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    I finally got to ride on my CYT H-5167. I swapped out the controller board for my original one (found a burn mark on the defective board) and rode 5 miles home from work (taking the long route). It's going to take longer to make a full assessment of the new tire, but I think I'm going to like it a lot. It didn't take long to adjust to it, maybe that was coming from riding my V8 for a couple of days. The wheel felt responsive, but stable. I did uncover some wobbles, but these seemed significantly milder than on the CX tire. I didn't really try to stop them by locking my knees, I just left myself experience them. Cornering was easy, as was carving.
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    Dust and dirt inside housing. Here are a few places where a lot of dust and dirt gets inside the housing. Here are my attempts to minimize this. no dirt problem, but while you're at it, it's better to secure the magnet with tape from falling out (this has happened several times before) foam rubber (top thinner / bottom thicker) Protect speaker with thin cloth. Unfortunately I didn't have a special black water-repellent fabric at hand, like @Marty Backe used for the Nikola loudspeaker mod. Metal sheet below the pedal hanger (the biggest place where dirt gets in) But I am not satisfied with the seal at all.
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    That could be. @Rama Douglas make sure Marty doesn’t cheat.
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    KS announced a 16" wheel and with 45kmh speed capability. Some people got very loud yelling deal breaker. KS listen and changed to 50 kmh limit. At that point none knew the purpose of the wheel, only numbers on paper. Once a product then reach a customer some will test its limits. It is hard to blow/whistle and have your mouth full of flour at the same time. So what we ended up with is a wheel that do some really amazing things in regards of climbing. Acceleration and braking... But if speed is your game...this comes at a cost. Engineers can test many things, but end users somehow just find a way to go that but further. Now I have been traveling to Stockholm the past few days for the purpose of riding EUC (my KS16X) with other EUC riders and other pev. I love this wheel even more every mile I put into it. Now in 2 days I did 80km which is a lot for me (most km in 2 days in a row). I ride with my voice warning at 35kmh and tiltback at 40kmh. This wheel is not a speedster, despite it can go fast. Point: you either whistle or you hold the flour. You ride at speed but the safe zone, to do that with demard created, no matter of motors Watts or battery capacity, comes at a cost. But to me the KS16X really shines in maneuverability, acceleration, deceleration, off road grip. The range I can get is beyond my skills, I any throttling with my speeds is a non-issue. Do/did others expect something else, apparently. But I am very happy with my wheel and fw 1.06.
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    Paint and pads Thx for the kind words guys
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    Tire sit not properly on the rim. Changed the tire from Dalishen CX321 to CST C-1488 and found out that the old tire and the new tire are not sitting properly on the rim and have a 2-3 mm radial and lateral runout exactly at the valve position. The reason for this is that the valve hole is drilled too far outside and the tyre cannot slide into the rim bed. Pressing, squeezing and pulling everything did not help, not even with lubricant. The old tire already has also a pressure point at the valve position. I had to mill the valve hole 3mm to the inside (hole is now oval), so that the tire had enough space to slide on the rim bed. Now the tyre sits properly without any lateral or radial runout. Here are some pictures of the original condition. If this looks the same, you should check the roundness.
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    "I'm here for a good time, not for a long time!" is my reply. Or, "If I'm doing work then I damned well better be getting paid for it". Sounds very similar to my one negative cyclist encounter: Him and his buddy were cruising along at about 22mph, looking as though they were trying very hard to go fast. I blew by both of them at around 25mph, (they were of course, riding two abreast) and I hear one of them say something like "that's not right" and saw one of them go full sprint to try to keep up, standing up in the pedals and jerking the bike side-to-side. I stayed ahead easily until we reached the next pedestrian crossing where I had to stop and wait for traffic. He pulls up next to me and says "keep that thing on the road". Then takes off as fast as he is capable. I stay behind him, but keeping a safe distance, while he proceeds to go flat out with a complete disregard for the pedestrians, dog walkers, and parents with small kids. I slow down for all of them, but catch back up to him once clear. Eventually he blows though a pedestrian crossing that I'm not about to risk getting hit by a car to make, and that's the last I see of him. The vast majority of my encounters have been positive, though.
