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Re-posting a SpeedFeetUK customer incident of Gotway ACM V2 / Monster pedal breakage: https://www.speedyfeet.co.uk/blogs/things-concerning-safety/gotway-acm-footplates-safety-check Gotway ACM Footplates Safety Check by Ian Sampson February 25, 2017 Failure of Gotway ACM Footplate A customer has reported the failure of one of their footplates. The style of footplate is the latest version of the ACM footplate. The model it was fitted to was the Monster 22" purchased late 2016. As always, Speedy Feet will announce any issues reported by customers to keep us all as safe as possible! SHARE this post to all those that it may apply to those it may effect (Button Below) We would recommend ALL riders check their footplates for signs of stress. (Simple scuffing and usual knocks are not part of this potential issue). Conditions of incident: Rider has done around 200 miles on the unit. Simply dropped off a standard size curb, has never done any stunts on the Monster (pretty difficult due to size of the monster!). Only ever used on road in the short distance it had traveled. Rider weight approx 100kg. THINGS TO LOOK FOR WOULD BE: 1. Stress Fractures (These would be actual cracks or signs of stretching of the metal, usually around points of stress, i.e. the hinge area). 2. Actual breakage / or splitting. Pictures of the broken footplate
So recently I took ownership of an ACM V2(which i didnt pay for) that had issues where it cut out randomly. After opening it up we found this: Two of the cables had so much going through them it melted together and also melted itself onto the casing. With the help of @Marty Backe, @houseofjob @IvSusand @Tishawn Fahie and ing my referral program from eWheels, @Jason McNeil kindly sent me a left over motherboard which had about just under 2000km on it. The capacitor had a minor dent but the board seemed to operate fine. I mounted the board then went out for a ride and as I felt confident on the wheel and had no had any issues I went riding home and thats when it cut out on me. Coming to the conclusion it was because I didnt krimp two of the three newly soldered cables I did the wiring again this time cutting off the gold metal tubing originally attached to the cable from the motherboard side and went ahead with a cable to cable connection. I soldered, krimped and heat sinked. However now the machine vibrates and jerks especially when changing direction here are the videos: and https://www.flickr.com/gp/158169862@N07/f056bJ I am about to do a complete tear apart of the wheel and check the wiring. Any ideas on what it could be? Thank you for all the people who have helped me so far and who will continue to help me! Jack
I'm a greenhorn with EUC as I just started riding a couple of months ago, so I apologize in advance if this is a silly question. I'm seriously confused about the different Gotway models. It might come from my hesitation about looking deeper into it when I started riding as the overall vibe I picked up was "they're dangerous" or have flaky electronics. Now that I understand a bit better where these notions are coming from I am getting more interested in them as I deem these generalizations stemming from pushing the limits on these wheels. Anyway, I don't want to discuss that really but I would really like to understand what it is with the difficult availability of these wheels and the discrepancies that I see between the models listed on the official www.kebye.com website and the models listed on seller sites like Gotway America or eWheels.com. For instance, I am pretty tickled by the Gotway Tesla but you can't seem to buy it at any of the US seller sites, nor is it even listed as a model on kebye.com. Does that mean it's discontinued? It doesn't look like it as eWheels lists it as available for backorder, so I assume they still build it but why isn't it listed then on the manufacturer's website. The same with the Monster. No listing on kebye.com but apparently there is nothing comparable out there, so why would it be discontinued (if that's what it means). The Monster is also not available anywhere in the US. Then there's the mystery of the Tesla vs. ACM. They are both 16" wheels. Is the ACM the successor of the Tesla or why come out with another 16" wheel? Seems silly and redundant. And it looks like the ACMv2 with the smaller battery which is still a lot bigger than the Tesla's is quite a bit cheaper than the Tesla (if you could buy the latter). Why? Is there something else missing in the ACMv2? It looks like the motor is the same as the one in the Tesla. So, yeah, I am confused about their models and all the other stuff. Is there a Gotway aficionado out there who could educate me how this all makes sense?
Hello and sorry in advance for the long post! Just trying to make the best decision and would love some input. New here to the forum but have been riding EUCs for around 2 years now. Very happy to find that there is a community online for these things! I started with the Airwheel x3, then x8, and I am now on a IPS 191 Xima Lhotz (340wh I think). I have put well over 1500km on it and it has been a great wheel. I am trying to decide what my next wheel will be. I think I have narrowed it down to the three mentioned in the title, but am having a hard time finding the one that would suit my needs best. For the the ACM2 and the MSUPER3, I am looking at the 820wh versions, and the 850wh version of the MSUPER2. My current IPS191 is pretty much perfect for my needs but I can't get the range out of it that I want to get (Right now I am carrying a backpack with 2-156wh external batteries and 2 chargers which is not ideal). Here are some of my deciding factors: 1. Although I am 105kg and 6ft tall, I still don't want a big wheel to lug around. A group of us often carry our EUCs into restaurants/bars and I don't want a mammoth device to carry in. These things draw enough attention as it is, especially here in the states where these things have still not caught on in most areas. My buddy has the ACM v2, and I think it's a good size. I know that the MSUPER3 has a pull-out handle, but I hear it's flimsy and I don't know how I feel about rolling\pushing it into place vs just carrying it. 2. I want to be able to go at least 50km on a charge. Right now with my IPS, I can go about 25km depending on the temperature outside. I am hoping that 820wh could achieve my goals. 3. Comfort. I have read that the MSUPERS are more comfortable for long distance, but I am also aware that you can upgrade the pedals on the ACMv2. I take breaks every few 5-10km, much like I do now with my IPS191, so not sure how important this will be. 4. I rarely ride offlroad...I would say I ride 99% on paved road and sidewalks, so not sure if the 18inch wheel of the MSUPER would be necessary. 5. I am an iOS user, and need a wheel that is compatible with the iOS app. I hear the MSUPER2 is not compatible, but the ACM2 and the MSUPER3 are. 6. Sometimes I ride with buddies who are still using Airwheel x8's, so having the ability to ride at slower speeds and remain stable is important. My understanding is that the MSUPERs don't do well at low speeds. One concern I have about the ACMv2 is clearance issues. My buddy's seems to pick up small pieces of gravel and stuff often and makes rubbing sounds which seems like it may get old quick...I am not sure if these noises go away the longer you ride. He has only had the wheel a few weeks and the issue seems to have gotten better for the most part, so I think it's something I could tolerate. I would like to see a side by side size comparison of the 3 wheels (ACMv2, Msuperv2, Msuperv3). It's hard to tell how big they are without seeing them next to each other. Like I said above, I am very familiar with the ACMv2 size and not sure I want to go much bigger. I hear there is a ACMv2 1300wh option either out now or coming in the future, but can't find it for sell anywhere here in the states. Is there a size difference between the 820wh and the 1300wh version, or are they just using higher capacity cells in the same housing? Same for the MSuper v3, I can only find the 820wh here in the states though. Lastly, is there a good source for purchasing these in the states? The only place I am able to find these wheels is eBay, and I don't want to wait more than a week on shipping so buying out of the states isn't real an option. I don't mind using eBay (that's where I purchased my last 3 wheels), but it limits my options. If I could spend a little more and opt for the 1300wh version, I would...I just can't find it on eBay here in the states. As of now I am leaning towards the ACMv2 but do not want to make any decisions yet without getting input from those of you who have experience with all three. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY AND ALL INPUT!