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#1 Fri, Jun 26, 2009 2:28 AM

bajaj1027
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replacing insert on rs-1

One of my inserts came out when i was taking my bindings off the other day, so i was wondering what the best way of remounting it to the ski was... i still have the insert just not sure what the best way to get it back in is... thanks in advance.

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#2 Fri, Jun 26, 2009 2:55 AM

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Re: replacing insert on rs-1

Go to the hardware store and get a 3/4" machine screw that fits the insert. I believe it's 6-32. Also get two nuts.  Put the nutson the machine screw, then thread it into the insert. Now, put a small drop of marine epoxy on the outside of the insert and thread it into the ski. You can then put a wrench on the outside of the nuts and turn the screw out with a screwdriver. Had to do one just the other day just like this.


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#3 Fri, Jun 26, 2009 3:00 AM

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Re: replacing insert on rs-1

what kind of ski?

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#4 Fri, Jun 26, 2009 12:55 PM

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Re: replacing insert on rs-1

Radar Senate C


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#5 Fri, Jun 26, 2009 5:01 PM

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Re: replacing insert on rs-1

2gofaster wrote:

Go to the hardware store and get a 3/4" machine screw that fits the insert. I believe it's 6-32. Also get two nuts.  Put the nutson the machine screw, then thread it into the insert. Now, put a small drop of marine epoxy on the outside of the insert and thread it into the ski. You can then put a wrench on the outside of the nuts and turn the screw out with a screwdriver. Had to do one just the other day just like this.

Excellent advice, but I would add one step.

Before re-installing the insert take a triangular file and cut a small vertical notch into the outside threads of the insert.  Now the epoxy has a "detent"  it can ooze into, and when it cures this will create a mechanical lock that prevents the insert from rotating.  Epoxy - even a high-grade marine type - has a hard time forming a permanent bond with metal, but the mechanical grip caused by the notch will make any subsequent bond failure irrelevant.

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#6 Mon, Jun 29, 2009 9:29 PM

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Re: replacing insert on rs-1

Has anyone else had inserts on RS1s/Rails coming out, someone at my club had all the inserts rip out the bottom of his rail boot, which I guess is built on the same base as the RS1?

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#7 Mon, Jun 29, 2009 9:42 PM

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Re: replacing insert on rs-1

We're talking inserts in skis, not boots. I've yet to see an RS1 or Rail boot have the inserts fail. My guess is that the screws were overtightened.


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#8 Sat, Jul 18, 2009 8:55 PM

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Re: replacing insert on rs-1

Thanks everyone used all your tips and everything went smoothly and have not had any problems since!

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