autumn arrived in germany and lately Ive more often ridden my board in somewhat wet conditions. not soaking wet, but at least somewhat wet. Ive toyed again and again with the idea of riding through autumn and even on non-snowy/wet winter days, but I know that, for a good conscience, Id want my board properly waterproofed.
so, ceramic bearings on wheels can be bought, motor mounts are mostly made from aluminium, trucks are mostly cast aluminium, enclosures can be waterproofed somewhat and connections, if LHB-style digged in within the board are no problem. but the motors themselves are partly iron for the stator, steel for the bearings, and probably aluminium or whatever the rotor material is.
- is the stator iron usually coated so that it wont corrode?
- did anyone replace steel bearings with ceramic or stainless steel bearings and if so, which motor did you use? there is a bearing replacement set for the SK3 motors and Im surprised how many bearings there are inside such a motor http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/_27207__Turnigy_Aerodrive_SK3_6364_6374_Series_Replacement_Ball_Bearing_Set_5pcs_bag.html
- if you thought about this before, which motor would you choose for such a project? one of the very closed off motors maybe?