Newbee helical 4GS gear drive!

I have the same question as well.

They are directional, so orientation should matter.

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I found this pic further up when he released the newer gen. The little honeycomb logo is on the top side of the drive it appears. However @Ean.esk8 can confirm

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I had mine upside down but I didn’t notice any difference.
One thing I noticed the motor pinion gear needed to be spaced out from the housing or it would hit the outside cover and be super tight to move. Added 2mm gasket and it’s fine.

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Hey, The 4gs logo was the gen 2 version. For installing the existing gear drive, ensure the hexagon logo is on the upside.

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please ensure you have the gear drive direction right, this will effect the uselife of these gears.

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#metoo @Ean.esk8 so that’s, at the very least, 3 of us here that wanna run Urethane on 4GS. Do you believe that this could become a reality sometime soon ?

:ok_hand: :wink: :metal:

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Can confirm, would be interested so long as its able to achieve atleast a 3:1 reduction and give clearance for 100mm wheels (would not complain if they were even smaller though)

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What grease are you guys using on these? Recommendations?

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we willing to do that, but we are saving our budget to build our completed board.

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whoa u guys doing a complete? thats gonna be killer :smiley: looking forward to it

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Using the same one. If I remember correctly early in the thread Ean says he uses PTFE grease which gives him insanely low wh/m with the gears. From my own use, it seems to have very low rolling resistance.

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:eyes::sweat_drops::biting_lip:

Say what now?

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you will see that in the middle of this year :metal:

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urethane gear drives are coming soon right? :nerd_face: @Ean.esk8

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In case some folks didn’t already see @Ean.esk8’s post on FB, Ethan is now offering the drives with steel secondary gears. I just replaced the gears in a customer’s board where the POM gears got broken from moderate off-road usage. I was actually riding behind the guy when the breakage happened and he wasn’t going very hard although it did involve a short steep climb and then trying to get over a small tree root at the top and the setup did have 10" tires and a pretty torquey setup so probably a decent load on the gears.


I am hoping that with the new setup the wheel gear won’t break. I’m still confidently using the all-POM 4GS on a number of boards and some other customer boards (not off-road builds) and am also in the middle of setting up 4WD 4GS on one of my mountainboards with the all-POM gears.

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