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  1. Just got some informations about new, 16" wheel from King Song. Information is unofficial, but I got it from well-informed source. Specs are very promising: 2000 W cont power motor 45 kph max speed 1554 Wh battery New wheel will have designated front and back, just like many other wheels (Ninebot Z10 for example). It's very possible that we will see the first photos soon. https://najednymkole.pl/en/new-16-unicycle-from-king-song/
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    V10/V10F - Overload still an issue or solved?

    If cash is a main (and only) factor, I would agree. But I'm just sharing my experience (and many others as well). My first wheel I bought was KS-16C, because I assumed that I won't need the extra range of more expensive KS-16S. I was thinking that 40 km of range will be more than enough for me. After just a one month I realized that I was wrong, horribly wrong. However the cash was already spent for a wheel with limited capabilities... I agree that V10 autonomy is about 35 km, it's very similar to my KS-16 due to almost same battery capacity. But I strongly disagree with claims that upgrading to KS-18L will add 10 - 15 km more. In fact, I get about 60 km of range on my KS-18L under similar riding conditions. By riding faster and more aggressive i get 55 km. So investment in V10F or KS-18L will give you additional 20 - 30 km. And this is a significant difference
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    V10/V10F - Overload still an issue or solved?

    Don't go for V10. Trust me - 650 Wh battery will soon become an annoying limitation for you.
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    New 16″ unicycle from King Song

    But hey, dont worry Don't forger that factory 16x3" tire have quite stiff sidewalls. This is why you can really benefit from relatively low pressures without risking snakebite for example.
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    New 16″ unicycle from King Song

    Not at all! There will be even programmable damping... by varying pressure in 3" tire
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    New 16″ unicycle from King Song

    I think it will be based on KS-18L/XL controller, with some software changes. So it's possible they won't face the problems they had with early KS-18L. I would even bet that they will reuse the same engine embedded into smaller rim and the real speed will be 40 kph, 5 kph less than advertised (same like with KS-18L) I think it would be a clever move - reuse quite new but proven & matured platform in mechanically & visually new product.
  7. There are both speakers and buzzers used in EUCs. Speakers are used for playing music and voice warnings, buzzers are for beeping sounds. MSX doesn't have speakers. The most simple but effective solution is to buy loud buzzer, put it on the top of the EUC and connect in place of original one. The one below is an example, I think it will be OK, but I don't know what exact type of buzzer is installed to the MSX. This one is with integrated generator and may be driven with voltages between 3 and 28 V: https://uk.farnell.com/projects-unlimited/ai-4228-twt-r/buzzer/dp/1192952 You can even go further and add switch for switching between internal, quieter beeper and external, "loud as hell" when riding faster and/or wearing full face helmet
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    THE HELMET THREAD

    It's a pleasure to follow advices of a clever man! You're rigth My head won't be bigger than it is. And Fox Rampage Pro Carbon gets excellent reviews, is quite light and by having MIPS protection should protect from this kind of falls that are EUC specific. Already having another Fox helmet I'm pretty assured it will be a good choice. I've just ordered this helmet and Sena 10S Bluetooth set. I will soon post my experiences with both.
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    KS18XL strange noise

    You made me thinking of vinyl wrapping my new XL How does vinyl adhere to the rubber coating of the XL shell?
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    New 16″ unicycle from King Song

    Aaah, it's easy to explain. You just know that your motorcycle will give you expected safety level even with higher speeds. This is not the case with EUC - there is some spot in the motor characteristics curve where achievable torque will be less that required... booom, faceplant! Motorcycle will just settle on max speed, which usually is much higher than you need. I previously set my KS-18L to warn me at 35 kph and to tiltback at 40 kph. And I don't remember when recently I got a tiltback... Of course one may say that I'm too cautious.That's true - I am I've faceplanted several times due to excessive self-confidence when I was just learning to ride or due to unexpected road bumps etc. Now I prefer to ride slightly slower - there is less possibility of faceplanting, more time to admire the views (in many meanings... ) and get better range on single charge. 30 - 35 kph is good for me.
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    New 16″ unicycle from King Song

    I hope KS is aware of the culture they created and that this culture has been widely recognized by the community. 45 kph is just enough as a safe speed margin. But most people will focus on extended range and enhanced safety from high power capable motor and battery.
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    New 16″ unicycle from King Song

    It's a serious guy who closely cooperates with King Song for a long time. For now I consider this information at least very plausible, but I think we will be able to confirm or deny this information within just few days. 55 kph with just 16"? I don't think that going above 40 kph is a good idea with such small wheel. Certainly it won't be competition for MSX (but this is completely different size), but I think it may compete with Nikola and will be supreme to Tesla.
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    New 16″ unicycle from King Song

    I'm very curious about pedal height. It's one of the biggest limitation to the current KS-16 line. I hope the new wheel will be at least similar to Z10. I'm also pretty sure that the tire will be 16x2.5, similar to the V10.
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    KS18L headlight issue

