Well, I received my new x-bar and finally got around to installing it.
There is one minor little issue: the akas don't fit anymore!
i remember that there were new clips that replaced the old ones to prevent the akas from accidentally releasing, could this be the culprit?
Glad you received the new xbar so quickly. And sad to see the akas are not snapping in properly.
I am experiencing a similiar (but not exactly the same) issue with my new replacement xbar with the double weld. I too have the new aka clips install on my akas that replaced the old ones to prevent the akas from accidentally releasing. While my akas do clip in, they pop out of the xbar too easily with a simple outward jerk on the aka.
On my friend's TI, while he and his wife was sailing and fishing in the open ocean, the akas popped out of the xbar. This was not the optimal time for the akas to accidentally release from the xbar. Luckily, he was able to snap the aka back in before capsizing.
I wonder how many TIs are affected by this issue? Is anyone considering screwing their akas into the xbar to make this connection more permanent?