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  1. My KS18L attempted to commit suicide once, when it froze in trolley mode (gonna get new board), but I still love the wheel What a joy to ride.
  2. Yeah, when I turned it on, it tilted back and yelled very loudly "Low battery, please charge". In those 20min it drained battery from 2-3 led lights to zero. I'm charging now, first 10 minutes app displayed 0%, now it is going up. Thank you for your support, I did what you advised and I'm waiting for response from Ian.
  3. You mean when it froze? It was unresponsive to the power button. I pressed it shortly and tried for longer too, but nothing. After I reconnected batteries it can be turned on again, but is almost dischared, it yells at me to charge it up.
  4. I ordered it 14.6. and it was shipped 23.7. from speedyfeet.
  5. Noooo, my KS18L is affected too. Rode for 12km, then decided to return loads of empty beer bottles I had in my home, so I loaded my backpack, went to nearest mall, and just a few steps after walking in, my wheel froze... completely unresponsive, LED lights stuck ON, wheel locked and top of the wheel started to heat up. There is no doubt, I have the same issue as discussed here. I think I managed to disconnect batteries in time (15-25min), so no damage to the wheel, but I'm very disappointed and sad that it happened to me too. I wrote to Ian for instructions. I'm on 1.10 firmware, cutoff switch was on and calibrated. I was also connected to speakers via bluetooth. Battery level was low, 2 or 3 led lights left. ~450 total km ridden.
  6. I once emailed them with interest of buying KS18L with extra charger and got no reply. Ian from Speedyfeet replied to the same question in a few hours so I bought from him.
  7. I faced this disicion too and there were no good reasons to choose V10F. 18L is faster, with slightly bigger battery, it has larger wheel while similar in size and weight. It offers USB ports and extra charging port. Unfortunately both models have some reported issues that are highly discussed on this forum. My suggestion would be to wait (if you are able to) until those issues are completely resolved and then buy V10F only if you can have it significantly cheaper. If not, go for 18L.
  8. Nobody probably cares about an old Inmotion V5F anymore, but I'll share it anyway
  9. Today I made a high speed range test for my KS18L. My weight with protective gear and backpack is 86kg (190 lbs). Temperature around 27°C (81 F). I went as fast as I felt comfortable, mostly around 40 km/h on asphalt roads, with some hills. For the last ~3km I was limited to 30 km/h due to the lower battery state. When I finished, the wheel displayed last 3 led lights of battery left in orange color. So it could go further with limited speed, but this time I wanted to try how far I can get without restriction. Relive app displays 39.6km but in the activity video I see a part where it didn't track properly, so it is probably little over 40km. Recorded activity by Relive
  10. I can't speak for the other wheels but I have the 18L for a week now and I absolutely love it. It is the wheel I always wanted, but because I was cheap, it eventually cost me more. Going from generic EUC to Inmotion V5F then V8 and now finally KS18L. I always liked both Inmotion wheels I had, but they always felt like not enough. Not enough range, not enough speed... I fell in love with the 18L the moment I first stepped on it. No learning curve whatsoever, it is wonderfuly stable and maneuverable as well. If you want to lock it in a gym locker, you need a big locker. It is compact for an 18 inch, but still a lot bigger than 14 inch wheels and a lot heavier too. I will probably still take my old V5F for short trips where portability is required.
  11. Greetings from Czechia, today my KS18L from SpeedyFeet arrived and I made short unboxing video of it. It is in czech, but I did some rough translation to EN subs and I thought about sharing it here. ? So far I'm enjoying it very much, superb wheel.
  12. Yeah, that is exactly what I'm gonna do tomorrow when my KS18L arrives. Unfortunately nobody really knows If that helps with this issue at all. It solves some other problems, so it is still recommended process. Only sure thing is, all cases were while trolleying. So until some official info emerges, I will trolley with my KS18L as little as possible.
  13. Juick

