Posts made by biell
RE: Reviving a destroyed Pint
I would look into using JBWeld to re-make the controller housing box. I would think about putting in new threaded inserts in there before you start, so the screws can grip nicely. An alternative would be to put the screws in there before you JBWeld, then take them out before it sets. But, I would think my first approach better.
Since everything might not fit perfectly snug, I would suggest keeping the gasket, but also using 100% pure silicone around the controller box when you reseal it.
As for the missing parts, there are a number of people who part out boards on Reddit and FB, try posting there.
RE: What is the standard battery cells voltage?
The behavior you describe is normal and experienced by most people.
4.18 across the board is a very common voltage. It means that your cells are starting their normal degradation process. Most XRs probably spend most of their lifetime in this state, as the 4.20 quickly drops to 4.18. I bought my XR used with like 200mi on it and all cells listed 4.18. Like 2,000mi in and they still all list 4.18 after a full charge.
You probably just need to balance them a little better, leave the board plugged in overnight for a few nights in a row and you will likely be able to make it below 20% without issue again.
Be aware that the drop-off for normal cell degradation is not symmetrical, and it mostly happens on the bottom end on NMC batteries. There will be a time where your XR dies at 10% every time and you need to plan to stop riding before getting down to 20%.
Many people treat 20% as 0% on an XR and only ever plan to ride it down that far, with anything after 20% as their buffer in case of a miscalculation in how much they will use on a ride.
RE: Battery swap from XR to Plus
Your XR battery pack will not work in a Plus, different battery chemistries.
For your XR, are you planning on having someone rebuilt it or buy a replacement? If rebuild, then you might as well do that now.
If replacement, then I would recommend leaving it on the charger all the time when you are not riding it. People don't normally do that because they don't want to keep their board at 100% to try to extend the battery life. But, if you are thinking about replacing it anyway, you might as well eek out the maximum performance possible for the next few months. If you can make it down to 20%, I don't think any of your cells are completely shot. So, I think doing this will lessen your surges and allow you to ride further below 20%.
RE: Why localization on the App ?
@Sebasp1976 if you are using Android, its a google requirement. You can turn off your location once connected or some people use a fake locstion app to keep them guessing.
I hate this issue, but accept its a google thing
Umm, no, this isn't a google thing at all. This is a Future Motion requirement. You can still connect to your OW using pOnewheel, Onewave, or OWCE without having location on. This requirement came on at the same time that FM added the "Group Rides" feature. Basically, they want people to be able to communicate with other local OWers (which is totally cool, btw, but only if it is by choice) and need your location to figure out what "local" is. They could have made this optional and disabled the local group ride feature without a recent location, but the chose not to. They could have also only asked you to turn on your location if you opened the "Group Rides" or "Rider Search" sections of the app.
RE: fender causes front grip to wrinkle up.
@3tch3r yeah, that would be nice. I guess it is a matter of ratios. Grip tape isn't always perfect, so if 1 out of every 1000 OWs has grip tape issues, I think that is reasonable. If it is 1 out of every 20, well that would be a different story.
I don't know what would have happened with my XR, as I replaced the stock grip with TFL pretty early on, since I learned from my plus that I like it better. Grip is personal, so I don't mind that the stock FM grip isn't perfect for me.
RE: fender causes front grip to wrinkle up.
That happened to me on my OW+. I let it slowly get worse for about a year, then replaced it with TFL grip. I should have replaced it earlier, as TFL grip is much better than stock. You can take your time to figure out what you want to do about it.
RE: CHALLENGE = Match or Exceed Your Birthday Years In Distance (Miles/ Kilometers) On Your Birthday (or close to your birthday)!
Am I seeing this correctly? Did you took a hack saw to the stock fender?
RE: XR making loud clicking noise-bad bearings??
Check your tire to make sure you don't have something stuck in it. If you had a rock, tack, nail, etc. embedded in it, you might here and feel something when it came around. It could embed in a way where it affected one direction more than another.
It could be that some of the axle bolts are loose. Check the 4 axle bolts on the outside of the rails. If they are all tight, take them off and check the silver ones inside the rails. If they are also tight, check every screw on the whole thing, because you don't want to go to the next step unless you have to. If they are all tight, then it might be your bearings are bad. If that is the case, then your motor is hitting the magnets attached to your wheel, which is not good. You would want to change your bearings right away.
Audio would help diagnose. How many miles do you have on it?
RE: Burris treaded 11x6.0-6
The Burris treaded is definitely more rounded and agile than the rolling pin you replaced. However, it is closer to on-par with the stock Pint tire. It is possible it feels enough like the Pint that your brain is going into Pint stability mode and you don't realize you are comparing it to that tire instead of the Vega. The Burris might not seem new to you, even though it is a new tire on that board.
The Burris has a soft side wall, you might want to let the PSI down to 18 and see if you feel differently about how it works, just as an experiment. Agile means different things to different people. So, if you are looking for easy, grippy turns, then possibly that will work for you. Probably not, but it doesn't hurt to try.
I don't see the Burris as a particularly squirley tire, my opinion is that it strikes the perfect balance, and being so grippy, you can push it to the edge when you need to make that hard turn. It is surely not designed for an effortless 1-foot radius U turn; but, it is rounded enough that you can make that same turn if you are willing to drop the corner.