5 Simple steps to changing your gullet bar…

Changing the gullet bar in your saddle need not fill you with dread! We are here to help with our 5 simple steps to changing your gullet bar…

Step 1 – Unscrew the Outer

You need to locate the outer screws these can be different depending on the brand of saddle for example Kent and Masters, Thorowgood and Fairfax saddles the outer screws are always located between the panels at the front of the gullet. Older model Bates and Wintec are also located here.

Newer brand Bates and wintec saddles and also new brand Arena saddles the screws are located attached to the d-rings under the seat skirts.

Step 2 – Unscrew the Inner

Once you have removed the outer screws and pulled the front of the panel out of the point pocket you need to unscrew the inner screws and remove the gullet bar entirely. Again dependant on brand these can vary for example Kent and Masters, Thorowgood and Fairfax saddles have 4 inner screws to take out.

Whereas Bates, Wintec & Arena only have 2, one at each end. Remember to keep the inner and outer screws separate so not to mix them up.

 

Step 3 – Swap the Gullet Bar

If you are simply swapping from one size to the next up or down this will be a fairly pain free task, the issue comes when you need to take the size from N to XW that you may need an extra pair of hands to hold the tree points wide while you get the bar in place. Equally if the saddle has been super wide and needs to go down to N/NM/M this can sometimes be easier to get the saddle nose down between your knees and push the points in and hold while you get the bar in place.

Remember to take not of which way round the bar came out, most only sit in one way so make sure to replace the bar in the right way.

Step 4 – Re-screw the Inner

Once you have the bar successfully in place replace the screws and tighten back up the inner screws. Once these are back in place and secure you need to put the points back in the points pockets of the panel, once they are in place you should be able to see them sat back in place to replace the outer screws.

Step 5 – Re-screw the Outer

When you have the panel in place the final task to so is replace the outer screws and re-screw them tightly so they are securely in place and the job is done!

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