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    Quote Originally Posted by darkember View Post
    Ok this afternoon I have been loosening off the limbs to remove the 2 degree to the left lean at the rear of the idler wheel.

    What I have noticed is the more twists I add to the right hand cable to sort out the left rear lean the more the front side will lean. Am i doing it correctly or is there a happy medium where there will always be a little lean?? Will try & get some photos to show what I mean.

    Having had a close look at the photo in the bow measurment thread the rear is perfectly aligned but from that picture I cannot see what is happening off the front of the idler wheel, the arrow is blocking the view. From where the double pulley wheel is located at the centre of the bow it stands to reason that there will be a lean off the front of the idler wheel.
    It sounds like you have done it correctly. Ideally you want the string coming off the back of the cam straight. The front will be what it is because of the string being pulled toward the cable rod or in your case the CCS. The only thing you might want to keep an eye on is fraying where the string comes off the front of the idler. The shorter the bow the more angle there is and the more possiblity of the string rubbing the outer edge of the wheel. If this happens don't keep shooting the bow or think, like some people, that getting custom strings or serving this area is going to cure the problem. What you'll have to do is take a couple twists out of the yoke and live with some cam lean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    It sounds like you have done it correctly. Ideally you want the string coming off the back of the cam straight. The front will be what it is because of the string being pulled toward the cable rod or in your case the CCS. The only thing you might want to keep an eye on is fraying where the string comes off the front of the idler. The shorter the bow the more angle there is and the more possiblity of the string rubbing the outer edge of the wheel. If this happens don't keep shooting the bow or think, like some people, that getting custom strings or serving this area is going to cure the problem. What you'll have to do is take a couple twists out of the yoke and live with some cam lean.
    That answer has cleared up lots thanks. I have also noticed that the lean completley vannishes when the bow is at full draw. I feel I am pretty close to the sweet point. Thanks again

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    Finally got all the lean cleared off the rear of the idler wheel. It took at alot of twists to get there but everything is straight & square. I'm one happy man
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    How's the bow grouping now?
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    Waiting for the arrows will let you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkember View Post
    Finally got all the lean cleared off the rear of the idler wheel. It took at alot of twists to get there but everything is straight & square. I'm one happy man
    Good for you. One thing I often hear is people suggesting putting a couple twists in one side of the yoke. As you may have found out, "A couple twists my azz". Try anywhere from 5 to 16 twists. A couple isn't going to do squat.
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