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  1. Thought I would share my handle install with the forum in case it is helpful. Bought it on eBay and can be mounted to front or the rear. I chose the rear just for ergonomics/appearance. Works/fits fine with the power port. Makes it also easy to wheel around if powered up, just by applying slight pressure front/back. Basically drives itself, as you'd expect. For the install, you will need to bend the steel plate that goes over the lower part of the wheel, as shown. It comes as a 100% straight piece. With this slight angle at center, it creates a flush fit. To install, you'll need to pre-dri
  2. Thanks for this Jim B. Yes, glad I was wearing helmet and full pads for sure. The moment I get the beeps now I definitely lay off. Not worth it.
  3. Indeed - have made a big "note to self" on that one now!
  4. Thanks for this KingSong69. Makes sense that this is not due to too much heat as you are saying. I believe it was ultimately overlean combined with not paying due attention to the 80% alarm that did it. Thanks for taking the time to reply - much appreciated. J
  5. Good idea. Or perhaps a built-in limiter of some sort that won't allow you to push it past it's breaking point along with the audio feedback to let you know that's what's happening. Even if it has to be conservative and you loose a bit of top end, I would gladly trade that off for taking another spill. IMHO should be a feature -- and maybe allow an override switch for crazy people.
  6. Thanks everyone. I'll take a stab here at each of the questions in the thread - combining them into one single reply to make it easier for everyone to read and follow: Where is your ACM from (dealer)? Is it new or used? It is new. 1.5 weeks old. Bought on eBay from a regular seller of these but I am not sure I'd call them a dealer - maybe, maybe not. But it was new. Version 2. Has the new grippy style pedals on it as well. I've not taken it apart to see if it is indeed the better 12 mosfet version but I would assume so. What version ACM is this, 67V or 84V? It is
  7. Yup. My 1.5 week old Gotway ACM just gave out at over 30kph... sending me flying. Had been riding for about 15 mins or about 3-4 miles on pavement and then gave it gas going uphill north of 30kph and then it just died. It went down, then I went down. Thankfully, I was wearing full pads and helmet but am a great deal scraped up. I had some foam padding on the ACM that at least helped protect it a little as well. Two questions, in case anyone knows the answer: 1) Is this failure a common problem with the ACM? If so, what causes it -- as I will not want to go through that again if I can
  8. Thanks meepmeepmayer -- just bought it. Now let's see what actually arrives!
  9. Thanks everyone. Great feedback. Based upon this, I'm ruling out the A1 and C+ and going for something with more speed. So now I believe it's between the Gotway MCM3, MCM4 V3, and ACM. MCM3 seems a great value at $500. **There seem to be a lot of fans for the ACM out there and I have spotted one -- Gotway ACM 680Wh v2 new for $650 which seems like a deal.
  10. Digging further, based upon suggestions I have also recently spotted the Gotway ACM at a decent price point. So adding this to the list of potential ones to consider, along with the others.
  11. Yes. Duly noted litewave.
  12. Thanks guys. So, sounds like speed is a limiting factor of the base Ninebots so perhaps ruling out the A1 and C+. Ideally I don't want to spend more than $600. Based on the feedback, I'm going to look next closer at the Gotway MCM3 ($500 plus shipping on tec-toyz), Ninebot E+ ($650 on ebay) and Gotway MCM4 V3 ($660 on AliExpress).
  13. Thanks guys. Very helpful. I am now checking out the Gotway you referenced. It does look to be a strong candidate.... yes which does make me consider that a different user name may eventually be required I'm open to all recommendations!
  14. Looking for some friendly advice. Soon to pull the trigger on my first EU. I'm considering a Ninebot A1 for $400 or Ninebot C+ for $440. The E+ looks to be hundreds more so ruling that out (if I really use like I hope to for commuting then I can always sell and upgrade later). I'll be riding 2.5 mi each way on city streets and sidewalks --- some bumpy spots but no off-roading. As best I can tell, the specs are nearly identical (12.5mph) and the only real difference is the padding on the sides of the C+. Does anyone have any insights they can share as to which might be the best pick? Tha
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