So I picked up a used Halo Board -Carbon Edition and riding around on this thing has been a mixed bag.
Pics of the inside for future generations to see:
It has good range, ok acceleration, survivable breaking, but overall it handles bumps in the road like total crap. Best case it shakes my legs so much I can’t feel my feet, worse case my vision shakes so much on bricks I can’t see straight.
Turns out, a completely carbon fiber deck, in hub motors with thin urethane, and an 1/8th inch rubber pad is not enough to absorb the bumps and rocks common to everyday riding.
So that brings me to my proposed solution:
Replacing the front truck/hanger was pretty straightforward: Buy part, put on.
However replacing the rear truck, where the majority of the problem lies, is a bit more of a challenge:
As you can see from the photos, the hub motors are designed to mount onto a pretty uncommon hanger. The hanger is narrow, with square features to prevent the hub from spinning. The axles are super long to compensate for the hub motor dimensions.
My current proposed solution involves taking the hanger that came with the suspension trucks and machining down each end to bring it to the correct width, then drilling/pressing/threading new axles in the machined hanger. However, I can’t seem to find a good solution for the axle itself. Anyone have any suggestions as to what to use for axles and where to get them? Maybe another solution exists?