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    Gotway Tesla (SOLD), Ninebot Z10, (King Song S18: Hopefully coming very soon!) (Veteran Sherman: Hopefully coming very soon!)

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  1. Yes, I totally agree with your statement/sentiments after trying desperately to track one down online! Only been able to find 16x3 for sale still, but absolutely No Chance of finding an 18x3 for love nor money!!!
  2. Great news on the decision to get the Sherman! I know exactly how you feel about the long wait, I'm in the very same boat too!
  3. If you refer to the "S18 Suspension Overhaul" thread, I have copied & pasted several in depth write ups from the EcoDrift EUC sellers/distributors in Russia! To date, they have stated systematically overhauling over a dozen of the S18's they have had in stock. This undertaking is before they even ship their wheels out to customers, knowing that the batch 1(and some batch 2) S18's in it's "out of the box" state are Not Fit for purpose! Now that is customer service at the very highest level, when a distributor Will Not knowingly allow faulty products to reach it's customers in the first place!
  4. Hopefully when you open up the wheel they are already fitted on each side of the battery compartment! Failing that, if you have to try and source the fuses, I believe @Marty Backe Did Not fit the 2 fuses to the demo Sherman when they were supplied to him by Veteran, so he may be able to send them on to you if you are OK to wait for shipping from California?
  5. OK, I fully appreciate what you are saying and that you quite rightly want to get some experience on the wheel at this stage. Just be aware that the "split spring washers" are not so much an area of concern regarding friction (although they can add to the issue dependant on how much torque was applied during assembly), but are very likely to destroy the bearings under load at some point. They can at the very least destroy the rubber bearing seals or worst case scenario, break the bearing/crack races into pieces! Split spring washers Should Never Ever be used up against the race of a bearing, as some kind of damage is inevitable. King Song are aware and supposed to have addressed this Now for current batches, but there are a hell of a lot of owners with S18's out there that are Not aware that this is a real area of concern!
  6. @dsd317 have you checked the linkage point where it attaches to the aluminium top housing? Your hi-res photo looks to show that you may well have the notorious "split spring washers" under the heads of those two bolts? If that is the case, you will no doubt find several more "split spring washers" both here and where the linkage arm attaches to the slider pivot point, which should definitely be removed and discarded to prevent damage to the bearings! Unfortunately, accessing those bolts/pivot points does require a Full Strip Down, but in the long run well worth the effort.
  7. An image was posted in the other V11 thread, although I'm not sure of it's origins but believe it to be from someone's more recently acquired V11 from the factory! Very Low Tech and does not appear to be a very solid long term solution, so hopefully re-tooling the molds once all the current saddles have been used up may see a properly implemented metal insert, instead of plastic!
  8. From what I have heard, plugging the charger in for the first time does indeed unlock the Sherman from it's "transport mode" I'm sure that has been confirmed here in the forums! Very glad to hear you are enjoying the New wheel, especially after All your dramas with the S18!
  9. I asked @Jack King Song directly and he said: "What I can say is that, we've looked at the suspension issue from all angles, whether it is the pedal base, or the spacers we've made the necessary adjustments to ensure the best possible suspension experience.", but this does not offer any actual detail as to what exactly they have changed. The change to the pedal bracket only came to our knowledge via the first owners noticing the change when some 2nd batch wheels arrived. I heard that there is supposed to be a King Song video coming showing how to implement the changes for owners or their dealers to retrofit replacement parts. To my knowledge, I don't think the full extent of All the changes have been made to the 2nd batch wheels that have been recently received and 3rd batch is more likely where any real differences will be noticed. But it would be a real help if King Song (@Jack King Song) would actually publish exactly what they have done/when they have done it, to help put owners/prospective owners minds at ease!
  10. Nice one, thanks for the reply.
  11. @redfoxdude just also wanted to check that the Chao Yang H-666 fitted to your S18 is in fact 18x3"?
  12. @redfoxdude Thanks a lot for the confirmation, I have inadvertantly become a tire collector in preparation for, hopefully 2 New wheels, so It was easy to spot the tread pattern of the H-666! Now that you have confirmed there were No fitment issues/tire rubbing, (and I know you have done some overhaul work as well, which may have helped in this area too!) I will have to try and track one down somewhere online myself to add to the collection!
  13. @Purplecycle at this stage, as I mentioned in my original post, I only have the CST-803 tire and I'm still waiting for the S18 (most likely Not going to see it in NZ until the later batch ships with All King Song's fixes done!) @redfoxdude could be a good resource on fitting a different tire than the standard H-5102, as I'm sure I spied a glimpse of the Chao Yang H-666 fitted to his S18 in the "Suspension Vs Non Suspension YouTube video he posted recently! If I am correct in spotting the Chao Yang on @redfoxdude's S18 and he has No issues with clearance, then that would be a fantastic/the best dual purpose option provided you can get a hold of one - as it's Now out of production!
  14. If you own an android phone and install the Latest version of WheelLog, @palachzzz has added a screen (swipe through to the last screen) similar to 9 Battery where you can check all 14 cells of both Battery 1 and Battery 2!
  15. It could also offer a little more clearance above the fender, where owners have complained of the shock sometimes touching causing the tire to rub! (too hard to tell in the video I posted though)
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