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    Originally M3x10 screws were used in KS-18L and first batches of KS-18XL, but later KS got several reports of breaking posts, causing side covers to be loose. So they reinforced screw posts by screwing the posts from the wheel chamber side also, effectively reducing remaining post thread height. But this only aplies to the posts used to screw side covers and this is why there are two screw lenghts used. However you can use M3x6 screws everywhere, as there is enough length of thread. Torx screws will be good as well - just use whatever is available to your or what tools do you have. Instead of inix, you can also use black steel screws, they are also very sturdy. PS. I also suggest you to reinforce posts with hot glue. This is easy and will provide much better protection in case of impact, because even with factory reinforcement there is still too small area over which impact forces are distributed.
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    I don't think the more modern wheels shutoff at high speed anymore. Older wheels (say, 2015/2016 and before?) did that, either because the BMS cut off the power when the current rises too high, or the mainboard logics did that for whatever reason. It's not the gyroscope switching off as such, either the logics stopping the motor drive altogether and leaving it powerless or entirely losing power to the wheel due to BMS switching off the discharge-side, but like said, I don't think any modern wheels do this anymore. I probably should revise the first post at some point, speed-related cutouts could be nowadays better described as the motor back-EMF (voltage generated by the turning motor itself, it acts as a generator) rising too high and then not having enough voltage on the battery/mainboard-side to drive current through the motor. The motor torque drops linearly with speed because of this, and when the back-EMF equals the battery voltage, the current, and thus torque, becomes zero. Of course on an actual riding situation, it's more complex, as the needed torque changes a lot, and the battery voltage goes up and down depending on how much current is flowing.
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    At least here in the western countries the legal system is very consumer protective. If a battery pack can catch fire, it's the manufacturers fault (just not if the manufacturer can prove ?grave? misuse). Having "normal" accidents with the unicycle, driving in light rain, moist enviroments, leaning it at a wall while charging definitely does and cannot not count as misuse! That's the regular use case for the wheels sold! Crashes are normal use cases for one wheeled driving devices by definition - no responsibility of the consumer can be constructed if outside visual inspection and mechanical function are iconspicuous! Seems we "bend the legal system a bit to the other way", since we love our EUCs and want to go on using them. Even knowing their shortcomings safetywise... Unfortionately there are not too much details about thermal runaways, risks analysis for using packs with partly aged/degraded cells on batteryuniversity.com. They just mention inbetween the posibility of thermal runaway. While the highest risks should be while charging/discharging of aged/degraded cells i understand from (1) that it can also happen everytime and everywere by "internal" shorts of such bad/degraded cells even without mechanical defects. And there is no control possibility/supervision in the EUC and no way for us users, but open the battery pack and measure all cell voltages! Which in many cases will not helpfull to increase safety... Most used BMS just look for single cell overvoltage/undervoltage and cut off the charger / wheel (2)(3) - without any feedback to the user. In addition most enclosed chargers are ähmmm, how to say,... crap. If they are not already misadjusted from the beginning ?they can seriously misadjust over time? The internal voltage measurements from the wheels of the battery voltage can be way off, too. So the little chances one has to supervise the battery state render quite useless... It's not the customers duty and responibility to adjust/inspect the charger, open the wheel and/or the battery packs and control the voltages! And these are not seldom individual cases - "my battery does not charge to 100%" reports are here way too often! Here (4) again a new report of a wheel with a misadjusted charger, with internal voltage measurement beeing off by ~1.7V and one of the two battery packs just charging up to ~77-80V instead of 84V. Most presumably he got bad/not properly matched cells already from the beginning... ;( So, although EUC "quality" increased steadily over the years, imho with the battery packs the situation still is embarassing. Furtionately the risk is very low, but since the worst case is a fire hazard never charge the wheel unaddended, have proberly working smoke detectors(5) at the storage places, store it best outside the living area (but not in a shed getting hot