chi battery in my future
Maybe mine too, thx!
So my first set of batteries on my XR lasted about 1900 miles. It started pushing back at 53% one day, then it was no longer ride-able after that as it would push back every few hundred feet. Sent it in and FM replaced the batteries. I'm now at 4500 miles on my XR, so that's 2600 miles on the new(er) batteries. Post back with how far your XR has gone on a set of batteries, I'm wondering how much further I might expect to go on this set. I'm sure everyone is different as one battery cell going bad breaks the whole set.
@Kielanders I ran a Hoosier Treaded V1 on my original + for about 900 miles or so before I sold the + and got my XR. On my XR, I swapped the Vega for the Burris at 300 miles and ran that tire for about 2700 miles. The Burris was still in really good shape, but I decided to try the new Hoosier Whisper T2 and I really like it. The Hoosier T2 now has about 1500 miles, but definitely wearing faster than the Burris as the treads are getting pretty low (I think it's a softer compound, hence the "whisper"). So, with the Hoosier being more expensive than the Burris, I'm undecided what to get next . . . perhaps I'll just remount the Burris!
My riding is about 90/10 pavement vs gravel and I'm ~6 feet tall, 175 lbs. I do no off roading at all, I prefer smooth floating. I will no longer ride a non-treaded tire as the grip on wet pavement, wet grass, leaves (wet or dry), as well as the occasional mud is WAY better. The treaded tires also don't seem to pick up leaves and get them jammed into the fender area nor do they get little rocks stuck in the rubber like the Vega.
Both the Burris and the Hoosier T2 carve better than the Vega, with the Hoosier being just a little more squirrelly, but not uncomfortably so, so you won't regret either one. In my opinion, @Future-Motion should offer a treaded tire option for their boards at order time.
@TheOmegaMan Agree on the helmet and wrist guards, they are essential! I wore full gear until just over 1000 miles on my board. My second nosedive was at 600 miles going 21 mph (left wrist guard actually cracked!) and I now have over 6000 miles nosedive free, but I keep the top speed around 16/17 mph on my XR. You said your back foot came off the sensors, but normal riding the sensors are in front. I can't ride switch, so perhaps that's how you were riding. But even if I could ride switch, that does seem like it could be an issue since often on tighter turns, my back heel does lift off the board.
Elusive weasel on the Sacramento river bike path . . . my OW isn't in the pic, but the shadow of me riding is! :D
@ddrake5 Sorry to hear about your injuries and that you feel you can no longer ride. I went down at 21 mph on my + at around 600 miles. Fully padded up and still had scrapes and bruises all over my body. At the time I was asking @Future-Motion for a speed limit warning in the app, but that's never happened. Anyway, since then, I've been wearing a watch running the OW app connected to my phone so I can check battery and speed at any time. I now keep my max speed around 16/17 (even lower when the battery gets below 30%). I'm a mostly pavement, some gravel trails rider. I now have almost 6,000 miles on OWs and haven't had another major get off since then. You have to really be in tune with your board and "listen" to the feedback. When my XR battery flaked out, around 1900 miles on the board, it pushed back at 57% and I immediately stopped. Went another half a block and it did it again. Stopped and called an Uber. Sent it in to @Future-Motion for a new battery.
Anyway, I realize it could throw me at any minute, but keeping my speed down and trying to be careful, I'm hoping I just get banged up a bit if it tosses me. I also ride a motorcycle (not off road or anything) and realize that one wrong move or crazy driver hitting me would be the end, so you have to choose what you're willing to risk for the rewards of having fun.
Good luck and hope you find another, safer, activity to indulge in.