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  1. 34 points
    This is the information we have so far: The Wheel had 7000km, in 9 months, when it was sent in for repair in late November It had sustained multiple crashes (David had written this in an earlier communication), destroyed inner-shell, chew-up motor wires, which also destroyed the controller; it was a unique specimen of a damaged Wheel. We have a good documentary trail for this repair. When it was sent back out, everything was changed except the battery pack. There was no visual indication, or other evidence that anything was wrong with the pack at that time. Assuming that it had done similar mileage over the intervening 5 months, it had then clocked up a further 4000+ km; possible subsequent crash damage? Quite probably. He had been using only the standard 2A charger with the Wheel, he has also confirmed it was not charging at the time it lit up. His therapist is another first-hand eye-witness account who can corroborate what exactly happened at the time. I will be contacting both the therapist & the NY Fire Department to assist in the investigation. At this moment, it's not clear what evidence is recoverable from the site. If one had to speculate into causation, then based on what we know from the V10F affair, if water does permeate into the cells, accelerated corrosion will cause a short between the electrodes, creating a runaway cell thermal chain reaction. Understandably David is in a state of shock & is angry, replacing the Wheel is small beans; what is important to me, is that we have a clearer picture on causation, so a similar event does not happen again. As bad as the situation is, it might have been a whole lot worse!
  2. 20 points
    There is a development update to report; they will be using a new 2200W motor, using a different PWM waveform, to try to match the silent & instant responsiveness of the Gotway controller. Tina says this is not expected to delay the production, currently still on target for next month, however, the demo Wheel is delayed until month's end now.
  3. 18 points
    Brandon's (6 years old) instructional on how to do tricks on an EUC. Also, we just realized Coronado Beach in San Diego is an EXCELLENT beach to actually ride on the sand. The hard packed sand part of the beach is SUPER wide.
  4. 17 points
    Happy day yesterday as my Nikola arrived! I didn't have any time then but have now spent the morning acquainting myself with the wheel and trying out, so below follow some first impressions. Note that I've previously owned a KS16 and a V10F, so that's primarily what I'm comparing against, although I've done shorter test rides on other wheels as well. Notably, it's also my first Gotway. So, first off, the box comes with the wheel, the charger, a brief safety pamphlet and two separate side pads. First thought after pulling the wheel out is, wow, that's huge! Much larger than the V10F for sure. I put them side to side just to get an understanding of the dimensions, and while the body of the Nikola is slightly higher it's really the width of the wheel I think that gives off the formidable impression. Speaking of width brings me to the Nikola's carrying grip. Since the entire handle is so wide no-one is going to close their hands around it. Instead you lift it with the fingers sunk into the recessed middle of the handle, where the lift sensor is. Works reasonably well, and is certainly not a problem for me at least. Moving on to the scorpion trolley handle: when raised it's a tad too low for me to be completely comfortable. The V10F's similar scorpion handle is better in this regard, but since it's longer it means that it always rests on top of the wheel while the Nikola's handle folds in completely, which arguably looks better. The trolley handle doesn't seem to lock when raised which would have been preferable to me. So, turned the wheel on, and thankfully it just starts up the way it should. I then spent some time wondering why I didn't see the voltage read-out. Turns out the voltage read-out is now sunk into the right side of the wheel, in contrast to the earlier prototypes which had it top/front. Looks good to me. Onwards to the Gotway app. While I typically use wheellog I wanted to get the Gotway app going for full control of the settings (led pattern display, etc.). Downloaded the latest official android app from kebye.com, and.. it's a no-go. Won't even start up. Fruitlessly tried fiddling around with additional permissions for a while, but then gave up and installed the older non-social version of the app uploaded by Marty on the forum. Crappy app as well, but it connects at least. Couldn't find anything in there to control the side lights though so it's disco mode all the way for now. The wheel came with a 90% charge, so all ready to go. First impression of the handling is that wheel really wants to be upright, which I'd attribute to the wide wheel. In comparison to the V10F for instance where I easily can maintain a slight turning angle, with the Nikola it's more like you either really turn