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    Gotway ACM 2

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  1. No it won't... It's got 227 in 4 months so it needs 9773 in 2 months... I've seen petitions for things that people feel really strongly about not even make it. I'm just being realistic.
  2. and we still won't get nearly 10,000 signatures by October... There's been 12 signatures in 9 days...
  3. Hopefully it's only the connectors damaged and they can be replaced. When this happened to me with my Monster both batteries were damaged and needed replacing. I could only replace one at the price of them I think my problem was that when the connectors arced and melted bis dropped onto the batteries and burned through.
  4. There's absolutely no chance at all there will be 10,000 signatures by October when there's only just over 200 in 4 months. There probably aren't that many riders in the world let alone in the UK. It's probably best to keep our heads down and hope we don't get idiots interested that ride recklessly and give the majority a bad name. Mostly Police ignore us few that ride carefully & respectful of others.
  5. Not a chance 10,000 will be reached by October 2018 - currently 215. There's not that many EUC riders in the world likely let alone in the UK
  6. Ouch at that rim damage. I've gone up a few curbs and bumped the rim (lets me know I need more air lol) and as for glass... my route to work usually includes a couple of subways and on the ramp out there's often broken glass I need to dodge. So far where tires are concerned I've had no punctures in around 2.5years of riding on 4 wheels now. My comment regarding Gotway's sub-par materials and dodgy electronics isn't just this rim issue but their axle on the original ACM snapping and shim? problems for some (on the Monster), plus the poor Monster case design (I dropped mine on the second day of owning it and the top handle/light area was a mess), pedals snapping, the axle nut loosening, MOSFET's blowing, wires melting, chargers smoking (MSuper X 100v) etc. It could be that Gotways are most popular so there look to be more problems but they haven't done themselves any favours. Anyway, after seeing all the Ninebot One Z10 video's, and Marty's opinion on it, I'll be keeping an eye on it and it, or something like it, could be my next wheel. I'm hoping for a good year or two with my ACM2, because it's my favourite wheel of the 4 so far, before I change so plenty of time for others to release similar wheels and compare.
  7. Gotway and their sub-par materials and dodgy electronics really worry me. I suppose in such a niche market it doesn't pay to make things last as how many would by another? Currently my ACM2 seems to be playing nice and I've had no spills or problems. Hopefully I will get a decent run out of this ACM but I'm keep a close watch on the Ninebot One Z10. So far I've seen and heard some good things and want to see how the retail units perform but I'm thinking my next wheel, and any that follow, likely won't be a Gotway.
  8. I'm glad I don't have any sort of overheat hill and, if I did, any temptation to blow up my ACM 2 trying to get up it I don't think I've even taken it up the same steep, but short, hill I went up on my first ACM. I've had the ACM 2 nearly 2 months now and, apart from the odd scratch on the pedals, it's still in perfect condition whereas my original ACM (6 MOSFETS) was dinged up within days from cutouts. Seeing your Z10 rides is making me think one may be a good idea. Especially on parts of my canal run with large cobble stones to ride over.
  9. TremF

    A lucky night for me

    I REALLY liked my first ACM. Quick, responsive, comfortable ride and able to take some punishment - until the axle breaks (original ACM)... I got the Monster because I wanted more miles and a bigger wheel to cope with parts of the canal where I ride only that didn't turn out as expected. I now have the ACM 2 1300wh and love it! Everything I liked about the original ACM is even better. More powerful motor, new board, 84v and with a thicker axle I don't have to worry about it breaking, though I won't be dropping off so many curbs anyway. It also seems quieter, which is a bonus. IMO the ACM takes over from the MSuper V2 for being an all rounder tank. It's not the prettiest but the Tesla's LED's and shininess aren't for me. Also I don't want to worry about how it might look if it gets bashed about a bit.
  10. From owning and riding both the original ACM and now the ACM 2 I'd say the pedal height is the same on both and I have never had any issues with them catching. Watching one of Marty's videos it looks like the Tesla's pedals are only slightly higher than the ACM/ACM 2
  11. I am not sure when or for what he takes Paypal but when I went through the checkout process I definitely didn't get the option. As soon as it got to the Bank Transfer only payment option I emailed Dominic about it and he didn't respond even though he had only just responded to my queries regarding the price (to which he said there was a limited quantity at £1000 then the price would rise to £1400) and whether or not it came with the mudguard (to which he said only for pre-orders they would be free). So he was monitoring emails but chose to ignore my Paypal query. He may not be too bad and may have sold a number of EUC's but the lack of any information/reviews online is worrying and the extremely low price even more so as if he does get any he won't get them that cheap and definitely won't honour the price unless he can swallow that much loss per wheel. I think I'll wait for proper release and a few more riders trying it out before I decide to take the plunge. If I do I'll be turning to SpeedyFeet.
  12. I'm sorry to say you've likely lost that cash now and you aren't going to see a Ninebot One Z10 for that price. I almost jumped at it but big alarm bells rang loud and clear when they said bank transfer only. When something is too good to be true it likely is and in this case....
  13. The cause of my worst accident, on my first ACM, was the axle breaking. The axle was probably weakened by dropping off curbs from time to time. When it went I heard a crack and stopped to check for visible damage. I couldn't see anything so carried on on my way to work but very slowly paying a lot of attention to the ACM to see if I could hear or feel anything else. After a few hundred yards it gave up on my and just dropped me to the floor causing my worst injuries ever let alone in over two years of riding. The solution is for Gotway to not use such thin/weak axles. I now have the ACM 2 which is a massive upgrade, internally, over my original ACM including a thicker axle. Although thicker I still haven't gone dropping off any curbs since getting it.
  14. Wow! Way to go Gotway! The first Monster (very expensive) suffers with a poorly designed case - especially around the top/handle/lights areas and now the new 100v (also very expensive) also suffers with easily taking on water. I used to commute in all weathers on my Monster so a problem/risk like this would have been seriously bad for me. When you're paying that sort of money for a machine you definitely don't want stupid little faults that end up costing even more money. It's not worth throwing so much money at such a pricey EUC because you lose even more if you sell on. I think it's about time Gotway spent more time looking at SAFETY! Their problems could end up killing someone. I hope you get this waterproofing sussed out and that your repair costs aren't too high, in particular you don't have any damaged batteries because the price of those is ridiculous. Stay safe!
  15. Wow... It seems I might get the 40+ miles after all. Before I set off on my ride, last week, the ACM2 battery was 100% and the apps (Gotway, Wheelinfo & WheelLog) all showed 113 miles or 181km. Currently my battery level is 29-31%, depending on the app, and the apps all show 152 miles or 244km which is a difference of 39 miles or 63km so far. I'm going to risk not charging the ACM2 tonight and ride to and from work again tomorrow. I know I am going to be into the 20% beeps so will either do the same route as today or a shorter one depending on the frequency and annoyance of the beeps
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