Back story: Ordered a Trampa Spur Gear Drive (SGD) complete, first experience with a gear drive setup. Out of the box, the right gear drive has been making a lot of noise compared to the left. The left seems to run great, when I isolate running each wheel, the left side sounds smooth just like every video I can find of SGD. The right sound however feels “crunchy” when I turn it and makes a lot of questionable noises when riding. It feels as though there is slightly more resistance/roll on the right side, and the sound that it makes while coasting/braking is really loud compared to the left side.
Asked Trampa (disclaimer: to their credit, Dave has been doing a great job responding and answering questions), basically have gone through all the bits about backlash and lug nut adjustments. They were generous to send me an extra set of gears and parts, tried replacing the slave pulley, same deal. I have tried adjust the back lash in all kinds of ways, with no real change. Am being told “thats just the way it is sometimes”.
Video taken while coasting/braking down hill:
Really not sure what to do/say aside from Trampa has been very generous with advice and parts, but not feeling too confident about the board. I am being offered to receive an Open Belt System, to swap it with if I don’t like the noise. (Have had the board for 1.5 months and still have yet to take it for more than a test ride). Feel like maybe there’s something I’m missing or not understanding. Really not looking to strip down a board I paid to have assembled and hoping theres some way to make the SGD work out (love the power despite the troubles!).
Community thoughts/opinions/advice is greatly appreciated/welcomed