I get that often when going straight down the road. The roads are crowned to assist in water run off from the center to the gutters. Even though I'm going straight down the road I'm actually heavy on my toe side (I ride goofy) to overcome the slope of the roadway and my heel will often not be making enough contact to register.
Motorcycle enthusiast who never learned to wheelie. Now that I'm old and fat, this one wheel thing is it. :)
Posts made by Motoproponent
RE: Foot pad sensor warning
RE: Why doesnt future motion waterproof their products?
that's been brought up several times. There was even talk of a class action a while back for false advertising. All I know for sure is that FM never responds to this forum and that question has never been addressed an any company vid, or interview.
Simple fact is, people still buy it. So why would they change.
RE: "Guess what is this" contest, but no prize.**Answer now posted**
My guess is, its an add on to a stand that doubles as a socket driver. Like maybe it protects the wooden CnR OG Stand from water and muck and you can stick a t20 socket on that 1/8 inch drive
RE: Battery swap from XR to Plus
Do you have anything else that is battery powered and runs at a lower voltage than your XR? Like an eBike, some lawn care equipment, or hoverboard?
a Vamp-n-Ride is a pretty easy thing to do. A solar charge controller is about $70 USD. Wire and Posi taps are , like, <$20. If you already have a battery (the most expensive part) you can use it to extend your range for less than $100. I used the 48volt battery from my ebike. I got 45+ miles of range when I want it. The only limitation is the charge controller can only step voltage up. Thats why most people use the 36 volt hoverboard batteries. Bonus if your battery is a 60 volt because you can run it righ in without a charge controller.
RE: fender causes front grip to wrinkle up.
I had the same issue. Not the grip tape though, the sensor is sandwiched between two layers of plastic. The plastic sheets were sliding off each other. I ended up replacing the whole front footpad to be safe and. on the advice of another on the FB Owners Group, I put a couple of o rings under the fender bolts and have had no problem since. The o rings just give it a bit of clearance but still let you secure the fender nice and solid.
RE: CHALLENGE = Match or Exceed Your Birthday Years In Distance (Miles/ Kilometers) On Your Birthday (or close to your birthday)!
@blkwalnutgrwr I have a 4209 vamped with Sonny's kit. I run the battery from my eBike (14 amp hours) in my backpack through a solar controller to step up the voltage. I get an extra 40ish miles on top the stock range.
RE: Snowboarder in (late) midlife crisis - is learning to ride One Wheel the answer?
I think you'll know if it's your thing within a day of riding it. I have let several people try my XR and none of them ate shit right out of the gate. It's a lot to spend for something that may just not get used, but it's worth every penny it of you get the "stoke".
I'm 46 and was a snowboarder 20 years ago. The feeling of being able to carve like you're in deep power while going up hill is pretty euphoric. Riding across trolley tracks in the city or sidewalks that are broken up by tree roots is also no sweat when you're commuting. It's an amazing machine and the injury risk is pretty manageable, both with protective gear and your mindset.
On the practical side though, it uses muscles you haven't even read about. Having to constantly keep your weight on your front foot to move forward is incredibly fatiguing at first. Plus there are no bindings to support your ankles so all of your "heel side to toe side" inputs require a lot of effort with your calves and arches. The point being you will not jump on this thing and go for miles and mile the first few weeks. The depreciation drops off pretty quickly after a year. I recommend getting a used Plus or Pint. You wont use the range of the XR for a while. When you find yourself wanting longer days on the board you can sell what you have for probably close to what you paid for it and then put that towards the XR.
By the way, I'm biased in that the XR is really the only Onewheel in my opinion. everything else is a stepping stone to the XR :P
RE: First time one-wheeler, knee pain?
Yeah, My leading knee is my "bad" knee anyways (ACL and Meniscus injury and repair). I have found that keeping it warm prevents or at least diminishes the pain on longer rides. Here in the Northern California Bay Area, even in the dog days of summer the morning commute can be a bit brisk. I often ride in a pair of Duluth Trading Company Flannel Lined Cargo Pants.
Try one of those neoprene supports you can get from the drugstore for a little support and warmth, but as others have said it's kind of a thing you have to develop a stamina for. I mean the whole time your moving forward you putting more pressure on your front foot, ankle, and knee. That's just what it takes to make the thing go.
After I put about 1600 miles on my board, the foot fatigue, leading knee pain and back foot calf pain don't start to become a thing until I get about 15 miles into a ride.