How To Take Kingpins Off Skateboarding Trucks

Learning how to remove kingpins from a skateboard trucks is a simple task. The kingpin is the main component in a truck. The kingpin can be thought of as the shock absorber. Removing a kingpin from a skateboard trucks is a simple maintenance activity. Removing the kingpin from a skateboard trucks is something every skateboarder should know. Removing the kingpin from a skateboard trucks will allow you to replace the absorbers and perform other maintenance activities.

Skateboarding is a popular sport that has people both male and female enthralled. Skateboarding can be an expensive sport depending on the level you are involved. Being able to perform simple maintenance tasks will save you money. It will also get you more engaged in the mechanics of the sport and the working of your skateboard. Learning how to remove a kingpin from a skateboard trucks is one of those tasks. Below are the basic and simple mechanics of making this happen.

How to remove a kingpin from a skateboard trucks:

Things you will need to kingpin from a skateboard trucks:

  • Skateboard
  • Flat surface
  • One-half inch wrench or a skateboard tool
  • Damp towel
  • Flat tip screwdriver (support)

How to remove a kingpin from a skateboard trucks:

  1. Place the skateboard deck down. Using the one-half inch wrench or the skateboard tool, loosen the kingpin (bolt that runs through the truck (inward portion). You may need to used a flat tip screwdriver to loosing the absorbers on the kingpin.
  2. Carefully remove the kingpin, by simply pulling it upward. Use the damp cloth to clean the kingpin and the absorbers. You have successfully removed the kingpin from skateboard trucks.
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