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Old January 10th 12, 03:45 AM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Mitch[_2_]
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Default How to remove Pilot Sport bindings?

Hi folks,

Can anyone give me any hints on how to dismount Pilot Skate Sport bindings? I bought a pair of used skis on ebay and want to switch them to NNN, but it's not at all obvious how to go about removing them (non-destructibly at least). These are evidently a step-in binding.

-Mitch
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Old January 10th 12, 07:24 AM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default How to remove Pilot Sport bindings?

Don't have it in front of me right now, but aren't the screws under
the cap up front and the bumper?

Gene

On Mon, 9 Jan 2012 20:45:55 -0800 (PST)
Mitch wrote:

Hi folks,

Can anyone give me any hints on how to dismount Pilot Skate Sport
bindings? I bought a pair of used skis on ebay and want to switch
them to NNN, but it's not at all obvious how to go about removing
them (non-destructibly at least). These are evidently a step-in
binding.

-Mitch

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Old January 10th 12, 10:58 AM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Hi Gene,

Well, the screws are certainly in there. I can more or less locate them by prying with a screwdriver and find the points of greatest resistance. But there is no bumper like the Profil's I have disassembled, and I've been unable to figure out how to release the front cap/lever to get underneath it. It's sprung pretty tight. Same problems with the rear piece. There are no visible caps to remove to expose the screws in the heal plate. Not sure if it maybe slides on over the screw heads and uses the internal springs to keep it from sliding off, or if something more complex is going on here.

I would expect that however they went together the process should be reversible. However I can't even find mounting instructions on the web, so I'm just poking at it with screwdrivers trying to find clues. I'm expecting the outer piece of the front cap somehow separates from the inner piece, but the spring hold them together so tight that it's difficult to find a release mechanism. About ready to fire up the sawzall!! ;-)

-Mitch
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Old January 10th 12, 11:23 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default How to remove Pilot Sport bindings?

On Jan 10, 6:58*am, Mitch wrote:
Hi Gene,

Well, the screws are certainly in there. *I can more or less locate them by prying with a screwdriver and find the points of greatest resistance. *But there is no bumper like the Profil's I have disassembled, and I've been unable to figure out how to release the front cap/lever to get underneath it. *It's sprung pretty tight. *Same problems with the rear piece. *There are no visible caps to remove to expose the screws in the heal plate. *Not sure if it maybe slides on over the screw heads and uses the internal springs to keep it from sliding off, or if something more complex is going on here.

I would expect that however they went together the process should be reversible. *However I can't even find mounting instructions on the web, so I'm just poking at it with screwdrivers trying to find clues. *I'm expecting the outer piece of the front cap somehow separates from the inner piece, but the spring hold them together so tight that it's difficult to find a release mechanism. *About ready to fire up the sawzall!! *;-)

-Mitch


can you take a picture so we get an idea of what year it is? Earlier
versions of the binding had a plastic plug holding the long heel
plate, and the plate could be pried with a screwdrivier. If the plug
broke in the process one would just put a screw in its place. Later
versions have a screw holding the plate a priori, so prying won't
work. The screw in the new version is hidden under a plastic cap.
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Old January 10th 12, 11:26 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default How to remove Pilot Sport bindings?

On Jan 10, 7:23*pm, runcyclexcski wrote:
On Jan 10, 6:58*am, Mitch wrote:

Hi Gene,


Well, the screws are certainly in there. *I can more or less locate them by prying with a screwdriver and find the points of greatest resistance.. *But there is no bumper like the Profil's I have disassembled, and I've been unable to figure out how to release the front cap/lever to get underneath it. *It's sprung pretty tight. *Same problems with the rear piece. *There are no visible caps to remove to expose the screws in the heal plate. *Not sure if it maybe slides on over the screw heads and uses the internal springs to keep it from sliding off, or if something more complex is going on here.


I would expect that however they went together the process should be reversible. *However I can't even find mounting instructions on the web, so I'm just poking at it with screwdrivers trying to find clues. *I'm expecting the outer piece of the front cap somehow separates from the inner piece, but the spring hold them together so tight that it's difficult to find a release mechanism. *About ready to fire up the sawzall!! *;-)


-Mitch


can you take a picture so we get an idea of what year it is? Earlier
versions of the binding had a plastic plug holding the long heel
plate, and the plate could be pried with a screwdrivier. If the plug
broke in the process one would just put a screw in its place. Later
versions have a screw holding the plate a priori, so prying won't
work. The screw in the new version is hidden under a plastic cap.


Oh, and if the Pilot bindings are in a good shape can I buy them? :-)
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Old January 11th 12, 09:46 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default How to remove Pilot Sport bindings?

Well black doesn't photograph so well, but I tried. I have in the past removed Profil bindings that have the plug over the screw, but these Pilot bindings don't have any visible plug anywhere.

Here are links to a couple of photos. I hope they're helpful. The front section is easier to make out than the heel plate.

And yes, if I can figure out how to get these off without destroying them I'd love to sell them!

-Mitch

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/...D8C8C-orig.jpg

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/...0A2CB-orig.jpg
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Old January 18th 12, 04:11 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default How to remove Pilot Sport bindings?

The plastic peice immediatly behind where the toe bar goes (with the
two small arrows) should be popped of, maybe with a flathead
screwdriver. Underneath this is two screws, which should be taken out.
The entire binding (the black part - toe piece and plate) can then be
slid forwards off of the white peice which is actually a seperate
peice underneath, held on by 4 screws. Hope this works!
(also, this is both an automatic and manual binding I belive - the red
peice can be pushed down with the pole, or the white peice lifted by
the edges)


On Jan 12, 12:32*am, wrote:
My recollection is the red piece should pry out and there's something
that should behind the bumper.

Gene

On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:46:21 -0800 (PST)



wrote:
Well black doesn't photograph so well, but I tried. *I have in the
past removed Profil bindings that have the plug over the screw, but
these Pilot bindings don't have any visible plug anywhere.


Here are links to a couple of photos. *I hope they're helpful. *The
front section is easier to make out than the heel plate.


And yes, if I can figure out how to get these off without destroying
them I'd love to sell them!


-Mitch


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/...t%20Sport%20bi...


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/...Sport%20bi...- Hide quoted text -


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