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    InMotion V8, retired: Gotway MCM2s, IPS 132

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  1. Charging to 100% is in itself not a big deal, though charging always only to 85% doubles the life cycles of the battery (roughly from 500 to 1000 cycles). Keeping the battery at 100% charge in particular at higher temperature is what hurts the battery most. Keeping the battery always at 100% unless you ride, will degrade its capacity by 20% within one year, assuming ambient temperature of 25ºC. Keeping it at 40% will degrade its capacity only by 5% within one year. I haven't seen suggestions that it matters whether the "neurons" are moving in between. This is may be a leftover from the good old days where chargeable batteries suffered from the memory effect.
  2. I can see the argument why that would be the case, less current, less heat... On the other hand, charger safety really depends on so many things and in particular build quality, so I would think it is impossible to say this without observations. We only know how safe airplanes are because we officially count each time they come down and compare this number with their usage.
  3. That's new to me, do you have a source for this? I was in the believe that the charge current doesn't matter as long as it is under, say, 0.7 C or so (and/or, as long as the battery doesn't heat up under charging). You seem to say that a charge rate of, say, 0.05 C (20h until full) is bad for the battery? Getting hard data on battery degradation is very difficult in my experience, so I would be very interested to know the source.
  4. Yes, most likely. Unless however you have soft knees and have learned to run off or even save such cases (3/4 of the e+ max speed should be for many riders way within the run-off-possible speeds). Possibly, some people have experienced something like that, it's in a way an overlean in slow motion which can make it even worse. It should however be even easier to save, by commandingly bending the knees.
  5. I don't think there is any chance the "correct" terminology will be adopted. We have tried to get there for four years and failed spectacularly. If people write that they had a cut-out, it's very likely that they "actually" had an overlean. Word usages in the end trump would should the "right" definition of the words, each and every time. I will keep saying overlean, but understand that cut-out or cut-off most of the time refers to the very same thing.
  6. Awful to live? What? That is pretty rough. An open book is perfectly fine, but how about adding an open mind too...
  7. Es kann nicht? Das war mir neu. Was ist der Unterschied zu jemandem der im Bus steht ohne sich festzuhalten? Natürlich müssen EUCs als Kraftfahrzeuge klassifiziert werden, wenn sie bestimmte Leistungs/Gewichts/Geschwindigkeitsgrenzen überschreiten.
  8. The V5F or V5F+ have a 550W motor and weigh 12kg, have a trolley handle, and the same pedals as the V8.
  9. Modern bicycle tires have pretty much all gone tubeless as well. That doesn't make them necessarily any stiffer.
  10. Maybe, though out of my head I have in mind that the difference between front and back width is more pronounced for off road tires.
  11. Yes, I guess not everyone is aware of that. There is an interesting question in the relation to (off-road) motorcycling: is it the front wheel or the back wheel of the motorcycle which is better to compare with to the single wheel of EUCs and Onewheels? Front wheels of off-road bikes are quite large in diameter, but they are surprisingly thin (compared to road bikes).
  12. It's much easier on snow to (almost) standstill
  13. No, but I have ridden EUCs in uneven terrains where the Onewheel would have been nose-stuck pretty much immediately I can see just from the geometry that in some scenarios the wide tire will even out the terrain. And in some they will make it even worse. Right, thick rubber makes the tire stiffer in general and then there is variation in the tire material. I wouldn't be surprised if the Onewheel can be ridden completely deflated as well.
  14. Es scheint leider nicht so viele Leute zu geben, die diese Erfahrung teilen. IMHO, THE life saving reflex. Dadurch kann man in natürlicher Weise auch die Ferse entlasten. Das ist insbesondere gut in der Overlean Situation, weniger bei Tiltback. Für mich ist der Kniebeuge Reflex auch mit einer Beugung des Hüftgelenkes verbunden, wodurch Knie und Unterschenkel weiter nach vorne kommen (unter oder vor den Körperschwerpunkt gezogen werden). Das ähnelt der Bewegung die ein Weitspringer im extremen vollzieht.
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