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Marcglider

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  1. I live near Orlando... I see people coming here to Vacation and spending upwards of 10 Grand for their family vacation for a week That blows my mind!!! If you enjoy and get good use out of your wheel or any hobby you spend money on, than it is GREAT! If you keep the wheel in good shape, it has value and after a while, you can sell it if you decide to and your actual cost will not be that big. I just spent 10 grand on a dirt bike and gear, I don't try to justify the costs anymore, just try to use my purchases and have fun... since I currently own 6 wheels and have over 12 grand in this hobby, I am speaking from experience.... Enjoy and have fun, there will be plenty of time to worry about money for the rest of your life....
  2. I haven't been following this thread but I had a low voltage battery issue a while back on my Tesla and it turned out to be a bad connection (small 2 pin connector) on the small circuit board next to the battery... I have not had to open my MSX for any reason but you may want to just ck all your connectors before you start to get crazy which is what I was doing...
  3. I agree with the reflective wear, I almost bought one of those jackets on Aliexpress, they are only like $20... that being said, I am more concerned with my seeing small holes and objects in the road. Marty had is "incident" in broad daylight with bad repercussions, those kind of hazards are more of an issue at night... unless you slow down to about 5 mph which is not my nature, having enough light and focused in the direction you are going in is as important if not more than being seen... just my opinion
  4. I have read quite a bit on the headlight issues with all the different wheels... I do not do much night riding but I did buy a triple bulb 6500 headlamp I mounted to my helmet (amazon under $20)... in my opinion no matter what headlight is on the wheel, nothing compares to a bright light that will shine exactly where you move your head and are looking. The best/brightest light fixed on your wheel will not help you see to the side when you need to see the road ahead when you are turning...
  5. You guys can Photo Shop this monstrosity all day long and it wouldn't help, I am just not feeling it "AT ALL"... just one useless guys opinion Guess I will save my money for the next/next Gen when the designers come down from their "High", must be getting their hands on some really good shit!
  6. This may be true... I like the fact you are fully "suited up" in case your luck takes a turn, it would definitely hurt but you have the protection necessary to limit "damage" as much as possible... Merry Christmas
  7. Am I only one of the few that thinks there is enough "inherent" danger riding these wheels like hitting unforeseen obstacles like @Marty Backe recently as well as vehicles not paying attention, etc... ? Do we really need to take these wheels, push them past their limits, try to reprogram their safety limits, etc....? I think my MSX has a top speed of 35+mph... if going that fast is your goal, maybe buy a wheel that is designed for that?? I find nothing good about reading about accidents, or how people are suiting up "AFTER" their accidents...
  8. looks like in the pic he could slide a new nikola between his legs...
  9. Funny Marty, actually with the way GW is going, maybe I should get one just because when they end production, they may replace it with some psychedelic disco bowling ball looking wheel with huge speakers that will only play BeeGee's music from Saturday Night Fever... Of course cruising at 35+mph in prime GW fashion...
  10. You guys will love the MCM5 as I do... the only thing I find with mine is since I have other wheels with more clearance (Tesla, Z10, MSX, ACM), I find myself scraping the pedals frequently and have to make a conscious effort not to over lean in my turns definitely a fun wheel
  11. I have stayed quiet on this GW disappointment till now. All I can say is it looks like a KS 18L had sex with a V10F and this is the offspring... I am extremely happy I currently own an ACM as well as a Tesla. When I was thinking/hoping GW would design their next gen Tesla, I envisioned something similar, 3" tire, same motor and mosfet's (seem to be quite reliable) and at least 1300 batt... Safe, Reliable, Fast with me able to control tiltback etc.(thanks GW) is all I need/want, the circus lights can go, If I want attention, I will sign up for Facebook and post endless selfies
  12. Hey Hunka... this is exactly where the "waters get muddied"... I will take the word of @Jason McNeil to what is going on in the area of issues and problems as he is the largest distributor here in the US, has ALL the accurate info and I trust his word as honest with no hidden agenda... If and when he adds info regarding this issue, that will be what I use... bowing out..
  13. THANK YOU HUNKA... Finally we come to the heart of the issue with some clarity... Back some time when there was some lingering "reputation problems" with GW wheels (mostly the electronics and build quality), people were posting comments that were confusing "Safety and Quality" issues. Recently, and I do not recall which thread or posting, @Jason McNeil commented on the near "zero" percent of failure rate for a GW wheel, I think it was the MSX as compared to the Z10 and 18L... Anyway, If a guy buys a new Vette, gets speeding tickets and then crashes the car because he was driving recklessly due to the temptation of it's performance, then blames the car... Well you know where this is going and it seems maybe we have come full circle... Round 2
  14. I think if you are seriously going down that road, you need to do yourself a favor and find someone to let you ride their MSX... that wheel is flat out Awesome... I can also tell you my Tesla is now my favorite wheel and you know how much I loved the 16S...
