@wheelrich you gave me so much hope that I dropped everything, installed the complication and just gave it a quick go. Still no improvement for me :/
Posts made by eckit
RE: Anyone Know Which Tire Tread Lasts Longest For Street Riding?
@Nick-Sabs I’m the same size and ride the same exact conditions. Got about 370 miles out of my first Vega. But I was intentionally running at a super-low PSI (12-14 PSI) which adds a ton of wear. I found it easier and more comfortable to ride super-flat as I started out. I replaced with another Vega myself a few months ago, cheaper than sending it in, and I was back riding in a little over an hour. It’s pretty easy to do. The biggest pain in the ass is breaking the beads, but guys our size can certainly do with a little elbow grease (and putting our weight into it).
I’m also running at the recommended 20 PSI to see if I get any more life out of my Vega.
RE: Cold weather riding
@Maverik me too. And I’ve ridden in single-digit Fahrenheit temps through NYC. I ride for 10-20 minutes at a time and when checking the battery temp at the end of my rides, it drops 2-4° on average.
Those batteries are super dense and they generate a bit of heat themselves just by discharging.
RE: XR constantly losing app connection?
@leo8877 I got one of those workout “cases” for my iPhone. The type that is supposed to go around your bicep.
I strap it around my calf. My phone keeps connection to the board 100%, and my watch keeps connection to my phone.
Been riding my XR for months like that.
I’m not saying that this shouldn’t be fixed by FM; but it is a hack that works for now.
First Tire Change
Just performed my first tire change. Vega for Vega—no treads for this fat, flat, and slick guy.
Found this video tutorial that helped out a ton so I figured that I’d share:
As everyone says; breaking the bead was a pain in the ass—but there’s no need to bring it to a tire shop. Just put your back into it and follow the video tut tips.
Getting the tire on was a pain in the ass, too. But again; not impossible.
The hour or two investment beats the hell out of being without my board for several weeks while FM replaced it for me.
Tip: You’ll need an air compressor to seat the bead of the new tire. Nothing huge, I used my 6 gal pancake compressor and it did the job perfectly.
RE: Beginner Video of my first ride on my OneWheel+ XR near Portland Oregon.
@mr-vince I go over several speed bumps and speed mounds (the super-wide speed bumps NYC puts in school zones) daily on my commute.
I ride normally, then slow down right before I get to the bump. This raises the nose a bit in preparation of ascending over the bump. I also take some weight off my front leg and loosen my knees a bit.
Just practice, eventually it’s real smooth and you can do it without losing too much speed (assuming you’re riding reasonably in the first place between 13 and 15 mph). I wouldn’t advise taking a speed bump at speed if you’re already riding past the board’s limits at 20+ mph.
RE: Wobble at higher speeds
@peterelsea agree with everything said above. But 14-15 mph is around where pushback happens to let you know that your starting to push the board too hard. In my experience, early on, that led me to wobble quite a bit. But I’m over 300 miles in now and I barely notice it anymore.
RE: potential commuter
@Rado yeah, I use my XR as my primary mode of transportation for the first and final legs of my commute. My Vega is starting to show excessive wear, so I bought myself 2 new ones so I could swap it out myself over a weekend instead of sending to FM for a week or more.
If I ever need excessive service I’m gonna be in a jam. I’ve seen some services that will let you rent a onewheel. They will ship to you and everything. But I’ve never looked into cost. If it’s not too expensive, it may be a way to bridge the gap while yours is serviced.
RE: Overcurrent (6) while standing still
@Rado mid to high 60’s I’ve noticed that they keep their temperature pretty well over the course of a 1-2 mile ride, even in the cold (down to the low 20s in my experience). It takes a while for their core temp to drop significantly.
The controller drops faster than the batteries—which makes sense. The batteries much thicker and denser than the controller board. They also produce a bit of their own heat as they discharge if I had to guess.
RE: Overcurrent (6) while standing still
@frostiki thanks for responding. Did it ever happen to you while riding? Or just while at a standstill? Just trying to gauge how concerned I need to be. If it happens again at a standstill—no problem. If it happens again to me at speed in traffic—I’m screwed.
RE: Some tips for a newbie
@Whatup I also live in the tri state. I have an XR and I weigh about 30lbs more than you. I see range of 8-10 miles on colder days vs 12-15 on more moderate days due to my size.
