Hey everyone. Thanks for all the help i got with building my first DIY board, the Kushboard.
I’m back again with another build as my Leafboard, a $299 kickstarter priced board has broken down after 9 months of heavy use (daily). Yea, i tried. The support team didn’t help much either so i figured it’s time.
Okay, what do i have on the table? I’m pretty much building this new build as a work commute, so it needs to fulfill some requirements.
Short deck Light-ish weight…? Big wheels for smoother ride Single drive for less weight
But those requirements may change as i progress. In fact, i think i might have turned this into a pretty strong monster (for me at least)
The Jet Spud!
And together with it are Caliber gold trucks and 97mm Abec Reflys
No grip tape yet, that’ll come later.
Installing the pulley, As i’m going for a 10S3p, the top speed will probably be around 40km/h or so. Hence i went with a 44T 15mm pulley. I have a 14T and 16T motor pulley so i will be playing around with the gearing ratios. Any gear experts able to advise on the difference between 14/16T? I know that 14 will have a lower top speed and 16 for a higher top speed. What will the torque performance be like?
The inner diameter of the pulley was hitting the truck a bit, so i hooked it onto a metal lathe and turned down the diameter by less than 1mm.
Installing the clamp
The motor, and everything else!
Hey i know, it’s messy alright. Battery pack was done, made by a local builder who did the other battery pack for my first build.
I purchased the Jet Spud enclosure from @Eboosted, and after staring it for a long time it seems that the long enclosure will mean that there will not be enough room for a ‘traditional’ mount.
Hence i’ve reversed it. I’ll wait till the enclosure arrives then i’ll put it together and see if i can accommodate.
More to come soon! Awaiting the enclosure, anti spark switch and battery percentage indicator.