I think the polished wheel gives it a classic car kind of appeal.
Here is how i spent my weekend:
New SKF Bearings
Fixed front LED's
Is there a full listing of the Leaderboards on the website? I'd like to see how many other riders are near me on the streak count?
Hi All, for years FM has been pumping out OWs with a known issue of the ferrite ring knocking around in the control box tearing the wires out of the front LEDs.
I have an XR with the 4208 hardware. About a year old and 2,500km young. The front LED started flickering about 500km ago and I've just finished giving the board a refresh including opening the control box and fixing the ferrite ring LED flicker.
I was always a bit concerned that my board didn't have the obvious ferrite ring rattle and the LED flicker could be a new issue?
Shouldn't have worried. The uprade FM have given the 4208 version is to wrap the ferrite ring in a shrink wrap and a soft foam. No more ferrite ring rattle!!!!
Unfortunately the ring still bounces around and breaks the wires.
2,000 miles gets you to rank 447 on the XR Mileage Leaderboard.
History of my 2,000 miles:
New tire - Hoosier 6" slick
New bearings (probably premature)
New Griptape (TFL)
New V3 Fl plates
Front LED fail (fixed)
1 x Nosedive (uphill slow)
1 x crash into car (car pulled out of blind drive)
Ready for the next 2,000! 😎🤙
@Vapco forgot mileage. Mines been similar to the Vega. Got 2,500km from the vega, I'm just over 2,000km on the Hoosier so far.
Just ordered 2 more Hoosiers from craftnride. Shipping is a killer for us internationals. Each to their own, I'm happy with the Non-FF Hoosier 6.
@Vapco the Hoosier (and Burris) has:
Softer side walls, so it feels less square edged. So when you do tight turns it doesn't feel like its about to tip over as the vega does.
Weighs less - lighter, better acceleration (not massive difference).
Softer rubber compound - less noise, doesn't pick up small rocks as easy.
Rounder shape - turns better, less effort, smoother carving.
Slightly narrower - next level balancing skills required. Time to take off the training wheels.
Pretty much all non-Vega tires offer these improvements. For ref I ride with 25PSI and weigh 170lbs. Higher pressure gives sharper acceleration and gives you more margin to nose dives with less tire/road friction.
These XR and Pint batteries are a litium NMC type cells. The charger won't overcharge and long balancing charges are required to balance the cells. I.e. balance them all to the same voltage. 72 hrs would only be required if one or more cells are badly out of balance.
I do an overnight once every 3 months and also have ZERO battery issues. Battery testing results also show that you can significantly extend the life of the battery for a battery which already has a pretty good lifespan, by not fully cycling the cells, which means don't let it go fully flat and don't fully charge them. This works for me because i have a regular commute and don't need a full charge each day.
@a_onekatie the App is a guesstimate bases on overall batt pack voltage only. Likely an individual or small group of cells in the pack were at the bottom end of their voltage range. The BMS monitors each cell individually and will have told the controller to warn/stop the rider to prevent battery damage to those cells.
Running the pack down and a long overnight charge will balance it out again and recalibrate the App.
Finally got a photo worth sharing. We have some awesome snakes in Australia. This one is pretty plain. A non-venomous python slowly gliding across the road as i was heading home tonight.
It stayed just long enough for a closer shot. No OW in this one.
Australian ringtail possum sitting on the rail.
Hey Wings, you can download the manuals for both the V1 and plus https://onewheel.com/pages/manuals
Compare the two board specs. I don't think you'll have an issue on grassy hills. The lower power of the V1 might just mean you can't go up as fast as the higher power Plus. Torque is what you need to go uphill, Power is just the rate of torque before the battery/motor give up. I think you'll lose traction before you run out of torque.
There are some eskates that have load resistors so the excess regen power can be sent to the resistors when the battery is full.
I live with a downhill start on my daily commute so never charge above 98% to avoid it. Its really not a big deal once you read the manual to understand the limits and warnings from FM.
For me load resistors would just add weight and complexity to protect for a scenario which only occurs for a very short duration of any ride. I like FM's approach to keep it simple.
@SteveSiz feel your pain. I'm not in your country so can't comment on Cali regs.
In my state of Australia, we got a revision to our regs when Lime rental scooters came along. I contacted the transport committee that was working on the regs and surprise they actually came up with some really simple and solid rules. Including descriptions like "1 or more wheels".....
Point of the comment is this is an existing law in a developed country and you should steer your local or state authority to this as an example of clear and functional rules for them to consider for your state.
Couldn't hurt to let them know they are not keeping up with the rest of the world. 👍