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    Ninebot One A1, MSP-T, S18

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  1. Thanks. Perhaps changing to tubeless and/or adjusting PSI would bring about better street characteristics.
  2. I might try this one out to see if it works for the S18 https://www.ebay.com/itm/174622134679
  3. I'm sure it is possible to shave the sides, but I'm not sure if it's the width or diameter, or both that are rubbing, so I'm just gonna try to find a smaller off-road tire.
  4. Unfortunately Duro 307 is too tight on S18. S18 fender wells are very narrow unfortunately. Both in width and diameter. Might have to try 2.50 width tire Edit: I should probably clarify, I ended up putting the Duro on the MSP and retired that Shinko 244. Hope I didn't cause too much confusion.
  5. The Duro worked out great. It's a dual sport tire so decent offroad, decent on road. The Shinko 244 ended up being way too wide, even after shaving off knobbies with the angle grinder.
  6. I'm thinking the wet blanket technique? Cover it with fire blanket, then hose it down? Prevents spread and cools the pack down through waterboarding.
  7. A 61824 bearing is rated for like 6000 lbf of load and 130 mph continuously lol. It's specced more for size/fitment and well beyond the needs of the device, and a decent bearing should last well beyond the life of any EUC. Can anyone with a failed bearing take a pick and pop off one of the side seals and see how much grease is inside? I'm curious if they were just too lazy to pack enough grease in there from the get-go.
  8. I might have missed it, but any word on the size of the rim and the width of the tire on the Monster Pro?
  9. Patents are pretty specific, and there are many ways to develop an EUC without infringing on his. EUC manufacturers are so set on designing it virtually the same way with improvements on specs only. It's not like he's the first to patent an EUC concept. The Simeray patent dates back to 2005. Their patent requires pedal sensors like the Onewheel however, and it was easy to get around that one. The vast majority of engineering failures are not failures of calculation, but rather failures of imagination.
  10. The whole purpose of the patent system is to encourage the sharing of ideas, not to block other people from using your ideas. I for one am glad that the Chinese judge ruled in favor of allowing the Chinese factories to continue manufacturing the products, as long as there is a royalty / license in place. Unfortunately so many patent trolls demand the most absurd license fees to use the patent system to try block any competition from entering the market. They really should put a cap on the license fees.
  11. A lot of car manufacturers in Germany. Maybe if Big Auto moved to making more ebikes / PEVs, then the laws would change?
  12. That comment was directly in your assertion that products that were more cognitively tasking and require more alertness was a good thing. I did not actually refer to any specific use cases or models. It's one thing to say that trick EUCs don't require suspension. It's another thing entirely to say, and I quote, So let's not move the goalpost here.
  13. Lol, that is not even close to the same thing. In spirited driving, manual transmission can actually be preferred because it gives you more control. But in any kind of high speed racing, having no suspension = death. Sus/no sus cannot be compared to manual vs automatic, because (1) manually choosing gear requires a tiny amount of physical effort and (2) the results are the same if the automatic transmission happens to choose the same gear at the same time. At higher speeds, having your knees choose which "gear" to be in all the time creates considerably more effort, and you will still have les
  14. Wow, let's celebrate inferior products because they make us work harder. Who needs a computer? Let's just write everything out on pieces of paper. After all, it's more cognitively tasking. Who needs an excavator when we have shovels? Who needs sewing machines? We can sew everything by hand. And let's go ahead and ignore the fact that suspension fixes things that no amount of "cognitive tasking" can fix, like the road grip that is necessary for handling, braking and acceleration at higher speeds. Sarcasm aside, keep in mind that suspension is even more needed on EUCs than on bicycle
  15. You're probably not doing anything wrong. It's just bad design. I ended up shaving off some of that nub off with a belt sander.
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