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SLE Pulleys

Postby Steve W » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:11 pm

I noticed the pulleys on my REV are all frozen up. Sand and salt I presume. How common is this and should one make a regular habit of freeing up and lubricating the pulley wheels? I eventually got all but one freed. Is it a problem if the line's just sliding over the frozen pulley wheel? Do some people just ignore this situation? I imagine there's not as much line wear with the Ronstan pulley properly turning. It just seems so susceptible to being clogged with sand and salt crust.


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Re: SLE Pulleys

Postby schmoe » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:54 pm

Do NOT ignore it.

Free the pulleys before every flight, takes less than a minute.
I don’t lubricate since I never had to. Other people may do it.

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Re: SLE Pulleys

Postby alexeyga » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:13 pm

Do not lub em!!! As oil will attract even more sand... Just clean them... Get a can of compressed air and blow all the dirt out once in a while - that should do it...

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Re: SLE Pulleys

Postby Experimental player » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:24 am

Sucked in your a bow kiting kook. :P

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Re: SLE Pulleys

Postby dreamwroker2323 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:02 am

sure you can lube them including pulley lines .... but use only dry PTFE(teflon or krytox) based lubricant

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Re: SLE Pulleys

Postby tautologies » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:16 am

like schmoe I don't lube the pulley..every now and then I check it...make sure it there seems to be sand or something in it, I try to roll it a little with my fingers...usually clears it up fine.

Dream: is it really dry? It doesn;t attract any sand at all? I have not tried it, so I don't know....


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Re: SLE Pulleys

Postby Rbgar » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:43 pm

Mclube Sailcote, it's the shit you want :thumb:

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Re: SLE Pulleys

Postby boardingbob » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:31 pm

Sailcote will help for a short time or you can get a Windwing and avoid pulleys while having a SLE kite.

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Re: SLE Pulleys

Postby kiter147 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:59 pm

what you can do to take them out is easy. Just try to roll them with your fingers, because if you use lub it Will attract more sand (unless you avoid the sand).

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Re: SLE Pulleys

Postby Patrickm86 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:07 pm

Experimental player wrote:Sucked in your a bow kiting kook. :P
and you're a douche

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