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    Are you running P.B.L's and having a problem with balls starting up lift rods and falling back down?(BAM..BAM..BAM) If everything is adjusted correctly, the cause for this is the distance between lift rods and ball lift belt near the bottom of rails is too great. You can decrease this distance by placing a "U" shaped spacer(1/8 to 3/16 thick) between bracket which rails are bolted to and angle bracket which is mounted to each kickback. Loosen 3/8" bolts (kind of a bitch since they are behind rails) wedge flathead screwdriver between brackets and slide one spacer in each side. I've never had to use thick uprails after this mod.

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    Re: p.b.l. tip

    That's the same thing we used to do before getting the thick covers. I'd super glue 3-5 pac-man washers together & slip them in.

    Humpy's come (or at least, used to) with an adjustable lower link bracket that serves the same purpose.

    I've never compared the distance between the lift & the uprails on KKR's & PBL's. Anybody know if this is why you don't get yo-yo's on kicker lifts?


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      Re: p.b.l. tip

      On the kickers the start pad gets the balls up the lift past the point where they would fall back down.


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        Re: p.b.l. tip

        Originally posted by pinboy68:
        On the kickers the start pad gets the balls up the lift past the point where they would fall back down.
        <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The lift assembly also sits in a different position.

        But I have had balls yoyo on a kicker lift.
        -- Larry


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