First build...ever! (NYAKIM 1)

This is my first build. I have No idea what I’m doing. This will be a learning experience…big time!! I need all the help and constructive criticism that I can get. I don’t even know where to start!!!

12s6p - Psychotiller; The 44 deck - RedEmber; 6374 190Kv - Maytech; 6 Shooters - Psychotiller; Dual Motor mount with stabilizing crossbars, Black Anodized Finish - Janux; Surf Rodz RKP - SurfRodz; Split Low Pro enclosure - Psychotiller; 42-16t gearing - Psychotiller; 2.4Ghz Remote Controller - Psychotiller; FOCBOX Unity ESC - Enertion; under light Arch Reactor Sim, Adafruit Trinket with Neopixel 60led/meter, Neopixel ring 24 LEDs - programming by me

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I decided to toss those bullet connectors I was using them to sharpen my soldering skills…


Are you sure about that gearing? Your top speed would be around 75km/h :open_mouth:


:grimacing: I had no idea. when you say top speed, do you mean the board will always attempt to go that fast?

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How long did u lurk before coming to this pretty coherent/sweet component pile?


1 year 3 months.


Of course not. It is like a car in a higher gear.
It will go faster provided you stay on the throttle and there is not enough resistance to top out earlier.
You will also lose a lot of torque and use more current when accelerating.
Gearing depends a lot on the terrain you ride. If it is flat then you will have a smooth board with a high top speed.
Where I ride, because it is hilly, I would have a weak board that overheats in the first minute of operation.


I have a lot of flats and also hills not to many but the ones we do have are pretty steep. We have a lot of slopes also. what do you suggest as far as gearing?

I would go with 16/60
Since you are using vex pulleys this is your only other choice.
My setup is very similar to yours (same motors, 6 shooters, 12s5p) and with 16/60 gearing I get a top speed of 56-57km/h which is more than enough for me.
I live in a very hilly area and the torque is more than adequate.
I still have overheating problems though during the summer where it is hot.


Listen, don’t worry too much about any of this.
Most of the stuff you have are really top of the line.
Having to change gearing is like the cheapest mistake to make and very easy to correct.
Build your board like that and if you don’t like it, spend another $20-30 for pulleys and belts to try the other ratio.


yo thx a million bruh. I think I’m getting the hang of how the gearing works. One more thing…does it matter how many spacers you use on the rear trucks (surfrodz RKP). It looks sorta wide.


Lol, I am the worst person you can ask for advice on this.
I have a lathe and make my own spacers so the first thing I did was ditch the factory spacers and make my own.

Here is a previous iteration of the board to give you an idea.


I ordered those spacers, I have a set didn’t know if I would need them. oh so you can put the spacers on the outside…good to know. thx again, this is good stuff bruh.


Unlike others you have put in the time, done your research and this shows in the items purchased.
In the end it will cost you less than buying mediocre components and then having to change them.

Just take your time building it and ask here for help when in doubt.



Thx…Yeah bruh I spent many late nights reading first in and now here a little over a year in research and learning …


Use the spacers to make the belt ride perfectly on the pulleys.


cool…thx. I almost didn’t click the buy button on these spacers. I’m so glad I did.

Thats a hell of a first build, good job.:metal:


I have to say for the first build this will be a good one. Thank you for getting all quality parts for your first build definitely going to be one that you will be happy with for a long time and with the quality parts you wont have to worry about stuff failing right out of the box.