- Jan 15, 2008
My original comment that started us on this bunny trail:GP, my comments are simply to point out that there is a difference between ‘potential failure modes’ and ‘potential for less reliability’.
Increased potential failure modes DO NOT equal potential for less reliability. They are two different things. Just Google FMEA and you‘ll see what I‘m getting at.
"Personally, the nuts and bolts aspect interests me the most. As you may or may not know, every added part becomes a possible point of failure. Also, every additional interface between parts becomes another possible point of failure. Not casting aspersions on the Norton factory, or producers of any of the parts in either kit, nor on designers of any of those parts, but creation of a new part can sometimes have an unexpected failure mode that is only revealed in use over time; that's another possible point of failure even in a "static" part."
No mention of "potential for less reliability"
I'll go back and keep looking for anywhere that I may have mentioned "potential for less reliability", and return with clarification...