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A question for Roland

Started by fblue, 02/16/2012 05:03PM
Posted 02/16/2012 05:03PM Opening Post
Hi Roland,
The AP900 mount is an early 2006 or very late 2005, serial number 900551. As far as I know, nothing has been done to it. The fellow that I bought it from has had it for the last 4+ years, he got it used, but almost new. It has been stored for the last over a year.

My question is, should I be looking at doing any mantainance, like lubing the gear box, worms or bearings? It seems like it has little running time on it. The worm adjustment shows just the slightest click when you move the RA with the counter weight shaft, about what I would think was correct. This was at about 70f. The DEC I could not feel any click at all.

I read in the manual that the cluch screws should be removed and a small drop of oil applied then reinstalled. Any thing else I should be looking at in particular?
Thanks,
Floyd

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