I went for a ride over the weekend for the first time in a week or so as it was the first sunny day we’d had all last week. I noticed when I got home that one of my motors had started to make a slight squeaking/rubbing noise as it goes through a certain RPM range but at the time I wasn’t too concerned about it.
Yesterday morning I went to take my board for another ride while the weather was still nice and found that the squeaking had got significantly worse over night.
I’m assuming that one of the motor bearings is either rubbing on something in the motor or otherwise it’s started to rust?I’ve been using these motors for a month or two now. I’m surprised that rust would be an issue because, although the motors do get the odd splash, it’s never been an issue before, even with my old 6374 motor which I’ve had since near the beginning of the year.
I’m currently waiting to hear back from @chaka but I’m curious as to what you guys think. Has anyone else had this sort of issue with one of their motors before?
Do you think it’s a rusted bearing or potentially something else?