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  1. Thai-lad

    Improving riding in public...

    I guess these wouldn't qualify?
  2. Thai-lad

    In the news...

    Ready or not, the EV revolution is upon us. Sometimes in some unexpected forms https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/smart-cities-delivery-robots/
  3. Thai-lad

    New GotWay Nikola 17''

    Remember when $2K would actually buy you something?
  4. There are two kinds of crashes. Those where you have some indication things are going south before they go critical, and those that are totally unexpected and give no advance warning. With the later, your impact with the ground will be the first indication that you have a problem. No chance to react. No amount of preparation/training will help you with that initial impact.
  5. Thai-lad

    Helmet in ... white ?

    Some people haven't quite figured out this helmet thing yet.
  6. Having recently kissed the pavement at 30+ kph when a car pulled out in front of me at an intersection that was also embellished with a curved stripe of spilled oil, I can tell you I was on the pavement before I knew I was going down. I was wearing only a helmet and leather shoes. The worst damage was to my knee. It took 2 weeks for the majority of cuts and bruises to heal, but over 6 weeks for the road rash scar on my knee to heal. I did a rag doll roll so my shoulders didn't suffer any damage. But 4 of those weeks I was badly limping. The accident happened 100 meters from my home. Fortunately, I was on my motor scooter which took the brunt of the impact. I wear full gear on my EUC always. YMMV.
  7. Thai-lad

    Fast Charger Question...

    yes, cells heat up when charging, and swelling due to gas generation increases when cells are at 80% charge or more.
  8. Thai-lad

    Helmet in ... white ?

    looks like a great choice. flipping up the chin bar will also make it easier to take a drink of water while riding..
  9. Thai-lad

    Helmet in ... white ?

    Air brushing may weaken the structure of the plastic. For good faceplant protection, a crash proof chin bar is a must. White is a good color for hot weather.
  10. Thai-lad

    New GotWay Nikola 17''

    No, the firmware fix was just a band-aid to keep it from draining your batteries from what I've read. There's a whole thread dedicated to the topic so no need to repeat the info here. But the basic switch vs clever tension measuring system may or may not be at the root of the problem... So I'll wait for the early adopters to beta test the new wheels and report back here...
  11. Thai-lad

    New GotWay Nikola 17''

    the only difference in dimension appears to be the extra width needed for the gotway trolley handle.
  12. Thai-lad

    New GotWay Nikola 17''

    No, to my eye it looks like a silly traveling light show with boombox speakers that will trap mud, translucent panels that will scratch easily and likely crack, and a fat carrying handle that may need two hands to lift. I'll pass on this one. While the new KS looks interesting, I'll wait to see if it has the same issue about locking up while trolleying or not...
  13. So it COULD actually be static electricity related, since having the heat on indoors will lower relative humidity. Has it happened to anyone outdoors on a rainy day?
  14. What was the weather like? Cold outside with heaters running indoors, leading to low relative humidity?