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£240 - MOON LRV Drive - All Terrain Modular Gear Drive

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Simple Renders of the New Drive

Gear Ratios

Gearing
44/9T 4.89
44/10T 4.40
44/11T 4.00
44/12T 3.67
44/14T 3.14

Wheels - AIO Wheel Adapter

Sixshooter
Bergmeister
MBS Rockstar Pattern
Trampa Superstar Pattern

Trucks

SR RKP AND TKP
MBS Matrix 2
Trampa Infinity
Boardnamics Precision Hangers
More to come - Hypertrucks, Kahuas.

Pricing

Base Price £240
Extra Set of Pinions £30 (far cheaper than the competition)
Extra Set of Clamps* £35
Grease** £12

*Except for certain trucks suchas the Hypertrucks from Lacroix
**Around 100 grams of grease (enough for 3-4 drives). Comes in a tub and comes with a spatula,gloves,and wet wipes.

Part List

  • 2x POM Wheel Gear
  • 2x Carbon Steel Pinions
  • 2x 3K Twill Matte Carbon Fiber Gearbox Lid
  • 2x 6061 Aluminium Gearbox Case
  • 2x Wheel Plate
  • 2x Truck Clamp
  • 2x V 65A V Ring
  • 2x grease motor cover
  • Boring list of bolts and bearings

Quick Info about Beta Feedback

  • 10 testers selected. 6/10 testers riding. 14 sets of drives in total.

  • Trucks used - MBS Matrix 2 , Surf Rodz RKP , Surf Rodz TKP , Trampa Infinity

  • Wheels used - Sixshooters , Bergmeisters , MBS Rockstar 2, Trampa Superstars

  • All ratios used

Design Changes

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v1.1

Minor Changes Notable Changes
Weight saving - gear drive will be 100 grams lighter due to a slimmer case, clamps and wheel adaptor. Motor Bolts - Changes to the motor bolt placements to make sure that all 4 motor bolts can be used on all setups with ease
Aesthetic improvements - all parts will anodized and sandblasted for a flawless finish, and the aluminium gearbox case will look sexier Pinions - 10t,11t,12t,14t pinions will all have a keyway. 9t will have grub screws instead of a keyway. Removed flanges for all pinions
Gear box case - Uses slots instead of fixed angle positions. Changed grease port positions. Extra 2 bolts for drive lid. Better sealing Zero 3d printed parts - previously a 3d printed gearbox cover was used. This has now been replaced with 3k twill matte carbon fibre lid
- Sealing - grease cover for the motor is now provided, to protect open motors from grease and prevent any unwanted gunk inside the gearbox. Now uses a v65a v-ring to ensure optimum sealing for the wheel gear, design has changed as result
- Improved clamp designs - will no longer need spacers inside the gear drive for Surf Rodz setups. Improved bearing seat on wheel gear and clamps

Awesome Builds

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Few Pictures and Videos - these guys have great builds :slight_smile:

@Venom121212’s Circuit Board

3.67 Gear Ratio
Hummie Deck
Surf Rodz RKP
Bergmeisters
@mikenyc’s Bowery Surf Adjustable Baseplates

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM3OU4rU2jI

@mmaner’s Drakaina

3.67 Gear Ratio
Lacroix Prototipo
Surf Rodz TKP
Six Shooters

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpkN51aZorQ

@Andy87 's Trampa Board

4.4 Gear Ratio
Trampa Infinity and Superstars
Dual 6384

https://i.imgur.com/wI0Hxnd.mp4

https://imgur.com/WEUQjdg

Boring History Lessons

Design History and Beta Testing

Design Process

I first started to design this drive around November of last year with @Andy87’s help this was a struggle since at the time I did not own or have access to a 3D Printer.

I had a prototype for @mmaner around January/February of this year. The drive showed good signs but it was definitely too early to draw any conclusions since not a lot of money was spent on custom parts. It was much more a mcgyver job.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpkN51aZorQ

Beta Testing

This is esk8 and people have lives and are busy, so I carefully chose 10 people to test this drive with the intention of getting great feedback. I selected the Beta testers in late April, started production in early May, and shipped the drives to Beta Testers in early July.

During that time I have had great feedback from a few members, @itsmedant, @Venom121212, @Andy87, @Kingdom421, @eboosted and of course @mmaner.

I have now spent time making changes based on their feedback. Even though some testers haven’t gotten around to building I have been able to get enough information to make the changes that are required. Since most issues are derived from installation

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And…

The purpose of this thread is so I don’t have to type the same infomation again. I get too many questions about where is the thread etc.

Currently making final changes so I can make another batch of drives.
Helical gears are also in the works

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@moon bug is amazing.
I’m just waiting on final parts to upgrade LaSag’ne to GD

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Are the helicals going to be an upgrade option for these or would they be a different set of drives?

Not gonna lie I was hoping to see a google form link for orders while reading through it lol

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Helicals will be an upgrade option to this drive.

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Do you have any plans on offering different gear ratios (pinion sizes) other than what is listed?

The only other ones I could possibly offer is 13T and 8T. I don’t want too many pinions on offer though for logistical reasons.

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I understand. Thanks!

Yeeeeewwewwww!!! Excellent work! Im starting a moon esk8 savings fund right now :rofl:

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Do the wheels and trucks have to be matched as in the table?
Can you pair trampa wheels with trampa trucks too?

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im defo in on this oo

@moon should I PM you or wait for a form?

Don’t read it like a table

Just see whats on that table and absorb the information :joy:

I’ll make it easier to read in a moment

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Confusing table aside, this is one of the nicest formatted posts I’ve seen here. Good job.

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When do we need to pay you to test these? And… Can I pay you with sex?

But I’m in dude. If you’ll have me.

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Wait for a form. I have around 7 drives reserved at the moment and this thread was for those people :joy:

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Ooh also, as this is the AT version I think your should call it the “LRV Drive”, after the moon buggy which nasa calls a Lunar Roving Vehicle.

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Solid name.

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You know me dawg

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Yeah you have a history of being really good at coming up with names :joy:

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Is this the only boardsport in which the riders would know this type of things?:laughing: I mean it in the most positive way possible but I am not used to this.

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