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  1. Sorry. I already committed to something else. Next time!
  2. Bummer. I'm actually curious to see if the new firmware on my V10F can make it up so even without the Z10, I'm in for another group ride up this hill.
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    New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    It was actually the other way around, going faster caused me to overload much earlier. By going slow I was able to creep slowly up the hill before it overloaded. Since I've seen this concrete extreme hill, I can attest that is a VERY STEEP hill. A normal passenger car would have trouble making it up this hill. It's like a concrete version of my super steep hill but it goes on for about a quarter mile. But a GREAT hill to test for a lighter rider if the goal is to see what the limit is before OVERLOAD. For me, I don't need a hill this steep to get to overload. Let go back to my overloads. Going slow, it overloaded probably only 1/4 of the way up the hill with max power at 1900W or so. Going fast, and i'm talking I took a running start on the flat part topping out and 20mph and tried to climb the hill as fast as I could, I only went probably half of my previous overload showing 2500W max power. I had a couple more overloads at other parts of Griffith Park. Some of the trails I've done before with original firmware and have overloaded a bit earlier. This new firmware for a heavier rider I still to be a great step in the right direction. Most even heavier riders will never get an overload with moderate hills, but the big hill climbing heavy riders should probably look elsewhere.
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    New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    Too bad they don't sell two versions, regular and ATV All Terrain Vehicle version. It would only make sense to make one version for lighter or flat landers and one for heavier or hill climbers. I'd gladly pay extra for fatter heat sinks or more active cooling. And yes, coming home yesterday after the hill, when the battery was the lowest, I didn't get any additional OVERLOADS. My battery was at its lowest, Max Power and Temp was at it's highest.
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    New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    I haven't taken the wheel apart, but I personally don't ride in the rain at all so this wheel has never seen water/mud other than one 3-4 inch river I rode though early on. To clean, I take a leaf blower to the unexposed parts then wipe the outside down to include the exposed parts of the wheel and tire. Yeah, at some point, Bob mentioned overloads are related to heatsink temps. My overloads generally happen on long sustained uphill rides. Usually, I'm not doing too much speed, under 13mph and on steep sections, sometimes much slower. LOGIC tells me - Going uphill with my weight uses a lot of power which generates a lot of heat in the mosfets - Since I'm doing SUSTAINED uphills, the heatsinks have lots of time to get hot - Since I'm not doing too much speed since I"m climbing the hill, I'm not generating enough wind to cool the heatsinks - Since overloads are tied to heatsink temps, I get overloads. I just can't figure out why I can just turn off and back on the unit and within a minute I'm riding up the hill again. They can't cool THAT fast. Spock out.
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    New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    I didn't even notice that! and NO, I'm not a speed rider so this number must be off. I question many of the numbers actually, like the 1226 max watts. Many times I feel like i'm tippy toeing to get more power doing hills, pedal to the metal so to speak. But I still maxxed out at 1226W??? That doesn't make sense. My camera was not pointed low enough for you to see my tippy toe action. When I left the park, when I still had over 60% battery life, I did notice I was getting the speed warning at only 20mph but I need to do more testing to confirm this.
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    New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    Sorry had to redo the link, it's here (once it finishes uploading) https://youtu.be/4tngxSmOb5s
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    New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    Last week I made a video showing three times where it overloaded on me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V-HhN_WFNA. I just loaded up f2.2.8 and redid the hill test. Results were much better. Inmotion V10F FWv2.2.8, 2018-July-18, 515p-630p, Ernest Debs Park, Los Angeles, CA. Weather 80F with late afternoon sun (5 degrees cooler than original test). Rider weight 205lbs. Classic Mode. It might not be happening for 150lb @Stan Onymous, but for 200lb me, I'm gonna say there is a definite improvement in terms of OVERLOADS. I'm gonna cut to the chase and spare you the boring 14m video. Hill 1 - Single Track Test - It never overloaded. I was going just a hair faster today. Original vid reached overload area in 2:03, today I passed that area at 1:53 and kept on going to the end.... 6:50 minutes total. I'm going to guess even though I went another 5 minutes, the additional elevation was probably only doubled. At the end of this run, 75% Battery 1226W Max Power, 53C Mainboard Temp. Hill 2 - Super Steep Hill - It didn't make it much farther than the original test before it overloaded. Readings were 71% Battery, 1226W Max Power, 56C Mainboard Temp. BTW, In the past, if I went down this super steep hill with any speed (all braking), it would overload. i went down faster today with no overload. Hill 3 - Fireroad - I finally passed the point where I normally overload (usually 2 minutes) and pushed it harder towards the top. it finally overloaded near the top 3:20 into the hill. 66% Battery, 1226W Max Power, 59C Mainboard Temp. Boring Proof video (no commentary,, just riding) https://youtu.be/4tngxSmOb5s Me personally, I'm happy with update.
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    New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    I'm on it! If I don't get to it today, i'll knock it out NLT tomorrow.
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    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    One thing at a time. let's start with my 200lb weight first. If it "fails" with my weight, 250lbs would be moot. And honestly, at this point, I've only ridden the wheel one time for 5 minutes with somewhat low air pressure and the wheel felt like it had a mind of its own at times. I don't want to challenge myself on the side of a mountain with a 50lb backpack making me more unstable! Speaking of which, If there ever was a "controlled" test, I would have to say it would be @Marty Backe riding the Whittier stress test. Same mountain and same body weight with a difference in temperature. If the Z10 can't make it up a section that is not even the "overheat" super steep hill, I can't see how it will be able to carry me up to the top of a 4600 ft mountain. Well, I guess if " low speed torque" is the issue, we can race them up to the top without slowing down. I guess we'll find out Saturday.
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    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    @Marty Backe Okay, I'm in! Saturday morning, let's scale the 4600ft moderately steep hill with the Z10 carrying my 200-205lb rider weight halfway up and see how it does.
  12. Most people reviewing the V10F review the F model. You are 250lbs and are commenting on the non-F model with no problems, awesome. Two questions for you: 1) do you do hills at all? 2) did you put that cool checkered flag graphic on your pedals?
  13. Yeah big concert, all paid parking in the Greek lots today and news crews at the observatory. I just parked closer to Los Feliz should be heading up soon.
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    EUC’s and rhe police . US laws and ordinances.

    True, if the cops even know the law regarding electric vehicles anyways. I would imagine most don't.
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    EUC’s and rhe police . US laws and ordinances.

    oh, and at least for me anyways, this discussion is purely academic as in reality, california is a very progressive state. I don't think I would ever get sited on an EUC anywhere bicycles are allowed no matter what the law is. I've only got one warning ever, the park police told me "no bikes are allowed on the equestrian path" while I was on my EUC.
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