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PhilCo126
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Reged: 01/14/05

Loc: coastline of Belgium
CGE mount upgrade
      #5923778 - 06/16/13 01:20 PM

Did You upgrade Your CGE mount with Marty cables, or Gary Bennett's kits, or did You perform the Hypertune service?
Which upgrade did You go for... and how did it turn out?

RA-DEC Cable Replacement Kit
and/or
Hand Controller / AUX1 / AUX2 (GPS)
and/or
PC Port / Guide Port / Power Supply



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Alph
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 11/23/06

Loc: Melmac
Re: CGE mount upgrade new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5923839 - 06/16/13 02:01 PM

Quote:

Did You upgrade Your CGE mount with Marty cables, or Gary Bennett's kits, or did You perform the Hypertune service?
Which upgrade did You go for... and how did it turn out?

RA-DEC Cable Replacement Kit
and/or
Hand Controller / AUX1 / AUX2 (GPS)
and/or
PC Port / Guide Port / Power Supply





What are you up to? Can you be more specific? I made quite a few changes/upgrades to my CGE. I am too lazy though to list them all. The cables are the easiest to fix for next to nothing. The worm/worm gear upgrade did not turn out well and I had to revert to the original gears.


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Wmacky
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Reged: 11/24/07

Loc: Florida
Re: CGE mount upgrade new [Re: Alph]
      #5924061 - 06/16/13 04:29 PM

I took mine completely apart and re-greased everything. Its much smoother now. My only issue were the unfixable stuff. I find both ring gears to be really non concentric. (Gear mesh really tight at one point, and quite loose 180 degrees out.) Have you guy's seen the same?

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mclewis1
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Reged: 02/25/06

Loc: New Brunswick, Canada
Re: CGE mount upgrade new [Re: Wmacky]
      #5924112 - 06/16/13 05:02 PM

Cables only at this point. Initially used the Marty cables, and only had two runaways in 3 years. Did Gary's RA/DEC cable upgrade as extra insurance two years ago when my CGE was pier mounted. The mount has been absolutely solid since.

Power has always been from a Pyramid -9KX (13.8v 5amp).

Considering a cleaning, re lube, adjustment, and rebuild session this winter.

Good rebuild instructions are now posted on the Yahoo CGE-TelescopesUNCENSORED group.


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PhilCo126
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Reged: 01/14/05

Loc: coastline of Belgium
Re: CGE mount upgrade new [Re: mclewis1]
      #5927388 - 06/18/13 12:02 PM

@ Alph ... I'm looking to purchase a CGE mount

So I'll have to look for a mount which has at least the RA/DEC upgrade:
http://www.bendun.net/CGE-UPGRADE-KITS.html



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