As the name implies, this is uncharted territory for me in more ways than one, and I encourage any ideas or advice to help me on this project. This is probably my fourth or fifth board that I’ve built, but my first posted project, and my first foray into the world of mountain boards. Also, I don’t think anyone else has electroskated one of these boards, trucks or wheels before, so I’m expecting to have to do some kind of custom work to get a drivetrain figured out. Shouldn’t be too hard, I don’t think though.
After seeing all these crazy awesome mountain board builds, I really wanted to do one of my own, but the cost of doing a Trampa based build or similar was way out of any budget I could justify at this point. So, a couple days ago, I came across a neighbor kid who was moving and he sold me his very rough looking mountain board for DIRT cheap. Lol. As far as mountain boards go, it looks fairly basic, but I think the trucks and wheels are kind of obscure and I don’t know if any readily available pulley/mount systems will be compatible with this setup. I’ll just be happy if I can do some light duty trail riding with this build at least. I’m not looking to go bombing huge mountains or anything. It will run on 12s Lipos with dual Torqueboards 12 esc’s, and possibly a pair of 245kv 6364 Tacon/SK3 motors, or a pair of Torqueboards 230kv 6355 motors, if they are up to the task. I’ll probably go with Freebord bindings, and I’d like to pair it with the Mad Munkey/GT2B controller, which I still have yet to complete.
I welcome any suggestions for how/where to source wheel pulleys and possibly motor mounts, but I’m hoping that Paris compatible mounts would work with these trucks. At this point, I’m leaving toward dual 9mm belt drive with something like 14/72 gearing which should give me a top speed of around 32mph, which is more than plenty. This is mainly cause I have pulleys and belts, but I’m open to chain drive, if there is good enough reason. I don’t know if the belts will deal with the torque and rocks well enough, but realistically, I’ll still probably ride this on the street or through short grass most of the time.
For reference, here are some dimensions of what I’m working with: -Deck length = 36" -Truck hanger width = 250mm -Overall truck width = 380mm (65mm exposed axle for wheel mounting, per side) -Truck hanger diameter = 18mm minimum, round profile, measured at end of hanger. -Axle diameter = 10mm (9.5mm actually) -Wheel only diameter = 105mm -Wheel mounting width = 56mm (bearing to bearing) -Tire diameter/width = 200mm x 50mm -Inner bearing carrier diameter = 29mm