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 Post subject: Noisey Mirage Drives
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:02 pm 
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I have two of the new style drive units and they both squeak very loudly. I lubed both of them with WD-40 as it was the only thing I had at the time. The squeak went away for a very short time and came back. The squeak is a very loud annoying high pitched noise when pedaling. If I take the drive out and dunk it in the water the squeak will go away for about 5 minutes. What do I need to lube to get rid of this noise? I am blaming my lack of luck fishing on this noise for now.


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 Post subject: Re: Noisey Mirage Drives
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:06 am 
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WD40 is more solvent than lube. But you may have something out of alignment to begin with.

Make sure everything is properly adjusted and then lube. I like the wax type lubes sold for use on bicycle chains.


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 Post subject: Re: Noisey Mirage Drives
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:33 pm 
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Take a look at the series of posts written by roadrunner on maintenance, lubrication and adjustments: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=12577

This is hosted in our MirageDrive FAQ section.

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 Post subject: Re: Noisey Mirage Drives
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:57 pm 
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guess I will try some different lube.........hopefully I will get this straightened out before I go stark raving mad from the noise.


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 Post subject: Re: Noisey Mirage Drives
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:06 pm 
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My drive is not super noisy. But I feel your pain. When you are wanting to sneak up somewhere and it's making any squeaks it's a pain. I have tried wd40 and remmington gun oil with Teflon squeaks on the second use after lubing up. I guess I will just live with it. Still love my PA.

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 Post subject: Re: Noisey Mirage Drives
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:51 pm 
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Hello Gents...

I also juice up my foot pedals...have noticed a very annoying sqeak coming from them on occasion.


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 Post subject: Re: Noisey Mirage Drives
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:06 pm 
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joeyb wrote:
Hello Gents...

I also juice up my foot pedals...have noticed a very annoying sqeak coming from them on occasion.


any luck getting rid of the noise? what are you using and what are you lubricating to get rid of the noise?


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