Lo-Rider clip on Dodo

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Lo-Rider clip on Dodo

Postby phillipsted » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:47 am

I was fiddling around last night and decided to swap out the clip on the new orange Dodo for a lo-rider. I had an extra wire clip from my Ti UKPK, which I carry sans clip.

Interesting results. I'll have to get another shot later of the knife in my pocket. All you can see is the clip and a little orange "jelly bean" sticking out of the pocket. Not threatening at all - it doesn't even look like a knife, to be honest.

The fit was another matter. The original clip is *really* embedded into the grooves on the scale. Very tight. Once I got it removed, getting the lo-rider clip in place took a lot of trial and error (plus a leatherman to help gently push it into the grooves. I had to remove and bend the clip a couple of times to get it adjusted - and as you might be able to see in the photos, it isn't seated very well yet, although it clips nicely to the pocket. I'll try it again later...

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Postby Clip » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:18 am

I'd seen those clips and wondered if it could be done. Thanks for the pics!
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Postby syphen » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:30 am

My black and blue dodo's both have the lower riding clips from UKPK's.. I prefer the carry a lot more that way. Don't have any more spare UKPK clips to swap out my orange's clip at this time though.
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Postby eloreno » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:09 am

I tried to swap the clip on my orange sprint dodo with 2 different low ride clips. It gave me a hell of a time. I ended up putting the original clip back on.

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Postby Jay_Ev » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:45 pm

Nice mod. To my eye, it looks better and I am interested in trying it.
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Postby Blerv » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:03 pm

Very cool. A definite mod for me :) .
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Postby Sithus1966 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:16 pm

I saw someone do this and decided to try myself. I ended up swapping with my Sage 3, but the Dodo slots required a little modification to make it work. I used part of phillipsted's picture to illustrate the problem area. It was just a matter of scrapping away a little G-10 to make the ends fit all the way down in the slots.

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Postby Benny90 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:45 pm

Nice, I was thinking of that exact same thing when looking at the similarities between the lo-ride and regular wire clip. Good to see it actually 'works'. Just need a tiny bit of adjustment and your there. Maybe a little filing around the clip base and it should fit like a glove.

Speaking of lo-ride clips, I was thinking about getting one for my PM2. However, like the clip on the Delica, it actually allows something to grip onto when opening and closing the blade. For that reason I think I might have to stick with the stock clips.

Eidt: Just saw you got it fitting nicely, good job!

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Postby kbuzbee » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:04 pm

Benny90 wrote:
Speaking of lo-ride clips, I was thinking about getting one for my PM2.
Kind of a kludge, but it works very nicely.....

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Postby StangBang » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:44 pm

I did the same mod to mine and love it :)
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Postby phillipsted » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:38 pm

I had STR make me a couple of titanium lo-rider clips last year - one for my FRN Stretch and another for my EDC Para2. Both have worked out great. They cut the profile of the knife down substantially and make them easier to take out on the town. The only disadvantage is that you have to reach a bit deeper in your pocket to grasp the knife... Overall, STR is great to deal with and very helpful in making the right clip for the job.

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Postby xceptnl » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:46 pm

I keep telling myself "you need to order some of those STR titanium clips" One of these days I will get off my butt & do it.
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Postby spyderHS08 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:22 pm

i did the same and it gave me a hell of a time as well, i was able to bend it and make it work after a few times. Im happy with the results. One of My black dodos has a low ride clip as well
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Postby Shakyamuni » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:27 pm

kbuzbee wrote:Kind of a kludge, but it works very nicely.....

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Postby Benny90 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:37 pm

^ Looks like the base to the old clip that he modified a bit. Definitely a pretty cool and resourceful mod :cool:

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Postby kbuzbee » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:57 am

Benny90 wrote:^ Looks like the base to the old clip that he modified a bit. Definitely a pretty cool and resourceful mod :cool:
Thanks Brother! Exactly that. I Dremelled a couple channels under it to fit the wire then screwed the base over the top for retention. If I were harder on my knives (in carry, not use ;) ) I might have put a bit of CA in the channels before reassembly. I've done this to several knives now. GB, the Bob T in my sig, a Phoenix, the D2 Para... I really prefer the lower ride wire to every other clip out there (though the STR mod is very nice!)

The most difficult part is generally cutting the channels around the screw holes ;) Not much room to work there, and my eyes aren't what they once were....

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Postby Sonny » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:04 am

kbuzbee wrote:Thanks Brother! Exactly that. I Dremelled a couple channels under it to fit the wire then screwed the base over the top for retention. If I were harder on my knives (in carry, not use ;) ) I might have put a bit of CA in the channels before reassembly. I've done this to several knives now. GB, the Bob T in my sig, a Phoenix, the D2 Para... I really prefer the lower ride wire to every other clip out there (though the STR mod is very nice!)

The most difficult part is generally cutting the channels around the screw holes ;) Not much room to work there, and my eyes aren't what they once were....

Cheers,

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Postby kbuzbee » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:20 am

Sonny wrote:Innovation, intelligence, incentive leads to something nice quite often. Good work! Sonny
Thanks Sonny, I've been very happy with the results.

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