and mean it or you don't. As soon as you let up pressure the wheel will right itself. This is not a bad thing in any way, but a noticeable difference from my previous wheels. I guess it's a much less extreme version of what people have reported for the Z10 with it's even wider tire. I experimented briefly with the riding modes, and settled with the intermediate mode for the time being. On the road the wheel handles very well, very stable. I'm not a speed demon, so I didn't push it more than slightly above 40km/h during my ride. I bought the Nikola for the additional range and power, and while the conditions today weren't particularly challenging (18C/64F) I did push it up some inclines without any issues. I'm eagerly anticipating @Marty Backe's overheat hill test, but I certainly don't expect any issues for me (in contrast to the V10F which has overheated for me multiple times). I'm happy with the pedals. I was a little concerned at first coming from the V10F's large comfortable pedals, but the Nikola's pedals seems pretty much the same to me. The angle is nice, and the height as well, with tight turns working out well. Noise-wise it's good, there's some whining going when idling, but the wheel is quiet during rides. Got some comforting content rumbling from the wheel at other times. The wheel build quality (body) seems pretty solid. I managed to get shell to creak when pushing hard against the side, e.g. one-legged riding. Only heard that when pushing against the right side FWIW. I believe I saw someone posting something about Gotway changing some type of foam for the upcoming builds to address this, but I can't remember where I read it. Ended up doing a 29 km ride on some varying surfaces, and came home with 49% battery remaining (starting from 90% earlier). FWIW, I noted that voltage reported by wheellog was lower than the one reported by the voltage read-out on the wheel, whatever the reason for that is. All in all, very happy with the purchase, summer's looking good
  5. 16 points
    The future of EUC riders right here. Brandon, the son of proud @maltocs (holding the dog)
  6. 15 points
    Last updated: 13 May 2019 Dear fellow riders, as some of you may already know, I'm the guy responsible for latest WheelLog development This happened, however, during the development of the application to record the route together with the wheel parameters. This application (website) is now publicly and freely available to any of you here - https://euc.world - I named it "World of electric unicycles" I have chosen WheelLog as a base app that will source location & wheel data. I added some features that are very useful during your ride. In particular voice announcements and alarms. Really, you should try speed alerts! Wind noise will no longer be an issue to hear that you exceeded your preset speed. I also added other languages, thanks to @koto , @ArqFG, @andress, @George Iliev, @Lefteris and @fabio70mi. Currently WheelLog supports English, Polish, French, Spanish, Czech, Bulgarian, Greek and Italian languages. By the way, it turned out that more features could be added and improved, and that's how I - slightly unintentionally - became current WheelLog developer WORLD OF ELECTRIC UNICYCLES - DOCUMENT AND SHARE YOUR EUC RIDES Now the https://euc.world service is working quite good, so it's time to announce it's availability for the whole EUC community. Initially I've made it for myself, but soon realized that it may be very useful for other riders. It's my hobby project and it's completely free. It allows you to record your rides including your wheel live data. By default, saved routes are not visible to others. You can also share them with others by sending them a link. You can also make some routes available to everyone, so they will be visible on the main page. Euc.world is a great and free alternative to Endomondo or Strava, as it allows you to document your rides along with detailed wheel telemetry (wheel speed, battery charge, voltage, current, power etc.). You don't need WheelLog to be connected with your wheel to record your rides. In this case wheel data won't be recorded along your track - that's the only limitation. So if your wheel isn't supported yet, you can still map your rides. You can even add photos to your ride. I'll be happy to read your opinions, feedback and feature requests. Of course this website is still under development and now I'm working hard on wheel data visualisation. I think it will be finally working near the end of this week. Currently, wheel speed (black thin line) is overlayed on lcoation (GPS) speed. King Song users are advised to check if their wheel doesn't inflate the speed For example, KS-18L/XL inflates speed reading by about 20%. With time, I'll add more features and fix any bugs I'll be aware of. HOW TO START USING EUC.WORLD? If you already have installed WheelLog from Google Play store, uninstall it first. Download and install WheelLog from this link - https://euc.world/getwheellog Sing up with https://euc.world to create account and get your API key. Enter your API key into