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  1. 5 points
    Took my new 18XL for a little ride on the way home from work.
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  4. 3 points
    I did, before I sold my L, was sent the replacement, etc. Sorry, the poor history of this design across all KS models in general, and just pure eyeballing how it's put together, doesn't inspire much confidence for the longer haul. But that's just me, most guys don't seem to care until their handles actually break. Er, I said nothing about the sensor / sensor implementation. I actually like it, got it tuned to work really well before I sold my L I like that you're KS's stubborn, grumpy social media rep.... totally unorthodox haha! Any typical company social media rep would respond with generic, politically correct, banal retorts, nodding in agreement that they'll take comments to heart, no matter how hard they disagree with them. @US69 please don't change
  5. 3 points
    I totally understand any concerns about the actual handle designs and the doubts about it being able to carry the wheel over long time. I also admit that Ks16 wheels and trolleys have been very far from perfect and also even the very first 18L versions are not beeing strong enough. BUT: it would be nice if you could at least try it in the latest version. While i would say that the handle sensor for shutting off the wheel spinning „only“ has worked 99,5% of the time... in my 900km daily commuting usage of the wheel, with daily carrying it multiple times, i did NOT have even ONE Failure of the locks of the trolley not closing perfect on each side and there was not even a bit of feeling at all of the wheel not beeing able to carry or feeling unsecure to do so. Yeah...and i will dream of the day when on social media experience and facts gets over pure opinion and imagination *sigh*
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    Well, I'm not partaking in this 16X due to my dislike of the shell aesthetics, but for this model & future models (KS-24 pleeeeeaaase *fingers crossed*)...... Please tell KS to at least make an attempt to design into the shell a way for the wheel to stand upright. Every other manufacturer has this on at least one of their models, some more effective than others: Ninebot > Z10, all InMotion, Gotways with egg-shapes all rest upright. Please have them copy the Gotway idea to build a bright, over-sized volt-meter that is visible when looking down on the wheel top shell while riding. It would be super if you could tilt the headlight to your taste. I've always wished for this with all EUCs. Since this is in fact the KS16X design, which looks almost identical to the Rockwheel GT18 mockups to me, please copy the GT18 prototype built-in front handles, so you don't have to always rely only on and stress the locked trolley. Not sure if it's too late for that / if they've already pressed up the mold.
  8. 3 points
    Which is about $500 more than they were 1-1/2 years ago. Just a bit more than inflation
  9. 3 points
    Alright guys, here's a first look at the new Kingsong 16X. I think this is the first time anyone outside of Kingsong has seen it. Also, im doing a giveaway for one of these $2000 wheels.
  10. 3 points
    I'm certainly not trying to convince you to keep the wheel, but want to say that 36-miles is barely enough time to acclimate to a new wheel, particularly if you haven't experienced a wide variety of wheels. It probably took me 150-miles of riding the KS18S before I become one with that "acquired taste" wheel. Then it was great.
  11. 2 points
    I'm just so HAPPY to share great news It's 9:40pm in UK right now, and this is the first contact I've ever made with EUC. It was delivered this morning,but I had to leave to work... The wheel is scary! I mean it! On youtube reviews it's kind of good looking, not a big deal - if you know I mean In reality ... Well ... I THINK IT IS BIG DEAL !!! So heavy, so large, so impressive... Sooooo .... scary ! Hahahaaa Honesty it is so good looking piece of amazing wheel! Guys... Where about to place the protection pads that came in the box please? Anybody call ambulance ! Hahahaaa
  12. 2 points
    Great writeup / teardown by @EcoDrift, per their usual. Interesting to see the secret of the MCM5 being wider magnets, wider than those of the MSX & Nikola's motor. https://ecodrift.ru/2019/02/04/gotway-mcm5-part-two/ Gotway MCM5 (motor/controller), MSX (motor), Tesla (controller) Today we will study the main components of the Gotway MCM5 monowheel, and at the same time we will look at the MSuperX engine and Tesla controller. First MCM5 engine. This is an engine for a 14 ″ tire (bicycle size), although the native rim diameter is 10 ″ (automobile size). This is important in the selection of motorcycle tires, the dimensions of which are considered to be automotive standards, not cycling. The engine turned out weighty: 7kg with nuts and washers: Washers, by the way, are not needed, but the engine is separately supplied with them. Instead of washers, a large platform is now used, which protects the engine from turning. View of the engine from the end: It is really very wide. Wires are short: Marking (manufacturer: HB, production date: April 2018): Remove the engine cover: Open: The winding is tight, but not too neat: All engines are wound in manual. But the winding is quite dense, nothing dangles. Bearings in caps with a size of 6203 (this is important, since 6202 is usually put on 14 ″): Interesting surprise: The width of the magnetic 3.5cm. This is the widest engine that we met in monowheels. This means that the power available here is much more than in any other 14 ″ models. For comparison, the core Gotway MSuperX (MSX): The magnets on the rim are also 3.5cm: Magnets, unfortunately, not the best quality. Covered not with pure nickel, but with a cheaper nickel-copper alloy (yellow tint). Some magnets have traces of dirt, scuffs and even chipped. Do not forget that such a rim must be varnished before active use in wet weather to avoid corrosion of the magnets. Compare the wheel rim of the year 2016 with the