Been cruising this new build for exactly 1 month today so time to celebrate with a build thread
Get popcorn and get naked.
I present to you…
THE SPACE INVADER
My motivation and mindset for this build:
I wanted a board that would zoom faster, take any terrain, and would go the distance so I didn’t have to come home sagging on a ride. My 10s mtb was fun but I was full throttling almost constantly. I named it space invader for the obvious space theme, my love of retro video games, and the fact that I plan on visiting all of you to ride one day and “invade your space”
|Deck||MBS Pro 97 DWII with dat @Sender treatmeant|
|Bushings||Yellow shock blocks up front, orange in the rear (dyed black)|
|Hubs||MBS Fivestars (dyed black)|
|Tires||MBS T2 9"|
|Motors||APS 6384 V2 - 200 kV - 4000W|
|Motor Mounts||@moon LRV Helical Gear Drive 5:1 ratio|
|Battery||12S9P LG HG6 - Built by @MrDrunkenMobster of @DRI|
|Enclosure||Junction Box - it’s my claim to fame at this point|
|Remote||Maytech MTSKR2005WF V2 Waterproof Esk8 Remote|
This build all started back in June of 2019. I’d had my eye on the DW2 pro 97 deck and a buddy at MBS told me about one that had a blemish on the nose. After getting some photos and determining the damage would be cut out anyway, I got it at a solid discount.
I sent it over to Tim (@sender) for some love and after some back and forth (not being able to make up my mind) we settled on this skin:
August 19, 2019 - @Andy87 alerts me that there are now oil slick versions of my favorite trucks, the matrix 2s:
These will be perfect with my space theme and I demand them for Christmas from the wife.
Deck arrives April 6th and It’s a dream:
Parts collected so far:
It’s May by this point and I’m going stir crazy having the growing beast staring me in the face every day. I begin investing in upgrades as final components are getting closer.
Battle Harden Motors:
White hubs clashing with my theme needs fixed:
- Try chromapaint?
- Try hydro dip?
- Not perfect black it is
I’m Dyeing Inside:
A big bubbling pot of rit dye and here we goooo!
Much better! Full details of how my dyeing process can be found here.
I own no spot welder and don’t trust myself to make a battery without direct supervision for my first time so I outsourced to @MrDrunkenMobster. He kept me super up to date and in the loop at all point of time and I couldn’t recommend him more.
I mean, just look at this beauty:
And that fit?
THE @moon HELICAL GEAR DRIVES ARRIVE:
Oh man are they pretty. The finish is supreme and it just feels right to hold.
The deck has an asymmetrical concave so I tried a new mounting method out.
Velcro on the edges of the deck to prevent twisting or shifting and as backup if bolts fail.
Neoprene wedge in the middle to dampen any vibrations while allowing flex.
Sex bolts to do the heavy lifting
To spread the load better, I used washers and finally rubber washers to keep any water from being able to seep in.
Bitch I’m WIRED UP
PG cable gland in and out of the way of my footie.
So much room for my leg for such a big enclosure.
So nice and clean
…until it failed motor detection. When forcing a cable through the fancy y-split heat shrink, I must have disconnected one
ALWAYS SECURE YOUR FUCKING CABLES AND CHECK BEFORE SEALING THINGS UP!
68 bad words later…
I am in love. This board is everything I wanted and more.
I can tear it up on the street
Still not sure if I’m liking the holo on the motors or not…
- Keep it, shiny
- Bleep it, too shiny
48 mph / 78 kph
This is my current top speed unless updated below.
If you made it to this point, thank you for reading or at least scrolling to the end. I love you.