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replacing upper portion of pivot rear binding

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i have a current model look pivot 14 binding on my favorite skis that has had the plastic cover of the "dildo" broken to smithereens.  the binding still functions fine, and the turntable portion of the heel binding is fine.  i also have a few of these bindings floating around in my basement on other skis i don't use so much.  can i simply remove the upper portion of the heel binding via the 2 posts connecting it to the turntable and replace it with the upper portion from an identical binding?  if that's possible, that would seem preferable to removing and replacing the whole heel binding, to preserve the mounting holes in my ski.  (yes, i always have my at-home mountings checked at the local shop before use.)

 

thanks.

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This "dildo" you are referring to, is it the silver piece in this image with the two screw heads?

 

If so, yes you can replace just that piece from one of your other bindings.  This piece is also referred to as a "half moon".  In earlier lower din models this piece is made from plastic.  These plastic half-moons break fairly easily from old age, and over tightening the mounting screws. This piece is also made out of stainless steel, and you will find them on higher din models, and on some of the more current models.  It is available to buy, but they tend to be very pricey - I think $30-40 each for stainless.

 

post #3 of 7
I think Chenzo answered a different question to which he did answer correctly. But to yours, yes, you can replace the "dildo" I have gone back to Looks as early as Forzas and swapped the base plates to different tops. Because of the thread based being like / \ , start one side to just 2-3 threads, just enough to hold it then do the other. Be careful, the second set of threads can be prone to cross threading so start them slow and smooth.
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Ya, sorry, I misunderstood the OP and yes I would agree with Philpug's solution.  

 

:beercheer:

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Thanks a lot guys!!
post #6 of 7

Funny story - 

 

I was at this SIA show many moons ago.  And this chick (retail softgoods buyer), was walking the aisles, when her dildo fell out of her handbag right in front of a bunch of industry folks.  I guess she couldn't leave town without her best friend?  hahha

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Funny story - 

 

I was at this SIA show many moons ago.  And this chick (retail softgoods buyer), was walking the aisles, when her dildo fell out of her handbag right in front of a bunch of industry folks.  I guess she couldn't leave town without her best friend?  hahha

 

Had to be Vegas then. 

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