shaysmaid on fri 14 nov 03
Hi- I am a first timer to this group, and hope you can help! I have
an opportunity to buy a used wheel that is missing the head. Where do
I get a replacement wheel head??? Can I install it myself? Thanks!
Craig Dunn Clark on sat 15 nov 03
You can get a new wheel head for the wheel. Just contact the
manufacturer and either buy it directly from them or from the distributor
located closest to you. The installation of a new wheel head is generally
pretty straight forward. Just ask the manufacurer.
The one thing to check before you pay for the wheel is that the shaft
on which the wheel head sits is not damaged and that the bearings that
surround the shaft are in good working order. In other words turn the wheel
on, depress the foot pedal and watch the shaft spin. Go slowly at first and
then crank it up to full tilt boogie. Look for any wobble in the shaft and
listen for an odd noises, such as the one that a bearing that is on it's way
out will make. If there is trouble you will either hear a high pitched
"chirping" or the low growl of a grind.
Hope this helps
Craig Dunn Clark
619 East 11 1/2 st
Houston, Texas 77008
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 4:54 PM
Subject: New Wheel Head
> Hi- I am a first timer to this group, and hope you can help! I have
> an opportunity to buy a used wheel that is missing the head. Where do
> I get a replacement wheel head??? Can I install it myself? Thanks!
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