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  1. I see one crucial issue why a 10 year warranty would be impossible to sell to manufacturers and distributors alike. The EUC life cycle, even currently, is only rarely ended by the wheel stopping to function. None of mine has. EUCs in general become obsolete in 1-3 years due to the incomprehensible acceleration of the markets, and EUC features and specs. My first EUC was a good buy in early 2017. By mid 2017 it was outdated. By early 2018 it had become ancient. By late 2018 it had become a joke. The 84V MSX was a killer when it came in 2018. It had become next to worthless by t
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  2. After stumbling upon EUCs while researching OneWheels (did I want a pint or an XR?), and spending a couple months tirelessly watching videos by you all, I took the plunge. The first challenge turned out to be choosing the correct starter wheel to match my aging (51) "big boned" (220ish) body. I went back and forth between the v11 and the KS 16x, and eventually decided to start with the smaller, simpler wheel (although if i were lighter I probably would have opted to start with a lighter wheel. That 16x is 50ish pounds). I found a nice quiet basketball court that was very smooth and went
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  3. Trust comes from knowledge As your knowledge comes from R/C smart chargers like Graupner or Redox, you may think that all balancers work in the same way. No, they don't. R/C charger measures voltage on each cell, so when it detects that there is some imbalance between cells, will stop charging and start discharging selected cells to match the voltage of the least charged cell (cell with lowest voltage). Then it will resume charging and entire process can be repeated as often as needed. This way battery can be charger partially and still get balanced during entire charging process, regardless
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  4. Modern locomotives are diesel-electric. They use a diesel generator to drive large versions of our wheel motors, that's done because an electric motor has vastly superior torque. Pretty much everything electrical generates electromagnetic fields of some sort and strength, including humans. For the most part these don't interfere with other electronics because the designers of the other electronics try to avoid malfunctions caused by nearby electrical noise sources because they will be there. The FCC part 15 subpart B sticker is supposed to be an attestation that thing with the sticker isn
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  5. okay, then I'm out One of the biggest youtubers? More like one of the biggest bullshitters with zero clue who would sell his grandmother for a discount at the Wheel and tells all YouTube followers what brings him the most money. Oh man, am I the only one here who can't hear all this crap anymore? He probably bugged Inmotion just as long until they sent him a V12 for self-promotion, just like he did with KS with the 16X. First everything was great and when he didn't get more perks, suddenly the 16X was just as crappy as the Kingsong company itself.
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  6. Its not so easy as paying a simple registration and insurance fee. For a vehicle to become insurable and treated as a motor vehicle, it has to pass standards. Standards for lighting, signaling, braking, power, emissions etc... None of these things comes cheap or easily. Hell, if we uphold these euc companies to even BS standards, they fail. Could you imagine the cost and amount of companies dropping like flies, if they had to meet road standards? Embracing legislation is not going to 'head it off at the pass', it will merely end our reign of freedom and fun much more quickly. You give an inch,
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  7. Boom goes the dynamite. Get em now, enjoy while you can, inevitable is coming. Impending legislation IS the reason to buy em now. I think we are all forgetting to mention the stat of FUN PER MILE. Even in a work situation, doesnt this add into the equation? If we add FPM, the euc wins by a long shot
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  8. Yeah this is spot on. Lots of great manufacturing coming out of China these days, but you do get what you pay for. Chances are your smartphone, TV, and appliances are from China. And they can be good or bad build quality depending on what you paid. If China weren't making EUCs, I think at best we would have a Onewheel type of situation where you have a single manufacturer making an overpriced and underpowered product. China's looser IP laws make it easier to have real competition among several manufacturers. Eventually those making worse products will get shaken out of the business if the
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  9. Yesterday we did a 136 kilometer tour with the inmotion V11 and the Kingsong KS 16X. Join us on this magical ride to the island of Texel in the north of The Netherlands in just over 2 min. https://euc.world/tour/595814672095137
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  10. It does not. What tilt-back does is to force the rider to start braking. Whether the braking is started by tilt-back or the rider himself accelerating the wheel in front of him to start braking at the same haste, makes extremely little difference. Something like 0.2W if I remember the calculations correctly. Practically all the power the EUC uses goes into keeping the pedals horizontal. Adding a slow tilt on top of that takes very little power, no matter if the wheel is stationary without a rider, or going 50km/h with a 250lbs rider leaning forward to accelerate.
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  11. Apart from everyone sharing his experience as an EUC rider, I like how everyone puts his personal touch on the MUSIC accompanying his / her videos. I like it a lot, the different flavors
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  12. It's been a good run. In this video I literally and figuratively kiss my MSX goodbye. Is there such a thing as MonoWheelgamy? I felt like I was cheating on my MSX as I rode the new Veteran Sherman, so I had to say goodbye. I sold it to a new rider who should be able to enjoy this excellent Electric Unicycle. Parting is such sweet sorrow...
