Tire in stock for Nakamichi (20mm x 14mm x 3mm) 4xx, 5xx, 6xx, LX, ZX and Dragon series. Pioneer, Yamaha, Akai, Harmon Kardon, Onkyo, Denon, Kyocera, Dual, JVC, Sansui, Aiwa, Sanyo, Technics, Sharp, Sanyo, Tascam, Sony and more. Also can order custom sizes email to inquire.
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My tires will last 5 years or more. Lets face it the original tires lasted until now so the new compounds will last even longer. Check my feedback do you see a complaint on these tires? NO. They work flawlessly! Just buy the tire at a reasonable cost from a reputable source.
Years ago I needed some belts for my Nakamichi cassette decks so I had to pay prices such as $42+ for a RX-505 belt and $9.99 for a RX-202 idler tire. Plus on top of this there was a minimum shipping of $9.99! So if someone wanted an idler tire they would pay a total of $19.98. Really OUTRAGEOUS. So I took upon myself to do something about this problem I had and in doing so I thought I would share the hard to find products to "save" vintage analog audio. I would do this at a reasonable price with a modest profit to pay for incidentals in my restorations of certain models of the following - Nakamichi cassette decks, Tandberg cassette and Reel to Reel decks and Technics Reel to Reel decks for the most part. To note, I do rework some other brands and models but not on a regular basis. Since I started selling the idler tires all sellers of idlers have been forced to drop their prices and shipping. This is good for all of us. My tires are a top quality tire and my reputation on ebay proceeds me on parts and a quality Guarantee behind all my restorations and parts. Please check my Feedback to substantiate my claims of quality. People have asked me why I have stopped my restorations of vintage audio decks. Well, in September of 2005 I moved out of my home for remodeling and now I am back in my home trying to put things in order to continue my reworking of vintage gear. One good thing is my shop for reworking has been expanded and has the most recent test equipment. I have purchased over 65 decks in the last year and have my work cut out for me. I do this solely as a hobby as it is a form of relaxation for me. All the profits are reinvested in this hobby which make me happy and help all who buy my products. Plus I have my own collection of vintage gear of all kinds which goes back to my Fisher X202 tube integrated amplifier which I earned installing an audio system in my High School. My first reel to reel (a Webcor mono recorder) I got in 1956 but I wore it out by the time I entered College. My Future Plans are to expand my product lines of discontinued and hard to find products. To also compile illustrated step by step instructions for installations of idler tires. In the past I have helped buyers over the phone if needed. I hope you love the old analog stuff as much as I do and continue to keep your units intact and producing their warm terrific sound.
Before you purchase item ---Please first email me the Make and Model of your deck to make sure I have or can get the tire. My tires are custom made for me. Some tires are sized differently for better wear and performance. Customers like you have helped me design tires and input on tire sizes are welcomed.
This auction is also for the Nakamichi 4xx, 5xx, 6xx, LX, ZX and Dragon series "CLASSIC (STANDARD TIRE) (20mm x14mm x 3mm)"
ALSO HAVE NAK 550 & 600 DRIVE RINGS!
Got these quickly, seem like they're good quality. Certainly were
very reasonable in price, and as for the posting cost who can argue
On Jan-03-09 at 12:51:54 PST, seller added the following information:
Comment buy buyer on 01/03/09 on retainers I sell:
Retainers worked great on the K-1020. The original retainer was a very flimsy split ring. Your replacement was a tight fitting washer which pressed on firmly and won't fall off.
