Got the box from DIYelectricskateboards.com the other day with the new extended Caliber II clones.
Right away i can see they are clones and a few things i wanted to change out: 1 - Bushings (this isn’t unique to clones - i’m 265lbs/120kg so always upgrade to good high rebound from Venom, Blood Orange, Riptide, etc.) 2 - base plate. Because i notice it was a bit bigger than Caliber II’s, and i was able to swap it.
Next - the extra extra long 8mm axles sticking out… ??? I guess this is for folks who have Enertion’s injected molded wheel gear, or similar from Evolve and others w/ the bearing in it (where you typically need to cut your hanger to fit). I did some measuring, and stacked speed rings to see how far i needed to push it out to get a couple threads engaged in the nylon in my low-profile nylock axle nut. 13-15mm was good from what i found.
(Skipping ahead to later this evening - i made some 15mm spacers from an old piece of 8mm ID CF tube i had from a previous project (axle spacers for my Marbel).
It’s late - i need to go to bed so I’m going to skip to the end of the night - after a lot of fiddling (ie - fun!) - i found i could fit dual 6374’s w/ 15mm gear/belt on 97mm flywheels - no problem w/ these 15mm spacers.
AND - being adventurous i had to try my set of 107mm Electric Flywheels… Super super super close w/ 15mm belt! I’ll try it eventually.
107mm Electric Flywheels look like a slam dunk w/ DIYes 12mm 40t gears though! I’m ordering some longer m6 bolts to fit properly, but here’s the 15mm gear setup on both sides - one w/ 97mm Flywheel, the other w/ the monster 107mm e-fly’s!
A pic is worth 1000 words!
I’ll get another pic with dual e-fly’s and 12mm belts to confirm there’s enough room!
Off to bed - night all!