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My Sherman Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs

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31 minutes ago, FreeRide said:

even 3100Wh is slightly generous, but at 25Wh/m and a rough speed of 25m/h that would be a maximum of 4.96hrs, at 16m/h it would be 7.75h.  So ya, that will be some ride.  Maybe he can measure the distance to 88.8V, and then from 88.8V to done.  That way in the future one might be able to extrapolate better.  It might be hard For Marty to keep his regular average speed on the Sherman, but if he does I see it as being a 2 day event unless he wants to start at 4am so he has time to rest during the trip.

 

We don't have time for a 2 day event!  He needs to get his retired butt out of bed and get it done in a day.

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Just now, Marty Backe said:

I'm editing it now.

Ah, I was confused. Can't wait!

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4 minutes ago, FreeRide said:

This is too funny!  It may actually be illegal to use that lighting in the US if you are not the police. I remember some restrictions on blue flashing lights a long while back in the days.

I saw the video of that blue and red flashing light in the front, and I think that's illegal in the US. Only emergency vehicles can have red or blue in the front.

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23 minutes ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Latest video I see on your channel is your unboxing:confused1:

I'm editing the video now 

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16 minutes ago, FreeRide said:

This is too funny!  It may actually be illegal to use that lighting in the US if you are not the police. I remember some restrictions on blue flashing lights a long while back in the days.

 

Of course an EUC is not classified as a  motor vehicle, but I think Veteran would be wise to remove the blue running lights.

Nah, I'm for having fun :)

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23 minutes ago, Ben Kim said:

It turned @Hsiang into a suicide rider, it's turning you into a normal (by NYC standards) rider now.  That motor isn't even getting started at 30 mph, it keeps going til 45 with no let-up.  Truly an amazing motor mated with the perfect tire (which I wasn't a fan of at first). 

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23 minutes ago, houseofjob said:

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:roflmao:

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Posted (edited)
49 minutes ago, Fuerte said:

Chop chop @Marty Backe

I'm off to the beginning of my true full-range test. The high-speed range test will be published at 5pm PST so if you subscribe to my channel you should be able to see it. I'll be back from the first half in about 4-hours :cry2: and add it here.

Some commentary with lots of fast riding and loud road (tire) noise :)

Edited by Marty Backe

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Amazing!  The cape in this case was definitely appropriate.  

Can that blue flashing light be something else,, like just straight low-level white, or flashing white for daytime?

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I initially thought the wheel needs a street tire, but that badass sound the knobby tire makes on the road is probably worth the trade off in comfort. 

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3 hours ago, shellac said:

I initially thought the wheel needs a street tire, but that badass sound the knobby tire makes on the road is probably worth the trade off in comfort. 

haha.. I wanted the knobby as it would probably suck up bumps, but assumed I'd get the street tire as it makes more sense to a street rider. The sound it makes on pavement is typically something I hate. On the Sherman, it seems to fit, AND I bet you can get to recognize your speed by it. Remember when the kingsongs had that whine? I think you're right @shellac, the noise just seems to fit. Now I don't know WHICH tire I'd ask for...   ah such 1st world problems. Whichever is most stable on pavement at speed, thats what I'M after. This wheel just seems like its going to be a town to town dream. Perhaps a shade heavy to worry about lugging thru the woods tho. Of course, street tread on something as innocuous as wet grass can even be dicey. Anyone else have opinions on it? What ya thinkin' Marty?

Edited by ShanesPlanet

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4 hours ago, FreeRide said:

Amazing!  The cape in this case was definitely appropriate.  

Can that blue flashing light be something else,, like just straight low-level white, or flashing white for daytime?

That's all you get, unless there's a hidden mode that I don't know about.

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14 minutes ago, fbhb said:

IMOH, it sounds like a street tire may not actually improve the perfect balance/handling the Kenda provides, so "don't try to fix what's not broken" Veteran obviously designed built and tested the Sherman based on the Kenda tire as the chosen fitment, although now offering a street option!

 

13 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

I'm sticking with this tire. I love the sound (and it's my speedometer) and is handy for off-road stuff.

And that answers that. If it aint broken and it was designed around it.... don't fix it. Thanks for the insights.

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On 7/5/2020 at 9:55 PM, Marty Backe said:

An Emotional Experience

I just returned from my first extended high-speed ride on the Sherman. 40-miles. About 20-miles into the ride I was seriously feeling emotional from riding the wheel. This was the first time I felt comfortable and at ease cruising at 30-mph. It was an amazing ride. I felt kind of newborn, from an EUC perspective. DO NOT buy this wheel if you don't want to ride fast all the time. And buy the best safety gear that you can afford.

Tomorrow I'll post the high-speed range test (partial) video. The objective was to ride the wheel super hard for 40-miles and see how the battery was drained. Let's just say I was blown away from the performance/efficiency of this wheel.

The wheel is not for everyone and is not ideal for certain riding conditions (there is no perfect wheel). I'll be fleshing this out in further videos and commentary. But after riding ~120-miles I'm prepared to say in broad strokes, this is the most amazing wheel ever made.

This thing looks and sounds awesome, love the rugged frame and tire.

 Now only if they can figure out some suspension for this thing, and maybe it would be the ultimate offroad wheel ever!

Edited by Blueblade

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@Marty Backe can tell us something about the riding feeling. Does the sherman behave more like a gotway wheel than a kingsong wheel or an inmotion wheel ? Can you compare with another wheel  (KS 18XL or MsuperX or Msuper Pro or perhaps a Monster) ? I'm not sure what I'm asking you is very clear so here an example. I think that riding de Nikola is really something between riding a Msuper X and a Tesla. You feel that you are riding a gotway wheel. First of all you recognize a MsuperX DNA and  from time to time (and even more often) you are surprised to feel a typical Tesla behaviour. Then you realize that you are riding a Nikola :-) I hope that helps you understand what I'm asking for @Marty Backe

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