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Inmotion V8 after 3 years and 10 000km

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On 9/20/2019 at 9:11 PM, meepmeepmayer said:

You should add that you're light as a feather:)

Yeah 60kg ! I checked the axle it's not bent at all. 10 150km now :)
 

3 hours ago, Sidewalk Enforcer said:

Wow,  did I read that correctly - 10K km and you're still using the oem grip tape on your pedals?

 

Yes you read me correctly, there is only a little piece of grip that came off after having something scratching it, it's been there since 5500km.
Here is a pic of the pedal.

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21 hours ago, Pingouin said:

Yes you read me correctly, there is only a little piece of grip that came off after having something scratching it, it's been there since 5500km.
Here is a pic of the pedal.

Outstanding!  Mine only lasted 1500 km before getting all torn up, and I'm not much heavier. That's some bad ass light-touch riding style you have there. Guess I must have shuffley feet or something.  :thumbup:

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On 9/20/2019 at 8:40 PM, Pingouin said:

something that will become your best friend, that you can trust in every situation

:thumbup: Absolutely!

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We need pictures of the machine! ;) :D

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That's very cool to have that many miles on a wheel. I like my V8 it goes everywhere with me.

 

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I do love mine too, just wish it had more range. 

I have been debating for a while about attempting to build my own 20S-3P or 21700 based battery pack like @alcatraz to increase the range by ~50% with a pound or 2 increase in weight.  Looks like a fair amount of work though, need a battery spot welder (I don't have one and don't need one outside of this project), and need to take care to not electrocute oneself or burn the house down in the process.  So I remain on the fence for now. :-)

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26 minutes ago, Blueblade said:

...need a battery spot welder (I don't have one and don't need one outside of this project)...

I used a temperature controlled 110w soldering iron for my 20s3p build. This one keeps the cells cool and works very well...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/60-90-110W-110-220V-Electric-Soldering-Iron-Welding-Heat-Gun-6pc-Solder-Iron-Tip-/312809133964?var=&hash=item48d4e0978c

I fitted one of these soldering tips...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-Tip-Tip-Welding-900M-T5C-Aoyue-Hakko-Weller-Etc/323928908708?hash=item4b6baae3a4:g:9GcAAOxy4kpQ-ozm

Its safe and won't damage the cells so long as you use good technique and don't let the battery get hot. . Check youtube for videos on how to do this safely.

 

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In china now diy people use small handheld spotwelders that cost 10-15usd. They are crude but seem to work.

On a budget it's best is to use battery operated spot welders. My cheap mains operated kept blowing the home's main fuse. For a split second cheap ones pull like 40A @  220V. Not all homes can supply this.

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45 minutes ago, alcatraz said:

 For a split second cheap ones pull like 40A @  220V. Not all homes can supply this.

Wow i didn't expect that!  I did just happen to put in a 240V 50A plug in my garage for a 175A mig/tig/arc welder-- long time desire to learn to weld, but there are smaller welders that can use 120V/20A outlets that weld things much heavier duty than thin nickel strips.

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On 9/23/2019 at 1:41 PM, Sidewalk Enforcer said:

Outstanding!  Mine only lasted 1500 km before getting all torn up

Same here, but after even 500km @ 80kg:

 

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10 hours ago, Mono said:

Same here, but after even 500km @ 80kg:

 

My 10k km pedals don't look nearly this bad yet. Maybe the soles of your shoes are very hard and abraisive. I ride in sneakers most of the time which have quite soft soles.

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