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2 hours ago, ZenRyder said:

You may not have heard of it, but that's how I implemented my MSX mod and it works great. The choice is to use a momentary on/off or a toggle on/off switch. Both options work. I can push the switch once to engage the motor cut off, lift the wheel over a road block or carry up the stairs, and then push it again to disengage once you reach the destination. You can see when the switch is depressed (it's flush) and when it's off (it extends out so you can see it's off). It's a lot easier than trying to hold down the switch while lifting 50+ lbs of steel, rubber, and lithium ion.

But hey, it's a great workout. This is a picture of me doing a little strength building with the MSX. Notice I don't have to have my thumb on the switch while lifting with this method.

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All joking aside. I do think the toggle on/off option is better and that is how my mod works.

The editing on the photo is superb :cheers: If I didn't know what you really looked like (sorry ;)) I would almost think this was real :D

I can see the advantage of the latching approach. But @Flyboy10 made the observation as a negative, as if other wheels implement a latching cut-off switch, which they don't. So I don't think it's fair to list that as a negative, IMO.

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1 hour ago, Marty Backe said:

If I didn't know what you really looked like (sorry ;)) I would almost think this was real :D

Yeah you're right, I've got blonde hair, not brown. :laughbounce2: 

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12 hours ago, Lukas83 said:

hmm.. that angle looks very uncomfortable... but I like the preferred torque and acceleration more than just more speed... 

it looks ridiculous lol.. ride at that for more than twenty mins and it would probably feel like someone took a baseball bat to your ankles... this doesnt look like an improvement at all, an ugly awkward slapped on cut off button that would be difficult to even reach for most and useless if youre left handed, and wouldnt coming to a stop with the seat on press against it, dumping you off??? completely exposed speakers right where your ankle will be, that will let in water nicely.. shell is just as ugly, pedals are just as small, and its slower?? why are they calling this the pro why not just the torque edition along with the other 100v which would be the speed edition like the MCM4.. they put in a headlight that cost two bucks more than the previous one seems to be the only thing i would consider an upgrade lol, not that i have an issue with any euc headlight in existence anyways. i seriously doubt the motor is any different, heard that bs before

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7 hours ago, Planemo said:

To be fair though it's such a simple fix that if I were in the market for a Pro it wouldn't fuss me at all.

It took me all of 30 minutes to file my Nikola pedals to my liking. It only takes a small amount to change the angle significantly.

Did you file the pedals or the pedal stand-offs on the wheel? I've been thinking of trying to pay someone to do the former but I'm a little afraid of affecting the structural integrity of the pedals.. (It's annoying how the pedal stand-offs themselves are angled/are where the angle is implemented, which means there is less 'material' on the pedal end to be able to modify. Ideally the stand-offs should be squared (and standardized in size) and then pedal angle could be a feature of different pedals and they could sell different sets of pedals with different amounts of angle.

 

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2 hours ago, AtlasP said:

  

Did you file the pedals or the pedal stand-offs on the wheel? I've been thinking of trying to pay someone to do the former but I'm a little afraid of affecting the structural integrity of the pedals.. (It's annoying how the pedal stand-offs themselves are angled/are where the angle is implemented, which means there is less 'material' on the pedal end to be able to modify. Ideally the stand-offs should be squared (and standardized in size) and then pedal angle could be a feature of different pedals and they could sell different sets of pedals with different amounts of angle.

 

I so hope Gotway reads your post.

I've filed down nikola pedals for my msx in the past and it's a real pain to get them flush. It would be REALLY nice to be able to buy them machined that way.

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7 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

So I don't think it's fair to list that as a negative, IMO.

That's fair. I've just only seen inmotion's (which you can't pick up without disengaging the motor), kingsong's sensor lift, ZenRyder's latching button mod, and then the Nikola's touch pad thing. 

Now that I write that, I notice that all production motor cutoff switches need to be constantly held. All of those are directly under the handle though, so it makes sense to be non latching.

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7 hours ago, Rywokast said:

it looks ridiculous lol.. ride at that for more than twenty mins and it would probably feel like someone took a baseball bat to your ankles... this doesnt look like an improvement at all, an ugly awkward slapped on cut off button that would be difficult to even reach for most and useless if youre left handed, and wouldnt coming to a stop with the seat on press against it, dumping you off??? completely exposed speakers right where your ankle will be, that will let in water nicely.. shell is just as ugly, pedals are just as small, and its slower?? why are they calling this the pro why not just the torque edition along with the other 100v which would be the speed edition like the MCM4.. they put in a headlight that cost two bucks more than the previous one seems to be the only thing i would consider an upgrade lol, not that i have an issue with any euc headlight in existence anyways. i seriously doubt the motor is any different, heard that bs before

Regarding the motor, the Russians have indicated that it is different (wider), meaning bigger magnets, meaning more torque. Time will prove this out, or not.

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6 minutes ago, Rywokast said:

¿De Verdad? interesante ... bueno, espero ver un desglose en ecodrift pronto, siempre tienen los desmontajes más detallados y antes que nadie ... si ese es el caso, entonces está justificado, sin embargo, todavía creo que deberían haber mejorado el diseño de la carcasa con el botón de corte incorporado debajo el mango y usar pedales nikola más grandes como estándar ahora

I hope that is how it is where the msx suffers most, it has little torque to climb steep slopes, the radius so large 19 "penalizes him a lot.

