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by c2jonw
January 12th, 2021, 8:40 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Battery life in PM5?
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Battery life in PM5?

It's possible the batteries were low when you received the machine. Get new batteries and see how it goes. Does the monitor shut off when you are done with your workout? The batteries are only being used when the flywheel gets below a very low threshold speed- above that threshold there is a generat...
by c2jonw
January 11th, 2021, 5:22 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model B refresh
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: Model B refresh

The sprockets look very clean and show little wear so if you can't get the chain loosened up you might be able to put a new chain on without replacing the sprockets. In general the large sprocket will provide appropriate loading.
by c2jonw
January 11th, 2021, 5:14 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Exchange magnets
Replies: 32
Views: 1016

Re: Exchange magnets

That's great! Good Job.
by c2jonw
January 7th, 2021, 12:43 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Exchange magnets
Replies: 32
Views: 1016

Re: Exchange magnets

That's probably why Concept 2 changed the flywheel for the Model D & E. I'm assuming the same flywheel is also used on the skierg & bike erg. No, the main reason for the magnet change was to generate power for the PM5- which the three small rare earth magnets could not do. The molded 12 pole donut ...
by c2jonw
January 6th, 2021, 3:16 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Exchange magnets
Replies: 32
Views: 1016

Re: Exchange magnets

Ricardo- Is the new monitor set for a model B/C? If it's set for a model D/E or something else it would explain the bad values you are getting. The Model Type is a hidden function on the PM5. I believe you go to Main Menu/utilities/more utilities/lcd contrast. Then press the UNITS button 3 times, th...
by c2jonw
January 6th, 2021, 11:33 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Exchange magnets
Replies: 32
Views: 1016

Re: Exchange magnets

It's unlikely you'll harm the sensor. Why are you replacing the magnets? The original magnets were rare earth measuring about .1" diameter x .1 thick so the one you have mentioned might work just fine. Glue them in place if needed. Note the polarity has to be the same direction as the originals.
by c2jonw
January 6th, 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Exchange magnets
Replies: 32
Views: 1016

Re: Exchange magnets

is this a model B or C with three small magnets imbedded in the flywheel? If so, no need to drill- drive the old magnets out from the opposite side and get the proper magnets from C2. Note that polarity direction is important!
by c2jonw
January 5th, 2021, 11:20 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Significant chain sag and no handle return
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: Significant chain sag and no handle return

No I cannot. So it should rotate independent of the sprocket and chain? I've reviewed the Model A parts list but don't find any reference to the flywheel. What part should I order...a freewheel mech? I'm pretty sure that C2 doesn't stock the freewheel mechanism any more. You might be able to get on...
by c2jonw
January 4th, 2021, 6:44 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Significant chain sag and no handle return
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: Significant chain sag and no handle return

Can you rotate the flywheel by hand clockwise (from the sprocket side) with the sprockets and chain remaining stationary? If not then you have a frozen clutch/freewheel mechanism.
by c2jonw
January 4th, 2021, 3:21 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Significant chain sag and no handle return
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: Significant chain sag and no handle return

From the vid I don't think there's anything wrong with the return mechanism. It looks like the freewheel mechanism is locked up, preventing the flywheel from spinning freely while the sprockets rotate in the opposite direction during the recovery. I'd remove the flywheel and get some solvent into th...
by c2jonw
December 30th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Drag Factor
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: Drag Factor

The B flywheel does have a high drag factor range, but the B also had two sprockets- a 13 tooth and a 15 tooth. Model C/D have a single 14 tooth sprocket so comparatively speaking the "feel" of the high drag factor of the B is increased when on the 13 tooth and reduced when on the 15 tooth. It still...
by c2jonw
December 29th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Problem with new ski erg
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Problem with new ski erg

Call C2 customer support. It should not be like that.....
by c2jonw
December 29th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Another Model B Refresh!
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Another Model B Refresh!

Looks like you got a good deal on this machine. Regarding the chain/cage alignment, it's a little difficult to tell from the pics but something does look a little crooked or racked. I'd try loosening the 4 screws that hold the flywheel cage to the two arms and also the 4 big bolts that hold the foot...
by c2jonw
December 23rd, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model B refresh
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: Model B refresh

Wow, that's a great deal and it looks pretty good. * Definitely pull the batteries and look for corrosion and leakage. If it looks reasonably ok get 3 #357 Silver Oxide batteries and give it a try. It should come on with a button press or by rowing. * I would remove the skewer and remove the chain t...