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    Hi there, I had the idea last weekend. We were on a tour with 5 people and went into a beer garden for lunch. We all wanted to charge up our wheels of cause and we were allowed, but we only found one outlet in the near of our table. Luckily one friend brought an adapter(1-3) but we were 5. The two others took another outlet somewhere else. I just finished my tour-friendly charger cable. European(german) plug of cause. If I find a power outlet, anyone else can put another charger in. Or I can plug it between anything that's plugged anyhow. Switchable, because that's what this adaptor was meant for and why not. I made the cable very short, so it packs decent small in my lumbar pack.
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    The S series from KS has some third wire connection between the battery pack? Could be, that by this the packs are somehow syncronized? But, if not (or the battery voltage wires get contact while connecting the plugs before the sync wire) one could get fireworks as @mrelwood wrote. I would not never try to connect two packs with such a voltage difference. I would also never use a pack with a bad cell - you should replace it! In such a - very rare - case one battery should shut down and the other one works on. Never was really into the function of this third wire between the batteries. And can't really remember a detailed report. I am also not 100% sure if all the S models have this sync wire?
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    Berlin, no problems. The gloves arrived on Wednesday. They fit perfectly !! Thanks
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    No! If you connect battery packs with a large voltage difference, there will be a huge spark as the higher voltage battery will try to ”charge” the lower voltage battery instantly. That means overvoltage for the cells in the faulty pack. Melted connectors and burnt fingers is a sure outcome, permanent battery damage is probable, and a fire from a battery meltdown is possible.
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    Yeah, Sketchers are a bit of a fashion faux paux. Sorry, but I’m trying to help those of us along in years. I had bad foot pain and got VANS and put in plantar fasciitis inserts from CVS and now I literally can ride all day without issue. I started feeling some discomfort recently, after 4K+ miles riding on these shoes, replaced the inserts and I’m golden again. Conditioning and relaxing helps immensely but inserts may be the key?
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    Ooh yeah you reminded me how good it is ..i need to keep riding it now and again ,i do love it when I'm on,. Forget i ever s said anything 😁😂
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    I've asked kingsong if they would consider limiting speed to 26mph at 70v down to 67v so it would still be in the safe zone
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    Not to mention that we're great for carrying cameras. We can zip back and forth between the beginning and end of the cycling pack effortlessly while recording.
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    I'll say one other thing about bike tours for the public; I think someday the organizers of such events might try and include a person or two riding wheels. On that event I mentioned above the group came down a slightly steepish road and an older lady wiped out near the top. All the cyclists of the group looked back up the hill, and at each other, and nobody moved. I and my friend hopped on our wheels and were back up the hill in about 10 seconds to render assistance. The ability to get anywhere rapidly and carry stuff at the same time can be quite useful on such occasions.
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    Actually, that's pretty much what I did say in the moment -- "It's not nearly so much as riding your bike" is what I think I said.
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    I agree with @chrisjunlee; kill'em with kindness. When I first got the wheel I was terrified of being considered "that douche on the wheel" but all that went away when I just started waving at people I pass by. When I do that, I noticed a lot more people react very positively as I go by. Kids wave, their parents love that their kids are getting a bit of a show, older seniors will kind of cackle "that's neat!". But back to the bicyclists, most are good people. But lycra warriors that bark at you will have barked at you regardless, wheel or not. I've almost gotten killed twice biking on Burke Gilman by bicyclists that look like they're practicing for the tour de france. Both times I was in the right, but some bicyclists hate nothing more (literally, this is the top of their list of hated things) than to be passed up. I don't know what motivates this particular community; if they're competing on strava or some other forum leaderboard or what. But they like to use largely pedestrian trails as their private raceways. Flat out ignore them. They're bitter, hyperinsulated people and are surprisingly aggressive. If they try to bite your head off, just realize they practically do this to freaking paramedics too. Paramedic on reddit once gave a story about how they were blocking part of Burke Gilman to help up a woman who fainted, and bicyclists going by shouted "GET OFF THE FUCKING TRAIL" to paramedics.
