It’s important to include a board hardware check as part of your regular board check routine:
- The screws on the battery pack and motor driver wing plates should be flush. If they are loose, use a 4mm allen wrench to tighten them.
- Be sure to inspect the screws on the ends of the motor caps. If they are loose, use a 3mm allen wrench to tighten them. Be sure not to over-tighten them, as that can strip the threads on the screw and weaken its effectiveness.
- Check the four screws on each truck baseplate. Tighten them using the allen key wrench and the smaller pipe wrench parts of your skate tool.