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It's a lot better as mine had started to feel a bit wobbly after not much use. Because the 1 metre carbon tube is longer than the two it replaces it means the bottom shaft sits further in the new tube and is far stronger and there is no sign or feeling of any wobble.
Thanks again for sharing the details of your design modification.
Equinox 800 still learning but getting there
Bad Back and dodgy knees
Thank you Skythepig and Atlanta, ordered the shaft and clamp0, built it this morning all went well.
Love the look now instead of the stock shaft.
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atlanta7 wrote: ↑Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:46 pmYES I USED THE STOCK STEM . But I wet and dried the stem as was a smidge tight sliding in and out with the quick realise cam lock .
Great to see some one has found a supplier for the 22/20 CF tube .
I bought some plugs off ebay only a couple of quid or you could put the one the stock stem .
Amazon £18.20 + $3.50 p&p
It closes the diameter enough on the carbon to make the inner rod difficult to slide.
What I found worked was to add a couple of winds of black electrical tape to the shaft and tighten the clamp over the tape. This keeps the clamp from slipping on the smooth surface of the carbon finish and you therefore don’t have to over tighten the clap to stop it slipping, which in turn keeps the internal diameter correct.
This then allows the clamp to grip the lower shaft perfectly.
I then added a little fishing pole elastic lubricant to the lower sharf and it glides in super smooth.
I hope this helps.
I'm assuming the steel bolts in the xline clamp won't affect the detector, about 14" away from the coil :-), only joking.
My protectors camo shaft cover won't go over the new clamp though, ordered another and going to cut it to fit either side and do a wee bit of sewing.
No wobble by the way and looks great
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