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    KS 18XL (2200W)

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  1. Thanks! I think this would be the next thing for me to try. I've done something like this to a lesser extent to get up to cruising speeds or maintain speed in a turn. For sure. I'm only interested in achieving the faster speeds on stretches in ideal conditions, only when I have "full kit." (for me that's MTB Mips helmet, leatt axis knee guards, wrist guards, textile moto jacket, shoes with ankle support... really the only thing missing are full gauntlet gloves and butt protection.)
  2. This is probably what I'm doing as I squat quite a lot to keep my CoG lower to the ground. So much of riding is subconscious, it's fascinating sometimes but it also can drive me crazy
  3. Also running about 45psi and the hardest pedal mode
  4. I seem to be having trouble convincing my 18XL to go faster than 40km/h. I do weigh plenty (111kg or so, with all the kit) but looking at my euc.world tours, I am not pushing too much power to it either. (Like a max 10 amp, 1000w draw as I cruise at my normal cruising speed 32-35km/h on flat ground). What do you do to really make it go? What changes to your riding style do you make to push it harder? I leaning about as much as I feel I can comfortably lean. I've tried adjustments to my footing, but my feet are already long (size 12 US) so having half of my foot hanging off the front on the pedal isn't appealing. (I tend to line my heels to the back of the pedal so I already have a couple of inches of toe hanging off the front.) I recently tried turning my toes in a bit (from my default duck footed position) and that felt like it helped. Also I tried gripping the padding more, whereas before I avoided any feeling of the wheel pressing on my legs because I prefer to float it. With all of this, I have been able to accelerate faster, but somehow I hit a wall at 40km/h. I don't know about 50km/h, I would just like to be able to cruise at 40 and spike it to 45 maybe.
  5. I've had the same issue since the beginning with my 18xl. I guess I'll check the BT module next time I open it up...
  6. Not in Cap Hill, but starting from Olympic Sculpture Park, head to northwards on the bike trail which goes through a series of parks (Myrtle, Centennial, Elliot Bay) and goes further up to Interbay. Then crossing Ballard Locks, you can go up to Golden Gardens park or travel the Burke Gilman to Gasworks and UW and.... Ok I'll stop 😄
  7. I found that on my similarly heavy wheel that if I squat down it slows down pretty fast. I don't lean back to brake very much.
  8. I would watch this. I like to go cruise around and soak in the city and nature. I wonder, how would you capture ambient sound while riding? It feel wind would make that tricky, unless you are riding < 15mph
  9. I've had a few of minor spills and the wrist guards and knee pads were both dinged, so I feel much better wearing them. Maybe it's just the way I fall. (But in each situation, more experience or judgement would have prevented the falls too, so...)
  10. I've heard before that people have still been able to do this if their machine is bricked, so hopefully not. Does it show the "Current" firmware version at the top? If so, you know it's connected. If not, it somehow lost its Bluetooth connection. I would just turn the wheel off, force quit the app, and try it over again. It was acting a little quirky for me too in the last update (in my case, BT kept on disconnecting as soon as I opened the Soft Tuner app), but that helped.
  11. @SpaceT Some quirks to note with the Soft Tuner app to be aware of: you need to click the "Bluetooth ON" button in the app when you first open to connect. When it switches to say "Bluetooth OFF", you know you have connected you need to turn the screen sideways (landscape mode) to see the Update Firmware button in the firmware update screen, when you click Update it starts right away without any prompting
  12. Weirdly I kind of miss the old whine. It was kind of cute
  13. I just completed the motor upgrade to my "V1" wheel and flashed the KS 18LH v1.00 firmware onto it. I rode around my neighborhood for a bit and ran some errands. I live in an urban area with very few smooth or flat streets, so I didn't push the speed too much, no higher than 25mph (~40km/h). So far it has been all upsides: - Better acceleration (20% sounds about right) - A little more torque (even though its not as nimble as a 3" wheel, I feel more nimble at slower speeds) - The characteristic 18xl whine is gone. Not surprisingly, the motor sounds a bit like my friend's 16X (that I borrowed for a day-- take my memory with a grain of salt). For reference, my control board is v1.3.
  14. I think you are asking because you think this is for maintenance? This was actually for a (totally unnecessary) motor upgrade, mentioned here: But since you asked, I have about 400 km on the wheel and have ridden it through some light rain and mud, but nothing has gotten into the interior.
  15. I'm getting ready to put my 18XL back together after I finish installing a new motor. I noticed that King Song has added a bunch of white caulk around the connections to the motor (also to the battery), which I had to remove to get the old motor out. Am I right that it's just normal silicone caulk? I have done stuff that I used around the bathroom tub, but I'm not really sure it's the same stuff, or if it's really that important to reapply in the first place.
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