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Glad you are enjoying your new wheel. I have the V8 and love it. If I had the money I'd upgrade but not because I'm dissatisfied with the V8 at all. 

What do you mean by the wheel hopping at speed. I've no problem like that at all. How much slime did you put in the tire? Prior reports suggest that too much can cause instability. 

For braking, work on your foot position. For me I find the V8 is most stable with my feet quite fast forward but this compromises braking ability. Moving my feet back improves breaking but can introduce wobble. Play with your foot position and see what happens. @houseofjob recommended one foot forward and one further back for the best of both worlds but I've not mastered that yet. 

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thanks guys, not sure but i dont think i put too much slime in, i just out a few squeezes from a small bottle.  probably around 3oz.  I think it may be the seating of the tire on the rim.  I will check that today. Thanks for your suggestions!  I will report back. 

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Ok well I just did a test and the wheel does seem out of shape a bit when I spin it on its side.  I did let the air out and re inflated it slowly while trying to get the bead more aligned.  I dd this twice and was able to make it a little better but not perfect at all.  The hop is still there at speed.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how to align the tire with the rim so it rides smoother?  

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20 hours ago, tscottn said:

its not, then I thought well maybe its the tire, but nope I dont see anything on the tire that would be abnormal.  So I was just wondering if anyone else that has a G3 notices this hop at speed

Yes, Sometimes my V8, glide 3 will want to power the wheel more than  the grip and momentum allow. Think of it like posi traction in a car, in that sometimes the wheels will “screetch” (certainly not at 18mph, but on a car) and burn a little rubber due to the power and not enough downforce or grip. Could mean you have a very balanced light stance. Thats what I attribute my bounces to. Usually just letting off accelerating for an instant and resuming, kinda like tapping the accelrator while accelerating uphill so it lurches instead of bounces a little. This usually solves it for me.

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On 7/7/2018 at 11:49 AM, tscottn said:

Ok well I just did a test and the wheel does seem out of shape a bit when I spin it on its side.  I did let the air out and re inflated it slowly while trying to get the bead more aligned.  I dd this twice and was able to make it a little better but not perfect at all.  The hop is still there at speed.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how to align the tire with the rim so it rides smoother?  

yeah, deflate the tire enough so u can easily go around the whole tire squeezing it and popping the bead out. then i took a paint brush and wisked off any loose sand, then i dipped the brush in a squirt of dawn dish detergent and water, and soaped the rim and tire real good. while it’s all soapy and wet, pump it up to max pressure and let it sit until it dries.

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well thanks for the replies , I tried deflating / rotating the tire / inflating and while it seems to have gotten a little better I just cannot get it to ride smoothly.  When I turn the tire by hand I can see how out of balance it is by observing the sidewall and how it moves with my eye.  This unevenness translates into a oscillation ( hop) at speed above 5 mph and gets worse the faster I go.  When I jump back on my segway it rides like butter.  Not sure what I should do next.  Maybe get a new tire?  

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