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Can you post a high resolution close up photo of the fracture ?

I want to examine it as aerospace parts point of view (like at work). Its can also be high cycle fatigue, wrong material used for the application,stress point at manufacturing or poor desing …

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I have the same trouble here !

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Agreed 10char

I can chime in here and say I had the same issue with the truck snapping at the same spot, on a rough road. Happened at about 25kmhr, ended up with nasty bump on the head for a week. @electrickiwi if you haven’t already, you can contact DIYeboard and get a free replacement

I’m using the dual belt drive and I seem to have a lot of resistance pushing, a magnitude higher compared to my other belt drives using Torqueboard components. The drive is also REALLY noisy when rolling!

I already lubed the bearings (including the flanged bearing) which helped very slightly, but the main issue seems to be misalignment of the gears causing significant noise. Anyone else have this issue?


I think a bigger deal needs to be made about these trucks. This is something that should NEVER happen, DIYeboard needs to take these products down and fix their shit

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Now… I’m worried now just purchased A/T kit. Hope won’t eat dirt or worst while riding it.

Thanks for posting up. Exact same area I experienced the breakage. They are trying to charge me for postage. But when your product fails like this, it should be full free replacement. And plus I have lost confidence in the parts.

And yes they are cheaper parts than general market value, but I would expect an ESC or motor to fail before a structural failure like this




One of the issues I experienced with noise is the metal spacer in the wheel between the bearings. I put grease in there to help the noise on the metal spacer. Another factor for noise is the belt cover, this needs torqued down on the two belts, as this can rattle a lot.

In regards to rolling resistance, i only experienced more when I put the idler bearing in

@diyeboard hi Jason I approached yourselves through email, and you have offered a free replacement on the trucks, if I pay for postage I thank you for the offering.

But I think from a liability point of view, the trucks are suffering catastrophic failures on more than one occasion, as referenced above. To avoid negligence and to help save someone’s life, especially if the truck hangar failed at speed, I think a recall on these parts would be reccomended. It would be terrible if a product you offer caused serious injury to a young person and caused injuries for life or a death.


After being seriously injured you’re only getting a free replacement?

Yeah that’s all. Had to pay shipping too. I’m midway through the transition to a fully DIY build

I should have insisted on a new ESC when one motor channel stopped working due to overload. Just before that incident one of the connectors got a little bit loose and melted resulting in really strange behaviour of the whole thing. I made videos documenting this shit and he promised me that his techies will have a look on it but didn’t respond for some time. After a reminder I got no response at all so this is it for me now with diyeboard stuff. I like the hub motors but I’ll go for alternatives in the future. I don’t trust their ESC any more at all.

That’s awful. Good luck with the new build

Basically all from the same factory.

I removed the metal spacer (had similar problem in other builds) but didn’t help much. The gear covers (surprisingly well built) are already quite well tightened

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Perhaps the biggest ‘problem’ here is not managing expectations. Cheaper products have to use cheaper materials and will never stand up to the same level of abuse as those from more expensive brands.

Meepo style esk8 = light use only


Meepo has been pretty upfront about their products from what I’ve seen, he already qualifies his trucks as light use only.