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  1. Esper

    My new Mten3!

    So then I need to get a drill bit, a file, and a valve extender. I kinda just wanted to get a smaller valve but I can't find one.
  2. Esper

    My new Mten3!

    Hey @Marty Backe I seem to have an issue with my Mten3. I removed the tire to place a new one on and it started leaking pretty badly, so I got a new valve. Thing is, the one I removed is completely different from the one that you have on your video. The markings I see on the inside are E024 and L825 that second number could be a L625, but it's hard to tell. Now, Since I got a set of these TR412s, I can't fit them into the hole, its too small. Would it be a better option to buy the correct valve size, or drill the hole bigger? Next question, The valve placement tool is too fat to fit in the gap on the rim, did you have that issue with yours?
  3. Hey @Rehab1 what dimension of the vinyl did you purchase? I got a 1'x5' roll. I hope the 1' across is big enough.
  4. For the Rustoleum, was that black, or did you need to paint the black overtop of it?
  5. Emailing support, using the website contact, or Jason's personal email all go to the same place. So using all three does nothing but fill his inbox with more of the same message. Since everything has been silent since saturday, I'm guessing this has been resolved?
  6. Esper

    My new Mten3!

    Wow! That's a lot more expensive than I initially thought it would be. How can the foam cost that much.
  7. Esper

    My new Mten3!

    I'm going through another change in aesthetics and wanted to know where I can get new foam pads. The ones I've got are pretty beat up. Any recommendations?
  8. Since I'm in the process of working on my wheel, I should get a vinyl wrap.
  9. Darn, The valve worked perfectly before I cleaned away the gunk that was near it. I think the gunk was keeping the valve air tight until I removed it. I don't want to have to take it apart again, but I'd rather replace the valve first rather than risk using all that slime only to have it fail and have to remove the tire with all the slime in there.
  10. Hey @Marty Backe, I had time over the weekend to install that new tire. You're right, it's a pain in the butt. I did the method you used to try and get the bead seated and overinflated to make sure it stayed and whacked it with a rubber mallet. Hopefully the bead stays. But when I was changing the tire, since it was originally a tubeless version, it had a ton of grime inside that I tried to clean up. I think this ruined the seal on the valve and now it's leaking air, (confirmed with a little soapy water) Do you think the tubeless bead sealant by Slime would be better than your suggested emergency flat repair for tubeless tires Slime, that was linked in your video? Or do you think it would be worth it to take it all apart again and replace the valve?
  11. I had never ridden a unicycle before getting on a EUC. It took me two days of 2 hour sessions to get the 'concept' down and then another few days of practice after that to fully grasp everything else. The second hardest thing for me after getting on and off was being able to look in a direction that isn't forward without losing my balance. 2 years later, I'm still practicing how to go backwards and haven't gotten it down yet. In total, it took me 4 hours after opening the box to learn to get it going without falling off and about 6 hours more on how to comfortable position myself as well as look in other directions. I've taught other people how to ride as well. My friend who knew how to ride a traditional unicycle learned in 5 minutes. Another friend, who grew up in Kenya, learned in 2 weeks of several 5 minute sessions. My boss at my current job, older white male, learned in 2-3 weeks with a few hour-long sessions. The thing to note here is that everyone learns at a different pace. The more time they use to practice, the quicker the "aha!" moment clicks into place and they can ride.
  12. Its also on the left underneath our pictures. Like yours is " InMotion V8, retired: Gotway MCM2s, IPS 132 "
  13. Well the wheel is a Mten3. and I already ordered the tire. So the only part I'd be paying for is the labor really. Does this information help?
  14. That's not at all an answer to the question I asked. I know I can buy the tools and I already know how to do it. Maybe let me rephrase it so you might answer the question then. What should I charge someone that wants ME to change THEIR tire?
  15. Esper

    Dualtron II EX

    It's been quite a while since I last took a trip into this forum and man, I can't say I'm happy about the quality of this product in the time I've been gone. Had we all known how many problems we'd be facing, and how frequently, none of us would be here. I'm sorry you're having issues with your wheel. I did quite a number of different modifications on the rear tire in an attempt for me to get it working for over a week and none of them worked. The only thing that I can think of when you get 5 flats in a week is that there is something inside the tire that is puncturing the tube. Look for a staple or something sharp that could be poking through. If you have the option to buy a better quality tire, one that probably 5 ply or something, get it. A thicker, stronger tire, that is well made, will be your best friend. Sadly, the number of manufacturers that supply this size of tire are very limited and the tires are rated at a lower speed than what the scooter actually goes. I've never found a tire that fits the use of what we put it through in the time I had mine. Maybe things will work in your favor. Good luck!
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