight or so police officers including the chief were standing in front of the station when I pulled in to return lost keys. They showed interest so I gave them a demonstration. They loved it. -No discrimination- 4) Down town Chattanooga on MLK. While going 30 MPH in the bike lane ( wide road, no driveways in this area, 3 foot devider to traffic) A COP pulled me over and did not really know what to do with me. He said If I were on the road the speed limit would be 25 given that I was in a bike lane it was either 15 or 20. He was not sure. 30 was certainly too fast. “SLOW IT DOWN !” He never even acknowledged my form of transportation. -No discrimination- No scooters here yet. Things might change when they get here. Our city wide bike lanes are a joke. They start and end in the worse places and do not get you from one place to another. You can’t even walk from one place to another. Years ago I refused to walk across a bridge with heavy traffic. The sholder on the bridge was 1-1/2 feet wide. ( white line to rail) I climbed on the side rail and walked the 8” wide railing 200 feet to the othe side. If I fell to the right I would have ended up in the river fall to the left I would have been in traffic. (Amnicola boulevard 45 mph speed limit) I was leaning to the river.
  48. 1 point
    You're completely right. The only people not getting it are Inmotion, Ninebot, and a few holdouts here and there who claim this stupidity isn't that bad
  49. 1 point
    I have already been discharged from the hospital. I'm at home. But while in the cast - I can not ride. But I can already do the firmware.
  50. 1 point
    That's good to know. People seem to make a big deal about the 84v, but both are spec'd at similar top speed and range. Do we have any insight into next year's models? The 18L/18XL has me worried they're abandoning this form factor.
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