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#1 Robert Medina

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 10:38 PM

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If you move this clamp from the top of the post to the center (as shown) does the top bearing take on more strain.? 

just curious if there would be a problem doing this.

 Thank you

Rob


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#2 nick franco

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 11:24 PM

The clamp needs to stay on the top, otherwise you're not getting the benefit of the bearings.

The inner race of the upper bearing sits slightly higher so the clamp can ride on it.


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#3 Robert Medina

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 10:02 PM

Thanks Nick! That Is kinda what i was thinking. I did Get a reply from GPI and they said  " That should not be an issue " 

" Ideally they would like to see the clamp where it was originally "

I'll keep it where it was designed to be. :)

 

Rob 


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#4 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:11 AM

Keep the clamp above, like that you can swap arm posts quickly. One thing you can do is replace the tightening screw with a kipp handle (McMaster Carr part number 6320K12) so when you put your arm on the stand the post doesn't pop out.
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