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Question about Wimberley WH200 II and Benro/Induro GH2
« on: March 28, 2014, 06:29:33 AM »
i have a few questions about these gimbals.

does the wimberley or benro need maintenance?
if yes, is it complicated?

i read the wimberley does not use ball bearing but sleeve bearings.
does the benro uses ball bearings?

does anyone here knows where i can find images that show these gimbals disassembled?

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Question about Wimberley WH200 II and Benro/Induro GH2
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Re: Question about Wimberley WH200 II and Benro/Induro GH2
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 05:56:25 PM »
nobody...?

i thought you guys dissect everything? ;)

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Re: Question about Wimberley WH200 II and Benro/Induro GH2
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2014, 06:29:51 PM »
About my PG-02 gimbal, RRS states: "The PG‐02 is lubricated at the factory and parts that require lubrication are sealed. NO LUBRICATION IS REQUIRED BY THE USER. Just keep the components free from contamination to maintain smooth action."
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Re: Question about Wimberley WH200 II and Benro/Induro GH2
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 09:53:47 AM »
About my PG-02 gimbal, RRS states: "The PG‐02 is lubricated at the factory and parts that require lubrication are sealed. NO LUBRICATION IS REQUIRED BY THE USER. Just keep the components free from contamination to maintain smooth action."

im searching a second gimbal head too.
sadly RRS is no alternative for me.

it´s hard enough to get RRS stuff here (and it´s even more expensive than in the USA) .. and:

Quote from: RRS
Due to unexpected production delays, this item will be back-ordered until after May 1st, 2014.

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Re: Question about Wimberley WH200 II and Benro/Induro GH2
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 07:32:21 PM »
Can't speak for the Benro, but I do have an early Wimberley 2 and no it has never had any maintenance/servicing and yes it functions perfectly.

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Re: Question about Wimberley WH200 II and Benro/Induro GH2
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 09:36:54 PM »
I won't be buying Benro again.  The heads were junk, and there are no service parts available for my expensive sets of legs.  The US distributor claimed they were gray market, until I sent them a photo of the box with there label on it, then they changed their tune and said Benro could/would not supply parts.
 
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Re: Question about Wimberley WH200 II and Benro/Induro GH2
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 09:49:39 PM »
love my  Wimberley II
no maintenance/servicing in 5 years
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Re: Question about Wimberley WH200 II and Benro/Induro GH2
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Re: Question about Wimberley WH200 II and Benro/Induro GH2
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2014, 12:45:18 AM »
I've had mine over a year, no probs, love it too.

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Re: Question about Wimberley WH200 II and Benro/Induro GH2
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2014, 12:45:18 AM »