to start off Electric Skateboards are Great!!! Love my board. Riding is great but now its time to upgrade. I live in the netherlands and we have a big variation between roads in the city centers and the roads in the less populated parts .
Most cities here are pretty old and they love cobble stone streets here . I have got Orangatang Kegels and to ride over cobblestone or even roads with big rocks its called a
keien weg its a road with big stones like the romans used to make. So you can imagine that the ride isnt comfortable going over that almost fell off the board couple of times haha. We also have new super smooth asphalt for the cyclists but its 50/50 between these asphalt and cobble stone roads.
Like these roads ( not exactly these slighty worn off stones but it comes really close to it.
About my build. I have got a loaded vanguard flex 2 slighty longer because I am a tall guy and I have some long ass legs. I have the calliber 50 trucks and I like them a lot. I have got a single motor 6374 and really like the torque it gives but more is always better. Especially for the braking with a single motor it just makes it a lot harder and safer overall with 2 motors. I dont push to insane speeds I personally think 40kph/ about 25Mph is max considering the deck flex. High top speeds also are just not really needed so geared it with 16T/42T top speed lays about 42km/h about 26Mph.
Going into the upgrades: The first one is a wheel upgrade. I would like to make this upgrade because of the roads and to increase the capability to go over bigger objects. So I have got two main choices for wheels. First one is the evolve all terrain kit. I read that the pulleys on them have a bearing so you need more axle space or need to expand your axle. Because I am going to upgrade my skateboard to 6374 any how I probably need the Torque Boards 218mm trucks. So my question is. Is it possible to just buy the kit and fit it on the 218mm TB trucks? Or do i need to cut or adjust something? If in need to do that I will probably go for the 107s. Read great stuff about those wheels. But concidering the price 150eur. So with pulleys about 175/180Eur the evolve AT kit is a really got competitor. For the future i also think it would be cool if i could change my wheels evolve style form at to street (kegel or AT) so thats why I am leaning towards evolve if i dont have to adjust or cut too much.
My second upgrade is the dual 6374:
I really like the torque about my motor but the braking and leaning into the opposite side off the motor is just not a good idea in the city. Wheels slips if I am braking really hard and I have to put pressure on one wheel when accelerating. Considering that I got such expensive components and for the use of it its just better in my opninion.
My current specs/settings are 75A motor brake and accelerating and 45A for the batteries because the Vesc is limited to around 50A right? My batteries can support up to 100A total. That results in a total Wattage of 3330W (peak) on one motor and a constant wattage of 1998W (continuous). A bit too much for a single motor right? So my question is. If i upgrade to dual 6374 my total peak wattage will be 4440W ( limited by my batteries) and a continuous wattage of 4440W. But becuase i have got dual motors will it feel so much diffirent? Currently I cant really go full throttle (about 75%) because of the counter leaning and when cornering I shouldnt accelerate too hard because that causes wheel spin. Will i have a significantly better braking distence and better acceleration in turns and on straights with dual motors? I guess I do but my concern is that I will be kinda disappointed.
A lot of questions and a lot off text sorry for that. English is my 2nd language but I tried to write is as understandable as possible. I hope these questions dont come over as I want to be smart or something. I would just like some confirmation and other perspectives on this and maybe some experience. Shout out to you who read this entire piece of text and my thought process. . If you are giving your persepective on it or your advice feel free to use real world examples or calculations (studying mechanical engineering so I find this topic really interesting). Greetings from a Dutch Esk8`er who would like a dutch group ride.