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I put a new Vapor Trail string and buss cable on my Outback and now am in the process of setting it up. I've read 2 different versions on how the idler wheel should be set up.

1. Straight in-line with the cable.

2. With a lean where if you laid an arrow flush to the idler wheel on the arrow rest side, it should be pointing at the nock.

Which is correct?

I already have the ATA, brace height and timing marks set.

Thanks for your input.
 

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with the lean...

at rest place arrow on rest side, slide point to nock point. it should be right in line with the string right at that point!!! That the proper at rest place for it..
 

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I would set it up this way;

Get a buddy to lay the arrow flush on the idler wheel while you're at full draw the arrow your buddy is holding should be pointing straight down. It should be just on the left side (outside) of the arrow you have nocked (for RH shooters)

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Thanks for the replies. The idea of having someone lay an arrow on the idler whell while at full draw sounds a little dangerous. Any one else have any input?
 

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Here's a picture with the bow at rest, lay the arrow on the shelf side of the idler. Also you can look up when at full draw to check if the string is tracking straight off the idle.
 

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rthurt said:
Thanks for the replies. The idea of having someone lay an arrow on the idler whell while at full draw sounds a little dangerous. Any one else have any input?
Call Mathews and ask the Tec’s about doing this. This is what they will tell you to do in getting the idler wheel set up right. Just be careful…

Shouldn't be a problem my bow's NEVER "goes off" unless I want it to. :wink: Just keep you finger off the trigger :eek:

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If your ATA and cam rotation are set to exact spec, you set the idler wheel lean by untwisting the right side of the cable yoke 1/2 twist at a time until the arrow tracks off the idler wheel straight at full draw. By doing it this way, it will not affect the ATA or cam rotation. The ATA on the arrow rest side should be 31 1/2 inches and no more than 31 9/16 on the right side.
 

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I use the arrow on the idler method...works like a dream.
 
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