• Dual Motor
  • Single Motor
  • Troubleshooting / How To Use

Parts List

Gather the truck baseplates

Remove the lock nuts using the black T-Tool

Remove a bushing and washer on each baseplate

Insert the truck hangers into the baseplates. The hanger with no logo goes with the red bushings and the hanger with the logo goes with the green bushings.

Add the bushing and washer back to the truck

Tighten the lock nuts onto the truck so that there is a few mm of threads showing. You can tighten/loosen these to make the board more stable at speed (tight) or carveable (loose)

Insert one bearing into the wheel

Place a spacer in the wheel and ensure it is straight up )and stays that way).

Place a bearing in the other side of the wheel. 

Repeat for all 4 wheels. 

Remove 1 washer and 1 lock nut from each side of the truck with green bushings using the black T-Tool.

Place the wheel on the truck with the words on the wheel facing outward

Place the washer and locknut you removed back on the truck (truck, washer, wheel, washer, locknut)

Do not over tighten the lock nut to prevent the wheel from spinning freely. 

Too Tight

Just Right

Repeat for the other wheel. 

Left vs Right Motor Mount

Gather the left mount, motor hardware, left motor, motor pulley, loctite, and 2.5mm allen wrench,

Flip the motor and mount over, and secure the mount to the motor using the 4x M4x10 round head bolts with a drop of loctite 242 on each. DO NOT TIGHTEN COMPLETELY. Note what side of the motor mount the motor is on

How to open Loctite 242

Do not fully tighten the bolts, you should be able to move the motor mount back and forth

Gather the motor pulley, 2mm allen wrench, keyway, and loctite. 2 Keyways are included because one may not fit.

Place the keyway on the motor shaft, If it does not fit try the other keyway. If neither fit, you may need to lightly sand the keyway with a piece of sandpaper.

Make sure that the grub screws inside the pulley are not visible in the shaft

Hold the keyway with the allen wrench forward towards the end of the shaft

Slide the motor pulley onto the shaft (align the slot in the pulley with the key on the shaft) holding the keyway so it does not slide back


** If the motor pulley does not easily slide onto the shaft, turn the keyway 90 degrees so it lays on its side.  

Align the pulley as shown. There should be a gap between the motor mount and the pulley, and some of the shaft should be visible out the end. 

Remove the two grub screws and add loctite, then reinstall. Do not tighten completely, finger tight is good for now.

Push down with your thumb on the wrench, then use your other two finger to tighten. Do not place your fingers at the end of the wrench or you will strip the head

Gather the right mount, motor hardware, motor, motor pulley, keyway, allen wrenches, and loctite to build another motor mount assembly

Repeat the previous steps to build another motor mount assembly. Remember to use loctite.

Use the 5.5mm allen wrench to remove the motor mount bolts one at a time, add a drop of loctite, and then reinstall for all four bolts.

Remove both lock nuts and one washer from the remaining truck using the T-Tool (red bushings)

Slide the right motor mount on the truck. You may have to loosen the motor mount bolts

Slide the wheel pulleys into both wheels

With one washer on the truck, add the drive wheel. Make sure the motor mount is back far enough and does not interfere with the wheel being pushed COMPLETELY on the truck.

Add the lock nut to the truck with the wheel pushed as far back as it will go.

Use the green motor mount spacer to align the motor mount

Alternate tightening both bolts a small amount at a time. Do not tighten only one bolt. Continually make small turns until both bolts are tight.

Remove the lock nut from the truck and take off the wheel. Remove the wheel pulley  

Move the motor as close as it will go to the truck

Add the belt to the drive pulley and verify that there is still 1 washer on the truck. 

Add the pulley and belt to the truck placing the belt over the motor pulley.

Pull back on the motor to tension the belt

Tighten the screws with the belt tensioned. There should be a small gap visible at the left most screw (not like the picture). This will add less tension to the belt. You should be able to press down on the belt and have it deflect 3-4mm. Make them loose and then tighten as needed. Too tight is not good!  

Add the wheel to the pulley. Be sure to align the spokes and you will need to apply force to get the wheel all the way in place. 

Add a washer and locknut to secure the wheel

Add the left motor mount assembly to repeat the same process

Make sure that there is still 1 washer on the truck, and then add the drivewheel.

