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  1. 5 points
    Video Credit: @EWheelMotion
  2. 3 points
    Well, I've never actually run the wheels down to tilt-back low-battery. The MSX has the diode, but I guess I can realistically say that EWheels MSX's have less range than the XL. For the MS3 I'd have to do it again starting at a full battery. But I think I'm done. It just takes too long. When asked, I will say that I believe the XL has an edge, but don't 'take it to the bank'. Maybe I'll feel like doing some tests again another day after I've fully recovered from the Meepmeepmayer knock-down
  3. 2 points
    The topic of tyre swapping and alternatives comes up more frequently these days. So I cut this from another thread. It's a tiny bit messy, but a lot of questions are answered by the data. Here's what my research has pulled up. Most of us know by now that bicycle tyres/tires are specified by the total diameter of the tyre, not the rim it fits on, as per the rest of the tyre world. So for example a 14" EUC actually has a 10" rim. However things get complicated with machines like the Gotway Nikola which is a 17" wheel, not because the rim is bigger, but because the tyre on it is actually just a fat 16" that measures 17" across. To be clear, it still fits on a standard 16" EUC rim (except maybe the rime is thicker from left to right, I don't know, Ecodrift measured the motor windings of the Nikola at 3cm, but I just measured the motor winding on my 3 year old KS14C. Guess what! 3cm. But I have it on good authority the manufacturers do not has the same motor suppliers) Right, so, here's the skinny: Most tyres have the actual rim size and width (distance between the rims) in mm, stamped on the sidewall So: If you want a tyre for your 14" wheel look for a tyre with yy-254 where "yy" equals the width (yy details below) e.g.47-254, 57-354, 64-354, 76-254 and 254 = a 10" rim If you want a tyre for your 16" wheel look for a tyre with yy-305 e.g. 57-305, 64-305, 76-305. 305 = a 12"rim If you want a tyre for your 18" wheel look for a tyre with yy-355 e.g. 64-355, 76-355. 355 = a 14" rim If you want a tyre for your 22" wheel look for a tyre with yy-489 e.g. 64-489, 76-489. 489 = a 19.25"rim (not sure if that exists) So in theory even a 17" tyre will display 305 on the sidewall, because the size of the rim hasn't changed. "yy" chart 47mm = 1.75" 57mm = 2.125" 64mm = 2.5" (actually its 63.5mm but my 2.5" tyre says 64, so I assume they all round up) 76 or 77 = 3" For example, If you're looking for a tyre for your 16" wheel anything with a secondary sizing designation of yy-305 will fit. However too skinny or too fat could cause problems, both with your rim fitment, and possibly the area in the wheel cavity within the EUC itself. I hope this helps, and remember, my advice is worth what you paid for it, so verify my finding before plunking down your Sheckles for a shiny new tyre from across the seas. And don't forget to consider your inner tube issues.
  4. 2 points
    Knocked down, but you made the count 😁
  5. 2 points
    If anyone wants to repair a puncture or change the tyre on a MSX here's a video i found , it's in French but i think he basically says ,,, here's how you repair a puncture or tyre change without unplugging anything,,
  6. 2 points
    Yes, I agree with the design point. It's the Apple model, most people want desirable looking design, then they can appreciate the practicalities afterwards, not the other way around. But with a product people don't know what to call, I believe Segway can be leveraged effectively to encapsulate the product, as despite that product's failings, everybody has heard of Segway, and the stigma around that brand can be re-purposed into a positive, just the way other brands like Netflix and Apple have had come back stories, when they were previously thought to be scrapped to the side.
  7. 2 points
    Post the tires you use, a short description, maybe some pictures, and a link where to buy - 16 inch Kenda offroad/winter tire. Fits any 16 inch wheel - Tesla, ACM, KS16S, V8, etc. Available in black, red (looks great!), and blue (also available in 14'' and 18'', but I found it only in black). The knobs really dig in in snow, mud, on wet grass, etc. and provide good traction. This prevents the tire slipping (spinning in place) when climbing out of small ruts, which can happen with the standard tires. The tire doesn't seem to hold for too long because the rubber is thin outside of the knobs, but it's a great seasonal tire for winter (or just offroading, especially on wet ground). Bought here (EU): https://www.electricunicycles.eu/store_t3_category-winter_and_off_road_tyres-sc__12 Red looks fantastic with a black wheel. In its natural element. Snow, mud, etc. Here's a video of the red tire on a V8. Blue doesn't look as good.
