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  1. New motor (2000W) from the MSX. New amazing fat-mosfet best-of-them-all board from the MSX (only the 100V Monster had it previously, the 84V had the 2 generations old and weaker ACM/msuper V3 style board). Makes the 84V Monster go from "eh" to "f**k yeah". A Monster redesign may or may not be coming in addition.
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    My KS18XL Trials, Tribulations, and Failures

    That's definitely true. Knockdown? Your video is great info, it's only about the interpretation. I just want to know if KS are indeed more efficient now, or if it's something else. (Also, defend GW against possibly false allegations, there are enough true allegations already) Winter + manufacturers is driving me crazy. Didn't intend to do that to you
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    My KS18XL Trials, Tribulations, and Failures

    Haha. You're not totally wrong here It just seems we have 90% accurate information on our wheels, and it would just be nice to have 99% accurate information. It's frustrating to wonder and speculate instead of just know. Whatever the result is.
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    My KS18XL Trials, Tribulations, and Failures

    That wasn't the point. Just that at 97%, your msuper V3 simply wasn't nearly full while (probably) the 18XL was at 100%. (Also, to defend GW's honor a bit) You could just keep the charger in overnight in your ms3 (it has no diode, right?) and then it would be full. And then repeat what you did, no need to ride it down to tiltback, just a reasonably low number where both the GW and KS formula will agree. But you have so much experience already, if you say you get more range out of your 18XL than your msupers, it's likely true. Good enough for me. Just enjoy riding and keep doing range tests
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    Beeps

    If you get no beeps, everything is fine. Tiltback is speed dependent, so in theory if you ignored the 80% power beeps, you could fall. If you hear nothing, you're good. Tiltback or not.
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    Beeps

    2 beeps = 1st speed alarm. 3 beeps = second speed alarm. You can ignore/disable them both if you like. 5 beeps/continuous beeps (I always forget which it is) = 80% power alarm. Never ignore it and slow down as soon as you hear it. These alarms can be aborted if you drop below the speed/power quick enough. So sometimes you only hear a single beep (aborted 1st speed alarm) or some other strange number of beeps. Don't worry about them. You can always do a lift test. Open an app with a speed meter, and lift and tilt your wheel to see at which speed what happens. Then there's the slow/long beeps which are the battery alarms. 1 beep at 15% battery, 2 at 10%, 3 at 5%, and heavy tiltback towards 0%. There's also overcharge beeps, but they are easy to recognize because they are accompanied by a tiltback and only happen if you take a fully charged wheel downhill anyways.
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    My KS18XL Trials, Tribulations, and Failures

    1% Gotway and 1% KingSong are not the same. It's more like 1% GW = 0.9% KS. A Gotway % is less energy than a KS %. Gotway says the wheel is at 100% at 82.25V, so if you keep charging to 84V after that you gain an extra ~10% capacity, but it won't count higher than 100%. I don't know what the KS formula is, but assumedly, for them 84V is 100% (unless they do the same s**t GW does, then my argument is completely moot). So 97% on a Gotway would be equivalent to 88% (estimate) on a KS, despite being the exact same charge state (=voltage) of the battery pack. ... And now you run the battery down. Empty is empty, so towards the lower end, GW and KS will agree on the percentage for a given battery charge state. Than means it looks like you use more % on a Gotway compared to a KS, when in reality a GW% is just less than a KS%. A full Gotway would be like 110%, but you only ever started at 100% or even less (97%). That's where the missing percentages go if the GW is not actually fully charged at the beginning, but the KS is, while both wheels will display around 100% at the start. On the ride in the video, you take your GW from 97%(GW formula)=88%(KS formula) to 30% (example number, both formulas will agree) and your KS from 100%(KS formula) to 40% (example number, both formulas will agree). 60% (KS% to be exact) each time. So much for the theory. If KS also uses such a strange formula missing out on capacity, then the 18XL is just more efficient and that's it. But if GW just hides away 10% capacity while KS does not, no surprise you get less range on the same battery. - @palachzzz Do you know at what voltage the KingSong app formula considers the battery at 100%?
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    The Tyre (Tire) Thread

    Post the tires you use, a short description, maybe some pictures, and a link where to buy - 16 inch Kenda offroad/winter tire. Fits any 16 inch wheel - Tesla, ACM, KS16S, V8, etc. Available in black, red (looks great!), and blue (also available in 14'' and 18'', but I found it only in black). The knobs really dig in in snow, mud, on wet grass, etc. and provide good traction. This prevents the tire slipping (spinning in place) when climbing out of small ruts, which can happen with the standard tires. The tire doesn't seem to hold for too long because the rubber is thin outside of the knobs, but it's a great seasonal tire for winter (or just offroading, especially on wet ground). Bought here (EU): https://www.electricunicycles.eu/store_t3_category-winter_and_off_road_tyres-sc__12 Red looks fantastic with a black wheel. In its natural element. Snow, mud, etc. Here's a video of the red tire on a V8. Blue doesn't look as good.
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    The Photo Thread