Ensure that the wheel is all the way on the truck, and add the locknut and washer

Use the green motor mount spacer to align the motor mount

Alternate tightening both bolts a small amount at a time. Do not tighten only one bolt. Continually make small turns until both bolts are tight.

Remove the lock nut from the truck and take off the wheel and pulley.

Move the motor as close as it will go to the truck

Add the belt to the drive pulley and verify that there is still 1 washer on the truck.

Add the wheel pulley and belt to the truck placing the belt over the motor pulley.

Tension the belt and secure the 4x motor bolts. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE BELT.

Add the wheel

Install the washer and locknut to secure the wheel

If you havnt already, remove the white stickers from the back of the motor. A flathead screwdriver works best

Gather the deck, front truck assembly, drivetrain assembly, 2x risers, and truck hardware.  

Install the front truck with one risers and 4x Bolts/Lock Nuts (Opposite end of the Logo). Ensure the the KIT logo on the truck is facing forward.

Add a riser and secure the back truck with 4x bolts and lock nuts. 

Gather the enclosure, battery, and battery velcro. Install the velcro on the bottom of the battery (side opposite silver sticker)

Place the battery in the enclosure as shown and press firmly to seal the velcro

Gather the charge port and VESC. Remove the physical switch from the VESC (3 wires in middle of PCB) and take off the lock nut off of the charge port and switch.

Place the charge port and switch in their perspective positions on the enclosure.


*The updated batteries do not have the white wires and red connector as shown. 

Install the lock nuts to secure the charge port and switch

Plug in the red charge port to the battery.

DO NOT PLUG THE BATTERY BEFORE ANY OF THESE STEPS.

Ensure that the on/switch is in the off position (flush)

Place the ESC in the enclosure as shown and press firmly to secure the velcro

Plugin the switch wire back into the ESC

Ensure the switch is still in the off position and then plugin the battery XT60 connector

Place the receiver as shown with VELCRO, top left in picture (sorry for bad photo, will update later) 

Plugin the bluetooth module if you purchased one. No extra programming is required (as stated on the sheet).

Place the enclosure on the board as shown

Plugin the motor sensor wires and yellow MR60 connectors to the ESC. You will need to cross the wires, so the two cables from the left motor need to be plugged into the right side of the VESC, and the right motor gets plugged into the right VESC. Be sure you also cross the sensor wire as well!

We will now need to test that the motors are spinning the right way.


Turn on the board and remote. Make sure all of the motor wires are clear and the motors and wheels can spin freely. 

Turn on the remote and give it some throttle. The wheels should be spinning backwards towards the kit logo.


 

Turn the board off. If they are spinning backwards properly, DO NOT DO THIS STEP. 


If the wheels are spinning forwards, unplug the motor connectors and switch the sides of the ESC they are plugged into. Then test the direction again with the remote. 

Flip the enclosure to the proper orientation (flip to the correct side so the wires do not cross). Make sure that any of the wires are not pinched. If the enclosure does not sit flush with the deck, place your hand inside the enclosure and move the power wire to behind the VESC.
If the wires are crossing each other, adjust them so they can sit freely. If they are straight, this is ok as well. 
Test the board one more time. Turn on the remote and then the switch
Give your board a small amount of throttle. The wheels should spin backwards towards the kit logo. (Left wheel clockwise, Right wheel counter clockwise). If this is not the case, please email support@buildkitboards.com with the title, “My wheels are spinning the wrong direction” with a short video of the wheels spinning.

If the wheels do not spin at the same time this is okay! There is no load, and it is normal. When you ride the board they will spin at the same time. Now turn off the board and remote.

Mount the enclosure with 8x bolts, washers, and lock nuts. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN the bolts, or you will crack the enclosure.
The gasket should just barely compress, and there should be small gap between the washer and lock nut due to the angle of the enclosure.
Loosen the 2 bolts holding the back truck on
Add the wire clips to either the front or back holes of the truck (depending on if your wires are crossed or not). 
Almost done! While you apply the griptape I recommend to charge the board. It is shipped almost fully discharged for safety.
WARNING! Be sure you plug the charger into the board BEFORE plugging it into the outlet or it could spark and blow the charger.
Apply the griptape hexagons however you see fit! You can use the included Y Spacer to get even spacing between all of the hexagons.

