How to install your electric longboard hub motor kit
Ready to install your dual hub motor kit on your longboard? Great! The process is surprisingly easy. Just follow these directions:
Step 1: remove the trucks from your longboard. If you are starting with a bare deck, then you can skip this step.
Step 2: Mount the new trucks from your dual hub motor electric longboard kit onto your deck. Use the same bolts that held on your original trucks. The trucks should be mounted so the kingpin crown nut faces out (i.e., the nut to adjust the trucks’ tightness should face toward the nose and tail, not in towards the center of the board). The front trucks (shorter axle bolts) go on the front of the longboard deck and the rear trucks (longer axle bolts) go on the tail of the longboard deck.
Step 3: Mount your hub motors on the rear trucks. Slide the motor on with the wires pointed in towards the center of the of the board, not outwards. The square shaft on the trucks will fit into the square hole on the inside of the hub motors. Secure the Nylock nut on the axle to hold the wheel on.
Step 4: Mount your longboard wheels. These slip over the front truck axles and are also secured with Nylock nuts.
Step 5: Mount your dual ESC. This can be done with strong velcro that is glued to the back of the ESC and to the deck. Plug the white 5 wire connectors (hall sensor connectors) and the thick wires (phase wires) from the motors into the dual ESC. The thick phase wires should be connected color to color, as in red, blue and black on the on the ESC to red, blue and black on the motor, respectively.
Step 6: Connect your remote’s receiver to the dual ESC using the three-pin black plug.
Step 7: Mount your battery. This can be done with strong velcro that is glued to the deck and battery, or securely with tape or glue, etc. The battery should be plugged into the dual esc using the yellow XT60 connector. Optionally, an on/off switch can be connected here, if desired, but it should be sufficiently strong (rated for 50+ amps at 36V DC at least).
Step 8: Charge your battery and remote completely before attempting to setup and ride your electric longboard.
Step 9: To pair your remote to your receiver, begin with both the remote and the electric longboard turned off and ensure that the receiver board is plugged into the dual ESC. Turn on your remote by pressing and holding the power button for approximately 2 seconds until the lights on the remote turn on, then continue holding the power button for another approximately 3 seconds until the lights on the remote begin flashing quickly, indicating that the remote is ready to be paired. Next, turn on the electric longboard by pressing and releasing the silver on button. The red LED light on the receiver board should flash indicating that the receiver is searching for the remote. As soon as it finds the remote, the red LED light on the receiver will remain steadily lit. The remote and receiver are now paired. They should remain paired from this point on. You will NOT need to repeat the pairing procedure each time you turn on the electric longboard or remote.
Step 10: Test the electric longboard first by laying it upside down so the wheels are in the air. Push the remote’s trigger button up slightly to engage the motors. If the motors spin backwards, switch the wires from the motors to the opposite dual ESCs (or switch the motors to the opposite sides of the rear truck). This will reverse the direction of the motors. Next, test the brakes by pushing the trigger upwards first to start spinning the motors, then push the trigger downwards while the motors are still spinning. The brakes should engage.
And that’s it! Now you’re ready to ride your new electric longboard! Ride safe, and always wear a helmet!