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Bow Saddle

Post by john_aldrich » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:27 pm

The saddle that my top bows rest on when the top is down is loose. I know there is a nut on it inside but for the life of me simply peeling back the panels I cannot reach that nut to tighten it.

Suggestions? Tricks?


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Re: Bow Saddle

Post by john_aldrich » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:34 pm

Here is a picture for clarification.
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Re: Bow Saddle

Post by DanTreace » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:57 pm

Isn’t a nut inside, only a female thread boss on the metal upright strut. Use a pipe wrench or vice grip pliers to snug the top prop rod.

Appears to me your prop rod has a bullet nose sleeve over the outer end, might be there to increase the rod diameter for earlier saddle, early have 5/8” hole, later 23-27 have 1/2” holes for the later 1/2” prop rod.
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Re: Bow Saddle

Post by George House » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:48 pm

You have a ‘26-‘27 touring. That forged saddle should have a 1/2” hole for your “prop rod”.
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Re: Bow Saddle

Post by RajoRacer » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:23 pm

Hey John - 2 different parts - "top prop rod" threads into a boss on the body support iron as Dan stated - "top saddle" has it's own square head set screw which tightens onto the top prop rod - one or the other is coming from together !


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Re: Bow Saddle

Post by john_aldrich » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:43 pm

Got it and thanks!

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Re: Bow Saddle

Post by Original Smith » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:34 pm

Why not put your top up, so you can see what you are doing?

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