Parts List

Gather the 3 front wheels, bearing set, 1 truck, and T-Tool 

Insert 1 bearing into the front wheel

Flip the wheel over and insert a silver 10.5mm bearing spacer

Insert another bearing with the spacer straight. Make sure the black side of the bearing is facing outward

Repeat steps 1-3 for 2 other (3 total) front wheels.

Remove the lock nut from the end of the truck and remove one spacer

Place the wheel on the truck with the words on the wheel facing outward

Place the spacer you removed on the truck (truck, spacer, wheel, spacer, locknut)

Place the lock nut on the wheel with your fingers until the threads engage the nylon and then tighten with the T-Tool

Do not over tighten the lock nut to prevent the wheel from spinning freely. 

Too Tight

Ju

Repeat for the other wheel to complete a front wheel assembly

Gather the other truck and front wheel. Place the wheel on the left side of the truck and secure. Make sure it spins freely.

Tighten the right lock nut on the axle to cut threads in the nylon

Gather the left mount, motor hardware, motor, motor pulley, tool kit,

Place the motor on the motor mount as shown, note the direction of the wires

Flip the motor and mount over, and secure the mount to the motor using the 4x M4x10 round head bolts. Use loctite 242 from tool kit. 

How to open Loctite 242

Repeat the process for the other 3 bolts. Use the outermost holes for the center slot

Do not fully tighten the bolts, you should be able to move the motor mount back and forth

Gather the motor pulley, 1.5mm allen wrench, keyway, and loctite. 2 Keyways are included because one may not fit.

Place the keyway on the motor shaft, If it does not fit try the other keyway. 

If neither fit, you may need to lightly sand the keyway with a piece of sandpaper.

Loosen the grub screws on the motor pulley (DO not remove) so that they are not visible in the center of the pulley

Hold the keyway with the allen wrench forward towards the end of the shaft

Slide the motor pulley onto the shaft (align the slot in the pulley with the key on the shaft) holding the keyway so it does not slide back

Align the pulley so it is flush with the end of the shaft. You should have a gap between the flange of the pulley and the motor mount.

Holding it in this position, tighten one grub screw. Then completely remove the other grub screw, add loctite, and then reinsert and completely tighten.

DO NOT STRIP THE GRUB SCREW OR ALLEN WRENCH. Push down with your thumb, and then turn with your index/middle finger. Do not use the end of the wrench. Repeat for the other screw w/o Loctite

Gather the truck with one wheel, motor mount assembly, drive wheel, 5mm allen wrench, and loctite.

Remove the two motor mount bolts one at a time and add a drop of loctite to each.

Slide the motor mount assembly onto the truck

Remove the locknut and one washer

Add a bearing spacer and bearing to the drive wheel (do not remove the pulley or pulley bearing).

With one washer on the truck add the drive wheel. Ensure that the motor mount is moved far enough back so the wheel goes on fully.

Add the lock nut (finger tight) onto the truck to hold the wheel in place.

Use the included 3d printed spacer to align the motor mount.

Alternate tightening both bolts a small amount at a time. Do not tighten only one bolt. Continually make small turns until both bolts are tight and remove the spacer

Remove the lock nut from the truck and take off the wheel.

Add the belt to the drive pulley and verify that there is still 1 washer on the truck

Move the motor as close as it will go to the truck and add the wheel and belt to the truck.

You now need to add the lock nut to the drive wheel. It needs to go on flipped with the nylon towards the wheel core. This is tricky to do by hand, so you can use the T-Tool with an extra lock nut on the inside. Remove the lock nut from the other side of the truck and place it in the left side of the T-Tool.

Add the lock nut from the drive wheel to the T-Tool ensuring the nylon is facing outwards. Then install on the drivewheel. It is easiest to Push towards the wheel with your hand (applying pressure) and then spin the tool to tighten the lock nut. It will not go all the way onto the axle. 

Having trouble installing the locknut with it flipped? If you cannot get it on, you may damage the threads in the nylon and then it will not hold. If the lock nut is not properly installed the wheel could fall off while riding. If you have the slightest doubt in the nylon threads please refer to the troubleshooting tab for a solution.

