Electric Actuator
MarkusK
Posted 2/5/2012 5:32 PM (#62938)
Subject: Electric Actuator



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Recently moved to Oklahoma. I need a store that can replace/repair my CSC Friendship electric lean actuator. The brake mechanism on the actuator doesn't hold anymore, when it's extended it slowly works its way back down. I contacted CSC and they say they can't fix it, just replace it ($$$$). I contacted the manufacturer and they said they could "look it over" for, you guessed it, "a price" ($$). Open to suggestion here.
Thanks.

Mark Koppa
WingRigger 97
97 GL1500, 101K
CSC Friendship II, 65K

Edited by MarkusK 2/5/2012 5:33 PM
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jaydmc
Posted 2/6/2012 11:11 AM (#62953 - in reply to #62938)
Subject: Re: Electric Actuator


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Are you sure that it is working its way back down? The acutuators that Califonia used should not be able to have this happen as they are a worm screw type acutuator which should not be able to move with out the shaft being spun. There is no "brake" as there is no need for a brake as worm screws can not be driven backwards. Perhaps some one change to a hydrolic acutuator??? Good quality acutuators are not cheap and installing an inexpensive one will not last.
Jay G
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MarkusK
Posted 2/6/2012 10:19 PM (#62966 - in reply to #62953)
Subject: Re: Electric Actuator



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No, it's the original electric actuator. I've checked both with CSC and the actuator manufacturer, I traced them from the data plate on the actuator. They informed me that on this model there's a braking mechanism inside that can begin slipping with a combination of age and dirt. Seems to me that using this type of pricey actuator for this application wasn't thought through. Like I said, when I was in Florida I spoke with the local distributor, in Jacksonville, and they told me that a brake "repair kit" wasn't available, however, "for a fee, we can troubleshoot it and possibly overhaul the unit." Unfortuntely, the TS and overhaul was going to cost nearly as much as a replacement unit. If I can't find a viable solution, I'm contemplating replacing it with a strut and removing the electric lines and handlebar control unit. I really liked the tilt function. With as much as I rode my rig, I was making adjustments whenever I needed and it made it a joy driving.
Any help here is appreciated.
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edsidders
Posted 7/16/2012 4:00 PM (#65769 - in reply to #62966)
Subject: Re: Electric Actuator


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On one of my homemade rigs I adapted a electric trailer jack for the tilt mechanism----just a thought...Ed

Edited by edsidders 7/16/2012 4:01 PM
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SidecarMike
Posted 7/16/2012 10:41 PM (#65784 - in reply to #65769)
Subject: Re: Electric Actuator



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Here is the sticker of of mine, and a pdf file that has a bunch of part numbers and blow ups.

 

Maybe these will help.

 

 





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Attachments Electrak_10_Repair_Kits_Manual_mnen.pdf (568KB - 5 downloads)
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Peter Pan
Posted 7/17/2012 1:32 PM (#65787 - in reply to #62938)
Subject: Re: Electric Actuator



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Simpathic set up working on the shock base and not on the upper linking arms to the bike. I never thought about that approach.
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oldriders
Posted 7/19/2012 2:20 PM (#65832 - in reply to #65787)
Subject: Re: Electric Actuator


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look on EBAY.COM. I found one on there.
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