I recently developed a somewhat nasty grinding noise from the rear of my Esk8. I just mounted new direct drive motors from MBoards. When I pulled the wheels off I found a failed bearing. Thank goodness the motors were ok. Guess I shoulda used new when I built the board instead of carrying the same bearings forward since I was in High School LOL.
Meanwhile, if you have MBoards DD’s, Mike is now selling replacement motor casings for when they get all beat up and you want a new set. Pretty easy to change. Just tap them off gently with a mallet and screwdriver.
A little vegetable oil (or some other very lightweight oil) and a rubber mallet will coax the new casings on.
Use a smalldriver and the mallet to line up the keyed slots. Then tap the casing the rest of the way home.
put the keyed O-ring back on…
wheel adapter back on… These are pretty small socket-cap screws. No need to crush them tight. I re-patched some of the thread (removable locktite) they didn’t all need it.
Sound check (without wheel bearings)…
Schweeet! Now just waiting for new wheel bearings (Bones) to show up.