Issah Posted May 19, 2018 Share Posted May 19, 2018 Hello there, Forum, I've been lurking around since early May, when I decided to move on from my "Learner" wheel, the Airwheel X3 I've had nothing but bad experiences with KingSong as a EUC brand since I got this thing. I purchased a KS16 (Yes, the older model) with a 520Wh battery. Selections aren't as good over here, though now I know I can use ewheels for future purchases. My current retailer takes 3 days to a week to reply to my emails. First off, it arrived with a defect that made it show and perform as if it only ever charged up to 76%. I don't care what people say about not fully charging due to battery longevity concerns. When I charge a device, I expect it to show as 100% charged when the brick lights green. And yes, I've tried multiple chargers to no avail, and lacking a multimeter, I've chalked it down to a bad board or battery failure. Then the application on both Android and iOS. Holy moly, is it bad. I'm stuck on v1.20 and I can't seem to find any way to upgrade it. It's probably not a big deal, but I hate being stuck on outdated firmware, regardless of what device it's regarding. Then I had a puncture a good ways from home. Had to stroll it some 14 or so km. I did some research on how to take the wheel apart, bought a more rugged tyre for it, and eventually set to work. My biggest issue here, is that the screws used in this machine are bottom of the barrel, slag metal, and they are generally soft as butter in midsummer heat. Yes, my bits fit well into the screwhead, but that doesn't help when several screws had partially missing treads near the "tip" and decidedly did not want to go back inside, after I spent an hour slowly coaxing them out in the first place. The screw in question here, is the big ones connecting the chassis to the foot pedals. But it's a learning experience nevertheless, and I managed to repair the punctured inner tube and mount the new tyre. Of course, as luck would have it, yet another puncture sprung up, this time around the valve base. This happened literally on the first test-ride I did after my first repair endeavour. I have my doubts that I'll be able to fix it, and I also doubt whether the screws in this machine can handle being unscrewed and screwed back in once more. Have I just been very, very unlucky, or is there something I could've done differently? At the rate of correspondence I have with my retailer, I fear that the summer will be over before I get a chance to ride again, and every day I can't is worse for it. Pictured: New tyre mounted on the hub. 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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