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Coyotehunter11
11-09-2011, 12:31 PM
I have a 2010 martin cheetah bow and i need to know how to properly install the sts on it. I cant seem to get the set screw to hold it properly over time, so what can i do to fix this and how did you install yours? I dont see why martin didnt just put threads in the riser like every other bow manufacturer out there. The set screw is a stupid idea in my opinion. Anyways, how do i get it to hold properly? Thanks.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
11-09-2011, 12:46 PM
I don't know exactly what the problem is with your mounting it. I simply inserted the sts in the hole and adjusted it and tightened the set screw. It is still in the same place it was when I installed it.
Could it be the painted surface on the rod?



Hutch:cool:

Coyotehunter11
11-09-2011, 12:57 PM
My problem is that over time it becomes loose and has some play up and down.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
11-09-2011, 01:06 PM
Has the set screw have any play in it? Mine didn't. How loose is the sts in the riser hole? Mine wasn't. Is it a Martin sts or after market?




Hutch:cool:

Hutch~n~Son Archery
11-09-2011, 01:13 PM
Here is what we have done in the past on ones that loosened up. In the area on the sts rod where the set screw touches. Take a file and put a light 1/4" wide flat spot. Go to a hardware store and get a slightly longer set screw. This will give it more pressure and keep the rod from moving.


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Coyotehunter11
11-09-2011, 01:26 PM
Ok thanks i will do that, and it is a martin sts.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
11-09-2011, 01:34 PM
Ok thanks i will do that, and it is a martin sts.Without the set screw tighten how much play does the rod have?



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bfisher
11-09-2011, 01:37 PM
While you're at the hardware store get a small tube of #242 Loctite and use that on the setscrew.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
11-09-2011, 01:39 PM
While you're at the hardware store get a small tube of #242 Loctite and use that on the setscrew.Thanks Barry, forgot to mention that.




Hutch:cool:

Coyotehunter11
11-09-2011, 02:44 PM
Without the set screw tighten how much play does the rod have?



Hutch:cool:
Without the screw tightened it has quite a bit of play because it doesn't go into my riser very far at all. Right now i have the sts touching the string should i back it off of the string so the rod can go a little bit farther into the riser?

Hutch~n~Son Archery
11-09-2011, 03:32 PM
Without the screw tightened it has quite a bit of play because it doesn't go into my riser very far at all. Right now i have the sts touching the string should i back it off of the string so the rod can go a little bit farther into the riser?Touching the string or a credit card width away. Depends on the bow. Which ever works the best. A quick tip would be to use a piece of scotch tape on the rod to use as a filler to tighten up the slack. If that is not thick enough use electrical tape.


Hutch:cool:

justin
11-09-2011, 04:09 PM
Yeah, the tape trick will do wonders for you!