Mounting issue Gamma 8500

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  1. RACQUETMD

    RACQUETMD New User

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    I have probably strung 4000+ frames on this unit. The problem I have is when I bring the head mount up into the grommets and bring the other 2 frames mounts on the head into secure the frame, the throat mount does not line up. I is slightly off-centered and wants to hit the grommet instead of going in between. Any suggestions? BTW it is a 6 point mount.
     
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  2. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    Sounds like you have the 12 o'clock support off center or one of your side mounts turned in too far

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  3. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    ^^ Are you sure that it is an 8500 and not a 5800 or 8000?

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  4. Gamma Tech

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    hi sorry for the short reply but i'm getting ready to leave for the day.

    1. arms bent and will need to be replaced.
    2. mounting arms just need adjusted/aligned


    to adjust the arms follow these steps. #7 will tell you if you need to replace the whole mounting arm. we have very limited arms left. worst case scenerio is that you'd have to buy a self-centering TT & mounting arms and you can re-use your base & string clamps.

    1. Remove the post from the turntable.
    2. Turn it upside down.
    3. There are 2 posts (or screws) on the bottom. the one that is closer to the center of the turntable has a collar and is adjustable. Loosen this screw.
    4. Replace the post in the turntable.
    5. Install the locking lever loosely without the washer.
    6. Mount a racquet using the other post and the head/throat support on the defective arm.
    7. Rotate the post to the left and the right arm should touch the racquet, rotate the post to the right and the left arm should touch the racquet. if you are able to do this step you can adjust the post, if not you will need a replacement post.
    8. Bring the arms of the post close to the racquet, rotate it so the arms are in a good position, while the post in still installed in the turntable, go underneath and tighten up the screw that you loosened in step #3.

    9. You may have to do it a couple of times; the collar spins a little when you are tightening the bolt.


    bret
     
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  5. RACQUETMD

    RACQUETMD New User

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    Bret they are toast. I think at least one. Are the arms available? Let me know call me if possible 414-807-9502.

    JOE
     
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