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  1. So like several of you, I got my hands on a "Type II" Segway MiniPro tire from the internet (eBay link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/142519100754). Our OEM tire size is 70/65-6.5, that's <overall diameter> / <tread width> - <inner diameter>. There are two wheels in this size, the original that comes with your mTen3 and the type II that are on the newer Segway MiniPro's. The advantage of the new tire is that is is slightly more symmertrical versus the asymmetric tread of the original tire. Also the Type II tire is naturally rounded at the tread as part of the mold process, the original tire is actually flat across the tread when uninflated but stretch out to a bulb shape when filled with air. The Type II tire is slightly thicker and less stressed at the center of the tread because it is naturally rounded. The Type II tire is a tubeless tire and can work with a tube or tubeless. I recommend that you do the tubeless conversion at this time if already you have the wheel off. You need a special micro tubeless tire valve stem made for PEV's and not the ones made for automobiles (eBay link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192610853975). Do not get a regular full-sized car [automobile] tire valve stem, it will NOT fit the smaller hole on the mTen3. I used a nylon string to pull the micro valve stem with ease. The new tire's max recommended pressure is 35psi but will safely take 40-45psi if you are exceptionally heavy. But really anything over 30 makes the tire feel like a rock. The new tread is much more stable at speed, and the tendency for self steering is greatly reduced. The stock tire is almost unrideable even before the 3rd beep, but now I can stay in the 3rd beep zone on the sidewalk for extended periods of time. If you are a slow speed rider, you will not see too much difference but as the speed increases, this new "type II" tire will be better, mind you it won't make you stable like a mSuper, but definitely noticeably more stable than the asymmetrical stock tread. The weave pattern makes it feel a little more knobby if you fill it to max pressure but not noticeable at lower pressures. This modification is a non-brainer improvement for the stability. If you have an mTen3, I recommend that you consider changing out the tire to this new tread pattern ASAP. And do the tubeless conversion while you are at it.
  2. This video was made by Sonny Wheels, not me. He bought a mTen3 315wh and had a bad BT module. The seller eWheels promptly sent him another BT module which he installed and documented in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDRhAT8l5Yo
  3. Sorry for the bad links, they worked before. This seems to be the official link now from the kebye site: Gotway App Webpage
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    My Mten3

    That's so cool. You and Kuji are able to jump your heavy wheels.
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    Mten3: 325wh vs 512wh

    I'm a bit late to this discussion, but I also recommend you get as big a battery pack as you can afford right off the bat. The voltage drop is not necessarily linear, and having a higher voltage for most of your ride will give you better performance and a better experience (with a larger battery pack). The mten3 is a great wheel running 84 volts, I like it a lot. I have the 512 and would never consider the smaller battery packs to save a few bucks which I will regret down the line.
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    Mten3 512wh so much fun

    Consider swapping out the pedals with mSuper or ACM pedals, I hear that makes a big difference for the mten3.
  7. I have a couple of changes to my mten3 on the way. innertube to tubless conversion new symmetrical tire from segway minipro mSuper3 pedal swap out some type of trolley handle The stock tire is terrible and too unstable. Hoping the new symmetrical tire tread will improve the situation. My feel also hurt a lot after riding for 15 minutes which makes my normal mSuper 45 minute commute not possible even though the mten3 is a faster wheel. I attribute this to the small pedal size not supporting my arch and the upward inner curve of the stock pedals. Sometimes I have to carry the wheel which isn't fun for anything longer than 2-3 minutes. A trolley handle will be a great addition, I just have not found a suitable one yet.
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    Mten3 pedal grip mod

    I like the idea of switching the pedals out with larger mSuper pedals. I'm going to do that after switching out the tire with a more symmetrical tread version. I also have foot pain after riding the mten3 for 15 minutes. I'm hoping larger pedals will address that as well.
  9. I saw the unicycles as well. They are using white solowheel classics. Actually ALL of the Cirque du Soleil use Inventist Solowheels. I think "O" had one and "Mystere" had one as well.
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    Solowheel WIRING - Anyone ?

    The most common problem with the original Solowheel is a dead battery that cannot be recharged because it is below the BMW activation threshold. This is in part to the design that the "off state" of the Solowheel requires active close circuit across your power switch. Meaning it uses power continuity across the switch to turn off the wheel, this design can lead to draining the battery in as quickly as 30 days to an nonchargeable voltage. You can tap into the wiring directly to try to charge a dead pack back up. If you roll your wheel on a power treadmill, you can also see the LED light come on as well. But will take you hours on a treadmill to bring it up to a usable voltage assuming none of the cells died from the low voltage condition.
  11. The only thing I notice going from the 84v to a lower voltage wheel is that the brakes are not as strong going down a steep hill. I live in SF and there are a lot of hills here, always scares me when switching to a lower voltage gotway when decending a hill after riding a 84v wheel.
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    Larger MTEN3 pedals

    The correct position of the mSuper3 pedals is a V shape versus an A shape right? Referring to the slope of the pedal edge when moving forward since it is a parallelogon shape? OK I made a picture, is the proper forward position of the pedals the A or B position?
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    Gotway Mten3 Tube Replacement

    So do I use the orange tubeless fluid or Slime for tubeless? Slime for inner tubes didn't last very long in my mten3. I bought the new Type II tire and will go tubeless when it comes in.
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    Larger MTEN3 pedals

    The stock mten3 pedals are awful. I'm glad I found this thread. I don't need wider pedals for my size US9 feet, so I don't need the Tesla pedals, I think the slightly longer mSuper pedals like what houseofjob has would be great. Did you guys with larger pedals experience greater comfort over long rides, or it is a control thing, or both?
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    Gotway Mten3 Tube Replacement

    Of course I find the video as soon as I ask. Here is the teardown video link:
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