in summertime and below freezing in wintertime) and replace with quality battery packs, once the "performance degrades". .... and we should push the manufacturers to use BMS, which can supervise the battery and cell states in a valid, secure and reliable manner! I am just somehow afraid that with such a change we are likely to see such faults like with ninebots happen and/or wheels cutting off while driving like in the first generation again... ;( Beside the inbetween Inmotion battery disaster, this is now the second case of fire reported here! I am happy and a bit surprised that there are not more incidents happening! There should be already masses of old/long used big battery packs circulating. Do most riders change wheels often enough? Or the li ion cell quality is as high that such a fire hazard risk is fortunately really low? (1) https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/safety_concerns_with_li_ion "Let’s examine the inner workings of the cell more closely. A mild short will only cause elevated self-discharge and the heat buildup is minimal because the discharging power is very low. If enough microscopic metallic particles converge on one spot, a sizable current begins to flow between the electrodes of the cell, and the spot heats up and weakens. As a small water leak in a faulty hydro dam can develop into a torrent and take a structure down, so too can heat buildup damage the insulation layer in a cell and cause an electrical short. The temperature can quickly reach 500C (932F), at which point the cell catches fire or it explodes. This thermal runaway that occurs is known as “venting with flame.” “Rapid disassembly” is the preferred term by the battery industry." (2) Does GW still have no output protection, so the pack will go on beeing used although a cell can have serious undervoltage? (3) Ninebot started now with better BMS looking and reporting all single cell voltages and looking at the overall state of each battery pack. Would be a great step in the right direction, if they did not overly drain the batteries doing so (by some design faults). Even worse by this drain many Ninebot wheels get delivered with overly discharged batteries which have to be "revived" - noone really knows if these cells did not already had serious undervoltage for too long and are by this dangerously degraded increasing risk for hazard.... (4) https://forum.electricunicycle.org/topic/13481-msx-still-not-happy-with-battery-☹️/?page=2 (5) great comment @Rainu - smoke detectors will get my third standart advice beside no unattended charging charging and tampering with the cells!
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    EURO ROAD TRIP 400km ( with english subtitles) Step Metz - Luxembourg This episode returns to the portion between Metz and Luxembourg where, guided by Fabrice from Thionville, we walked along the Moselle rivers.
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    I would say that by charging in this way you increase the risk of self-ignition of the battery in the longer run. Battery cells DO imbalance with time and mileage, it's just unavoidable. There are always small variances between each cell, even in new. This variation increases over time and usage. By charging to 80% you effectively disables BMS balancing feature, so it's possible that after some longer time cell voltages will start to differ significantly. It's a short way to SINGLE cell failure, then SINGLE cell self-ignition causing a WHOLE wheel to stand on fire... If you ride frequently, just charge it to full after each ride. If you don't plan to ride soon, leave your wheel as is or charge it partially to ~50% if was almost depleted. That's all.
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    Derby Wharf - Salem, MA
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    I'd like to suggest to add an extra profile field for us the users to type what EUC/s we currently own/ride. For example see attached.
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    I'd skip the cheap clamshell bike helmets, like Triple 8, etc. You'll get no protection from facial and dental injuries which are likely if you have a classic faceplant. I use the Bell Super 3R, and the TSG Pass Pro in cooler weather. Both look cool and are super lightweight (less than 1kg). The Bell has MIPS, comes in lots of colors, and is convertible - you can remove the chin bar if you still want to use it as a clamshell. It has fantastic ventilation and can be found on sale for $100-150 on Amazon if you're patient. The Super 2R is essentially the same and can sometimes be found for less. If you want even more safety the Bell Super DH costs a little more but is fully DH-rated. Both helmets are @Rehab1 tested and approved! I also have the TSG Pass Pro (~$350 on sale) which is an awesome helmet, but more expensive and hard to find. It's svelte and sexy and fits like a glove, but it's too hot for me in the summer, and my face shield fogs easily on very cold days. It's downhill-rated and certified for bikes and skateboards in Europe.