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I can confirm the motor is noticeably wider. I haven't measured it yet though. 

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19 minutes ago, Flyboy10 said:

I can confirm the motor is noticeably wider. I haven't measured it yet though. 

Yes, please quantify that if you get a chance :D

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35 minutes ago, Flyboy10 said:

I can confirm the motor is noticeably wider. I haven't measured it yet though. 

I thought the pics on page 3 of this thread already quantified that?

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16 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

The editing on the photo is superb :cheers: If I didn't know what you really looked like (sorry ;)) I would almost think this was real :D

I can see the advantage of the latching approach. But @Flyboy10 made the observation as a negative, as if other wheels implement a latching cut-off switch, which they don't. So I don't think it's fair to list that as a negative, IMO.

I think it can certainly be classified as a negative, because the position of the switch is not the same as the other wheels, where latching is not really required.  

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On 1/14/2020 at 6:01 PM, Asphalt said:

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The picture above isn't very conclusive. I'm guessing it reads 54 mm or 5.4 cm based on the measurement I just took on my MSX which was 42.8 mm or 4.28 cm

 

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How does 100v 1800wh compare to 84v 1600wh in the real world when it comes to range, battery calculators tell me that the 84v is a larger AH capacity

 

unless I’m calculating it wrong

 

but riding at a fixed speed and load on both wheels would the 84v go further?

 

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16 minutes ago, Trevor Phillips said:

How does 100v 1800wh compare to 84v 1600wh in the real world when it comes to range, battery calculators tell me that the 84v is a larger AH capacity

 

unless I’m calculating it wrong

Wh is Wh. This is the actual energy content, which decides how much you can do with it. Ah * voltage = Wh, so if you reduce the voltage for a given battery size (in Wh), you naturally get higher Ah. But Ah means nothing without a voltage. Wh is what counts.

16 minutes ago, Trevor Phillips said:

but riding at a fixed speed and load on both wheels would the 84v go further?

In first approximation, only the battery size (in Wh) counts. Same size, same range. 1600Wh (1531.8Wh if you're more precise for Gotways) and 1800Wh (1776Wh) compare according to their capacities (1776/1530 = 16% difference).

Some people reported a bit better efficiency of 100V wheels at high speeds (like 25+mph). So you might get more than 16% extra range (maybe 20%? 25%?) from the 100V MSPro if you go ~30mph all the time. But then your range would suck anyways due to the high speed;)

Is there confirmation that there will be an 84V MSPro?

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Excellent guys thanks

 

i have an 84v MSX

 

i don’t need 100v speed

 

but I’d love the MS Pro torque 

 

but not at the expense of a reduced range as I use every last bit of my MSX

 

so this is on the radar for me

 

the extra torque will be very welcome grinding up off-road tracks and helping me descend, less brown pants moments!

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1 hour ago, Trevor Phillips said:

Excellent guys thanks

 

i have an 84v MSX

 

i don’t need 100v speed

 

but I’d love the MS Pro torque 

 

but not at the expense of a reduced range as I use every last bit of my MSX

 

so this is on the radar for me

 

the extra torque will be very welcome grinding up off-road tracks and helping me descend, less brown pants moments!

Me too :thumbup:  Can't wait to test it at my mountain proving grounds.

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1 hour ago, mrelwood said:

I apologise for off-topicing a bit, but I’m having trouble understanding the exact meaning of the word ”torque” used here at our forum, as the translated terms I was able to find are a bit vague.

From Wikipedia, amount of torque = force * distance (* angle).

When talking about torque of an EUC though, what does it mean?

1) The amount of force that can be applied at the front end of the pedals?

2) The maximum rotational force the wheel can provide?

Since the distance to the pedals and to the tire edge is still the same on the MSPro, the ratio of input and output torque is still the same. So accelerating and hill climbing requires and uses the same amount of physical force as before. The only variable that can be increased is the maximum amount of rotational force the wheel can provide at the tire.

But that wouldn’t affect hill climbing or acceleration at all. Unless you accelerate so fast that the previous MSX would have overleaned, which I think someone calculated earlier being practically impossible due to the short pedals. I’m of course not talking about a high speed over-lean, but hill climbing speeds.

So why is this increased torque such a favourable feature on the MSPro? Just like there is no point of increasing the top speed to 100km/h if you only ride at 40km/h, what is the point of increasing the MSX torque if it already has more than enough?

I agree with you and I die a little inside when I read about the torque of the MSuper Pro.

It's useless if it can't be used and the geometry of the wheel is in the way.
I have never felt the MSX 84v be wanting for power.

Things that could increase the torque would be things that can improve the leverage we can apply to the wheel:

Larger pedals so we can be further front
Pads that we can squeeze and use to crank the wheel forward/backward and not fall off the front
Lower pedals
Make it a a 16 incher
Make it a 14 incher

And outside of that, a squishy pedal mode coupled with a firmware that boosts our input. Like the KingSong learning modes.

 

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