I’m building a kinda short light commuter board with some spare parts I had laying around (and some I may have splurged for).
I have three rather large boards currently (2 Lacroixs - 1 DIY gear drive, 1 kinda stock DSS60 with gummies on it, then I have a 12s4p thane board on a 40" Valhalla deck). None of these are exactly easy to get on and off the subway with and are all 28-30lbs+ and have rather large footprints. Through my DIY’ing I’ve amassed a bunch of spare parts that I’m going to use and some deals I found on the internets.
Zenit Rocket deck 35’’ x 9.7’’ - $100 shipped on ebay
Surf Rodz TPK grinds trucks - $50 picked up locally on Let Go
Precision washers - had these
1/2’’ riser - had these
Boardynamics mounts with idlers - had these just bought clamps for them off Kevin
100mm Boa’s - had these
36 tooth wheel/and options of 14,15, and 16 too motor (likely starting with 14) - had the motor, needed to buy the wheel pulleys - $80 I think
lil 10s2p Sony VTC6 pack with BMS - got for deal from a builder friend $250
Enertion Unity (picked up during their Easter sale, just got it) - $200
dual 190kv 6355 Tq Boards Motors - got em used off a friend for $100 I think
I found this waterproof tablet case I plan on using as an enclosure, cool points cuz its see through, plus it should give me the ability to pop it open rather quickly if needed. - $10
I have a new Flipsky remote or spare Nano-X I can use for this
I have a 4amp 10s charger that I’ll use for this - should top it up quite fast
Add some mounting odds and ends and I spent around $800 on this thing, plus used some stuff I had.
Current progress (just motor mounts, motors, wheels and trucks on the deck):
More pics to come as I finish the build! I’m planning on installing the enclosure in a way that makes it so I could swap this set up across a bunch of decks I have laying around. Making it easy to test a deck for feel. I just couldn’t help myself with the Zenit, always wanted one, its super nice.