Parts:

  • Motor Replacement Kit
    • Motor
    • Pulley
    • 2 x Pulley Set Screws
    • 3 x Zip Ties
    • 4 x Motor Screws
    • Drive Belt
    • Thread Lock 


Motor Replacement Kits can be purchased in our Parts Store here



Tools and Materials:

  • 3mm Allen T-Handle
  • Skate T Tool
  • Utility Knife
  • #2 Phillips Screwdriver
  • 2mm Allen T-Handle
  • Heat Gun (or Hair Dryer)
  • Oven Mitt 


Riptide Master Tool Kits can be purchased in our Parts Store here



Process:


Place the board on a riser that hangs the wheels off the table. A small box works well.





Use the 3mm Allen T-Handle to remove the 6 screws holding on the battery box. Put the 6 screws to the side.


  




Grab around the board while supporting the unattached battery box. Carefully flip it over. 








Flip over the battery box.







Notice that the motor wires coming out of the battery box will now be crossed.





Use the #2 Phillips Screwdriver to remove the 6 screws that hold the lid onto the battery box.



 




There may be a light bead of silicon holding the lid to the battery box. Gently grab the motor wires near the back of the battery box and lift up to dislodge the lid. Lift the lid off of the battery box.



 



Disconnect the battery from the motor controller before working on anything inside the battery box.






View the motor controller. Follow the wire from the motor you want to replace into the battery box. Note that the wiring you need to unplug is on the opposite side of the motor. 





Identify the 3 wires that connect the motor to the motor controller, along with the zip tie.   


Carefully use the utility knife to cut the zip tie. Do not sever the wires.

 


 


Disconnect the 3 wires. Note which colors match up. We suggest taking a picture before disconnecting.




 

Pull the grommet off the battery box.  




 

On the motor you are replacing, find the zip-tie holding the motor wire to the truck base plate. Cut it with the utility knife.




 

On the side of the motor you want to remove / replace, use the Skate T-Tool to remove the axle nut and outer speed washer.


 



 

Pull off the Drive Wheel away from the drive train. If they get stuck pull the drive wheel spacer and flanged bearing off as well. Put to the side. 


One speed washer should remain on the axle.



 



Use the 3mm Allen T-Handle to remove the two screws holding on the belt cover. Put the belt cover and screws to the side.





 

Remove the belt put it to the side. 





Plug in the heat gun. 



Hold the heat gun 1”-2” from the pulley, and heat it for up to 120 seconds.





Use the 2mm Allen T-Handle to remove the two screws holding the pulley onto the motor axle. Put the two screws to the side.


Caution: Pulley will be hot!




 


 

Heat the pulley for an additional 60-120 seconds.


Once the glue holding on the pulley is thoroughly heated and deactivated, use the oven mitt, towel, rag, or old shirt to pull it off. Put the pulley to the side.  


Caution: Pulley will be hot!





 

Not pictured: Use a heat gun or hair dryer to heat the threads of the motor screws, to de-activate the threadlock.


Use the #2 Phillips Screwdriver to remove the 4 screws holding on the motor. Put these screws to the side.  






Slide out the motor. 



 



Take one of the new zip ties and place it through the hole in in the truck base plate. 


You will use this to secure the new motor’s wire momentarily.



 



Grab your new motor. 



Slide a grommet over the end of the motor wires as shown. You may need to remove this from your old motor.




 

Slide the new motor into the slot in the motor mount. Make sure the motor wire is pointing back towards the tail, and the motor screw holes line up with the motor mount screw holes. 



  



Tighten the zip tie around the motor wire. Cut the zip tie extra with the utility knife.





Place a drop of thread lock on the threads near the end of each motor screw. 


It is VERY IMPORTANT to place the drop of thread lock on the very end of the screw threads.  Only 3-4 threads secure into the motor when tightened, so these are where the thread lock is needed.



Use the #2 Phillips Screwdriver to secure the 4 motor screws.


Note: Make sure to use a #2 Phillips, as other types of Phillips may strip these screws. Be careful to not strip the screw heads.  Tighten securely, but do not over-tighten.





 

Orient your motor axle pointing up. Place the new pulley onto the motor axle with one screw hole pointing up (aligned with the flat spot) and the other screw hole pointing away from the truck hanger axle (where the drive wheel goes).


Pulleys that have only one set screw should align it with the flat spot on the motor shaft.





Push the pulley onto the axle until the inner edge aligns with the end of the flat spot. If correctly placed the pulley will hang slightly over the motor axle.






Push the pulley onto the axle until the inner edge aligns with the end of the flat spot. If correctly placed the pulley will hang slightly over the motor axle.




 

Grab the new pulley set screws. Put a drop of thread lock onto the threads of one the pulley set screws. Use the 2mm Allen T-Handle to insert and tighten. Repeat for the second screw. 


Note: Be careful not to strip the screw heads.  Tighten securely, but do not over-tighten.

You should not have to force these screws in. If they are not going in easily then they are likely not aligned properly. If they are getting jammed before they reach the bottom, back them out, adjust, and tighten again.





 


Put on the new belt.


 

  


 
Use the 3mm Allen T-Handle to replace the screws securing the belt cover. Put a drop of threadlock onto the threads near the end of each screw.


Note: Do not over-tighten the screws!







Replace the drive wheel. Install the rear wheel spacer (taller than the front wheel spacer) and then the flanged bearing.





Make sure this flanged bearing is pushed all the way in and is sitting flush.





Make sure the inner speed washer is present. 





Slide the whole wheel assembly onto the axle.

 

You may need to twist the wheel while pushing to get the drive gear teeth to catch the belt.





Make sure the drive wheel teeth properly catch the belt.





Install the outer speed washer, then the wheel nut.




 

Use the Skate T-Tool to tighten the wheel nut. Tighten it to the point where there is no horizontal play.


 



Plug the motor wires into the motor controller.


On some newer replacement motors the connections may differ from your original motor: red-red, green-green, blue-blue.


 


   

Make sure all connections are firm, and the clear rubber insulators fully encase all exposed copper on each wire connector.


 



IMPORTANT STEP!


Reconnect the battery to the motor controller. Power on the board and remote and briefly engage the throttle. If the wheel spins the correct direction, you have the motor wiring correct.  If it spins the wrong direction, try the other wiring order, or switch any two of the three motor wire connections for the motor.


Power off the board. Disconnect the battery from the motor controller before proceeding.







Place the rubber grommets into their slots. Make sure to pull the battery box towards the motors so not to stress the motor wires.


The motor wires should cross on the outside of the battery box.





Re-secure the zip ties around the wiring bundles.  Tighten them securely, but do not over-tighten.


Carefully use the box cutter to cut the zip tie. Do not sever the motor wires.


 



Reconnect the battery to the motor controller.






Put the lid back into place. Notice that the countersinks are only on one side. This side should be facing up.


Use the #2 Phillips Screwdriver to tighten the six screws that hold the lid on.

 






Flip the battery box over.



 





Grab the board so that you are supporting the unattached battery box.  Carefully flip it back over and set it back on top of the riser box used earlier. 

 






 
Use the 3mm Allen T-Handle to secure the battery box to the deck with the six battery box mount screws. Put a drop of thread lock onto the threads near the end of each screw. 

 





  


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