I know I don’t have 8 motors, or a 21s18p shitbrickhouse battery, nothing really crazy will be going on here, I didn’t want to get in too deep for my first build, it can get overwhelming here fast
Welcome to my first foray into diy eskate, this all came about as a result of these stupid little things
causing me to send my zealot into a car tire and bouncing back over my head within my first couple weeks of ownership. (I didnt tell backfire that)
while waiting on them to send me a replacement deck, I bought one used for $60 and top mounted in a blue recycling bag until it rained, (no pics) and then drilled and mounted my backfire hardware to it. After getting my replacement deck from backfire i felt the need to build my own rather than having a deck just laying around.
Through looking for parts and tips, found my way here, bought a used tayto enclosure, realized it wouldnt fit because of concave.
Decided to make a fibreglass enclosure with the tayto enclosure.
Also decided to skin my deck for practice before fucking up the enclosure entirely.
Never worked with fibreglass before, all went pretty well given other peoples stories and opinions on fibreglass work. I did cave eventually for 2 air bubbles that I saw on initial cure, but just couldnt remove for the life of me, I got sick of sanding and trying to lay small patches of glass so I used an epoxy syringe and some toothpicks, probably the most rigid part of my enclosure
Shout out to the “$40 home depot enclosure” and all the other threads on enclosures and fibreglass and epoxy
I don’t know what the general practice is regarding @ in threads, so I haven’t. I assume anyone who wants to take a gander will. I can edit i think if need be. Anyone thats helped me out or sent me something I probably shouldn’t have purchased names are there, and everyone named was very accommodating, helpful, and patient while dealing with my “tism” I hate buying shit online, and I think I might hate postal services more. But parts list below
Bn270’s w/adj, baseplates courtesy of YeetMeat
Idler mounts, bolt through wheel pulleys, and enclosure thanks to Laserwolf
Eovan 105 rubber from razillian
Stormcore 60d from zachtetra
Scepterr 6374 from frame
Battery courtesy of spider battery systems as i have shocked and numbed out my arm before fucking with live wires (im dumb, what can I say) so batteries terrify me. Especially given kalys recent hard times, and “batteries running great but not charging” (if you know you know)
Still waiting on a few knick knacks before testing and final assembly. Im so close but the snow might just be closer I do plan on trying to ride through the winter with pneumatics, but idk how realistic that is
Some pics of what i have been doing to pass time instead of watching shipping tracking incessantly
I know the deck is going to be mostly covered but i couldnt help myself im going to paint the enclosure as well so im not too worried.
Stole a drill from work and did up my inserts last night it is looking like I should have everything I “need” by friday, will probably be buying 10mm bearings as my stepped axles still havent shipped and I’m probably going to use butyl and closed cell foam in the enclosure and see how that treats me for waterproof"ish" im so close i can feel the road rash
It looks like I’m probably going to be getting 10mm bearings tmo, anyone in canada aware of a store i could go to to get 10mm speed rings and spacers? Can i use 10 flat washers as a spacer?
I hate ups, bunch of cunts.
Did all my vesc setup today, was kind of tedious, idk if I set it up “right” right. but everything ran on bench, almost took my trucks off my desk had to switch rx and tx pins to get voyager working, thanks again to the forum for pre emptively answering my questions
I do still have to paint my enclosure and clear coat and grip my deck but im right at the finish line, I could probs be riding this weekend if i crunched a bit.
Well i “finished” today, I rode it twice. First time mounts loosened and started hitting the ground, second run i forgot to put locknut back on axle after tightening mounts oops. Planning on riding it to work tmo, hopefully i dont die. Hopefully it doesnt explode. I think thats my first build done, now time to start an emtb?