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  1. How does the motor compare to the 2200W KingSongs? I was curious about torque / responsiveness / hill climbing.
  2. Well... I did it and ordered an MSP Since this is the KingSong forum I should mention that I still love my 18XL
  3. Nice to know what to check. I have always wondered how to tell what my safety margin was. I usually log in EUC World (and I see that inverter load value) but unfortunately not on the days that I got beeps. Definitely three beeps are what I heard. Except for the crash... I may have missed the last beep as I was catching air 😆 Thank you for asking. Yes, it was very minor. My knee and wrist guards let me slide without feeling much impact, but one elbow got some road rash. So now when Im not wearing the moto jacket the elbow pads always go on. Yikes. Good to know. Battery was around 80%. No incline. I think it was just an overeager start. I think you are on point with both of those ideas. I have been bumping into the limits lately, which is a little easier to do in general with the 18xl and the new 2200W motor, from my understanding. I rarely push it past 42km/h, but I'm a 108kg rider so that's the top for me.
  4. Im loving hard mode on 2.02. Coupled with a slight pedal tilt (-1), the access to torque is fun but... kind of scary. I'vebeen getting more of the tri-beep (not sure what that is... overlean warning??) and I was even thrown off my wheel from what I assume was an overlean from going hard from a stop, as I like to do. I need to figure out how to dial this back in a bit, but medium mode is mushy for me and not as comfortable for my hilly neighborhood.
  5. App shows the model as KS-18LH App shows -3.0 A and it is holding steady. I am using a 5A fast charger from ewheels, and the digital readout shows that it's at ~5.2A. Motherboard is 1.3 Original motor was 2000 W, I replaced it with 2200 W
  6. I heard a high pitched sound for several minutes before I gave up and restarted the wheel. The prompts are still there, just as before. Maybe I need to wait longer? I recorded the process with a full minute of the high pitched sounds, but I let this go for another 10 minutes or so before giving up. I'm not sure I'd this is the "dididi" sound or if something else should be playing. Could someone who has done this successfully take a look and compare? (Note that the high pitched sound just persists, you likely won't want to listen to the whole thing.)
  7. I got the same advice from Jason @ ewheels and upgrading to 2.0 firmware fixed it. As a temporary workaround until 2.0 came, I would just make sure to always be in a little bit of motion, even when holding onto a post or wall for support.
  8. 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.)
  9. 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
  10. Also running about 45psi and the hardest pedal mode
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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 😄
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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...)
  17. 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.
  18. @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
  19. Weirdly I kind of miss the old whine. It was kind of cute
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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...
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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