Adjusting the Belt Tension (1st Gen)

You will occasionally need to tighten the belt tension on both the 1st and 2nd generation boards. If your board is making a loud sound on braking, this is a sign you need to tighten the belts.

To adjust the belt tension of the 1st generation board, use a 9/64″ allen wrench to loosen the two hex screws closest to the wheels on the encoder cap (opposite the motor, overlapping part of the rear wheel). Then gently re-tighten the screws. Be careful not to over-tighten these as the threads can be stripped when too much force is applied. The internal springs will automatically correctly tension the belts. See image here.

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