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  1. Dear MK rider who went right past me this evening who I did a total double-take to, stupidly blurted out your wheel model and then carried on running past... I also ride EUCs! Thanks, just wanted to say that. But also we should meet up some time for a ride.
  2. Kael

    King Song KS18XL

    Apparently it has a new handle design as well.. It'd be nice if existing owners could get the handle and pedals at a discount. And hi all.. Been absent for a while.
  3. Okay I’ll have a tinker. Got no issues with a stealth feature. Although a slightly quieter beep when doing stuff with the app would be nice! People think the fire alarm batteries need changing!
  4. I updated this morning but I now have no battery indicator lights. Can’t see whether there’s an option to turn them on/off in the app.
  5. My battery light indicator has been lost somewhere on the road from 1.09 to 1.11. The familiar green lights aren’t showing when the wheel is at a stand still now. They do otherwise work when choosing to display the light show in the app.
  6. If it’s an issue with the first batch of wheels, shouldn’t Kingsong do the responsible thing and issue a recall for certain serials?
  7. Yeah, how the shit did he do that.. I certainly haven't managed it yet. The wheel just stops.
  8. The bit of weirdness I've noticed: the wheel seems to have a strange power curve at low speeds, where it feels sluggish up to and then gives you more power when riding above 10mph. Maybe it's all in my head, but does anyone else feel the same? Because of it, I've felt a little unsure riding up short, steep off-road hills. Like it's not gonna make it, whereas my V8 does fine. Maybe I do need to calibrate a little forward lean in, like I enjoy with my V8 (+2.2degrees). Would be nice if you could set it as easily, a la the Inmotion app. Other than that, I'm still loving my 18L, even if I did scratch it a bit the other day... (some plonker pedestrian on his phone decided to cut right across the path into me as I rode past, wheel scraped a wall)
  9. Just saw that. Applies to electric unicycles, too. Those kinds of “here’s the law” articles the BBC puts out occasionally are big reminders the Beeb is a government mouth piece. No thought on whether classifying everything as a carriage as per a 180 year old law is a stupid idea or not.
  10. Kael

    18L orders

    Yeah I do. We’re same same, but different. But still same! ? So I cranked out 20 miles like it was nothing this evening. Bit of a break for dinner in between, mind. I set the speed max to 36km/h in darkness bot and topped out at 30ish? The app reported 21mph and that felt crazy fast to me. Im sure I’ll get used to it eventually. From the start of my riding it was at 60% battery and dropped to 25% after 33km, so I imagine most of the range comes from the top 40%. What a wheel. It makes you feel like you’re on something more akin to a motorcycle. Unlimited powaaahh! Up to a point. I got too cocky and thought I could go straight up this grassy mound that’s essentially a pedestrian roundabout. Well, it couldn’t. Or maybe I just wasn’t confident enough, but it tipped sideways and fell! Hahaha. So of course I had to try it again. Still no luck. I guess I thought it would do 40-45 degrees easy. No matter, it only got a bit dusty. Other than that, gosh it’s fun. Way louder than the V8, but I think I don’t mind that; everyone can hear me coming, and make room. (Although that may attract unwanted attention from the law, remains to be seen) Oh and of course that larger tyre just annihilates smaller bumps. Larger ones are padded but still there, made tolerable rather than bone shaking. The included speakers really are better than I thought they’d be. I honestly thought they’d be tinny and essentially useless, but no, they’re perfectly serviceable. You won’t be transported back to Woodstock in ‘69 or feel like you’re on stage with the Gorillaz, but they work fine. Further thoughts: the button on the wheel is nice and high quality and feels pleasing when you push it in, but it also depresses further than you might think it should. And when the wheel turns on and off, it just kinda happens. There’s no beep except when it connects to the app. Pressing multiple times for different lighting modes; I’m still unsure exactly how that works and what they mean. I know they make lights either stay on or follow the light sensor and something else as well. I’ve already nicknamed it my go-anywhere machine
  11. Kael

    18L orders

    Got mine this afternoon! Went for a verrrrry brief 20-30metre ride on my lunch break. First impression on first time on another wheel: it’s quite different. A little boaty, but the smoothness is immediately apparent. It’s also bloody heavy. But I love the design and construction.
  12. Nice video! How far was it? Terrain wise, the V8 would’ve had no issue.
  13. Kael

    18L orders

    Yep it is. Rubber black!
  14. Kael

    18L orders

    Never thought about that, but that's a really good idea. Also I just realised I don't want the one that's been upside down! edit: and I just received my tracking number, yay! Arrival tomorrow!
  15. Kael

    18L orders

    Mine is somewhere on this pallet. So close.
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