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  1. Is it feasible to move your feet during riding? Or do you have to stop and adjust...
  2. erk1024

    KS18XL feels weird (tilting back at slow speed)

    I kind of like those actually! But if I wear a white jacket with an orange helmet, I think look like a Miami hi-visibility harbor buoy.
  3. I agree. It seems like we have an e-scooter bubble, where a bunch of companies have looked at the projections and jumped into the market. Which means there will be over-supply at some point, things will get ugly, companies will go out of business or get out of the market, and then the industry will consolidate on a manufacturers. Seems like that kind of happened already in the e-wheel segment.
  4. That's exactly the info I was looking for. This is super interesting! Makes sense. Who knew there could be so much subtlety in one motor connected to one wheel.
  5. erk1024

    EUC Generations

    Do you have a link to these specs?
  6. erk1024

    Riders in Orlando, FL?

    My wheel is supposed to arrive at the end of this week. Getting up to Orlando would be a drive, but I could join you guys some weekend. It will be easier when the Brightline runs up there. Just add me to the list of possibles for some time in the near future.
  7. erk1024

    Can everyone learn to ride an EUC?

    There's a "Learning To Ride" thread pinned to the top of the forum, it's chock full of information and a fun read. Something to do while waiting for your wheel to arrive. It took me a while to get my protective gear sorted because things didn't fit, didn't look right, etc. So it's good to find info on which gear is good and works well. I had a few rounds of ordering and returning stuff.
  8. Thanks for all the info guys! Makes sense. I think this was mentioned someplace: the assumption is that when KS make the 18L and XL that they set the max speed to 50kph even though the wheel could probably do 56kph or more. They left some torque / speed in reserve to be able to achieve tilt-back in an attempt to keep riders from overleaning at max speed. (The only way to "tilt" the pedals is to add more torque to get the pedals into the new position along the axis of rotation.) And as the battery gets lower (e.g. 25% on the XL) they bring down the max speed further to maintain the safety margin.
  9. erk1024

    EUC Generations

    That's great information, thanks for putting it together. Maybe the Monster 100V would be a 4th gen wheel? It's gotten two rounds of control board enhancements, and it's the fastest wheel overall? I don't see the Z10 on the list.
  10. [I posted this question in another thread, but thought it made more sense here] Could you tell me more about "overleaning". Obviously you can lean forward too dramatically and no wheel in the world would be able to catch up. But what happens in this situation? I'm imagining the wheel trying to surge forward, which re-levels the pedals, but as the rider you fall off the front edge of the pedals because your CG is over-extended. Or does the wheel sense the situation and the motor cuts out? I think I understand the fast-speed overlean. I've seen a video where someone was going past the max speed of the wheel, the alarms were beeping like crazy. The rider had disabled tilt-back, and couldn't hear the alarms because of wind noise. Eventually the wheel couldn't keep up and the guy faceplanted off the front. But I imagine it's possible to overlean at low speeds, in which the wheel is trying to correct the out of balance, but the rider's CG is just too far out over the front.
  11. Could you tell me more about "overleaning". Obviously you can lean forward too dramatically and no wheel in the world would be able to catch up. But what happens in this situation? I'm imagining the wheel trying to surge forward, which re-levels the pedals, but as the rider you fall off the front edge of the pedals because your CG is over-extended. Or does the wheel sense the situation and the motor cuts out?
  12. That's interesting! I also wondered about them getting stolen. When I was researching e-skateboards I ran across guys who sell replacement control boards for Xoami scooters. Basically you could grab a Lime scooter off the street, replace the control board, and be good to go. (Just hope you don't get caught)
  13. erk1024

    KS18XL feels weird (tilting back at slow speed)

    Thanks! Actually I may have gone a bit overboard. I've got two helmets, two sets of wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, hiking boots with ankle protection, light gloves and a mesh jacket with D3O armor. I'll either wear the jacket or the elbow guards, and wear the rest regardless. I ended up with two wrist guards as I bought a cheap set, and then saw the information about the Demon Flexmeter ones and decided I should get them. As far as the two helmets... I messed up. I really liked the white and black icon jacket, but the helmet I got was orange. White and orange... bleh... not a good color combination. So I got another white hemet that matches the jacket. LOL. I guess I was just excited about the wheel.
  14. erk1024

    KS18XL feels weird (tilting back at slow speed)

    If you try to set it to 60, it won't work and will go to the current setting. You can't set it past the max speed of the wheel. I know it's bad interface, but the KS app sux. Anyway, that's what people have reported in this forum on other threads. (I don't actually KNOW anything--just what I've read. My first wheel, a KS18XL hopefully arrives Friday'ish.)
  15. erk1024

    Overload. Please Get Off. Glide 3 / V8

    This is correct behavior--the wheel protecting itself from overcharging. Suggestion: charge it to 90% (better for the battery in any case.) Or if you're at 100% and need to go down a hill, then mess around ... ride in circles, practice idling, go up a hill if there is one available ... to use up some electricity, like 5% or something. THEN go down the hill. These wheels don't have mechanical brakes, so the only braking they have is regenerative braking.
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