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Assembly Manual
FOR THE BOWFLEX ULTIMATE
Includes Instructions for
Assembling
Bowflex Ultimate
Machines
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Basic Assembly Principles/Tools You Will Need
Basic Assembly Principles
Here are a few basic assembly tips that can make your assembly of the Bowflex Ultimate quick and easy. By using
these principles, you can simplify the process and save yourself some extra time and effort.
1. When you are using a ratchet to tighten a locknut on a bolt, use a close-ended combination wrench to grip the
locknut. This will ensure that the locknut is fastened securely.
2. When you are having trouble placing a bolt between two separate pieces, you can get the bolt holes to line up by
gently lifting one of the pieces. You can also lift gently and look between the pieces for additional help guiding the
bolt through the holes.
3. You can make the assembly process go faster by gathering the pieces you need for each step prior to starting
the step.
4. As a general rule, and for all bolts and locknuts on your Bowflex Ultimate, turning toward the right will tighten,
turning toward the left will loosen. An easy way to remember this is by remembering the expression, “Lefty loosey,
righty tighty.”
Tools You Will Need
You will need the following tools to complete the assembly of your Bowflex Ultimate. If you don’t have these tools,
you can find them at any hardware or department store for a reasonable price.
• 7/16" combination wrench
• Flat blade screw driver
• 9/16" combination wrench
• Rubber mallet
• An adjustable wrench
• Utility Knife
• A socket wrench set
• Scissors
• Phillips screw driver
Finished Photos
We’ve included a photograph at the end of each step representing the end result of that step
in the assembly of your Bowflex Ultimate. If you have any doubt after finishing a step, refer
to these photos to see the accuracy of your assembly process.
This is an example of what
the photos at the finish of
each step look like.
Table of Contents
Bowflex Ultimate Parts Reference Guide ................................Pages 4-6
Assembling the Bowflex Ultimate ............................................Pages 7-13
Assembling the Bowflex Ultimate Lat Attachment................Pages 14-15
Assembling the Bowflex Ultimate Leg Attachment ..............Pages 16-19
Assembling the Bowflex Ultimate T-Bar ..................................Page 19
Adding extra Power Rods ............................................................Page 20
Bowflex Ultimate Warranty Information ..................................Pages 21-23
Bowflex Ultimate 6-Week Satisfaction Guarantee..................Page 24
BOWFLEX Ultimate Parts Reference Guide
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BOWFLEX Ultimate Parts Reference Guide
Lat Tower Assembly
(if so equipped)
Bent Lat Bar
Pulley
Rod Cap
Special features unique to the
BOWFLEX ULTIMATE are the
special cable storage areas.
When the lat cables are not in
use they can be conveniently
tucked into the lat tower
assembly as shown to the top
left. In addition, the leg
extension cables can be
clipped into the special clip
assembly located under the
bench as shown in the picture
to the left.
Power Rods
Rod Hook
Bench
Lower Lat Crown
Rod Box
Leg Extension Assembly
(if so equipped)
Cable
Pulley
Leg Extension
Seat
Adjustable
Pulley
System
Snap
Hook Ring
Seat
Hand Grip/
Ankle Cuff
Squat
Platform
Squat
Pulley
Squat Bar
Foot Rest
Seat Rail
Leg Extension
Pulley
Leg Extension
Rollers
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Base Unit Assembly
Parts List
Item No. Qty.
1
1
2
1
Part No.
10001
10002
Description
LOWER LAT TOWER
LEFT MAIN FRAME ASSEMBLY
Item No. Qty.
39
1
41
3
Part No.
