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@Rehab1 Maybe thats an additional tubing? i dont know...

But they are def. single strand wire, as they are very, very hard to contour and bend....no chance that this i normal wire.

 

@all:

Final picture with the sticker, looks cool i find, also i have put the dust away and cleaned a bit :-)

Everyone who finds my dog in this picture...its a bonus ;-)

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Very interesting to read @KingSong69. I must say that I'm impressed with the build quality inside. The PCB looks much nicer than Gotway's, and I love their connectors, and no silicon applied over the connectors. Way to go KingSong :cheers:

Have you done a range test? And do you have the full speed all the way to 25% battery?

I need to try and find a source here in the States for that trolley handle. It looks very robust, and it may work for my Monster.

What kind of glue did you use to attach the mudflat? Is that 3mm sheet rubber that you used? - I need to figure out where to buy that. I think I'll try this on my MSuper and Monster.

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Only 1 month into ownership of my V8 and my next wheel is already clear (albiet a loooooong way off)! :lol: Thanks for the great review. I'm very impressed with the build quality you've shown. Shame they won't move to an 84v system though.

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11 minutes ago, WARPed1701D said:

Only 1 month into ownership of my V8 and my next wheel is already clear (albiet a loooooong way off)! :lol:

Today's Inmotions are yesterday's Ninebots - people very soon want a stronger one;)

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42 minutes ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Today's Inmotions are yesterday's Ninebots - people very soon want a stronger one;)

<derail>

Hah. Funny thing is that most of the photos/ videos from you and a few others, who snub the Ninebot, etc. whilst bragging about Gotway, show average speeds of 20-25km/hr.  Maybe you should take off the training wheels? :roflmao:

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@litewave :) Good observation. Yep, I don't even go fast. But I could. With reserves. Especially on inclines. Mostly it's the batteries though, range, range, range:wub:

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1 hour ago, Jason McNeil said:

Great review & analysis! Your telescopic handle is one of the of the best solutions I've seen for this Wheel.

Another Pro for the KS18, is the durability of the shell, this is virtually indestructible. If a one of the larger GWs takes a hard hit, the impact not infrequently sheers off the the screw holds—the polycarbonate composition on the KS is much stronger than the GWs. 

On the Con side: why couldn't they design a slightly altered panel that adequately covers the protruding central battery pack?

 

 

Yip, the shell is one of the sturdiesy i have seen...

And yeah, the central pack protudes a bit...my guess is: They got the shell design (stolen it?) from something that has nothing to do with EUC! it works out good, but in reality on this shell you give away so much room...if perfectly done it could house 2000wh plus...

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4 minutes ago, KingSong69 said:

Range test: easy peasy 100-110km for 75% of the batterie capacity...not crazy speeding, but 25-35kmh average!

110km with 1680 Wh!!!!!:shock2::w00t2: Really? The number is 75km for the 1300Wh ACM (100%-20%/beeping starts) and 120km for the 2400Wh Monster. How is this so much more efficient? You weigh 60kg now?

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5 minutes ago, meepmeepmayer said:

110km with 1680 Wh!!!!!:shock2::w00t2: Really? The number is 75km for the 1300Wh ACM (100%-20%/beeping starts) and 120km for the 2400Wh Monster. How is this so much more efficient? You weigh 60kg now?

To be clear:

That is when driving real long range ...and not having to much breaks and stops and accelerations in it!!!

But even with these stops...i never got under something like 50%=50kmh!!

Another rider who has done more mesurement reported also 12-16wh per km....

And no...i am 82-83kg meanwhile...

 

Its a fact that the 84Volt wheels consume a good amount more than the 67volt wheels.

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44 minutes ago, KingSong69 said:

Yeah, the PCB and build quality over all is really superb! No fanboism here!!

Range test: easy peasy 100-110km for 75% of the batterie capacity...not crazy speeding, but 25-35kmh average!

Actually very impressed with the range, as i suspected less with that more power, but its otherwise...better than my old 1200W 18A!

Batterie speed reducement: i got beeps on 35kmh when i reached about 30-35% capacity and 30kmh on about 20-25% capacity! That goes with what Ks announced for that wheel....

As i seldom go over 35kmh that is totally ok...and doesnt bother me at all! Who drives faster on such a low batterie (and has a good voltage drop when going that fast) is irresponsible on his own ;-) i am not....

The trolley: search for "allit trolley" on ebay...21 euro and it is even 5 cm longer, will fit a monster easy!

Glue and mudflap: normal super glue/1 second glue on a 4mm rubber piece, also ebay.....

Yeah, I could live with those speeds. I've been monitoring myself and in reality I ride under 35km/h 95+% of the time.

That particular trolley only seems to be available in Europe. I'm looking for something similar over here. Looking for the rubber...

Thanks :)

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Nice review!! What speed settings do you have? I disabled class 1 and 2. I have set class 3 on 37kph and tiltback on 40kph. I think I don't want to hit the tiltback at 40kph and we can't disable the tiltback.

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11 minutes ago, D i c K (ie) said:

Nice review!! What speed settings do you have? I disabled class 1 and 2. I have set class 3 on 37kph and tiltback on 40kph. I think I don't want to hit the tiltback at 40kph and we can't disable the tiltback.

That makes sense...to have an warning before tiltback sets in.

Nonetheless i have mine at 37 40 40 40 ...as i like to have a 2 beep warning...not more!

After 1000km tiltback can be set to 50 ;-)

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8 minutes ago, KingSong69 said:

That makes sense...to have an warning before tiltback sets in.

Nonetheless i have mine at 37 40 40 40 ...as i like to have a 2 beep warning...not more!

After 1000km tiltback can be set to 50 ;-)

I have mine still with voice feedback. I know it's kind of geeky, but I still like it when my wheel talks to me... :D 

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18 minutes ago, D i c K (ie) said:

I have mine still with voice feedback. I know it's kind of geeky, but I still like it when my wheel talks to me... :D 

When you have only voice... -as far as iknow- then the voice will only speak to you on 4.th alarm!

Voice alarms does not activate on alarms 1-3.....

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15 minutes ago, KingSong69 said:

When you have only voice... -as far as iknow- then the voice will only speak to you on 4.th alarm!

Voice alarms does not activate on alarms 1-3.....

I was not aware of this. Hmm, I didn't know I already went 40kph... So the voice gives a warning just before tiltback probably, because I have never experienced the tiltback since I unlocked the wheel to go higher then 20kph...

 

Edit: I just checked. If you set the third alarm on 20kph and you activate voice, it tells you to decelerate at 20kph. 

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