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  1. The default colours in the app are pale, even though they appear bright on the phone screen. Tap the "+" button to create your own colour choices and select high intensity colours.
  2. My experience in 2 & a 1/2 years in London: - Been stopped once by police officers who were keen to know how much fun it is to ride, and ask about the differences between eucs and hoverboards - Regularly zoom into meetings with various police inspectors, who always think it's hilarious but haven't had a go yet I probably need to bring my euc to a constituency meeting and persuade my local MP to have a go...
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    KS16 wont turn on

    Yes the wheel spins when the motor's disconnected from the control board. New control board on its way from ewheels.
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    How slow/fast is IPS i5?

    Thanks, All. I spoke to Ian at Speedy Feet and in the end I went for the Inmotion V8. Maybe one day I'll be in the market for multiple eucs, but right now it's just a shame there's nowhere closer to try it out.
  5. When I ride past the local school I get shouts of "Go go Gadget Wheels!" BTW I learned to ride by watching the Airwheel tutorial videos:
  6. Hi! The most important bit of learning to ride is not caring if people laugh at you when you fall off - ideally you need to laugh at yourself when you fall off too! After getting the hang with stabilisers, the most helpful thing I found was to try and "scoot" - one foot on the pedal, one foot on the floor, and then just take a big step and put my foot back on the floor (try both ways round). Once I could do this confidently I tried putting up my foot onto the pedals for a short time. Having a strap to hold onto is also handy because it saves having to bend down every time you fall off. Good luck!!
  7. Hi All, regular rider, occasional browser/poster here. I learned on an Airwheel X8, quickly got frustrated with the range & speed and have been commuting on the train with a KingSong KS-16 for the last 2 years. The IPS i5 has caught my eye - looks ideal for getting to/from the station but I wonder about the max speed. I tend to stick to <13mph - would the i5 be OK for this or would I feel like I'm back on the X8 again?
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    KS16 wont turn on

    Uh oh. So just 5 days before my KS16's second birthday the same thing happens, only worse: as I arrive at the station and step off, it won't switch off and the wheel locks. After a few minutes there's a loud "POP" - presumably the fuse going. The wheel is incredibly stiff to push even though it's off. Once I got it home and took apart the casing I can see that the fuse and battery connector are black. Disconnecting the battery and replacing the fuse resulted in sparking and instant blowing when I tried to reconnect the battery. So I assume the motherboard is completely fried. Is the stiffness of the motor caused by the MOSFETs blowing as mentioned above or could the motor be damaged? Also, apart from getting a replacement motherboard shipped from ewheels USA, are there any UK suppliers I could use?
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    KS16 wont turn on

    ...and many thanks to @Jason McNeil & Stefan, who fixed my KS16 in an hour yesterday by replacing the control board. Seems to be working OK so far.
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    KS16 wont turn on

    Coincidentally this has just happened to me. I've been riding around just fine for about 4-5 months now. I stopped my KS16, pressed the button to switch it off and nothing happened. The motor resisted the wheel moving but didn't balance, then after a few minutes the fuse blew. Now I've replaced the fuse the wheel spins frantically when switched on. I've just emailed Jason and will await developments.
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