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Old September 5th, 2017, 01:01   #1
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wilcox l2g05 wobble?

hi guys, just received a used L2G05, however the mount wobbles (not sure about the name, is the part between mount base and J arm). is it normal or did i get a fake one?


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Old September 5th, 2017, 02:12   #2
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Wilcox joints develop wobble over time, and their dovetail interfaces are meant to wobble a small amount.

How much wobble are you getting?
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Old September 5th, 2017, 11:14   #3
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The lockup between the base which is permanently attached to your helmet and the breakaway, once it's in the locked position, should be solid.

There may be some up/down play in the swing arm mechanism though, which is common with Wilcox mounts over time.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 13:18   #4
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i have attached the file in the original post, it wobbles about 5mm up and down
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Old September 5th, 2017, 15:44   #5
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That's "normal" but 5mm is a lot and your mount is likely quite old or has has a few impacts against it
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Old September 5th, 2017, 16:00   #6
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would you recommend to replace it? dont want to lose 4k because of the mount
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Old September 5th, 2017, 16:30   #7
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If you don't care about the wobble then just leave it. You won't "lose 4k" because your mount is wobbly.

The L2G05's retention system is much more mechanical and provided your release lever hasn't broken off (common issue) then I wouldn't be too concerned. You may still want to dummy-cord your NOD though.
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Old September 8th, 2017, 13:14   #8
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whats dummy cord?
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Old September 8th, 2017, 13:51   #9
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Dummy cording your NOD basically means tying it to your helmet with some 550 cord, shock cord, or something similar. In the case that your mount were to fail or break away, your investment wouldnt plummet to the ground and break.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 19:51   #10
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