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how do I adjust the ski alignment?

My skis are out of alignment and I'm darting all over the place. How do I adjust them?

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tighten and loosen the hem joints


first lay a ruler along the track and then measure the distance from the ruler to the ski, repeate on the other side. them adj as neccsary

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excuse my ignorance...... but what are the "hem joints"? Are those the tie-rod end, threaded steering bars?

Would you be able to give me a more detailed description of what I need to tighten/loosen.

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excuse my ignorance...... but what are the "hem joints"? Are those the tie-rod end, threaded steering bars?

Would you be able to give me a more detailed description of what I need to tighten/loosen.

thanks

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So how, exacty, are the Heim Joints tightened and loosened?

I'm gonna drive my sled out to work tonight to align the skis and am trying to get as much info as possible before I get there. Too bad the manual doesn't tell me anything about this adjustment..
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Just got back from adjusting my skis. What a difference in handling! No more darting back and forth.

Couldn't have been easier. Loosen the lock nut, turn the shaft, check straightness, done.
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THATS GOOD EVERYTHING WORKED OUT WELL... YOU SHOULD HAVE THE SKIS SLIGHTLY TOED IN, JUST INCASE YOU DIDNT KNOW THAT ALREADY.
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THATS GOOD EVERYTHING WORKED OUT WELL... YOU SHOULD HAVE THE SKIS SLIGHTLY TOED IN, JUST INCASE YOU DIDNT KNOW THAT ALREADY.
You do not want them towed in they must be slightly towed out. 1/8 to 1/4 inch towed out.
You will need to create a refference line to measure from. The easiest way is to use a 8 ft straight edge and line it up with the edge of the track. Then toe each ski out 1/8 inch
The best way is to use a lazer line level parrelel to the track it is the most accurate.

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sorry..... right yeah...... you need them toed OUT a bit the way i always do it is to put a hockey stick or something along side the track and have it come out infront of the sled and measure from there.
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