  8. 2 points
    Here's what my research has pulled up. Most of us know by now that bicycle tyres/tires are specified by the total diameter of the tyre, not the rim it fits on, as per the rest of the tyre world. So for example a 14" EUC actually has a 10" rim. However things get complicated with machines like the Gotway Nikola which is a 17" wheel, not because the rim is bigger, but because the 16" tyre on it is a fat tyre and is 17" across because of that. To be clear, it still fits on a standard 16" EUC rim (except maybe the rime is thicker from left to right, I don't know, Ecodrift measured the motor windings at 3cm, but I just measured the motor winding on my 3 year old KS14C. Guess what! 3cm. But I have it on good authority the manufacturers do not has the same motor suppliers) Right, so, here's the skinny: Most tyres have the actual rim size and width (distance between the rims) in mm, stamped on the sidewall So: If you want a tyre for your 14" wheel look for a tyre with yy x 254 where "yy" equals the width (yy details below) e.g.47 x 254, 57 x 354, 64 x 354, 76 x 254 and 254 = a 10" rim If you want a tyre for your 16" wheel look for a tyre with yy x 305 e.g. 57 x 305, 64 x 305, 76 x 305. 305 = a 12"rim If you want a tyre for your 18" wheel look for a tyre with yy x 355 e.g. 64 x 355, 76 x 355. 355 = a 14" rim If you want a tyre for your 22" wheel look for a tyre with yy x 489 e.g. 64 x 489, 76 x 489. 489 = a 19.25"rim (not sure if that exists) So in theory even a 17" tyre will display 305 on the sidewall, because the size of the rim hasn't changed. "yy" chart 47mm = 1.75" 57mm = 2.125" 64mm = 2.5" (actually its 63.5mm but my 2.5" tyre says 64, so I assume they all round up) 76 or 77 = 3" If you're looking for a tyre for your 16" wheel anything with a secondary sizing designation of yy x 305 will fit. However too skinny or too fat could cause problems, both with your rim fitment, and possibly the area in the wheel cavity within the wheel itself. I hope this helps, and remember, my advice is worth what you paid for it, so verify my finding before plunking down your Sheckles for a shiny new tyre from across the seas.
  9. 2 points
  10. 2 points
    Maanantaina tilatut maastorenkaat Miniin saapukin jo eilen torstaina! Heti vaan alle ja pihalle klo 03 viime yönä... Kirjottelin kokemuksia tuonne: https://forum.electricunicycle.org/topic/12498-minipro-off-road-tires-in-snow-my-experiences/
  11. 2 points
    I think this list is probably mostly correct but I disagree with the rollerblade placement. I think rollerblades should go somewhere after electric kick scooter and before skiis. They are stable at rest and quite slow so I think by default should be safer than all the electric stuff.
  12. 1 point
    Haha. You're not totally wrong here It just seems we have 90% accurate information on our wheels, and it would just be nice to have 99% accurate information. It's frustrating to wonder and speculate instead of just know. Whatever the result is.
  13. 1 point
    I feel like giving up. I guess the only way to know which wheel gets better range is to drive them both down to 1-mph tilt-back. But then I suspect you'd say, "no, Gotway is just holding more battery in reserve". I think you've beaten me down into never doing a comparative range test again.
