FAQ

Repairs and maintenance

THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS​

Troubleshooting

Skateboard Noise
The Meepo board has an unmistakable sound. When you hear those motors whir, you know what’s coming. That sound has turned many, many heads. It is completely normal for your skateboard to make sound while riding. Motor sounds, road noise, and riding close to objects can enhance noise substantially as well. For the most part motor noise will not affect the performance of your Meepo board. If you are hearing unfamiliar or irregular sounds, please try the following tips:

Clicking Bearings
Don’t worry, this is a fairly regular and normal occurrence, especially with the drive wheels. There are several solutions to remedy this. Often the axle nut is too tight and will cause one or more bearings to click. Using a skate tool, tighten the nut until it is tight and then back it off a quarter turn or so until the clicking stops but there is no lateral movement of the wheel. Another remedy is to use a little white lithium grease on the bearing seats (where the bearing rests in the wheel).
It is advisable to clean your bearings or replace them regularly. Especially if they have been exposed to water, sand, or excessive dirt and dust. 

Check for squeaky trucks:
Squeaky Trucks
If you’re experiencing squeaky trucks, remove the hanger and put some shaved pure paraffin wax (don’t use a candle) in the pivot cup and in the bushing seats. Reassemble the truck as it was previously and you should have less noise from the trucks.


Squeaky Trucks
If you’re experiencing squeaky trucks, remove the hanger and put some shaved pure paraffin wax (don’t use a candle) in the pivot cup and in the bushing seats. Reassemble the truck as it was previously and you should have less noise from the trucks.

Check the health of your belts:
Check the teeth on your belts. If they appear furry, it may be time to swap them. Correct belt tension and clean, good belts can alter and reduce any noise.

Parts that you can replace:
The motors, motor driver, motor caps, skid plates, grip tape, front and rear trucks, front and rear wheels, and battery on the Meepo classic , Meepo NLS .

All self-serviceable parts including belts, bearings, wheels, and skid plates are available for purchase from us in
our store

Maintenance

How to Do a Board Check
You should regularly inspect your board for damage and to keep it running properly. Check out this video to learn how about how to do a board check.
( Video link )
Tools you may need:

Skate tool
3mm Allen wrench

Explore the other articles in this section to better understand how to maintain your board and extend the life of its parts.

Tightening Board Hardware
It’s important to include a board hardware check as part of your regular board check routine:
The screws on the battery pack and motor driver wing plates should be flush. If they are loose, use a 4mm allen wrench to tighten them.
Be sure to inspect the screws on the ends of the motor caps. If they are loose, use a 3mm allen wrench to tighten them. Be sure not to over-tighten them, as that can strip the threads on the screw and weaken its effectiveness.
Check the four screws on each truck baseplate. Tighten them using the allen key wrench and the smaller pipe wrench parts of your skate tool.

Deck

Do not clean the deck with harsh abrasives or chemicals; a semi-damp cloth should suffice to wipe off dust and dirt. We also recommend a small dab of Howard Feed-N-Wax wood polish for use on the wooden part of the deck only (do not use on electronics).

Remove any dirt or stains by rubbing grip gum vertically across the surface or by gently using a steel brush in a circular motion.

Changing Your Grip Tape
If your grip tape is missing large sections and is no longer providing adequate traction, it should be changed. If it is dirty, you can use a grip tape cleaner bar like Grip Gum, which can be purchased from any skate shop or retailer.
With the Meepo boards, the grip tape can be replaced without the risk of damaging any wiring. Changing the grip tape is the same as changing the grip tape on any other non-electric skateboard. Have at it!