By now, FF owners across the country, the world even, will be stripping down their genoa curlers to take a look at the bearings!! Here’s another comment from Martin:-
As I said a dry lubricated item, squirts of silicone affecting the performance of the unit. It appears dismantling and cleaning fixed the problem, but in my experience the balls do wear and the units do need serviced from time to time. I wouldn’t have ever imagined that this would need to be done with any degree of frequency, however if the unit (top or bottom) is becoming stiff or not functioning as it should a quick service usually fixes the problem. We posted the blog as not many realise how easy it actually is.