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  13. Yeah but we comparing new to new. A car has way more maintenance items and can't be parked in a small space.. It's not comparable. Besides the comparison earlier in the discussion was a euc to a "one wheeled motorcycle" hence I"m comparing it to an actual motorcycle. As it gets bigger, heavier, and less portable there will be less & less people interested in it. At the same price, it's going to: - take longer to charge - have less range - have less stability - cost the same or more. It's a losing battle and you know it. Let's imagine a sherman
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  14. tldr; Where has this been all my life? It sounds better and is more convenient than any built in EUC speaker. ------------------ So I've been looking for a good speaker solution for my EUCs. The built in speakers are decent but there's a number of issues with them. When you're riding fast and its windy, you can't hear shit as the wind will drown out your music. You could crank it up really high and that will alleviate this issue somewhat, but it won't sound great and it can be rather obnoxious to the neighborhood. Not to mention newer wheels like the Veteran eschew a speaker altogeth
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  15. Adaptive speed alerts will come in next EUC World update.
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  16. historical cultural trends? what? like wiping out natives, taking over a foreign land, import slaves & foreign workers and let them work for starvation wages to build the own infratructure like railroads etc.? common you must see this is a glashouse argument here
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  17. With all due respect, the Chinese are already great at manufacturing. Your viewpoint is skewed by your price point and what you're willing to spend. Don't blame the Chinese. Blame yourself for wanting to pay the least possible which then causes resellers to source OEMs that than have to slice their margins razor thin and find manufacturers to agree. For this, the most success is with SOME Chinese manufacturers willing to fit the bill. That's what gets passed on to us. It's the WalMart effect. Yes, there are some bad eggs in China. However, there is a LOT of SERIOUS GOOD SHIT coming out of
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  18. Interesting. For me the tilt-back on the 84V MSX worked like a Swiss watch, both at 48km/h set by the GW app, as well as at 51 and 54 km/h set by DB. The tilt-back has a long and gentle ramp up, but it always worked as expected. When I didn’t hear any beeps, I didn’t know if they played or not. They are played inside a sealed box and directed to the side of the wheel. A little wind and there is zero chance of hearing them. THAT’S what I call terribly unreliable... Speed blindness. That’s what I used it for. We all do get familiar with speed, and more is needed to give the same
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  19. Don't forget the kv ratting of the motor (Kv is the rotations of the motor per volt in this context not kilovolt.) The motor windings effect on torque and speed is pretty important. I mean just look and the High speed and High torque version of the MSP and RS. They have the exact same voltage and battery size and still have different top speeds.
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  20. Most likely they just haven’t updated the very old and simple app that was coded when the wheels were slower. Also, a safety setting like tiltback might give false sense of security. Very heavy riders can’t be promised that even a 100V wheel can deliver speeds up to the tiltback level. Guys, remember that these machines, by nature, have to be software limited in speed or not limited at all (ride until you fall, depending on the surface, incline and weight). All wheels with similar voltage (and battery to some extent) have virtually the same theoretical top speed in similar situations
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  21. Smaller wheel = easier torque feel. Its just rider ability that is your problem. I feel the same way when riding my tiny mten for a whle, then stepping onto the sherman or 18L. The tiny tire makes it seem effortless and I can climb steep grades with almost zero input. Bigger wheels take more input. As you develop muscle, you will learn to trust yourself and the wheel and it won't be as much an issue. Buying power pads to solve the problem of muscle tone and/or skill, will only hinder your development. Ima firm believer in learning to ride without the pads first and then adding pads later. If
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  22. There’s a great video classic by @RockyTop that I’ve been sharing with new riders. Also, the whole thread here is worth reading. Power pads make it easier to grab your wheel for more leverage. If you don’t want to buy or make them, just try standing much more forward on the pedals and keep practicing. You should have heels at the edge of the back of the pedal and balls of your feet at the front edge. You will get better. But what you’re experiencing is normal and would happen with any wheel with same tire size. Pedal sensitivity helps a bit also. Remember, if the wheel s
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  23. The discussion seems to range from Americans riding on roads together with cars and wanting faster wheels to Europeans riding in bike lanes wanting more reliability and quality. This is a very broad generalisation of course. As a European rider I don't understand the need for ever higher top speeds. These devices are in the e-bike category (max 25 km/h officially) in legislation and in our use and even the moped category (needs to be registered and insured and not allowed in every bike path) is limited EU wide to 45 km/h (28 mph). Faster than that and we are talking about motorcycle cate
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  24. I don't think you are wrong. But on the other hard I don't think this is easy to solve. Early EUCs didn't need massive shells that could handle that big an impact, they were lighter and couldn't go as fast, then better wheels came. One of the better ones of its time yet a "tiny" wheel is the V8. it could take a fair beating yet still light. People asked for more speed and range, and it is fairy simple to slap on a bigger battery and make motor more powerful (at least to some extend). And that has been GW (or what they call them self these days) trademark. So people bought these
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  25. You can get cheap, highly capable highway ready motorcycles for $4k new. Why would I want a one wheel, heavy, non-portable "motorcycle" for probably the same price or more? The main benefit is > walking/running/jogging speeds & portability when not riding. What "top end" unicycle is ever going to compete (even safetywise, or speedwise) with a ninja250 & cost less?
