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About uekarashi

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  1. That looks like a fun happy summer ride, love it <3
  2. Well, that was lovely! I don't care much if it's placebo from reading all these forum posts, but: - acceleration and braking does seem sharper than before (it flies off the mark, and I can stop in the same or smaller stopping distance from what feels like higher speeds) - it stays level through long sweeping turns and just barely dips coming out of a tight radius turn I didn't take note of my battery, but I'll do so today and see if consumption is any improved - I tend to get something usually like 1.5% drop / km normally. Who knew it was possible to love the 18L more, but now that I've fixed (I think) the case rub issues, and it's handling like this, it's pure joy to ride.
  3. Oh, not at all. I just didn't want anyone misled that I had any kind of skills at all, when I was just hacking on it for selfish reasons. Nor more wheels than I actually have who do you think I am, @Marty Backe?
  4. I just completed the update first try on Android, no issues, now I can't _wait_ to ride the 15km home and see what it's like! Work can't end soon enough...
  5. I'm not going to be working on Z series support or features, as I don't own a Z wheel. I'm only really hacking on WheelLog to scratch my own use itches and will only submit PRs for those I think might be useful for at least a few other people.
  6. You're absolutely right - I eventually swapped to M3x30 and it works great! This is great right now.
  7. Following on from this excellent suggestion, I 3dprinted a kickstand instead, because 1) I kept waking up too late on the weekends to get to the hardware shops here, 2) this means I don't have to drill anything It's on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3715805 And @Lutalo, M3x35mm worked perfectly for me with the 3dprinted model:
  8. @Seba - This is old news, but I've just submitted a PR to add an 'Edit user distance', that allows one to key in the number that @hyperair kindly restored for me, directly into Wheellog itself. This will come in useful as I'm of a mind to try developing support for the newly-acquired IPS S5 and will thus be performing out-of-band updates frequently
  9. There's a couple of new hashtags, #inmotionv12 and #inmotionvx, that's been showing up on inmotion_jason's instagram...
  10. I've submitted a PR on github to not prompt for the wheel password if it's fairly obvious it's not an IM wheel, just to scratch me not wanting to cancel out of the password dialog for my KS18L
  11. I don't name my wheels, but they do have personalities... the V3Pro was like a happy little puppy just tootling around, the 18L is a rather smug large cat strolling around but gosh does it go if you poke it
  12. Some things to consider: 1. the Nikola is dang near 54lbs while the V8 is 30lbs - the lift switches on both are decent, but if stairs are a regular part of your life the Nikola will begin to feel fairly burdensome 1. the battery for the V8 is no featherweight itself, and will need to be carried on long rides - but if you need to carry the wheel on its own around town often, it's worth considering that even the extra battery won't bring the total package to anywhere near the weight of the Nikola. That said, 2 batteries on the V8 will get you 960Wh and the Nikola comes with 1600Wh, so if you're riding with more than a few >1200Wh wheels on a group ride and they want to go hard and far, the low battery power limitations of the V8 may start to be felt. @hyperair knows more about this than I do. 2. whether or not you'll be taking long rides frequently - it's not high effort to swap the batteries, but if you haven't got a good space to do it in (eg if you ride offroad trails frequently, etc.), it could be a little inconvenient. partner has taken a spare battery and swapped it during a long ride, and it took about 15 minutes, so this also relies on if a group you're riding with is happy to slack around while you do 3. as for whether frequent battery swaps are a good idea or not, the InMotion V8 was specifically marketed as being 'yay swap batteries easily', and it is in fact enclosed quite nicely - it's all of 8 or 6 6 or 4 Philips screws depending which iteration of the wheel you have, IIRC. eWheels has a nice video: https://www.ewheels.com/product/v8-480wh-removeable-battery-pack/ Hope these points help
  13. I ride both my own 18L and (under duress or when the 18L is being maintained) my partner's V8, and I do notice that 'centre' on the V8 is, of course, not 'centre' on the 18L. I tend to stand a little further forward on the 18L than the V8, but would still consider it quite far 'back' on the pedal (only the very tips of my toes over the front of the pedal) for easier braking and less toe cramping. I had the dickens of a time riding the V8 recently and took no small amount of happiness in bugging him about upgrading to a real wheel until I adjusted my feet to where the balls of my feet were on the front edge of the pedal.
  14. I see, thank you very much for your responses! I did decide to pick up the S5 as my secondary wheel after all it'll be here in a couple of weeks
  15. Oo, that's good to hear. If I may ask, what's your usage pattern like on the S5? Daily commute (how far?), just occasional pops to the shops, etc.?
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