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  1. Maybe go with the V5F to start and then save up for an MCM5 800WH? Seems like a waste of money to buy the MCM5 at 340WH
  2. Dang this guy can do some crazy stuff with an EUC!
  3. Hi all! I've been getting cozy with my MCM5 over the past 6 months and have about 700 miles on it so I'll share my thoughts on this. First of all, thank you for the full speed no load tilt test! Great to finally see someone push the wheel all the way. Second of all, I weigh around 180lbs and ride my wheel to max ~26mph before I hear my third alarm, so this seems to coincide with the majority of information on this thread. With no tilt back on you should be able to slowly accelerate until the wheel can't keep up, which is where your weight, terrain, and battery come into play. I know a lot of people are convinced that his had nothing to do with tilt back but as someone who weighs 200+ and has little experience on the MCM5 at high speeds, it's conceivable that you could have over leaned through your tilt back AND suffered from the tilt back speed acceleration causing you to jump into a cut out. Depending on how far you were leaning forward, you could have push the wheel to it's limit before the acceleration tilt back method (ie. the carpet slipping out from under you) had time to do its magic. I personally think you'd be fine to ride up to your third beep with tilt back turned off. If you ease up at the beginning of your third beep (1-3 beeps), and you don't hit any considerable bumps at this speed, you can still enjoy the potential of the wheel without worrying about a cut out. Super happy your okay and and even happier how much I was able to learn about the nature of Gotway tilt back and the MCM5 from this thread. Thanks for the testing and shout out to everyone who has taken the time to weigh in.
  4. It was my understanding that all of the gotway wheels had interchangable pedals but I'm not 100% sure about that.
  5. Alright so after a long bout of charging, the farthest I got my wheel to was 83.09 of a charge and soon after it dropped back down to 83.00v. This makes me think that my wheel is relatively balanced but I just got unlucky with the cells being matched?
  6. So I tried this for a solid 12 hours and I got the voltage to 83.04, trying again for another 20 hours or so to try and get it to a full 84v but I doubt it’ll get there considering it hasn’t moved past 83 in 12 hours. I’m sending back the rapid charger after having spoken with Jason at eWheels, he’s going to send me a new one so cheers to that. Thanks for all of the advice!
  7. Thanks for the info! I ended up with the helmet I linked in the original post. It's low and suitable for the type of short burst riding I do. In the event that my commuting practices change or I buy a faster wheel I'll probably invest in a full face!
  8. I have roughly 500 miles on my MCM5 and I've owned it since May. I'm not sure if I hit 50 battery cycles but I guess it's possible.
  9. So I tested charging my wheel up with the original charger last night and found that even with the original charger I was only able to charge up 82.80v, 96%. Does this mean that my battery packs have essentially degraded to not being able to hold 100%/84v charge? This doesn't really solve my original problem of not being able to utilize the 80% or 90% charge function on the rapid charge but it does make me wonder about the integrity of my battery packs.
  10. I believe the voltage zeros out and the current fluctuates between 0.00 - 0.15 but I'm not certain.
  11. So I just did a full charge up to 100% on my MCM5 with my rapid charger and my app read out was 82 volts and 96% battery. At this time the charge was green and had stopped charging my wheel. This doesn't seem right, I'm going to test out if I can get to 84v with the stock charger tonight.
  12. So I’ve read a lot of the comments in this thread I’ve gathered two things: 1. I should be using the voltage readout in my app to have a more accurate battery charge. 2. I should probably contact ewheels and explain my issue to them because what’s happening to my charger seems pretty weird? I guess all of this has made me wonder what the difference between battery voltage and percent charge is? Why is one more accurate? What is the difference between the percent charge value and voltage value?
  13. I haven’t measured the voltage of a full charge to 100%, that’s just the voltage for the rapid charger. The stock charger charges to 100% no problem and so does the rapid charger, the issue occurs when trying to only charge to 80/90% with the rapid charger. You think I should contact eWheels? I don’t think we’re having the same issue then. I’m ‘not’ able to charge to 80/90 option but I ‘can’ charge to 100.
  14. Has anyone else has trouble getting the rapid charger from e-wheels to charge to 80 or 90% rather than 100%? My darkness bot (73%) and gotway (80%) app both say my MCM5 is under 90% charge, but when I attempt to charge my wheel with the rapid charger it won’t charge unless I have it set to 100% full charge. Is my wheel battery unbalanced, is my charger broken, or are both of the apps just too inaccurate to trust?
  15. I wish the 1500W had the red coloring that these lower power MCM5s have. I like the red design way better.
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