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  1. I was hoping so. It was definitely no overheating alarm. Marty Backe did a stress test with overheating and his alarm was different.
  2. Hello, two days ago I went for a ride in a wood with my KS18 XL. I went up a very steep incline. The narrow path was coverd with leafes, ca. 30 zentimeters high. Big stones and branches lay underneath. I demanded everything from the wheel, as far as this is possible without side pads. Approximately 900 meters after fighting up that hill I got a alarm I never noticed before. I know the two different alarms (voice disabled) of low battery enough, also I managed it to get my wheel shouting at me "caution overpower" last week, even though voice alarms are disabled. This time it was different. The wheel beeped as hell, tilted all the way back and only one red led on each led strip blinked. I tried to shut off and on again the wheel. Same alarm. I shut off again and waited two minutes. After that I could ride again but stil on that incline. It was too steep to cary the wheel up, I tried. I made the last 100 meters to the top and got that alarm again. I made a short video of that secound time. I don't use any apps so I can't figur out what sort of alarm this might be. Air temperatur was around 20 °c. The fan was not running. Battery was at 70 % minimum.
  3. Yes I will. I also thought about getting a full face helmet but this will attract the police more than necessary. Riding an EUC in germany is a criminal offense.
  4. Didn't try the new FW yet. Usually I don't grip the wheel with my feet except in offroad conditions. It has happened, that after a hard bump I could only keep on tiptoe on the pedals. I'm worried that it couldn't be enough without tilt. As soon as I'm cured from Covid-19 I'll ask a friend if he can stitch up some eva foam in leather, just like the picture from Rywokast.
  5. Thank you, that are some pretty good tips. I'm gonna give it a try and get some sandpaper and maybe yoga mats. How could I attach them?
  6. In the 2.0 FW thread you can read that it won't work. If you apply tilt the wheel will flip out in corners and will do very strange things. In 2.0 FW the wheel must be exactly leveled. My title match my post. Since tilt is not an option in FW 2.0 I need sidepads. I already explained why.
  7. Hello, I want to try the 2.0 FW but I read that I will lose the option to tilt the pedals to a slight uptilt. This is a no-go for me because it is safety relevant. I like to go fast and I occasionally take hard bumps when accelerating. A slight uptilt prevent me from slipping off the pedals. With actual flat pedals they would be tilted to the front when accelerating and just the thought is life threatening. So without adjustments upgrading the FW is not an option. I thing the easiest way to achieve this would be custom sidepads, but I can't find any for Kingsong. So don't change a working wheel and stick with the old FW for ever?
  8. I always let strangers try out my wheel. I never had any problems.
  9. Hallo Luca, ziemlich gutes Deutsch für jemanden der es erst lernt. Welten besser als mein Englisch Wie hoch eine potentielle Strafe ausfallen würde kann ich nicht sagen, da ich zum Glück noch nicht angehalten wurde. Auf jeden Fall ist es Fahren ohne Versicherungsschutz (Straftat), Fahren ohne Zulassung (Ordnungswidrigkeit) und ggf. Fahren ohne Führerschein (Straftat). Billig wird es also nicht und wer dreimal ohne Führerschein erwischt wird wandert ins Gefängnis. Die Polizei hat außerdem das Recht das Einrad einzuziehen und zu zerstören, wobei mir kein Fall bekannt ist in dem es nicht zurückgegeben wurde. Trotz der harten Strafen fahre ich mein Rad fast täglich und fahre damit auch auf die Arbeit. Ich versuche große Straßen zu meiden und halte immer Ausschau nach der Polizei. Wenn ich sie sehe steige ich ab, nehme den Helm ab und versuche wie ein Fußgänger mit Koffer zu wirken. Trotzdem hat mich die Polizei schon häufiger fahren sehen, bisher hat glücklicherweise noch nie jemand etwas gesagt. Sie scheinen also andere Prioritäten zu haben als Einradfahrern das Leben schwer zu machen. Wobei mir durchaus Fälle bekannt sind in denen das geschehen ist. Da es verboten ist setzt man sich immer einer gewissen Gefahr aus. Ich fahre in Gegenwart von Fußgängern und anderen Verkehrsteilnehmern langsam und betont sicher. Solange man sich verantwortungsbewusst verhält und keine Gefahr darstellt kann man das Einrad also auch in Deutschland nutzen. Viel Glück!
  10. While finding the wheel in the app works immediately it can take a few minutes to find it via bluetooth. At least this is the case for me. Don't be to impatient.
  11. I think you should download the latest app and do a firmware update. Make sure you disabled display rotation and your phone is charged. Set your display timeout to infinitely and don't touch your phone during update. Maby you should use mobile data instead of wlan. I did it several times and it worked well. How ever this will take a few minutes. Don't be impatient.
