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Declan acoustic-unicyclist

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  1. MSX shell breaks pretty easily There are russian fiberglass shells you can get on ebay to protect it; that's what I'm doing for my 100 volt The Nikola seems a bit more durable. Regarding neoprene, I put tons of the stuff on my MSX and the shell still broke in a bunch of places after a few drops above 30mph
  2. mten3 byfar is the best wheel for this category I've gotten it up to 51kmh on a downhill
  3. These are real world values, based on GPS verified speedometers
  4. I just wanna jump in here and straighten up the misconceptions about the Mten3 top speed This was on a downhill, but I have hit 26mph (41km/h) on a flat surface I weigh 170lb with gear on
  5. I just wanted to hop back in here and say that while this mod was unsuccessful. I was able to trigger the beeper + vibrations at the same time, but from the single bass speaker, they are uninspiring. When sharing the electrical source, the beeper is much, much quieter. (basically inaudible) and the buzzer vibrates briefly but not nearly enough to grab any attention. I have instead opted to relocate my buzzer up, near the handle, as this will likely be easier to hear while riding. I may drill a hole to amplify the sound even further. This solution is unsatisfying; however, at least I can return the buzzer for free! Pic shows the beeper location (above the battery) and the buzzer connected for testing. No soldering required!!! I merely twisted the copper wire together and used liquid electrical tape + regular electrical tape
  6. Lol okay, well he was keeping up with me and carving at 25mph on my MSX didn't seem like a real struggle. This is how you begin to learn riding a wheel. Then you shift your shoulders to steer heavier wheels. All wheels can be turned with just the feet
  7. I used Neoprene Foam, it's closer to a yoga mat. The intended purpose was for side pads, but I added some extra as protection
  8. My wheel was wrapped in lots of thick foam when I dropped it at 30mph (3rd drop above 20mph) The left side split open and the pack hit the concrete. The wheel still rode fine, but the foam did very little to protect it in that kind of tumbling crash. Still a good idea though...
  9. This is a worthwhile concern. My hope is that it would buzz at the same frequency as the beeper, thus: buzz-buzz-buzz-buzz-buzz for 80% Perhaps a 5V DC - AC converter is possible. I'd be willing to pursue it. Oh well, I'll update after trying. (the part still hasn't shipped yet)
  10. As of last weekend, I have taught 5 people to ride EUCs using my Mten3, never taking more than an hour to properly get going. The wheel is so responsive, that the only task you need to accomplish to ride it is: "maintain balance over the center." Once the student can accomplish this, they merely have to point in the direction they wish to ride and the torquey wheel will take them. The results of my EUC students speak for themselves
  11. This is a fiberglass case with a lifetime warranty for the MsuperX. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Protection-casing-Gotway-Msuper-X/401959754040?hash=item5d96ab1938:g:R5kAAOSwt35dzmRQ
  12. I've also slid the tire a few times, especially in the wet. My short-term solution has been to just use a lower tire pressure. However, in general I prefer running a pretty high pressure - around 42-44PSI for a 170lb rider. If I were especially worried about grip, I'd run mid 30's
  13. I would camp out to be first in line to purchase a 100volt Mten3
  14. Make it 84volt. The common complaint is that people are worried of faceplanting the tiny wheel. The torque provided from the higher voltage means this tiny 10 inch wheel is able to move over very large potholes. I ride this wheel at 25mph and it can still climb over bumps because of the high voltage. 84volts or bust (safety buffer for beginners even at low, low speeds)
  15. I have just purchased the Dayton Audio TT25-8 Puck Tactile Transducer Mini Bass Shaker and I will be attempted to share the power source used by the beeper to also vibrate when hitting 80% alarms. I'll write up a post if I am successful because I have already had 2 cutoffs due to not hearing the beeps. I am a young lad with proper hearing, but I wear motorcycle helmets and if I'm not hunched over, I just hear the whistle of the wind. I saw louder beeper mods, but I already hate the beeps on this thing. Hopefully this vibration mod will become standard for all fastbois like myself
  16. Given your lighter weight, yes a 100v can actually go mid 40s possibly 49mph if you approach it gradually. 55-59mph is unloaded. The truest maximum speed of the wheel is found by lifting the wheel off the ground by the handle and letting the wheel accelerate to full speed until it cuts off automatically. Then you have to allow a ~10mph buffer for rider weight, wind resistance, uneven road terrain.
  17. Water is the biggest challenge I want them to solve. I want to ride every day
  18. Images aren't loading for me but on my MSX it's the front, right above the headlight, and rear right above the taillight
  19. I rode that wheel, not sure if you can modify the BMS. But you can cut the speaker wire
  20. I really like my KLIM F5 for the summer. Super vented! And still just as safe!
  21. Now that Autumn has rolled in, I ride around in an Arai Defiant-X, mostly because I'm afraid of morons in their metal death machines and what they can do to me. The way I see it is, sure you can save some weight on a full face helmet, but you gotta think about what you want between your noggin and the ground when you hit it at 30+mph Personally, I think motorcycle helmets are the way to go, as they have genuine safety ratings (just ignore DOT sticker as it's meaningless) My SNELL rated Arai will keep me safe at over 100mph, so I know I'm gonna be set. If you ride in a cheap bucket, sure it might protect you 6 months later. But a year or two later and that lid might not do its job. If you like the Shoei, I say get it for safety. Cars be wildin
  22. the rods for the pedals are 165mm stainless steel 3/8" pitch you can get any gotway pedals on aliexpress
  23. I also live at the top of a very large hill, but unless you have perfectly balanced your cells (by leaving the charger plugged in after it goes green), it's not much to worry about. I just try to ride fast for a little bit beforehand. You could also lift the wheel and let it spin out a bit, and THEN ride downhill. I got some beeps one time when I hit the bottom of the hill, other than that, it's never been an issue for me
  24. I used MSX pedals but any Gotway pedal will work. These would be nice and large
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