90640
90149
Description
T-BAR w/ STRAP
SCREW, 1/4" X 1-1/2" PHILLIPS HEAD
3
4
5
1
1
1
10003
10004
10005
RIGHT MAIN FRAME ASSEMBLY
SQUAT FRAME
SQUAT PLATFORM
44
45
46
4
3
5
10182
10183
10103
SCREW, #10 X 3/4" SELF TAPPING
SCREW, #10 X 1" SELF DRILLING
BOLT, 3/8" X 3/4"
6
7
1
2
10011
10012
ADJUSTABLE PULLEY SYSTEM
ADJ. PULLEY SYST. BOLT SPACER
48
49
3
2
10107
90193
BOLT, 3/8" X 2"
BOLT, 3/8" X 2-1/2"
8
9
10
11
2
2
1
1
10074
90177
10014
10039
ADJ. PULLEY SYST. LOCK KNOB
PULLEY ASSEMBLY
SEAT RAIL
FOOT REST ASSEMBLY
51
52
53
54
2
4
1
30
90139
10125
10126
90138
BOLT, 3/8" X 3"
BOLT, 3/8" X 4-3/4"
BOLT, 3/8" X 5"
WASHER, 3/8"
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14
21
22
23
1
1
1
1
1
10036
10017
10015
10016
10049
REAR LEG
SEAT
INCLINE BENCH REST
INCLINE BENCH REST BACK
ROD BOX w/ RODS
55
57
58
59
73
6
13
1
1
2
90156
90196
90222
90217
10177
WASHER, 1/4"
NUT, 3/8" NYLON LOCK NUT
RAIL END CAP
LEG PRESS BELT
REAR LEG BOLT KEEPER
24
25
26
27
32
33
35
36
37
38
1
1
1
2
2
4
1
2
1
2
10044
10018
10035
90215
10007
50334
90650
10073
10075
90134
ROD BOX FRAME
BENCH
BENCH REST BRACKET
ROD CABLE
SQUAT CABLE
SNAP HOOK
48” BAR
SQUAT STRAP
LARGE THREADED KNOB
HAND GRIP/ANKLE CUFF
74
75
76
2
8
1
10178
10125
10201
LEG PRESS BOLT KEEPER
3/8” x 3/4’ SQUARE HEAD BOLT
LOWER LAT CROWN
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Item #: 1
Item #: 2
Item #: 3
Item #: 4
Item #: 5
Item #: 6
Qty.:
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Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
1
1
1
1
1
1
Part #: 10001
Part #: 10002
Part #: 10003
Part #: 10004
Part #: 10005
Part #: 10011
Descr: Lower
Lat Tower
Descr: Left Main
Frame
Assembly
Descr: Right Main
Frame
Assembly
Descr: Squat Frame
Descr: Squat
Platform
Descr: Adjustable
Pulley
System
Item #: 7
Item #: 8
Item #: 9
Item #: 10
Item #: 11
Item #: 13
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
2
2
2
1
1
1
Part #: 10012
Part #: 10074
Part #: 90177
Part #: 10014
Part #: 10039
Part #: 10036
Descr: Adjustable
Pulley System
Bolt Spacer
Descr: Adjustable
Pulley System
Lock Knob
Descr: Pulley
Assembly
Descr: Seat Rail
Descr: Foot Rest
Assembly
Descr: Rear Bench
Leg
Item #: 14
Item #: 21
Item #: 22
Item #: 23
Item #: 24
Item #: 25
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
1
1
1
1
1
1
Part #: 10017
Part #: 10015
Part #: 10016
Part #: 10049
Part #: 10044
Descr: Seat
Descr: Incline Bench
Rest
Descr: Incline Bench
Rest Back
Descr: Rod Box
w/ Rods
Descr: Rod Box
Frame
Item #: 26
Item #: 27
Item #: 32
Item #: 33
Item #: 35
Item #: 36
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
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Qty.:
Qty.:
1
2
2
4
1
Part #:
10018
Descr:
Bench
2
Part #: 10035
Part #: 90215
Part #: 10007
Part #: 50334
Part #: 90650
Part #: 10073
Descr: Bench Rest
Bracket
Descr: Rod
Cable
Length: 43”
Descr: Squat
Cable
Descr: Snap Hook
Descr: 48” Bar
Descr: Squat Strap
Length: 35”
Item #: 37
Item #: 38
Item #: 39
Item #: 58
Item #: 59
Item #: 73
Qty.:
Qty.:
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Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
1
2
1
1
1
2
Part #: 10075
Part #: 90134
Part #: 90640
Part #: 90222
Part #: 90217
Part #: 10177
Descr: Large
Threaded
Knob
Descr: Hand Grip/
Ankle Cuff
Descr: T-Bar
w/Strap
Descr: Rail End Cap
Descr: Leg Press
Belt
Descr: Rear Leg Bolt
Keeper
Item #: 74
Item #: 76
Qty.:
Qty.:
2
1
Part #: 10178
Part #: 10201
Descr: Leg Press
Bolt Keeper
Descr: Lower Lat
Crown
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Note: Drawings are actual size.
