Build log :
Did my first test run yesterday. Loving the VESC.
Replaced my 82 cm Leif board with a Freebord Primal Bamboo Deck, Initially I wanted to take a 83 cm but then I changed my order when I saw the 85 cm version is 2 cm wider - Wheel biting with your toes is a thing when you wear size 12 us / 46 eu shoes.
So I had to extend the battery cache to accomodate the larger wheel base. I reconstructed it with several layers of steel PCI caches / 3 rectangles of hard plastic extracted from a laptop base / fiber glass tape / a lot of Epoxy slow cure. The extended battery cache just feels solid now.
I recycled the 3 mm leiftech raising pads to double my rocker which had seriously tanked when I replaced the stock center wheels with Nowind’s boro mod.
Cabling done. Everything just fits.
Found a new purpose for 2 belgian 1943 10 cent coins with a hole in the middle. Maybe they used to make collars with their coins? I only left the 2 center screws to prevent lateral movements in the battery cache where it is the weakest and added a leather belt to secure the battery cover piece. The screw is smaller than the cache hole it fits in, not screwed in, vertical movement is still allowed for maximum flex preservation.
Planning to seal that gap with sugru once I’m happy with everything else.
Deck top. As few holes as I could get away with
There are still a few kinks to work out with the Vescs setup (acceleration curves are just brutal right now) but it’s already a huge improvement on the stock leiftech.