- The Orangatang motor liners on your Unlimited kit or complete are designed to have a snug fit on the motors for smooth and efficient operation.
- In manufacturing, a light application of lubricant aids in installation while also helping the motor liners roll quietly.
- Over time, you may notice a slight increase in noise as this lubrication dries and wears.
- This won’t negatively impact your ride, but a bit of simple periodic maintenance can keep you rolling in silence.
- Using the hex key on your skate tool, remove the four bolts attaching the metal plate to your motor.
- With the bolts removed, gently pry the plate off the motor.
- Usually, you can slide the motor liner off of the motor by pulling the board and the motor liner in opposite directions.
- If the motor liner is particularly dry, it can be a little difficult to remove.
- Placing the board on its side and stabilizing the opposite wheel with your feet can give you good leverage to lovingly coax a stubborn liner off its motor home.
- This process can also be used to replace your old motor liners with new ones.
- Clean any excess dirt or debris from your motor and motor liner.
- Apply a light layer of silicone-based spray or grease to the inside surface of the motor liner.
- If you don’t have a silicone-based lubricant, you can also use a bit of dry bar soap.
- Don’t just use any old lube you have laying around. Examples of what NOT to use include WD-40, lithium-based grease, 3-in-ONE, olive oil, etc.
- Align the grooves with the motor and slide the motor liner on until it seats firmly against the inner metal plate.
- Carefully clean up any excess lubricant, especially on the outer surface of the motor liner where it could pose a safety hazard while riding.
- Re-install the outer metal plate, taking care to not overtighten the hex bolts.
- Take your board for a spin. You should hear a reduction in noise as everything settles in.
- Be proud of the smooth and silent ride you’ve taken the time to maintain!