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#1 mark morgan

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:31 PM

i am looking into getting the handsfree i live in hawaii
and i really don't want to ship it over from europe
is it possible to purchase the right handsfree here in the states
the one that you lean into to make turn and still get the good
post set-up from reinhardt,i see a bunch of them for sale on ebay


thanks
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#2 Jon Beattie

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:19 PM

i am looking into getting the handsfree i live in hawaii
and i really don't want to ship it over from europe
is it possible to purchase the right handsfree here in the states
the one that you lean into to make turn and still get the good
post set-up from reinhardt,i see a bunch of them for sale on ebay


thanks


Be careful with segways on ebay. Lots of scams. Like us segway users have a good forum. You can find used systems there, from private users, retailers, and tour guides. There are even guys trying to sell cut down handlebar ripoffs of reinhard's. No where near the same thing.

As far as the lean controls go there are 2 models (3sets of wheels)

i2- pedestrian narrow wheels base model

x2 offroad version with nobby or turf tires. noddy will go anywhere and only damage wet grass while turning in place. the turfs are made for golf courses. The turfs are also great on the road. But if you only get one set go for the nobby.

the x2 can have any of the 3 wheels mounted on it fine.

the i2 only likes the i2 wheels.

you can get a new x2 for between 5200-5800 depending on where you look. used from 4600-5200. For the extra few hundred I went new from capital city segway in DC gave me a great deal and service. (they sell more than anyone in the US)

You can then just get the lean stick and the hardmount from Germany. Reinhard has been very good to work with. Get the kickstand too. I'm looking into having a company here in the states make their skidplate work with my x2. (batteries are 1200 to replace)

the lean control only works with the i2 or x2. the generation1 segways need the pedal control which costs more and requires alittle rewiring.

Of course the 2nd gen has been out about a year and a half. the word on how the gen3 will work is really cool and i'm excited and pissed to see what happens. The 3rd gen has been reported to go to a single wheel system (like a dyson vacuum). They say it will move in all directions including side to side.

The gen2 is great and i've even used it on a beach.

hey in thinking about the gen3, you want to buy my gen2?
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