Quick question - in an ILF limb fitment is the root of the limb / thrust from the limb meant to bear on the dovetail or on the bolt?
The ILF fitting has a dovetail connection (with the retention detent in the middle) and a bolt (commonly referred to as the tiller bolt). I was wondering which actually takes the longitudinal thrust along the line of the riser. I.E. When you slot the limb into the riser which bottoms out first - the dovetail or the bolt.Can you explain that differently please?
So you reckon that the dovetail takes the longitudinal thrust along the line of the riser and the tiller bolts ttake the torsional forces?It's like trying to lever the lid off a tin of paint with a screwdriver, or lever.
The tip of the lever is pushing up on the underside of the lid and the pivot point of the lever is pushing down on the lip of the tin.
So the tip of the limb is pushing up on the underside of the head of the limb bolt trying to pull it out of the riser. while the bit that fits into the dovetail is pushing that down into the riser.
This may be the gap. There is only one dovetail slot on each riser pocket: the one which the revolution also has. The limb has a u shaped notch which fits around the bolt on the riser. The limb also has the dovetail fitting (round with a flaring "dovetail" end) which goes into the slot on the riser. The slot on the riser pocket narrows towards the surface to accept it. This, collectively, is the bit referred to as the dovetail. Strictly it's the bit on the limb that fits into the slot. All "ILF" limbs have them.Ok so there are in fact two dovetails at each end of the riser, the limb pocket and limb that that fit together form one, keeping the U slot in the limb clear of the limb bolt (as Rik said in an earlier post) which the revolution does not have and the slot at the bottom of the limb pocket.