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rdmwc
03-30-2011, 05:11 AM
Ok, here's the deal. I have a 2009 warthog that has 2010 cams and strings but 2009 limbs (purchased it this way used last august). It is 60# limbs and I would like 70# limbs. I found someone interested in trading and they wanted pictures so I removed my limbs to take pix and noticed that my roto cups were seized on the riser, to the point I had to tap them off with a mallet! So I then looked at the holes in the limbs where the pins go in to align them and they are elongated and the pins wobble pretty badly in them. My question is, would this be covered in the warranty? If so, would the also send the new roto cups? And could I pay some extra and get 70# instead of 60#?

HawgEnvy
03-30-2011, 06:05 AM
I'm thinkin the pros are going to want pics in order to assess the problem and answer your question properly. Stick around. Someone will be with you soon

bfisher
03-30-2011, 09:45 AM
My answer would be to take the pictures and save them to your computer ready to upload. Then call Joel at Martin warranty dept. and talk to him. He can tell you where to send the pics and make his own assessment. Or maybe he'll tell you to work through a dealer.

Of course you could always post them here, too. We're always interested and willing to learn.

rdmwc
03-31-2011, 03:08 AM
Thanks for the responses guys! I will take detailed pictures tonight and post them...

rdmwc
03-31-2011, 06:08 PM
Well, good news. I took some pictures and thoroughly inspected the limbs. The top limb has one oval hole and one that's still pretty good however it has indentions from the roto cup which you can see in the pix.
Now for the bad news. After a closer look the bottom limb has 2 oval holes, pretty bad. Also, there are deep indentions from the roto cup AND there are 6 small cracks in the limbs going lengthwise. You can see them in the picture between the hole and the sticker...
Think I will be contacting Martin. What do you guys think?2303230423052306

whman
04-01-2011, 04:26 AM
Hey RDMWC,
Of course I can't speak for Martin, but my Warthog broke a couple of limbs, too. Martin finally sent a set of the solid glass limbs that, so far at least, have not given any trouble. I did NOT have the frozen Roto Cups, however, so I'm guessing that there was a lack of lubricant placed on your bow during assembly. If I knew then what I know now, I would have immediately taken my new Martin apart prior to ever loosing an arrow and carefully lubed and assembled it by hand, making sure that it was put together properly. I believe that a great part of the problems that I had, and you too, is not due to engineering but poor construction of the components and even worse assembly. The good news.....Martin's customer service was top notch. They could have blown me off, as so many companies do, but instead provided the materials needed to solve the problem with no questions asked. So, even though I don't trust my Warthog any longer, I will probably buy another Martin.....maybe even this year.
Good luck in your quest for a solution.

HawgEnvy
04-01-2011, 05:16 AM
[QUOTE=whman;44609]Hey RDMWC,
Of course I can't speak for Martin, but my Warthog broke a couple of limbs, too. Martin finally sent a set of the solid glass limbs that, so far at least, have not given any trouble. I did NOT have the frozen Roto Cups, however, so I'm guessing that there was a lack of lubricant placed on your bow during assembly. If I knew then what I know now, I would have immediately taken my new Martin apart prior to ever loosing an arrow and carefully lubed and assembled it by hand, making sure that it was put together properly. I believe that a great part of the problems that I had, and you too, is not due to engineering but poor construction of the components and even worse assembly. The good news.....Martin's customer service was top notch. They could have blown me off, as so many companies do, but instead provided the materials needed to solve the problem with no questions asked. So, even though I don't trust my Warthog any longer, I will probably buy another Martin.....maybe even this year.

well,since you can't trust the hog....send it off to me. I'll trust it

whman
04-01-2011, 06:19 AM
Hey Hawgenvy,
I wasn't looking to give my Warthog away....it's just that after having limbs fail twice before finding a fix, I don't necessaryly trust the bow to take on a long, expensive hunt. Probably after a thousand trouble free shots down range, my feelings will change. My Bengal, on the other hand, has been trouble free from the beginning....and accurate and smooth....all of the things that a good bow should be. Thats one of the reasons that I'm considering a new Martin this year.....that and the good customer service I got from Joel at Martin.
Take care.....by the way, if you want to purchase my Warthog....I have 850.00 in it now..the purchase price and two trips to the pro shop for repair. I'll be happy to sell it to you for that price.....just let me know.

rdmwc
04-01-2011, 06:40 AM
Whman, did they give you 2010 roto cups and limbs as replacement?

whman
04-01-2011, 07:16 AM
RDMWC,
Yes, they did....the new cups that come up over the edges of the limb. That would probably have eliminated the elongated holes in your limbs to begin with.
Best of luck with your bow repairs.....I believe that Martin will take very good care of you. I think that they're interested in providing fixes that really do work.
Take care!