    If you bought your wheel in EU you have 2 years of seller responsibility. LED lifespan is very high - Cree (manufacturer of LEDs used in KS-18L/XL) states that after 10 000 h their LEDs will keep 94 % of original lumen output. Swapping the lights is only a temporary solution, the swapped light will also stop working sooner or later. You seller should repair both lamps by replacing boards with the new, thermally improved ones (old was made from glass-epoxy substrate, new is made from metal core substrate). Old, glass-epoxy boards we're designed improperly, so LED overheated over time. This is design flaw, so should be repaired under warranty. But you don't have to return whole wheel to the seller for repair. It will be inconvenient both for him and for you. You can replace these boards by yourself. Just request your seller to send you boards for warranty replacement. Each board is mounted to the lamp fixture with two small screws. Piece of cake
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    THE HELMET THREAD

    You are in better situation than me, because as a motorcycle rider you can easily and rationally justify spending more money to a top-notch, expensive helmet that will be universal for both activities - motorcycling and unicycling. On the other hand, I have to remember that going on very long routes I am more at risk of an accident. Saving on the safety of my head, which I use to earn for all these pleasures, would be stupidity. I hope that Fox Rampage Pro Carbon helmet will be compatible with Sena SMH10 headset.... But it's expensive as hell... have to save few bucks. F**k, at least month without roulette and hookers
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    How do I silence the system beeps my 18XL?

    You just need to unplug buzzer cable from the controller PCB. Elegant and fully reversible operation. Remove both side covers then unscrew top cover and push it few centimeters up for easy access to the controller PCB: REMEMBER - by disconnecting buzzer you are making your King Song a Gotway wheel. It's an important safety feature. Tiltback alone is not enough. Consider turning on voice prompts after you disconnect buzzer.
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    Best KS shell color

    It depends on exact wheel model. For example, glossy black KS-16 shell is made from black plastic and is not painted. But KS-18L glossy black shell may be actually made of white plastic, painted with gloss black paint (as in my case). As you can imagine, there will be huge difference in how scratches looks on both wheels. Rubber & metalic coatings are always a paint.
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    KS18XL strange noise

    You can always repaint your wheel There is even something called "rubber in spray can". It masks well any scratches and protect the surface to some extent. But the main point is that you can peel this rubber coating off your wheel and repaint again I used it few days ago to refresh my KS-18L after 5 000 km and it looks nice & promising.
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    THE HELMET THREAD

    Good news - Fox makes helmets in XXL size also But I feel your pain. MET, Giro and many others forgot that there are people with head circumference above 61 centimeters. Fox Rampage Pro Carbon MIPS tempts me so much... It's not only one of best reviewed helmets, but perfectly match my existing Fox Metah with color and style. But the price tag is killing me... Maybe I will have to prepare order in some web shop, place mouse pointer over "Make order" button, drink few Baltic Porters and finally hit that LEFT MOUSE BUTTON
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    THE HELMET THREAD

    I had few faceplants in my history, but never even touched the ground with any part of my head or helmet. But I also know that this is a bad idea to abuse my luck, so I decided to buy an full face helmet. I'll probably start with testing Fox Rampage, because I already own Fox Metah that fits my giant head and Rampage is also available in XL size. Not to mention there is Rampage version that fits my jacket
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    THE HELMET THREAD

    ...and this is why it's good to have a full-face helmet First, it will save your head and teeth. Second, there is a chance that helmet will hide your face enough, so she won't remember it. Next time you can always say her: "Yeah, I know that man. It's a rookie from the neighborhood. Saw me once, got impressed and bought similar wheel, similar helmet... You know, he tries to be as good as I am, but... you know, babe... There can only be one master..." And for God's sake, do not faceplant again on her eyes
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    THE HELMET THREAD

    Remember to ride safe, bro! You may get into serious trouble by hearing "Oh, man! I wanna have a baby with you!" when passing by some cute girl...
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    THE HELMET THREAD

    They're lacking bass, that's all If one is a bass maniac, they will disappoint him. But medium and high tones are even clearer and crispier than in conventional headphones. I also missed bass... for three days. Finally, I got used to it and started to enjoy the rest
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    THE HELMET THREAD

    I'm afraid that Aftershokz may be not compatible with full face helmet But there are numerous Bluetooth headsets, that are specifically designed to be fitted inside the helmet. They still don't block your ears, so may be less isolating.
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    King Song Battery Bank for Extra Range

    An external battery (in any form), optionally connected to the unicycle is not such a simple matter. If the internal battery has a different voltage than the external battery, there is a risk of severe sparking during connection, and consequently there is risk of burns to the user. In addition, battery that is more charged will charge the less charged one, which can cause the battery with a lower voltage to exceed the permissible charging current limit significantly. This can result in damage to the battery or even in a fire. These problems could be solved by using additional special electronics inside the EUC. However, this would increase the cost of the device, while reducing its reliability.
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