Originally Posted by wirewrkr
Actually, the later ones do NOT have a relief in them.
That has been an issue for several years now.
Browns was not real concerned and indicated to me when we spoke that there wouldn't be any changes made to this.
I'm just shaking my head in disgust. The manufacturer knows of the problem, but still sells it to the masses. Machine time ain't cheap, but that divot can be automated (CNC) and they could spit them out right at about 30 seconds machine time each. Manually it could be done by any journeymen in 5 minutes.
The have done it. Cruised around the Redmond rally last year specifically looking for Brown stands on /7's. Saw a few like mine, owner install with the ground out area. Then I saw looking near new, a chrome Brown with the divot requied perfectly radiused. I thought oh, good, they are making them right now.
Why would they revert back to WRONG?? To save $2 machine time?? Fouling the shifter can become very dangerous. It's not just engaging 1st, it also affects downshifting at speed in higher gears.