  15. Start saving for a MSX... I got a few hundred miles on mine and no pedal scrapes...
  16. Hey Ruslan... Man that Sucks... I hadn't heard from you in a while, didn't want it to be this way. Don't have much to say except it's great you have no injuries...
  17. That SUCKS Marty... Heal up quickly... I have been Totally padded up for the past 6 months or so and Thankfully I have not needed it... You did not need to be the Poster Child for the importance of protection, but there isn't anyone more influential in this niche hobby to express that than you. They Say " things are good till they are NOT! " As I commented around 1 1/2 months ago on a member that was blindsided by a car, (he still chooses not to post the experience), he was only wearing wrist guards and is finally getting feeling back in his hand, he needs shoulder surgery and I guess the 18 stitches in his face has healed a bit... he will be out of work for quite a while, maybe he will give details in the future...
  18. The easy resolution is to purchase a "headlamp" like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/Boruit-6000-Lumens-CREE-XM-L-T6-2xR5-LED-Headlamp-Torch-Headlight-2x-Charger-/253782283035?hash=item3b169a531b ... it can be attached to your helmet and will shine light exactly where you are looking... they have different settings for brightness, flashing, etc... no fixed lamp will allow you to see to the side if you are making a turn, you will know something is there when you HIT IT...
  19. I spoke with him once a few days after and the rest was a single text 2 days ago... he found out sometime after that there was a police report, he has a friend at the PD who was going to find out the details... when I asked if it was a hit and run, he did not know any details at that time and I have no further details on anything but a required surgery from the text. After some time goes by, I will guess he will post details... it has been about 2 months now that I am fully geared up, wrist, elbows, knees, and full face helmet, I DO NOT ride without them... Ever. This is not because something happened, but just in case it does.
  20. One of our fellow members was hit by a car recently.... he has chosen not to tell his story right now so I will not go into details but he was hit without seeing the car... he woke up in the ambulance not even knowing he was hit by a car and does not have much recollection of what happened. He was only wearing wrist guards if that I think, he got about 18 stitches in his face, dislocated his shoulder and as of a few days ago, said he was scheduled to have surgery but did not elaborate on the specifics... one more story to reinforce the importance of wearing safety gear
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  22. I Agree, the flexmeter wrist guards are absolutely the best and I NEVER ride without them... I have 7 sets of the free ones that come with the ewheel.com orders, anyone who wants them can have them for free, just pay to ship...
  23. unless they upgraded/changed the firmware, you can not change the pedal angle during calibration... it goes to the neutral position... if I am wrong, please post with versions so I can adjust mine, I have not tried since I first got it... Thanks
  24. I own 2 helmets that I like and are slightly different... the BELL S3 and the FOX Proframe. Both are light weight BMX helmets and I definitely recommend either... I do not ride EVER without a helmet, I have never had a "faceplant", but if or when I do, I an not willing to guarantee a trip to the oral surgeon and/or plastic surgeon as well as the ER. The Bell has a removable chin guard, the adjuster inside the helmet is a thumbwheel in the rear that allows you to tighten the fit till it feels good. The visor is removable and it is my "go-to" helmet most of the time, I highly recommend it. The Fox chin guard is not removable but the visor is, the fit is adjusted with exchangeable foam pieces inside the helmet (3 sets of diff sizes are included). My main issue which is good and bad with this helmet is it has a very high level of ventilation. The first time I wore it was in the evening, I ran through some small "gnat swarms"... the ventilation allowed them to get inside the helmet, specifically in my ears. The issue is, unlike the Bell that has an opening directly across from your ear, the Fox does not. I have had this happen with the Bell but with the opening I was able to dig the bastards out with my finger. I have a cap like Marty with the the neck flap, when I use that this particular problem went away... As far as safety, they both have "MIPS"... look it up if you do not know what this is. There is different opinions regarding this safety feature as possibly being more of a marketing tool than a safety item, but I can tell you I feel very comfortable and safe with both and have no problem recommending either, in my mind, anyone not using a full face helmet that has a faceplant, WILL wear one after they do if they continue to ride... just my opinion
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