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Hey everyone, I had my Bowtech Insanity CPXL in the press last night and found that the screw holding down the roller guard (or flex guard) was really loose. So loose that the screw is bent.

So, I called the shop and asked if they had one in stock: nope. The owner told me that the roller guard screw is not supposed to be tightened down all the way. Say what??

Could someone out there give me the straight scoop on this? Should it be snugged up or left a little loose?

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They are not supposed to be tighten all the way down. I tighten mine to the point where the guard is seated about 1/16 to 3/32 from the outside of the edge of the riser. I believe Bowtech says to tighten all the way and then back out 1 full turn.


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They are not supposed to be tighten all the way down. I tighten mine to the point where the guard is seated about 1/16 to 3/32 from the outside of the edge of the riser. I believe Bowtech says to tighten all the way and then back out 1 full turn.


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The screw was at least 2-1/2 to 3 turns out when I checked it. I guess the thing to do is use blue Loc-Tite on the threads then run it down with a little slack. Obviously, the screw backed out quite a bit, far enough for it to bend.

From an engineering viewpoint, I can't understand why they would want it loose.
 

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I JUST tighten barely snug with loc-tite stays snug, can,t understand BT,s thinking either.
 

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There is so much pressure on that Fix Guard I doubt you need to use loctite. It won’t hurt I guess. I would bet mine is 2 to 3 turns backed off to get it to the depth I mentioned above. It’s the same thing with the limbs. Nothing holds them on except for pressure. If you break one down you will know right away what I mean. Limbs just fall right out of the limb pockets.
 

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There is so much pressure on that Fix Guard I doubt you need to use loctite. It won’t hurt I guess. I would bet mine is 2 to 3 turns backed off to get it to the depth I mentioned above. It’s the same thing with the limbs. Nothing holds them on except for pressure. If you break one down you will know right away what I mean. Limbs just fall right out of the limb pockets.
The one on my bow was backed out probably 2-1/2 to 3 turns and the screw was bent where the threaded part and the screw head intersect. To me, that's not cool.
I figure that it backed out; don't know, since I bought the bow used and have had it for about 2 months. Since I figure it backed out, that's the reason for the loctite. Like you said, it sure wouldn't hurt.
 

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Hmmm I thought you could use the screw to adjust how far away the cables are and also a way to fine tune your bow ? I adjust mine so I have just enough clearance between the cables and my fletching
 

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Hmmm I thought you could use the screw to adjust how far away the cables are and also a way to fine tune your bow ? I adjust mine so I have just enough clearance between the cables and my fletching
That's true. I called Bowtech and they mentioned that. Otherwise, the rule of thumb is 1 turn out, according to them.
I don't like the screw being backed out to the point that it bends; that just doesn't seem good at all.
 

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I saw a chart or FAQ from Bowtech some time ago indicating that and there are several different thickness flx-guards depending on the model and draw weight and the screws are factory adjusted for that model/weight... never fully tightened.
 

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That's true. I called Bowtech and they mentioned that. Otherwise, the rule of thumb is 1 turn out, according to them.
I don't like the screw being backed out to the point that it bends; that just doesn't seem good at all.
like you said , you bought the bow used which is a gamble sometimes , sounds like maybe the prev, owner backed it out ?? as much tension it is under , I really doubt it could ever back out by itself, Hope you find a replacement screw fast, Am surprised Bowtech didn't send you one , Their customer service has always been top notch to me.
 

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Hey everyone, I had my Bowtech Insanity CPXL in the press last night and found that the screw holding down the roller guard (or flex guard) was really loose. So loose that the screw is bent.

So, I called the shop and asked if they had one in stock: nope. The owner told me that the roller guard screw is not supposed to be tightened down all the way. Say what??

Could someone out there give me the straight scoop on this? Should it be snugged up or left a little loose?

Thanks!
Supposed to be loose to allow it to flex.
Most are somewhere between 1 & 2 turns from being bottomed out. It has a security torx as they don't intent for you to tighten it.
Most people never notice it being loose until it's in a press
There is also a small plastic "saddle" that sits between the flex piece and the riser so make sure that is in there. You will be able to see it without being in a press
 
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Hi...the idea of the flex guard is to keep everything in line at full draw. It is designed to flex and you only need it tight enough for arrow clearance. On the specialist it is backed out 1-1.5 turns. Call bowtech and speak with a tech.

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