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post #23 of Old 06-02-2008
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I need some help understanding the application of steering wire clips. The wire on my Edson steering system is 3/16 “ SS. Most of the guidance I have seen for the installation of the wire clips calls for two wire clips with 3-3/4” turnback on the bitter end of the wire. The problem is that with this much turnback, the length of the wire is such that there are not going to be many threads available on the eye bolt to adjust for stretch in the future. I suspect the turnback requirement is a generic industry standard that allows for back and forth bending flex that this system will not see. It seems to me that two inches of turnback for this application should be acceptable. The wire was made up by a local rigger so Edson is not going to be much help. Thanks.
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