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Post by joshpit2003 » Sun May 22, 2011 12:02 am

snokoo wrote:Dont get me wrong , I like the idea, but for me to do that not I would need wider deck for a knee rest ( like a knee walker ) and probably some sort of steering / handlebars like a scooter - so really a 4 wheeled kickbike - unless i used kiddie stabiliers :)

Which would completely kill my bad ass image haha


There actually are electric surfboard believe it or not too, but they must be pretty useless once battery goes..

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electric knee walker... now there's something I haven't seen yet. Build one and we'll ride together. :) I don't care how dorky it looks, that would be fun! haha.

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Post by snokoo » Sun May 22, 2011 1:45 am

joshpit2003 wrote:electric knee walker... now there's something I haven't seen yet. Build one and we'll ride together. :) I don't care how dorky it looks, that would be fun! haha.


Yeah , Im working on it but Im bit stuck for bolts right now.

I need either 10 mm metric or imperial for my wheels , I just picked this up on ebay which is supposed to be 10 metric- we'll see.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize&item=290565571552

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Post by snokoo » Mon May 23, 2011 1:30 pm

joshpit2003 wrote:http://www.mcmaster.com/


YupI tried there, but not the right length of thread all quaters , its harder to find 30 mm length of threaded bolt than you think - esp when you add shoulder metric / imperial and other variables.

thanks

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Post by joshpit2003 » Mon May 23, 2011 6:50 pm

snokoo wrote:YupI tried there, but not the right length of thread all quaters , its harder to find 30 mm length of threaded bolt than you think - esp when you add shoulder metric / imperial and other variables.

thanks

snokoo


perhaps you could cut them to length yourself? Thread a nut on, then cut to length w/ a Dremel (hack-saws work too) a little sanding on the cut end and un-threading the nut then the bolt is good to go.

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Post by joshpit2003 » Tue May 24, 2011 6:03 pm

http://youtu.be/jlab8wI8hwY

above is a youtube video. Hope you guys enjoy it.
Thanks for looking.

-Josh!

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Post by Mikael » Wed May 25, 2011 2:14 pm

This looks great!

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Post by Jimmy Chaos » Wed May 25, 2011 3:31 pm

Looks likes it handles really well, looks good. Nice job!
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Post by joshpit2003 » Wed May 25, 2011 7:02 pm

Thanks guys. Hopefully my dad will be riding this thing to work. I'll be handing it over to him since he funded most of it. Maybe in the future I'll build myself another one. There are a few things I'd like to do different (like lighten it up) but will require more $. I couldn't have asked for it to handle any better, So I'm very happy with that. My only gripe would be the tires. They seem to be very thin rubber and I question how long they will last. In the future I may go with large 12" go-kart tires since I think they are made better.

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Post by HumboldtRc » Wed May 25, 2011 7:25 pm

The 8" MBS tires don't last long, as they are really thin. The 9" MBS ones are way more durable especially with the extra weight of your board. And they will give you a little more ground clearance.

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Post by Mikael » Wed May 25, 2011 11:24 pm

Those are roadie tires, I think they're quite a bit thicker than your average MBS tire, I wouldn't worry about them too much.

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Post by joshpit2003 » Thu May 26, 2011 10:20 am

All good info. I'll see how long these 8" roadie tires last. If I remember correctly the larger 9" tires require a different wheel. That would be too much work if I needed to change out the bolt-pattern on the sprockets I've already made.

For the next skateboard I'll likely be using larger tires.

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Post by snokoo » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:01 pm

joshpit2003 wrote:perhaps you could cut them to length yourself? Thread a nut on, then cut to length w/ a Dremel (hack-saws work too) a little sanding on the cut end and un-threading the nut then the bolt is good to go.


Hey Jo ( isnt that a song ? )

I saw your video , well done - Bravo !!

Im still trying to figure things out but i got some help now. my disability issues make using anything that rotates with a motor a nightmare and manual tools are equally bad because of the pressure it puts on my joints.

glad you got it working though , it really does look nice ( bit envious actually heh

snokoo

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