I just purchased a new set of Dura-Ace pedals (SPD-SL) to replace the original set (first generation DA SPD-SL). One pedal spins rather freely as it should, always stopping in the cleat hoop up position for ease of entry. But, the other pedal clearly has more friction. Not a lot but, enough that the pedal tends to stay in whatever orientation it finds itself in when I take my foot off the pedal or, when I spin it by hand. When spinning it by hand, it will only make one turn then stop. Since the cleat-hoop is not often in the "up" position, it makes entry aggravating.
Is this an item that can be disassembled and lubricated? I don't have much experience with pedals and, don't know if these bearings can be lubricated, replaced, cleaned or whatever. Although I could send it back to the dealer, the dealer is Probikekit which would be a bit expensive and lengthy.