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Author Topic: Rear bearing & big wheel for belt  (Read 3470 times)

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C5-Ben

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Rear bearing & big wheel for belt
« on: 11, August, 2009 - 13:44:31 »
Hi,
i'm looking to get 2 rear bearings which are on the brake right side
also
the big gearwheel where the belt is running over is broken.

Does one know where i can get one?
Thx

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Re: Rear bearing & big wheel for belt
« Reply #1 on: 11, August, 2009 - 17:49:52 »
I'm sure Karl would be able to sort them out for you.

Retro Andy.

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Re: Rear bearing & big wheel for belt
« Reply #2 on: 11, August, 2009 - 19:24:00 »
See here for info about what to do.

http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=238.0

C5-Ben

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Re: Rear bearing & big wheel for belt
« Reply #3 on: 11, August, 2009 - 22:34:58 »
Does it mean from C5Martin Post, that i didn't need that part which holds the small bearing balls in place?

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Re: Rear bearing & big wheel for belt
« Reply #4 on: 11, August, 2009 - 22:40:28 »
Does it mean from C5Martin Post, that i didn't need that part which holds the small bearing balls in place?

That is correct, the small "cage" that holds the bearings is not essential - it simply makes the assembly process easier and probably helped speed up the production line when the c5's were being built. If anything , removing the "cage" is a good thing because it means you use more bearings than standard.

I've done this myself on two C5's - it is a bit fiddly but does work.

C5-Ben

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Re: Rear bearing & big wheel for belt
« Reply #5 on: 13, August, 2009 - 09:45:18 »
Ok, I'll try next time when I by my C5.

At the moment I'm looking to get some spares (good to have one)
But I have a small problem some sellers from ebay UK won't send to
other countries.
Here now my question: Is it possible that I advise local UK shipments
to someone here, and he/she send it further/forward to me (Germany)?
I have paypal, so no problem to pay additional shipping costs to Germany.


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Re: Rear bearing & big wheel for belt
« Reply #6 on: 13, August, 2009 - 10:03:40 »
I think the main problem here is that the C5 is very large and difficult to secure for safe transport. Also if there were a problem and you opened a dispute and win the uk seller would lose out completley as the return shipment price would likley be more than the c5 is worth.

Most C5's on eBay are rough unless you pay big money hence people don't want the Extra hassle of shipping.

C5-Ben

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Re: Rear bearing & big wheel for belt
« Reply #7 on: 13, August, 2009 - 10:30:43 »
Yeah that I understand. Btw I don't need a third one :) I have now two since last sunday :)
And regarding only spares like motor, gearbox etc. which are currently running on ebay uk?

Karl

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Re: Rear bearing & big wheel for belt
« Reply #8 on: 13, August, 2009 - 16:33:25 »
Have you tried contacting the sellers direct and asking them if they would be happy to send items to you ?

I'm guessing that most sellers on Ebay are probably shying away from selling abroad because they fear it may be too much hassle.
 
I've sent stuff abroad from the UK, as long as cost of postage is agreed beforehand & payment is received first, there shouldn't be any problems.


C5-Ben

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Re: Rear bearing & big wheel for belt
« Reply #9 on: 14, August, 2009 - 19:31:55 »
Some UK EBay Users will send it after I ask them - Some won't.
That makes it difficult for me, because spares are more on uk market places...

But I guess I need some small balls from the bearings both are damaged and
bearing balls are missed! My second C5 will stay a time before I can drive first time.

Or have someone here some bearing balls for me - at least I need 5 of them  :o

C5-Ben

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Re: Rear bearing & big wheel for belt
« Reply #10 on: 20, August, 2009 - 21:22:05 »
Have someone the big gearwheel for sale or knowledge where I can get it on time.
On my second C5 it has a small 2cm cleft beginning from the centre!