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    Default How to properly install martin sts.

    I have a 2010 martin cheetah bow and i need to know how to properly install the sts on it. I cant seem to get the set screw to hold it properly over time, so what can i do to fix this and how did you install yours? I dont see why martin didnt just put threads in the riser like every other bow manufacturer out there. The set screw is a stupid idea in my opinion. Anyways, how do i get it to hold properly? Thanks.

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    I don't know exactly what the problem is with your mounting it. I simply inserted the sts in the hole and adjusted it and tightened the set screw. It is still in the same place it was when I installed it.
    Could it be the painted surface on the rod?



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    My problem is that over time it becomes loose and has some play up and down.

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    Has the set screw have any play in it? Mine didn't. How loose is the sts in the riser hole? Mine wasn't. Is it a Martin sts or after market?




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    Here is what we have done in the past on ones that loosened up. In the area on the sts rod where the set screw touches. Take a file and put a light 1/4" wide flat spot. Go to a hardware store and get a slightly longer set screw. This will give it more pressure and keep the rod from moving.


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    Ok thanks i will do that, and it is a martin sts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyotehunter11 View Post
    Ok thanks i will do that, and it is a martin sts.
    Without the set screw tighten how much play does the rod have?



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    While you're at the hardware store get a small tube of #242 Loctite and use that on the setscrew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    While you're at the hardware store get a small tube of #242 Loctite and use that on the setscrew.
    Thanks Barry, forgot to mention that.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    Without the set screw tighten how much play does the rod have?



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    Without the screw tightened it has quite a bit of play because it doesn't go into my riser very far at all. Right now i have the sts touching the string should i back it off of the string so the rod can go a little bit farther into the riser?

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