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The connector issue is a thing of the past.

The wire melting issue seems much less likely to appear on a Monster.  @Marty Backe's ACM died while the Monster riding with him simply did an overheat warning and is ok (thread). [@Sven did you check for possible heat damage inside?]

So I would not worry about that unless you're very heavy (over 100kg or even more) and do long, steep hills. You can open the side panel and check the wiring looks good once a month or so, if it calms you.

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1 hour ago, jrkline said:

I wouldn't worry about the Monster.I did a group ride with @Jason McNeil last weekend when he was riding Marty BrokeBacke's Monster and he had no problems.Although he did ride it backwards the whole time,the wheel was backward,not Jason.Maybe he knows something we don't.

Riding backwards vs riding in reverse?:) (or riding reverse or whatever the grammatically correct usage is)

1 hour ago, jrkline said:

I also ordered a Monster from Jason and it arrives today.Enjoy your new Monster.

Congratulations! 2400 Wh I hope; and from you, can we expect to see the first >3000Wh battery extension wheel mod?;)

1 hour ago, jrkline said:

It's a great wheel and the fastest wheel on the planet.:cheers:

Isn't the KS18S faster, at least officially? Maybe the Monster will let you go over 50 km/h safely if you're very light while the 18S slows you down even then, but the standard Monster alarms/tiltbacks are below 50, are they not?

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6 hours ago, meepmeepmayer said:

The connector issue is a thing of the past.

The wire melting issue seems much less likely to appear on a Monster.  @Marty Backe's ACM died while the Monster riding with him simply did an overheat warning and is ok (thread). [@Sven did you check for possible heat damage inside?]

So I would not worry about that unless you're very heavy (over 100kg or even more) and do long, steep hills. You can open the side panel and check the wiring looks good once a month or so, if it calms you.

I've been meaning to, maybe after tomorrow's group riding, I'll open its belly :)

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4 hours ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Riding backwards vs riding in reverse?:) (or riding reverse or whatever the grammatically correct usage is)

Congratulations! 2400 Wh I hope; and from you, can we expect to see the first >3000Wh battery extension wheel mod?;)

Isn't the KS18S faster, at least officially? Maybe the Monster will let you go over 50 km/h safely if you're very light while the 18S slows you down even then, but the standard Monster alarms/tiltbacks are below 50, are they not?

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There's no way that any wheel is faster than the Monster. I have my doubts that the 18S can actually go 50km/h safely. The Monster has seemingly endless power. Combine its power with a 22" wheel and I can't see how it wouldn't be faster than any other wheel in existence.

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6 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

There's no way that any wheel is faster than the Monster. I have my doubts that the 18S can actually go 50km/h safely. The Monster has seemingly endless power. Combine its power with a 22" wheel and I can't see how it wouldn't be faster than any other wheel in existence.

It would be good if someone, with full protective gear, pushed the Monster to see how fast it can go before it gives out. Unfortunately they aren't bulletproof as Ian managed to blow his and I don't remember him mentioning warning beeps for the temperature.

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4 hours ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Isn't the KS18S faster, at least officially? Maybe the Monster will let you go over 50 km/h safely if you're very light while the 18S slows you down even then, but the standard Monster alarms/tiltbacks are below 50, are they not?

I'm pretty sure the Monster is faster.I think the KS18s might do 25MPH and the Monster close to 30MPH.Now the only question is,which Monster is faster,red or blue?Hey @Marty Backe ,wanna race?:D

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5 minutes ago, jrkline said:

I'm pretty sure the Monster is faster.I think the KS18s might do 25MPH and the Monster close to 30MPH.Now the only question is,which Monster is faster,red or blue?Hey @Marty Backe ,wanna race?:D

:PIt could be purple is fastest  :P I can't test for a little while though.

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20 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

I'll never race the Monster - way too fast to suffer the possible consequences :unsure:

We need body mounted air-bags, where is the technology when you really need it?

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1 hour ago, jrkline said:

You are afraid to race me with it after you already "Ben Hurred" me with it?:huh:

You have a weight advantage. Push comes to shove I'll be the one going over the cliff :cry2:

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I just bought my V3s+ yesterday!! supposed to get it next week and I can hardly wait!! Good Luck to you Obly and maybe I will see you on the roads around here... I almost bought the monster but decided to go with the V3s+ that is supposed to be updated and not have the oscillation issue...:blink1:

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23 hours ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Isn't the KS18S faster, at least officially? Maybe the Monster will let you go over 50 km/h safely if you're very light while the 18S slows you down even then, but the standard Monster alarms/tiltbacks are below 50, are they not?

nope, the Monster is the fastest wheel at the moment, perhaps together with the v3s+ .....

But with their different philosophies of "whats max speed" those two brands are hard to compare...GW is allways the winner as for them max speed is just a bit under cutout speed.

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On 7/7/2017 at 4:26 PM, Marty Backe said:

You have a weight advantage. Push comes to shove I'll be the one going over the cliff :cry2:

Will you now be adding a parachute pack to your protective gear list? :)

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On 7/7/2017 at 2:59 PM, jrkline said:

You are afraid to race me with it after you already "Ben Hurred" me with it?:huh:

@Marty Backe 'Ben Hurred' requires further explanation! Please tell me this did not happen up on BrokeBacke Mountain. :P

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On 7/7/2017 at 2:43 PM, TremF said:

It would be good if someone, with full protective gear, pushed the Monster to see how fast it can go before it gives out. Unfortunately they aren't bulletproof as Ian managed to blow his and I don't remember him mentioning warning beeps for the temperature.

Definitely with full protective gear! BTW how are you feeling? I'm sorry if I missed any follow up you may have posted regarding your trip to the ortho clinic.

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