HawgEnvy
04-01-2011, 10:29 AM
Hey Hawgenvy,
I wasn't looking to give my Warthog away....it's just that after having limbs fail twice before finding a fix, I don't necessaryly trust the bow to take on a long, expensive hunt. Probably after a thousand trouble free shots down range, my feelings will change. My Bengal, on the other hand, has been trouble free from the beginning....and accurate and smooth....all of the things that a good bow should be. Thats one of the reasons that I'm considering a new Martin this year.....that and the good customer service I got from Joel at Martin.
Take care.....by the way, if you want to purchase my Warthog....I have 850.00 in it now..the purchase price and two trips to the pro shop for repair. I'll be happy to sell it to you for that price.....just let me know.

i wish. im not in the market right now. i just got my Athens recently. between that and the Cheetah,i need to spend some quality bonding time with just the 2 before hunting season starts. otherwise id be interested. when i was looking for one last year, they were nearly non-existant. otherwise id have one already. thanks for the offer though.

so.whats your new Martin going to be? have you givin it much thought?

whman
04-01-2011, 10:56 AM
I'm waiting to see how they perform.....should know for sure within the next two to three months. I DO know that my focus is going to be far more oriented towards rock solid dependability and not speed. The Onza looks good right now.
Good luck with those two new bows that you've got there.....you're right, you don't need a new bow right now....just focus on that deadly duo you just purchased.
Take care, brother.

rdmwc
04-01-2011, 12:31 PM
I thought I read somewhere they were open m-f until 4:30pm? I called after work and they only open until noon on Friday! Guess I have to wait until Monday. : (

rdmwc
04-04-2011, 10:17 AM
Well, just got off phone with Martin Tech. Said order new limbs from local dealer. I should have figured that would be the outcome since I purchased second hand. Boy was that a waste of money ! Lol don't get me wrong, I loved my warthog, but when limbs and roto cups are going to cost me almost as much as I paid for my bow. Now to buy a diff. Bow or spend the $$ for new limbs and cups? What do you guys think? Doesn't help the dealer told me last guy that bought limbs from Martin took over 2 months to get!!!

Arrow Splitter
04-04-2011, 10:42 AM
Well, just got off phone with Martin Tech. Said order new limbs from local dealer. I should have figured that would be the outcome since I purchased second hand. Boy was that a waste of money ! Lol don't get me wrong, I loved my warthog, but when limbs and roto cups are going to cost me almost as much as I paid for my bow. Now to buy a diff. Bow or spend the $$ for new limbs and cups? What do you guys think? Doesn't help the dealer told me last guy that bought limbs from Martin took over 2 months to get!!!

That's too bad. I got my bow off of eBay, and my dealer didn't charge me anything except a $20 installation fee.

A.S

Spiker
04-04-2011, 12:23 PM
Well, just got off phone with Martin Tech. Said order new limbs from local dealer. I should have figured that would be the outcome since I purchased second hand. Boy was that a waste of money ! Lol don't get me wrong, I loved my warthog, but when limbs and roto cups are going to cost me almost as much as I paid for my bow. Now to buy a diff. Bow or spend the $$ for new limbs and cups? What do you guys think? Doesn't help the dealer told me last guy that bought limbs from Martin took over 2 months to get!!!

I think if it were me - I would buy a new bow so I am up and shooting. Then save up $$ and search for the parts to fix my other bow.
Ya never know, you might decide to customize it or run across a great deal on the parts you need or...
In the meantime it dont hurt to have it in a box if you have another to shoot and have fun with.

rdmwc
04-04-2011, 02:02 PM
Just got it all taken care of at my dealer! They had a nemesis, man I wish I had that kinda $$!

HawgEnvy
04-04-2011, 02:39 PM
Just got it all taken care of at my dealer! They had a nemesis, man I wish I had that kinda $$!

so...how was it taken care of? I shot last years Nemesis. I like,but not the price.

rdmwc
04-06-2011, 02:21 AM
Ya, I didn't even ask price cuz I know they are expensive.
I told them I had broken limbs on my warthog and they checked them over. After looking at them he said, ya, we will exchange these out for you.then I asked if I could get 70# instead, and he said sure! Said it will take about a month. It's going to be the longest month of my life! Can't wait to have my hog back!! Bigger and badder than ever!

HawgEnvy
04-06-2011, 05:55 AM
thumbs up for good CS!

rdmwc
04-06-2011, 06:55 AM
Yep, its a brand new dealer and range and bar. My buddies are no longer going to the place we used to go, we will now be going there! Even though its another 15 min further away.