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    King Song 18XL

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  1. Weirdly I kind of miss the old whine. It was kind of cute
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Any one else other than @Patton250 have a positive experience with the upgrade to an older 18xl? @Daniel Clopton, did the fw update help your shaking ? My motor comes on Friday. I hope to give it a spin and report back here this weekend...
  6. Can't speak for iOS, but in case using your Samsung is still an option, but I had issues with the Play store-installed KS app + Android 10 (I hit this early since I was using 10 Beta on my Pixel). It would just crash immediately when opened. I had to uninstall the play store version and download the APK directly from kingsong.com. It still crashes periodically in the background, but at least I could get it open.
  7. It seems like Seattle stopped building or maintaining sidewalks some time in the 1940s. I use them from time to time when I feel like I want to work on my offroading skills
  8. I asked ewheels about this and apparently 1.13 has some motor control bugs, so KS removed it. I tried with my Pixel and iPad. It doesn't matter what platform your mobile device is. Looking forward to 1.14. Here's hoping it gives my 18xl the acceleration improvements Ive only heard about that were in 1.13 before it was pulled!
  9. @Rywokast I had this issue with android 10 on my Pixel. Downloading the app directly from kingsong.com helped get it to open (although it still crashes regularly like before )
  10. Damn! I can't even imagine! I've found that I prefer something like this too, especially when there's a lot of downhill.
  11. Just to report back, I tried a couple of things that seem to have really improved my comfort on the wheel. Like others have suggested, shifting my weight from foot to foot (not even turning/slaloming) helps when my arches are feeling a little pained. I opened my knees up a bit, so that my feet weren't pointing directly straight in front. Like so, although usually not pointing outwards quite this much. This particular change was a huge step forward for my sense of oneness-with-wheel: (these are not my riding shoes... I usually stick to boots)
  12. I have that exact same phone, thanks! I finally got this stupid app to not instantly crash. LIke you said, only the app directly from kingsong.com works,
  13. Thanks! I feel a little silly since I've seen this advice in foot fatigue threads. I thought my unusual foot size required an unusual solution like what @LanghamP suggests which BTW I may just try too after I've given carving and slaloming some practice. It's a thing of beauty. Thanks for making them!
  14. This. I hid those comments, explicitly explaining that I hid them because I unintentionally revealed this information about myself (specifically, links to some public social media profiles). If it wasn't clear before, can I just ask that mods stop repeating what they've learned from the hidden posts? I would greatly appreciate it. I really just want to move past this drama This is the last I'm saying about any of it. I'm a big heavy dude trying to balance himself on his expensive new toy in my bumpy urban environs, and have some of my own issues and questions that sometimes my closer friends can't help me with...
  15. Here's my story in a nutshell. I didn't realize the post was public (my fault for not checking, and posting my own information-- before I ultimately hid my comments). I made this bad assumption because the information that a mod revealed there seemed like something that would have been communicated privately. I didn't realize that a public doxxing was taking place. Again, my bad for not double-checking.
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