Here are the kits I got in the mail yesterday.
OK, here is the kit for the V11R:
Detail of the new switch parts:
Here is the kit for the V10R Ti+:
Detail of the new switch parts (yup, same as with the other kit - which is expected):
New V10R switch parts on top, old ones (with my Bearing Brass ring) on the bottom - yes, host bored for the "fat" cell
I assembled the V10R Ti+ with the new parts, and on the right is the V11R "stock" (old/original parts):
Close up on the new (middle) vs. old parts (bottom):
No, you can't use the old Ti button cover with the new retaining ring - the retaining ring's ID is slightly larger than the OD on the Ti button cover:
Trying out the new screws on the clip:
Which one is better? That is for each person to decide, but I feel the kit will be good enough for most folks (plus again, it is free) as it eliminated the single most frustrating part of these great lights - horrible sound from the original metal button cover and metal retaining ring.
PayPal Sent for 1 x Delrin Retaining Ring!
sorry for noob question but would someone please tell me how to get the free rubber kit?
thought i would try it for free.. then order the Delrin ring if not up to par.
If you bought your light from a dealer go ahead and ask them first if they have the free kit that they can sent to you. Details on the kit on my website:
If you bought it from other source, Ebay, private party, etc., try to ask for the kit directly from Sunwayman.
Are these still available? Tried sending a pm but wasn't able to.
No problem, thanks for replying.
I have quick searched all five pages of this thread for the word "lubricant" without success, so I assume it hasn't come up in the discussion. After checking with SWM on the electrical suitability of dry spray lubricant, I experimented with a teflon spray (actually designed for bicycle chains). It penetrates the pores of the metal, reduces friction and stays put under extreme pressure and in this application really does provide a significant improvement in the action of SWM V10r Ti+ switch. The switch remains a funky, unfortunate aspect of an otherwise excellent flashlight design, but it can be improved this easily. Of course I'd love to buy a delrin ring but alas they are no longer available...and, according to Will, likely to remain so.
Last edited by rlichter; 04-14-2013 at 07:48 PM.
I would be interested in 2 Delrin retaining ring kits for Sunwayman V10R and V11R when or if you produce another batch.
Are you still producing the bearing bronze retaining rings?
Last edited by thslw8jg; 04-12-2013 at 04:47 PM.
Are the v10 delrin retaining ring kits still available? I'd like to get 2.