Same thing here, I found an old DVD player power cord that just needed a small modification on the fitting with a razor blade on the female plug that connects into the charger - been working great for a few months.
Posts made by Kielanders
RE: Helmet Discussion
I use a fullface mountain bike helmet, motocycle knee/shin guards, elbox/forearm guards, wrist guards, and a shoulder pad on my lead shoulder.
The system has work tremendously. I've had a couple of big wrecks, and got right up every time with only a little road rash on my hips. I've thought about hip pads, just haven't pulled the trigger on them.
Here's what I wear:
Slime 'Condensation' on Stock Vega
Getting ready for my first tire change, and I've been noticing an almost perfect layer of tiny green dots of condensation all over the tire after a night on the stand with charger. The tire has 900+ miles on it. I don't seem to be losing pressure, so thought this odd - maybe I'm wearing-out the tire to perfection?
Anyone else experience this?
RE: XR Treaded Tire Selection
How many miles did you put on the Vega before switching?
How is your Hoosier T2 going uphill on loose(ish) gravelly trails, damp/wet grass, over rocky/rooty bumps, or over wet leaves on pavement?
I've been happy overall with my Vega, but getting unwanted slippage offroad - not sure if it's my riding ability, or the tire. I'm ~6', 185lbs, coming-up on 1000 miles over 18 months of riding.
XR Treaded Tire Selection
My riding conditions are about 50/50 road/trail, 5 months per year, usually damp/wet/cold weather - late fall thru early spring are usually wet and icy, so sort of a no go for me on anything during those seasons.
Was thinking about the following:
Burris 6″ Treaded (11 x 6.0-6)
Hoosier 6.5″ Treaded (11 x 6.5-6)
FlightFins Hoosier Terrain 2 (11 x 6.0-6)
I've only ridden the stock Vega to this point. I wasn't particularly looking for anything more squirrelly/carvy/narrower, but am willing to try. I just don't want to go with something too different, hating it, then being stuck with it for 1000 miles.
RE: New OW XR tire pressure
My came with ~5lbs of air, but I live in a rural area and bought it from a low volume skate shop. From looking-up the serial number, it looks like I bought it 6 months after the date of manufacture.
I Slimed it, used a valve stem tool to make sure the stem was snug, then filled it up, and only needed to top it off after its Winter hibernation in Spring - haven't had any trouble otherwise.
RE: fender causes front grip to wrinkle up.
I had footpad sensor issues causing the unlisted '15 Blink' error code, and I traced it to my Flight Fenders putting pressure on the front footpad sensor by compression of the grip tape and plastic sensor sheet beneath.
Unlike the other recommendations, I DID trim with a razor knife both the tape and the clear plastic sheet underneath using the installed Flight Fenders as a guide - then removing the fenders, lifting the tape & plastic, then reinstalling the fenders.
This did solve my problem . . . not that I'm recommending it, just saying this approach worked for me.