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Deck Assembly

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  • 08 Oct

Brakeboard trucks have been designed to retro-fit most deck styles from pin-tails, traditional to drop-throughs.  Each deck style will require slightly different set up procedures. 

Traditional decks will require you to drill an extra hole between the existing deck holes.  Drop-throughs don't require drilling but may require some modification of the drop-through cut out. Also the connection between the brake pedal and the brake is different for a drop-through and a traditional fitting. 

Feel free to email our support staff to assist you with your assembly. 

Stage 1.  Drill deck hole. 

Mark up the deck for drilling. Use the truck base to draw in the 5/8 inch-(16mm) hole position. 
Drill hole through deck. 
Clean up any debris. 

Note the Truck Base orientation as illustrated. 

Stage 2.  Bolt Truck Base and Pedal Base together. 

Place Pedal Base through drilled hole. 
Using 4 x deck bolts. Secure Truck Base and Pedal Base to deck. 

Ensure Pedal Pivot Bolt is in place before bolting on.

Stage 3.  Plunger length.

Measure the thickness of your deck. Use this chart to calculate the correct Plunger length. Add or remove washers to set length. Drop Plunger into Pedal Base hole. 

Stage 4.  Fit Brake Hanger.

Fit Brake Hanger with Kingpin and Truck Cushions. Make sure Brake Lever cup fits over Plunger dome. It’s a tight squeeze but it will fit. Place Hanger first then the Cushions, Cushion Washers & Kingpin. 

BRAKE TUNING

 

Stage 5. Set Hanger tension. 

Tighten Kingpin until Hanger tension is suitable to your body weight. 

Once set, check that the Plunger is flush with Pedal Base plate. 

Check that Inner Brake Cones are not pushing outward. 

If either is not correct Plunger length will need to be lengthened or shortened accordingly.

Stage 6. Set Pedal tension 

Assemble Pedal. 

Slip Pedal Bushing over bolt. Put Pedal on top with rubber washer and nut to secure. 

Tighten firmly but still able to move downward.

Stage 8. Fit Brake Drums 

The Inner Spring Nut is used to adjust brake distance from inner Cone Drum. 

Washers and bearings must be in place. 

Set brake as close as possible to Inner Cone but without touching. Spin with hand to test.

Stage 9. Wheel nut. 

Tighten outer nut so that there is no lateral movement of the wheel. 

Do not over tighten. This will crush bearings and slow the board.

 

 

 

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