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Fontaine 680

Post by skidesmond » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:12 am

I have a Fontaine 680 ski tuner. It appears the free wheel is now frozen. Before I start messing with it, does anyone know how the wheel comes off? It looks like I may need a wheel pulley. Anyone experience this before?

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Post by skidesmond » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:04 pm

I talked to Dave at http://www.fontaineskituning.com/ and he was very helpful. Talked me through on how to dis-assemble the free wheel mechanism. Wasn't very difficult.

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Post by rnordell » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:08 pm

The freewheel is held on with just a nut on the shaft of the eccentric tensioner. The drive side has a square key between the motor shaft and the wheel. If you don't already have it, here is the owners manual with a parts breakdown. http://www.fontaineskituning.com/wp-con ... ne-604.pdf

You can order replacement bearings from SVST. If your filter mount is cracked like mine was and you want a new one; I made a mold and vacuum formed a few. I might have an extra one in my storage unit.

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Post by skidesmond » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:31 pm

Thanks. Working on removing the bearings. I'll get the bearing either from SVST or from Dave. Also I googled the bearing and can probably get them from another source if I need too.

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Post by skidesmond » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:31 pm

Thanks. Working on removing the bearings. I'll get the bearing either from SVST or from Dave. Also I googled the bearing and can probably get them from another source if I need too.

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Post by MadRussian » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:02 pm

skidesmond wrote:Thanks. Working on removing the bearings. I'll get the bearing either from SVST or from Dave. Also I googled the bearing and can probably get them from another source if I need too.
bearings usually generic. Once you get it out. You can show it in any machine shop supply which sell them and they could easily match
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Post by skidesmond » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:33 am

Thanks for the tip. Got the bearings locally at E.B. Atmus, Springfield Ma. They specialize in bearings of all kinds. Keep in mind if you need a bearing for anything.

https://www.ebatmus.com/


edit: The bearings popped out with a little persuasion. New ones went in pretty easily. Its all back together and working great.

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