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  1. The knobby rocks on the trails!
  2. I'm enjoying the knobby tire on my MSX... what a great time with family today!
  3. Today was a great day for riding. There's both a deer and a turkey in this one... and my dog Loki. Per Wheel Log, our top speed was 13mph, average was 7... and that was mostly between 10mph and stops. The knobby tire makes this type of riding much easier.
  4. Oh man, if you're making MSX compatible pedals... the main thing is pedal length, especially in the big toe area. In other words, if just 1/2 of the width extends frontward (like my own peddle mod, but nice like you're doing) its a huge help riding. Also, FWIW went back to the Nikola pedals because they're also wider than the original MSX pedals. I had them off till I cut the bottoms and insert magnets mid-pedal so they'd stay up while trolly'ing. The magnets barely work though because the lower ridge in the case holds them out 1/4" or so.
  5. So I've reached 300 miles on my Gotway MSX 100V. Here are my comments.
  6. That's fantastic! I now have the Nikola pedals on my MSX but even those are smaller than my feet.
  7. I have the 100V MSX. I used the GW app to disable all the user controlled alarms and tilt-backs. It has a "last alarm" that happens at 43 mph when I lift the wheel and tilt it just right to vary its speed. Cutoff is at 55 to 59 mph. It also has soft/medium/hard modes and note that reaching a speed in soft mode seriously feels like its tilting back, when its seriously not. The lowest I've ever drained it was 50% and on that same ride I did 30 mph. I've never gone over 35 mph riding it and have never heard an alarm while riding it (with >250 miles on it).
  8. It was nice to get out on the trails today, and it sure was nice having the Shinko SR244 on my MSX.
  9. I got to ride some trails today with the dogs at my father's place. We did about 5 miles of trails, and I got the dogs up to 20 mph going around the pond. These are the 4 vids that were worth uploading (out of a dozen or so):
  10. Thanks. I've had it up to about 15 on both pavement and dirt. There is a slight vibration when on pavement doing a very minor turn or foot-lean (off the center knobs). That also slows and twists the wheel by a very minor amount... both quickly adapted in my first ride of several miles. Yes, the Shinko 244 is Confidence Inspiring including normal pavement. It climbs curbs better, transitions to grass, and puddles that are unknown mud in the bottom... GR8 This morning I may get closer to 30 mph (my fastest to date was 35). I'm heading to church carrying a guitar-pack. That's the opposite side of Onondaga Lake, so today should be about 20 miles on about 40% dirt/gravel. As for getting over 35 the seat may someday get me there... though I need to make the seat taller to be able to squat to it. Update: I went 12 miles this morning... added this updated to my review post above: {++}20 Mile Update with a faster ride: I went 6 miles each way with a mix of road and trails. Because someone once mentioned a tilt-back issue with a knobbie I used this ride to evaluate if there were any speed impacts. There weren't. What may feel like a tilt back is actually the wheel's posture in soft mode. What I noticed was that when I reached a cruising speed the wheel would eventually level itself which feels just a little like a tilt back but its not... I repeated this at 15, 20, 25 mph... I primarily attribute it to having the wheel in "soft mode". My top speed was 26.8 (pushed it there to check) and average was 12.3 mph. Road noise is slightly increased but still well below the wind noise (within margine of not noticed unless looking for it - see the last video near the end.
  11. Thanks CL. IDK, I can outline some and share my experience / story tell more here. I just took these 2 vids after putting a better tire on my MSX (posted The Tyre Tire Thread). Some key concepts: 1. Safety 1st: Don't let a dog run/dart in front (of anything wheel, bike, scooter, etc). 2. Teach the dog what you want. The vocal reward for good is obvious. What many don't seem to get for leash training is a sort of "crewel to be kind" with correction... for example, if a dog pulls constant it will choke itself. A strong correction yank (not a pull) gets the dog 1. position corrected, 2. attention on you, and informs what's wanted. So with the dog's attention on you and corrected give vocal command with the positive vocal feedback too. 3. Each dog is an individual. It helps to consider their POV. In these vids we had already traveled about 6 miles. When I opened up more speed on the grass, Loki (my husky) became more playful with Teddy... fun is worth stopping to enjoy! Regarding their run-along individuality: - Loki is very weary of anything that makes noise or moves including the wheel. His preferred position is behind and leash-length. He doesn't like to pull and the hotter it gets the slower he wants to go (down to 3 or 4 like human walking speed). Though slow with too long of a leash he will want to stop for every good smell. When approached by other dogs, he's amazing ... not attacking but powerful jaws high-jump measured dominating response to a few attacks. - Teddy doesn't care about anything accept what's next. He will run in front of me if he's not kept on a short leash. And he has no fear of the wheel (or anything else).