  12. I weight about 180 lbs and get 50 miles from my XL from full to empty on hilly terrain.
  13. I have a Kingsong KS18 XL with 1554 wh and get 80 km on hilly terrain. I am around 180 lbs.
  14. Update: I tried performance mode and it's much better now. I read the hardest mode would it make harder to go uphill but I would say it's the opposite. For me it seems easyer now and I am able to reach top speed. Maybe on the softer mode you have to put the wheel on a harder angle (don't know how to say it in english) and maybe it doesn't do it on it's own, so you have to apply more pressure. Maybe this is not true, it's just a declaration trial. I feel like rider mode has softened over time and I have to apply a pressure that I can't deliver, even if I stay more in the front. Now in the harder mode it's better. I don't have to put my weight infront of the wheel to go over 20 kph like yesterday in rider mode. I still wish it would react more sensitiv to weight shifting but I can live with it like it is now. I just hope I won't lose to much range.
  15. Exactly. Thats not the problem, all I bend is my knees. The problem is the amount of force that I have to apply to drive faster. I didn't try to lean over a certain point because it feels like the wheel wouldn't catch up and I fall over infront. I wish the wheel would respont more sensitive to by body movement. I have over 500 km on my wheel and it is set to 50 kph properly. If I hadn't enough mileage I couln't set it to 50.
  16. Hello everyone, I own the XL for about a month now and at first I was really satisfied. Now I notice that it feels like it's getting harder and harder to build up speed. My weight is 180 lbs, my shoes are size 11,5 US (47 EU) and I attached the bigger pedals. I calibrated the wheel several times but that dit nothing to the problem. Most of the time I am not able to achieve top speed (40 kph even though I set it to 50 kph in the app but it won't go any faster than 40 due to tiltback). I really have to put my weight far infront of the wheel which is very dangerous. Uphill or with headwind I can only go around 10 kph. Even downhill I have to lean forward to hold the speed. I am pretty sure that it wasn't this way from the beginning. The wheel is calibrated correctly. When it stands still it won't move. In corners the pedals won't dip or pop up like they do when calibrating the wheel leaning against a wall. On really slow speed the wheel feels fine but to accelerate I have to lean forward in a way that it feels like I will take a flight if I hit a bump.
  17. I come from germany and sometimes I think we have all the rain the world think UK had Right now we have blue sky but the weekend is rainy again.
  18. Have my 18XL for two weeks now and have done 400 km. Barely used it in the first week due to heavy storm and rain every day. Sadly I can't use it for my way to work because we have very much police driving aroud and "they see me rollin', they hatin'". No need for another offense.
  19. Going from V8 to the XL I had a mild pain from the sidepads but only on my first ride and it's no comparison to the pain from learning to ride EUC. Since then I never had a problem apart from the pain under the feet I have almost every time for the first couple of minutes.
  20. Yes the wheel stopped, I took a short flight and then I stopped too, horizontally. I like the KS18 XL and drive it almost everyday. It's totally different from the V8. When coming from the XL the V8 feels like a kids toy but it's much more agile than the XL. And it can drive through mud, which is completely impossible with the XL. But the XL is agile too and it's much more stable than the V8. I would say riding the V8 is a bit more fun since you can ride more aggressively. The XL feels a bit sluggish but still powerful. The restriction due to low battery is much more strict on the XL. Even with the last remaining bar blinking on the V8 you can drive fast and accelerate hard (wouldn't do so) while the XL won't go any faster than a pedestrian when it's close to the end.
  21. Back to the topic: I drive almost everyday my EUC in germany and at least every secound time I meet the police. They always seem to be very interested and look after me but only one time they tried to cut my way. Fortuitously I drove another way so I don't know what they wanted to do but they didn't seem to be in a rush to catch me. I know some day it will go awry but catching unicyclist don't seem to be first priority.
  22. You lucky. I have do deinstall it after use and reinstall if I want to use it. If I just force the app to close it will restart itself and two hours later my battery is dead.
  23. I already own a 18 XL. I think the cutout was due to accelerating too hard. I bought the wheel from Amazon knowing that this could happen. If it happens again I won't ride it anymore. But until then I will be more careful.
  24. Yes I heared that 4/5 bars while the charger indicates green can mean one dead cell but I've seen that there are a few V8 riders that have noticed that. I still think it was my fault since I had no issues until yesterday and I'm getting consistent 25 km out of it on hilly terrain. I still trust the wheel, I'll just pay more attention not accelerating too hard. If I get another cutout I'll give it to 1radwerkstatt. I made good experience with their costumer service.
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