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Old 06-30-2012, 01:07 PM #1
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Nerve a decent marker? Where can I find Nerve parts?

I got my little brother a nerve for his birthday for about $120 shipped. I've heard a lot of mixed opinions on it saying it shoots like a dream and it sucks due to parts scarcity. Is this the right marker for him? I will doing all the maintenance on it hopefully that isn't too big of a pain.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:10 AM #2
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In the short term it might be. If it's performing well and you're not having issues it sounds like he'll get a good amount of play out of it. With Smart Parts being out of business, parts are and will be harder to come by. Competent techs will also start to diminish over time. In the end, he may need to go with something better in the long run. For now, it sounds like it's a good situation, especially with the relatively low financial investment.

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Old 07-03-2012, 11:04 PM #3
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do not worry about the long term My nerve has taken some serious abuse in the 5 years I have used it and nothing that is exclusive to the nerve has ever needed replaced. The only thing that I would worry about is the eye ribbon as the SFT ribbon does not fit the nerve.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:14 AM #4
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I have a bunch of nerves here are a couple tips.

- never ever use too long of screws on the top grip screws they can damage your upper selonoid board and you will be SOL.

- the small screw that hold the eye cover on does not have to be tight. 1/8 turn past touching is more than enough

- on the screw mentioned above never ever use any kind of thread locker.

- be very careful with your eye ribbon they are pretty much unobtainable if you break it

- you must remove the eye BEFORE trying to remove the ram assembly

- check your hammer for burrs if you suddenly experience low velocity.

- when putting the frame back on the gun make sure the wire ribbon is not pinched or interfering with the movement of the on/off button

- never use thread locker on the small screws holding the bolt carrier together

- if your eyes quit working and the ribbon is not damaged. try cleaning the lens of the eye with some rubbing alcohol and a q tip.

- when you go to take off the lpr cap make sure the set screws are all the way out or you will screw up the threads.

Thats about all I can think of right now. Just take care of it and it will take care of you.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:02 PM #5
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Everybody that posted pretty much covered everything worth mentioning.
I would just like to add, that the nerve didn't have all that many "upgrades" anyway. You could get different frames, feednecks, detents, triggers, etc. But there were really only 3ish real performance upgrades.

Your brother will love his nerve, its low maintenance, fast, and a solid, solid marker. It will handle whatever he throws at it.
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This may be a dumb question, but what's the best way to release air from the MaxFlo tank after you're done for the day?
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:45 AM #7
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Turn the air off. Remove the macro line from the reg fitting. Wrap a shirt around the loose end of your line. Turn the air slightly on. The tighter/more wraps of the shirt will reduce the noise.
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Depending if you have a stock ASA, turn the air on slow. If you turn it on to fast you have a chance of blowing an o-ring in the regulator.
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