On May-31-09 at 03:25:57 PDT, seller added the following information:
Just a note to let you know that we got the tire, and were able to get it back together. I had a friend who had more experience than me working on electronic stuff. This is a very complex piece of machinery, from a mechanical point of view. I was surprised we were able to get it back together at all. I had purchased a service manual online, but we have no electronic testing devices at all. Before the unit would not play cassettes at all. The defective tire caused it to slip & the cassette wouldn't even move. Now it plays fine, engages well, except for one slight problem. When first starting the cassette in play mode, it starts at a very fast speed, & sounds speeded up for a few seconds, like the chipmunks song, then seems to engage at normal speed. It seems to be a mechanical problem, rather than an electronic problem. Any ideas how we could investigate this further. I'm really very happy we got this far, & the tire made a huge difference! Thanks again. Rob Cater
On Aug-16-09 at 04:02:02 PDT, seller added the following information:
thank you for fast shipping the tires !!!
My Nakamichi BX-100E works with your tire like new. Nobody could help me with this replacement part in Germany.
They said, that my Nak ist over 20 years old and there is not a chance.
Thank you one more time
On Aug-18-09 at 18:30:09 PDT, seller added the following information:
Thanks for the quick response. Your service was excellent. I was able to use the tire and now my deck is running just like new. Thanks again.
Received Feb 28, 2010
Thanks Dean. The part works perfect, saving a 750 dollar machine my ex-wife bought me back in early 80s. Local repair shop wanted about 100 just to look at it.
Sincerely Bob Reis
I received this morning the tire and replaced it immediately. Wonderfull result, I uncovered a new deck.
Received June 10, 2010
Just to let you know this replacement tire works like a charm on my Akai GX-F71 that I had purchased back in 1984. The transport now performs much the same as it
did when I first bought this tape deck. Needless to say I am totally giddy with the results and appreciate the quick turn around on the order. I had been searching the web
high and low for a replacement idler wheel assembly and had found an outfit in Canada that wanted $70.00 for the complete idler assembly plus $15.00 + for postage.
I was seriously considering it until I stumbled across your thing on ebay. Needless to say I am one happy camper when I consider how much this tire costs versus
what I was potentially considering spending. Thanks again.
Hi. Just wanted to let you know that the tire works perfect. It was a pleasure to work with you on this problem. You solved it correctly and fast. It is nice to know there is someone who cares and knows what is needed to make are old things work again.
I have found your service to be of value because at least some spares are becoming rare, and i'm stocking up as best I can to keep my old machines working. The shipping was fast and price is not a problem so for not much effort and with luck, my old machines will escape the "trash can" for now at least.
Received Oct 27, 2010
Wanted to let you know that we received the tire and all went well. We replaced old one and cassette deck works great.
Thanks much and it was great doing business with you.
Received Nov 24 2010 comments on the Classic tire:
In one word : EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Soon I will order another ones.
One more time :thanx!
This tire looks fabulous. The tire I cut has the same OD after I mount it (the inner od and outer od are a smidgen smaller than yours, so the happy result is a perfect tire. If you have a price for 10 qty I will let Willy Herman and Perry know so they can order from you.
Hi Tech Service
May 10, 2011
The tire did the trick. It was easy to install, fit like a glove, and made a HUGE difference! My Onkyo deck went from “couldn’t move a tape” to “audiophile’s dream” in less than five minutes! Couldn’t be happier with your product, your service and my “almost new” vintage deck.
I changed belts and demagged, cleaned the whole thing up, but it would have been worthless without the tire. You ROCK!
Thanks – and keep up the great work!
All the best,
Aug 7, 2011
thank you so much, I just received the idler tire for the hk cd-91 it works flawlessly, looking forward to doing business with you again thanks, Arnold G
AUG 26 2011 from Hong Kong
1. I have received the Idler Tires.
2. It's perfect, same as Idler Tires using in Pioneer CT-91a,CT-91,CT-93,CT-939.
I have received the 20mm OD idler tires. Thanks for the fast shipment! I have installed one tire into my Dragon and another into a ZX-9. They fit perfectly on the white idler wheels of both decks, and is just the thing to breathe new life into these older Naks.
I can confirm that idler tire replacement for these classic transport Naks is much more work than for the Sankyo transport Naks, but I have figured out a way to get the idler assembly out without completely disassembling the classic transport. It involves loosening the rear plate screws and pushing the rear section of the transport out to gain a few mm of extra space. The idler assembly can then be wiggled out to do the tire replacement. Putting the idler assembly back and reattaching it to the metal pin was the most time consuming, though.
