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Topic: Mirage Drive 180 Roller Bearings  (Read 440 times)

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SD2OR

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Some intolerable speaking, that lube did not help, caused me to disassemble my drive. I discovered several  roller bearings had broken apart. I've been looking online for a bit now, can't find em for sale anywhere.

 I fabricated a few out of aluminum, was all I had that was the right size. It's been a good functional temporary fix, but I'm sure the metal will start to cause wear to the parts around it before long.

Does anyone know where I could purchase said bearings, or a length of plastic rod, that I could cut into bearings?

Thanks in advance!
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Nick W

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When I had issues with mine our dealer up here said it couldnít hurt to submit a claim even though my warranty had expired, and Hobie gave me 40 percent off a new lower spine assembly, so that may be an option for you if this is on your 2021 Outback in your signature? A lot easier to change the whole assembly than messing with the individual bearings too.

I probably have some good spare roller bearings in my old spine assembly if you do need them. The way mine wore, I would think aluminum and grit would probably chew it up pretty quick in there. I had the thought to try to figure out how to change that whole little drum out that the bearings ride on with a piece of round aluminum but Iíll never get to it



kredden

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I should have some lying around at the shop (Outdoor Emporium in Seattle).  When I do repairs and replace sprockets and such I usually keep the old bearings just in case I need them.  I pretty sure I also have a bunch of brand new (the long skinny ones, not the short fat ones).

If you still need, give me a call the the store tomorrow, 206-624-6550 and ask for Kevin.


SD2OR

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Thanks for the info!
Yeah, my 2021. The wear on mine is very similar to yours, not quite as bad.
It was a pain to reassemble, for sure.
I'll contact Hobie n see what they say.
The roller bearings don't seem to be any sort of special material, will continue to search  for a plastic rod of correct diameter, to cut my own.
Will post if I find something viable.
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but why risk it?

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SD2OR

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Kevin-
          You must have posted about the same time I did. Will for sure give you a call tomorrow.  Thanks!
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SFHarry

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Enter this into Amazon and pick one for your project. 1/4 inch Delrin rod. I have replaced my broken bearings with this. I personally hate the 180 drive and would rather have a GT drive. I treat mine gently and have still replaced the spine several times under warranty. It's making noise now...
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SD2OR

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I'm inclined to agree with you.
The kick up fins are a constant pain.
I've performed virtually zero maintenance on my '07 drive, (I'm its second owner too) and it's still  going strong. Admittedly,  it hasn't seen much use since I got my 2021.
I'll check out the item you recommended,  thank you!
« Last Edit: May 28, 2023, 12:36:44 PM by SD2OR »
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SD2OR

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Kudos to Kevin and Outdoor Emporium for going above and beyond to help me!
Check em out!
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kredden

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I didn't see an e-mail from you with your address yet.  My e-mail is kredden@outdooremporium.net.

Kevin


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If you Google the part number you can usually find the bearings available somewhere. It gets tedious if you need to order 5 different things and have to do it from 5 different places, but you can usually find what you're looking for.

You can lift the part numbers for the roller bearings from this video:

Related: I just tore down, inspected, and re-lubed my MD-180 (not kickup) drive for the first time, and really wish I'd started doing it sooner. I had quite a bit of sand/grit damage. Not enough to replace the spine but more than I wanted (similar to photo above). Lesson learned: Now all 4 of my drives are getting a once-a-year teardown, clean, and rebuild.
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