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Swoop tower 2013 F21 internal balance system

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#1 snow1wake

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 11:55 AM

2013 F21. There is a balance system inside the poles of the swoop tower to assist with the weight issues in folding tower down. About 8" in is a rod thru tower with a guide wheel. Above that is some sort of gas piston with the balance cable attached. Cable is frayed on 1 side and off the guide wheel on the another. Can probably use long needle nose pliers to remove guide wheel but no idea how to access and repair cable from the piston. Tower manufacturer long out of business. No dealer within 500 miles. Any ideas?

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#2 Hondatech117

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 01:26 PM

Email Scott Sax at missionwake.com, he was the manufacturer of that tower. He might have some new old stock, I needed some parts for the Star One rack and he dug through his inventory and found what I needed. 



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 03:52 PM

Tried that 1st as I purchased forks freon them last yr. Apparently Scott no longer there, and they act like never heard of him or Skylon. Still at a loss as MB no help and Scott unreachable.



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Posted 23 June 2019 - 10:57 PM

Here is what the struts look like out of the tower. The cables wouldn’t be hard to remake. The pills and strut really aren’t hard to remove. Just pull the bolts out of the tower and pull out. Send the ends of the bolt tubes before reinstallation. It makes them a little easier to reinstall.

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If it was easy... everybody would do it!!

#5 Raisin' Cain

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:19 PM

After a LOT of searching, I got the strut (traction spring) from easylift.com.  

 

D0M0ZF3-255-350/150lbs (665N)  $113.34

 

Now the other side has no tension, so I guess that is on the list for next winter.  I will go with a 200lbs next time.  Planning on 2 more tower speakers.


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