I have a 2010 epic bar which is the same as the 2010 blade bar. Yesterday I replaced the depower rope. When testing that my knot was set, I noticed that if I yanked on the chicken loop while holding the entire chicken loop assembly, the chicken loop would open up even though the red release slider is in the locked position. However, if I put my fingers where the hook usually sits and start pulling, then the CL stayed in place. I am curious if this is normal or not, as this would imply that the side of the loop that has the release carries a lot less load than the non-releasing side.
Dimitri, I just figured out the problem. Turns out that the red slider has a plastic tab that slides into the U in the chicken loop. But the tab is only on one side. Once I opened up the assembly and put the tab on the correct side, things began to work as expected. I suppose some indication regarding orientation would have helped, but for the most part, it was user error. Good thing I noticed before going out on the water
Dimitri M wrote:Dimitri, I just figured out the problem. Turns out that the red slider has a plastic tab that slides into the U in the chicken loop. But the tab is only on one side. Once I opened up the assembly and put the tab on the correct side, things began to work as expected. I suppose some indication regarding orientation would have helped, but for the most part, it was user error. Good thing I noticed before going out on the water
Very nice RomanC. So you are all set now correct? Did the CL came up like that when you got it? Because few months ago, I had a case like yours but the bar was new from the factory. The customer could not understand why the CL was not locking up. After sending a video we understood what was the problem. Which means the factory did a poor job assembling the CL, which was an easy fix but had to unscrew and remove the red cover and put it back the correct way.
On another not how is the DEPOWER STRAP working for you?
This was just a mistake on my part, after I have replaced the depower rope and re-assembled the parts incorrectly. I've had this bar for over two years now, and it has been trouble free besides the usual wear and tear. However, the depower strap is now starting to have issues. Sometimes the strap will fold up and jam up, making it impossible to pull the strap further. The only way to fix the issue is to straighten out the fold. I have attached a picture of what I mean.
With the huge number of component piece parts that make up an automobile today, you must achieve those rates of non failure,Tiago1973 wrote:Dimitri, Thanks for disclosing some industry data.
Don´t know about iphones or TVs, but let me give you a little inside on the automotive industry.
The typical tier1 target for warranty at the OEM customer is around 5... parts per million.
Any player that would measure it in percentage will be out of the market in no time.
Note that this is for components that do not bring any risk that somebody get´s hurt.
A malfunction QR, a line that breaks and some others carry a much higher consequence.
Life is not perfect and there are things you can´t control.
But there are things you can and from those 2% to 3% I suspect they are not.
So you see.. what is a perfectly reasonable number for you, for others it´s something out of this world.
In the end, I guess we all have different sensibilities.
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