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DIY trigger wire replacement

Adam Fleming · · Moab · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 315
Stefan Griebel wrote:

The correct diameter weed-wacker line (to fit the hole in the cam properly) and a match to melt the end so it won't pull through has worked great for me.

0.065" diameter is perfect. Cut it long, put it in the trigger first, get the tension right, then trim and melt the ends. 

Kevin Heckeler · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,557
Stefan Griebel wrote:

The correct diameter weed-wacker line (to fit the hole in the cam properly) and a match to melt the end so it won't pull through has worked great for me.

Can anyone confirm this works with the BD C4 Ultralights?  The wire (and hole) size are slightly smaller, so anything that works with the original C4s doesn't necessarily work with the Ultralights (verified by buying a bunch of the C4 repair kits only to return them when none of the 0.75, 1, 2, or 4 kits would fit in the cam hole.

Kevin Heckeler · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,557
Kevin Heckeler wrote:

Can anyone confirm this works with the BD C4 Ultralights?  The wire (and hole) size are slightly smaller, so anything that works with the original C4s doesn't necessarily work with the Ultralights (verified by buying a bunch of the C4 repair kits only to return them when none of the 0.75, 1, 2, or 4 kits would fit in the cam hole.

Bump?

Adam Fleming · · Moab · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 315
Kevin Heckeler wrote:

Bump?

They sell smaller diameter line. I don't have access to ultralights to test my thicker line. 

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,936
Adam Fleming wrote:

They sell smaller diameter line. I don't have access to ultralights to test my thicker line. 

The thinnest I've ever seen is .050, and  that was years ago. It seems there's a trend to heavier line like .080 and .095.

abandon moderation · · Tahoe · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 239

I measured my ultralight wire at 0.88mm, or 0.035 inches

Aaron Liebling · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2010 · Points: 865
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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