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    Updated 15/9/19: Motor Vibration Issue appears solved (Thanks to Denis Hagov update that by downgrading from V1.06 to V1.05 and applying the Bluetooth update, followed by Horizontal recalibration of the pedals , the wobbling issue encountered at high speed hard braking seems resolved. I have just done the opposite. I upgraded from V1.05 to V1.06 as suggested by KS tech Michael Shen and now my motor vibration and noise issue appears solved. I have not done much testing as yet and will update here when I have more results. It is a shame that V1.06 will result in a max speed cap of 25km/hr when battery is still at 63% (74V). Which is why I intend to downgrade back to V1.05 and see whether the motor vibration issue resurfaces. https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingsong/permalink/2366851416724218/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingsong/permalink/2383169591759067/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingsong/permalink/2383344358408257/ Refer to above Facebook links for video posted by Denis Hagov & Akex Murillo on 13th Sep 2019. For those who lacks the time or patience to watch the entire 14 mins (1st FB link) It can be summarized as 2 major issues as follows: Firstly, from about the 700km mileage, Denis 16X exhibits a loud motor vibration (refer to 1:16 mark in FB video, same issue with my 16X (video attached) Secondly, (refer to FB video at 5:57 mark) Denis described in detail that at 50km/hr, upon moderately hard braking, his 16X went into extreme wobbling for a few sec followed by a crash. (This issue was first reported by Kuji and is supposedly fixed in firmware V1.05) Denis seems to be saying that he's already on the latest V1.06 when the wobbling occurred. ** King Song will not openly admit that the firmware can be downgraded, but Denis commented that he had also tried downgrading from the latest V1.06 firmware to V1.05 & V1.01 but none seemed to fix the motor vibration issue** I had a response from King Sing tech guy Michael Shen assuring me that upgrading to V1.06 will resolve the issue, but after reading Denis post & the latest video uploaded on King Sing FB by Akex Murillo, I am skeptical at best. Any other 16X riders on V1.06 firmware experienced intense wobbling upon hard braking at speeds above 45km/hr? Am I correct to say that the 3rd Alarm can only be set at a max value of 49km/hr, with the tilt-back value set correspondingly at 50km/hr? Until King Song responds with a permanent solution, it would be prudent to keep below 45km/hr & wear your PPE gear. 20190904_234603.mp4
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    This just in! Probably only in high foot traffic areas.
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    In brussel waren er deze zomer enkele ritten. Volgend weekend is het autoloze zondag en dan doen de belgium wheelers een toer doorheen brussel, je kan ze vinden op facebook.
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    OHHH a Walker.. hahaha https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walker_(mobility)
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    I have never heard of zimmer-frame or walking frames, what are they?
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    Chuck another shrimp on the Barbie hey cobber
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    It's a tour, not a race. And you're allowed to join (and have fun enjoying the scenery), so just smile and wave, smile and wave.
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    Just a few spontaneous fires later on, no biggie. Should be fixed though, but trusting that or not is a personal decision. Developing issues instantly is one thing, having water do damage in the long run is a completely different one. It is what made the V10s go poof. The MSX is pretty much an open book, and for the sudden light drizzles I have a piece of see-thru packaging tape covering the power button. That would hopefully prevent the instant issue of the button not working, but I would definitely dismantle the wheel for drying up the internals if I were hit by a proper rain. I do avoid rain, since I don’t even find riding enjoyable in one.
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    Waterproof? Me thinks he doth exaggerate.
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    The wider 3" mten3 tire help beginners stay on the wheel longer at low speed. Beginners try to go as slow as they can for fear of falling over at speed. The longer they can stay on the wheel the faster they seem to pick up balancing on the unicycle. The MCM5's 2.125" wide tire takes a bit of skill to ride at slow speed. @chrisjunlee has an MCM5 800wh for sale for $800 if you want to go that route.
