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Old 10-22-2013, 08:17 AM
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Default Falcon spinner w/ Plettenberg Advance

My spinner doesn't fit my motor. Does anyone else have this combo? Any issues? The spacer in the back plate is too tight for the motor shaft. Removing the spacer leaves the hole too big.

What is the shaft size? I don't recall if I measured. I assumed the backplate was sized for 8mm and 10mm, and the motor shaft is close to the 8mm size.

This is annoying.
Old 10-22-2013, 08:32 AM
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The shaft size of the Advance is (should be) 8 mm. Can you open up the spacer a bit?


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Hi Joe,
I'm running a Falcon spinner on a Pletty Advance. I ran into the same thing and had to slightly enlarge the backplate hole.

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What did you ream the hole with?
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I have used an 8mm reamer to open it up just a bit, it is a very small amount of material that needs to be removed.
Old 10-24-2013, 10:32 AM
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add some oil can do the job without the need to enlarge the hole
I did mine in this way without issue.
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Thanks guys.
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Hey Joe.....same thing here but I took a strip of 400 grit wet/dry paper with a little oil and reduced the size if the shaft a tad.
Plett puts a black finish on the shaft which must add a bit of thickness....I removed it by running the motor at a slow speed and used the paper....fits perfect....I didnt trust myself to not booger the spacer hole.
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Thanks Dave, good thought. I haven't worked on the motor again since I started this thread, but this is a good reminder to check the shaft size. Since most things are sized for 8mm motors, your solution does make sense. I will consider it when I pick my poison, so to speak.
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Originally Posted by gaRCfield View Post
Thanks Dave, good thought. I haven't worked on the motor again since I started this thread, but this is a good reminder to check the shaft size. Since most things are sized for 8mm motors, your solution does make sense. I will consider it when I pick my poison, so to speak.
Joe....I should also add.....don't force it on even after using the sandpaper.
It will still be a bit tight....don't want it to be loose...but at least you can remove it if you need to without damage.

Dave

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