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Shimpo Rk 2 Vibrating

14 April 2017 - 12:13 PM

I am trying to figure out what is going on with the Rk2 at the community studio where I teach. It vibrates enough that it makes your whole leg feel weird if you leave your foot on the pedal. Wheel head runs true and does not vibrate. I disconnected the cone from the ring plate (what a weird set up!) and the motor does still vibrate just slightly. I had one very handy electrician take a look and he said check the bushings in the motor. (Turns out there are no bushings in the motor.) Someone who knows a lot about wheels told me it had to be the bearings based on my description of the problem. He recommended a shop where he has taken wheels.

I took the wheel there and they charged me $80.00 to check out the motor and tell me it wasn't the problem, and now I still have a wheel that vibrates. The belt and the ring plate appear to be ok, but I guess I'll try replacing them. Before I spend more money, has anyone out there seen this problem or have any suggestions?

Not A Qotw, Just A Q.

31 December 2016 - 12:31 PM

I'd like to hear from folks about any "What was I thinking?!!" moments you have had during your clay journey.  This could pertain to individual projects, goals, techniques, or anything you thought about, or tried to do.  I've had several of these moments through the years, but you first!