ASRA - Australian Skateboard Racing Association

i know this is possibly the most annoying thing to ask about on asra, but what the hell.

even after soaping my pivot cups and doing pretty much everything else ive read about , these trucks make a horrible noise. not just a little sqeak , but a large cracking noise which i can actually feel when  turning.

please dont critisise me , i just want help, because i really hate buying brand new trucks and they squeak so much even after doing everything.

 

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im not sure... but my friend's randals were making the same sound you say you have and it ended up being the deck that was making the sound..
get new bushings!!!!!!

my deck is a week old and its a daddow so i doubt it

 

ive tried using different bushings on it. same crackong sound

new kingpin??? something like that??

try pming this guy he had the same problem and might have solved it

 

http://www.skateboardracing.org.au/forum/topics/caliber-truck-probl...

what kind of trucks?  new or used?

maybe post a coupe of pics..

brand new caliber 50s.
stop being blonde nick, dunk the whole thing in a tub of dishwashing soap works for surf rodz

Flip the kingpin. Instant fix.

 

This problem comes from all those top riders and silverfish wannabees that have got some idea that having the kingpin thread rub against the hanger is a good idea. That clicking noise is the thread touching the hanger when you turn the truck. Click click is thread thread. Where there is movement you should have just bolt, the thread should be in the baseplate where there is no movement or bolt stress. Like a lot of young truck companies caliber issue their trucks like this and it makes no sense. This is a problem that afflicts all cast trucks that do this like bear and gunmetal. The trucks are all made in china, after the trucks are cast they need to polish and cleanup the whisks and metal around the kingpin hole in the hanger or else you will have this problem. Paris does not have this problem because their trucks are cleanly polished and smooth around the kingpin hole, randal does not have this problem because they put the kingpin the other way.

 

THANKYOU SO MUCH ROBBO  you are a god. i did it and it now works absoloutley perfectly.

 

So are the kingpins meant to be like they come with randals or like they come with paris?
I'm always confused as to which way to put mine in.

Major deja vu. I feel like i've already seen this thread and asked this question but i clearly haven't :S

Robbo said:

Flip the kingpin. Instant fix.

 

This problem comes from all those top riders and silverfish wannabees that have got some idea that having the kingpin thread rub against the hanger is a good idea. That clicking noise is the thread touching the hanger when you turn the truck. Click click is thread thread. Where there is movement you should have just bolt, the thread should be in the baseplate where there is no movement or bolt stress. Like a lot of young truck companies caliber issue their trucks like this and it makes no sense. This is a problem that afflicts all cast trucks that do this like bear and gunmetal. The trucks are all made in china, after the trucks are cast they need to polish and cleanup the whisks and metal around the kingpin hole in the hanger or else you will have this problem. Paris does not have this problem because their trucks are cleanly polished and smooth around the kingpin hole, randal does not have this problem because they put the kingpin the other way.

 

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