    @Smoother On second thought, you should start a tire thread (with this info). Then everyone can post links to the tires they found or use. You know, name, picture, short description, link where to buy. We don't have that here yet.
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    The Photo Thread

    @Smoother Wow, impressive! Thank you. I was just too lazy to put a ruler to my wheel (also, the shell is kind of in the way). 12'' is all I needed to know. Now looking for colored tires. I'd also like some reflective ones (newer bike tires have reflective sidewalls, looks great and makes it safer).
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    My KS18XL Trials, Tribulations, and Failures

    If your msuper V3 started at 97%, it has the same problem that your dioded MSX has - the battery was not nearly full. Not the same as 97% on the KS which is a higher battery charge. So I still maintain the 10% difference can be explained by this. But if you say the 18XL feels more efficient, I believe you. Experience beats theory with range considerations. So I'll shut up about this. - "Thanks again Jason for loaning this to me, let me have some fun with it." I think Jason knew exactly where this would go "Loaning", sure. More like test ride. Probably it will go the same way with the Nikola. I see a pattern how you're buying wheels from now on
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    The Photo Thread

    Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh, nice Good find. I'm tempted. Any 16 inch equivalent? Since the 18 inch MSX counts as 14 inch rim, what would a 16 inch wheel be? 12 inches? Because I see a 12'' option there. I wonder if it fits the ACM or if the clearance is too tight for this tire. Yes!! It should not be nearly as hard as it is to find a nice selection of tires or just simple inner tubes. Somehow these seem to be state secrets indeed.
  13. @Paul2579 Pretty sure anybody who really wants to learn can learn. Only exception I can think of might be some medical problems popping up, as in "I'd like to but it turns out my knee/back/... won't do this". People who try but don't succeed just don't seem to have the actual motivation (too fearful, trying for someone else's sake, things like this). Nice first wheel by the way! You're now in the phase where you think you're invincible but any unexpected obstacle and you might panic. Just a little warning. Mostly for your shins sake, because you might try to stop a runaway wheel with your foot - don't, it hurts
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    Are the Inmotion wheels sold by Gearbest now legit?

    Protect your wheel all you want, BUT generally you should not try to catch it if you have a run off. If you worry about the wheel getting damaged, you'll hinder your learning because you're not relaxed. Also, a lot of unlucky and completely avoidable injuries tend to happen when people try to save the wheel instead of just running off relaxedly and caring foremost for themselves (from nasty shin hits to unlucky steps ending in knee damage). Learn from other people's mistakes So pad your wheel up as much as you like, and then do not worry about it. Also, I think metal protection plates are a bit overkill. A wheel without some characteristic scratches is no real wheel You can even just use cardboard and duct tape to protect the pedal and pedal bracket undersides. After 2 weeks, you can remove the padding.
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    Where does EUC adoption come from?

    That's actually cool that it's a Chinese cultural tradition! Never heard of it. Too bad the police don't like it.
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    Where does EUC adoption come from?

    Your questions answered here (some were literal circus artists):
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    Where does EUC adoption come from?

    Yea, but they chose the combination EUC + geeky guy in a suit on purpose. Not a coincidence since they cast for specific roles.
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    Are the Inmotion wheels sold by Gearbest now legit?

    Support wheels are mostly useless and actively stop you from learning after 2 minutes. They're there for overly anxious people and people who need instant gratification ("riding" after 10 seconds) but there is a reason nobody uses them any more - they're useless at best. Don't destroy your nice pedals for this! Learn like everyone else.
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    Where does EUC adoption come from?

    It's not so much that they changed our image, just picked up on what people "naturally" think - geeky toy for strange people, apparently. The other commercial was some UK home improvement chain.
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    Where does EUC adoption come from?

    @houseofjob Thanks, that's what I found, too, but not the real video itself.
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    Where does EUC adoption come from?

    There was a Verizon commercial (I believe) where a typical geeky guy riding a EUC was the comic relief ... "we're here even for that guy" in some other terms, essentially. So much for the public perception they picked up on. I guess riding a EUC with the standing still and leaning forward (seemingly) awkwardly with your hands down in a rigid stance does not look too cool and more like constipated superman to most people.
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    Where does EUC adoption come from?

    There is some kind of uncoolness/lack of knowledge or marketing about EUCs. Lots of younger people get Onewheels or eboards, and these are indeed more expensive (overall, but especially if you compare what you get for the money - range, speed, etc). So why don't they go for EUCs? Maybe it's just lack of marketing. Boards and Onewheels have tons of great marketing, EUCs have the honorable but very small amount that Inmotion/Solowheel does. Often it seems EUCs are seen as less "cool" as well. No idea why that is. Established coolness of board sports vs. something unknown?
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    New GotWay Nikola 17''

    Probably a "smoother" motor control algorithm with less harsh peaks etc. Maybe that's why GW is doing the same with the Nikola - to not fall behind KS in efficiency/battery usage after they observed that (I'm sure these two companies with their common history eye another very closely).
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    New GotWay Nikola 17''

    Marty and 420Wh? He's no scrub
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    New GotWay Nikola 17''

    @Unventor He has a 14S.
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