Tripod "Can" Wire Spring Clip

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:05 pm
I'm replacing an old style inner tripod can with the new style. The new style has a wire spring clip to retain the bearing inside the can. Seems like a bit of a PITA to get that clip in after greasing. I noticed that the Kanga Motorsports write-up doesn't mention removing or installing the clip.

http://www.kangamotorsports.com/blog/20 ... -servicing

Do you guys put the clip in or leave it out?

It's hard to picture how the bearing would pull-out of the can after everything is put together.

Wire Spring Clip:
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM ... lQVkNyWFNr

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:58 pm
I just rebuilt several of these and did not have any spring clips installed

I would suggest that should the tripod get pulled out that your normal suspension settings may be slightly askew due to some unplanned high speed high impact unfortunate event. In which case I doubt that the spring retaining clip will be of much value in lowering your repair cost.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:14 pm
I've always put the spring clip back on. Have found that using snap ring pliers like these is easier than a screwdriver:https://www.homedepot.com/p/KNIPEX-22-3-4-in-Internal-Straight-Snap-Ring-Pliers-for-Large-Internal-Snap-Rings-44-10-J6/303533829
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:50 pm
Lee Spuhler wrote:I just rebuilt several of these and did not have any spring clips installed

I would suggest that should the tripod get pulled out that your normal suspension settings may be slightly askew due to some unplanned high speed high impact unfortunate event. In which case I doubt that the spring retaining clip will be of much value in lowering your repair cost.


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