Just wanted to share my first ‘DIY’ attempt. I felt this wasn’t complete DIY so I kept it in the general discussion. I took an eBay board with what I thought had OK specs (90mm wheels, 42v, 5.2ah, dual belt motors, nice looking enclosure) and retrofitted this setup to my trusty evo. I’ve hit 22mph and estimate 7-8 miles of range (haven’t run it out yet). I have another battery and enclosure with the same specs above that I plan to add in parallel to increase range and reduce sag. Having a blast. Hopefully purchasing a build kit board over Black Friday.
I’d still call it DIY. You did this by yourself, right?
Any idea what ESC is in that box?
That looks like one of the OG Evo’s that everyone wants lol.
Changed the category for you to DIY Builds – if it’s worthy of a thread (isn’t 100% a prebuilt), then it should be in that category I believe
Looks cool! I bet the deck alone makes the biggest difference in terms of riding it.
Congrats on your first build! Welcome to the DIY club.
You really want to look into sealing that enormous gap between the enclosure and the deck though. You won’t want water or random conductive parts flying in.
Yep! The ESC looks like the dual version 6s, 7s, 10s esc you see on eBay.
@ThermalChild it’s got to be 10+ years old. My favorite board. Makes average riders good and good riders great, lol!
Thanks! Yep the deck is awesome.
@Avio it’s got a ‘seal’ on top of the metal enclosure so no water can leak in (even if the enclosure isn’t tight to the board). Supposedly it was ‘ip54’ waterproof or something like that? I’m still thinking about running a bead of glue or something to really seal it up, but I want to add the second enclosure and do the wiring before that.
Hmm… am I seeing this wrongly…?
Also, you might want to change the way you’re routing those motor wires into your enclosure. Your motors are going to eat those sleeves everytime you turn your board (when your truck leans)
@Avio it’s a reflection off the bottom of the board. Agreed on wire routing, but no rubs yet (was a concern for me too).
Ahh, damn, I must be getting old!
Looked like a gap to me too haha. You’re good.
Mounted the second enclosure and battery, bent the enclosure to match the rear curvature of the board. I now have two 5.2ah 36v batteries in parallel, can’t wait to see how much range I get!
where’d you get the battery from?
I bought two of the same pre built boards for cheap on eBay. That’s where I got the enclosures and batteries.
@kevingraehl nice looking line up!