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  1. Thanks - I've tried both on Wifi and cellular data at different times of the day... I'm wondering if the upgrade fails the first time you try, you just get stuck at this place where it doesn't want to upgrade anymore. I'm not sure :/
  2. Hey folks -- I've been having trouble upgrading from the version 1.05 firmware to the 1.06 firmware. I had a very unintentional overlean a few weeks ago that I'm still recovering from, and I specifically want the throttling that happens in 1.06. I've upgraded the firmware to from the initial factory setting to 1.05, so I know the process for doing that (lying on its side, horizontal calibration afterward), etc. However, I can't seem to get the wheel to upgrade to 1.06. I've tried at least 10 times. I basically get stuck at this screen where it just whirs and whirs and whirs (I once left it there for more than 30 minutes). At this point, I'm really at a loss for what to do. Is there a way for me to install the firmware via USB? Or at the very least is there a way for me to perform a factory reset so that I can try upgrading the firmware from that point? @US69, perhaps you have some guidance here? Thanks!
  3. Thanks Buell. I actually do lay it on its side each time. Not sure what do at this point...
  4. Hey! Just wondering if anyone knows how to update the KS16X firmware "manually". I'm currently on 1.05 and want to upgrade to 1.06 (I'm not a speed freak, and after my overlean a couple weeks ago which I'm still recovering from, I'm perfectly fine with higher safety margins in exchange for speed/torque). I have tried many times now to upgrade the firmware via the app. I connect to the wheel via Bluetooth, I choose "firmware upgrade", but the app just sits and whirs and never actually completes the update. I have let it sit for as long as 30 mins and still nothing. In the app it says, as best I can tell there is a way to connect manually? I'm wondering if that involves downloading the firmware update file then updating via USB? Anyone have any thoughts on this? Edit: I lay the wheel on its side each time.
  5. How about these? They don't go over your ears, right in front and the sound is conducted to your ear drums via your jawbone. https://www.rei.com/product/116279/aftershokz-trekz-titanium-wireless-headphones?sku=1162790001&store=12&cm_mmc=PLA_Google_LIA|404_194913|1162790001|none|f07553af-92dc-4739-a29b-74d1b64c6f58|pla-412840519180&lsft=cm_mmc:PLA_Google_LIA|404_194913|1162790001|none|f07553af-92dc-4739-a29b-74d1b64c6f58&kclid=f07553af-92dc-4739-a29b-74d1b64c6f58&gclid=CjwKCAjwtuLrBRAlEiwAPVcZBlVJ1TnNaqdKVlbfrDyM4OvPx_BDnn0i2x9mmhk2qWPq9l6jq9LaxBoCtXUQAvD_BwE
  6. Yeah, I totally get that, and I have similar reservations. My idea at the moment is to use the Marrakesh with armor when I'm commuting/running around town and to use the Demon FlexForce + Marrakesh without armor when I'm cruising at higher speeds or off-roading. In terms of the second scenario, my preference would be to use the Demon FlexForce by itself, but it doesn't seem like it has a lot of abrasion resistance?
  7. Yeah I think I know what you're getting at. I've done a bit of research, tried out a bunch of jackets, and the jackets I've found that have elbow, shoulder, back and chest protection have tended to be too bulky and inflexible for my taste. I myself just put in an order for a Klim Marrakesh jacket for its purported comfort and good coverage on the elbows, shoulders and back. It doesn't have chest protection so I bought a separate Forcefield elite chest protector. I'll see how that goes. I'm also considering, in addition, to get the Demon Flexforce X2 D30 and wear that with the Klim Marrakesh with the armor removed.
  8. I agree -- in retrospect I've come to see that they really are too high-profile and the fact that they don't slide easily is a big drawback wrt EUC falls. I plan on returning them soon. I opted for the Leatt Dual Axis guards instead...
