So my brand new Glide 3 arrived yesterday! I read all the manuals, got it charged up and decide to investigate it while my girlfriend is taking a shower. I'm in the kitchen near the shower and I power my wheel on...cool... I lift it off the floor and it starts beeping like crazy... I'm prepared... I hit the kill switch under the handle. Girlfriend "What was that?" "Nothing hon... that's just the warning noise it makes... I know how to shut it off."
Cool. I get on it... Feel the balance... I'm not going to do any movement inside. All goes well. I pick up the wheel again... Alarm goes off... Wheel spins increasingly faster... I smell something burning... I hit the kill switch... Nothing! In desperation I touch the tire to the floor (leaving two healthy skid marks on the hardwood!) Girlfriend "what's that noise? Is something on fire?" I panic and run my spinning, burning, beeping death machine to the porch... "Get outttt!"where I subdue it... like a man... and leave it outside in case it gets any more smart ideas.
So... windows open... burnt plastic in the air... Tire tracks in the kitchen... my girlfriend emerges and sees the devastation... she's super cool... but we laugh alot about it later!
So... I think when I was trying to engage the kill switch the rocker was only having one side go down. Operator error... I thought setting it on the floor would also solve the problem... nope! I found a small lump of burned plastic... Which I thought was the mudguard... but the Glide 3 doesn't appear to come with one standard.
So... Thoughts on my noob experience and any idea what that lump off plastic might have been?