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Thank you so much @Hunka Hunka Burning Love and @steve454.  Must say I am super stoked! What is this battery mod? where can I read about it?

 

I had problems with a gift card I had about $200 worth, swear they had sub 20 left in stock when I was on the phone with someone over at new-egg...I said forget it! ill use that money on something else, let me just buy it outright!  I also called Ninebot themselves as it seems as though the same model was priced differently on new-egg, (guess different suppliers) the gentleman said NOPE, YOU BUY THAT ONE AND THATS WHAT YOU GET...YOU BETTER HURRY.

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The Ninebot One E+ is still a good looking wheel and sturdy with it's Lexan panels.  Parts are still generally available.  People have ridden 10,000 + kms on them.  I think @Dancer and @Rotator hold some of the distance records?  @Bob Eisenman also has a lot of kilometres on his.  With a quick swap battery mod like @SuperSport and @litewave have done you can double that 18 km range to 32 km or more depending on how many packs you want to carry with you.  There's also the @1RadWerkstatt battery pack mod that adds wider side pads and battery capacity.  There's also ways to flash the firmware so it goes faster as long as you increase the battery capacity.  If you're good at soldering, @smallexis has stashed extra cells in his wheel avoiding the need to swap packs altogether.

EDIT:  At that price, buying another one to scavenge the battery to use in a quick swap mod and have an extra whole EUC as spare parts is awfully tempting.  To buy a battery pack alone costs about $240 USD?  Control board $200?  Motor $150?  Shell parts $120?

@aalenkin - what made you go with the Ninebot One E+?  It looked like your list of wheels had almost every other one except the Ninebot One E+ on it!  :lol:

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5 hours ago, aalenkin said:

SOOOO, some semi good news I hope! I just bought my EUC! couldnt give up this deal!! I am super excited to get it, make my mistakes and start learning!  Any advice on the first MUST-Do's upon picking up a new EUC?

 

Heck of a deal! Congrats! Just fixing my grandson’s NB1E+ was close to $200 with 2 way shipping. Have fun! Great first wheel! Be sure to throw some flames on it just like @Hunka Hunka Burning Love:)

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8 hours ago, aalenkin said:

SOOOO, some semi good news I hope! I just bought my EUC! couldnt give up this deal!! I am super excited to get it, make my mistakes and start learning!  Any advice on the first MUST-Do's upon picking up a new EUC?

I went with the NINEBOT E+, got an amazing deal over at new-egg, someplace I never thought would have any promotions or discounts but I think I did well....what are your thoughts guys? what can I expect?

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7YS6FA2259&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC-_-pla-_-MT+-+Vehicles+%26+Transportation-_-9SIA7YS6FA2259&gclid=CjwKCAiAo9_QBRACEiwASknDwU3I40Afc09G5n4VI5s0vwfnV37a1_pX9HNU-B5_QucxbRhpOfb8TRoCP1cQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

It's a great first wheel at that price, and depending on where and how you ride, may meet all your requirements for some time to come. There are still several 9B1E+ die-hards hanging around this site who are happy to help, and there are many great threads in the Ninebot forum to catch up on.

8 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

The Ninebot One E+ is still a good looking wheel and sturdy with it's Lexan panels.  Parts are still generally available.  People have ridden 10,000 + kms on them.  I think @Dancer and @Rotator hold some of the distance records?  @Bob Eisenman also has a lot of kilometres on his.  With a quick swap battery mod like @SuperSport and @litewave have done you can double that 18 km range to 32 km or more depending on how many packs you want to carry with you.  There's also the @1RadWerkstatt battery pack mod that adds wider side pads and battery capacity.  There's also ways to flash the firmware so it goes faster as long as you increase the battery capacity.  If you're good at soldering, @smallexis has stashed extra cells in his wheel avoiding the need to swap packs altogether.

EDIT:  At that price, buying another one to scavenge the battery to use in a quick swap mod and have an extra whole EUC as spare parts is awfully tempting.  To buy a battery pack alone costs about $240 USD?  Control board $200?  Motor $150?  Shell parts $120?

@aalenkin - what made you go with the Ninebot One E+?  It looked like your list of wheels had almost every other one except the Ninebot One E+ on it!  :lol:

:clap3:That's a great deal for this wheel. Almost wish I didn't see it! :dribble: Must resist, must resist, or someone will be missed! :crying:

3500km for me. I get 20-35 miles tops with two spares depending on speed, weather and terrain; only twenty seconds to swap. A fourth battery and extra charger would be really sweet. 

