Sudden nose dive no reason

  • @Franko said in Sudden nose dive no reason:

    accelerate and brake faster, since the moto

    the only bit of advice i have would be to use your front foot to push down to accelerate rather than lean your body... if you're not doing that already.

  • @Swinefeaster yes, exactly -- i think having foot placement near the hub makes this easier. you don't feel the urge to lean out over your foot to accelerate like you do when it's further forward.

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  • @Franko @Swinefeaster Thank you guys for your advices.

    I will try to put my forward foot closer to the Hub as suggested as I think that it may be the reason why I tend to lean forward.

    I read also that riding in the elevated mode could be helpful... What do you think?


  • I had a sudden nose dive on my Pint a month ago that really shook me. It was also on dry, flat, smooth pavement with no debris or sand. It happened without warning at 10MPH on my Pint, no pushback, no stability wobbles, nothing.

    Sent the diagnostics to Future Motion to see if they could see any fault, turned up negative.

    The only thing I can think of was I was preparing to cross a busy road and was looking ahead and behind me to look for a gap in traffic, so it's possible I was off balance and didn't know it, but I would have expected to feel some sort of wobble if I was.

    I've never gotten back to the 12+ MPH range and i've shortened my rides as I still don't feel fully comfortable 100 miles later.

  • @DanMN damn, y'all are putting the fear in me.

  • @Franko @DanMN I have been back in it since the unexplained nose dive but just like you @DanMN I haven’t been going fast either... Still having that what if apprehension... I have switched to the Skyline mode though and it’s much better than the Pacific mode. More responsive and more fluid.

    I did receive the CarbonSmith front bumper with wheel today and installed it.

    I will try it tomorrow and see what happens when creating a nosedive (at slow speed) willingly.

    More to come...

  • Same here except I broke my collarbone. I might have been going too fast but idk because I didn't feel any pushback and there's no audible pushback alarm AND THERE SHOULD BE. Mine was at 99%.

  • any chance you guys got water inside the controller/battery and it is slashing around or corroding the circuits?

  • @Swinefeaster this is an interesting thought -- i know that i never ride through water if i can help it. the most i've ever done is a wet sidewalk here or there, but nothing deeper. i wonder if people who nosedive can say the same with certainty. i mean, the manual clearly says they are water resistant, not water proof.

  • @Franko Nah, not here anyways. There are no sounds if I shake it :P and its been happening since the day I got it from FM