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Quote:Hope this is the right forum for this. I was thinking about what "hypertuning" entails. I expect changing bearings out to better ones and having ring and worm lapped, polished etc. Also the gear box adjusted and all new and better grease used. The question I have pertains to adjusting the gears in both the gear box and the worm. I know that some mounts actually have a end-user serviceable set of adjusters on the worm to tighten and loosen and change its tilt or slant. I did that on my CGE-PRO with good results. What is the *method* for testing those adjustments on the fly? Or lets step back, what is the initial adjustment before testing? Is there a known measurement of play between the teeth in the gear train? With a feeler gauge is there a measurement I should use? Or is it done by running an instrument that measures what the gears are doing while you tweak them? What are *harmonics* and how are they tested? I assume it isn't as simple as running PEMPRO while turning a wrench but I wouldn't know where to start. I have several mounts to play with and I would like to start tinkering with them a little to see if I could improve them.Thanks
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