How do I install the FLEX-6000 Handle Kit?

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Use this link to download the FLEX-6000 Handle Kit Installation Guide
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Posted 5 years ago

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W4EG

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This is a FABULOUS and easier than searching in KC
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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This is a great conversation that's separate from the main topic, so I created a new topic to continue the discussion. Please reference the new topic here: I like the new community
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N4HY, Elmer

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Wow. I'm glad this was done so nicely because I was going Whaaaaaaat? (Grown Ups 2) trying to figure it out without RTFM.
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Ken K7YR

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Not having instructions included in the box, I was left to my own devices to install the handle kit. In doing so I note that the 6700 form, fit, finish exceeds that of most amateur radio products and replicates high quality commercial and military equipment.

It would seem to me that the referenced instructions should have been included, or at least directions on where to locate such details be provided.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Sorry about the timing on that Ken. We just finished getting the documentation completed and peer reviewed early this week.
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WA6FXT Mike

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Sorry! I don't see any referenced link for the instructions. I went SOP and, as a result, got to peer inside a marvelous radio.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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The link is the document name in the original topic post.
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Jerry - W2TXB

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Not a huge problem, but I recommend laying out the removed screws such that when they are reinstalled, the proper length screws go back in where they should. I use this method when doing the "two-hour air filter change" on my Gold Wing, and it keeps the process neat and efficient. There are a lot of screws on the 6700 - it is built like a tank, and that is a good thing.
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Greg Zenger [N2GZ]

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The TORX L wrench that was supplied with my handles did not fit the set screws (it was slightly oversized). A 3/32 inch hex key from my toolbox took care of the issue.
(The TORX L wrench that was supplied with my rackmount kit fit the set screws perfectly).

So, for reference, the following tool sizes can be used with the various hardware on the flex:

Chassis screws: TORX T-8
Set screw: 3/32" HEX, TORX T-10
[front] chassis retaining bar: Phillips #2 (P2)

Also, the FLEX-6000 chassis is of high quality, high tolerance construction. If you follow the advice in the FLEX-6000 Handle Kit Installation Guide you wont have any problems.
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John - WA7UAR

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The link above to the guide no longer appears to function. Google was my friend for this one:
http://www.flexradio.com/downloads/flex-6000_handle_installation_guide-pdf/