corresponding field in WheelLog live map settings in exact form. Small and large caps matters. Setup other WheelLog options according to your preferences. Start riding! Last, but not least - don't forget to give me some feedback so I can push this project in right direction. Note - you don't need euc.world account to just use newest WheelLog and benefit from other features. However I encourage you to at least try. If you think that you need some features, just let me know. I struggle to make this service fit EUCists nedds as much as possible. I'd kindly ask you for one thing... If you are going on an interesting route, think about making it visible to everyone. The idea that guided me when I created this website was to show other people interesting places where you can get on an electric unicycle. So if it doesn't affect your privacy, think about recording some routes in public mode. Add interesting photos, let others see the beauty of the places where you ride on one wheel. This is one of ways we can popularize EUCs. We can show that EUC riders are everywhere! And remember - you can also change visibility. Just log to your account, enter the tour you would like to edit and from "Tour" menu select desired visibility. So you can make the tour hidden or reverse - one of your beatutiful private tours make visible to everyone! WHEELLOG'S FUTURE WheelLog is a great application that's worth to maintain and improve. Now as I became a WheelLog active developer, I plan to add support for other wheels. WheelLog is lacking Ninebot support (wheels other than Z6/Z8/Z10). I already added support for Ninebot One S2 and plan to make other Ninebot wheels to be supported by WheelLog and I hope it will be done soon. Of course I also plan to add wheel sother than Ninebot. You can always find latest WheelLog version for download here: https://euc.world/getwheellog It will also be available in Google Play store soon, so installation and updating will be much easier. PLEASE, CONSIDER SUPPORTING MY EFFORTS As I wrote above, I plan to add more wheels (and other devices, like e-scooters etc.) to the WheelLog. I'll also review already supported wheels to check if I could add new features. It's my hobby. It's fun and pleasure so I can spare some limited amounts of my financial resources for WheelLog development and euc.world running, but only to pay for most important expenses. Any support from euc.world and/or WheelLog users will greatly help me with both euc.world and WheelLog development, especially in regard to adding new features and keep this application constantly developed. If you want to learn more, please visit https://euc.world/supportme Thank you in advance!
  7. 15 points
    Figured I should share this here, since my siblings and I are incapable of not acting like idiots when we're together, lol. Edited by my brother (The one on the 16s)
  8. 14 points
    Effective from tomorrow, Paypal has updated their terms of service, where they will no longer be crediting back the 2.9% fee when orders are refunded. For small transactions, it's inconsequential, but when your selling Scooters & Wheels, on a $3850 transaction, this equates to $111 that Paypal feels entitled to. No other merchant service anywhere in the world has this daft measure, guess it's time to say goodbye to Paypal from this point forward. https://www.techspot.com/news/79545-paypal-new-refund-policy-has-sellers-up-arms.html
  9. 13 points
    Anything electrical can cause a fire; lamps, laptops, cell phones, ovens, etc. If city council members are looking for an excuse to ban something for ulterior motives, yes just one instance can be used. As far as emergency workers getting injured, that too randomly happens in all scenarios and is not an indication of the particular nature of an indoor electrical fire. Emergency responders face danger at every fire, thats what makes that job impressive and heroic! It's no secret that lithium-ion batteries are inherently dangerous, and also an un-avoidable part of modern life that can be found in every single home, office, hospital, school and airplane. No need for this posting to cause a scare, but simply a reminder that fire danger is always present, even with trusted brands and companies.
  10. 13 points
    After I successfully converted my original Mten3 to tubeless, I decided to refresh its look by painting the wheel red and all the accents black. I'm happy with how it turned out and it rides great.
  11. 13 points
    Midway through our 45-mile ride around Southern California, we stopped at Hooters for some refreshments Yes, everyone was a rider here including 6-year old Brandon (mad skills on the Mten3) From the left; @Jrkline "Wheel Whisperer", @Dzlchef, @maltocs and his son Brandon and companion dog, me, Brian next to his father @Dave U, @Kens, and @YoshiSkySun
  12. 12 points
    @Marty Backe, @Dave U, @Rama Douglas Enjoying ice cream after our 16 mile ride through some challenging hills including overheat hill. Awesome time, great peeps!
  13. 12 points
    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.
