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Propel Drive locking downDrive locking down
Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:02 PM
So I decided to tear it down and See what was going on inside and maybe find a solution.
I had to use a puller for the peddels and once they were off I used a spanner to remove the covers. I found one of the cover bearings rusted and gritty ,not good .. So is tried to spin the inside shaft "nothing " both of the small bearings were bad . So dang I will have to order some bearings for the drive, I checked the lower bearings and they were fine , but I am going to change them too. So I need 4 each nbk 6902- 2rs bearings for the top and bottom center shaft and 2 each 6203-v bearings for the side plates.
The propeller pod was fine and smooth as silk so I'm not going to mess with it.
This is a simple unit to work on and I hope this helps those who are having problems .
I will let you know how it turns out but ,the bearings were locked down and I do this sort of work all the time .so I know it will fix the problem.
Posted 10 August 2016 - 01:59 PM
So I put some new bearings into the unit cheeked the contact of the gears with plasta gauge and they looked good . I took the yak out this morning and it was so easy to pedal ,forward and reverse was smooth as silk. The fish were not doing well this morning ,I only caught 3 bass but the yak was much better.
I put a synthetic grease on the gears this time , what is recommended? I just thought if water got inside that the grease would not breakdown as bad.
I also worked on my ruder it was not turning well and was sticking . I found it was bent so I tried to straighten it and got it better but I am afraid it will break.
I ordered some spare bearings from eBay to save some money and to have extras on hand . I am happy with the fix now I'm ready for fall fishing ....
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Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:56 AM
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