So I’m Thijs, 29 and I’m from Amsterdam, but I’ll be moving to Melbourne in a couple of weeks. Will need to get to work, thought of getting a motorcycle, but that seems silly and expensive to ride basically 8/10 km of basically straight road with.
It also happens to be that I’m a bit of a nerd, love tech. Almost bought that self balancing thing once, Monowheel or whatever it’s called. But seeing as I’ve skated for years and I still like stuff like longboards, an eboard seems like a good idea. Got hooked on it a couple of weeks back, been reading up a lot. First I only knew Boosted, now I know there’s a whole lot more.
I’d like to think I’m not stupid. I can build computers, often fix things like displays on phones and tablets for friends, I can assemble IKEA furniture and I do most work on my car and bike myself. But I’m somewhat afraid of DIY’ing an eboard. I don’t want to fiddle around with stuff too much as it’s going to be a thing for daily use.
I would buy the Enertion Raptor, but I don’t like the board. I want a dual satellite motor setup because if something breaks it’s fairly easy to replace. If I were to buy the trucks+mounts+motors, 2 VESCs, the controller and a SPACE Cell battery pack.
How hard would it really be to assemble all this stuff on my own deck and get it running properly? Are we talking hours, days, weeks? I’ve seen topics mentioning months of shelve time…
I’m not looking forward to anything like that. I like -edit- Jason from Enertion, so I thought to just get everything from him. He has a video that says it’s 12 minutes work, but somehow I don’t really believe him, haha. I mean, a weekend of work or maybe a couple of evenings, that’s fine. But is that possible for someone who can replace an alternator on his bike
Sorry for the long text and thanks for your replies!