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Need to find replacement left axle for 7/8” LX200GPS!

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#1 StargazerMax94

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 10:37 AM

Tore apart the broken LX200GPS I got. Found out the left axle is broken. Need to find a 7/8” LX200GPS left OTA cradle that goes into the left fork arm. Does anyone have one from a mount for parts or know where I can get one from?? 

 

Thanks!

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#2 Digital Don

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 12:14 AM

If the two parts still mate properly, you might give JB Weld a try.  Coat the edges and build up a flange around the outside of the break on both the inner and outer faces if possible. 

 

Not sure if it will work, but JB Weld is pretty amazing stuff.    Just let it dry 24-48 hours before reassembly.

 

It's worth a try!

 

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#3 Jim Davis

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 10:18 AM

Have you tried contacting Don at Astro Parts Outlet? He has more parts than he lists on his web site.


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 07:50 AM

Another option might be to tap both pieces and join them (on the outside) with a metal plate.  Won't look as great but under the stars you'll hardly notice.




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