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omega grip - jasenpyoung - 10-18-2014 12:21 PM

Any tips on changing principal wheel bearings when the chair is in the motor room

RE: omega grip - squints - 10-21-2014 05:32 PM

That's a good question. We like to pull the chair out of the contour and run it around the outside rail to the arrival side. There we have a tensioning unit and a spring bracket that captures the spring for removal. Once you have the springs off we mount a come along above and lift the chair to access the principal wheels. Put back together and relaunch chair. Also if you have a chair that runs in reverse you can just back it up into the work area space on the arrival side of the contour, to save yourself from going back and forth. A wise man once taught me that. If anybody has a better more easier way I would love to hear it.

RE: omega grip - tower.monkey.mechanic - 10-21-2014 05:44 PM

Ha! I like the reverse idea but its still a bit of a pain the ass... Not too big of a fan on the design... I prefer to just take the chair off and bring it to the shop... It may take a little longer but much less of a pain.

RE: omega grip - jasenpyoung - 10-24-2014 06:55 PM

Not an option in the winter time.
What we do is take a few of the transaction tires off so we don't have to run the chair in reverse witch silver fir is capable of doing. Than we do what squints does. Other than taking the chair to the shop is their a easier way?