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    Before damaging the wheel in any way, you could start off with putting the wheel (turned off) in a box with some form of heating which you can control. Keep it at, say 60 degrees Celsius (140F), and if nothing happens, ramp it up to higher. The point is to simulate a wheel sitting in a hot car in summer: "“When temperatures outside range from 80 degrees to 100 degrees, the temperature inside a car parked in direct sunlight can quickly climb to between 130 to 172.”" 172 Fahrenheit is about 78 degrees Celsius. I doubt anything happens, the cells aren't supposed to start thermal runaway until they heat up to something like 125 or 150C (about 250-300F).
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    New users are restricted to 3 posts in 24 hours not 2. Unfortunately this is necessary for spam prevention. However I have just changed it to 5 instead of 3. As your reputation increases due to the quality of your posts that number goes to as high as 100.
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    The maximum possible torque decreasing linear over the speed is already including the internal resistance of battery and motor (ie the battery voltage drop over the internal resistance). Just the additional voltage drop by the cell chemistry, which recovers again after the burden is released, decreases this values tempararily. And the discharge of the cells, of course continousily. With: U_battery_0 .... idle voltage of the battery R_i = R_i_battery + R_i_motor .... internal resistance of the "system" v_max_no_load .... maximum motor speed, with U_back_emf == U_battery_0 and no current flowing so kv = U_battery_0 / v_max_no_load The torque is proportional to the motor current ( M = km * I), so i just consider the max motor current here. One gets the max stall current I_max_(v=0) = U_battery_0 / R_i = 168A. For a given speed v U_back_emf(v) = v * kv. So I_max(v) = (U_battery_0 - U_back_emf(v))/R_i = (U_battery_0 - v*kv)/R_i. This I_max(v) over speed is a straight line regarding already the battery voltage drop over R_i_battery from the flowing current. And with M = km * I one has the maximum torque over speed limit as straight line regarding this, too. Edit: PS.: What i forgot and what i not to think of in detail is, what happens once one regards the inductance of the motor coils .... . I'd assume then one is at this more complex, about chaotice system you mentioned...
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    They said the same about electric cars 6 years ago. They thought electric cars were crazy. Look at what is happening now, every car manufacturer is committed to going full electric in the next 5 years. Now Tesla is the best selling car in the luxury class. Eating BMW/AUDI/Mercedes lunch. Those guys now playing catch up. When you think about the numbers they are crazy. To go full electric we would need about 200 gigabattery factories about 5 bil each. You are right, there is a lot to figure out. If they figured it out already we wouldn't be having this discussion. You also may be right about the timing. But you may very see a shortage of gasoline in your lifetime. Hopefully the car manufactures start making more electric cars so that we won't run out of gasoline so soon.
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    again, not everyone needs to supercharge. 99% of the people charge at home with 10kw over night. most house holds in the us has 200a to their house. but they don't use anywhere close to that. It's actually the business that use a lot of electricity and peak hours is during the day. I'm in the north east and I could have gotten off grid with 25kw solar. i produce more than i need during the summer and need some help during the winter with my 17kw system. with rooftop solar, will require less and less electricity from other sources. Also with some battery storage at home should be able to go off grid. Even if I need to charge my car. Solar panels last 30+ years. Yes they are not 100% efficient but don't think they need to be for them to work today. With less efficiency just cost more and take up more space for the given watt output. Doesn't mean it doesn't work. We have transmission loss today. No different. Only difference is that we where the electricity comes from. Can't come from coal, natual gas, or gasoline for ever. These are finite. next 20-30 years will be really interesting.
