?? about Axle on "New" CLYW Avalanche


(InvaderDust) #1

I recently got a New Avalanche from a friend who bought it brand new from YYE. I asked if he had changed out anything and he assured me that it was stock as it came from YYE. Giving his experience and reputation here on the forum, i whole-heartedly believe him.
Simple enough but here’s the confusion.

I take it apart to find a short axle. (wha?)
Pull up YYE to check list of what CLYW uses what axle. Found that it lists the axle as a Long.

I take brand new CLYW Long axle to replace it, and it would not thread. at all. not even almost. I try another, same thing. not even a quarter twist before it locks up it a cross thread feeling. I do not force it cause im not an idiot. :wink:

I take my short axle out of my Puffin2 and find the same thing! it will not screw in.
Apon close examination I find that the axle’s threading is different all together (make sense) but i have no idea what size or threading (like is it 3mm? 2/56? i dunno!).

So my questions are as follows…
1a- Does the Avalanche use a special sized or different threading than other CLYW?
1b- If so what is it?

2-If not, than what happened? Im so confused but really curious.


#2

From your observation, apparently so. You could take the axle to a hardware store and test the threads on various nuts to see what it fits.


#3

Is there some reason that you don’t just contact CLYW directly?

Or PM Steve Brown and ask him to give a heads up to Chris about your mystery?

Your most accurate information will most logically come from the ‘Source’.

No doubt🤔


(InvaderDust) #4

Ill reach out to them tonight, just asked here first to make sure that I want missing something that may had been common knowledge to others. :slight_smile:


#5

To my knowledge CLYW only uses two axles; the shorter M4 x 10mm and the longer 8-32 x 5/8. I believe the New Avalanche uses the longer axle.

The yo-yo could have been retapped, but as long as it’s playing fine and holding together with whatever axle is in there I would just leave it and enjoy the Avalanche.