I purchased my Starliner used in the late 1980's. The prior owner did a number on the RA drive.
My buddy and I did a complete tear down and rebuild: new RA roller bearings, greased the declination sleeve bearings, the works. I contacted Charles and mailed the entire RA drive assembly back for a rebuild which was done nicely. Put her all back together and things have worked fine for 30 years.
I do have a declination motor which was taken off of an old Starliner mount and I plan on installing one day, but it is a jumble of wires and I have no schematic so it just sits for now.
I do drag it out from time to time and do deep sky observing. Last year did a great job on the Coma Virgo clusters.
Edited by vjstangelo, 21 February 2021 - 07:15 AM.