Parts:

  • Rear Truck with Motors Pre-Installed
  • 2 x Belt
  • 2 x Motor Wire Grommet


Pre-Built Complete Rear Trucks with Motors can be purchased in our Parts Store here



Tools / Materials:

  • 3 x Zip Ties
  • 3mm Allen Wrench T-Tool
  • #2 Phillips Screwdriver
  • 3mm Allen T-Handle
  • Skate T-Tool
  • Utility Knife


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



Process:


NOTE: You may choose to move the rear wheels from your old rear truck to your new one either before or after following this guide.  For directions on how to move them, please see the steps for the rear wheels in our guide on how to change the wheels.


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. 








Move the board so that the tail hangs off the edge of the work table.





Use the Skate Tool to secure one of the rear truck nuts.





Reach under the deck and direct the 3mm Allen T-Tool into the truck screw head. Unscrew with the 3mm Allen, and remove the nut and screw and put them to the side.






Look straight down on the rear truck. Notice that between the motor and hanger you can access the truck nut.





Use the Skate Tool to hold this nut.






Use the 3mm Allen T-Tool to remove the truck screw. Put the rear truck screw and nut to the side. Repeat these steps for the truck screws and nuts on the other side of the rear truck.


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 each motor. Note that the wiring you need to unplug for each motor 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.  





Repeat these steps for the other motor. Use the exacto knife to cut the zip tie. Make sure not to sever or puncture any of the wires.





Unplug the three motor wires.





Pull up on the rubber grommet holding the wiring harness to the box. Pull the battery box away from the motors.


The battery box is now removed from the deck.


Remove your old rear truck and place it to the side.





Orient your new rear truck into place.


Grab a truck screw and nut. Pass the screw through the board, risers, and truck base plate. Hand tighten the nut on the underside of the deck.







Repeat this for all four screws and nuts. The nuts closest to the motors will be a very tight fit for your fingers - make sure to orient the board in such a way where you can hold the nut in place as you screw in the screw.


Once all of the truck nuts nuts are are hand tight, use the Skate Tool and 3mm T-Handle Allen to tighten them firmly.


Reach under the deck and direct the 3mm Allen T-Tool into the truck screw head. Remove the nut and screw and put them to the side.





IMPORTANT: Take the wiring harness from the motors. Cross them. They will uncross when we flip over the battery box during the final steps of install.


Make sure to push the battery box to the edge of the deck foam closest to the motors to ensure you are not pulling and putting stress on the motor wires.





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. 

 






  

Ready to ride!





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Pre-Built Complete Rear Truck with Motors Kit