In waiting for my Kaly.NYC board to be completed, I decided to take on a little side project and motorize one of my own long boards. I figured it would be nice to have a second board so my friends and family could join me when I’m out riding.
So, I purchased a bunch of components from the guys over at ( @torqueboards ) since they had most everything I needed in stock and at relatively inexpensive prices.
The issues I’m having so far stem down to two parts. The first is the Caliber truck mounting ring / adapter. The one I saw online looks like a C shape (pictured below), which from what I can see uses one bolt to tighten it on to the truck and 1-2 set screws to keep it in place. The one I got (pictured below) is a complete circle, with no “C cut out”. It has four set screws that you use to lock into place, but what I’m experiencing is that this design doesn’t really work well at staying in place. No matter how much to tighten them all down, it still has a tendency to shift a bit. Now I’m no engineering by any means, but the C shaped one I see online makes more sense to me. Can anyone provide any input on this matter?
Last but not least, the drive gear that came in this kit (pictured below), it didn’t come with any of your typical set screws, nor did it or the motor, which I also ordered through them, come with any retaining clips. The motor has provisions for them, but none came with the kit. Is that normal? What it did come with is a set of 4 (2 separate lengths), machine screws which don’t seem right. Obviously these can’t be used within the belt track, so the only other place is the outside edge, but with that, the short ones are too short to reach the shaft, and the longer ones just barely make it to the shaft. Not enough to provide any security IMO.
Once again, not an engineer, but something just doesn’t add up. Any help, advice, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!