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Brand new Inmotion V8 and I am disappointed.

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That's a bit disappointing.  :efee565ab0:   Does it have a mechanical press in power switch?  I think @Chris Westland modifed his IPS Zero with a silicon cover for his power button IIRC.  I don't know why makers design the wheels with such tight tire tolerances.  Maybe there is some variation in the tread depth from tire suppliers so the specifications they provide are inaccurate leading to trouble down the design line.  It sounds like maybe a return might be the best choice as there seems to be a few negatives from the get go.  Maybe someone with first hand experience can comment further as to the normal range and characteristics of this wheel.

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It's a soft rubber button like this on the photo.

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This worries me greatly as my V8 will arrive today. None of these problems are trivial and If I encounter similar stuff i will surely return it. You should probably too.

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15 hours ago, Goodman said:

Final problem with this wheel is I have had this wheel for five days and so far I cant get more then 25 kms out of a single charge average speed is 15-20 kph, I am only 65 kilos and even with my cloths and helmet on I am still under 70 kilos. This is done with no hills mostly very flat surfaces, is my battery bad or this is the most I can get out of the wheel, thought it had close to 40 kms?

IIRC, there are inconclusive reports on whether Li-Ion batteries may gain capacity within the first few charge cycles. I wouldn't bet either way. I can squeeze a little over 400Wh out of the battery (measured with the charge doctor, CD), and see around or below 11Wh/km consumption with 80kg payload if I take it easy. With lots of acceleration and deceleration it becomes typically rather 17Wh/km. 

From these numbers I would have no way to conclude that you have a defective battery. 

Edited by Mono

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What is this V8 tire scrape everyone keeps talking about? It's scraping against the inner shell(s)?

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5 hours ago, Maximus said:

Sorry, no help on the power button, although I would say that I had issues with the button at first too.  It had nothing to do with the rain, but instead I thought it would work like the V5F, which I think is a short press to turn the wheel on/off and a long hold for the front head light, while on the V8 I think it's a long hold for on/off and a short press for the headlight, so that messed me up and I actually thought the on/off button was faulty and it turned out to just be a "quirky" thing I had to learn.

I had the same issue. But is exactly the opposite: very short press for V8-long press for the light; long hold for the V5F-short press for the light.

 

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1 hour ago, phatmike said:

I had the same issue. But is exactly the opposite: very short press for V8-long press for the light; long hold for the V5F-short press for the light.

 

Yeah, that's probably right, I knew they were the opposite between the V5F and the V8, just couldn't remember which was which :)

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13 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

The tire should list the PSI range on it's side. Gotway tires max at 45 psi, yet some of KingSong's go to 65. It depends on the tire. If the tire still scrapes if you are within the values listed on the side of the tire maybe you should return it. The rain seems like a problem, and your range is certainly too low.

The V8 has a very good reputation, so maybe you were just unlucky :(

Tyre listed on wheel is up to 65 psi.

Thanks guy for all the replies I took a good look yesterday and and it would seem that the tyre is bad to start off with. There is very little room between the top front plastic and back plastic when I spin my wheel the same section of the tyre always hits the back mud guard. 

I think due to me running on low psi and combined with the scrapping of the tyre this is causing low range.

 The power start button has had no problems since, I was going to send the wheel back but after I got quoted $300 for shipping it will be my last choice. 

Going to contact my seller when his opens and ask for a replacement tyre first hopefully this will fix scrapping and range problems and with the power button I will give it another test later and spray some water near there and see what happens.

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1 hour ago, Goodman said:

Tyre listed on wheel is up to 65 psi.

Thanks guy for all the replies I took a good look yesterday and and it would seem that the tyre is bad to start off with. There is very little room between the top front plastic and back plastic when I spin my wheel the same section of the tyre always hits the back mud guard. 

I think due to me running on low psi and combined with the scrapping of the tyre this is causing low range.

 The power start button has had no problems since, I was going to send the wheel back but after I got quoted $300 for shipping it will be my last choice. 

Going to contact my seller when his opens and ask for a replacement tyre first hopefully this will fix scrapping and range problems and with the power button I will give it another test later and spray some water near there and see what happens.

Too bad you've had such a negative experience. I think this is the first real negative commentary that I've read about the V8, in terms of quality.

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:( there had to be one, but there is a problem with the tyre issue I can see quite a few people have the same issue.

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16 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

The tire should list the PSI range on it's side. Gotway tires max at 45 psi, yet some of KingSong's go to 65. It depends on the tire.

My preferred pressure, 50 psi, is higher than what is listed on all of my EUC tires. Inflating to this "excessive" pressure has not caused any problems for me.

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11 hours ago, Maximus said:

the reseller in this case provided a different tire option which seemed to solve the problem:

I think they're so obsessed with a cool, slim form factor they ignore the obvious solution of MAKING THE SPACE BIG ENOUGH.

Edited by MaxLinux

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4 hours ago, Juick said:

after inflating to 3,8 bar, there is only 1mm space between tire and case

Why would a EUC maker do this? A wheel well is not the place for extreme tolerances. Give the customer a couple of extra mm!!

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when i put a lot of psi the V8 is less stable when riding at the sidewalks but my tire does not scrape nothing at all. now i ride with way less pressure as it seems to be safer and stable especially when making turns. the battery....hmmm i cover today 25KM the total but really pushing when i had to and the battery level was showing 18% and also i got them funky spining leds on. my weight is80KG.

below is my map and average time and due to that ride belive me or not i had to slow down a lot for few times.

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Edited by Wojciech Plocharski

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54 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

People have been known to use a Dremel/grinder to cut away parts of the shell to fit bigger tires. If you have an artistic touch that might be an avenue to get you back on the road. :popcorn:

My artistic skills are very limited stick figures are all I'm good for :( 

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