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    Protective Wear Suggestions for EUC Riding

    Not directly unicycle related. Yesterday I lowsided while riding my dual sport motorcycle. Riding too fast, leaning too far, not loading the front tire enough to take the g forces of the turn, for the available tire grip I was wearing an Alpinestars tech Air vest in a leather racing suit. Pics of the suit are below. Only fell at about 50 mph, but if not for the protective gear I would be in hospital today. Instead I am just nursing an awful looking and feeling hip bruise. The airbag vest saved me from a broken collarbone. Wear protective gear. Our bodies are soft fragile things. BTW it costs $300 bucks to have the airbag vest rearmed after a crash and deployment. I destroyed the LED status lights required for the vest to work which is another $50, and the suit will cost about $200 to repair as well. Well worth it to be healthy and alive. I was going to post a picture of the hip bruise but no need to make you guys upchuck.
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    Rehab1´s accident(s)

    Congratulations!
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    First proper fall

    Indeed. It is so easy to get complacent on these wheels.
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    First proper fall

    You did not mention what you were wearing on your hands/wrists. What do you wear to protect the hands, and did it work as well as you wanted?
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    First proper fall

    Well done wearing the right gear! Really saved you.
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    What's the value of an old V5F?

    Enjoy it!
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    What's the value of an old V5F?

    Good info. As others said, the battery is a large part of the cost and of the performance capabilities as well.
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    What's the value of an old V5F?

    Depends very much on what your use profile will be. Are you planning on using the wheel for short rides or long rides? Long rides demand large batteries. Are you above average weight? Go for a larger battery. Do you want to go as fast as possible? The larger battery V5F is faster than the V5. The main risk with a used wheel IMHO is not really being able to verify the condition of the batteries and the the way they have been treated. If the battery was maintained with care, not stored at full charge for months, etc. you are likely OK to buy used. There is no way to know unless you ask and trust the answers.
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    What's the value of an old V5F?

    https://solowheel.com/products/solowheel-glide-2 The glide 2 lite from solowheel is the same at the V5. New it is $400. I would not pay more than $150 for a used V5. The glide 2 is the same as the inmotion V5+
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    Flat tires

    Tire liners are definitely a benefit. Combined with puncture sealant you are orders of magnitude less likely to get stranded due to a flat compared to going without.
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    Paging Dr. Rehab1, another rider down!

    That vest would work, but it needs to be in a special jacket or suit, costs 1000 dollars and every little tumble would cost $150 to reset the system. Not practical. A helite vest with a teather is a better option, but at our EUC speeds, it is really not needed, just pads to protect the corners of the body, helmet and gloves. Extreme EUC, a member here, does it right.
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    My ACM2 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Great point.
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    My ACM2 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    That is a software bug/software design limitation that needs to be worked around. I had the same confusion when I first received my Gotway Msuper. The percentage charge is correct, but the voltage is off. I recommend using a charge doctor for charging so that you can see actual voltages and to also allow for storage charging.
  15. Jason provides the BEST customer service of any vendor in pretty much any industry. If you are buying a wheel, he is the man to buy from. (This is not a paid advertisement )
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    Paging Dr. Rehab1, another rider down!

    Legality of the EUC is fundamental in the consideration as to coverage. Yet, the argument to exclude would still be easy enough to make. I guess the only absolute way to know is to get it in writing from the company.
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    Paging Dr. Rehab1, another rider down!

    I can see the underwriters working the numbers on the EUC right now ... LOL! So you have this chinese made 50 pound single wheel moving at up to 30mph that is neither certified, registered, inspected or regulated in any way, and you want us to pay for damage it causes to persons or property?
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    Paging Dr. Rehab1, another rider down!

    I have my umbrella policy through Geico, my auto and motorcycle carrier. I pray I never need it, because I am told Geico fights tooth and nail to deny claims against the Umbrella, and the policy is not at all cheap..
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    Paging Dr. Rehab1, another rider down!

    I would bet that any umbrella policy would fight hard to exclude coverage related to any damage you cause while operating an EUC.
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    My fall...

    True. True.
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    My fall...

    Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a 100 percent recovery soon.
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    Tire slime or tube slime for inmotion v5F+?

    Yes, it pools to the bottom if the wheel is not spinning but there should be no feeling of imbalance when moving again because it spreads out quickly. I prefer this product to Slime. http://www.ride-on.com/bike-on-bicycle-formula.html It seals and balances the wheel at the same time. The substance is thicker and does not settle every time the wheel stops spinning. The balancing aspect of this material is only really appreciated at high speeds. Great in motorcycle tires as well. Like slime it has a different formula for each specific wheel application.
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    Tesla First Impression Boxed

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    Tire slime or tube slime for inmotion v5F+?

    Pick up your own tire pressure gauge . https://www.amazon.com/Tire-Gauges/b?ie=UTF8&node=15709131 Even the cheapest one out there is better than trying to figure out PSI by squeezing the tire. If it reads zero and you have air in the tire, the gauge is broken. Slime will not interfere with pressure gauge readings assuming you just inflated the tire and blew the valve open with pressurized air, and closed the valve by releasing the pressure of air. You should not feel any difference riding a slimed tire with the same PSI
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