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#1 JobScholtze

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:40 PM

hi all,

I have my X2 for a while now. i use it with the handsfree stuff from reinhard from handsfree-transporter.com. I love all of it.

I use the golf wheels, the are wide and big. In fact, the whole footprint of the x2 is wide, wich isnt a problem at all outdoor. For some studio or other indoor shots, its to wide, so an i2 would be better. Of course you can change the fenders and wheels of the x2, but sounds as to much work.

We now ( in co operation with segway netherlands ) came up with a other solution. I change my wheels from thick to thin within 4 minuts, and i leave the fenders with hardmount on. ( we modified that too. In total with the small wheels, the x2 is just 4 cm wider than an i2.

I love this, we slimmed almost 25 cm, great to ride inside.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:42 PM

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:44 PM

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#5 Edvard Friis-Moeller DFF

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 04:40 PM

Great solution Job.

I got my X2 about 3 years ago just when it was launched as have been using it extensively - mostly with the offroad tires as i noticed the increase in turning
radius on the turf tires. How does it handle on the slimmer I2 wheels, and have you noticed any other differences in performance ?

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 01:29 AM

Great solution Job.

I got my X2 about 3 years ago just when it was launched as have been using it extensively - mostly with the offroad tires as i noticed the increase in turning
radius on the turf tires. How does it handle on the slimmer I2 wheels, and have you noticed any other differences in performance ?

Edvard


Its faster ( of course ), it turns easyer and faster if needed. And it feels alright. The wheels arnt made for of road of course, but flat roads is just fine. In my case, inside a studio. It feels very good to be so much less wide
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#7 chris fawcett

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 04:23 AM

You can also dismantle the Turf wheels and reverse them, so they have a much narrower configuration. I'll show you on the Steadiseg, if you are at IBC.

All the best,

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#8 JobScholtze

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:03 AM

No i cant reverse them chris. No clearance with the hardmount fender, and i have wheels you can change within 30 seconds. ( f1 style so to speak )

Normally you have to removd the fender or use spacers
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 06:38 AM

No i cant reverse them chris. No clearance with the hardmount fender, and i have wheels you can change within 30 seconds. ( f1 style so to speak )

Normally you have to removd the fender or use spacers

Oh well, it sounds like you have a good alternative,

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:33 PM

Job,

Looks very cool. Could you explain how you modified your X2 so the various wheels swap out so quickly and without spacers? I have the turf, off road, and i2 indoor tires for my X2 and it takes longer for me (especially with the i2 indoor wheels and the spacers they require with my set-up) to make a swap.

Also, did you modify the fenders? It’s been a long time since I’ve had the i2 wheels on my rig, but yours looks narrower with the i2 wheels than I remember mine being. Thanks for any possible tips.

Sincerely,

Brooks Robinson

PS I’m also curious what people are doing to “dock” their HFT’s when not in use on the set. My X2 doesn’t have a kickstand. I always worried about the possibility of a kickstand accidentally deploying while I was riding it, so I haven’t looked into adding one. That being said, there has to be something better than laying it down on the set or using a sand bag to prop it up. Anyone out there have a good idea?
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#11 JobScholtze

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 04:59 PM

Job,

Looks very cool. Could you explain how you modified your X2 so the various wheels swap out so quickly and without spacers? I have the turf, off road, and i2 indoor tires for my X2 and it takes longer for me (especially with the i2 indoor wheels and the spacers they require with my set-up) to make a swap.

Also, did you modify the fenders? It’s been a long time since I’ve had the i2 wheels on my rig, but yours looks narrower with the i2 wheels than I remember mine being. Thanks for any possible tips.

Sincerely,

Brooks Robinson

PS I’m also curious what people are doing to “dock” their HFT’s when not in use on the set. My X2 doesn’t have a kickstand. I always worried about the possibility of a kickstand accidentally deploying while I was riding it, so I haven’t looked into adding one. That being said, there has to be something better than laying it down on the set or using a sand bag to prop it up. Anyone out there have a good idea?

Yes the fenders are modified too.

I will try to make a pic of the stand soon, its a nice one that folds away if you pick up your hf.
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Posted 20 June 2015 - 03:17 AM

Hi Job, I have an X2 and want to put the i2 wheels on, to make it thinner but I want to leave the grab bars and the fender in place. How have you managed to do this? Did you have to trim the fenders?
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#13 Matt Kearney

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 09:06 AM

Hey Chris,

Can you please explain when you have time how you can dismantle the turf tyres and reverse them?

Can you leave the standard fenders on?? I don't have my handsfree fenders on-just standard x2.

 

Does reversing them gain much space?

 

Best regards

 

Matt 


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#14 chris fawcett

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 11:36 AM

Hi Matt,

You remove the four large Allen bolts, then dismantle the wheels. Unfortunately, it won't gain you much, because the fenders still stick out. It works on the Steadiseg because the fenders move in and out to accommodate anything from i2 to x2 Turfs. See PM for more info.

All the best,

Chris
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