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  1. @Michael Tucker, it never ceases to amaze me with all the wheels you sell and the thousands of miles between them that they never have so much as a scratch, not even on the underside of the pedals. I'm still loving the Nikola I bought from you, otherwise I'd probably hop all over this.
  2. For those who come after me. As mentioned, the new Gotway control boards come with fins on the bottom of the heat sink. Apparently, Gotway added a hole in the inner shell to allow these fins to vent to the outside. Older revisions of the Nikola do not have this hole. I used a dremel to recreate this and weather sealant and my overheat issues have completely resolved. Wheel is running cool as a cucumber now.
  3. I recently received and installed the latest gen 100V Nikola Control board to help alleviate overheat issues I have been having with my old board that was capped at 65C, as the new boards have increased this upper temperature threshold to 79C. Got everything hooked up fine and verified all functions, including the fan are still operating as expected. Unfortunately, and rather ironically, what I am seeing is that the new board is running pretty significantly hotter than it's predecessor. On a short, cool night ride not even topping 20mph the board gets to and hovers around over 50C w
  4. Looks like the 1800wh version from the pics. I was confused at first because I didn't think the 1600wh version corresponded to the 100V wheel.
  5. Well, I'm more toying with the idea right now. It appears like it would be super easy to adjust the charger to periodically charge it to 100%. Unfortunately, I tried adjusting both knobs and couldn't get the voltage to go below 102.9V so I guess it doesn't matter either way.
  6. Hi all, I have a standard 100V 3A Gotway charger that I want to trim down the voltage on a bit to prevent overcharging because the first mile or so of my normal commute is downhill and I don't want to worry about it. Can someone tell me which of the 2 blue adjustments is the one I want to mess with in order to accomplish this?
  7. Assuming that it is actually an XL and checks out functionally, sounds like a great deal.
  8. Call me Mr obvious here, but I'm assuming you guys tried recalibrating the wheel after installing the new boards?
  9. Not sure what your luck will be finding a used board on here unless someone recently wrecked their wheel, but I don't think you can go wrong with getting a new one from ewheels: https://www.ewheels.com/product/nikola-84v-controller/
  10. Cost of the rim was $145 compared to $300 for a new motor assembly. I was back up and running for $200 with the new tire and tube as well. Definitely worth it. Ewheels seems to have a host of options available. Just check the parts section on their site. I'd arguably say this repair is also easier than replacing the whole motor. No disconnecting cables, only need to remove 1 of the axle shims on the non-wire side. New rim wants to just snap perfectly in place due to the magnets then just simple bolting everything back together.
  11. Ordered and received replacement rim and tire from ewheels. They even went above and beyond and mounted the tire for me (I absolutely hate that part)! I have to say for anyone who is considering this repair vs buying a new motor, it is 1000% worth it. After putting everything back together my unicycle rides better than brand new. Not even on day one was it as smooth as it rides today. I did this repair without needing to disconnect the motor and only removing one axle shim. Ewheels also has a very detailed guide to do the repair as well. Can't recommend this enough for those w
  12. Would your auto insurance also cover you for something like this? Not sure how it works outside of the US and not sure the extent of the damage but it could be an option. https://www.bikelaw.com/2016/06/does-auto-insurance-cover-bicycle-accidents/#:~:text=Yes%2C Your Automobile Insurance Policy,that matters%2C but our own.
  13. I noticed that ewheels sells just the rim for the Nikola/Tesla so I got curious and did a teardown because my rim is donefore on my Tesla. Seemed straightforward enough to get it apart and remove the rim from the hub. Everything looks to be in order and seems like plug and play to put it back together. My questions are: 1. Has anyone tried it? There's very little info on motor disassembly I've found on the forums. 2. What are the risks? The motor was sound before disassembly, just a few dents in the rim which can't be repaired. I don't want to put it all back together and find
  14. How did they put the wheel together with both battery packs connected like that then? Surely there's just an extra connector and the packs aren't permanently wired together.
  15. Up for sale is an IPS t350+, Located in San Luis Obispo CA. Looking for $250. Top speed 18mph, comfortably cruises at 15-16mph, with tilt back kicking in around 17mph. 16 inch wheel 350wh battery. Charges to 100% Total mileage ~350 miles. Went out and did a range test with it today and got roughly 11 miles. (I weigh > 200 lbs so a lighter person should be able to get that and more). One thing to note is I disabled the speaker in the unit as there is no way to disable the speed alarms through software. I believe the speed alarms start kicking in around 1
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