Download this [Dynafit Beast 16 2013-14 Drill template]
Password for download= stockholmviews.com
Print the Dynafit Beast 16 template in two samples (Both parts x 2) and make sure that you print it at 100% then double check with a ruler at the 100mm marks that the print was printed in the correct scale.
Now assemble the two parts of the template with tape.
Instructions of how to alter the template to fit the boot size
is printed on the template printouts.
Mark out the ski boot center (Or your preferred boot center) on both skis, also make a ski center line with a marker.
Tape the Dynafit Beast 16 drill template to the skis and make sure the center lines and boot center lines line up with the marks you previously made on your skis.
awl or a nail to make drill guide holes in the skis at the drill marks. then use a drill press or Drill Guide to drill the holes to the desired depth (I used 6.5mm drill to a 9.5mm depth for my Binding Freedom inserts).
Make sure to use a drill that suits your skis and the screws you chose to use (For the original Dynafit screws use a 4mm drill bit and drill 9.5mm deep) you can use a slightly larger drill 4.2-4.5mm if your skis has metal layer near the top sheet).
I used a drill press just because I have one :0)
Clean up the holes. Use a sharp knife then use a vacuum cleaner to get all the dust out of the holes.
If yo choose to use the screws that came with your Dynafit Beast 16n's then just put some good long cure (24 hour) epoxy glue in the holes and mount your bindings.
IMPORTANT: Remember to
start with the small plastic pice that should be mounted under neat the front part of the toe binding.
I used inserts to mount my Beast 16n's so I had to thread the holes with a 5/16-18 bottom tap.
If you intend to use inserts make sure to put them exactly straight or you will end up with problems.
I used a drill guide to keep the tap at 90deg to the ski surface.
To tap the holes I used a battery powered cordless drill with the ability to limit the torque. I started with the lowest torque and worked myself up to a level where the tap reached the bottom of the holes.
The Drill Guide above used to keep the 5/16-18 Tap straight but can also be used to substitute the drill press at the drilling stage.
Mount the inserts following the instructions from the insert brand of your choice (Always includes epoxy glue in the holes).
Tools that I used to mount the inserts cordless drill Tap Drill guide and a long M5 screw to install the inserts with. If you use a cordless drill make sure to be careful and use the torque limiter, otherwise you might damage your skis.
Install the bindings with scews with correct length and make sure to not over torque, use some soft screw lock fluid to make sure they don't come loose to easy.
You will need the foolowing lengths and amount.
4ea. 10mm csk flat or button heads with head dia reduced to 8mm
8ea. 16mm csk flat or button heads with head dia reduced to 8mm
8ea. 12mm csk flat or button heads with head dia reduced to 8mm
To reduce the heads, simply put an insert in the chuck of a power drill, the screw in to the insert and use a file to grind them down to suitable size.
Replace your Original tech Dynafit heel boot fitting with the horse shoe fitting.
The new fitting should be in the box and delivered with the Beast 16n's. This is the easy part just remove the screw holding the original metal fitting then gently pry or pull it straight out of the boot heel with a suitable tool.
Then put the horse shoe fitting on and tap it in place with a piece of wood or a plastic mallet. Now mount the original screw in the center hole.
Make sure the horse shoe fitting is in place and aligned on the boot heel then drill a small hole for the two extra screws (I used a 1.5mm drill) finally put some epoxy glue in the holes and mount the screws and you are done.
Final adjustment to make the binding to fit your boots perfectly.
a. Put the boot in the binding in ski mode.
b. Open up the binding with the length adjustment screw just enough to easily get a strip of copy paper between the horse shoe fitting and the heel binding.
c. Adjust the binding until the paper get stuck between the binding and boot then adjust back (loosen tension) at the same time as you slightly pull the paper strip outward to a point where the paper can be easily pulled out, now you are done with the boot length fine adjustment.
Note: X-check in both skis with right and left boot since boot sole length might vary due to tolerance.
Adjusting the release value RV (DIN isch)/pre tension.
There are two screws to do this and you should put both at the same value (a value that roughly corresponds to the DIN scale) .
The choice of value is a matter of taste, skill, body strength and your weight.