- Longboard Wheels – We normally sell 83mm or 90mm Longboard wheels with our kits. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how the drive wheel pulley is attached to the longboard wheel.
- Specific Drive Wheel Pulley – The teeth on the drive wheel can differ depending on what kind of gearing ratio which you are trying reach. Depending on if you choose to have more torque or more top end speed. This can be discussed in the future on another post.
- Specific Drive Wheel Back Plate Retainer – This tutorial includes a wheel which has a specific back plate retainer. Not all will have a back plate retainer.
- Drive Wheel Bolts – Certain drive wheel kits which we sell come with specific bolts which allow you to bolt the drive wheel pulley onto the longboard wheel.
- Electric Drill (not a torque drill) – Any typical electric drill should be fine.
- Metric hex bit set – We use M4, M5 and M6 bolts. Titan Metrix Hex Key Set which can be purchased from Amazon and/or eBay.
- Magnetic Bit Holder Extension – This can be useful as it will give you some space to drill in the bolts into the wheels.
Step 1 – First install your longboard wheel bearings and bearing spacers
Step 2 – Attach backplate retainer to electric longboard wheel
Simply drill the bolts through the wheel as the pattern in the drive wheel pulley and the back plate retainer.
The (6) M6 bolts should be pre-drilled into the wheels and hug the most inner side of the hub lines as shown
Step 3 – Attach the drive wheel pulley onto longboard wheels
Press the drive wheel pulley against the longboard wheel while trying to match the location and drill the first bolt through the pulley.
Drill the rest of the bolts across from each other to get it more balanced.
The drive wheel pulley on right looks a bit lopsided but that’s because of the angle of the photo.