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Modified?I got this with a bunch of Benzin parts, it looks very much like a modified standard 10mm Benzin part, with the upper flybar carrier extensions machined off. I don't know if it's a Vario or home modification, though it appears to have been done after the factory anodizing of the head piece. The grips appear standard in all respects. It has a crossbolt, and needs a clamping ring to fix to the shaft. You would need to modify the washout assembly or fit a swashplate driver as described above.
The thrust bearings appear to be missing from the head, I didn't take it apart but the spindle seems to be nice and straight, as with grip bearings. I suspect it was a project that never got off the ground.
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