Installing Compression Bushings
To install compression bushings follow the directions below.
For this install you will need:
- 1 x 14M Wrench (pliers or skate tool will work as well)
- 2 x Compression Board-side Thick Cylinder Bushings
- 2 x Medium Curved Washers
- 2 x 5/16 Flat Washer 7/8" OD
Flip board over. Make sure it is off.
Note - if your trucks do not look like this, then you likely have torsion bushings. See details on torsion bushings here.
Use the 14M wrench to loosen kingpin nut. Turn counter-clockwise to loosen.
Place nut, small curved washer, and road-side tall cone bushing all to the side.
Push kingpin towards the battery box. You may need to hit it with the wrench or a rubber hammer.
Remove truck hanger. Place to the side.
Remove board-side, thick cylinder bushing. Also remove large curved washer.
Nest the narrow part of the washer into the medium curved washer
Place board-side thick cylinder bushing and medium curved washer onto the truck's baseplate.
Place hanger onto kingpin. Press kingpin back through the bushing and hanger.
Slide road-side tall cone bushing back onto kinpin. Place flat washer, then kingpin nut. Tighten kingpin nut until the flat washer no longer can move / spin.
Repeat steps for the rear truck.
Go ride! Start slow. Your new setup may perform quite a bit differently. If you are riding our blue, super soft bushings then make sure to tighten them down properly. Tinker around with different combos of board-side and street-side bushings to perfect your set up. Enjoy!