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LX80 counterweight for LXD55
      #5693889 - 02/22/13 01:11 AM

I need additional counterweights for a restored LXD55 and was wondering if those extra 11# for the LX80 versions will work. Not sure about the shaft fit etc.

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Re: LX80 counterweight for LXD55 new [Re: m1618]
      #5694141 - 02/22/13 07:59 AM

The LX80 weight has a much larger bore. The LXD55, I think, is similar to the Vixen GP I have and there is too much of a difference to use the LX80 weight without some hole adapter.

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Re: LX80 counterweight for LXD55 new [Re: neotesla]
      #5695888 - 02/22/13 11:37 PM

Thank you for the info!
Wondering if you can recommend any off brand counterweight or some DIY solution because the ones I've seen are $100! Defeats the purpose of trying to get good use of an old LXD55.


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Re: LX80 counterweight for LXD55 new [Re: m1618]
      #5696127 - 02/23/13 07:33 AM

Not mine, here's the link...

http://astrobuysell.com/propview.php?view=26319


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