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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:44 pm 
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I noticed my mirage drive is rocking back and forth in the drive well. Is there any way to adjust it?

The click and go hex nuts are tight. It is like you need about 1/8 of material forward or aft to stop it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:58 am 
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Doesn't matter, you need a tolerance to prevent it being forced down by click and go clamps or even worse not allowing them to close proper. When you pedal than drive is pushed forward and stays there.

All drives will have some sort of slack.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:25 am 
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I am guessing you don't have the inflatable model, but if you do then looseness can be a problem and can walk the lever cams open til the drive pops out every few pedal strokes. It is a simple matter to use the included repair kit and take the slack out of all 3 dimensions by glueing patches around the shaft well. Nobody else has mentioned or approved this approach, but it turned my unworkable yak into a champ.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:31 am 
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I wrapped duct tape around the rear post till I reached a clearance I was comfortable with. Mine had a lot of movement. Experience has taught me that if you have something hard moving against something soft you eventually have heartache.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:16 pm 
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There's going to be a tiny bit of play in the drive when seated in the click and go, but there shouldn't be much...try popping your drive out and reinserting. Also, sometimes the click and go clamps need a little manual help closing properly around the drum shaft??

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:58 pm 
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Yak4Food wrote:
I noticed my mirage drive is rocking back and forth in the drive well. Is there any way to adjust it?

The click and go hex nuts are tight. It is like you need about 1/8 of material forward or aft to stop it.


As noted here... not an issue to be concerned about with just 1/8" rock. It is critical that the drive locks into the click and go as mentioned by "WAVERIDER". The boats vary and we designed in some rocker fore and aft. You can add a little tape to the rear of the spine, but it does rest forward when pedaling.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:10 pm 
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Thanks Guys. I cut a small piece of closed cell foam form floor mat material. It fixed the problem


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