Couldn’t find any discussion on this specifically, especially the belt covers/protection
Im using the following:
Boardnamics mounts without idler, 12mm belts
36T ABEC bolt through pulley, 15T motor
6355 torqueboards motors @40amps on 10s2p
90mm wheels, 97mm on the way this week
I’m coming from hubs, first experience with belts. Been running this setup for less than a week and I already snapped a belt from damage (and nearly ran through an intersection from the lack of brake power when I realized). Actually in just my ride today, I had the wheel lock up from a cigarette butt and two other instances where stones jammed the belt and I had a single wheel lock up – in addition to snapping the belt.
I live in Philadelphia and the roads are terrible. I’m having collisions with the belts and the ground. Boardnamics has pulley covers available to 3D print, but they don’t cover the belt at all. Ground clearance between the belt and the ground at the bottom of the wheel is very low.
I see very little out there for belt protection. I found this pulley/belt cover on thingiverse that I printed, but its going to require a new hanger and the pulleys with their own bearing to use. I have to install my wheel and wheel pulley together and then this covers the tension screws at the motor mount. So that wont be practical
Any suggestions? I just installed a 5mm riser pad and angled the motor mounts toward the board slightly more because they were colliding with everything.
Thanks for any recommendations. Im willing to buy new motor mounts if needed.