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Question Installing Boyesen reeds on Phazer- Is this normal?

Has anyone installed the Boyesen Dual-stage reeds before? I’m putting some on a Phazer II and I’m wondering if this is normal:

After tightening the reeds down, the bottom reeds don’t appear to be sealing completely against the reed cage. They are sitting slightly open; about a few thousands. The top reeds; however, appear to be sealing flat against the bottom reeds.
I have tried turning them over as the instructions suggested, but it didn't make any difference. That bottom reed sits slightly open either way.

I’m wondering if this is normal and will perform as they should, or do I have something else going on? My stock reeds and cages worked just fine and are in perfect shape. I’m just doing upgrades during its down time. I’ve read that the Boyesen reeds are highly recommended so I wanted to give them a try.

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Did you have to cut the reed stuffers off the stock cage?
Your not suppose to even see day light!
I would put them in and run it for a while then pull them back out and then flip them over?
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Thanks for your reply!

The instructions said nothing about cutting anything. I thought maybe it's somewhat normal for them to be slightly ajar until you run it a few times.
I need to go back over them very carefully to see what's happening. Maybe I missed something, but I doubt it.

I have some precision measuring equipment I use for machining, so I will check everything very carefully to see exactly what component isn't truly flat.
I'd like to think it's not the reeds as they are new. And I wouldn't think it's my cages as they have less than 800 original miles on them, but who knows.

Again, thank you for your reply!
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