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  1. dbfrese

    how not to piss of people online? U_U

    Actually that quote is from Robert Heinlein, from one of his novels, "Beyond this Horizon."
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    King Song Charger Getting Very Hot

    Wow, that's significantly cooler than mine. Maybe a few more people can weigh in on their charger temps to get as good sampling of what "normal" is.
  3. I think the mocking was more for refusing to accept the physical laws of the universe! For an internet forum, very little mocking goes on around here, unless there is a stubborn refusal to learn! As for using an EUC as an exercise device, there's no doubt that you could do it. In fact, if you could hook the pedals up on either side for pedaling while riding, those in jurisdictions where any sort of motorized vehicles are prohibited might just be able to trick authorities into believing that it is human powered. On the other hand, I have my doubts that it is possible to sustain a pedaling motion while riding on an EUC. It would be fun to watch someone try to do it though!
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    Lightning Risks With EUCs?

    An EUC's rubber wheel would add little protection. A car's metal frame and body can shunt the current safely around you if lightning strikes the car. The tiny gap of rubber between an EUC's wheel and the ground can easily be jumped by by more than a billion volts in a lightning strike. Bottom line, I won't be riding my wheel in a lightning storm.
  5. In Arizona we had the law changed to specifically include one wheeled EPAMDs. I have a whole thread on the process. Here's a link to a post which had a link to the bill. There's also a link to where I have testimony to the Arizona House transportation committee. My testimony in front of the Senate committee is also available in the Arizona legislature online archives if you are interested. You can look it up but bill number, SB 1017, from the 2017 legislative session. The law does not specifically address hiking and bike trails, but it can give you an idea of how to approach definitions, and the testimony can give you some talking points.
  6. Welcome back, SuperSport. Long time no see!
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    KS14s owners

    I'm a 14S owner, moved up from 9bot1 e+ at the end of December. I updated firmware, but haven't noticed much difference. Could be lack of a lot of exprience with the wheel prior to upgrade. I do definitely prefer the extra safety margin, range and speed.
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    Rehab1´s accident(s)

    There's more screws in your humerus than in a 5th grade shop bird feeder!
  9. dbfrese

    Mrs. Fat Unicyclist...

    So the last post was on St. Valentine's Day. Did you forget to get Mrs. TFU flowers or chocolates? Did she decide that she already spent enough time with you without joining the forum, or did she join already under some other name and she's been posting without our knowledge? Does her username happen to be exoplanet?? All of these are questions that demand answers!!!!1
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    King Song Charger Getting Very Hot

    I got my IR thermometer and I now have some data. I discharged the KS14S down to 42% charge, and allowed the wheel and the charger to reach ambient room temperature, 72° F. I recorded the charge and temperature at start, and then every 15 minutes thereafter. I placed the charger on the carpet, as I usually do, with the LED on the top. I measured the hottest spot I could find at each interval, which was always a spot on the back, which corresponded to a house icon on the back. Also, I would unplug the charger from the wheel before I used the King Song Android app to get the current charge percentage of the battery. The percentage was always one or two percent higher when the charger was still plugged in. I had to do this twice, because after one hour and 45 minutes of charging, the charger apparently got too hot, and when I plugged it back in to the wheel, it started to flash alternating red and green on the LED. I let things cool back down considerably, and tried again. There are two separate charts for each attempt. Once the charger got back up to 197° F again, I ended the data collection. I know I won't use this charger on carpet any more. Doing so is unsafe. Suspending it somehow may allow the heat to radiate away from all sides and keep it cooler, as well as allowing air to circulate through convection. It is apparent that the charger is much more efficient before it gets "warmed up," as it makes a gain of 6 to seven percent charge in the first 15 minutes. After that a gain of only 2 or 3 percent every 15 minutes is typical. I'd appreciate others testing out their chargers, particularly their stock King Song charger, to see if they get similar results.
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    Rehab1´s accident(s)

    Not accepting an appeal to authority, a classic fallacy in logic, is vitriolic? Not accepting socialistic philosophy is vitriolic, too? Freedom truly is dead in Europe. I grieve for the American men who so bravely died in WW II to free Europe from the threat of socialism, when Europe decided to submit to its slavery voluntarily only one generation later. Pity.
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    Rehab1´s accident(s)

    If a person had no insurance, I bet they would have to pay the entire amount. Prepay and self-pay rates are also highly discounted. One of the recent steps that sticks has taken to bring back competition to healthcare is to require hospitals to publish price lists for procedures. This let's information back into the marketplace. I will not argue that the US system is perfect. It could be even better and cheaper with less regulation of insurance companies and allowing the self employed (or anyone for that matter) to buy insurance with pre tax dollars. Insurance companies should also be allowed to sell across state lines, and offer packages without mandated benefits like certain drugs and procedures. Let the marketplace decide which packages are best, not through government central planning.
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    Rehab1´s accident(s)

    And the words "according to the World Health Organization" are key here. I don't care a whit what WHO thinks about anything. That link doesn't include ranking criteria or weightings, and socialistic philosophy is likely to get a country high marks in their eyes. It doesn't get them anywhere in mine.
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    Rehab1´s accident(s)

    We have the best medical care in the world, bar none. Don't let those numbers fool you. They do not take into account the pre-negotiated discount rates between the health care provider and the insurance company. They will likely be half to a third the costs shown on the bill.
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    King Song Charger Getting Very Hot

    I got an IR Thermometer from Amazon today. I'll have to work on discharging the wheel and recharging for a temp check!
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