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  26. @mrelwood is IMO correct. Having a longer warranty does not necessarily correspond to more sales, only more warranty related costs & headaches for the mfgr. Maybe its not the best example out there but Autos in NA have a 3yr comprehensive & 5yr powertrain warranty with extended plans available left & right. Who can deny that given a basic maintenance schedule, autos an easily last 8-10yrs if not longer. Do you wanna know the average ownership cycle of a brand new auto before trade-in? 3yrs in NA!!! The basic free 5yr powertrain warranty isn't even over before owners want somet
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  27. This is a small video with the updated interface of the wheel setup up. I have introduced a "Garage" page that shows up when the watch is disconnected, where one can save up to four wheels, or maybe the same wheel twice to allow for a different setup on one touch. There are color based and haptic alarms on speed, amperage, temp and battery. If one or more alert conditions are met, haptic feedback is provided in the form of 150 ms pulses, one for each event, and every 5 they form a longer 500ms pulse. The loop is 3 seconds long, meaning that events if present are reported e
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  28. For what seems like forever a cell phone was the equivalent of a Brownie from back in the day. This is an unedited handheld shot on a not smooth trail—and no suspension. I am absolutely blown away by what they’re cramming into these things.
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  29. Wow, Thanks! I appreciate the feedback and no, I don't mind sharing. Ya, if you are going to wear protection, might as well look good doing it. I did put some thought on my choice of gear and outfits. What you see in the video is my off road outfit. Thor padded MX pants with matching jersey, Joe Rocket padded motorcycle jacket (liner removed), Leatt 3.0 EXT knee pads, leather tactical boots and Kali Protectives helmet. For warmer weather, I do without the jacket and wear the Leatt 5.5 body vest over the jersey and add Leatt 3.0 ext elbow pads. Blue just happens to be my favorite color
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  30. Im one of those odd sorts that sees numbers as FACT. Paycheck was an analogy. 8% means differnt things to different people, depending on where their priorities lie and if they anticipate using ALL resources available. 8% on my sherm is easily some of my headroom and safety at speed. I guess I should start viewing numbers as more a 'theory' based item than actual math or statistics. We could call them "inaccurate speed reference meters" instead of speedos I guess. Maybe we can call them speedoguessNotaMeter. You are mistaken if you think numbers are inflated because of tolerances and not marke
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  31. yay! I passed the million KingSong meter milestone over the weekend, it took almost exactly 6 months from receipt of my inaugural wheel. Did it in the snow no less. Still a wet behind the ears snotty nosed uppidy baby rider I know I know, I'll pipe down now. (a million meters sounds so much cooler than 1k km)
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  32. For me it looks like something is blocking heat to dissipate. I've looked at tour that you've recorded at the beginning of March and it in fact doesn't look normal. Temperature rises quite fast, but doesn't drop as fast and keeps relatively high. My thoughs are: Mud or dirt accumulated on the cooling plate (bottom part of metal mainboard enclosure that is exposed to rotating tire). This may cause heat not to be dissipated efficiently. Manboard box top cover (upper part of mainboard enclosure) has been sealed with a sealant that is not heat-conductive (or with too much sealant), so
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  33. even a good pothole at 45 mph can cause a car wreck. I'd hate to hit anything at that speed on a wheel, seems like a good way for everything to get launched. Reserve power and suspension be damned.
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  34. I just wounder how long it take before people realise top speed has nothing to fo with how safe a wheel can ride at a certain speed. My point is once that wheel either hit an obstacle, bump or hole or an item, the demand for the power spike to maintain balance and speed will put a syrain on the system if the rider do not understand this and just ride with the mindset of I have 20kmh "safety margin". Also at any given time you could have a component failure regardless of your speed. On an EUC we don't really have any backup plans. So I don't see top speed as an argument at all
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  35. Suspension does a lot more than just allowing you to ride more relaxed imo, you can take terrain in a different way and it allows a bit of a different mindset when facing a bit rougher terrain, but the technology is still a bit early and leads to other compromises hence why it's not so popular (yet).
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  36. The only EUC Youtuber I have ever unsubscribed from, lol. I have no interest in getting any latest V12 news from this person.
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  37. Same here lol. Out of the hundreds of EUC'ers on YT I immediately thought of him when I read the description...went back to the OP to check my answer and lo and behold I was right. Do I get top marks too?
