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scottie
05-25-2010, 04:43 PM
I just bought the Martin STS for my 2009 Cheetah and it doesn't seem to fit. My bow has the hole in the back of the riser with the set screw on the side. I was under the impression the STS just slides in and then you tighten the set screw. The one I bought is a Martin STS which said it was for most '09 bows including the cheetah. The STS will only just barely fit into the riser and then you are unable to adjust it in either direction. Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue. Guess I'm just going to go buy the Limbsaver STS with the front mount. Let me know if I'm missing something.

bfisher
05-25-2010, 05:29 PM
Goodness man. Just take a 3/8" drill bit and ream the hole out a little bit. Spin it by hand. Or you could get a piece of 5/16" wooden dowel and some fine grit sandpaper to so the same thing. It removes very little metal, but just removes some of the rough surfaces inside the hole.

scottie
05-25-2010, 06:00 PM
Ok tried the 3/8" drill bit by hand. The bit itself slides in with no problems. I did like you said and made sure it was all smoothed out inside. The STS still doesn't fit. When I say it barely fits, I mean about 1/8" of the STS will enter the riser. Is it possible that this STS is not made for the '09 Cheetahs?

bfisher
05-25-2010, 07:53 PM
Ok tried the 3/8" drill bit by hand. The bit itself slides in with no problems. I did like you said and made sure it was all smoothed out inside. The STS still doesn't fit. When I say it barely fits, I mean about 1/8" of the STS will enter the riser. Is it possible that this STS is not made for the '09 Cheetahs?

I doubt it. The rod is supposed to be 3/8" also. Maybe you have one that's slightly oversized. Here's another trick. take some fine sandpaper and squeeze it over about the first inch of the end of the rod (the end that fits into the riser). Squeeze the sandpaper and rotate the rod to sand down the diameter of the rod a bit.. Maybe it's just the finish on the rod that makes it tight. Don't go crazy. It might only take a little bit. The rod is supposed to fit snugly.

One other trick that some of us use is that once you get the rod in and turned to the position you want go ahead and tighten the set screw. Then loosen it and pull the rod out of the riser. Look to see where the set screw indents the rod and file a flat spot there. This gives a flat area for the set screw to seat on which makes for a more secure fit. It doesn't hurt to use some #242 Loctite on the screw either.

I'm really sorry you're having this problem in the first place. You'd think a 3/8" rod would fit into a 3/8" machined hole, but I guess not. I know mine's pretty tight, too. But you already laid out the money for it. You may as well use it. Why lay out another $40 when a little work on your part will do.

scottie
05-25-2010, 08:02 PM
Thanks for being so quick to respond. I'll try that tomorrow. I'm sure thats probably all it needs.

gibson 787
05-25-2010, 08:27 PM
You're a good man Barry, I'd like to have a buck for every time you've helped someone out here and on AT. Yeah i know what you're going to say, that's what the sight's are for. It's just some people are more willing to help out than others.

Anyway, I know I'm not alone in saying how much I and a lot of people appreciate your knowledge and willingness to help.

Good on ya mate

bfisher
05-26-2010, 06:25 PM
You're a good man Barry, I'd like to have a buck for every time you've helped someone out here and on AT. Yeah i know what you're going to say, that's what the sight's are for. It's just some people are more willing to help out than others.

Anyway, I know I'm not alone in saying how much I and a lot of people appreciate your knowledge and willingness to help.

Good on ya mate

Thanks for the kind words Gibby. Many things come with age (I'll be 63 next month), among them knowledge, but just as importantly is recognizing that there are many new poeple getting into this sport. I feel that although much of what I've learned over the course of my shooting career is somewhat dated it still has a place in archery today. As I age I'm losing muscle mass, eyesight, hearing and a lot of stuff so my shooting skills aren't what they once were. I do feel an obligation to give something back to a sport that has been my passion and the way to do this is to share some of what I've learned hoping that it will serve others, that they too will be able to pass it along when their time comes. Propagate the sport, if you want to say it that way.

I'm not the most technically advanced person in archery matters. Most of what I share is general in nature and applies to almost any compound bow and/or arrows and accessories.

OK, I'm running off at the keyboard. Time to stop.

gibson 787
05-26-2010, 06:48 PM
My pleasure Barry, and 63 aint old, I'll be 60 in July. Where do the years go? just seems like the years are'nt as long as they once used to be.

All the best
Dave

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Destroyer
05-26-2010, 07:54 PM
63 aint old, I'll be 60 in July.

Yes it is Dave. :D

(just kidding lol!)

bfisher
05-27-2010, 01:34 PM
Yes it is Dave. :D

(just kidding lol!)

You're looking to cause trouble, ain't ya? Well, I have this saying I come out with once in a while. GRAB A BONE!!!!!!!!!! I might have to grow old, but I refuse to grow up.

You'll change your tune when you're our age.

Have a nice evening.

Destroyer
05-27-2010, 08:09 PM
You'll change your tune when you're our age.

Hey, as long as we have decent robot women by then I'll be happy. :D

bfisher
05-28-2010, 03:40 PM
Hey, as long as we have decent robot women by then I'll be happy. :D

I hear ya on that one. Robot women that are programmed to not say "NO". Those that don't need credit cards or checkbooks or a new car every five years. Don't hold your breath!!!!!!!

tommyhydro
05-28-2010, 06:20 PM
Ok tried the 3/8" drill bit by hand. The bit itself slides in with no problems. I did like you said and made sure it was all smoothed out inside. The STS still doesn't fit. When I say it barely fits, I mean about 1/8" of the STS will enter the riser. Is it possible that this STS is not made for the '09 Cheetahs?

i have an '09 cheetah and i had a straight up STS that i had on my old bow, my main prob was getting it to set tight. once i got it though my rig is sniper silent.....im talkin like vasilli zeitzev quiet. i had to change set-screws...... i put in a beefier one and my rig is golden

polaris754
05-29-2010, 03:20 AM
hey do you think buy chance your hitting the set screw or a burr? look look :eek: