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Longboard or Skateboard Truck Maintenance

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    • Use a Phillips/flat head screw driver, along with a skate tool or set of pliers, to loosen the nuts which fasten the trucks to the deck.

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    • Use your fingers to fully loosen and remove the nuts from the bolts.

    • Nuts are small and easy to lose track of.

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    • Use your hands to remove the trucks from the deck.

    • Make sure the kingpin is facing outward, If the kingpin is not properly reinstalled, the trucks will fail to perform properly.

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    • Remove the truck raiser if applicable.

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    • Remove the bolts from the factory drilled holes on the deck.

    • Note that the bolts are small and easy to lose track of.

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    • Clean the deck with a moist cloth or cleaning solution.

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    • Clean the trucks with a moist cloth or cleaning solution.

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    • Clean the hardware by either soaking it in cleaning solution, or by manually cleaning it with a moist cloth.

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    • Repeat steps 1-7 with the second truck.

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    • After re-installation, check and confirm that all the bolts and nuts are tight. The bolts should be slightly submerged in the wood of the deck

    • Over tightening the bolts can cause them to strip.

    • Failure to tighten the bolts and nuts properly may lead to improper performance.

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    • After re-installing the trucks, check and confirm the kingpin is facing outward.

    • Failure to do this will cause the longboard's functions to be inverted, which may lead to personal injury.

Conclusione

Now you’ve completed the guide ‘How to clean and maintain skate/longboard trucks. Your longboard should look like the picture. Before riding, as a final precaution, make sure every piece is securely fastened and the trucks are facing the correct way. Have fun and always wear a helmet!

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