Soooo Im looking at my first build. Ive had a meepo for 6 months now which has been a great first board and paid for itself but naturally Im looking for more power even after upgrading the hubs to 500w x 2
Id like to do a dual drive but since funds are tight like everyone else Im thinking of doing a single belt to start and add the second when the money permits. That also means Id like put the money where it counts up front (trucks, motor/mounts, vesc) and go cheap on other items that are cheap…and upgrade those later. My only main fear on a single belt is that braking wont be good…so how bad is bad when people complain about single belt braking? Unsafe bad or??
Pre-summary: Trucks - Caliber 2… or TB 218mm Motor - 6355 190kv, sealed can preferred so Maytech…other wise TB motors? Wheels - 97mm Abec clones
Motor Mount - marcmt88
Drivetrain - 12mm 36/16… 36/14? Vesc - TB, Maytech ?? Remote - Can I salvage one of my meepo style remotes Battery - 10s4p TBD On/Off switch - WTF F… no reasonable options beside an anti spark key? Deck - 42" generic from skateshred
Id like some advice/recommendations on the missing pocket of info I couldn’t find…
Trucks - The caliber 2’s were recommended to me and Im getting mixed info as to whether this can hold 2 - 6355s and 12mm pulleys without having to cut some of the hanger off? Otherwise the only other option seems to be the TB 218mm’s right?
Motors - as mentioned going for 6355 190kv (or so) and would really like sealed cans because I have to ride in all weather conditions sometimes… but seems like maytechs are the only ones who offer a sealed can and those also seem the most expensive ranging from 100- 140… other wise plenty of other options (unsealed)…
which leads me to this question… could i cover/seal other motors with some aluminum tape or something without causing any harm? I know it wouldn’t be bullet proof but a properly cut piece of tape on the end of an open can would keep most things out and still transfer heat, no?
Motor mounts/drivetrain - I really like theses mounts and would like to just buy mounts one time and be done. Now he has a full drive train package and every one says the quality appears great but is $60 for drive train reasonable (assuming the mount alone are $50)… $110 total package.
Im not saying its not a quality package but is there other mid grade reliable options for pulleys? Also open to gearing suggestions. I don’t need a crazy top speed… 25-30 is fine to start and eventually with 2 motors Im sure I can reasses later.
Vesc - Seems like options are limited… TB, maytech or FOCBOX with is out of stock atm and on the higher end of pricing
Wheels - Abec clones appear to be all over but is one brand recommended over another or is a $25 set off eBay/Amazon what people are using? Later I would upgrade to a proper set of superflys or something…
what am I missing or recommendations? I ride mostly in Manhattan so minimal hills but having some torque is always nice.