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Old May 12th, 2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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Bogen 503 Head problem

I'm having problems with my Bogen 503 fluid head. When I tighten the pan knob to pan there is this jolt when paning to the left. When I pan slowly the small jolt is gone. Is this right? Maybe I am panning too fast when its tight, cause when I loosen it there are no jolts when paning fast. I havent used it much so I dunno why its like that, I can't remeber it being like that when I bought it. Any advice appreciated thanks!
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Old May 13th, 2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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Strange, I just noticed that mine is acting funny with the pan drag tightened way up as well. It sticks at the beginning of a right pan. It'll be ok for a few starts after that but will stick again after sitting for a few minutes.
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Old May 13th, 2005, 11:36 AM   #3
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If you are using a bowl head, make sure the 503 is properly secured to the bowl. Make sure all the screws are tight, as the head may be slipping.

I had this problem with the tilt, so I sent it away to service. Not had any issues since.
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Old May 13th, 2005, 12:39 PM   #4
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Richard,
I just tightend the bowl screws and the jolt is GONE!
Thanks so much!!

Kevin,
Try tightening the 3 bowl screws, it worked for me!

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Old May 13th, 2005, 06:15 PM   #5
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No problem Gev, I'm glad you’ve got it sorted.
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