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    Lightbulb Cam lean and limb twist help!

    The cause of cam lean and limb twist is usually the cable guard or ccs or any thing that pulls the cables to the side.
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    To fix the lean you need to twist the opposite side of the lean on the yoke (the split in the cable) in the pic below it shows the cam leans to the right on top. I would need to twist the opposite side, the left to bring the limb down to even the cam. The cam bottom needs go to the right.
    Measure the ATA on both sides. Choose the side that is closest to ATA. Twist the opposite side with a few twists and check the ATA on both sides again. Make the ATA equal. Then check for cam lean and twist the opposite cable on the split yoke. Then at full draw have some one measure the ATA on both sides. And repeat until lean is gone. Do not twist the cable from the bottom. It only shortens the ATA.
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    thks hutch nice pic helps alot

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    Yes,good explanation Hutch.
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    Yep, now it makes sense. Pics are worth a thousand words. You are the "wise one" Hutch, lol.
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    It is very confusing with only words, so that is why I did pics so everyone can keep referring back to them.


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    Good writeup but you are going to confuse people with the title, it's idler lean. Cam lean is the result of the cable guard pulling the string and cable but can't be fixed; idler lean can be adjusted by the yoke though.
    Recurves: 40lb X-200, 45 & 50lb Hunters, 45lb Mamba

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    Why does it bother you?

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    It doesn't bother me at all, I knew what you meant; but this is Martin's technical forum and there are probably some new bow owners that might not. No offense intended and no need to get defensive, I said good writeup.
    Recurves: 40lb X-200, 45 & 50lb Hunters, 45lb Mamba

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptJJ View Post
    It doesn't bother me at all, I knew what you meant; but this is Martin's technical forum and there are probably some new bow owners that might not. No offense intended and no need to get defensive, I said good writeup.
    Obviously it did bother you! You are the only one that replied trying to correct me. Unlike others that didn't say a word on my mistake. We are here to help one another not to look at each others mistakes. It is understood by those who have read it what I meant even the beginners. I am not a perfectionist, I just like to help the best way I can. A wrong word doesn't change the mechanics of my write up.


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    At least this thread will show up when someone searches for "idler" now. Wrong information doesn't help people, it's really not a big deal.
    Recurves: 40lb X-200, 45 & 50lb Hunters, 45lb Mamba

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