  14. 12 points
  15. 12 points
    Another group ride from The Netherlands, around Amsterdam this time
  16. 11 points
    100 Volt Monster on the Run:
  17. 11 points
    So I've fitted the nikola pedals to my msx everything went smooth , pins came out straight away , Nikola rod is allot shorter which concerned me but that's how it is on the nikola so shouldn't be a problem , Grip tape ,, yeah it's good ,, it's grippy ,, yet to do full ride , Pedal angle 😐 8 degree on the msx 16 degree with Nikola pedals ,, I've been for a 5 minute ride locked in and cornering was good .,,, longer ride needed,( a bit of filing should change the angle , yet to find out) Size -yeah man! These are big plenty of foot space,,😊 i like em, I'm going to go do some videoing so I'll update as i go,, this is all i have for now .. And questions or comments good or bad is welcome Thanks
  18. 11 points
    From left: me, @Dave U, @Rama Douglas, and @Dzlchef
  19. 11 points
    You've heard of the Circle of Life. Well how about the Circle of Wheels? Just another way to represent my collection
  20. 11 points
    Received my XL this morning. Screwed the XL pedals on and put it on the charger for 4 hours, trolleyed to the gas station to pump up the tire. Then i went behind the gas station on a parking lot to get a feel for it, took me ten minutes to feel @ home, i thought it would take longer as i didn’t ride any other wheel than my KS16C. What an amazing wheel, i love it, and riding at higher speeds without waiting for the alarm is a blast. Had lots of fun today Ended up with a 55km ride with 75% battery left. bonus: didn’t have any problems with the app.
  21. 11 points
    I thought this was about to rhyme and @LanghamP was gonna go Dr Seuss on us
  22. 11 points
    I gave him a pass because of what he went through. He calm down after. We try to understand what people are going through even though we haven't been through it. Makes for a better world... But so far here is what we know.... his wheel was old, 8000km on it when he sent it to ewheels for an overhaul back in nov 2018. KS is now involved to try to figure out what happen to the wheel. i'm concerned that it may point back to the overhaul. He has confirmed multiple times that the wheel wasn't being charged when it went up in flames. He said that he had to jump through a fire as tall as him and two firemen were hurt putting out the fire. I'm also concerned that this will put the EUC's in a bad light and might get it banned in NYC by type. Sucks! Only takes one incident.
  23. 11 points
    Wear a cape. You'll get over your shyness real quick
  24. 11 points
    KS has promised to ship out a preproduction sample in the next couple weeks. It's schedule will start out with Marty in LA, then make it's way East Coast.
  25. 11 points
  26. 10 points
    Beautiful day for a beautiful ride! - Same place as yesterday, but today you see it in the daylight. Towards the beginning of the tour, going for those snowy mountains. Found along the way. "1200 years Jesus Christ right among us". 804 - today." Presumably the age of the church. Panorama further in. Young horses with parents. Burgruine Falkenstein (castle ruin falconstone). One of the many (former) castles along the Inn river valley in this area. It's below some nice rock faces. The Inn river valley is to the left of the ruin. Dramatic mountain views while looking back. A few curves later, and this view opens up. Idyllic side route. The things you find you never knew were there. This is a campground with its own small swimming lake and a nice background mountain. And here comes the next lake. Gorgeous greens of the fresh vegetation, deep teal water, and color streaks of fresh deciduous trees among the conifers on the mountain. (I had to look those words up and I'm still not sure they're right. In German they're called leaf trees and needle trees, which makes it simpler) A bit further, exiting the forest you see into the mountains again. A monastery (click for link). Met some friends there and we drove back to their house. Here's two nice rides and a fountain. Finally, on the way back home from their place, a circus was assembling its tents, and they had a few camels! Not the usual fauna in this latitude Curious camels. Prancing.
  27. 10 points
    Giant spiral observation deck in Denmark? https://ca.news.yahoo.com/pictures-denmark-opens-amazing-148ft-slideshow-wp-131117860.html
  28. 10 points
  29. 10 points
    I video quickly put together of our ride in our local park @PogArt Artur @Gasmantle ,, Lister park,, Artur only been riding 7 weeks Gasmantle only 3 weeks So far doing great nice meeting you guys it's nice to ride with others I also brought the Z10 Artur loved it he's in love 😍 he tried the msx and Z10 he likes everything about the Z10 , many of you out there will agree also 😊 His next purchase i think👍
  30. 10 points
    For you, I even let the pants down.. Here my video after exactly two month euc riding.
