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MSR pole locking mechanism

Postby absinthe52 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:38 pm

Anyone have any experience with fixing the Overland Carbon poles? The bottom section on one of them has stopped working.
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Re: MSR pole locking mechanism

Postby DanTheMan » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:43 pm

Never used them but they look like regular twistlocks. What exactly is the problem? If they are stuck tight and you can't get any grip on them, you might need to use a pair of plier to unlock the bottom section. Pictures help too.
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Re: MSR pole locking mechanism

Postby Buz Groshong » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:58 pm

If they are twistlock and won't lock, they probably need to be taken apart and cleaned. If they don't need cleaning, they just might have been loosened too much. The solution to that is to take them a part and adjust the twistlocking mechanism until the wings are spread as far as they can be and still fit into the pole. After doing that they should lock. They might also have been loosenend so much that the mechanism has come apart. If so do same as above for too loose.
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Re: MSR pole locking mechanism

Postby absinthe52 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:12 pm

Prob fixed, thanks for the help Buz....
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Re: MSR pole locking mechanism

Postby Buz Groshong » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:29 pm

absinthe52 wrote:Prob fixed, thanks for the help Buz....


Glad it helped. It's easier to show someone how to do it than it is to describe it.
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