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Lukeiio
01-10-2013, 09:54 AM
i dropped my beloved bengal yesterday and i just noticed that my idler wheel is damaged! i guess this would have caused string derailment, luckely i didnt pull the bow..

my question: do i just need a new wheel or could the bearing or axle also be damaged??? or could i even try to straighten the wheel myself??

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archerx7
01-10-2013, 11:21 AM
The new idler should come with new bearings already installed, I would suggest getting a new axle also.

gravedigger
01-10-2013, 01:20 PM
The new idler should come with new bearings already installed, I would suggest getting a new axle also.

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i would also back out the limb bolts to take some presure off it.dont know if the axle is cracked so it might be waiting to let loose and that would be oh so bad.check the limb forks and make sure they are not cracked.go over the limbs with a cotton ball and if there are any cotton fibers left on the limbs then it is for sure split.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-10-2013, 05:09 PM
Definitely not repairable and I would do as archerx7 suggested replace it all axle and idler. Sorry to hear you dropped it!



Hutch:cool:

Lukeiio
01-11-2013, 01:07 AM
thanks for the tips, i backed out the bolts already (i even considered removing the string and cables..?) and i couldnt find any sign of damage on the limbs.

can i do this kind of repair on my own? my bowmaster press just arrived!

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-11-2013, 03:31 AM
You don't need a press. All you need to do is back out each limb bolt equally. Say 3 turns one 3 turns the other. Until the string and cables are limp. Then take pics of how the string and cables route. Disassemble and repair. Reverse this procedure and your good to go.




Hutch:cool:

Lukeiio
01-11-2013, 06:20 AM
i disassembled my bow almost completely, but i still dont know how to remove the anchor for the split string from the axle...

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can anybody help me??

Arrow Splitter
01-11-2013, 07:03 AM
I believe you need to remove the two e-clips, one from each side. Be careful that they don't go flying when you push them off.

A.S

Lukeiio
01-11-2013, 07:21 AM
I believe you need to remove the two e-clips, one from each side. Be careful that they don't go flying when you push them off.

thanks, it worked great!

Arrow Splitter
01-11-2013, 07:23 AM
thanks, it worked great!

No problem, glad I could help.

A.S