So, since you have a plus; I’m going to say that a 4 mile range sounds about consistent to my experience.
I wouldn’t leave your Onewheel on the charger indefinitely on a regular basis. The charger and the onewheel itself has protections to prevent overcharging, but you’re still using up fractions of cycles over time. When the battery drops a percent or two naturally sitting there—the charger charges the battery to get it back to 100%. These “micro charges” (my term—not an official one to my knowledge) add up over time.
I charge it up every night for my commute the next day. But I unplug it as soon as it hits 100%.
Every few weeks, I will let it charge for a few hours to let the board cycle the cells so that it reports accurate capacity.
If I plan on storing for a few days I will only charge to 80% because batteries don’t like being stored at 100% either.
Batteries are such high-maintenance jerks, aren’t they?
Overcurrent (6) while standing still
So, tonight I was balancing on my board at a standstill. All of a sudden the motor disengaged and the tail dropped to the ground. At first I thought my XR thought I lifted my heel. But upon further inspection the front and tail lights were out and the power button was blinking.
I thought to myself, huh—did I run out of juice?
I came inside and checked my app notifications. “Getting a little rowdy”
“An overcurrent has been detected (6). Please switch Onewheel off and back on.”
After looking online, it sounds like this should only happen durring overly-aggressive downhill riding while the battery is being regenerated. But this was at a standstill, perhaps with very slight rocking back and forth as I am not skilled enough to get the board to stay perfectly stationary for more than a few seconds. But I wasn’t riding (thank god).
Has anyone experienced this? Don’t get me wrong—I’m still going to ride. And I’m not afraid of this happening again while riding. Just wondering if anyone has experienced this type of overcurrent while standing still.
Here’s some details about the situation:
280 miles on it
45% battery at the time of failure
Was at the end of a 1.2 mile ride over level terrain
Top speed of ride was 14.2 MPH
RE: Carveability on Gemini App
@kylezg the board is constantly trying to keep you from nose-diving. So when you lean into your board in say Sequoia, it immediately pushes back up at you making the ride more stiff and less responsive because even though you are trying to shift your weight—the board is doing everything it possibly can to keep you level. If you can’t shift your weight, you can’t turn as tight.
Now, when you ride in say, Delirium, the board doesn’t attempt to keep you level as much as keep you from nosediving as late in your dip as possible. So the board let’s you push down farther before it tries to “catch” you. This makes the ride feel more fluid and allows you to throw your weight around more which makes it more responsive.
The board can’t control your roll independently from your pitch. It affects your ability to roll (heal to toe) by stabilizing your pitch (front to rear).
This is one of the reasons why Delirium drains battery far faster than other ride shaping. The motor has to kick in much harder, much later, to keep you from contacting the ground. That requires a surge of energy that batteries just don’t cope with well. It’s far more efficient to keep the board level with more steady, incremental power increases than to give you the freedom to push and have to catch you at the very last possible moment before failure.
It’s the difference between hanging on a pull-up bar by two hands and falling from a tree while trying to grab a branch with your two hands to stop your fall.
Hope this helps explain how ride shaping and “carvability” works.
RE: 200lbs, only got 10 miles out of XR battery
I’m 6’2” 265 lbs and I’ve gotten as low as 9 miles but as high as 19 miles on very similar terrain. I’ve personally noticed that trip type matters A LOT. I see lower efficiency when commuting with stop and go (a lot like a car). I see the highest efficiency when joy-riding in parks where I will go several miles before stopping (again, not unlike a car’s “highway vs city”).
I also prefer a lower PSI, so I expect shorter range.
RE: OW Owners: Injury Survey
@owpete sure, I can post pictures later tonight. As far as my nosedives, they were not “at speed”.
Instead, when I stop at a light in NYC, I tend to dismount. When the light turns green, I mount and naturally try to begin my forward motion simultaneously. Admittedly this is NOT what you are supposed to to. You are supposed to mount, come to level, let the board adjust, and only then are you supposed to attempt to move forward.
I rode in Mission exclusively prior to the recent Gemini update. Mission is supposed to have more of a floating feel than Delirium. So it would make sense that it had more “give” and therefore would not be able to be responsive enough to keep my big frame upright from a standstill.
Since switching to Delirium, I haven’t experienced that type of nosedive.