How to Set Up a Streetboard
Maybe you've just bought your first streetboard, or you used to snakeboard and are wondering how they are different, then here we are going to explain step by step how to set up your new streetboard.
This is relevant to the classic lightweight kingpin system.
There are three steps that we will go through when setting up a streetboard:
- Lubing up your streetboard.
- Attaching your NGT trucks to the Streetboard.
- Attaching your wheels and bearings to the Streetboard.
Below you have our resident Streetboard Mechanic Robin taking you through each step on video.
1. Lubing up your Streetboard
Unlike the old school closed system Snakeboard, a streetboard is a modular affair. The great thing means that you can upgrade parts as they come to market, and also give each part some TLC.
- Both the Lightweight and Keyless kingpin systems from Dragan Boards are lubed before shipping. However they can often dry out in the shipping process. That's why we recommend using some Dragan Lube to make sure your board will be pivoting smoothly.
- Your board will also over time require application of lube to the Teflon discs.
- To lube up your board you need to insert the correct size hex key in the top bolt if you have a Lightweight Kingpin System. With the keyless Kingpin system you don't need to go through this step as the head of the kingpin is fixed into the board.
- You then need to loosen the lower nut until it comes off.
- You will be left with a lower washer and small teflon disc, as well as the larger disc that sits between the bar and the footplates.
- Put a four to five drops of Dragan Lube onto the larger disc on both sides, and then 2 on the smaller disc, just on the side that will be in contact with the cross bar.
- You then can put all the parts back together, and tighten it all back up.
2. Attaching your NGT Trucks to your Streetboard
- The first thing to know is that your NGT trucks have an outside and an inside edge. It' important to get this right, with the larger end pointing to the end of the Streetboard. Skip to 4:44 in the video above for a clear example.
- Next place your truck bolts through the 4 holes on each plate.
- Then slide the risers on the underside of the deck.
- You then need to put the bolts into the bolt holes on the truck.
- You can use your hex key to work them in.
- Once in straight you can go about tightening them up.
- We advise doing each a little at a time until they are about halfway in, when you can then tighten them all the way.
3. .Attaching your wheels and bearings to the Streetboard.
- Place your bearing onto the axel of the truck.
- Ensure that your Streetboard is steady, as you can injure yourself should the board slip, so do so with parental supervision and at your own risk.
- Next place your wheel onto the axel over the bearing and push the wheel down until you feel it click and you cannot push any further.
- Repeat for each side and each wheel.
- You then can place the small spacer onto the axel and tighten up the axel nut.
- You want the wheel to be spinning freely, but without any lateral movement. Be careful not to over tighten the nut.
And that is it, you are ready to get out there and start streetboarding. For more maintenance tips be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel, or check back her eon the Dragan Streetboard Maintenance blog.