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So I got my 1st batch of the 100 first made wheels yesterday late (about 18.30-19.00) I pocket it up at UPS. Apprently they are unfamiliar with the use of door bells.  Anyway as always there are n

So today I had my first proper ride for a long time. I can only say I am very impressed by how this new tire works, K66 80/90-14. Since my last drive board have in after just 500m I didn't h

Okey so a little update to my V11 story.  I managed to rebuild my newest V11. So I had fitted the new motor with the factory seal and with the K66 80/90-14 Snowtex tire. And exchanged the drive b

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1 hour ago, Unventor said:

It is hard to keep the urge of riding in check. The really bad part is once the trust of a wheel is gone it is not a joy to ride that wheel anymore.

Sorry to hear about your V11's being down, and glad you escaped with minor injury. You are learning a lot by working the wheels this deeply and you should be able to write a book about the repairs and final fix.

The urge to ride is powerful. Do you still ride your V10f or 18L during all this?

Is your trust of the wheel gone because of what you are going through on your particular wheels and repairs? Or do you distrust the V11 design and would not even want to ride another brand new V11? Do you think you can regain the trust of the wheel by riding the wheel slowly and carefully in a test mode for many kilometers over many sessions?

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2 minutes ago, Scottie said:

Sorry to hear about your V11's being down, and glad you escaped with minor injury. You are learning a lot by working the wheels this deeply and you should be able to write a book about the repairs and final fix.

The urge to ride is powerful. Do you still ride your V10f or 18L during all this?

Is your trust of the wheel gone because of what you are going through on your particular wheels and repairs? Or do you distrust the V11 design and would not even want to ride another brand new V11? Do you think you can regain the trust of the wheel by riding the wheel slowly and carefully in a test mode for many kilometers over many sessions?

Well for now I am not really riding which is the huge problem. I got so used to suspension that I sold my KS16X and bough a 2nd V11. 

The V10f has a leaking tube/valve that I need to get a new tube for. The KS18L and I have a big crash history but should be fully repaired, yet it has a problem with lift sensors due to being analog and new fw is designed for digital (switches that the shell cannot fit). The KS18L FW is made to auto calibrate the lift sensors but it is not a fail proof system. Since I trolley a lot when shopping it just makes this annoying to take for shopping. 

Once you have worked on the V11 it is only a matter for removing screws in general. Just like a home build PC. It is learning what order to do this smart that can be a little tricky. And I do with we have a bit better guides to go by from the manufacturer. The PDF guide from the French reseller are good, and the video from @mrelwoodis great too. I made this collection so if someone finds more interesting stuff they can link to it. The big problem here is Inmotion heavily relays on resellers and use these as service points. But not all countries have a reseller and some are not just around the corner as you car reseller. 

 

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9 hours ago, Unventor said:

 

I took a few pictures on the return ride. They are uploaded to the EUC.WORLD tour. And as usual the cat was unhappy with me going for a EUC ride. So I could help add a picture of her waking up as I can back in. 

https://euc.world/tour/602419222296214

 

Looks like it was a beautiful day for a ride.  Your cat definitely does not look happy with you!  An icy glare if ever I saw one :-)

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17 minutes ago, Lex Smith said:

Looks like it was a beautiful day for a ride.  Your cat definitely does not look happy with you!  An icy glare if ever I saw one :-)

Yes it was a great ride. As of the cat. She has her mood. But she can be a warm fried too. It took an hour or two then she was deiced.

Update: Come to think of it I am not sure if the can of fish had something to do with her (the princess cat) being friendly again.

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On 9/25/2021 at 10:16 AM, Unventor said:

Also after today I have passed 200km on the new drive board and motor with factory mounter bearing seal. So far so good. 

I am keeping my fingers crossed for you. I would like to see this last and restore your full confidence ... in as much as we can trust any wheel.

Although I have had only good experiences so far, I still half expect to be dumped off the front. It is a crazy mix of faith and suspicion! :huh: :o :confused1:  :efee96588e:  :efefae4566:  :thumbup:

Enjoy your visit and rides with @mrelwood! I am sure you guys will have a great time.  

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@Scottie a mix of faith and suspicion sums it nicely :roflmao:

That's how I feel climbing really steep trails at walking speed on my RS torque. I know in the back of my head that the gotgode will grenade itself prior to giving me a warning!

So far so good, the C38s don't run very hot, but the suspicion is always there. 

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2 hours ago, Flying W said:

@Unventor looking forward to your thoughts on the K66. 

I just ordered the non snowtek in an 80/80 for my RST. 

I doubt there is a big difference between Snowtex and non Snowtex version if you are not having cold weather. 

I got a new control/drive board last Wednesday. But it had been shipped with limited protection so the cooling block is broken. It is hard to tell if there is any other damage to the board just by looking at it. 

So it will maybe take some time to get my 2ńd V11 fixed up that I intend to use the 80/80 Snowtex version tire on. This is down to I have cold weather here in Sweden so I rather have winter tire on all the time vs having to swap tire for seasons. 

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It's great that you will have two V11s up and running with all season and winter tires! 

I can't wait to mount mine on my RS. I'm not a big fan of the stock 1488, it wears really fast and has a mind of it's own sometimes. I'm hoping the K66 is more predictable in it's handling while giving good traction on both dirt and pavement. 

Most likely I'll fall in love with the tire and when it's time to replace it it won't be made anymore 🙂

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15 hours ago, Flying W said:

I'm hoping the K66 is more predictable in it's handling while giving good traction on both dirt and pavement.

It most definitely is exactly what you’re hoping! Transitions from pavement to gravel or dirt during a turn still feel amazing to be since the wheel acts as if nothing happened. Very different from the C-1488 and some other bicycle category tires, that require a notable change in the amount of tilt.

K66 is a tire that will eventually make the sudden mud patch worries a thing of the past. But it takes time to learn to trust a tire like this for what it deserves.

15 hours ago, Flying W said:

Most likely I'll fall in love with the tire and when it's time to replace it it won't be made anymore 🙂

The K66 has been in production for a very long time already, and Heidenau doesn’t seem to generally just drop tires out of production. And even if they did, I’m certain the successor would be good as well. And if not, I will again find a tire that is!

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:D Thank you so much Rudi! It was so nice to have you visit, I had a great time. I didn’t know that you took a photo of my livingroom throne as well! :roflmao:

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