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PostSubject: Sliders installed...but have a question   Sliders installed...but have a question I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 07, 2016 10:30 pm

Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum. Just acquired a 2008 SilverWing. Have learned so much from this forum prior to joining, thanks for the great info!
I just installed 24g Dr. Pulley sliders, everything went smooth. I also ordered the Dr. Pulley "variator slides" the little U shaped end pieces for the ramp plate. I put these on, but they were VERY tight, and did not allow the ramp to slide on the shaft as I thought it should. I put the stock slides back on with the new slider weights and the Silverwing showed immediate better response and acceleration with reduced vibration, as I have read I should expect.
My question is this...should these new "slider caps?" fit this tight. Should the ramp plate easily slide up and down on the axle shaft, or be a very tight fit with little to no movement? I went the safe route and re-installed the stock caps, but now I have these new pieces and don't know if I should put them on or not...maybe they are the wrong size???
Any help appreciated!
Mark
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PostSubject: Re: Sliders installed...but have a question   Sliders installed...but have a question I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 08, 2016 12:15 am

They should slide easily. I have found that the slides from Dr. Pulley tend to be tight. I did try some on my previous Piaggio and they were tight. Learned that many people had to sand them to get them to slide properly.
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PostSubject: Re: Sliders installed...but have a question   Sliders installed...but have a question I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 08, 2016 9:57 am

hankster wrote:
They should slide easily. I have found that the slides from Dr. Pulley tend to be tight. I did try some on my previous Piaggio and they were tight. Learned that many people had to sand them to get them to slide properly.

I'm glad I did not leave them on based on what your saying. I will likely try the sanding route and see if that works. The stock slides did not look worn though, so I may stick with that and see what happens.
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PostSubject: Re: Sliders installed...but have a question   Sliders installed...but have a question I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 08, 2016 11:04 am

I used the original slides and no problems. Dr Pulley does say that their slides need to filed down to fit. If I were you I would not dismantle everything just to put the slides in, I doubt you would notice any difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Sliders installed...but have a question   Sliders installed...but have a question I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 08, 2016 11:29 am

Old Limey wrote:
I used the original slides and no problems. Dr Pulley does say that their slides need to filed down to fit. If I were you I would not dismantle everything just to put the slides in, I doubt you would notice any difference.

Thanks for the advice, that's was I was thinking as well.
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