Item #: 45
Qty.:
3
Item #: 41
Part #: 10183
Qty.:
Descr: #10 X 1”
Self Drilling
Screw
Item #: 48
3
Qty.:
Part #: 90149
Descr: 1/4” X 1-1/2”
Phillips Head
Machine Screw
3
Part #: 10107
Descr: 3/8” X 2”
Bolt
Item #: 49
Item #: 44
Qty.:
Qty.:
2
4
Part #: 90193
Part #: 10182
Descr: 3/8” X 2-1/2”
Bolt
Descr: #10 X 3/4”
Self Tapping
Screw
Item #: 55
Qty.:
Item #: 51
Qty.:
2
Part #: 90139
Descr: 3/8” X 3”
Bolt
6
Item #: 46
Part #: 90156
Qty.:
Descr: 1/4”
Washer
5
Part #: 10103
Item #: 52
Descr: 3/8” X 3/4”
Bolt
Qty.:
4
Part #: 10125
Descr: 3/8” X 4-3/4”
Bolt
Item #: 54
Qty.:
30
Item #: 57
Part #: 90138
Qty.:
Descr: 3/8” Washer
Part #: 90196
Item #: 53
Qty.:
1
Part #: 10126
Descr: 3/8” X 5”
Bolt
Item #: 75
Qty.:
13
Descr: 3/8”
Nylon Lock
Nut
8
Part #: 10125
Descr: 3/8” X 3/4”
Square
Head Bolt
Assembling Your BOWFLEX Ultimate
Step 1: LOWER MAIN FRAME ASSEMBLY
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Locate the following for this step:
• Lower lat tower (Item #1)
• Left main frame (Item #2)
• Right main frame (Item #3)
• Two (2) 3/8X3" bolts (Item #51)
• Four (4) 3/8" washers (Item #54)
• Two (2) 3/8" nylon lock nuts (Item #57)
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3
❏ Place the left main frame (Item #2) into the
saddle bracket of the lower lat tower (Item #1)
as shown in Figure A.
❏ Insert a 3/8"X3" bolt (Item #51) with a
washer on it through the appropriate holes,
place a 3/8" washer (Item #54) and then a 3/8"
nylon lock nut (Item #57) on the bolt, hand
tighten at this time.
51
54
57
54
Figure A
❏ Place the mating right hand side of the main
frame (Item #3) next to the left side of the
frame in the lower lat tower saddle bracket
(Item #1) and repeat step above.
Note: Hand tighten all bolts at this stage.
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
Components for this step
are in Box 2 & Box 4
Step 2: ADJUSTABLE PULLEY SYSTEM
Locate the following for this step:
• Adjustable Pulley System (Item #6)
• Two (2) Adjustable Pulley System bolt spacers
(Item #7, twist tied to Adjustable Pulley System)
• Two (2) 3/8"X2-1/2" bolts (Item #49)
• Two (2) 3/8"X3/4" bolts (Item #46)
• Four (4) 3/8" washers (Item #54)
• Two (2) Adjustable Pulley System lock knobs (Item #8)
1
6
8
❏ Remove twist ties from bolt spacers and slide Adjustable
Pulley System (Item #6) into main frame uprights as shown
in Figure B.
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54
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Note: The side with two large holes faces away from the machine.
❏ Insert both 3/8"X2-1/2" bolts (Item #49) with 3/8" washers
(Item #54) into chest slide spacers and hand tighten into the back
of lower lat tower (Item #1) (NOTE: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN)
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Note: Inserting the top bolt first will help you align the parts.
Figure B
❏ Hand tighten the 3/8"X3/4" bolts (Item #46) with 3/8" washers
(Item #54) into the uprights of the main frame (Items #2&3).
❏ Make sure all the holes are properly aligned and screw the two
spring-loaded locking knob assemblies (Item #8) into the back side
of the Adjustable Pulley System as shown in figure B. Tighten the locking
knobs to the Adjustable Pulley System with an adjustable wrench.
Components
for this step
are in Box 4
Note: Do not unwrap the two pulley assemblies that are attached
to the Adjustable Pulley System at this time.
❏ Securely tighten all bolts that have been placed on the unit up to this stage.
Unit appears like this
following this assembly step
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Step 3: SQUAT PLATFORM & FRAME ASSEMBLY
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54
57
Locate the following parts for this step:
• Large plastic squat platform (Item #5)
• Squat frame (Item #4)
• Four (4) 3/8"X4-3/4" bolts (Item #52)
• Six (6) 3/8" washers (Item #54)
• Two 3/8" lock nuts (Item #57)
❏ Align the holes in the main frame (Items #2&3)
and the squat frame (Item #4) and insert the four
bolts with washers on them into the four holes as
shown in Figure C. Do not tighten at this time.
Figure C
❏ Slide the squat platform onto the frame assembly
by aligning the notches on the sides with the bolts
on the frame assembly. Make sure the platform goes
behind the washers.
❏ Place washers and nuts on the inside of the two
forward bolts. Apply downward pressure to the
platform by kneeling on it and tighten all the bolts.
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Note: The two rear bolts do not require the use
of a washer or lock nut on the inside of the
assembly.
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
Figure C2
Components for this step
are in Box 2 and Box 4
Step 4: BOLT KEEPER INSERTION
Locate the following parts for this step:
• Seat rail (Item #10)
• Eight (8) 3/8" X 3/4" Square Head Bolts (Item #75)
• Two (2) Rear Leg Bolt Keepers (Item #73)
• Two (2) Leg Press Bolt Keepers (Item #74)
❏ Take two 3/8" x 3/4" bolts (Item #75) and place them
through holes in a Rear Leg Bolt Keeper (Item #73). Take that
assembly and slide it into a Seat Rail (Item #10) channel,
starting on the end closest to the warning label, as shown in
Figure E. Line up the end of the bolt keeper with the end of the
rail. Repeat for the other Rear Leg Bolt Keeper.
