Lazer platines & clicking sounds when jumping

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  • #234300

    Nellie
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    Hi again!
    I’ve now started doing jumps (like the X) and today I noticed that my Lazer plates make a kind of clicking sound when they hit the ground again. I can sometimes also hear this sound when I do the Nelson.
    Is that a problem? Does it mean my trucks aren’t adjusted right?
    I’ve tightened my trucks by turning the second nut (the one below the nut which is directly under the plate) down towards the cushions/gommes. Is that the correct way? (I have read the article on how to maintain Lazer plates, but am not 100% sure.)
    Thanks in advance
    Nellie
    Btw. Nico, my Venom cushions are working fine 🙂

    #266566

    Abi
    Participant

    Hi,
    I’m sorry, i can’t help you in the right way to maintain Lazer plate. But i had the same problem on my SER plates : the tip of the truck wasn’t exactly fit in the plate. May you could check for your pivot pin or stop eating chocolate all day long.. 😆
    Congratulations for jumping. 8)

    #266567

    personne
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    I have the same problem with my Lazer : the pivot pin moves in his seat in the hanger. the seat of the pin has become wider. It comes from the bad quality of the material of the hanger.

    The best solution would be riding Dickers or Roll Line plates…

    #266568

    Nellie
    Membre

    Thanks for your answers!!
    @abi wrote:

    But i had the same problem on my SER plates : the tip of the truck wasn’t exactly fit in the plate. May you could check for your pivot pin or stop eating chocolate all day long.. 😆

    abi, that seems to be exactly what’s wrong with my plate, the pivot pin is not completely in its cup. It moves out a bit when I tighten the trucks. How did you solve the problem with your SER plate?
    I’ve been wondering if I should tighten my trucks differently (from the bottom end, as it’s done with most other plates, e.g. Ser Elites and Roll-lines)? But then a bit of the kingpin would stick out where the small retaining screw is.
    Will it harm my plates if I leave them as they are?
    They look like this at the moment:



    As for cutting back on chocolate that’s not an option, I’m afraid 😉 , as I’d probably starve then.
    @personne wrote:

    I have the same problem with my Lazer : the pivot pin moves in his seat in the hanger. the seat of the pin has become wider. It comes from the bad quality of the material of the hanger.

    The best solution would be riding Dickers or Roll Line plates…

    Oh no, that sounds bad. I think my pin-seat cannot have become wider yet, though, as I have not used the plate for such a long time yet and I have always kept my trucks fairly tight ?! I hope it hasn’t anyway. Do your pivot cups and pin-seats get damaged from jumping or just ‘normal’ use as well?

    #266569

    personne
    Membre

    it comes very probably from the fact that your hanger is too high on the kingpin.
    Are your green bushing as tall as the stock lazer bushings ?

    #266570

    Anonyme

    Stop everybody, parts are missing !

    Please find bellow the picture of a millenium and a classic lazer plate.
    2 holes : the one for the axle (bushings) and the one for the truck tip (pivot cup ?). Don’t you notice that there is something (pin seat ?) inside the plate to welcome the tip ?

    And this little « tube » (pin seat ?) is missing on your plates. So your truck is floating inside of the plate.

    #266571

    personne
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    @Xavier wrote:

    And this little « tube » (pin seat ?) is missing on your plates. So your truck is floating inside of the plate.

    you mean the pivot cup here ?

    Please all take a look at this page (truck parts) :
    http://www.skatewarehouse.com/anatomy.html
    and be sure you use the right terms to avoid any misunderstanding.

    #266572

    Anonyme

    This is missing :

    #266573

    Nellie
    Membre

    @personne wrote:

    Are your green bushing as tall as the stock lazer bushings ?

    Yes, they are exactly as tall as the yellow Lazer bushings the plates came with.

    @Xavier wrote:

    Stop everybody, parts are missing !

    😯 That really gave me a shock for a moment before I read on . . .
    @Xavier wrote:

    . . . this little « tube » (pin seat ?) is missing on your plates. So your truck is floating inside of the plate.

    No, they aren’t. The pivot cups/pin seats are right there in my plates. It’s just that I pushed them in a bit when I cleaned the plates for the photos, and that’s why they’re not visible in the pictures. They’re definitely there!! You can see the one at the back axle of the skate in my second picture if you look really hard.
    What got me a bit worried, though, is that they can be moved in and out a good 2 millimetres – I guess they should not move at all, right?

    #266574

    Abi
    Participant

    I put some pieces of aluminium tape. It doesn’t completely solve the problem, but it fits better now.

    #266575

    Anonyme

    OK, so your goal is to put down trucks inside of the pivot cups/pin seats to avoid any parasite movements and its consequences : clicking !

    The easiest way is to play with king pin nuts on bushings axles :
    – king pin nut sticked to the plate : tighen it if it has released a bit,
    – king pin nut below bushings and above the last nut : put it down , sticked to the one on the plate (normally, the truck should be more inside your pin seat),
    – lower bushing : ok,
    – truck : ok,
    – top bushing : ok,
    – The kin pin nut on top : tighen till your bushings are correctly hold.

    Sorry if I’m not clear but I can’t do better, even in frenc 😉

    (also, you can put a little bit of grease inside of the pin seat to avoid the sound of metal against metal).

    #266576

    Nellie
    Membre

    Thank you very much!!
    Xavier, it is very clear to me what you mean and I’ve already done it.
    My pivot pins seem to have settled themselves lower into their cups now. I don’t know if the clicking sound is gone, because I haven’t been able to jump yet (can’t possibly do that in our flat 😉 and it’s dark outside).
    My kingpins stick out a little bit from the kingpin nut at the top (near the red bushing) now. Is that a problem?

    #266577

    Anonyme

    No it is not. We do this for years. Don’t worry.

    #266578

    Nellie
    Membre

    Cool, thanks a lot!!

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