Dec 15 2011
Great item! It took an expensive broken tape player and turned it into a working unit in minutes. Very easy to fix and it fit perfectly.
Jan 9, 2012
The idler tire was easy to install,and improved performance on my tape deck for both play and fast forward modes. Thanks.
March 3 2012
Your Idler tire fits fine. My Yamaha K-1020 now Plays, RW and FW. I believe you said it was 14mm x 9mm x 2. I measured it as a little less than 15mm . My original tire measured 14mm x 10mm x 2. I'm pretty sure it is the original since the craigslist seller said he was the only owner. Today the tire measured a little more than 14mm, maybe 14.2 if I had to guess. Maybe because of expansion after being unmounted. But regardless or measurement discrepancies, your replacement works.
Received jul 20, 2012
Just wanted to thank you for helping me find the idler tire for a very rare Phase Linear 7000 tape deck. It fits perfect and works great. Thank you.
Received Jul 26, 2012 - Pioneer CT F-2121
Dean the tire fit as the original but i did not realise there are two tires on the hub of this model. I replaced the upper one as it seemed to have the most gloss (wear) on it. The deck works great but i was after a rewind slippage issue. After i replaced the tire the rewind seemed to work bettet but not as it should. I have a service manual and they reference a rewind tension spring. I increased the tension on the spring and the rewind is functioning normal. I believe the combination of a new tire and spring adjustment was the answer. I would like to thank you for prompt shipping of the tire. Daren
Just received the idle tyres and everything is OK! (just wrote the feedback, too)
Congrats for the incredibly quick shipment! You deserve a Guinness World Record for that! :)
Dec 8, 2012
I bought your tire for My Onkyo TA 2060 It had , I believe the one that came
with it new . What a difference , The unit sounded Ok but now is clearer and
smoother . Best investment You can make , even if You think You have a great
unit . I am hearing with 20year old ears again . THANKS TJM
12/16/12 - CD 491 Harman Kardon cassette deck
The idler tires and the washer worked beautifully. Thanks for the super
fast delivery. My cassette deck is working perfectly now.
Hey bud I got one of the decks rebuilt and the one for the Pioneer CT-A7
just a tiny bit larger in diameter than the original but I.D was perfect along
with the width. Im listening to the deck right now. Now the Pioneer CT-93 one Im
a little concerned with as it is alot narrower than the one that was in my belt
kit from WJOE radio so I will have to wait on the complete tear down of this
deck. It will hopefully be this weekened. The last one was the cts-800 pioneer
deck. I havnt done it yet but since the idler dor the ct-a7 was fine this one
should be good also. Thanks for the great service.Brian
January 7, 2013
The idler tire you sent has arrived and my Nakamichi cassette deck works
perfect again! Thanks for fast delivery,it worked without any problems.Best
regards “clabbe57” Claes Loden Sweden
1/11/13 - THANK YOU FOR THE QUICK SHIPMENT OF THE FINE QUALITY PARTS
FOR MY DECK
As you requested here is my experience that you can share. Idler tire
repair an Akai GX-F31 arrived quickly. Correct diameter although it was
not as wide as the original one, but since I had the whole thing apart I
installed it just the same and presto, it works beautifully. I lost a tiny
washer in the process, but hell it works fine without it. Dean got me the
right tire and I am satisfied with his research.
Cobble Hill, B.C
Received and installed the tire.
Fits and works perfectly. This was a much simpler problem and fix than I
suspected. My vintage CD 491 is back! Thank you.
RX owner on May 18, 2013
Thanks for good price, great product, and quick & free shipping! ( Placing a
1-inch piece of clear scotch tape on the idler wheel retainer before removing it
from the shaft prevents fly-aways.) Perfect fit and function. Thanks for