Originally Posted by blueshifty
Here's probably the deal... the orings all being new are on the fat side of their tolerance, where your stock bolt orings are on the thin side not to mention the wear in the surface itself. As ShootNPoo said, replace the orings and I'd hand fit them. The main ones I'd focus on would be the powertube tip, spacer inner and the bolt keg inner. Check those one at a time and see if you can narrow it down to one that is particularly tight.
OK. So I took the drive train a part and compared the stock bolt to the gold bolt through the following tests.
*Sliding the bolt through the bolt keg
*Sliding the Bolt through the inner spacer
*Sliding the bolt over the power tube
In all cases the stock bolt was smoother. going through the bolt keg produced significantly more friction on the gold bolt then stock, through the process of elimination I was able to determine it was the 016 oring on the bolt (bolt switch?) causing the problem. I tried a few different o-rings and the same problem happened every time. by visually inspecting the bolts side by side (and looking inside with a flashlight) the only noticeable difference I can find is that the gold bolt has a different anno and that the bolt switch oring seems to stick out of the grooves on the gold bolt vs. the stock it does not...
Any suggestions before I conclude that the gold bolt was nothing more then a frustrating waste of time and money?