So hello I am new here! I live in BC Canada. I am a kiteboarder and RC Guy. Well I used to be it seems anyways…
I signed up just to post on this old thread, as this thread is all that really shows up on a search to reveiw these kits or boards. After much consideration (rye and ginger and one night on this forum) I bought the L faster kit on amazon.ca. (look it up if you care.) Why did I buy it? Because kite sessions are few these days with work and all. Also because I live in Canada and getting parts here is crazy expensive. Dropping 3 grand on a skateboard seemed a bit much (and cuts into my alcohol fund).
Now I do ok with work. I could afford a trampa or even pay a machinist to make parts for me. I could even purchase a 3d printer and make parts for myself! But explaining why I spent that much or why this 3D printer was in the living room making a stink for months to my wife would be extremely painful. More painful than this guys gripe with his board TBH. Super Painful… So I rolled the dice on a Chinese kit. …After all most everything is made in china anyways… right? You just need to be handy and realize that you are the customer service and RandD. Not much support buds! I expect nothing but a deal and a platform to build off of when I buy RC. I guess my background in fabricating and the RC hobby helped. But in all honesty I did not really need to fall back on it much…(but I guess there was that getting this thing together part come to think of it)…
More to the point of my post. I decided to post here to let others know that the Lfaster kit (referred to in this thread but not actually the OP’s product in question ) is actually working out great! It seems to have enough power to move my fat 200pound ass around at 42k on pavement (confirmed by tracking App). It even does trails and offroading very well too. I will add not perfectly. But that said I remember having to jump a bit on my mbs alex brown pro6 board with my kite to get moving in a bog. If I didn’t I would get supermaned as my board stayed put… But I could go on for hours about how and why. So to the meat …and no potatoes… Its Keto mania after all these days!
The $600 Cnd L faster kit comes as advertised not perfect.(Coughs) like most build threads on here…
So what I did to fix that…
Take it all apart and loctite, grease and tighten everything!
Add O rings to the spring seats and yellow mbs eggshocks to the trucks. (Orange is too stiff IMHO I like to carve)
3.Beef up all the hardware with bigger and better marine grade stuff where I could.
Add a heat sink to the PCB board. Seems to help
Glue the riser pad to the trucks with super 77. stops it from relying on just compression to hold it there. Less potential unwanted movement.
remove them dumbass motor covers and add a custom made brace that all these builds seem to have…
Drilled holes in deck to allow for longer dog point grubscrews from better truck spring adjustment.
Some of these mods I had to do on my MBS boards in the past already. Like that slop found in the kingpin as described by the OP… yep MBS Too…
Now I built my own batteries from some recycled bus lipos from ebay. At first I thought it was a mistake (drunk Ebaying). So I bought some HRB 5000mah to try out (more drunk ebaying). They seem to heat up more than my homemade job 8000mah bus batteries. So them bus batteries are better. Even though they are huge…
I stuck the works on my MBS jeep renegade board from 2005? (Bought so many dead brain cells ago)… I put a 120 Amp fuse inline to the electronics. The electronics are in a water sealed case. And batteries ride inbetween my feet in a bag. Standard esk8 stuff.
The “all in one” electronics inclued in my kit… (reciever and 2 speed controllers in one) is something my RC hobby experience told me to stay clear from. But the price was right. So I went with it. I am happy to report the unit has functioned as it should. I believe the specs of this L faster speed controller are better than stated in the OP’s reveiw. Closer to the advertised specs he stated. I have had no issues with the remote or connection to the board. But I mostly ride on closed golfcoarses and trails (no real interference out there)
Now all said and done I like to think I am into this for $1300 CND. (Why did I do that…I bought my first steet bike for that!) I waited a month for parts in the mail. It took 2 weekends to put the thing together. So for that cake and time I got a 42kph board with 21000mah of 10s batteries and a dual bank AC/DC hobby charger. Not bad. Really. Best part is I am out riding and smiling… and still married!
I just want to add in closing that the original reveiw was a big help in working out the gremlins of these chinese kits. And the forum was also a big help in this endeavor.
Thanks to all for the help and sorry about them potatoes!