  12. So I got the Shinko SR244 2.74x14 for my Gotway MSX 100V. Anyone have a similar tire recommendation for the Ninebot One e+? Install/Issues: It took a couple hours to install due to having to shave the side knobbies and wheel openings. I started by cutting the wheel-well openings a little since the top didn't quite close and the interference was obvious. Then it closed but still pinched the wheel internally (enough that tight screws = no turn). So then I shaved about 1/4" each side of the outside wheel wheel knobs. That took 3 batteries on my 5" Dewalt angle grinder :D. Re-did the seat install too (works). Re-made the mud-guard from flex-seal-tape, ugly I know... I have one on order, but its not due for 3 weeks. The ride vs pressure: I initially filled it to 45 lbs air pressure. Then 1st ride it felt like it was tipsy with a bit of a mind of its own (per over-pressure dialogs). I released air till about 30 which seemed nicely ride able. I further reduced to 20 lbs and which wasn't much different than 30. So at 30 lbs it rides very similar to the original tire (road) while I can jump and feel it near-full compress (like same for a 3" bump at 10mph). Per other dialogs here about tire pressure ... I like the tire pressure soft (20'ish lbs) on both MSX and an e+ for the sake of shock absorption. Riding Characteristics: Notice in pic the Shinko is bigger diameter and seems more rounded too. It rides that way... like more nimble such as a skinny tire. With pressure >30 it seems to get the "mind of its own" sensation to follow even mild road terrain (cause more rounded shape?). Lower pressure rides more like original tire. Riding straight-up it's perfectly smooth. For carving and slow speeds it feels more maneuverable than the original. At over 5 mph the side knobbies have slightly more friction than the center knobbies which very mildly amplifies the carve-action. There seemed a very slight (10%) increase in tendencies of wobble (non-issue for me with about 200 hrs riding experience). Conclusion: I'm glad I made the change. For others consider the choice between cutting all that rubber vs using the SR244 2.5 x 14. I do think the slightly wider tire holds more air, has a softer ride, and more 'mind of its own' factor that's compensated by lower pressure. So if you like lower pressure anyway, its probably worth shaving some knobs. But don't think you could do that with the 3" tire model (I did consider it) without more case modification. {+}Update after 7 miles mostly slow with 2 dogs: The grass, transitions to grass, gravel, difference is HUGE... its confidence inspiring. Even if I weren't using this wheel 20% off road I'm still really glad for the change. During the ride I did seem to learn a new method of 'trusting' the wheel to turn after a deeper knee-bend to get it into a deeper-carve (wow!). I did take the dogs up to 15 mph on grass. {++}20 Mile Update with a faster ride: I went 6 miles each way with a mix of road and trails. Because someone once mentioned a tilt-back issue with a knobbie I used this ride to evaluate if there were any speed impacts. There weren't. What may feel like a tilt back is actually the wheel's posture in soft mode. What I noticed was that when I reached a cruising speed the wheel would eventually level itself which feels just a little like a tilt back but its not... I repeated this at 15, 20, 25 mph... I primarily attribute it to having the wheel in "soft mode". My top speed was 26.8 (pushed it there to check) and average was 12.3 mph. Road noise is slightly increased but still well below the wind noise (within margine of not noticed unless looking for it - see the last video near the end.
  13. Discovered some nice trails on my MSX tonight with Loki and Teddy! https://youtu.be/ebOAyGmeEUY
  14. So this seemed worth sharing here. I had my Siberian Husky and GF's Cockapoo with me when we saw this huge fox! I first spotted him across the parking lot of the school and after circling to turn on the camera followed him out of the park and passed this house to come face to face with him. My dogs were in "hunt mode" with me, following my soft commands to "turn", "heel", "slower", "stop"... I even got to zoom in on him at the end. He wasn't quite as large as my 45 lbs 25" husky, but way taller than the 25 lbs, 16" Cockapoo, so I'm my best estimate was the fox was 35 lbs and 22".
  15. Thanks. Its cool you have a dog that wants to run. Be encouraged, you can do it! Of these 2 dogs (recent vids above), the Cockapoo is the one who wants to go over 20 mph constantly. Whenever I take him out with the MSX I only get about 1/4 to 1/2 mile with him at that speed, then he just wants trot-mode (e+ speeds). Also, my Husky gets excited whenever he sees a dog in a distance... he easily can exceed e+ speeds and even go about as fast as I've ever gone on my MSX. Anyway, handling that all seems to be as much about dog-leash-voice training as it is about riding skills. I still haven't challenged my Husky's top speed via the MSX (the internet says he can do 28 mph). Simple quipment: 1. Prong Collar: or at least a choke. The point is no constant dog-pull allowed. A dog-stop to poop is usually allowed. Otherwise, use hard-jerk-pull only to bring dog back to expected side-position. Even drag a pooping-dog by its leash off a road with car comming (happened once). You'll learn to align weight then pull all you need (my dog is 43 lbs). 2. Bungee cord for a waist-band: Allows the leash to pull out if a dog stops faster than you can. 3. Long'ish leash: My dogs don't like to pull a leash around with them. They tend to stop and wait for me to come back. I had previously tried one of those variable leash-reals. It was ok but occupied 1 hand constantly. So the Bungee/Leash combo is best I've found.
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