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ETX125 Fork cover? new
      #5725914 - 03/11/13 01:54 PM

My ETX125EC has a problem with the declination drive. I took the OTA out of the forks and disassembled the fork with the motor. The outer shell (which the motor/gear assembly mounts to) has most of the mounting points broken off.

Anybody have a spare fork body?

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Re: ETX125 Fork cover? new [Re: peterloron]
      #5725981 - 03/11/13 02:27 PM

Well, I just called Meade and they won't sell that part. I really don't want to fork out $165+shipping just to have them replace a $5 plastic shell. <grumble>

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Re: ETX125 Fork cover? [Re: peterloron]
      #5726981 - 03/11/13 10:04 PM

Possibly you could take it apart and glue the broken pieces back together with Bondo or some other body filler.

You can also remove the OTA from the forks and put it on a different mount, like an iOptron Cube.

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