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#1 Jason Gorman

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 06:00 PM

Hello, really have enjoyed reading the forum over the years, great stuff!! My question is in regards to the arm of my Flyer. The adjustment screws for the rod-ends are stuck, at least they wont budge when torque is applied by my massive guns ;). I realize that it is not recommend to use any tools on those screws, so what should i do? (I can hear the laughs now) what about using wd-40 or some kind of lubricant to get them moving?

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Happy Holidays

Jason
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#2 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 08:48 PM

Hi Jason,

I own a G-50 arm. DO NOT use WD-40.

Tiffen suggested using a product called Tri-flow on my arm when it was making a little noise. You can get it at a bike shop

As to your adjusting issue. Is your arm under load when you try to adjust it? (the rig is built with a camera on the sled ect..) There is a sweet spot in all the Tiffen arms where turning the screw becomes easy.

Call Tiffen they stand behind there product and are there to help.

Good Luck
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#3 Jason Gorman

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:01 PM

Hi Jason,

I own a G-50 arm. DO NOT use WD-40.

Tiffen suggested using a product called Tri-flow on my arm when it was making a little noise. You can get it at a bike shop

As to your adjusting issue. Is your arm under load when you try to adjust it? (the rig is built with a camera on the sled ect..) There is a sweet spot in all the Tiffen arms where turning the screw becomes easy.

Call Tiffen they stand behind there product and are there to help.

Good Luck



Philip, thanks for the reply! I figured WD-40 was a bad idea :o I will look into Tri-flo, also call Tiffen (who have always been helpful)

Thanks again

P.S. No the arm isn't under load.
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#4 chris fawcett

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 10:33 AM

P.S. No the arm isn't under load.

The arm MUST be under load to adjust. Read the post carefully, and good luck!

Chris
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#5 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 11:17 AM

Not to adjust rod end bearings it doesn't...
Try backing one off and see if it frees the one that is stuck...

P.S. No the arm isn't under load.

The arm MUST be under load to adjust. Read the post carefully, and good luck!

Chris


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#6 Jason Gorman

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:21 PM

P.S. No the arm isn't under load.

The arm MUST be under load to adjust. Read the post carefully, and good luck!

Chris



"Use the rollers when the arm is not under load.".....as quoted from the manual? Should I place the sled on the arm and look for the 'sweet' spot ?

Thanks.
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#7 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 04:17 PM

My arm has both LIFT and RIDE I think the Flyer only has lift.

With my G-50 the arm must be "Under load" (meaning I have the vest, arm, and sled with a camera on) to adjust the lift.
To adjust the ride the "Bones" of the arm need to be all the way up or not "under load"

I believe the Flyer arm needs to be "under load" when adjusting it. I know the Pilot arm needs to be "Under Load"

Call Tiffen and just ask or Text Peter from Tiffen (his # is on their website) he is really good at getting back to you fast.
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#8 Jason Gorman

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:03 PM

Just got a call back from Tiffen and worked through the problem (a little WD-40 was on the menu after all :lol: )!! Was working at the beach and in the desert so looks like some cleaning was, or is needed!!

Thanks for all the responses

J.

Edited by Jason Gorman, 25 November 2008 - 05:05 PM.

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#9 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:42 PM

Why is everyone talking about ride and lift, and sweet spots?

Jason is talking about the rod ends on his socket block...
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#10 Erik Brul

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:06 PM

Why is everyone talking about ride and lift, and sweet spots?

Jason is talking about the rod ends on his socket block...


I was just wanted to give the same response.., rod ends on the socket block and NO...NOT under load !

Best, Erik
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#11 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:01 PM

Why is everyone talking about ride and lift, and sweet spots?

Jason is talking about the rod ends on his socket block...


I was just wanted to give the same response.., rod ends on the socket block and NO...NOT under load !

Best, Erik


Because if i could read and write maybe I could find a job where I did not have to carry around 50+ lbs. all day long.

Sorry for giving the wrong advice glad you fixed your problem!!!
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