cbchurch

installing bail bumper Penn 704

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46 mins ago, cbchurch said:

I can't get the new rubber bail bumper to seat in the hole for it. Any tricks?   Steve T

Steve, I always put a little grease on it, then push it in. 

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8 hours ago, 7 Rivers said:

Steve, I always put a little grease on it, then push it in. 

I always clean the hole out with a q-tip, then just put a little grease on the piece going into the hole. Never had any issues. 

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1 hour ago, PSegnatelli said:

Whats a worse case scenario of using a 7xxz with no bumper?

bail and roller is in wrong position, wrong angle.

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1 hour ago, cbchurch said:

bail and roller is in wrong position, wrong angle.

Thanks.  Swapped out a spare till parts arrive. 

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11 mins ago, PSegnatelli said:

Thanks.  Swapped out a spare till parts arrive. 

good deal. Bail arm and roller should be roughly at the same angle as the lip of the rotating cup.

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41 mins ago, PSegnatelli said:

Expensive lil thing! Of course the whole thing broke off and the cup fell in the rocks.   

the rubber gets hard and does break off easily after 30, 40 years. 

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FWIW - I've had great success using rubbing alcohol on rubber items to get them to slip into position and cause no long-term issues since the alcohol evaporates rather quickly compared to the permanent slickness caused by grease or oil.  (sorry...late to the party on this one)

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