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  • Bin bumpers

    Anyone ordered these from AMF lately? They are urethane now and are almost impossible to install- especially in the lower bin cradles. Even using soap they won't go in easy unless you trim the 'nub' a little.

    Pete

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    Some great "Quality Control"they have over there at AMF. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rotflol.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rotflol.gif[/img]

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    • #3
      Re: Bin bumpers

      My dist Mech. in vermont used to lick them.....

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      • #4
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        I used to smear a drop of 3 & 1 oil on them... if I couldn't get em in after lickin em. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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        • #5
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          Moisten them a little and wrap a short wire 5" or so around the base. Fold the wire in 1/2 so that you have a loop around the bumper. Thread the wire through the hole in the bin take a pair of pliars and pull on the wire ends until the nipple on the bumper goes through the hole in the bin.

          Take the wire off and have a beer when finished.

          This is easier to do that tell someone how to do let me know if I wasn't clear enough.

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          • #6
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            Why is it too much to ask for a part to work out of the box?? [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/icon_curse.gif[/img]

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            • #7
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              </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Don49er:
              [b] Why is it too much to ask for a part to work out of the box?? [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/143.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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              • #8
                Re: Bin bumpers

                The ones that I recieved from Stahl's go in about the easiest.

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                • #9
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                  I'd call AMF, they will pull the part off the shelf and check them. Had a problem with a respot cell yoke and they did correct the problem.

                  Mike
                  Mike

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bin bumpers

                    Good point Mike,

                    If more folks would get back with the manufacturer about problems perhaps more things would get corrected.

                    I send in reports to all manufacturers, with good results.

                    Often times it is not the manufacturer, but the supplier that has made a change.

                    PAT's trick with the wire is a good one.
                    Please.....follow the instructions!!

                    John
                    804-240-4982

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bin bumpers

                      Originally posted by John Isbell:
                      If more folks would get back with the manufacturer about problems perhaps more things would get corrected.

                      I send in reports to all manufacturers, with good results.

                      <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I agree John,

                      But how are we to know when the problem has been addressed?

                      For example…The light ball problems with pumpkin/ tan carpets. I’ve complained numerous times to my service reps (of course they sound like this is the first they’ve heard about it) and the problematic issues have been documented here many times for quite sometime.

                      When I don’t here or see any improvements (or even a confirmation the problem is being looked into) on a defective product, I just find an alternative that usually ends up being a better product. If I had any wind the product defects are being dealt with, I would not need to seek out such an alternative in the first place.


                      Back to the topic at hand…The new style bin shock has always been about an 1/8” longer than the old style….not good for the stringers….I hope they are not growing with this latest batch…. I’ve never had any problems getting them in with a little persuasion by way of force.

                      Triac

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bin bumpers

                        My bad….I thought the topic was on bin shocks.

                        Regarding bin bumpers…Pat has the right idea about the beer. They have always been a PITA. I normally just use a small screwdriver after trying to twist them in as far as they will go.

                        Haven’t tried the new urethane AMF ones yet. I hope the urethane ones don’t melt like those old green ones (manufacture unknown)…what a goooey mess.

                        Maybe, they need a vacuum tool to pull them thru….that would be cool.

                        Triac

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                        • #13
                          Re: Bin bumpers

                          Triac,

                          Humm, I wish there was a simple answer for that.

                          I agree, there should be some communication pipeline for problems / fixes and such.

                          I will send a note in, perhaps they can address such issues in thier maintenace matters newsletter.

                          John
                          Please.....follow the instructions!!

                          John
                          804-240-4982

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                          • #14
                            Re: Bin bumpers

                            I got a call from Chad at AMF today. It's possible I may have gotten a bad batch. He pulled some off the shelf and said they didn't seem any harder than normal to put in. He is going to send me some new ones so I can see if there is a difference. Thanks Chad!

                            Pete

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