The tech you spoke with mentioned "serving" material as being a culprit. The
serving is the thread material that is wrapped around the string. If you are
not experiencing string wear this is a non-issue."
Then the serving was/is a factory issue, not the thread (post) starter.
There is no serving on my Firecat anywhere close to the TRG, so I wonder what that means for me? My understanding was, when they tried using serving on the cables going through the TRG, it ate away at the plastic, so they decided to NOT use serving there. Might have to call Martin and get a definitive answer on this.
Hey everyone. I'm back on this issue. So ... to put politely I did not serve the original string so I didn't cause the TRG wear. The string was a stock issue and the serving was definately acting like a saw blade on the TRG because of it's perpendicular orientaion to the TRG slide. I went to my local shop and we fixed that issue temporarily until the new TRG and string come from Martin. But wait the plot thickens. After backing off the serving I visually checked the string and as I was pulling it back I noticed to my horror that the bus cable was nearly 2/3 chewed through by the inside slide of the TRG! I called Joel sent him a picture and he is sending out a new bus cable as well. After all of this I can't help but wonder if maybe this whole new TRG/SOS system is a good idea. The system on my Bengel was fine. Roller guides and an STS were proven to be great. I can't help but wonder if this was just a fluke because I have one of the first bows? Was there a QC problem with the TRG that I happened to get? I am worried at this point. The saga continues
And the plot thickens.
The string and cables on the Exile here in the shop are not served at the TRG although the idler serving on the string does come down almost to the TRG, it does not touch it.
I think once you get the string, cable and TRG are replaced you should be good to go. I would reccomend keeping the string/cable waxed on a regular basis at least where it runs through the TRG.
I appriciate the help. Yes the serving was all the way down the string to the TRG and it was killing it. I kept it well waxed all along but that didn't make a difference. Why would it right? My giant concern now is the bus cable. There was no serving in that equation. What caused it to fray so badly? I'm extremely worried that this problem wont go away. If you want pictures send me an email and I will send them out. I seem to be having problems trying to attach them to this post. firstname.lastname@example.org Once again thanks for trying to help.
How are the string/cable routed through the TRG? This one has the cable going to the inside part and the string going through the outside (open) part of the TRG.