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    As has already been said, it depends on a variety of factors, but high-speed dismounts are almost guaranteed to end in a faceplant, simply because you can't outrun the wheel. If you can, it depends on the nature of the fall, the angle, how your weight is distributed when you dismount (centered, all to one side because you're turning, etc). Electronic failures are extremely rare in modern EUC's, the only thing you need to worry about are cutouts, which are also pretty much guaranteed to end in a faceplant. Cutouts are basically when the wheel switches off the gyroscope due to an excessive power demand, as a safety mechanism to prevent the wheel from being fried. This can happen in several different scenarios, but they all boil down to a sudden surge in current : - Overlean: you accelerate / lean forward too aggressively, asking the wheel for too much power at once - Accidental overlean: this isn't an issue at low speeds, but if you're near the wheel's max. speed (so it doesn't have much margin to deliver a sudden surge of power), and a) you hit a bump and become airborne for a split second, and land leaning forward, or b) don't become airborne but your weight shifts suddenly forward when you hit the bump (as it tends to happen), the wheel interprets this as a sudden power demand that it can't deliver, and cuts off the power to the gyroscope. Which is why it's important to be very vigilant when near the wheel's top speed, and why it's advisable to buy a wheel whose max. speed is higher than your intended cruising speed. Many such accidents can be prevented by knowing your wheel's limitations and applying common sense: If your wheel's maximum speed is, say, 30 km/h, don't ride near its top speed on roads /paths that are bumpy or you aren't familiar with (potholes, unmarked speed bumps, etc. ) , for instance, or you risk a cutout. - Speed-related cutouts: when you simply push your wheel past its limits to the point where torque is near zero and it can't deliver the power you're demanding. Cutout related faceplants are the nastiest IMO, as it isn't so much of a forward fall, but a downward, face first fall... Since you're relying on the gyroscope to keep you upright, and leaning forward when it happens, when the gyroscope switches off...you can imagine how it goes... Some falls and dismounts are inevitable (unexpected obstacles, etc), but many others (inattention, lack of spatial awareness, excessive speed, lack of experience and overconfidence, as @esaj pointed out) are completely preventable, and IMHO, cutout related faceplants are at the very top of the list. That's why it's worth taking the time to learn how these machines work and what the limitations of your particular wheel are.
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    I thought this was about to rhyme and @LanghamP was gonna go Dr Seuss on us
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    A wheel should be safe to charge off a stand. It should be safe to charge when it falls off-hand. It should be safe to start regardless of you be young or an old fart. Design it, I say, for both frownies and gays, as some of us townies ride minutes and others ride for days. Drop, and we pop (say I the wheel), and while others have helmets we who don't bother have platelets (for the asphalt God is greedy for riders who be batty). Fire, nah, 'tis only for hilclimbing fools, not dire New Yorkers riding Kingsong's jewels.
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    Ninebot/Segway calling it a game changer. Their marketing never was very good. This is the consumer version of the previous MAX series for commercial ride-share operations. They are claiming 40 miles of range, and they say it can do that 40miles in 96 minutes. They have a promotion coming out $250 off, but they don't say what the base price is. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ninebot-e-scooter-max-max-on-everything-but-price/coming_soon/
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    I've been thinking about this lately... The natural or common way of riding EUCs is close to the worst way I think, facing forward hands by your side, fully extended standing. This gives close to maximum air resistance and will lead to a smack n' slide faceplant should an un-reactable cut-off occur. When at speed it seems like a twisted posture is best with off hand and arm out front right angled as if you are about to chop sideways. Should a cut-off occur at high speed you might be able to roll it off or more ideally land sideways and do a barrel roll (rolling pin) style roll with arms extend on each side of your head parallel to ground. This seems like it would dissipate the most amount of energy over a longer time meaning less damage to your body and head. I also do wonder how a seated cut-off crash would be by comparison. My guess is that your knees would suffer greater injuries but you'd be spared a face plant hopefully and the lower CoG plus less distance falling would mean less impact. From standing it seems like the wrists/palms, knees and non-dominant elbow take the brunt of a react-able fall.
