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    MTen3, MSX

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  1. I wonder if I'll be able to sleep soundly tonight with my MSX resting peacefully nearby. >_< Really though, watching that is making me reconsider what a safe storage arrangement entails.
  2. The tire my MTen3 came with was good for 700 miles until I wasn't paying attention and ran over a sharp rock on the sidewalk, likely from a nearby railroad crossing. Left a blister on the tire that wore through after about a week. Ordered a new tire from some random seller on Amazon and eagerly put it on when it arrived. Didn't last even 100 miles before I started feeling a wobble, didn't make it the few miles home before it became unrideable. I found the weave was delaminating on the inside. Was boggled how the tire ended up in such bad shape so fast. Ordered my next tire from what I hoped
  3. My MTen3 came tubeless, but I've had to change the tire twice. I could not get the bead to seal no matter how hard I tried with a hand pump, even binding the tire like you describe. I simply couldn't get air into the tire fast enough. What I eventually got to work was to remove the valve pin. This let air flow freely into the tire and the bead easily popped right into place. And to top it off, the valve pin remover came with the MTen3, along with the valve extension. (Admittedly, I didn't know what that little bit was when I got it. Glad I kept it.)
  4. Nobody recommended me the MTen3. I chose it (84V, 512Wh) based on that I expected to get the most usage out of. I did have a few hours on a little IPS I borrowed before I ordered the MTen3, so it wasn't the first EUC I rode. Once I got comfortable on it, I was on it constantly. Shopping, going out to eat, walking the dog, commute. I even got a backpack it fit in so I could take it with me on my motorcycle. Couldn't really do group rides on it, though.
  5. The axle on my MTen3 broke as well. I ended up buying a replacement wheel.
  6. Welcome! (though I'm mostly an avid lurker) A co-worker introduced me to EUCs, so I already knew another rider, but I found it funny that within the first couple months of riding I randomly met a number of other EUC riders (and a one wheel rider and a couple high power scooters riders). Where did they all come from? I didn't encounter any electric skateboard riders until my first group ride, though.
  7. When I was first learning, I treated being able to mount and dismount with both legs to be basic proficiency. I figured it was something I needed to be able to do to be safe riding. On the MTen3, I did frequently use both legs. When I started riding an MSX, I was only able to mount with my dominant leg at first. And yes, a few days in I ended up in an unbalanced stop and dismounted on the weak/untrained side. I had trouble controlling the wheel and rammed the pedal into my ankle. Took off some skin and had a swollen ankle for a few days. Now that I'm thinking about it, I've fallen into th
  8. I pronounce it E. U. C. as well, but I don't usually say it. I usually say unicycle or wheel, and to the uninitiated, electric unicycle. Do note that I tend to spell out acronyms even when others declare some pronunciation as the One True Way. I advocate pronouncing it however you want and not minding how other do. Perhaps a minority opinion. Rawfull ahmguh lawl watif bubuk!
  9. Thanks, Planemo. This was very informative. I'm riding a second hand MSX 100V with some good mileage on it right now. I'll be sure to watch for signs if increased charge loss and add periodic board inspections as well. I do wonder the what the lifespan of the other components are. I know for caps it can be notoriously bad. What are the next most vulnerable components? I can manage replacing caps, and would definitely consider doing that, considering them a wear part. Replacing the whole control board seems like that would lead to supply chain issues, though. Not considering the caps, wh
  10. Well, as I said at the end, I was ignoring the power required to ride along level ground. Tire inflation would be part of that. To account for it, you could subtract the strait and level riding power from the average (continuous) power rating of the motor. I just waved my hands and pretended the power rating of the motor was conservative enough it didn't matter. My mathematical musing were a lunchtime distraction, not a engineering endeavor. :-P O! M! G! I really need to fix my MTen3. Watching you reminds me of just how nimble and fun it is. I've got the replacement wheel
  11. Playing with math here... cause I'm bored. 1 mile is 1609m 1609m * 0.18 = 289.62 An 18% grade is about 290m in elevation change over a mile. Rider (190lb) + MTen3 (22lb) + protective gear and other carried weight... I'll go with 250lbs. Let's call it 113kg. Gravity here on earth remains it's (average) constant 9.8m*s-2. Multiply those together to get the energy required to lift a 113kg mass by 290m in earth gravity... 290m * 113kg * 9.8m*s-2 = 321146 kg*m2*s-2 = 321146 J. The continuous power rating of the MTen3 wheel is 800W, which is 800J*s-1. So to find
  12. I'm enamored with the design of the S18. It just looks fun, and it's designed to be fun too. I'd really like if it had smaller wheel, too, but I'd be more aggressive and ask for a 14x3". I absolutely love the absurdly nimble MTen3, but that 10x3" wheel is a bit troublesome sometimes. I figured a 14" would be a good compromise, but add suspension and it would be a impulse buy for me. The S18 doesn't quite have the range for a lot of the group rides, especially as I'd be riding it hard to keep up. It's not light enough for an anytime anywhere grab and go. I want the S16, but I just can'
  13. My MTen3 was easy. Turned it off and carried it. Though the couple times in a hurry to get on the train I failed to hold the power button long enough to turn it off and the wheel goes spinning alarm screaming away. >_< No really, it's not a dangerous uncontrollable machine. Perfectly safe! What I'd give for a kill switch... The MSX though... yeah. The coil whine(?) is pretty loud, especially in an elevator with others. The poorly positioned handle can lead to control difficulty if your not careful. Reduced max speed and torque so that it's less dangerous in crowds would be another
  14. Another vote for straitening up some for a bit. I've also found relaxing, releasing unnecessary tension from my legs works too. Do both. ^__^ Building up needed muscles makes it much easier to relax. A lot of dynamic riding, carving / slalom, whatever can be quite a workout. I've done a lot of this recently and it's made a noticeable improvement. I also find shifting my weight on the petals, one foot mostly heel and the other mostly toe, works really well for killing wobbles. I use this now mostly for hard breaking and when straitening up isn't an option (uneven ground).
  15. Ugh. I find that to be both true and not. People who disregard the safety of cyclists and pedestrians surely gives no consideration toward EUC riders either. I've had cars blow past me WAY to close, or drive past to make their right turn in front of me. And then there's those that seem to panic, not knowing what to do. Pacing me as I ride in the bike lane, afraid to pass? I've had a oncoming car stop at an intersection with no traffic light or stop sign, only me in the left turn lane waiting for a break in traffic. Most drivers seem pretty sane. Maybe hesitate a little or ogle a bi
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