Shawn .... you've got big cojones to return the merchandiseJPWARRIOR said:Sweet, and nice pics too! Mine were out of focus and too dark. I saw you used fine thread. That's a much better choice for the high torque.
BTW, I returned most all the hardware back and recovered 75% of the cost, so this only ended up costing me approximately 3.00.
Here's a recent install of the steering stem ona polished bottom tree using the 8" lg x 1-1/4" pipe nipple as discussed by JPWARRIOR!JPWARRIOR said:To install the stem:
You reverse the coupler to the other side and add a 8" length of 1&1/4 treaded pipe to the coupler so it clears the top of the stem by the distance you need to pull it back through. I like the threaded coupler because it has a 1/4" wide, flat edge that won't cut into your finish. You can lengthen the assembly by backing out the pipe from the coupler and this will give you the extra room to pull the stem into the tree. (otherwise you'd have to shorten your threaded rod up) Attach your washers and the nut on the bottom, then crank it up until you see a few mm showing on the bottom.
I lubricated the threaded rod so the nut would turn easier. It may gall the threads if you don't spray something like WD-40 on it.