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  1. This thread has been a great read so far and I want to thank everyone that had posted. Its remarkable to access to information from literally around the world due to our love of EUCs. I only smart enough to that I dont know much so all I can add to this is my opinions and assumptions. Watching how here in the US trying to get some form of economic relief quickly turned into a political tug of war I have to imagine it's been the same in most of countries effected as well. I dont think things will be quite the same once we get on the other side of this. There will be a loss of freedoms (my opinion) but this time it wont be effecting a minority like banning the use of dirt bikes on your own property. This will be a loss of freedoms for everyone. As long as what is lost doesnt mess with day to life very much I dont think the majority will really care too much. But each time an even like this happens more will be lost. On a brighter note I did get to show how great a quick trip to the store can be on a wheel today. It's always cool to put smile on peoples face when you roll up and toss a wheel in a shopping cart!
  2. The MSP climbed a hill that only the MCM5 could climb That alone just put this at the top of my list. Is there still a normal beeper in case the speakers get ruined by rocks or sticks? The speed seems more than adequate for me. I'm used to cruising around at 23 to 24mph on the mcm5 which eats the battery up pretty fast. On these larger wheels those speeds should still give me range too! Do you notice a difference in voltage drop with the 21700 batteries?
  3. The MSP climbed a hill that only the MCM5 could climb That alone just put this at the top of my list. Is there still a normal beeper in case the speakers get ruined by rocks or sticks? The speed seems more than adequate for me. I'm used to cruising around at 23 to 24mph on the mcm5 which eats the battery up pretty fast. On these larger wheels those speeds should still give me range too! Do you notice a difference in voltage drop with the 21700 batteries?
  4. This is looking like a really nice wheel, once oscillations are sorted in the first few production runs. Having a baby threw a wrench into the new wheel fund but that just means I can see how the new ones fair. Looking forward to the over heat test since I love riding off road!
  5. That's good to hear! I would love to get one, and "down tune" to 1.05. Being in So Cal we dont get much wet weather so I think my switch would be fine. Keep the shinny side upright!
  6. 126v was my thoughts too. On the MSP I'd opt for more battery over the speakers. Can't have too much range!
  7. Do you think there will be a "plus" version coming out shortly after you get your personal wheel like the Nicola? How did the torque feel going up hill? In Mickey's review it look like a big improvement.
  8. @BleepBloopBlop, I've read this whole thread from the begining but it's been since day one and I dont remember which firmware your running. Are you still in 1.05? Also, have you had the pedals go soft at high speeds since you famous hand plant?
  9. I have over 3k miles on mine. As long as it's a smooth path the wheel handles the speed very well
  10. I really hope they get the firmware sorted on both the XL and the 16x. There isnt any reason they can't make them perform like they should. Seems like the 2k watt motor was actually safer at higher speed. My mcm5 has 1500 watt motor and a tiny wheel and I have not had the pedals go soft on me above 25mph. I'm also 185 without gear so not exactly light payload for the wheel. I'm holding off for a good working version of both the XL and the 16x before upgrading. Thanks for the videos @Flyboy10
  11. @Freewheeler I ride by your house all the time. I charge up at the deltaco next to the bike trail. Your in such a great location for riding! I live right by where this ride is going to start. But I work weekends and 800wh reqire topping off every 20miles unless the pace very slow. Santa didnt bring me a large battery wheel.....or a new job this yr Have a beer or 3 for me!
  12. That's me........per pedal
  13. 16XL with a 2100wh battery
  14. I blame my phones auto correct....because "gotwat" should be in everyone's phone dictionary
  15. The throttling has always puzzled me a bit between Gotway and Kingsong. My mcm5 will get to top advertised speed on a full charge, the speed that it beeps is always dropping as the battery falls, and I would suspect this is the same on other Gotway wheels as wells. Kingsong on the other hand seems to limit the top speed so that it can achieve that speed down to 50% under load then it starts dropping in step with battery voltage. In the case of the 18xl dropping from 50% instead of 25% I have no idea why they changed that. Is the general consensus that most people would rather have it done like Gotway and just drop the top speed as the voltage goes down? This should give us a 35mph 18xl on a full battery and 31 at around 50% under load. I dont hear anyone talking about the throttling on a Gotwat but they definitely dont go max speed down to 20% battery. I think it seems faster further down because 0% is not the same as a kingsong 0%.
  16. @Dr.Ben (total speculation on part) I have noticed the same phenomenon and my best guess is that there is a whole bunch of subconscious micro adjustments happening all the time. These tiny adjustments would happen too late if they were reactions that required thought. When you are in a position that not used all the time, like a half squat, the brain and the leg muscles needed to prevent the wobble just aren't as developed. For instance, if I'm going into a strong head wind I like to crouch into a downhill ski position to save some battery. This produced wobbles in the begining but now it doesnt. My dad who almost never squats down very far can't do this without large wobbles. He has about 2k miles under him on the same wheel but since that position isnt normal for these tiny micro adjustments the wheel wobbles.
  17. I've put almost 3k miles on my mcm5. It loves to wobble but I'm so used to it now it doesnt happen very often anymore. I'm almost always in a slight slalom (micro carving) if I'm above 22mph. Feet too far forward give wobbles on breaking, too far back wobbles going forward. The wheel is so small it's just sensitive. Being relaxed plays a huge part too. Reverse figure 8s at a pretty slow speed produce wobbles for me still. I'm way too tense going backwards.
  18. Agree with everyone here. The XL will keep new wheel itus at bay for long time.
  19. I really hope Santa brings me a larger battery wheel for Christmas!
  20. I live in southern CA where the first 5min of rain is confusing, but I'd still love water protection!
  21. Flying W

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Its squidsleap but I think I need to put more videos up lol. I'll put some up soon, all cell phone though. I only have 2 videos up right now and a bunch on my phone!
  22. Flying W

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    I have a video of me poorly riding backwards on the mcm5, and I have a YouTube account but I dont know how to put it on here with a thumbnail. I can turn left and right but only with exaggerated shoulder movement and free mounting into reverse is total crap shoot. I thought he meant you haha
  23. @Patton250, if your leaking air is slow try some slime (or slime like product) to fix it. I've pulled some things out of my tires and pumped em back up (like in @Marty Backe's video on fixing a tire with slime) and it worked. It wont fix valve stem cuts or slashes but small holes work just fine. I've also pinched tubes before when changing tires and it isnt cool having to take it apart a second time
  24. Does anyone else who upgraded have mushy pedals? Sounds like an awesome wheel if the pedals are firm!
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