  31. 10 points
    My few days in Blackpool with some lovely weather 😊
  32. 10 points
    Based on how rude this guy is I would want no interactions with him and would doubt what he did say. I'm really wary of people like this.
  33. 10 points
    Hey all, Just want to throw a huge shout out to everyone who helped me make this purchase! I did a butt ton of a research and it was all the feedback from everyone on this site that helped me get to my final decision! I'll definitely be doing a review once I get riding
  34. 10 points
    After using the Monster as my daily wheel for weeks and having to walk it by the handle into work or shops when i had to buy something, i used the weekenda that was to design a mount for a Trolley handle i had already ordered from aliexpress. A total of 4 parts, snaps together and then screws into the shell. Here is the demo of it, for those interested, my next upload on the channel is more in depth of the designing and detailed look at the parts.
  35. 10 points
    Why not answer questions and get paid by @Jason McNeil for advertising at the same time.
  36. 10 points
    Friday night at the movies.
  37. 10 points
    Michael, can you instruct this Developer to remove these geo-restrictions. The Manufacturer should not be imposing arbitrary restrictions on Customer hardware. Once a Customer has paid for the equipment, it is theirs to do as they like with it. As is seen here, these ring-fencing measures are ill-conceived & poorly implemented, creating a lot of unnecessary frustration & work for everyone. I appreciate you participating on the forum, so you can experience this first-hand.
  38. 10 points
    Here you go. The Nikola ended up being photographed a little bit sideways for the width-comparison photos, so perhaps it's a little bit unfair towards it but hopefully you should get the idea at any rate.
  39. 10 points
    in Rome (Italy) we had this event called E-PARADE which was done before the Formula E gran prix ( which is like FORMULA 1 race but with electric cars ) we( euc riders) were invited to " test " the circuit :-) this is the short video about it (some clips are made with drone, others by gopro and some others with insta360 one x )
  40. 10 points
    LOL, must be a long time since you tried the Monster. The Monster feels noticeably wider than the Nikola. Nowhere was I situated bowl-legged, as I have to do on the Monster. Although the design is closer to the V8, the riding feel is closer to the MSX, being a similar 3" wheel, albeit the shell / pedals situate your feet wide, but not Monster wide. Many seem to hate this, but IMHO this places your feet in an optimal position to minimize high-speed wobbling. But as you note (and I agree), the MSX is not balanced, true, as this was a recycled MSV3 shell with the pedals shifted up, but no shell height to compensate.... but the Nikola feels much more balanced, having adequate shell height support for your leg/ankle, not to mention that height and component placement balancing the weight distribution out better than the MSX. Same Gotway performance? IMHO yes, albeit with less top speed. More torque being a 16"? I can only speak on the experiences from our brief NYC demo (plus only from a flatland urban perspective), but the torque did not feel significantly greater than the same 3" width MSX. From riding more and more different size wheels, I'm noticing that the high torque wheels tend to be the thinner ones, 2.125", not necessarily based on diameter. I could be wrong, but I'm guessing this is based on the thinner tire surface having less rolling resistance.
  41. 10 points
    One foot tutorial (french)
  42. 10 points
    I re-purposed a meme (it seemed appropriate).
  43. 10 points
    My Grandson Logan. My son would be proud!
  44. 10 points
    An update regarding my wheel
  45. 9 points
    Anyone else feel compelled to learn analog after doing EUCs first? What a trip! 😵
  46. 9 points
    Hello everyone, my name Lucian from Romania and tomorrow morning at about 08.00 i want to start big trip with one of my wheels. Here you can find updates and maybe you can see and like many beautiful Romanian landscapes.  Thanks https://www.facebook.com/The-Wheelman-791688284516737/
  47. 9 points
    Video of the demo in Berlin made by electric empire.
  48. 9 points
    I'm a bit surprised I don't see TGLs stuff in here. I found him through his excellent series documenting what it's like to deliver for DD and UberEats on an EUC in NYC. I'm sure most of you have seen his stuff but in case some of you missed it his newest video is some good footage of the Nikola demo.
  49. 9 points
    So the last two go-arounds (Z10 & KS18XL) I had to wait a couple of months as they wound their way across the country. Now you get a chance to learn patience Plus, when New York gets them your weather will be perfect. I like how you causally spend other peoples money (Jason's in this case)
  50. 9 points
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