In that case, the truck board stops turning to both directions and turns only to a single side. This is the kind of loss of performance that you cannot go on with. Much before the wearing off part, these bushings should be replaced. This is the good part. You can now very easily make the replacement of these bushings.
Removal of the skateboard truck happens to be essential before the skateboard bushing replacement. It is not that you have to do that, but the process makes the steps easier.
When all are set, check the tools you have once and then get on the work.
Tools, and What’s the Kingpin?
Don’t have any idea regarding what kingpin actually means? Kingpin is the big bolt running through the skateboard truck center. (You can look at the photograph; the red line there shows where the kingpin would be. The end and nut of this kingpin should match with the wrench that you will use.
In some cases, the style is different and the selection of the tools has to be done likewise. In most cases, you will find similar trucks. But there are exceptions also, such as the Grindking trucks. For those kinds of trucks you will need the hex wrench. The good thing is that in case of the Grindking kingpins also, the rules are the same and so you will find the same instructions properly working.
As the regular bolt is used is all of the kingpins, using skate tools is the easiest option. So at the time you will ready the trucks, the tools have to be ready for rip the trucks properly apart.
Disassembling your Skateboard Trucks
Taking Apart the Skateboard Trucks
Cleaning and Replacing Parts from your Skateboard Trucks and Bushings
Cleaning each part of the truck is essential. Also the kingpin should be taken out of the base plate and cleaned also. This is the time; you can make the replacement of any of the parts. When you are using a new bushing there, the old one should be discarded. After this is done, it is the time to assemble the truck once again.
Assembling Skateboard Trucks
- First the base plate
- Then the large washer
- After that the large bushing
- The Hanger
- Finally the small bushing
- One small washer
When you will go through the process, and then be careful enough so that you do not bend or break any part. So do not push any of the parts too hard. However, it is not that the skateboard trucks are very sensitive as they are designed to put up with a lot of pressure. This is the reason that you need to be too worried.
If it happens that you find that the bushings are in perfect form, the using a larger washer is a better promise for a better performance. This is one very effective trick that you can make use of.
Tightening Your Skateboard Trucks
The maintenance process of the skateboard truck is not a very hard deal. All you will need is the right guidance for that. This is what you will be getting from here. Henceforth, they will be no issues with the skateboard truck performance as you will be able to have a proper idea for the truck parts changing from here only.