Alrighty, bit of an update here. The new bushings feel fucking amazing and totally changed how the board feels. I can carve and turn just as hard as i can on my dkps, (even a bit more) and can still hit 30 with no issues. I might tighten up the back truck a tad just so that high speed carving feels better, but other than that the board feels great. All of this is coming as a bit of a surprise because I’m super light at 120 lbs, and running these trucks at the stock 30/30, but I’ll take this win for sure. The led strip and buck converter were also just delivered, so Ill install that tomorrow since I have a day off. Since the enclosure is coming off anyways Ill take the time to put in a better gasket and some silicone for waterproofing, as well as go back and loctite everything.
It’s to be expected though I guess. I think at some point I will try to repaint the enclosure with something more durable, if any of you have ideas I would love to hear em. Otherwise this board has been great though, no major mechanical issues or failures, but I guess time will tell if it stays that way.
I also have a buck converter and a set of lights in, but I haven’t figured out a way to fit the buck converter inside my already tight enclosure. I may need to just get a battery box mounted outside and run the lights off that- or find a smaller buck converter. I already struggled to find the correct voltage and amperage for my use case though, so I don’t know if that would be an option.
I want the lights to run along the outside edge of the deck(where it is painted pink currently) it’s all diffused and addressable so I think it would look sick at night time. It’s just a headache actually getting it on there and working. I’m also worried about killing the leds if an edge of the deck hits a curb or something, so I don’t know how I would go about protecting them. Maybe a few coats of epoxy over the top of them?
I think it’s been mentioned here before but I wonder if you could find pink truck bedliner. It’s what I use on the bottom of my enclosures, works super well and you can just add another coat if it gets too beat up.
Also, you could ask @poastoast for some of these GD covers (or the file if you can print), maybe you can get them in pink too
Yeah I’m going to get some half inch(or maybe even 1 inch) risers printed up, just been procrastinating on it. Those gear drive covers look interesting though, Do you find that they need to be replaced often or are they durable enough? I’d assume it depends on what material you print em out of.
Yeah my light strip is a 3a syrip so I think it will be fine. For headlights I’m planning on using @ShutterShock Lights, which won’t need to be run through the buck because they can handle the voltage as is.
The lights that havenever got for beta testing look sharp as hell. I have some 5v lights that im going to convert to 12v with new drivers eventually but im double bucking rn lol (12s to 12v then 12v to 5v). Kinda wish ShutterShock had released the lights before I committed but now im learning how to push 4pin leds so meh. Kinda silly how hard it is to find 12v lights without a button or battery.
I might copy the shroud he put on them, rn i just have some foil tape as a brim looking thing to keep from blinding folks as I approach.
Haha woopsie! They’re coming out officially very soon. Just finalizing the mount designs for all of the trucks I’ll be supporting. Should be a couple weeks out at most.
The shroud you speak of is more of an extended heat sink / lens protector, it doesn’t impeded the light beam. The light beam is managed entirely by the lens. In the first days of alpha testing my mounts I had a set come off and the shroud protected the lenses from damage
My plan is to make something similar to what you have but extend it forward, the led output on the light im using is too bright on full without something to protect the traffic coming against me without aiming them to low to be effective at lighting the path ahead of me. My sweet spot is about 150’ as anyone far enough that it is shining up at isn’t blinded but if they get closer the masking effect blocks the light for them.