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    I’m sure they keep hoping that a hooman would show them the latest in transportation tech. Just to have some content in their boring lives.
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    I can confirm, this is under development now. However there will be also option in euc.world to merge two tours together (making next tour a segment of previous one), so lack of this option workinh as for now should not be a problem. It's working now This is how WheelLog always worked, but I plan to add an option to not reset the counters after manual reconnection. I will also try to improve auto-reconnection. However WheelLog is a good piece of software, certainly there is still lot to improve in WheelLog. Today I faced a lot of disconnections on my XL. I've never experienced this before. Maybe the problem is with XL, as usually I ride L. Tomorrow I'll take my L for a ride and test if this issue is still present or not. If not, it could be contributed to my XL (as I ride it rarely, when I need it's extended range). However I discovered that manual reconnection works better than automatic. So I think there is a room for improvements in BT connectivity area You can see lot of BT connection issues on chart from today's group ride - https://euc.world/tour/574746289273346
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    No disrespect intended, but let's not jump to conclusions. If it actually was BMS related, it's a one in a million case. And there are some odd circumstances (and wheel abuse) surrounding this particular case.... This is in no way representative of 99.9% of users' experience. Personally, I think it would be better to wait until the exact circumstances have been cleared and Jason has further investigated the subject before scaring newcomers with tales like this... But as The Dude would say, "That's just, like, my opinion, man" 😉
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    Actually, my E+ is surprisingly good at holding the pressure. I am checking my tires after winter "hibernation" and never had to add any significant amount of air.
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    Thanks for all the information! It sounds like these machines have evolved to the point where the electronics are quite reliable. If ridden according to their operating parameters with a keen eye on avoiding major surface irregularities, it seems like you can depend on these vehicles not having sudden failures. I'm real happy to find out that today's electric unicycles seem to be sophisticated, capable machines.
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    Hello to all, I'm starting to ride. It's very exciting. I had a dilemma which brand to buy. In the end I bought V10F. I'm190cm/95 kg! (but not to fatt 😊) So for most of what you write here, I can expect total problems ... It is not encouraging. We have a lot of steep hills here, but I haven't had an owerload yet. Weather still is not yet too warm. We'll see ... I like riding the V10F very much! I made my first video, just for memory: https://youtu.be/o81J_V4xiX8
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    Over two thirds of the posts on my KS18XL broke. I removed the broken bits and attached wood to the inner shell and then used wood screws in place of the machine screws to reattach the side panels. KingSong used to make really strong shells. Their quality has really dropped. Maybe they hired some ex-Gotway employees
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    After I mounted a near-UV laser on my 2418 CNC to burn black paint off PCBs, I observed 3 "furrows" being burnt across a 0.1mm gap. I set the Coppercam "hatches" spacing to 0.033mm and got the same pattern - 3 'furrows' across 0.1mm. Now obviously the laser focus is superb, but aside from that, I have seen more precision that you are getting, and I assume it is due to motor mass and inertia. I have just bought a low-vibration 52mm motor with less than 0.1mm runout, and when I get it mounted up I will post my observations here. Thanks for letting us know what you see. Incidentally, it is simple to replace the CNC stepper motors with 0.9 degree units, 400 steps per revolution, and just reprogram the parameters in the Woodpecker GRBL board. This gives double the resolution, something I have only needed on my Z axis. (ps: the laser I used was "GUUQA Blue Purple Laser Module 405nm 500mw Focusable for 3D Printer/CNC Engraving/Laser Engraving 12V" from Amazon) (pps: I odered the mount for the 52mm motor from Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2719169 )
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    So that’s what nerds in Texas look like. 🤓
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    Yeah i bought it I've been looking for a good price on that helmet 😊
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    So you've got it ! Wow, it's great helmet, VERY LIGHT ! Well done regarding that deal
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    Arriving Tuesday with Amazon prime 😊 I won't be home though going to Blackpool for 3 days wheeling by myself 😁
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    Χμ. Περιμένω τιμή για το MSuper X. Θα σας κρατήσω ενήμερους.... Ας δούμε κανένα review και για το Tesla να περάσει η ώρα..
