@Lia I have posted about this solution before. It is important for us to follow the same conventions expected of bicycles, if we are to be accepted on the trails. I get a lot of "Thank you" statements from fellow trail users when I use my bell to alert them before I start to pass. After the bell, I usually verbally let them know which side I am passing on.
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RE: PSA: Wear your helmet, lol
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.
RE: Group Ride Is Officially In The ONEWHEEL APP!
@biell not sure whats going on there. The 15 May update was the one that added the Location Services requirement.
So, I just rebooted my phone and it turns out that FM didn't fix this, but I did find a work around. Shucks, I was hoping they were doing the right thing.
I have "Location Faker" installed and even though it was disabled, it looks like enough of the service was running that the app thought I had my GPS on.
RE: Group Ride Is Officially In The ONEWHEEL APP!
Absolutely horrible update, the app won't connect to my board unless I turn the privacy destroying, battery wasting GPS on. No thanks! I'd like my phone not to needlessly waste battery when I am not using a function which requires GPS access.
RE: Bearing replacement
I ride with the Burris Ceramic Hybrid, and they have hold up great for longer than my stock bearings did. I think the general consensus is these are the right replacement bearings right now:
It is a single item, you will need to purchase two.
Road salt is not good for your bearings. If your current bearings are still OK and you live in an area which will see road salt used, you may want to wait until the snow has moved on for the year before changing your bearings. I was planning on doing a tire/bearing swap in March, but then I ran over a tack and decided to change the tire. The bearings will wait until March, unless something else comes up.
If you hear knocking in your motor, change ASAP, because you are doing damage to your motor. No amount of possible road salt on your bearings is worth destroying your motor.
RE: Two-X Battery
Soren is a one-man shop, and he is very upstanding. If you order one, you will get one. I can't speak to back orders, and he does often get busy with his day job and can take a while to respond.
Please be aware that a Two-X upgrade should not be taken lightly, it is an intensive install and you should watch the install video at least 3 times before purchasing one. Take a careful look at the parts where his hand is in the way of seating the battery and wires. You will wish you could see what is going on in there, and it is frustrating to fit it all in correctly.
It is highly unlikely that you will build a product as safe and robust as the Two-X yourself in the time it would take for your Two-X to arrive, even if it were back-ordered. I ordered mine a few months ago and it shipped like 4 days later. I have about 1,000 miles on my Two-X now, and I love it.
Please also keep in mind that you will not have problems on pavement with the Two-X, but you will have to be selective when you go off-road. If you have float plates, check them out. Any trail which can put a gash in your float plates is a trail you probably want to avoid on a Two-X. I still spend half my time on mountain bike trails, but I have to stay away from the ones with steep, rocky downhill sections (i.e. some of the most fun trails).
All that being said, the Pint will probably be on sale on Friday for $850 - $900. Would you be willing to spend double on a brand new Pint? I bought the Two-X with the hope of having it bridge me until the XR replacement is released. As much as I did not like the install, and miss riding on the gnarly trails, I would install the Two-X again without question, if I had it to do all over again.
FYI, the OW app doesn't support Two-X. I am working on getting pOnewheel and Onewave updated with a software battery remaining approximation for people with Two-X and Android phones.
RE: XR space between wood and frame
Take the foot pad off, and make sure the screws under the foot pad, which go through the frame and into the battery box aren't loose. While the footpad is off look for dirt or other debris. If that isn't the problem, take a level or ruler, and pull it along the fame and make sure the battery box isn't malformed (it should not touch your level). Since you ride in the rain, it is possible you have warped the foot pad, you could check this too.
A OneWheel isn't waterproof, but it is water resistant. The foot pad does not take part in this water resistance. So, water wise, you are technically no better or worse off with the space there. However, that doesn't mean that you are safe riding through puddles.
RE: The warning you never hear about!!
This is actually pretty well covered material. Yes, there seems to be something about the OW which triggers some population of dogs to go ballistic. I go slow by dogs and stay as far from them as the path will allow. When coming from behind, I give dog walkers extra notice I am passing. Just on my way home from work today a dog lunged at me. There is an older couple with a massive dog who tries to attack when I see them about every month or two and it seems to take the both of them to hold it back.
RE: Help diagnosing knocking sound
@Khayman I would recommend watching this video multiple times, I probably watched it 4 times before the change, then actually watched it during my change, pausing when I was going too slow to keep up. Don't try to keep up, just pause it.
Along with the bearings, I also bought a bearing pull kit, one with 1mm increments so I was guaranteed to have the exact right sizes.
If changing your bearings is not an emergency, then look hard to find someone with a proper press. I cannot stress enough how important this is. I was unwilling to ride my OneWheel because of the sound; I didn't know if I was destroying it from the inside. In my life, this constituted an emergency, and I made due with the bearing pull kit and what I had around my house. All of my stress for the change came when setting the bearings. My hope is to never go through that again and change the bearings before I start experiencing any issues.
If you have changed the tire before (I have done so twice now) it is only incrementally harder to add the additional work to disassemble and reassemble the motor. The really "hard" part is probably less hard, and more nerve racking if you don't have the skill. As I described earlier, it is setting the new bearings in place. After that, the next hardest part for me was getting the silver screws off of the axle, my allen wrench was bending a lot, because they were so tight. I was becoming afraid it would break and was just about to go get my safety goggles and gloves when it finally budged.
Watch the video, and, if possible, find someone who has changed bearing before to help you. Then, it isn't so bad.