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Old 17 March 2006, 08:35   #1
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What does this bit do.

Whilst putting my new stainless prop on I got up close and personal with the prop washer that goes between the castle nut and the prop.

It seems to have a raised section which would appear to have no purpose what so ever. (see red circle on attached picture).

I hate not knowing the purpose of things so if anyone knows what this bit does I would love to know.
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Old 17 March 2006, 09:05   #2
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I dont know, but would guess at balance , same as a car wheel
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Old 17 March 2006, 09:14   #3
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That had crossed my mind - but if that's the case how the feck do you know which way it should be - i have no way of knowing if my prop needs balancing and even if it did how the hell would i know which direction to point it in to have the desired effect...
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It looks like a key to me.

Was it the other way round with the stock prop, and locate into a keyway?
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It's a trick washer...it appears to be working.




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Old 17 March 2006, 10:02   #6
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It looks like a key to me.

Was it the other way round with the stock prop, and locate into a keyway?
No it was like that on the old prop too - im assuming everyones Suzuki's have a washer with this same raised bit - somebody must know what its purpose is !!!
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No it was like that on the old prop too - im assuming everyones Suzuki's have a washer with this same raised bit - somebody must know what its purpose is !!!
Mine doesn't......
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it still might be for balance, if you think about it its exactly the same principle as a car wheel. so maybe it should be in a certain position..........i may be talking bollocks as i often do.
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Its a DP Lug

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balance is the logical answer as i cant see what else it could be for - but how do you know what position to face it in then ???

at the moment its in a random position and could very well be making any imbalance worse...

Edit :: Just checked the manual the component is referred to in the manual as a "spacer" but there is no mention of needing to align it with anything or the raised section having to key to anything...

I'm still frustrated - no conclusive answers yet
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