    18L orders

    Thanks for this info, my wheel is surely in the same batch. I really hoped to have it in the first week of July or at least by now. Next week I'll go on vacation and I really wanted to take it with me. Now it seems it will be delivered while I'm gone. Bummer. One good thing is, I'll maybe know, how not to burn the wheel in trolley mode by then.
  14. ~80kg, I should be fine Also, I still have charger from my V5F and luckily KS18L has the same charging port and charger specs, so I should be able to charge it quite quickly with dual charging.
  15. I would be excited about 18L... If I had one. Still waiting for delivery. What I'm looking for is best "All Purpose" new wheel. I want to take it to malls, commute to work daily, go for a 50km long rides on nice roads, go for some minor off road, take it with me to bus / train, trolley it comfortably while walking with friends, have one sided races with cyclists / scooter riders , easily maneuver around pedestrians on busy pavements... basically live on the wheel V8 was wonderful for most of those scenarios, but range was too limiting and those e-scooters can be too fast to keep up with. Out of the new wheels, KS18L is best for my needs. It maybe doesn't have "wow factor" but it is practical choice and enough exciting for me.
  16. I chose and paid for KS18L, waiting for delivery. With the Z10, I never really liked it. I want my wheel to resemble bicycle, not motorcycle. I often trolley it indoors and I'm glad people often think it is expensive suitcase, or even vacuum cleaner ?. As the wide tire doesn't seem to have any benefits for shock absorption (stated by early reviews), there is no reason for me to get it. Msuper X is not very pretty, but main reason I didn't get it is that I don't trust Gotway company for their quality control and failure rates. Also top speed behavior, where it let you go until cutout, is super scary. V10F is the one I was originally hyped about. As owner of V5F and later V8, this was supposed to be next step for me. I reserved one in April and hoped for early June delivery. European batch got delayed to late June / early July which gave me more time to reconsider. Early reviews didn't convince me of this wheel "superiority". Maybe I over-hyped it for myself. Then bearing problems begun and some other early owners reported another issues. I know Inmotion is taking care of it, but again it lowered my "superiority" view of V10F. I still believe V10F is a wonderful wheel, but KS18L is IMHO just a bit better so in the end I went with that one.
  17. I would like you to comment on acceleration from standstill in comparison with other wheels you know and braking power too.
  18. Juick

    V10F vs KS18L?

    I finally decided and ordered KS18L from speedyfeet.co.uk . After owning Inmotion V5F and later V8 (and being very satisfied with both) I'm surprised at my own decision. Always thought my next wheel will be Inmotion again and it would be, If the shipment weren't delayed and Inmotion Czech got their batch on time, I wouldn't have time to change my mind. Now the wait continues, just for different wheel. Also I need some serious protection gear, time to go shopping. Thanks everyone for your input.
  19. Juick

    V10F vs KS18L?

    Perhaps it was batch with motors from the same supplier that provided faulty motors for first batch of V10F? Just speculating. I have ridden my V8 every day for a year in any weather, jumping off curbs and never had any issue. My weight was around 100 kg (lost 15kg since, yaaay). Mileage roughly 2600km.
  20. Juick

    V10F vs KS18L?

    I do not trust Gotway. I would consider them If I had supplier / service nearby. I'm not DIY type of guy.
  21. Juick

    V10F vs KS18L?

    Decisions, Decisions... In the last week it's almost every day I decide "definitely" for either KS18L or V10F and then next day I read some new info and change my mind again. Here is a summary of what I found. KS18L + 10km/h higher top speed - Not sure If I ever want to go that fast, but it should be safer not riding near limits. + 76Wh more battery capacity - Just a minor difference + Two charging ports + USB ports + Grip tape pedals - Better grip V10F + 225 EUR cheaper (at least from stores I have available) + Better headlight and speakers - That is just a guess, never found any direct comparison + Larger pedals with rubber - should maintain its grip "forever" + More reliable cutout button Both should have similar handling, size, weight and height of pedals. Handle seems to be personal preference. First batch of V10F seems to have some issues, hopefully resolved by Inmotion by now. Reviews are usually positive with minor complaints / dissatisfaction. Some of those could be fixed with firmware update. KS18L is so fresh it has almost no reviews yet, but what can be found is highly positive. Only complaint found is handle disconnect mechanism does not work 100%. I will appreciate any input, or correction. I will probably make final desicion tonight. EDIT: I did not include app as I usually use it only once for initial setup.
  22. Juick

    V10F vs KS18L?

    I'm also very interested in opinion of someone who tried both. I can compare stats on paper easily and both would be suitable for my needs. I would like to know the difference in handling and general feeling of the wheels. KS18L seems generally a bit better, also a bit more expensive. With V10F, huge advantage for me is, that I have official distributor in my country.
  23. Bad bearing, backwards mounted tire, strange overload behavior, unexplained loose motion, broken tail light in one case and maybe some more... There is not a huge amount of these wheels out there and so many owners report issues. I was so sure I want this wheel, I even reserved one (should be in Czechia on ~15th June) but now I'm not so sure anymore. KS18L seems more and more appealing. I hope Inmotion guys will address those issues ASAP.
  24. I count down every day until V10F arrives (and there are still way too many ahead), so I decided to shorten my wait a little with my "old" V5F. It is first time I experimented with recording my ride, so I apologise for shaky cam.
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