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Inmotion V5F+ newbie experience and question about tires

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5 hours ago, xebeche said:

“slick” tire

@xebeche Have you seen video how to regroove tires?  Just a thought, but you could probably use a round tip soldering iron or some kind of blade and cut some deeper, extra grooves in your tire to get a more aggressive pattern.  EUC Extreme has a video where he changes the tread on a tire to make it work better.  SuperSport and some others have tried the Maxxis Hookworm and the Schwalbe Big Apple with good results.  Don't know if they come in 14 inch size.  Search tires on the forum.  I wish you good luck with your tire.

Also, you said your tire is 2.125, I thought the V5F+ came with 1.95 tire.  Did you order it that way?

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15 minutes ago, steve454 said:

Also, you said your tire is 2.125, I thought the V5F+ came with 1.95 tire.  Did you order it that way?

Yeah I was wondering that too ... maybe IM swapped to 2.125" on both V8 and V5 models? @Jason McNeil might chip in on this.

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Yeah the v5f+ does indeed come with 2.125 tires. It's great. A nice compromise between the knife edge of the ninebot and the tractor wheel of my old IPS Lhotz.

@xebeche, losing 5psi in a matter of minutes doesn't sound right at all. Do you have an inner tube puncture or something?

Ignore the psi recommendations on the tire, I think a lot of euc tires are meant to be children's bike tires, where the weight of the person is distributed over two wheels. I ride between 55-59psi and it's fantastic. 

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Many thanks to all for your answers and suggestions. I am not familiar with the process of regrooving the tires and would not even dare to do something like that :)
It's not that the tire is completely without grooves, it just looks slick compared to something like CST or Chao Yang tires I have seen on the other EUC-s here on the forum and on YouTube. I will definitely try different tire to see the difference. There is no tube puncture or anything, it holds the 39-40 psi all the time, just not anything above, like it deflates to that certain level. And yes, tire is definitely 14x2.125 

Here are some photos:

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Just checked: first batch of V5F+s came fitted with the Chao Yang 1.95" tires, @xebeche's tire is a later build with a Hota 2.125. 

So the census is that the Chao Yang 2.125", if it exists in that size, is the one to have? I'll see if I can order a batch of these as spares. 

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19 minutes ago, Jason McNeil said:

Just checked: first batch of V5F+s came fitted with the Chao Yang 1.95" tires, @xebeche's tire is a later build with a Hota 2.125. 

So the census is that the Chao Yang 2.125", if it exists in that size, is the one to have? I'll see if I can order a batch of these as spares. 

@Jason McNeil the first batch of V5F+'s shipped with a Chao Yang / Hang Zhou Rubber Factory 14" x 1.95" / 47-254 tire, and it's the best tire I've ever ridden on an EUC, they should've never tinkered with it. 

A 16" x 2.125" or even better 16" x 1.95" variant (less body rub as the current tire has quite a bit against the V8 innards) for the V8 would be much better as well, thanks!

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Those treads look too pronounced; not sure if it would be the same experience.

Here are photos of my V5F+ tire. Also, it has additional demarcations of "H-5153" and "NYLON".

 

 

 

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@houseofjob tread does look different on these new Chao Yang-s, although I don't think it's more pronounced than your tire. Look at these photos of the new tire like yours:

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Only proper way to find out how they feel is to try I guess :)

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Interesting, those treads look more pronounced, but the pattern is the same.

 FWIW, even though I've been riding daily on my V5F+, the Chao Yang tire looked the same when I got it, more recessed treads. 

@xebeche please report back on how this Chao Yang-s tire performs, particularly when bumping into curbs, jumping down, etc. thanks!

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@xebeche, shall we send you out one of the spare Chao Yang's, see how you like it? If it gets the thumbs up, I'll put in a request that we use these exclusively in our upcoming orders.

That's what I really love about Inmotion, they typically do their homework, but are also open to suggestions, if a well-reasoned case is put before them. 

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@Jason McNeil, are those spare Chao Yang's 1.95" or 2.125" ? I was unable to see that from the photo you sent me. I would like to stay on 2.125" tire width if possible.

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22 minutes ago, xebeche said:

I would like to stay on 2.125" tire width if possible.

Wouldn't worry about that. Might sound counterintuitive, but the CY 14x1.95 feels way wider than you would think on the V5, and I was a big advocate of the wider tire, esp 2.5 in like the 18 inch wheels.

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Yeah I have to do a massive u-turn here. I'm not sure why I was so sure of myself I had the 2" tire, I just double-checked and it is indeed the 1.95 after all!

Still a good compromise though between the 1.7 of the Ninebot and the 2.5 of my old Ips Lhotz.

No complaints so far....I've managed to make it a year and two eucs now without having to open my wheel or change the tire. Fingers crossed.......

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I just recently received my V5F+ three weeks ago from eWheels and it has the 1.95 tire on it.  Other than it being rather strong smelling it seems good so far.  But I only have 15 miles on it.

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