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Old 09-23-2010, 04:32 PM   #5
Shirk
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Originally Posted by mdowney View Post
Thanks for the replies. Being able to easily and cheaply rebuild does seem like a good selling point to me. I was under the impression, however, that all of the big manufacturers (LRP, Tekin, Novak, Castle, Speed Passion) already did this. I know I ordered an LRP rebuild kit that I haven't needed yet.

Am I wrong?

I also didn't realize that LRP had a rep for running hotter than others (a few have told me this privately). I've temp'd mine many times and have never found them to be outside of an acceptable range, though I'm also careful not to over-gear. That is definitely a concern of mine now, though.
In my experiences the LRP motors run hotter, cog off the line, just a little past the dead band and under a heavy load, the bearings go out very often, you have to keep them oiled and cleaned for them to even perform well...
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