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  1. Circuitmage

    Rehab1´s accident(s)

    OMG..not 1 , but 2 helicopter crashes. Yikes. Yeah...I was given a helicopter ride when I was in 8th grade. That was my last helicopter ride ever. I keep hearing this line from The Shawshank Redemption in my head; "Andy Dufresne: [to Red] I guess it comes down a simple choice: Get busy living, or get busy dying." As long as I feel like I'm livin'....that's good for me.
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    Rehab1´s accident(s)

    Those X-rays look familiar. In the early 90's I was in a motorcycle accident with many injuries, and a couple similar plates installed (one on my wrist and one in my jaw). Long story short, I stayed away from motorcycles for several years, but could not resist. I ended up spending a few years back on a couple bikes (no more accidents). Now, staying away from bikes for the EUC. "That which does not kill you...".
  3. @US69 To be fair, this is still an amazing machine and I'm riding it every day. As of now I have 323km on it, no lock up since the ~100km mark, now with "newer" 1.07 fw. I just got back from about a 8 mile ride and it looks like it only used about 30% of the battery, still have 45%. Amazing. The higher speed + larger battery makes for a great machine. And I haven't even unlocked the max speed yet. I applaud KS efforts and bringing a great machine to life.
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    What is the minimum protection you wear?

    I have found my accident rate is almost directly proportional to my experience on the path, distance and EUC. So, for me...I am doing this twice a day for my commute; 2.1 mile ride to train, 20-25mph, open face helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads. I usually make this trip in less than 7 minutes but it is my greatest opportunity for accidents. 1/2 mile ride to work, 15-20 mph (some 25mph stretches too ), open face helmet only. This is a short 6 block ride, and I am very familiar with the path. Usually have to stop or slow down for lots of pedestrians/cars.
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    Triple 8 wrist guards

    Interesting observation. It was my right hand that took the brunt of the fall with my wrist guard. And, in my one and only motorcycle accident a long long time ago...it was the right side of most of my body that took the brunt of the damage). I suspect I am reacting similarly.
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    Firmware V1.08 on KS-18S - Now locked up

    Yeah, when they sent me the special app, it had a list of models for FW. It threw me off for a sec, because an 18Y or something was listed.
  7. Circuitmage

    Triple 8 wrist guards

    Wait, you wear them on your bottom?
  8. Circuitmage

    In the news...

    Yes, unfortunately I do see the downtown e-scooter use massively increasing, and along with that is the noob rider syndrome. 1) They are going down the sidewalks at full speed, almost clipping people, not stopping at intersections. I've already seen web posts of people in the hospital from not safe driving. There are many people riding safely, but it's the one or two a day going at full speed and being inconsiderate that leaves a bad mark. 2) They are riding down the main streets, with no safety gear, among the cars...something I won't even do on my EUC. 3) And yes...they are still leaving these things laying around wherever they want. More obstacles for us.
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    Triple 8 wrist guards

    Update: Since this fall, I noticed it had a very small tear in the velco that was holding the top plate on. It has slowly grown to tearing half way down the top leaving a large gap on the side. It looks repairable, with some minor sewing effort, however I have decided to upgrade. Good wrist braces, but you get what you pay for...may be only good for 1 or 2 falls.
  10. @US69 Thanks for the summary. One thing though, after my 2 lock-ups I was asked to upgrade to the "newer" 1.07 about 10 days ago (which I did). I contacted my seller yesterday to ask about upgrading further, as more FW releases have been made. No word back yet. I have not been asked to send it back/replace controller board. For me, (lock ups at ~40km and 100km), I am now at 255km. It is a very comfortable wheel, so outlook good for me on the FW fix, but will be much more secure if I hit the 500km mark without issue.
  11. I specifically wanted to be able to use my phone while riding. It only took me about 2 weeks to start to get used to it, and about 1-2 months to be totally OK with getting my phone out. Usually riding in circles as I use my phone. I did fall 1 time in the beginning, I was in a park and hit a tree root. So, you have to be aware of your path.
  12. Yes, good information, however people are not reporting lock ups in cold weather, so I am still suspicious about this being the root cause. I have not had a lock up fresh in the morning in cooler temperatures. But...we shall see....1 week now since my FW newer 1.07 upgrade.
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    Poll: can you ride backwards?

    I've spent a few hours on it, the most I can do is 10 or 20 feet. I think I start asking myself "Why am I going backwards" and then lose balance.
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    Lifespan of EUC?

    Tire seems to be the thing I'm worried about. Have been riding various EUC's for just over a year now and not done a tire change. I have over 1300 miles on my 16S, and tire is starting to show some flattening.