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    Thanks @Marty Backe. I’m hoping not to have to drill out the screws, but will if I must. Maybe I can find hex bolts of the same size to replace them? Anything I should watch out for, to ensure safety, like material (steel, nickel, ...?). Any other tips from those with experienced at dealing with KS hardware?
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    How many KW is your table saw? A single Tesla powerwall is 14kwh. If your table saw is 2kw, you would be running it for 7 hours, not 5 minutes. That’s lots of sawing. LOL most people spend 10-15K for whole house backup generator that runs off of natural gas... you can buy 2 powerwalls and do 14 hours of continuous sawing. Would love to see your average usage at night time. This is for backup purpose. For off the grid. Would probably require more power walls. Can string up to 10 power walls for a total of 140kwh. That’s almost 3 days of continuously sawing. LOL
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    It’s about survival. The future is electric, the car companies that don’t move now will go belly up. Tesla is selling more than any luxury brand period. Not only in the above 100k, even the entry levels, 3 series BMW, A4, CL. The Japanese brands are not as popular as the German brands. Just look up the sales numbers. Tesla is like the first iPhone. Now every phone is a smart phone. The companies that didn’t jump on board went belly up, Nokia. Do you even remember Nokia??? They were the biggest. Apple came in and just wanted 10M sales of a billion a year phone market. That is .1%. All the truck drivers are scared shitless because it is like the jobs at McDonald as a cashier. Got replaced by a Kiosk. Truck drivers will be emplacement by autonomous trucks. Or truck caravans. One guy manning the first truck, the other trucks follow. Until regulation catches up. I had my doubts on full self drive, but now the doubt is gone after I saw what Tesla developed. They developed a chip that is better than Nvidia. Tesla, a chip maker!! Never would have Thought that was possible and I was blow away by the nvidia chip. The Tesla chip is 21X faster with less power usage. Built for neural net. ‘The Auto Pilot I’m using in the model 3 is almost flawless. At least 10X better than V1 in my ModelX. Haven’t tried to kill me once. ‘End of next year, Tesla will have a Uber app. You can make money with your car by adding your car to the Tesla network. I understand this isn’t for everyone and the idea of renting out your car when not in use is foreign. Will see how this plays out. The next few years will be interesting. https://cleantechnica.com/2019/04/14/teslas-15-luxury-car-share-in-usa-tesla-energy-vision-tesla-fiat-tango-cleantechnica-top-20/
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    It's great you figured it out! Yeah this gauge is just fine. Glad it's working out for you. :)
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    Unfortunately the arm/ elbow/ shoulder maneuver did not work out in my favor.
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    If I had lot of stairs to ascend/descend with a wheel I would purchase the Upcart. https://www.amazon.com/Trifold-LLC-MPHD-1-All-Terrain-Folding/dp/B06ZZQ2XY5 My wife bought one (no that’s not her) but I haven’t used it yet. As for myself I like the exercise lugging my wheels around.
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    As for the electric vs. gasoline cars... I was a "fan" of electric cars for a long time, but there's been another development. Check out biogas cars. Not "gas" as in gasoline, but biogas. There's been a few individuals around these parts who have been riding these for over a decade. There are kits to transform normal gasoline/carburator cars to use biogas, unfortunately only a handful of pre-built models though. Also not to be mixed with cars running on natural gas or liquified natural gas (LNG). Without huge powerplants, it's not possible to create enough energy for everyone to drive electric cars. The charging also takes a lot of time, and the batteries can't take up an insane amount of current to charge fast. But biogas comes mostly from decomposing organic matter. Most of it around here is made from decomposing farm animal sh*t. Until recently, the nearest "gas" station was something like 30km out of town, but now there's at least a couple of spots nearer, and likely more in the future. Big oil and nowadays, also big battery will likely triumph through pouring money on lobbying and advertisements, but I think biogas could actually be better. Also, unlike electricity, it's relatively easy to transport and store for longer whiles.