MCM5, launched in 2018: Top rim from Inmotion V8. Magnets are covered with nickel, no chips were detected. But even visually it is clear how much such an engine is weaker than a modern monowheel. And now MSX (MSuperX) and its rim: 3cm magnets: The engine is very similar to the Nikola engine, which we disassembled at the end of last year. This is understandable. After all, 18 ″ differs only in an increased rim. The magnetic circuit is exactly the same as the number of magnets: 56. The winding is dense, nothing dangles: On the other hand, there are visible hand-wound flaws: The width of the core is the same as that of the magnets, as it should be: And now the controllers. The MCM5 controller was the first among the Gotway monowheels to be produced with field-effect transistors in large packages (TO247): Such a housing improves heat transfer and increases controller reliability. And the MCM5 and MSX really had no problems with the power unit. The reverse side of the radiator, on which the field-effect transistors are cooled: 4 capacitors: Marking close-up: The controller with a maximum voltage of 84V, so there are capacitors with a small margin of 100V. Bluetooth module for communication with the application: View from the end (you can see how the power transistors are located): MSX controllers are still equipped with the same field-effect transistors. And it is not yet clear whether Gotway will not switch to others, those that stand in Nikola. In the meantime, look at the controller from Gotway Tesla: Back side: Immediately installed fan: Two capacitors: Marking large: The board has 12 field effect transistors in a small package (TO220): Bluetooth card hid under the fan: In the next part, we will look at the MCM5 hull elements.
  13. 2 points
    Which one of you is Paula Abdul?
  14. 2 points
    I love to disagree, and so do you! We were meant for each other Ulf!
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    They could feasibly keep the same handle/trolley design and have a shell handle so no weight is put on the trolley handle when lifting while maintaining the same look of the current design.. Mold the shell so that the plastic shell handle part that is weight bearing is wider than the trolley handle and thick to be strong yet has a recess in it that the trolley handle slightly sits in. when trolley handle is down, it sits part ways in the recess of the plastic handle part, when you lift the unicycle all weight is on the plastic part and not the telescoping trollery parts. To use the trolley handle, simply depress the button on the trolley handle and lift it up.
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    Hmmh, so a year usage is the quality messurement point for a wearing down part? Then i put it in the cellar now....and pull it out failure free next year... FWIW At least i own one for over 900km....5—6 months....use it each! day for commuting to work, carry it over the the subway stairs and my appartment stairs each day, produce stress on the Grip/trolley like what not...instead of just having an opinion about long time usage of the wheel and actual trolley. But yeah.....me having only owning 11 wheels instead of 16 makes my experience probably much worse....but wait, isnt having less wheels over time meaning the average longer usage time per wheel? :-) It‘s not that they cant add it..its just not needed. See above...... I even would point that out as a unique selling argument, having a middle retractable trolley, that also serves for carrying the wheel! Yeah, as said before: The trolley locks werent perfect in the beginning...but now the are working flawless :-) FWIW and Just to make it clear...thats a „personal“ answer from my very own, quasi my very own IMHO :-) Perhaps as „KS rep“ ..i shouldnt give such personal answers...so thats probably one of the reasons, why, as @Unventor stated...i was „out of buisiness“ and partly stayed out of discussions.... So, help needed? Contact me by PM!!!
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    I don't see why that wouldn't work. The only disadvantage is that you have to disconnect the motor and hall sensor cables. Threadlocker can't hurt, but don't expect that to be a savior. It's not always literally loosened nuts. What often happens is the shims get distorted which allows for the axle to move. So you tighten the nuts which applies more pressure against the shims. Sometimes they get so bad that you have to install new shims. Just an FYI. Hopefully in your case tightening will be all that's necessary.
  20. 2 points
    Any handheld torch should be more than capable for your needs. My advice would be to not worry about the peripherals for a while! You still haven't taken your new wheel for a spin yet, let alone had a high-speed crash at nighttime!
  21. 2 points
    I am of the opinion that performance-wise they have reached the apex of any major upgrades that can be done for now with 18" without actually making them dynamically worse and more inconvenient to use daily. So, I am predicting that despite smashing their own power hierarchy between wheel sizes with the new 16X, there probably will be no higher-range, more powerful versions than the XL to reestablish the wheel size power hierarchy for a Minute. However, if they are listening to their customers I doubt seriously that the XL is their last iteration of an 18" wheel. There are just too many possibilities that people will actually buy: tall form factor, upgraded shell design (aka 16x), dedicated off road version, etc, etc, etc. Blah, blah, blah.
  22. 2 points
    Then that's 9, not the 2 you originally stated, and they all faithfully watch your YouTube
  23. 2 points
    As promised @The Fat Unicyclist a pic over looking Sunset Cliffs.
  24. 2 points
    Congrats! Check out the way Duf padded his. This is also where mine is scratched. And below that I will include a link showing some of my learning process on a soccer field with artificial grass so you can see how the wheel falls.
  25. 2 points
    That is a fantastic idea!!! No complicated or electrical mechanism, just manually adjust the angle how you see fit.