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Old 09-25-2010, 11:29 AM   #15
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How is the tension adjusted? I see the allen bolt that houses the spring and bearing, and I did see another bolt that didn't really seem like it did anything and didn't appear to connect with the vertical locking shaft.
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How is the tension adjusted? I see the allen bolt that houses the spring and bearing, and I did see another bolt that didn't really seem like it did anything and didn't appear to connect with the vertical locking shaft.
Look at your right hand photo.

Immediately to the right of your arrow, you will see an allen head screw.

That screw is considerable backed out for some reason.

That screw applies pressure to a spring which applies pressure to a small steel ball, that rests on the grooves of the vertical shaft.

When it's adjusted correctly, it holds that vertical locking pin in place, either locked or unlocked, and will not allow that shaft to move by itself.

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Gotcha -- yes that is actually working quite well -- I think it has everything to do with the pin on the back of the locking cylinder. It looks a bit worn, but I can imagine that the 1/2 of a mm or so that it's worn would be enough to push the vertical shaft in place enough to overcome the threshold and suddenly lock all the way -- it's almost like there needs to be a spring on the vertical shaft to push it down or something (I know this isn't a good idea, as it would tend to lock by itself).
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Gotcha -- yes that is actually working quite well -- I think it has everything to do with the pin on the back of the locking cylinder. It looks a bit worn, but I can imagine that the 1/2 of a mm or so that it's worn would be enough to push the vertical shaft in place enough to overcome the threshold and suddenly lock all the way -- it's almost like there needs to be a spring on the vertical shaft to push it down or something (I know this isn't a good idea, as it would tend to lock by itself).
Lube the vertical shaft.

The screw should be tightened to make that steel ball exert a lot of pressure on the shaft, not just a little.

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Thanks Andy -- I actually had to drill out the old pin and replace it with a new one temporarily -- it seems to work, but I definitely am now in the market for a new cylinder. I've looked around and see replacements, but I also need the clip (which is no longer available, apparently) that keeps the cylinder in place. It looks like the modern replacements have some sort of spring catch to prevent the cylinder from falling out -- but I don't have one and my original clip (looks like a half-c clip) broke!

Do you have these or do the modern replacements actually include the spring catch?
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Thanks Andy -- I actually had to drill out the old pin and replace it with a new one temporarily -- it seems to work, but I definitely am now in the market for a new cylinder. I've looked around and see replacements, but I also need the clip (which is no longer available, apparently) that keeps the cylinder in place. It looks like the modern replacements have some sort of spring catch to prevent the cylinder from falling out -- but I don't have one and my original clip (looks like a half-c clip) broke!

Do you have these or do the modern replacements actually include the spring catch?
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Yes we have them.

There are 2 types of cylinders (tumblers) now available.

One is for the original KT lock, and one is available for the current type KT lock.

Both replacements have a "C" clip that holds them in place.

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Andy,

Received the replacement tumbler in the mail today, and it worked perfect! Snipped and filed down the rod at the end, and it couldn't have been easier!

Thanks!
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Andy,

Received the replacement tumbler in the mail today, and it worked perfect! Snipped and filed down the rod at the end, and it couldn't have been easier!

Thanks!
OK.

Great.

Did you have a cool one to celebrate?

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