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Post  chas12154 on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 5:33 pm

Hi all, has anyone had problem with their governors?
I have twice broken on of the springs, that the balls are attached to.When filing of the bolt heads to get the brass ring over. I think that's a stupid idea, when you file the heads, you file the end of the springs too and then they break.
I'm in two minds whether to leave them off or contact STW and ask if they can supply me a set already done that I can just slide on the base.

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Post  Mike King on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 5:53 pm

I had the same problem. I shortened the others to match and used permanent loctite to secure. As they are only cosmetic and non functional, I didnt bother to contact STW. Nobody would really notice.
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Post  chas12154 on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 5:58 pm

That is one way of doing it. But I have the other two springs still inside the brass collar and the head of the bolts filed down, so can't undo them.
If I knew it would be so much trouble, I would of left the rings off!

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Post  Mike King on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 6:00 pm

Can you shorten the bottom ends?
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Post  chas12154 on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 6:03 pm

I can't get the bolts out as the heads are filed down and no way of getting them out.
Will contact STW on Monday and see what they say or I will just leave them off

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Post  Phil Uridge on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 6:15 pm

I had the same problem with the first one which I super glued in place then I filed a flat on the boss of the rest. That gave a bit more room for the screw and spring. Only had to file the screw.

Good job its not used

Hope this helps

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