Parts:

  • 4 x Wheels (RideRiptide 83mm blue or ABEC11 90mm green)
  • Optional: 6 standard bearings and 2 front (shorter) wheel spacers


Tools and Materials:

  • Skate Multi-Tool (or adjustable wrench)
  • Flat-head screwdriver (optional)


Process


Flip your board over.





Use the Skate Multi-Tool to remove the axle nut and outer speed washer.  Put to the side.






Slide off the wheel and put to the side. One speed washer should remain on the axle.






Repeat to remove the other front wheel.






Optional Steps

If you are using new bearings and wheel spacers for your new front wheels (extras came in your Riptide's Accessory Box) skip to where the article says "CONTINUE."


Use the flat head screwdriver to remove the bearing. Use the flat head as a lever to pull up on the drive bearing from below. Pull up in one spot, then rotate the wheel 90 degrees, and repeat until the bearing comes out. Rotating the wheel while you apply pressure is important to ensure that you don't damage the bearing.


Flip the wheel over to remove the inside bearing the same way, then place the two bearings and one speed washer to the side.  Repeat for the other front wheel.  When complete you'll have removed both front wheels, 4 bearings, and 2 front wheel spacers. (You'll also have 2 speed washers and 2 wheel nuts, not pictured).









Continue...


Use the Skate Multi-Tool to remove the rear 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.


 



Verify that the inner speed washer remains on the axle.





Remove the drive gear insert.  A flat head screwdriver may be used to pry it loose from the rear wheel.






 Remove the rear wheel spacer. Note that this is longer than the front wheel spacer.





Repeat these steps for the other drive wheel. If you are using new bearings for your rear wheels, you do not need to remove the outside, regular bearings from your old wheels.


Once complete you'll have 2 drive gear inserts (with flanged inserts pre-installed), 6 regular bearings, 2 front wheel spacers and 2 rear wheels spacers.





Grab your new wheels. Press a bearing into the outside of your new wheel. Make sure the bearing is sitting flat and flush.






Make sure the bearing is sitting flat and flush.





Insert one of the front wheel spacers. Note that the front wheel spacer is shorter than the rear wheel spacer.



Left: Front Wheel Spacer

Right: Rear Wheel Spacer






Press in the inside bearing. Make sure the bearing is sitting flat and flush, and that the internal spacer inside has not fallen over sideways.






Repeat this for the other front wheel.





To build the drive wheels, gather 2 wheels, 2 drive gears (with flanged bearings installed), 2 rear wheel spacers, and 2 bearings.





Press a bearing into the outside of the wheel.





Make sure the bearing is sitting flat and flush.





Flip the wheel over and insert the rear wheel spacer.






Press fit in the drive gear insert.





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





Its very important that this bearing sits flat and in place.





Repeat these steps with the other drive wheel. You'll now have 2 drive wheels and 2 front wheels.





Slide on the front wheel. Make sure you have a speed washer on the axle before putting the wheel on.






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.






Repeat these steps for the other front wheel.





Slide one rear wheel assembly onto the axle. You may need to shake the drive wheel assembly while sliding it on to get the the axle to align with the drive wheel spacer.


Make sure the inner speed washer is present.


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







Repeat these steps for other drive wheel.






Ready to ride!


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