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
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.
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.
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?
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. 👍
@Khayman ok, whether its FM or Google Play, very few other Apps require the update as mandatory and the update can be deferred to later. Find it hard to believe Google Play would force the update.
I could not see anyway to use the App until the upgrade was completed.
@JFB App needs to connect with board to register the miles. Then the App needs to register the miles with the FM server to maintain the day streak. If any of these fail then you lose your streak.
I used to check the Leaderboard after each ride day when I was chasing the top five to make sure all the connection worked. @HanahsDax is one of the few very determined individuals to maintain a daystreak. Kudos!
Short version of @Telomere 's thorough response. It uses yaw and roll data and more importantly the rate of change of the yaw and roll, to know if you are carving or just rolling along straight. The controller changes the rate of wheel acceleration based on the chosen carve setting and possibly also where you are in the carve cycle. Very smart!
An accelerating wheel will tend to straighten direction, so slower acceleration mid or early in the carve will allow deeper carves.
Its a good thing. This is why the board needs to know Yaw and Roll, a simple algorithm that just looks at pitch to speed up and slow down, the yaw and roll data has no purpose.
Then throw in the goofy setting and it suggests FM's algorithm varies the acceleration rate depending if you are turning front side or back side.
@holageorgia first step is to do a long charge to give the board a chance to balance the cells. Factory recommends 24hrs.
That should bring all the cells to same voltage and recalibrate the app power meter.
I do a balance charge once a month. Which for me is about 20 charge cycles.
If that doesn't fix it the its a possibly a bad cell or BMS and that would mean a call to FM.