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    The battery size ranges from 320 to 420; I wouldn't consider buying this wheel under any circumstances unless it has the 800 battery. Powerful wheels require big batteries.
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    I think most EUC riders consider the OW to be a weaker EUC, but the converse is not necessarily true. Because mounting is unique to the EUC and very difficult, OW riders can't automatically ride an EUC while EUC riders can automatically ride OWs. From having a few rides with OW enthusiasts, why bother riding with them? Too slow, with too short of a range. This certainly doesn't mean the OW is a bad form factor, only that I'm waiting for the OW done right from Gotway/KS.
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    Can I have the plans so I can 3D print it... JK... LOL... Very good Stand
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    1200 sustained with a peak of 2400 i believe.. modern ones are 2000 with 4000+ peak.. even my ninebot one could mop the floor with them lmao
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    Based on your ‘Yeah/ Nah’ pictures would you consider this a Maybe?
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    So glad you checked. Once received I should be able to turn it around in 1 day.
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    funny, the NYC guys troll me for liking skechers calling them girls shoes, but they don’t know how comfortable they really are. Jokes on them!
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    Yeah, it’s called “fatassatoma”.
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    Officially have the training wheels off. Rode from downtown to work in oak park (9 miles). Yes going through west chicago isn't the best, but you can meet some crazy people for sure. The conversation is pretty hilarous with how animated some of these guys are. So lesson learned, wanna make friends with gangbangers and drug dealers ride a EUC through west chicago!!!!
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    Update: I've commuted for a week on my modded MCM5. I am satisfied the mod. Starting phase two; clean, seal, and make presentable. Some observations: The 'fake' air vents on the MCM5 actually does vent some air through the channel. The opening is not very big. But it's there at the top vent on both end. The handle post doesn't drain out of shell. Will have to make sure water doesn't get into the handle holes. Added plastic trim to holding and gripping handle easier. Painted pedals matte black and removed the silver intake tabs from the slots. It didn't really serve any function other than looks. I might put black/silver reflectors in the slots. Next is making a rubber mud flap for the rear.
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    I have let a curious pedestrian try my wheel, I put his hand on my shoulder and walked beside him. After a few feet, he agreed it was harder than it looks, and was satisfied.
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    I have a series 1 which is quite slow but works with DarknessBot and makes the riding experience so much better
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    Exclusive hands-on photo of the brand new IPS Nikola!
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    Well it cleared up and managed to go out and have a blast WOW! This thing is great and soon gets upto speed, i pumped tyres back up to 30psi i was hitting 25-27mph easy ,,, without even noticing,,,i did 29 miles no restrictions, nearly got home going up hill at 25mph and got a tiltback , when i got home i looked at the battery 47% I'm sure this wheel can manage i bit further down the battery ( what do you guys think?), What a blast though,i can maintain higher speeds on this than my msx ,, what a thrilling ride 😁,,,,30 miles at 20+ mph and still 47% battery left that's not bad, i think kingsong could push the battery speed a bit more down the battery before throttling , but WOW what a ride 😁😁😁 absolute beast 👍👍
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    It is a program for Sony cameras. The program isn't that easy to work with. But just that overlay feature is nice, it has different designs to choose from. If I were to do more complex stuff I can recommend a free program from Blackmagic, DaVinci Resolve 16. It is Pro software for both Windows and OSX from Apple. And it can use all threads in the cpu.
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    After a week or so playing, there's little things I noticed that made it harder to play (I can do simple tunes with correct pitch), and so had an idea of what wasn't quite right, adjusted those with some online help, and now the violin is incomparably better. Basically I used calipers and a nail file on the bridge so the strings are set precisely above the finger board, that fourth finger positions are exactly the same level across all the strings, and that the string tensions are progressively higher towards the thinner lower strings. With great irritation I had to figure this out on my own as online resources keep saying to take it to a pro, but tuning your violin is much easier than changing a KS16 innertube.
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    The one you're not riding.
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