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2024 Begode Falcon - 14", Suspension, 100 V, 900 Wh, 1000 W Motor


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2 hours ago, Ronin Ryder said:

I don't really care if a spec says top speed =30mph, its a good indicator, but i know riders who can hit 47mph on a Nikola rated at 38mph.

We all need the return of "the house of the Begode" :D

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--> House of the Falcon REQUESTED :D

 

 

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Here is mine, don't have a lot of miles on it yet, stock pads are just wrong, they're okay for braking but that's it, I'm used to the knobby on my A2 and have no issues with it, I'll ride primarily on grass and dirt with this wheel.  Suspension feels good at my 210lbs, no sense of bottoming out but I'm no jumper, I'll increase the rebound/compression dampening but it's really not bad where it is stock, I don't think I'll need to do a spring swap (it did come with a different set, I'm assuming stiffer).  As you'd expect, it feels a lot like the A2  but with high pedals and suspension, that's a good thing to me.  Check your bolts on the front handle, 3 on each side, all 6 of mine were loose.

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5 hours ago, Ronin Ryder said:

I didnt get wobbles as well. The occasional one that is not disturbing at all worst case scenario...

@Marty Backemade it sound like it’s really bad though, I felt it was perfectly fine, no real surprises on my range test just keep the speed below 28 mph til they figure out what’s going on 

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2 hours ago, Ben Kim said:

@Marty Backemade it sound like it’s really bad though, I felt it was perfectly fine, no real surprises on my range test just keep the speed below 28 mph til they figure out what’s going on 

Only time I ever got wobbles was while I was learning. It probably was just an issue of how he had his weight over an unfamiliar wheel that caused the wobbles. I don't think any company releases "wobbly" wheels

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I also had wobbles only while learning and if i had my tire pressure over 28psi. Wheel wanted to go left/right like having mind of it's own..

After 2-3 months i never had any wobbles and now i can ride any PSI i want without that feeling that wheel wants to go left/right as having it's own mind. (Only wheel gets more "twitchy" 30psi vs 40psi..)

Also at start wheel wanted to follow any small indent in road, cracks, brick walkway lines, etc..

(Is that the gyro effect???? That people are talking about?)

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1 hour ago, onewheelkoregro said:

Only time I ever got wobbles was while I was learning. It probably was just an issue of how he had his weight over an unfamiliar wheel that caused the wobbles. I don't think any company releases "wobbly" wheels

Yup, it’s usually new riders, especially new riders trying to go faster, or worse, trying to make an emergency braking maneuver 

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1 hour ago, theDirtyMagician said:

Hey Funky!

I just got my Falcon with a street tire yesterday and I'm pretty confident I know what people are talking about as I noticed this immediately at about 12-15mph.

Since the motor/tire is so big/heavy compared to the rest of the EUC, once the mass of the motor is spinning fast enought the wheel feels somewhat "stuck" upright due to the amount of spinning mass vs the rest of the wheel being small and light and will resist changing direction a little. It's essentially the GIF you posted of the spinning bicycle wheel from the Veritasium video demonstrating angular momentum.

I didn't notice any train tracking or any negative side effects of this, just a desire for the weel to stay upright and continue straight. It takes a tiny bit more input to turn the wheel at speed due to this, but I really like it so far and feel like it adds some stability.

The falcon is my 3rd EUC (V8S and V14), and I have never been so comfortable and had so much with an EUC right out of the box. The suspension is a dream, and my first ride felt like I already had 500 miles under my belt on the thing!

As someone who wanted a "lighter" wheel, and doesn't really go over 25mph, the Falcon is, so far, close to perfect for me.

Maybe "lighter" riders have that "gyro effect" more.. I'm personally 280lbs - when i turn - wheel will turn. :D Doesn't matter how heavy motor/tire is compared to rest of wheel.

Yeah Falcon would be perfect - if lift button where somewhere on top of wheel and it had centered carry handle. (One still can make aftermarket handle with built in lift button - which i will try to make, if i buy Falcon. Or simply weld "hoop" for hand middle of that orange trolley handle. I won't be sitting anyways..)

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Anyone has done tire change yet?

Do you need to disassemble whole wheel - removing top plate that hold batteries, etc.. Or can you simply remove motor wire and slide motor out somehow?

Dissembling whole wheel isn't hard. Just don't like the idea of doing that just to change tire.. (Winter/Summer tire change..)

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1 hour ago, Oliver Gould said:

8 Days ago 2cells1pack said they would release a tire change video for the Falcon, so hopefully it's coming soon.

Yup saw/heard it. :D I just hope they tried all the ways one "could" do a tire change. Not just the "default" disassemble all wheel and do a tire change. Or even worse - motor has been already removed and they just do a tire change.

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Waiting for grizzla pads to come in and the materials for my DIY fairing, but I somehow doubt the fairing is even needed; I added a 2 inch strip of velcro down the middle to cover the suspension assembly, and used some DIY 3D printed pads for the time being.

yes, the stock pads are THAT bad. 

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3 hours ago, Ben Kim said:

Waiting for grizzla pads to come in and the materials for my DIY fairing, but I somehow doubt the fairing is even needed; I added a 2 inch strip of velcro down the middle to cover the suspension assembly, and used some DIY 3D printed pads for the time being.

yes, the stock pads are THAT bad. 

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Ride without any pads.. How bad is that? (If one isn't doing any jumps.)

Can the pedals be folded completely up in closed position without pads in the way?

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On 6/17/2024 at 3:32 PM, Ronin Ryder said:

 

Half OT or not, this cannot be said loudly enough.    I hope you are ok, your finger movements reveals that you are a little shaken there 1 minute after the cut out..

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29.6 mph = 85 PWM. probably shouldn’t go faster than 30 on this wheel with a full battery. Maybe an extra 1 mph if you’re lighter than me (185 lb, was not wearing any protection on this ride) 

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I’m noticing from the recent pictures/videos that they lowered the position of the front carry handle relative to the earlier prototypes. I guess the goal was to have it be the same height as the rear handle. Is there still sufficient clearance if you wanted to add some padding/wrap grip tape around the handle?

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14 hours ago, the_deeb said:

I’m noticing from the recent pictures/videos that they lowered the position of the front carry handle relative to the earlier prototypes. I guess the goal was to have it be the same height as the rear handle. Is there still sufficient clearance if you wanted to add some padding/wrap grip tape around the handle?

I'd say padding would be too tight but grip tape certainly is possible.

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Quick question.. Is it even possible to increase top speed, or torque true software upgrade down the road? Or is the hardware the limiting factor in Falcon case?

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2 minutes ago, Funky said:

Quick question.. Is it even possible to increase top speed, or torque true software upgrade down the road? Or is the hardware the limiting factor in Falcon case?

Jason quite literally said they are working on improving the headroom. Whether it’s true or not remains to be seen. 

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1 minute ago, Ben Kim said:

Jason quite literally said they are working on improving the headroom. Whether it’s true or not remains to be seen. 

Yeah i saw that. I wanted to know if that's even possible.. :D We will see..

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In soft mode, at times when braking it will feel like a small slip in gear like it will click and lock back in again.  Does anyone else experience this?

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