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    Ninebot Z10

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  1. Yeah I kinda got that from using it. It handled Seattle rain pretty well. At this point I’m trying to determine if there’s any way to prove it’s the control board or the motor, so I don’t have to risk tearing it down further.
  2. Thanks for the link. I’m a terrible gear head when it comes to these. I’d just like it to work, so I’d be tempted to send it for repair before opening up the motor myself. Are you aware of cases where water made its way inside the motor of the s18? It seems strange that it would get all the way in there.
  3. I recently got a little mud on my s18, hosed it off, and now it’s not working. When I turn it on, the app displays a motor error along with a hall sensor error. The wheel doesn’t balance when I begin moving it and occasionally makes jerky corrections. I dried it out for a few days (which worked last time the wheel got a bit water logged), checked the control board, and opened the hall sensor cable cover. No visible signs of any issues. I even tried unplugging the control board and clearing the capacitors by pressing the power button. Any ideas on other things I should try?
  4. Thanks for the thoughts. I started it up yesterday and it started jittering a lot to stay balanced. This reminds me of when I fried the control board in my z10. I think I did something to the board. I’ve contacted the reseller and they’re sending the diagnostics to Kingsong. I think Kingsong needs more Seattle-based product testing. We’ll tell you if your product is actually “water resistant”.
  5. I recently rode my s18 in a bit of snow. It rode fine but it recently refused to completely shut off. The tail lights would keep blinking back on and the front light would strobe. It also beeped frequently. More recently I was able to connect to the unit’s Bluetooth even while it was shut off to which I got the error code 223 mentioning that charging was over current or over voltage. I just turned it on now and it seems to be behaving normally with a normal temperature. I’m a little scared to plug it in and might wait a day. I’d prefer it doesn’t set my apartment on fire or something.
  6. Well I will say it's comfy af. Like a slightly less gutsy magic carpet in the bumps and potholes of Seattle. I just don't want to be worried it's going to throw me on to the street when I least expect it. From what everyone's saying it sounds like that isn't likely. I would hope Kingsong would add more internal fail-safe measures inside these things in the future.
  7. I had never known about this thank you! Given that there IS a lifespan to these I'm surprised they don't have backups (is that possible?) Or a software timer that requires you replace the board regularly. For an electric bike this wouldn't be a big deal but these things are ground helicopters.
  8. Rev Rides took care of the fix so the only thing I saw was a slightly darker spot on the inside of the shell which I had them replace. What you're saying sounds scary. Is this something that can happen over time with normal use? Is there any way to pre-diagnose something like this? I hate the idea of constantly being ready to be bucked off. The wheel did lock. It was like I was being tripped. No ragdoll behavior, it was like someone hit the brakes. No beeps or anything. The unit didn't turn on afterwards.
  9. In terms of product design the thing is just a beautiful TANK. It feels much more clunky to stand on in comparison to the S18 though. Definitely feels like an earlier innovation in terms of ergo.. but damn. I'd like another wheel made like that again.
  10. So after 4k miles I finally managed to blow a little hole in my tire. This appears to maybe be something that I could patch up without taking off the wheel but I would love any suggestions. I prefer not to take this thing apart. On a side note if anyone's interested in a functional Z10 with wheel issues for a low price I would be willing to sell it as I have another wheel now. The rim is slightly dented from hitting a couple heavy bumps but the wheel is fully functional. DM me if you're interested in more details. I'm in Seattle.
  11. Really good to know. I have mixed feelings for sure as these things are basically ground helicopters in terms of points of failure, but they're so dang convenient! Awhile back when cleaning my Z10 I managed to jam a towel into the wheel while it was on which fried the control board. I've heard this can happen from too much stress. Do you happen to know if most control boards fail at the same place? Would it be unreasonable for a manufacturer to build a sort of fuse-box scenario into the control board? You can probably tell I'm a designer and not an electrical engineer 😬
  12. @meepmeepmayer@~~~o~~~ I really appreciate both comments. I overlooked the battery to motor ratio when purchasing this as I assumed it was better than a three-year-old z10 with a slightly damaged tire. IMO the Z10 is gutsy. Gutsy enough that I had never learned the terms for pedal dip and cutoff in three years of riding, and constantly throttled the thing. When I got the S18 I gulped down Kuji's acceleration test video and definitely throttled it as hard as I could, which is naive on my part. I weigh about 135 and managed to crash it at around 25mph within a block. It bounced and rolled li
  13. I'm posting here because I would love some thoughts from the community to help strengthen my relationship with these wheels. After putting over 4K miles on my Ninebot Z10 and loving it, I purchased an S18 in hopes of not face planting as often when hitting these huge potholes in Seattle. Shortly after falling in love with the S18, I send the thing into an accident by over-accelerating and inducing a strong pedal dip. This destroyed the trolley handle and ripped me to shreds. Diagnostics showed the unit was working fine after this. After a week of bandages I hopped back on to test if it wa
  14. Does anyone know if the body panels will be replaceable? Like, if you wanted to change the color later on?
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