Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 16:06:08 From: email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) One afternoon I decided to "tinker" with the altitude adjustment clamp on my Etx-125. I noticed that the clutch clamping action was applied to the right fork bearing with a small steel thrust bushing about 5/8 inches diameter. I dropped the small 5/8 inch bushing and replaced it with a 1&1/2 inch diameter x 1/8 inch thick nylon washer with a 1/2 inch center hole. I then tapered or "re-leaved" the 1/2 inch center of the nylon washer, (on the inner or telescope side) so it would slide more easily over the plastic center where the adjusting knob screws in. Then I lubricated both sides of the new nylon thrust bushing wit a very small amount automotive synthetic di-electric grease, lithium grease seems to react with the aluminum on the right "false setting circle disk. Clamping action seems much improved. Mike Amonett
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