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i have a gotway tesla and i would really like to pad it up so as little as possible happens to it when i fall off

but i still want to have the beutiful carbon sides to be shown and the led ring

im thinking that i just need to pas the conres of impact so that it only hits the corners since they are higher than the rest if i pad them

any ideas?

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6 minutes ago, Shad0z said:

i have a gotway tesla and i would really like to pad it up so as little as possible happens to it when i fall off

but i still want to have the beutiful carbon sides to be shown and the led ring

im thinking that i just need to pas the conres of impact so that it only hits the corners since they are higher than the rest if i pad them

any ideas?

There was a report sometimes somewhere here of a transparent ?silicon/plastic? covering of the wheels shell

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5 minutes ago, Chriull said:

There was a report sometimes somewhere here of a transparent ?silicon/plastic? covering of the wheels shell

i heard about one about one i could make myself but someone also mentioned that it is very hard to find and is expensive so i think i will try and see what i can do by 

getting the corners well padded so it hits the corners and they take the punch but they then have thick padding 

 

 

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Roll the wheel gently on its side on a carpet or something soft to see which points hit the surface first. Of course that only covers flat surfaces, a protruding rock or such could still hit an unprotected point "in the wild". I did this with the Firewheel, but didn't bother with the KS16S and just slapped some foam on the corners :D 

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Compared to the KS16S padding I did... :rolleyes:

 

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6 hours ago, The Fat Unicyclist said:

Wow... That seems so over the top!

I took the easy way out - I ordered half a dozen of the 2018 Marty Backe action figures, and super-glued them to my Lhotz - as they have full protective gear on, my wheel will be forever protected...

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Note: Make sure you get the 2018 model - the earlier ones were much less impact-absorbing, as they didn't have the full face-helmet!

oh man. Marty backe isn't just another euc rider

he is like some Kind of god :D

i will see if i can upgRade my status more to "useful"

from rookie asking questions :P

but why do you use marty backe models?

they're too good to use for protection

(as you can see I'm really digging this auto correct) 

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On 1/21/2018 at 6:48 PM, The Fat Unicyclist said:

Wow... That seems so over the top!

I took the easy way out - I ordered half a dozen of the 2018 Marty Backe action figures, and super-glued them to my Lhotz - as they have full protective gear on, my wheel will be forever protected...

The Wheel

 

Note: Make sure you get the 2018 model - the earlier ones were much less impact-absorbing, as they didn't have the full face-helmet!

OMG, I just saw this. Absolutely hilarious :roflmao:  I'm not sure what to say :D I can't stop laughing ...

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On January 19, 2018 at 1:04 AM, Shad0z said:

i have a gotway tesla and i would really like to pad it up so as little as possible happens to it when i fall off

I use wheel well molding for car fenders. You can get black, chrome, or carbon fiber. Looks like this below. Use it on the corners where impact will be

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wheel moldings... I will look into that

as of now. This is what my tesla looks like 

i used some cable foam and just hothlued it on and it sticks well but i can always just peel off the hot glue if i have to 

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You'll probably buy a Bluetooth speaker eventually. When you do, place it somewhere above or below the headlight so when you crash your wheel the initial impact is <probably> taken by the speaker instead of the shell. Speaker cost like 20-50 dollars whereas a shell costs hundreds, plus you have to open your wheel up to replace the shell.

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On 1/21/2018 at 8:48 PM, The Fat Unicyclist said:

Wow... That seems so over the top!

I took the easy way out - I ordered half a dozen of the 2018 Marty Backe action figures, and super-glued them to my Lhotz - as they have full protective gear on, my wheel will be forever protected...

The Wheel

 

Note: Make sure you get the 2018 model - the earlier ones were much less impact-absorbing, as they didn't have the full face-helmet!

But the 2017 model came with white sneakers!

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32 minutes ago, LanghamP said:

You'll probably buy a Bluetooth speaker eventually. When you do, place it somewhere above or below the headlight so when you crash your wheel the initial impact is <probably> taken by the speaker instead of the shell. Speaker cost like 20-50 dollars whereas a shell costs hundreds, plus you have to open your wheel up to replace the shell.

then i would rather use some foam and form it like a bluetooth speaker... 3 dollars... if you want to use a 40 dollar speaker as protecting.. ok 

but thats out of my budget

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6 hours ago, LanghamP said:

But the 2017 model came with white sneakers!

Which is why it is now a collectible, and too valuable to use for wheel protection! 

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