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  1. 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? Images of the control board and app are here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nsrk56xo4z7z97s/AAAeM-2TPPi3fowz-_22gIMya?dl=0
  2. Hello everyone, my control Board has died after these circumstances: 1. Rider weighing about 90 kg. 2. Slope upward about 40 degrees. 3. A lot of mud. 4. The v11 went up with the pads (without the pads it would not have been possible to go up as much and maybe nothing would have happened). 5. The legs of the capacitors melted with the consequent cut off. 6. The control board is changed and the motor does not balance. 7. Solution, do a test with the official app and when it asks you about the motor, you have to say that you do want to do a specific test for it and there you have to put the wheel completely in HORIZONTAL on the ground and do the test. 8. The motor already balances!! A geeting.
  3. Hello, I am a 38 year old Army veteran, new to riding EUC and have a solowheel that I have been trying to learn. I've been trying to ride it for about a week now. I usually go to Patterson Park, and try to find an area with less people to notice me crashing. I have tried the tennis courts, but am not able to keep turning for very long in that caged in area. I have tried a basketball court, which is better. I have tried going down a hill and into the grass by the baseball field, which usually gets me a pretty good distance (probably 100 feet) before I crash it. I think the grass is bumpy though and it does make things more difficult. I wear lots of protective gear and have crashed countless times. Usually, I find a post or something to help me stand on it and then can go for a little while. There have been a couple times when I have been able to get going without holding onto anything, just pushing off of one foot. This often results in an even faster crash, though. I am able to travel sometimes 50 feet, sometimes 100 feet, and often much less. Sometimes I can go farther if I can find a straight area. I don't really feel safe or in control, but am continuously working to keep it going as long as I can. I know how to slow down, but am not very good at it, especially when my wheel starts to tilt and I am unable to recover. When the wheel starts tilting, I wish I could just slow down and step off, but usually this ends with me jumping off and the wheel slamming and scratching against the pavement. I have even had times where the wheel slammed into the pavement, hopped up into the air and did a few flips, and then slammed a second time while rolling over itself repeatedly. I have watched many videos and understand that sometimes you need to twist, sometimes you can bend a leg to turn, sometimes can just point your body in a direction. I am just not good at it. My wheel is pretty scratched up from all the crashes, even with the protective cover (which I have now duct-taped together because it is ripping at the seams from all the abuse). I am pretty sore from trying to ride this thing, but I do try to give it 30 minutes to an hour when I can. I am pretty sure that if I keep going like this, my wheel is no longer going to be functional. I am looking for anyone in the Baltimore area who would be willing to meet me in person to give me a few pointers before I destroy this wheel.
  4. Since the beginning I have been pondering on how to weight balance my EUC to minimize the wobble created by an unbalanced wheel. "Beginner legs" or tense legs do ofcourse cause wobble, but I don't want the wheel to add to it. This has also been asked a few times here, and today I've finally found a decent, reproducible way to do this! You need a kitchen scale with a precision of 1 gram, and ofcourse the weights. I bought the weights from a local store that sells parts and accessories to cars and motorcycles, among everything else. First determine which side to use for the weights: 1. Put a strip of masking tape to the tyre, from the air valve across to the other side. 2. Set up a (phone) camera to record video, as in the pic above. Slow motion video works best. 3. Sit on a chair and start the EUC. 4. Use both hands on the handle to rise the EUC from the ground. Find the balance so that you can keep the tire still. 5. Very slowly start to accelerate forward. When you feel the wobble at it's strongest, hold on to that speed for 5 seconds or so. 6. Stop and watch the video. You should see the wobble, usually both up-down and sideways. If the EUC turns right when at it's low position, attach the weights to the right side. If left, attach to the left. Now locate the spots for the weights. A kitchen scale rarely measures past 5 kg or so, so you need to distribute the weight of the wheel. Most rigid half a meter long things will do. I used a leftover piece of an in house floor board. Make sure none of the parts of the system touches anything soft, as this will mess the measurements. 1. Place the EUC on it's side on the very end of the board. Face the handle to the free end of the board. 2. Place the kitchen scale under the other end of the board. Place a small rigid box (or any suitable thing) between the scale and the board. 3. If the weight on the scale is out of range, move the EUC even further to the end of the board. 4. Turn the wheel by hand to locate the masking tape, and write down the number on the scale. 5. Very carefully rotate the wheel forward to the next motor bolt. This is usually 1/12th of a full cycle. Write down the number on the scale, and repeat until you are back at the masking tape. 6. Locate the position where the weight on the scale is at it's high point, and place the weight to the wheel. Repeat part 5 until the weight difference is under 5 grams or so. Now turn on and lift up the EUC again. If there is still a notable a side-to-side wobble, shoot another video. Locate the spot that is facing forward when the wheel turns to the side the weights are on. Move the closest weight to the other side, and check if the wobble went away. With the above process I was able to minimize the wobble to a tiny shake at full speed.
  5. So, its been about day (3) of some training (about 1 to 1.5 hours at a time); reading the Learning the Dynamics thread and some videos from @Marty Backe on how to mount and the "triangle method" . Currently I can barely roll/stop, roll/stop. I have been training on some thin grass at a local park and an adjacent strip of level concrete, I am starting to do much better on concrete! With all this said as I mount the wheel and try to get going forward as soon as possible, I notice almost immediately that my wheel will turn either one direction or the next and I get the wheel wobbling, I know this is part of the overall learning process but was wondering if there are any tips? Maybe foot position? Pinching the wheel with my ankles? maybe NOT pinching the wheel with my ankles? So far I am loving the experience of learning!
  6. After having used an electric skateboard around town (mainly for transportation) for the past couple of months I realized that enough of the roads around here are a hair too crappy for said skateboard — the board can take it, but I find the ride too rough. Now I'm thinking about switching from the skateboard to a KS16S (or a onewheel+, but that's another story), but having watched a crapton of EUC youtube videos and having browsed thru that "If you fell off EUC and got injured in the last few years, how are you all doing now?" thread, I had a few questions about cutouts: 1. How common are cutouts? As in are cutouts one of those things that aren't so much a "if you have one" thing as a "when you have one" thing? 2. From what I've seen and read I get that the beefier the EUC, the lower the risk of cutouts, and the closer you hang out at the max speed of your EUC, the higher the risk of cutouts, but what are some other things that raise or lower the risk of cutouts? 3. If I'm around 175lbs (80kg) and I don't plan to go much faster than, say, a bicycle that's cruising around (that's about as fast as I care to go on the electric skateboard), are cutouts something I should worry about if I'm looking at a KS16S? And unrelated to cutouts, I have two other noob EUC questions: 1. If I'm buying in the US, is ewheels.com the way to go? Or are there other sites I should also be looking at? 2. Is carrying grocery bags in your hands while riding an EUC a bad idea, balance-wise?. What about shifting the bags around like you might do if you were walking around with heavy bags and your hands were getting tired? 3. The inmotion V8 was the EUC I was actually interested in (because in addition to the 16" wheel and extendable handle in the KS16S, the V8 also had a kill switch for lifting it) but it sounds like ewheels.com is not going to carry it anymore, and I also got the impression that ewheels was the only official distributor of the V8 in the US. Are there other legit outlets that will now carry the V8 in the US?
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