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Offline cowie

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are you running murphs wedges?
« on: June 03, 2016, 02:47:50 pm »
Has anyone ran the wedges without the angle washers under the bolt heads? i received a pair of wedges but dont have any washers.

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Re: are you running murphs wedges?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2016, 03:12:32 pm »
I just put some on last weekend.  From that experience, I don't think they are going to work without the washers.  Even with the washers, it is hard to get the bolts centered enough to replace the plastic caps.

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Re: are you running murphs wedges?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2016, 03:13:27 pm »
I have the wedges but also have the angled washers.

I think it would be worth it to call Murph and get a set.

If your real handy you could take washers and file and (I think) put a 15 degree angle on them.
Problem would be to get them all equal.

Having the angled washer evens out the pressure on the bolt heads and should give a stronger hold.

There is a reason they use (supply) angled washer with the wedges and I think it's from a safety concern,
so call Murph and set your mind at ease.  Better safe than sorry. 

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Re: are you running murphs wedges?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2016, 03:13:37 pm »
Click here --->Handlebar wedge replacement washers are available from Murph. :motonoises:
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Re: are you running murphs wedges?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2016, 03:31:21 pm »
I found that after properly positioning the washers with a tiny flat blade screwdriver, putting a drop of WD-40 on the top of the washer keeps it from turning while tightening the bolts. I don't use the wedges any more, though.
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Re: are you running murphs wedges?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2016, 11:01:28 pm »
Not to hijack the OP but I thought I had the washers correctly positioned but still don't see the bolt heads fully centered, which as pointed out, makes it hard to get the plastic caps on.  Been trying to buy a different style of cap with a full "skirt" but can't find the correct metric size.   Is everyone else getting the bolts centered?

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Re: are you running murphs wedges?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 03:43:43 am »
Washers were positioned and tacked on with Gorilla Glue, no worries, centered easily and caps fit as designed.