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It makes nearly no difference, I always do motor detection with board flip upside down and no wheels

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Yeah :arrow_up:

My experience is that it makes zero difference whether the belt is on or not, or whether there are wheels attached, or if it’s just a motor shaft spinning by itself.

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That’s good to hear because I’m a dumbass, and even though it warns me, I always havesomething in the way that gets shot across the room by the wheels :rofl:

Can you use regular barrel/cone bushings on TKP trucks?

This depends entirely on what trucks and what bushings you are trying to put together. We need more details to be able to answer this.

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I’m considerng the forthcoming Maker-X trucks, which look very similar to Surf-Rodz TKP. The bushing are the Riptide KranK ones. I guess id have to ask Maker-X themselves since they arent released yet

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Yep, correct. They could be using a non-standard bushing seat. We just dont know.

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I would wait for the axle length situation to get sorted out first unless you have a rock-solid pulley solution that doesn’t need a bearing on the axle, and doesn’t involve any wheels wider than a normal skate core. And bolt-on pulleys on polyurethane wheels suck real bad too.

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I think I’ll only be getting them if they are compatible the BN geardrive adapter. They planned an April release, but after all the notes you guys gave them I wonder whether they’ll have to go back to the drawing board. Though in China at least production is super fast

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This ring is not supposed to be loose, right? I noticed a noise and pulled this apart. No noise if the ring is not touching the can. I think I will give battle hardening a go.

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Nope, that’s the Magnet retaining ring and is not supposed to be separated from the can.

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Thanks. Time for some epoxy.

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Also make sure the can doesn’t snap back into place. It looks dangerously close to doing it.

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Oh torqueboards. First your remote, then the battery and now this. I’m sure he will respond to this…

Maybe??

So, my build is basically ready but for the truck bolts :grimacing: I noticed I only have M5 bolts…

I wanted countersunk at the back and cylinder at the front, both with hex slot. I cannot find this in the normal skateboard bolt offering.

What is the non-metric norm of these bolts, what should I search for?

10-32 and m5 are very similar.

I wouldn’t limit myself to skateboard shops for fasteners if I were you. Any good hardware supplier (Bolt Depot and McMaster here in the US, for example) will have all the sizes and types you need.

The names I would search for are “socket flat head” (or “socket countersunk”), and “socket cap head” bolts/screws, respectively.

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Use 'em. Fuck Imperial hardware. On my first few builds, the only imperial stuff were axle and kingpin bolts. Now that I am on Hypertrucks, I am 100% metric. Its so nice.

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10-32 x 2" button head socket cap screws, grade 8 alloy steel

For example, fastenere.com part number 842176122908 (2") or 842176122885 (2.5")

and the nuts you need 10-32 nylock nuts like part 842176193908

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Awesome guys, thanks.

How much axle length do TB110s need? (for just the wheel) is it the standard size? (correct me if im wrong, but i think this is 24mm?)