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TedTheAtheist

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  1. I ordered the new sensors for my wheel, but even if I install them, my trust factor isn't very high.... I mean, if I'm listening to headphones at a stop light... will I ever really trust my wheel if I can't hear the beeps, then wind up on the ground when I try to get on it? I don't know.
  2. How do I know if I have the old analog or the new digital? Edit: I think I found what I need to replace it.
  3. I just learned I can turn it off, and I did. I have the latest firmware for it. The only issue I'll have now is that I'll need to turn off the wheel to pick it up and bring it up stairs or curbs or such, and that's a pain.. but whatever, if I was to get the Veteran or something I'd have to do that anyways. I'm so glad there was an option to turn it off. Tell me about this pedal dip? How did that work? How could the sensor mess with that?
  4. So basically when I pick it up, it knows I did, but sometimes it doesn't realize I put it down. I replaced the handle on it, as it seemed to need it. I also unscrewed both screws on either side that handles the rod-thing for the sensor. It seemed to help. However, now I'm having a scarier issue. When I stop at a stoplight or something, it will act as if the sensor has been triggered, as if it was picked up and put down multiple times... so it beeps quite a few times, and when it stops it basically thinks it's still up in the air. This has caused me once to fall as I was getting on it, as I had my headphones on and didn't hear the beeping that was going on. To fix that I just turn the thing off and back on again, and then it behaves. As I've already loosened the screws (before I tightened them, but that didn't help at all), I don't know what else to do? I wouldn't mind turning off the whole damn sensor if that's what I must do for my safety, but I'd rather not... but not sure how to disable it if I wanted to. Thanks.
  5. Ok.. I just heard that EUCs are illegal in London. How is he riding one there? Is he in the bike lanes only? Does he get bothered by cops often? I want to come to the UK in the future.. I'm seeing people riding them there, but I don't want to get mine confiscated or anything. Also... do all streets have a safe "bike lane" to them? Here in the USA only some do. What do you do then? Ride on the side of the street?
  6. I'm considering moving to the UK in a year or so. I read online that it's now legal to ride "rented e-scooters", but with a provisional license and insurance from the hire company, whatever that means. I'm hoping by the time I want to come they will be legal - but are we doing anything over in the UK to help push for their legality? I see arguments against them, stating "congestion" or "accidents", but you get that with anything you ride - especially cars. I think they should be fully legal with no speed limits but perhaps requiring a helmet in the very least. I'm surprised that the USA doesn't give a rat's ass about EUCs, but that the UK cares. I don't get it. Does anyone see a change coming soon to the UK on this? Is there a way we can get them to address them in our favor? Anyone in/around London/UK area who has more info or hopes? Thank you.
  7. Question: Will I eventually need to put something on those pads to make sure they keep sticking to my wheel after I remove them so much to get inside my wheel?
  8. Yea I love it.. a small itch makes me look at the Veteran, but I try not to cheat on my 18XL when it can see me on the computer. I'll wait another year or two to see how things go with the faster ones.
  9. I guess if you're from China, shit is reasoned differently? Shrug. I sure hope it doesn't.. but maybe it will overtime. I think using loctite thing is too much.
  10. THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE TO DO! OMG I thought I was just blind. I went through the settings.. I'm like, who the hell wants a light to turn on while going through a darker hallway.. what if you're at work? So stupid. Thanks for the help.
  11. Thanks for the replies, guys. I think I recall seeing a button when I last opened it up. I think maybe it is the one with the switch - not sure. I will play with it for a few minutes and see... Looks like sometimes it has no problem detecting I put it down, other times it does. Really weird. I think I'll take it apart and see what's up. Also.. I tried to find an option in the EUC World app to disable the light sensor from turning on my light. Is that possible? It's kind of annoying when going through dark areas when I really don't need it on. Edit: Looks like firmware 2.02 is available.. I'm not sure what version mine is currently. I think I updated it not TOO long ago. Edit 2: Looks like updating the firmware and going through calibration didn't help. I'll take it apart. Edit 3: I tightened the screw on the right side - didn't seem to help. I guess I'll do the left side now. By the way - pushing down on the handle when it doesn't take effect doesn't help. I have to pick it up slightly and put it back down. Edit 4: 8:13pm PST - ok, I opened up both sides, tightened both sides. Apparently I tightened the right side screw too much, and it wasn't registering I was picking it up nor would it allow the handle to go up fully. I had to re-open that side, loosen that screw a bit, and then it worked perfectly. Survived multiple tests. I'm a bit worried I had to loosen that screw. I guess it will get loose yet again in the future.. inevitable, correct? Thanks for the information. Again.. any way to disable that sensor for the light?
  12. So when I put the Kingsong 18XL back down on the ground after picking it up, it doesn't register that I put it down often. I have to pick it up and put it down a little bit harder than I normally would, just to get the "beep". This is due to some sensor in the handlebar, correct? Does this sound like an easy fix? Kind of annoying.
  13. Yea, I kinda wanted it to have suspension. I mean, the extra 20 pounds from the battery kind of sucks.
  14. i'm 6'... 200 lbs.. so should I do medium or hard?
  15. Saturday is actually the 21st.... Do you have a map point?
  16. Does the Metro blue line run down there now? I'll need to take it from DTLA.
  17. Yea, the water thing was actually first before the flyboard in the article I posted. It does look fun.. I just hate being tethered.
  18. Yea, I'm sad to see we still have a long way to go with them.. but I hope I'm not dead when we perfect it.
  19. https://www.zapata.com/air-products/flyboardair I must say, once I saw this I got really excited. I mean, I don't know how feasible it is with today's technology, but I have a feeling it'll become a lot better pretty soon if it's not already. Edit: I did more research. Looks like it's far from practical yet.. but man, one day it will be.
  20. Thanks man.. I'll give it a try. I'm thinking of opening it up and seeing if I can learn more about what's wrong with it... but yea, I may have to order a new part for it, I suppose.
  21. I'm in Los Angeles. So my EUC took a bit of a tumble down some stairs while the handle was pulled out. It still works, but now it's hard to push in/pull out (not my fault at all). After I initially pull it up (with some force), it will do the rest of the way fairly easily, but when I need to push it back in, I have to use the same amount of force again to do so. It's quite inconvenient. I've just watched part of the video below. It looks like it's easy enough to get to, but I'm not sure what I should look for/what I should do if I do open it up. I fear as soon as I take it apart, I won't know WTF I'm doing, I'll pull it out, push it back in, and not be able to tell where the issue is still. I fix computers - I'm not really mechanical.. although I know if I'm going to keep having EUCs I should get used to this. Any pointers/ideas/etc would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  22. I'll need an address to check out the meeting location for my maps.
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