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  1. ducatiti

    ducatiti Oakley Enthusiast

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    So after having my Juliet serviced by X-man Customs, my X-squared felt loose all of the sudden. In other words, my standards changed when it comes to how tight the nose bridge should be. This is when I decided to take a dive and tighten my X-squared myself by purchasing Scienergy's (OXM Parts) newly designed flex coupler.

    Tools needed:

    .050 hex driver
    Exacto knife

    X Squared Flex Coupler Install - DIY - FullSizeRender_zps2snsvp6j.jpg

    Here is how the oxm rubber is compared to oem (oxm in bag). OXM's rubber is a lot more stiff with the sides solid/closed while OEM was open..I'm not sure what Oakley was thinking :)

    X Squared Flex Coupler Install - DIY - FullSizeRender%202_zpsr0zkkblo.jpg

    The whole install took me around 10 minutes total. If you can turn a screwdriver, this can be easily done. My X-squared feels brand new again, even better to be honest. I don't have to worry about the nose bridge loosening anytime soon. If it does after several years of use, I am glad that this will be only a $15 fix through Scienergy in this forum. I purchased this last Thursday and received today, Monday. Great service and fast shipping from OXM parts!

    Below is a quick video I took of the process. Thank you in advance for watching.



    It is almost midnight here and wrote this before going to bed. I will post updates in the next few days.
     
    Last edited: 10/11/16
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  2. Nortika

    Nortika Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Nice work!!! Thanks for sharing
     
  3. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    You should cut those couplers while there in the nosebridge for a perfect fit.
     
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  4. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Congrats on getting that done
     
  5. thisguy

    thisguy Oakley Expert

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    Congratulations on fixing your own frame and thank you for the review and video.
     
  6. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    Good job. They should have made all the models like that for easy tuning lol.
     
  7. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    So agree......
     
  8. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    And in doing so excluded themselves from the revenue stream of tune-ups. Nope, they only wanted to do that as long as THEY wanted to do that; create an item that they marketed as lasting literally forever staying in the revenue stream as long as it wished - then stopped supporting it.

    Thanks for the review and OXM makes nice replacement parts!
     
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  9. Dieseltech

    Dieseltech Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Thanks for the video
     
  10. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    Awesome. Thanks for the video.