I saw there isn’t a thread about SYL-08 mods. Before making this post I was warned that many experienced eboarders don’t like cheap chinese boards and will be quick to rush to judgement and criticism. For those who do, I’d like to ask which country your board was made in/ where were the parts made? For the rest, constructive criticism is very welcome.
For many eboarders just starting out this is a cheap entry level board with a lot of power which can be upgraded into a decent or even high performance mountain board which will perform better than many other brand name boards out there.
I got this board a couple of years ago and I wanted to upgrade the stock LingY ESC into something more reliable but without soldering anything together. That plan failed massively after ordering a FOC Box Unity which came with the wrong connectors on all sides.
After months of ordering individual parts online (many of which didn’t fit) I managed to solder all the connectors, upgrade the ESC and somehow I managed to fit everything inside the stock enclosure, even the volt meter. The board rides amazingly well and there’s a community of people who all ordered the same board and managed to do different upgrades to it.
Had I known everything I know now about electric skateboards I don’t know if I would still get the SYL-08 as my first board but so far so good.
Battery pack: 10s4p.
Range: about 12km
Charge time: 7h - 8h(officially 5h)
Top speed: around 40kmph
ESC: FocBox Unity
Motors: 190kv - TBC
Hoping to change battery/ wheels to increase range on my next mod.
If you have a modded SYL-08 feel free to post your mods below.
Would love to hear from any other SYL-08 owners out there. Not looking for a fight, just looking for a constructive thread.
Happy riding everyone!