Dave Says: "This kit is the basis for our tuned EQ6's as well as our highly regarded StellarDrive™ 6". If you are mechanically minded then this kit is easier to fit with the right tools, and you are looking at a minimum four hour build. There are lots of support for these kits on YouTube as well as an instruction sheet. If your mount is older than 2009 (vixen head) then new axis bearings are advised, or re-greasing. Please do not use metal hammers, or centre punches on your mount!"
If you are looking to fully rebuild your mount, or it's over 4 years old then please consider either our of our hypertuned mounts at £499 or £799 including the kit. By the time you add up all the parts needed to match one of our mounts, it doesn't work out much more and you won't risk damaging your mount. We replace/refurbish all the bearings and provide a 2 year RTB Warranty and PHD Guide Support. It really takes the hassle out of the build. Also, our rebuilds will more than double the tracking accuracy of any home built mount, and have customer data to back this up. The StellarDrive™ 6 also has RA/DEC ultra-precision worm-gears, new levers and caps, as well as an EQ6 Rail Kit, for easy latitude adjustment worth over £100 on its own. With over 500 mounts to our name worldwide, nobody does a better EQ6!
EQ6, NEQ6 & NEQ6Pro Belt Modification Kit
This kit replaces the factory spur gear drive train with timing belts.
The pulley modification reduces the spur gear errors that are typical and therefore reduces tracking errors.
The belts also make slewing much quieter eliminating the 'grinding' noise that the standard spur gears produce.
The pulley ratio is the same as the factory gears. This means the SynScan hand controller is unaffected by this upgrade.
All SynScan functions will operate as before.
The kit uses a 6mm wide belt and does not require the slot in the mount casting to be modified as required by some kits.
The pulleys are designed and produced specifically for the NEQ6 mount and manufactured to a high precision.
Please Note - Stock parts are NOT used and modified to fit.
The kit comprises of :
2 x 47 tooth pulleys.
2 x 12 tooth pulleys.
2 x timing belts.
4 x intermediate rollers and mounting shafts.
2 x RA motor and idler mounting plates.
2 x Dec motor and idler mounting plates.
Stainless steel socket head bolts.
An optional stainless steel tool is available to allow the worm shaft bearing retaining rings to be more easily removed and adjusted, and is recommended.
Kit Fitting instructions can be found here.
EQ6 Full Strip down and rebuild can be found here