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Old 10-03-2012, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by raschwar View Post
Thanks again, really appreciate the effort. Will be back at it tomorrow. Just got all clean and shiny for dinner.
You can make/draw L-R alignment labels for your new struts.

The original Sachs come with labels that are affixed to the "other side" of the lower strut tubing, that is, 180 degrees opposite the notch on the narrow part of the perch. The L and R on the labels are approx. 2 cm apart from each other. Drawing a Sharpie line on the strut tubing exactly opposite the perch notch, with an L mark 1 cm to the left and R marked 1 cm to the right of that line, would be easy enough. Turn strut accordingly so the pinch-bolt gap aligns with the letter for that side.

Last edited by pleiades; 10-03-2012 at 06:15 PM.
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