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    You'll be surprised at how fast you can brake in a pinch. I worry about unseen speed bumps ( hit one last night in poor light) and deep ruts more than braking distance. Monster's big wheel has been a plus in the unseen bump and rut category. An 18" (wide tire?) seems like a good and lighter (Monster 1600 Wh = 50 lbs) choice with advantages over a 16" wheel (I learned on a Ninebot). On an off topic note: I see that Bonney Lake is not far from Mt Rainier. https://flic.kr/p/S6aL1e My college outing club and I went up Rainier in 1974. The climbing shop didn't have my size in a men's boot so I went up in a 'ladies' boot. 😃 The climb down was in one day on August glacier snow. https://flic.kr/p/25f6yst https://flic.kr/p/25f6yu2 https://flic.kr/p/25f6yDa https://flic.kr/p/THpJBG I've never been so exhausted in my life after a climb. Good luck on the wheel.
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    Ya know I didn't think the review made it seem that bad. The worst thing is that it doesn't vent well for long slow uphill which for a bike I get, but on a Wheel you're not really at that same level of output, and honestly you could probably go fast enough to maintain some airflow.
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    If you are considering a full face I highly recommend the TSG Pass. It's not only the best looking, imo, but the field of view is virtually unobstructed, the helmet is very aerodynamic, and its really comfortable.
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    I've bailed on paved and unpaved surfaces at least 5 times since I installed the stand. @Yanex87 came up with the idea and he has had his stand attached to his wheel for an even longer period of time: zero issues. 👍
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    Before it could be interpreted that it was ok if you had configured the speed limit at 20. The new adjustment to the law states that the max is a hard max - so if it's in the specs that a wheel can go up to 24, then it's illegal. It seems.
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    Why on earth is this forum limited to 2 comments per 24 hours - is it trying to drive away new users? Really weird, and frustrating as well. Anyway.. I just read the whole thread from Henrik Olsen. How scary is it - that I have to find about that they changed the recent legislation AGAIN, from a dude on an internet forum??? I researched quite hard to figure out what the law was, and I didn't read that they had changed it again -nowhere do they specify that (they = government). If it's true that it is now only legal to drive wheels that at a maximum can go 20km/h, that kills it for me. I was fine with the 20km/h if it was a software limit - because it meant you could have enough reserve power to at least keep the 20km/h going uphill and even with a fairly heavy driver like myself. But buying a wheel with a max of 20km/h under the very best conditions, means probably real world like 12-15km/h going uphill. No thanks. Stupid government.
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    I hope you find some locals. I went on my first group ride a couple of weeks ago and it was a blast Ill be down in pdx in first week of June for a conference. I am going to try and take my glide3 on the train down. If it works out i’d love to meet up and ride around.
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    I made a small tribute video for my beloved wheel, the mods are included if one is interested.
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    Yea that's a horrendous analogy. A road tire is SIGNIFICANTLY thinner and smaller to the point of almost having no innertube, you are basically riding on the rim. Then to compare a 26 inch to a 28 inch and then a 10 inch to a 14 inch...that's a mistake. At the lower tire sizes every inch increase is exponentially more effective and noticeable....you change your MTB tire from a 26 inch to a 28 inch and you won't even notice it....same if you increased all your car tires by 2 inches. Not only that but you are comparing 2 inch difference to 4 inches....almost half the entire Mten3 tire size diameter. I've ridden an Mten3 10" in Chicago, then compared it to my V5F 14" .....have you experience with these EUCs or tire sizes?
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    It's like saying 28" road bike is better than MTB 26" for taking potholes :facepalm Here comes also greater power and battery plus wide tyre, albeit shorter
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