  9. Knee pads are a MUST. I would say do not even get on that thing until you've got knee pads on. A little over a week ago, I went down while going at about 25mph on a flat, relatively smooth asphalt road. I overleaned and the wheel wasn't able to keep up with me so I fell directly forward. I was wearing these knee pads at the time: https://www.rei.com/product/130749/dakine-anthem-knee-pads. I fell left knee first, then the left side of my chest, then my head. The knee pad did a good job of absorbing the initial impact (therefore no broken or bruised knee here), but the knee pad wasn't on securely enough so as I slid forward during my fall, the knee pad slid down to my ankle and I ended up with some nasty road rash on my knee. 8 days later and it's still weeping and healing -- hoping I'll be healed enough to remove the bandage in a week. Road rash on your knee is no joke. It's been pretty limiting for me. I don't want to imagine what it would be like if I weren't wearing knee pads. Quite possibly a broken knee cap and a skin graft for me. So yeah, you need knee pads. I would say at a very, very bare minimum, wrist guards and knee pads. I just received these knee guards in the mail and will be using these from now on: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/leatt-dual-axis-knee-shin-guards. I also hit my unprotected chest during the fall. 8 days later and it's still sore. It's still difficult to get up from lying down. I'm looking into getting something like this: https://demonsnow.com/store/MTB-BMX/MTB-BMX-Upper-Lower Body/X2-D3O-Mens-Top or a jacket with built-in back, elbow and shoulder protection plus a separate chest protector like this: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/forcefield-elite-chest-protector. I'm grateful that my fall didn't result in worse injuries. It easily could have. Fortunately, I was already fairly geared up, with knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards/gloves, and a full face helmet (without which I would have ended up losing a few teeth during that fall). But even then, my fall has been very humbling. You only have one body. Protect it.
  10. Thanks @Darrell Wesh. The Marrakesh sounds great. Right now I'm leaning toward getting a Marrakesh and pairing it with something like this (Forcefield Elite Chest Protector): The other option I'm considering is getting the Fox Flexforce and then finding a light jacket with some kind of abrasion resistance. Is all the armor in the Marrakesh removable? I'm thinking I might have two setups, one where I use the Marrakesh and this chest protector, and another where I use the Marrakesh without the body armor (if it's possible) and the Fox Flexforce. I would have considered getting the Fox Flexforce by itself, and I guess some folks ride around with just that on, but does it really have any abrasion resistance at all?
  11. @Darrell Wesh - It seems you are a big fan of the Klim Marrakesh jacket. It looks really appealing to me. The only drawback for me is that there is no chest protection. I fell off my wheel at 25 mph a little over a week ago and took a hit to my chest. Nothing major, but a week later I'm still feeling some soreness in my ribs in my upper chest. I'm wondering if there is anything close to the Marrakesh that has some sort of chest protection...
  12. @Unventor - What are you wearing on top of your xion? Is that an Alpinestars jacket?
  13. I've been using these Dakine Wrist Guard gloves. Perhaps not your ideal glove for very hot summer days, but I live in the Bay Area where it rarely gets terribly hot and it can get quite cool in the evenings during the summer. There is reinforcement both for the back of the wrist/hand as well as for the front of the wrist/hand. I just had a crash at 25 mph onto asphalt, and my wrists came out just fine. The gloves themselves look great -- wouldn't be able to tell they were involved in a crash at all. My Fitbit Versa, which was on my wrist at the time, unfortunately did not make it -- the face was completely shattered. These gloves don't offer a lot of wrist mobility, but I have found very little need for that as an EUC rider.
  14. This video is a very good approximation of what happened to me... just at a slightly lower speed .
  15. Thanks buell47. It appears mine was/is set to 40km/h. Even though the tilt back is set there, I'm wondering if it is still possible to go faster than that speed if you try to accelerate. I'm looking for a way to set a hard limit so that it simply won't go past. Just trying to figure out how I can prevent an overlean in the future. I never had an overlean with my V8 despite riding it at tilt back and the alarm complaining at me... It just won't even try to accelerate once I'm at max speed.
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