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    They may not be designed to have the nut bottomed out on the step.
    I would back them off until you ride it and get a feel for how much dampening they provide, the adjust as necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aumick10 View Post
    They may not be designed to have the nut bottomed out on the step.
    I would back them off until you ride it and get a feel for how much dampening they provide, the adjust as necessary.
    correct. i have them tightened just enough for minimal tension on the star tensioners. i am just surprised they are mild steel, would think they should be spring steel so as to provide constant pressure on the friction discs. if the stars were spring steel would retain its curvature. mild steel, they will collapse at least to a certain degree and provide less tension, so the tension is not held constant like spring steel would provide. kind of the same thing as the rear stand latch is made of spring steel.

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    I also think they would have been made from spring steel.

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    yes, i would think spring steel would allow the stars to retain their shape. unfortunately, my experience, this seems to be how Comp.D does some of their manufacturing.......

    fwiw, i have one of "Deuxcam's" dampers i will never use if you are interested....... it is parkerized but can't accommodate the tool box..... looks like this......

    1927.2.jpg

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    Thanks Steve, but I much prefer the look of the rocker mounted dampers.

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    Steve,
    Bike's looking good. What brand of tyres if you don't mind?

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    Thanks Steve.

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