Don’t worry, it’s normal for your longboard to creak, squeak and rattle.
There are various parts that could be the culprit.
In this article, we’ll cover the most common issues and how to fix them.
Flip your board over, lay it on the ground, and gradually put pressure on one side of your trucks. Try to listen to where the noise is coming from. If you hear creaking or squeaking, it’s most likely the pivot cup or bushings. The squeaking is likely the urethane creat
Take soap or candle wax and grate it like you’re grating cheese. Take the shavings, and sprinkle them in the pivot cup and between the bushings.
Properly maintained bearings are crucial for a silent ride. Lube is used inside the bearings to help them roll smoothly. If there’s no more lube and you spin your wheel you’ll usually hear a rattling noise.
Pick up some Bones Speed Cream and add a few drops to your bearings. If your bearings are really dirty, it’s best to perform maintenance.
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Is all of your hardware properly tightened?
- Truck Baseplates
- Truck Kingpins
Regular vibrations from riding can cause them to loosen over time. It’s a good idea to check the hardware periodically to ensure everything is secure.
Tighten your wheel nuts, baseplate nuts, and kingpin nuts.