G3/G3+ Maintenance

The Backfire G3 and G3+ comes with hobbywing hub motors. At some point, you will need to swap out the PU sleeves. Our factory made a quick demo video to show you how to change the sleeves below.  Daniel Kwan made a great video below addressing how to do this with this type of motor. If the inner motor cover comes off with the sleeve don't panic you can slot it back on.

If you ever need to swap out an entire motor here is a guide on how to do so. Please remember to turn the board off before doing this. This guide is for the Mini but the motor is the same. If you have a model that does not use the new MR30 Plus (boards made before June 2020) you will need to unscrew the ESC case and unplug the motor from the inside. If you have a newer model with the MR30 plug you can simply unscrew the trucks and unplug where the motor cable connects next to the trucks.

For more general electric skateboard maintenance check out Daniel Kwan's video for how to take care of your board. Remember to regularly inspect all screws on your board and tighten them as necessary.

More related Useful links could be found on the YouTube Place list here:

How to install Gen I front light on Ranger: https://youtu.be/8SqOZ_4ZS8k   

How to install Tire for Ranger X1  https://youtu.be/4UmLZ_vLbFE   or https://youtu.be/YuErn7C_X6I

How to put the nut bedding in the deck: https://youtu.be/R5Zrf1mQdRY

How to take off the motors from Ranger : https://youtu.be/C9rh-oXUk6s

How to replace bearing in the motor of Ranger : https://youtu.be/qWResn38uIc

How to weld a broken wire: https://youtu.be/Ooki-baTgD4

How to put the motor cover on the Ranger X1 motor: https://youtu.be/j-g33AX79hs

How the factory installed the Ranger X2 tires: https://youtu.be/yTa6Hg_mohY

How to change back motor sleeve on the G3,Mini, G2 black 2020 : https://youtu.be/QQt5T5BNEyw

How to change bearing in the Ranger X2 front wheels: https://youtu.be/s2WRo04VpYQ or https://youtu.be/xbcukP_ZNBY

How to change the bearing in G2t motor: https://youtu.be/U-UGHmttFz0

How to replace a motor for G2t: https://youtu.be/eElKKCNmBDA

How to use the diagnosis cable to check the board if it can not power on : https://youtu.be/gDNDncHzi8s  OR https://youtu.be/OkS0upUcJUo

How to replace the power button: https://youtu.be/9_6lfmkMZR8

How to change back sleeves on G2 black ( 2019 version) : https://youtu.be/pVRSZvZnem0

How to replace the wheels on G2t: https://youtu.be/Reo_r-HXSFM or  https://youtu.be/PFB5syCA93U

How to install the G2S upgrade kit : https://youtu.be/7GzamzPd6kk

How to replace the battery for Backfire G2 serials: https://youtu.be/wiT2oXCTjDY

How to DIY and put 2 batteries on G2 : https://youtu.be/QfYvA-OaAds

How to change a grip tape on Backfire Boards: https://youtu.be/7ciq2T4GJGM

How to replace the G2 black motor: https://youtu.be/1kRXBzuP77M

How to change the back tire/rim on Ranger X2: https://youtu.be/0_R70t_YrzU

How to replace a charging port on the battery enclosure: https://youtu.be/gZ4fH1uNudg

How to replace bearing for G3, G2 black, Mini motor cover: https://youtu.be/LyNhzWA3gMc

How to replace the bearing cover for G3,G2 black, Mini, G3 plus motor : https://youtu.be/wEu7a-3AKSk   & https://youtu.be/XJeUNwLca7Y

How to install the wire pipe on the Backfire back truck : https://youtu.be/rlFA16fiaFM

1 comment

  • Jeffrey

    I thought I saw something about regular maintenance after so many hours somewhere, but I have looked in the manual and now here on the web site and I can’t find anything. Can you please advise if there is some normal maintenance I need to do on my daughters G2 Black?

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