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  1. Hunka Hunka Burning Love

    Monster 22" (blue)

    Imagine if Dualtron were to make an EUC... I'd bet we'd have a very high quality Korean ultra speed 60kph wheel.
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    My MSuper V3s+ Ascent of Mount Wilson

    I wonder whether with regenerative braking one has to actively be braking to store the charge? Maybe cruising at a constant velocity or just enough speed so power draw is minimal to zero doesn't cut it. Maybe the key is braking while descending.
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    The Photo Thread

    Go Team Gotway USA!
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    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    It helps them get out of the way quickly and see where all the ruckus is coming from. Don't even need to use the bear bell when you got "Rick Astley" on loud.
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    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Really? I wasn't going to post it since I threw it together quickly yesterday using Lightworks which wasn't as intuitive as it first looked. That plus the Xiaomi phone really is not great at video. I stabilized a couple clips with the camera post-processing feature after viewing them. With the wind noise I thought it made the audio unusable. Oh well, I thought I would share how fun the Tesla is to zip around on so I just put the raw video clips in, and it did seem to convey the speed factor. The wind noise is pretty accurate to what I hear at some points. I need one of those mic mufflers. Mileage is at about 328 km so far. It's a good trail with few people so I can zip around. The S curves are fun to take at speed. You can't see it, but I'm leaning over quite a bit to the side to maintain speed in the curves. The last thing I ever want to do is alarm a pedestrian so I crawl by at baby speeds usually. The Tesla is fast enough for me. Maybe 60 kph would be fun in a future wheel, but I doubt I would go that fast. 45-48 kph isn't too bad once you get used to it!
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    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Here's a video of some guy filming with lots of wind noise on a Xiaomi camera. It must be tricky holding the selfie-stick with wrist guards on.
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    King Song 14D cut out...writing this from hospital

    Couldn't have said it better myself @esaj! Except I probably would have somehow worked in a photo of some women in skimpy bikinis just for the sake of it being Friday and all. People at work, do not click the hidden contents...
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    AliExpress Green Fashion: International Gotway Dealer no longer?

    I didn't say it was a good idea, or that I liked it! But it's the way it goes sometimes in a dealer market for items costing this much money which require servicing. For example, if I were a master Toyota auto mechanic/technician, and if I could buy a 2019 Toyota Camry straight from the factory or on AliEx bypassing all the markups with the dealer, I could probably get a great price on it without a warranty. But there's no way Toyota would do that as it cuts into their dealer network profit and sustainability as well as introduces problems when issues occur if I wasn't able to fix it myself. Built into that higher dealer price is warranty coverage and support. For those people wanting to buy specific models, maybe contacting the dealer to make a special order added onto their next shipment would work. Buying 30 MSuper X's with one add-on Mten3 likely isn't an issue for Gotway to fulfill. One way that Gotway could make things work might be to give preferential shipping to outside of China dealers and time the shipments to Chinese / AliEx ones so that they were slightly delayed. I bet that's what happened with my Tesla. I ordered it right away, but it took forever for it to get shipped out because I heard Gotway diverted products meant for AliEx sellers to France instead. With such a large market in France, the Gotway dealers there likely have a lot of clout. They don't want to lose sales on a new product to AliEx sellers. In the end I think I got my Tesla around the same time others did ordering through Jason's Ewheels, and I saved about $100 which, considering the after sales support he offers, likely wasn't worth saving. King Song and Ninebot pretty much are doing the same thing trying to reduce AliEx's impact on their dealers. Still, there's likely ways around the system. Often private messages to the AliEx people can arrange things more under the table if you really want to go that route.
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    AliExpress Green Fashion: International Gotway Dealer no longer?

    It looks like Gotway is under some pressure by local, non-China based dealers to help protect the regional markets. Issuing a statement "firing" a popular AliExpress dealer might help try to lessen other dealers' burden to offer support and parts for wheels obtained through this "grey market.". Gotway used to sell to invidiuals directly from the factory if people were to wire transfer money to them. I haven't heard anyone being able to do that lately. People want the cheaper prices by ordering directly from China, but some don't realize that after-sales support might only be a swap of parts for a DIY repair. They may be taxing the local dealers for their spare parts and help. We've seen that one thread about someone complaining that their purchase was cancelled because they didn't get their wheel locally. China AliEx companies are pretty smart though so there's probably going to be ways of getting around the Gotway attempt at regional blocking. It could be just a gesture by Gotway to try to placate upset foreign dealers feeling the sales dent AliEx sales cause. In the end Gotway likely gains as much monetarily from selling to Chinese resellers as foreign ones. Disclaimer: These statements are purely conjecture and not to be taken as fact. I have no evidence to back any of these claims. I live in my parents' basement so feel free to make up your own opinions.
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    Gotway Tesla Impressions and Diary

    After jumping off from a couple of curbs and scratching the pedals, I decided to put on pedal skim pads from my roll of carbon fibre-look automotive trim. Also, I noticed that the plastic charging plug can be inserted upside down or side ways so I took some liquid paper and marked the 12 o'clock position to make it more obvious. There is a small notch and guide, but it's not foolproof. Luckily the plug is arranged so nothing shorted out when I plugged it in the wrong way.
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    The Photo Thread

    That's no wooden spike. It's my rear vertical stabilizer wing! https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/airplane.html
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    King Song 14D cut out...writing this from hospital

    Yeeks. Note to self - get a full face helmet ASAP, choose a different hobby like pinochle or basket weaving, sign my organ donor card.
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    My MSuper V3s+ Ascent of Mount Wilson

    Let me wire that straight to you! I'm pretty sure my "Marty BackeTM" royalty stream money will cover it, but we are delayed on the MB reflective riding vests and EUC riding flags at the moment. Someone needs a bit more convincing before we can put it to market. It's so difficult working with some of these sports personalities, I tell ya.
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    Monster 100v with 2500Wh Battery?

    Maybe Gotway needs to redesign the whole axle / pedal support / shim / bolt assembly. The system they are using might have worked well on Ninebot One's, but with these heavier and more powerful wheels they really need to upgrade these weak spots. Maybe if they had a seriously decent sized axle that could support 600 pounds (to take into account crash forces on the pedals, jumping off walls, etc) with maybe an external hex, square, or spline that is clamped or inserted tight to the pedals using similar metal alloys that would be the end of it. Isn't there like a mechanical engineer they can consult? There must be some simple way to make the axle join the pedals and act as if it were a solid, one piece assembly. Maybe look at bicycle pedal cranks. They don't tend to work loose or crack. Looks like they use a square shape and a bolt that secures them on. I've also seen some with a cotter pin.
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    My MSuper V3s+ Ascent of Mount Wilson

    Better put that Msuper X order in, meeps. It's calling you.... meeeepss.......meeeeEEEEEeeeeppppssss.... buy me buuuuuy me..... We talked about that Lifepaint stuff before. Good idea, but I think the concensus was that it didn't work as good as it was advertised to. https://www.bikeradar.com/commuting/gear/category/accessories/product/review-volvo-lifepaint-50014/
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