Demian B Posted June 26, 2017 Share Posted June 26, 2017 I've had my 2400 Wh Monster since April 29, and in that time put on 409 miles. It has production code 170315029 and motor code 170205579HB. I've had a great time riding so far. Most of It has been on paved roads and hard packed dirt/gravel. I roll off curbs occasionally, but my style is smooth and fast. I was disheartened, as Marty was, hearing of this second round of Gotway defects. I was just Saturday morning feeling thankful for my Monster's reliable performance. Not having fallen yet and seeing Duf's recent video suggesting the Monster wasn't fit for trails, I confidently set out for another awesome ride (including a rough trail section). The ride was great as always, but the trail proved too much for the Monster. There were wood posts layed down perpindicular to the path to prevent erosion. Dropping over these logs and even hopping up over them was no problem, especially with the low tire pressure I was riding with. I was creeping uphill towards an insurmountable obstacle, so I intended to dismount, but my left foot pedal hit a tall root and the wheel fell over on it's left side. The wheel spun up as it layed on it's side and quickly cut out. It didn't seem like a hard hit but at 70 lbs, I've tried not to let it fall over even in the house. It's well padded so I there's no obvious physical damage. I walked the wheel up to the street and continued riding. Soon I noticed a very quick interruption of power and resistance when accelerating and braking, respectively. Using DarknessBot, I tried to find a pattern. It seems that at -20 amps accelerating and +20 amps braking, the wheel has a very short loss of power. I was able to limp the wheel 7 miles home by riding very conservatively. As long as I kept all acceleration and braking very light and smooth, the unnerving behavior would not occur. Once I was home, I tried quickly moving the wheel back and forth by the handle and noticed that it's a definite clunking sound. It doesn't happen immediately as it moves in a direction. Really seems that it requires about 20 amps to fault. I wish I could test it while I was maintaining say 15 mph and suddenly accelerated to see if the behavior occurs, but I don't like riding it as it is. I'll try to post a video, but was having difficulty even attaching a profile pic as it was too large. Has anyone experienced this before? I haven't talked to Jason yet. I know he has his hands full right now. I am anxious to get back on the wheel as summer is in full swing and it's so much fun. Does anyone else spend a lot of time seated on the Monster? It feels so much like a futuristic motorcycle! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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