  14. 1 point
    I pretty much only use the 14S for errands. Kind of have to find an excuse to use it. Probably should sell it, but I have a kind of EUC hoarding problem that I'm trying to work through
  15. 1 point
    I bought the MiniPro 310Wh from a local hypermarket sale last week. I have trouble walking due to a disease, so I planned on using the Mini mainly for riding to the parking lot and other small distances. Having ridden EUCs for a few years and the Airwheel A3 even longer, getting familiar with the riding experience was quite fast. And it is even more fun than I expected! But the stock one is a joke of a tire in snow, and can only be ridden on smooth surfaces. I went in all the way and ordered the off-road tires from More4Mini. Tires arrived very fast in just 3 days to Finland, and installing them with reinforced bicycle tire irons, grease, and the zip tie tip was not hard at all. My drill is packed for moving so I didn't get to modify the fenders just yet. But having the fender support bars in place keeps my shoe from sliding to touch the tire. Comparing the off-road tires to the originals is a bit pointless, as the originals can't really be ridden in snow. Once I started to trust the grip, it's a magical feeling to lean forward at 10km/h when the ground is covered in heavy snow that is largely stomped in! As the new tires have a load rated for astonishing 189kg per tire and the riding surface is very rough, 1.3 bars seems to be the maximum I'd recommend. I'm yet to test how low I could go. While the grip is magnificent, I did notice that when the grip is anything less than 100%, the MiniPro firmware works against me. If the tire skids even a bit (which the off-road tire does when it digs in the snow), the MiniPro tries to slow me down by tilt-back, when actually it would be best to let the tire skid a bit more. People who have parked a car in heavy snow know that the traction system is best left off. Same here. Especially the ability to climb a snowy uphill is hindered by the firmware. The riding mode setting makes quite a big difference though. With the original tires the Automatic setting was best for a slippery uphill, but on rough ground it rode better with very low settings. I have to experiment more with these tires. I expected the hardest setting to be the best, but it could be that it has a part in making the MiniPro struggle in uphills like the one in the photo above. (That's as far as I could get.) I will reply to this thread with updates later on. Meanwhile, fun times, fun times indeed!!
  16. 1 point
    Nice video. Seems the dog didn't like the wheel as much as you. Glad you are ok after yet another dismount. I think ypu are slowly but surely moving into @Rehab1 test fate group. Please look after yourselves 😃 So Marty is there any situation where you would pick your KS14S instead of the KS18XL? reason I am asking is i gave up on my V8 due to hidden strucual damages. So I lost my designated training wheel and to have in my car at all times. So I am considering a KS14D with small battery, due to cost, KS14S to keep range despite i might never need it, debating cost or KS16S to get a more all around wheel for any situation. Or KS18XL and habe the L to become training wheel. Or when released soon in EU a Z10 to use as training for reverse riding and get different 2018 generation wheel, more cost and more weight. Tuff choices. Sidenote, the good news is I don't have to convince a wife. As longy cats get food they seem happy. They to a evel state once in a while not at the wheels when I come home. But I fixed that with headlights, now they don't seem to bother that much. And giving them their favorite food when comming home with the wheel.
  17. 1 point
    If your msuper V3 started at 97%, it has the same problem that your dioded MSX has - the battery was not nearly full. Not the same as 97% on the KS which is a higher battery charge. So I still maintain the 10% difference can be explained by this. But if you say the 18XL feels more efficient, I believe you. Experience beats theory with range considerations. So I'll shut up about this. - "Thanks again Jason for loaning this to me, let me have some fun with it." I think Jason knew exactly where this would go "Loaning", sure. More like test ride. Probably it will go the same way with the Nikola. I see a pattern how you're buying wheels from now on
  18. 1 point
    An indepth review of the less talked about Kingsong 16B! Video Credit: Neon EUC
  19. 1 point
    I think people who are not familiar with EUC's the ones who see us riding around see it as a toy. Not the ones who look into it and start on the hobby. How would they know that the wheels we are riding around are so fast and have such crazy range. That is the number one shocker when they hear me saying 30mile or 50 miles of range. their eyes light up.
  20. 1 point
    That looks like perfect footwear for riding a wheel on an icy winter morning.
  21. 1 point
    Exactly what I was dealing with for a couple of months here. Just remember the golden rule...keep the wheel underneath you at all times, only lean into turns if you feel like inspecting the ice from very close range. And ensure your footwear has enough traction so you don't fall over when you step off the wheel onto an icy surface.
  22. 1 point
    King Song Dealer and KS-14S 1547709417709.mp4
  23. 1 point
    Yes, my EUC offers no danger to anyone on it's own, but the minute I get on it, a well proven idiot, it becomes a recipe for disaster, which is true for every vehicle I operate. # I'm a human, and pure luck is the only reason I'm still alive after 46 years, so I'm pretty sure intelligence is not a human thing, at least not for me.
  24. 1 point
    Hi @djerr, there's plenty of KS16 owners in Singapore who turned full size stickers into an art form. Please join "The Wheelies Garage" (closed fb group) for contacts (https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewheelies). Examples:
  25. 1 point
    No I mean something like that !
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