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orion61

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Where can I buy a....
      #5619861 - 01/12/13 09:49 PM

I need to buy a counter weight for my LXD-75 I just got.
It only came with one, the seller said he only got one with it, when I told him it should heave 2 he said it ballanced
with 1 wrong.. but without any more debate questioning honesty, I'm trying to find a replacement. I'd prefer a White origonal one, but if I cant I'll take what I can get.
I pulled a weight off my Super Polaris mount, and with both at the very end of the bar works, but I need the weight for
my SP mount...


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Pauls72
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Re: Where can I buy a.... new [Re: orion61]
      #5620731 - 01/13/13 12:52 PM

Right now OPT has free shipping. This can be a huge savings on shipping heavy chunks of metal.
Any counter weight for a CGEM, CG-5, LXD-75, LXD-55, EQ-3, or GP mount should work.

There is a second option, you could always put on a longer counter weight shaft or a counter weight shaft extension.


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orion61

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Re: Where can I buy a.... new [Re: Pauls72]
      #5621636 - 01/13/13 08:43 PM

I also have about 3oo lbs of lead, I shoot Black powder
and cast my own fodder, and for friends, I could make one from an old coffee can as well, then Prime and paint it.
I'll check out OPT
Thanks!
Larry


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Re: Where can I buy a.... new [Re: orion61]
      #5621753 - 01/13/13 09:41 PM

They only came with one weight new. I had to buy an extra at $50, ouch.

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Re: Where can I buy a.... new [Re: Gray]
      #5621853 - 01/13/13 10:37 PM

I've used small free weights on mine and a free weight collar. They fit like socks on a rooster, but they work.

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orion61

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Re: Where can I buy a.... new [Re: Gray]
      #5622626 - 01/14/13 12:54 PM

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They only came with one weight new. I had to buy an extra at $50, ouch.



I don't know how the 8 and 10" could have possibly come with only one?
My LDX-55 SN8 came with 2. Possibly the 6" or small refractor? With 1, even with the CW bar screwed out to about 3 threads holding and the weight clear to the end overhanging the bar it was still tube heavy.
I took the weights from my Super Polaris mount and it works...untill I need the Polaris that is..


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Re: Where can I buy a.... new [Re: orion61]
      #5622994 - 01/14/13 04:23 PM

There is no reason you can't make your own.

I made one for my EQ1 style mount using a 4" PVC coupler, 2 end caps and a piece of PVC pipe through the middle. I then filled it with BB's and epoxy.


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Re: Where can I buy a.... new [Re: Pauls72]
      #5623748 - 01/15/13 01:40 AM

Put a wanted ad out there.

John


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orion61

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Re: Where can I buy a.... new [Re: Pauls72]
      #5624174 - 01/15/13 10:54 AM

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There is no reason you can't make your own.

I made one for my EQ1 style mount using a 4" PVC coupler, 2 end caps and a piece of PVC pipe through the middle. I then filled it with BB's and epoxy.



Thats a pretty good idea! I have hungreds of pounds of lead
but it would melt the pvc pipe, I could cast a bunch of
tiny sinkers and use them with epoxy in PVC Pipe.
thanks!
Anybody need lead let me know!!!
Larry


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Re: Where can I buy a.... new [Re: orion61]
      #5625359 - 01/15/13 10:38 PM

Why cast sinkers? Cast disks that just fit into the coupler.

Phil


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StarStuff1
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Re: Where can I buy a.... new [Re: Phil Sherman]
      #5625644 - 01/16/13 04:51 AM

Why not adapt a barbell weight? Cheap. Just paint it to match.

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orion61

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Re: Where can I buy a.... new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5625984 - 01/16/13 10:55 AM

I'm trying to avoid lead contact,
thats why I'd puor a base then fill a bit more then put it on something ti turn it to form a wall of epoxy,
then fill with sinkers and top it off with the epoxy.
soud look kinf of cool, then make me want to go fishing!


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