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  38. This was a little bit like a Sun afternoon quiz trying to guess who you guys were talking about. I could only think of one person like that ... and I was bang on the money!
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  39. How to Crash a Brand New Skydio 2 in 90-seconds! (And record it in stunning 4K! )
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  40. I give up on you bro. Stll moving the goal posts. The dicussion was about treating an EUC like motorcycle. It can park in small spots like a motorcycle and that is about it. $ for $ it is the losing solution compared to a motorcyle AS YOU TRY TO MAKE IT AS BIG AS A MOTORCYCLE. As long as it's smaller & more nimble & you can carry it on a train or s bus, or stick it under your seat, it has more uses. Now you brought in bicycles after bringing in casrs & I'm sure you'll move onto drones carrying us next. I'm out. I"m not repeating myself because you'll move the goalposts
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  41. Of course it was, when you have something like "What would you like to see in an upcoming wheel?" it always turns into "I want it to be 5lbs, go 100mph, and make all my dreams come true"
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  42. Yes Sir, that is why I got a Sherman as fast as I could! Now if someone did custom control boards/firmware then the authorities/vendors can eat it. Hell, I want a complete after market build EUC to my liking (roll bar; big ole axle; hardened shell, HT motor, weatherproofing on all components, easy swap case, accessible tube valve, adjustable pedals; etc.) I guess I am starting to come to the realization that we are only going to get what we want at a reasonable price if we build it ourselves. The markup on the EUCs is criminal. POST OFFICIALLY DERAILED LOL
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  43. This one was I think for the v 10 I think its what your talking about https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fimage.ibb.co%2Fevesrx%2FC61_FC1_E3_D2_B4_4_CC8_93_DE_935_D90_D38_D45.png&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fforum.electricunicycle.org%2Ftopic%2F17462-inmotion-v12-announcement-may-2020-more-specs-released%2Fpage%2F2%2F&tbnid=BsWqi53enp-uDM&vet=12ahUKEwiIzKvNxYvvAhWBgp4KHXSgAeAQMygBegQIARAw..i&docid=Awfh-E6R0Rl8dM&w=598&h=686&q=inmotion v12&safe=active&client=safari&ved=2ahUKEwiIzKvNxYvvAhWBgp4KHXSgAeAQMygBegQIARAw I would spend money o
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  44. I'm gonna try implementing Veteran Sherman code for this project, wish me luck
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  45. Latest ewheels update about new rim: Part of the inspection process will be making sure this wider rim fits the knobby tire better. In our limited testing there has been some rubbing with the Kenda K262 with the updated rim, which was part of this holdup. We may need to revert to the original rim for the knobby tire if this isn't resolved, while the Kenda K340A street tire behaves well with the new rim. If there are problems here, we may split the Sherman order into half street, half knobby Shermans. Soooo...new rim has issues with knobby tire while road tire works better with new ri
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  46. There is all sorts of tech to assist in controlling a heavy wheel. Imagine pedals can adjust height dependant on speed. When stopped, the pedals could be set up to lay on the ground and supporting the entire weight of the wheel. even firmware that allows the pedal tilt dependent on speed and or foot position. When slow maneuvering, I find a forward pedal angle to have alot more feel and leads to finer control.
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  47. Theres something about the Z which is just 'nice', whether you're riding it (it always feels strong/stout/secure) or simply just looking at it. The best analogy I can think of right now is comparing it to say an Audi A1. Its not the fastest wheel, not the most expensive, not the most range, but it just has that build quality and lovely door 'clunk' that you dont get with a Ford or similar. Its just 'nice'. It does have its handling quirks, but you can certainly learn to live with that. Just look at Roberace on YT. I could go on about its other 'high end' aspects but I wont. Yes
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  48. too short. need to expound a little to add a factoid: 'Global Conspiracy of Evil Vehicle Manufacturers who have my pre-order deposit '
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  49. @NuRxG - it won't help If a pack is imbalanced, the imbalance will remain as you discharge it. The only way to correct the imbalance with our BMS is to achieve the top-balancing cell voltage threshold of 4.20V, which causes the bleed resistors to be activated for the high cells. During discharge, all cells will quickly become below 4.20V, and so the bleed resistors will do nothing. (Of course, if the shrink is removed, someone familiar with electronics could balance a pack manually...)
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  50. Welcome to your new addiction! Patience is key. Lots of new riders that are somewhat 'mature' in age, so youll find good company around here. DOnt feel badly, I didnt find any of my previous skills to be very transferrable to eucs either. Basic balance and fear mitigation of course, but the euc is very unlike most of what I've ever done. I always tell people.. It's NOT as easy as it looks. Once you figure it out, youll beam with pride, and rightfullly so. Congrats on turning back the clock of age by a decade, in moments! Excellent choice in wheels btw, but it wont be your last by far! In time,
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