I purchased a blue motor mount from ebay that came from diy electric skateboards.com and i’m having a major issue with it. Apparently the truck clamp doesnt tighten all the way to stay on the truck. I tightned it as much as I could and it stays loose and wiggley. I think these motor mounts only fit Caliber one trucks. Is there something that I can use as a spacer? I really don’t want to weld it. PLEASE HELP.
@Tampaesk8er use a thin metal shim to fill the gap.
I tried that already, cant find anything thin enough to slide in there, the pic is enlarged so people can see it. I was thinking a piece of heat shrink heated up till it gets thin, i’m willing to try anything at this pointe. FRUSTRATED!
Make shims from a cut up soda can
Great idea, i’ll try it, thanks.
If nothing works , have it welded and be done with it !
For real, final option.
look like the clamp screw is not tight enough… or if it is you might want a smaller screw (it possible that the screw is just too long and won’t close the clamp properly)
Edit: Also the hanger is not strait, but conic, so the mount might get a better fit farther from the end.
@JohnnyMeduse is right check the placement of the clamp to make sure you’ve got it close enough to the kingpin.
Just wanted to say thank you for the great idea, I made 4 spacers out of a diet coke can and placed one piece on every angle of the truck, it seems to hold very tightly,maybe this will help others someday.
I had the same issue, try’d shimming and that didn’t solve the problem for me. In a fit of desperation I cranked down on the larger bolt with a cheater bar and now it doesn’t not move at all, though I’m slightly afraid to loosen it if I had to.
You can use some flat heat shrink if you have that lying around.
If your still having issues - let us know.
Are these even from @torqueboards?
@armandr Haha good question…
You could use aluminum foil, add or take away as much as you need.
be careful to not tighten the bolt to tight - it will strip and you won’t be able to loosen it. we don’t want any more problems
Yes, They are from Diy, after doing some research, the motor mount i bought fits Caliber one trucks, not Caliber Ii trucks. They explain it here,
I don’t think that your motor mount is from diy since… diy or @torqueboards is located in California and this seller from Ebay is from Florida