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Nick McCutcheon

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  1. I’m working on data consolidation to make it easier to find the data that’s needed, as well as redesigning one of the document storage websites for my company.
  2. Who knows? Maybe one of these weekends I can road trip up there! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ We’ll see how busy I end up being but I hope we can meet up before I head back to Cali. I’m here for 12 weeks including this one.
  3. I’m doing a summer internship in Columbus and I had my wheel shipped to my temporary address. I was wondering if there’s any riders here that’d be down to ride sometime!
  4. Hey Jake! I think we talked over the phone (or maybe I’m misremembering). I don’t think I’ll be available to ride for a while but I’m sure others would be down for a ride at some point
  5. The seat has changed the game so much for me, I miss it when I ride any other EUC now! I have the 1600Wh 84v version with the new 2000W motor, which feels noticeably lighter than the 2400Wh version, but I still love it. It also handles potholes at speed like a champ! It doesn't have a ton of torque, but I've done a large pedal mod to get a bit of handling and power back. In an ideal world, I would sell this one and upgrade to the upcoming Monster 2 100v version when it comes out, but I think it'll be a while since I'm most likely going to wait for Jason at ewheels to stock it.
  6. @Cracka I’m sure @Flyboy10 would be able to help out, but I’d be down to meet up and see what’s going on. I’ve had a bit more experience on the MSX now, since I helped some of my wheel buddies with large pedal mod. And I ride my ACM2 daily/have done a complete reassembly of it, so I’m no stranger to weird GotWay behaviors
  7. I just wanted to update everyone, I seem to have repaired the battery! I made sure each pack was at the same voltage before plugging them into the wheel, and the wheel charges up fully. I haven’t done extensive riding tests yet, but if something goes wrong (which hopefully should not happen), I’ll be posting it here. Thanks for all the help everyone, I really appreciate it
  8. I emailed Michael for a different reason a few days ago, but I haven’t heard anything back yet. He’s probably got a lot of emails to sort through.
  9. Yep, I can just use the light charger (it takes two cells, so it’s perfect for this). Thanks for the reassurance. I already bought some of the same NCR18650PF cells that the pack is made of, would it be unsafe to use them? I may still be able to cancel my order.
  10. It's good to hear at least this is doable. Thanks for the advice, especially about the 0.1V difference. Do you know how to discharge cells in case they come fully charged? Oh wait, I just remembered I have a headlamp that takes 18650's, I can just leave that on for a couple of hours I bought a spot welder to avoid the pain that comes with trying to solder strips to the cells, so hopefully that will make things a bit easier. And yes, I am quite scared, but I will take all steps possible to make sure I don't accidentally short anything.
  11. I did try the stock charger, it can’t charge the pack any more than the fast charger. I hope I’ll be able to replace the damaged cells. It’s still weird about my motor though, since the bearings are brand new as well. Your monster may have a bearing issue though, I’ve seen one other tesla owner with that problem. And of course! There’s no way I can give up on this wheel, it really is the best all-arounder like you’ve said. Pretty soon I’ll have enough spare/broken parts to build a whole new acm...
  12. Hi all, Unfortunately I just suffered a bad crash on my ACM2, which required me to replace the shells (I’m fine aside from road rash, but the wheel wasn’t...) The repair went well, and I even replaced my motor during the repair as it had been dented. During the crash, I noticed one of the battery packs had taken what appeared to be only a slight bit of external damage to the blue wrapping layer, as the side panel had come open in a few places. Turns out, when I go to charge the wheel now, it only charges to 90% and then the charger (ewheels fast charger) turns on and then off in a cycle that lasts around 2 seconds. My theory is that this is because the BMS keeps continuously shutting off and then turning back on as it tries to protect overcharging a bad cell. I haven’t opened battery pack fully yet to inspect, as I need to use this wheel nearly every day, but I suspect I’m going to need to either replace a bad cell (low cost, lots of time to fix) or get a replacement pack (high cost, very little time to fix), and I want to know if anyone on here has had luck with replacing bad cells. I’m fine with paying for a replacement pack if I need to, but I’d rather try to save some money before doing that. Also, @Marty Backe, replacing the motor didn’t fix my axle play completely. So either I must not be tightening the nuts hard enough (I can’t imagine what sort of force it necessary in that case!!) or something else is going on here. Update: I took the casing off of the battery. Two of the cells at the edge of the pack are clearly dented, and some of the links that connect the batteries to the BMS have torn and are barely still attached. I’ve deemed this pack unsafe, just to be sure. So for now I’m going to have a 650Wh ACM... It looks pretty simple, just desolder and remove the bad cells, and replace/resolder the new ones, right? Update Update: I bought 3 replacement cells (I only need two, but it's good to have an extra) and a ~$100 spot welder, so I'm committed at this point. I'm sure it can't be too hard. Also, it turns out one of the dented cells had completely broken off from the nickel strips. Yikes!
  13. If it doesn’t fold, it’s likely a rideshare scooter converted onto a personal one, most likely a bird since they’re the easiest to convert. Where did you get this scooter? If you look under the deck, near the rear wheel there should be a sticker with the model, it’s likely an ES4 since it has the external battery. It’s very tough to convert it to a folding scooter, you have to use a dremel to cut the welds and then there’s some other stuff you have to do, but it’s easy to mess it up. Also, I’m not sure if you have this power @Marty Backe but this probably belongs in the escooter section, if you’re able to move posts.
  14. Ah, that makes sense. 1.11 is what I’m on, so you likely wouldn’t have this issue. Thanks for the suggestion, but enabling/disabling voice prompts in both the green and blue apps doesn’t get rid of it. I don’t know of a third party app that can control voice prompts.
  15. Are you on the latest firmware? I don’t know what my issue could be, because I had my prompts off as well. It’s only after the update that the please decelerate became enabled/permanent.
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