Powertap cpu died

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by Black_Hat, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Black_Hat

    Black_Hat New Member

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    I have an origional powertap ( satin hub ) it has been bullit proof .
    the cpu (head unit ) started acting funny :

    1st the display started to show funny ...but watts worked
    then
    2nd download would not work unless i did the recovery data dump
    or tapped it on some thing first

    then ....

    Now it will not hold ZERO ..I can reset and it drifts

    My question is this ...

    will a yellow powertap pro cpu ( 160 $ ) work ?

    I already have the new sharkfin cradel on the bike and it woked fine before the cpu went sideways
     
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  2. ric_stern/RST

    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    Often, if the CPU is drifting and you don't have a 1st generation SL (that they changed), it's the torque tube that has gone on the hub. At least that's my experience with many PTs (and i do sell quite a lot of them). Usually, the torque tube lasts 2 - 4 years.

    Ric
     
  3. JIM WV

    JIM WV New Member

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    Ric, anyone,

    As a PT user, just curious as to what it costs to replace a torque tube?
     
  4. ric_stern/RST

    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    It's been a while since i've had one replaced, and i can't quite recall -- but i *think* it was less than US$100. Of course, if it's inside the warranty period it'll be done FOC.

    Ric
     
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