Still waiting to flash the wheel to a P over Christmas, hopefully. I also intend to hack the shell similar to what @euc did recently to his, but using CF and fiberglass. Probably won't happen until I pick up the Z in the Spring.

 

 

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38 minutes ago, aalenkin said:

Not sure what ninebot/segway is doing, maybe they ARE phasing out euc's?

There is a good bit of buzz about the 9bot one z. i'd be amazed if it didn't make it to market at this point. new product dev isn't what you generally do if your exiting a market. i could be wrong tho. stevedig corp doesn't exist for a reason.

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On 11/24/2017 at 1:23 PM, aalenkin said:

I am super excited to get it, make my mistakes and start learning!  Any advice on the first MUST-Do's upon picking up a new EUC?

My standard "must-do" advice:  get a helmet and wrist guards.

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I'd say wrist guards are the most important followed by a helmet. When learning I would also suggest knee pads and elbow pads. Nearly every time I've actually fallen I've landed on my hands/wrists first or second and they always seem to bear a good chunk of the impact. I have only landed in such a way to hit my helmet once and never while initially learning. These two are the opposite of each other. Wrist guards protect you on nearly every fall but the injury even if you don't wear them isn't that severe. Helmets rarely help in my experience but when they do they probably stop you from serious life-changing injuries. I would also suggest knee pads and elbow pads (and possibly shin guards and/or mid-height boots with reinforced ankles to absorb the impact when the pedals ram into your lower shins/ankles as you fall/jump off). I used hiking boots. Motorcycle boots would work too.

The helmet and wrist guards are to prevent serious injury. The rest of it is mainly to make sure that as you learn you take minimum damage from falls so that you can keep going out to practice. Otherwise, there is a chance you will get so beat up that you will have to stop and heal from your various bumps and scrapes before you can continue learning. Early on for most people, I think falls tend to be pretty low speed. I haven't seen too many people who just are flying around at top speed as soon as they get on the wheel. Usually, you are going quite slow when you are learning and can just step/jump off. I actually never took a serious fall until after I had learned the basics of riding around.

It is the early intermediate stage that is the most dangerous. Once you are able to ride around but are not experienced enough to handle unexpected bumps, obstacles, or sudden stops and sharp turns. There is a period where you think you can do these things but you actually can't do them consistently under stress. This is usually when most people's first big falls happen.

That being said, welcome to an awesome hobby and great form of transportation in dense urban environments. I have fun every time I step on one of my unicycles, even if I'm just commuting to work on the same path I've taken hundreds of times. Good Luck!

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10 hours ago, aalenkin said:

Thanks! I havent felt this way about a product since xmas eve 1983...LOL

In 1983 I would have been excited about an Apple IIe.  I had an Apple II+ from a couple years earlier.  (Of course the Lisa was hot stuff, but way too expensive for normal people.)

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It's a great wheel.  I bought a very lightly used one off a guy on this forum for $550.  It was supposed to be my learner wheel, but I still love the way it handles and wouldn't part with it for love or money even though I've now got other and nominally more capable wheels.  I think you'll be happy with your purchase.  

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13 hours ago, radial said:

It's a great wheel.  I bought a very lightly used one off a guy on this forum for $550.  It was supposed to be my learner wheel, but I still love the way it handles and wouldn't part with it for love or money even though I've now got other and nominally more capable wheels.  I think you'll be happy with your purchase.  

Looking forward to it!!

13 hours ago, JimB said:

In 1983 I would have been excited about an Apple IIe.  I had an Apple II+ from a couple years earlier.  (Of course the Lisa was hot stuff, but way too expensive for normal people.)

Had we only bought $10 in stock at the time.....lol

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On 11/25/2017 at 11:21 AM, aalenkin said:

@meepmeepmayer Thank you!! Not sure what ninebot/segway is doing, maybe they ARE phasing out euc's?  

 

Literally just stumbled upon the site and typed unicycle in the search bar....I will post once received!

Can't wait to read your review, it has been a long time since the E+ was introduced to the market.  But it is a high quality wheel, just doesn't have the range, speed, and power of the most expensive wheels.

I think you will be happy with it.  

It is a good wheel.

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