Tension the belt by pulling back on the motor. See the picture for bolt position. Tighten one bolt while holding the motor.

Tighten the other 3 bolts ensuring the motor stays in the same position. 

Add the other wheel to the truck. Be sure that there is a washer on the inside and outside of the wheel. Make sure it can spin freely like the other front wheels.

You now have a completed drivetrain! The hard part is over! Almost there :)

Gather the deck, front truck assembly, drivetrain assembly, 4x risers, and truck hardware.

Install the front truck with two risers and 4x Bolts/Lock Nuts (Opposite end of the Logo). Ensure the the KIT logo on the truck is facing forward.

Install the drivetrain assembly on the rear of the deck with 2x risers and 4x Bolts/Lock Nuts. Ensure the KIT logo on the truck is facing the logo on the deck.

Gather the enclosure, battery, and battery velcro. Install the velcro on the bottom of the battery (side with silver sticker) and then press firmly into place in the enclosure.

Gather the charge port and antispark switch. Remove the physical switch from the PCB and take off the lock nut from the charge port and switch.

Mount the on/off switch and charge port. Run the wires through the mounting holes, and then add the lock nut. The lock nuts are not the same.

Gather the VESC, ESC Velcro, and Antispark PCB. Place the velcro on the back of the VESC and plugin the antispark PCB.

DO NOT PLUG IN THE BATTERY UNTIL INSTRUCTED!

Plug in the charge port to the red connector on the battery. 
Place the VESC in the same place pictured and secure with Velcro.
Plugin the on/off switch to the PCB of the antispark.

DO NOT PLUG IN BATTERY!
Ensure that the on/switch is in the off position (flush) 
Plug in the battery to the antispark PCB.
Place the receiver velcro on the receiver and secure it in place like as shown
Gather the deck and enclosure to plugin the motor. Slide the 3x heatshrink (motor bag) over the motor wires
Plugin the motor leads ensuring that the wire numbers match each other.
Place the heatshrink over the connection point of the wires. Then shrink the heatshrink with a hairdryer or heat gun to ensure the connectors never come loose.
Plugin the sensor wire as shown (ensure proper orientation)
Flip the enclosure to the proper orientation make sure that any of the wires are not pinched
Align the motor wires so that they are not pinched and go through the cable shroud. Make sure all wires are tucked behind the motor mount and cannot touch the motor
Now it's time to test the board! Turn on the remote, and then the board.
Give the remote a little bit of throttle and ensure that the wheel is spinning counter clockwise.

If the wheel is spinning clockwise (not correct), please contact us at suppoprt@buildkitboards.com with the title and content: "My wheel is spinning the wrong direction"

Turn off the board and then mount the enclosure with 8x bolts, washers, and lock nuts. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN the bolts, or you will crack the enclosure. 
The gasket should only compress the smallest amount. There will be a gap between the lock nut and washer.
It's time to charge the battery! For safety it is shipped almost completely discharged.
WARNING! Be sure you plug the charger into the outlet BEFORE plugging it into the board or it could spark and blow the charger.
While your charging, apply the griptape hexagons in whatever way you want! The included spacer makes perfect alignment a breeze.
Be sure to plug the charger into the board BEFORE you plug it into the outlet or you will cause a spark and likely blow the charger. 
Turn on the remote by holding the power button. The remote will vibrate when you turn it on, and when the remote inside the battery is low. The skateboards battery will display with the 4 leds next to the skateboard, to see the remotes battery double tap the power button (never while moving) and it will briefly show the remotes battery and then automatically switch back to the boards battery. 

Motors spinning the wrong direction? View this guide

If you need to completely reprogram the ESC please see this guide


Before You Ride

Always wear a helmet and obey local traffic laws. 


Tighten the trucks (step 5). I recommend to make them very tight and then loosen them as you learn. If they are not tight you will get speed wobble (dont know what that is? You will once you get it :P )


Make sure the board is operating normally. Check over the drivetrain and make sure everything is secure and there are no loud noises or rattling sounds. 


The board may have more power than you are used to. Ride within your limits. 

Is there anywhere you got confused? Please let us know so we can improve the assembly guide. We strive for continuous improvement. 


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