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rattlerun
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Excalibur Rope Cocker

Post by rattlerun » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:06 pm

Could anyone tell me if the brass rollers on the rope cocker hooks are suppose to be free-wheeling or does the rope just slide through them. Mine are very stiff, and don't roll without plies. (gently) Tried some W-D-40 and that didn't help at all.

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Re: Excalibur Rope Cocker

Post by frisky » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:45 pm

rattlerun wrote:Could anyone tell me if the brass rollers on the rope cocker hooks are suppose to be free-wheeling or does the rope just slide through them. Mine are very stiff, and don't roll without plies. (gently) Tried some W-D-40 and that didn't help at all.
Yes they should be free wheeling :(
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Re: Excalibur Rope Cocker

Post by Deerstalker » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:45 pm

I believe that they are fixed without any bearing and the rope just slides across the brass inserts at least they are on mine.

On closer inspection I was able to get BOTH of my brass rollers spinning freely.
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Re: Excalibur Rope Cocker

Post by TheTinker » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:02 pm

frisky wrote:
rattlerun wrote:Could anyone tell me if the brass rollers on the rope cocker hooks are suppose to be free-wheeling or does the rope just slide through them. Mine are very stiff, and don't roll without plies. (gently) Tried some W-D-40 and that didn't help at all.
Yes they should be free wheeling :(
WD-40 is not really a good lubricant for rollers like this -it gets gummy over time :? WD stands for Water Displacement (anti-rust) the 40 was the 40th concoction they brewed up!

When mine were new they free wheeled, now they turn with effort. I'll put a little Break-Free on 'em... Thanks for bringing it to my attention :mrgreen:

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Re: Excalibur Rope Cocker

Post by rattlerun » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:46 pm

If they should be free-wheeling and aren't, how do I get them moving? They seem so tightly put into the plastic hooks.

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Re: Excalibur Rope Cocker

Post by Bones » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:20 pm

Free wheeling and don't worry about lubricating those. :o

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