❏ Go to the other end of the Seat Rail. Take two bolts (Item
#75) and place them through holes in a Leg Press Bolt Keeper
(Item #74). With the bolt-end of the bolt keeper pointed
toward the seat rail, slide that assembly into a channel as
shown in Figure E1. You may need to remove the twist tie
holding the rail spacer blocks in place to slide the bolt keepers
into the rail.
Note: Please use caution when inserting bolt keepers. Edges
may be sharp.
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75
74
Figure E
75
10
Figure E1
Components for this step
are in Box 3 and Box 4
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Assembling Your BOWFLEX Ultimate
Step 5: REAR LEG
Locate the following parts for this step:
• Rear leg (Item #13)
• Seat rail (Item #10)
• Four (4) 3/8” nylon lock nuts (Item #57)
• Four (4) 3/8" washers (Item #54)
❏ Find the four bolts in the channels on the bottom of the seat
rail assembly closest to the warning sticker. Place the rear leg
mounting bracket (Item #13) over the four bolts. Make sure
the edge of the bracket is flush with the end of the rail. Place
four (4) 3/8" washers (Item #54) and four (4) 3/8" nylon lock
nuts (Item #57) on the bolts as shown in figure E2 and tighten.
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54
57
Figure E2
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
Components for this
step are in Box 4
Step 6: FOOT REST
Locate the following parts for this step:
• Leg press assembly (Item #11)
• Seat rail (Item #10)
• Four (4) 3/8” nylon lock nuts (Item #57)
• Four (4) 3/8" washers (Item #54)
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❏ Find the four bolts in the channels on the bottom
of the seat rail assembly that are closest to the
threaded hole. Place the leg press assembly (Item
#11) on the four bolts. Place four (4) 3/8" washers
(Item #54) and four (4) 3/8" nylon lock nuts (Item
#57) on the bolts as shown in Figure E3. Make sure
the ends of the bolt keepers holding the leg press
bolts in place are flush with the end of the seat rail.
This will determine the final alignment of the leg
press assembly.
Figure E3
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54
57
Components for this
step are in Box 4
Unit appears
like this
following this
assembly step
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Assembling Your BOWFLEX Ultimate
Step 7: SEAT RAIL INSTALLATION
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The following parts are required for this step:
• Seat Rail (Item #10)
• One (1) 3/8"X5" bolt (Item #53)
• Two (2) 3/8" washers (Item #54)
• One (1) 3/8" nylon lock nut (Item #57)
• Large Knob (Item #37)
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Figure F
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57
❏ If you have not already done so, remove
the twist-tie that holds the rail spacer blocks
and tube in place on the side of the seat rail.
❏ Slide the seat rail, right side up, into the
main frame and rest it on the cross bar as
shown in Figure F.
❏ Slide the 3/8"X5" bolt (Item #53) with a
washer through main frame and seat rail as
shown in Figure F. Place 3/8" washer (Item
#54) and 3/8" nylon lock nut
(Item #57) on bolt and tighten.
❏ Place the large knob (Item #37) into the
hole in the top of the frame and tighten.
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
Step 8: SEAT INSTALLATION
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Locate the following parts for this step:
• Seat Assembly
❏ Pull out and lock the pin on the left side of the seat
assembly and slide the seat onto the rail as shown in
Figure G.
Figure G
Unit appears
like this
following this
assembly step
Components for this
step are in Box 3
Assembling Your BOWFLEX Ultimate
Step 9: RAIL END CAP INSTALLATION
Locate the following parts for this step:
• Rail End Cap (Item #58)
• Two (2) #10X3/4" self tapping screw (Item #44)
❏ Place the end cap (Item #58) on the end of the rail with arrow
inside end cap facing up.
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58
❏ Secure the end cap to the end of the rail using two (2)
#10X3/4" self tapping screws (Item #44) shown in Figure H.
Figure H
Components for this
step are in Box 4
If your unit came with a lat attachment, skip now
to lat instructions: Step 1 Page 14.
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
Step 10: INCLINE BENCH REST INSTALLATION
Locate the following parts for this step:
• Incline bench rest (Item #21)
• Incline bench rest back (Item #22)
• Three (3) 3/8"X2" bolts (Item #48)
• Three (3) 3/8" washers (Item #54)
• Two (2) #10X3/4" self tapping screws
(Item #44)
optional lat tower
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44
21
❏ Match up the oval bosses on the
incline seat rest (Item #21) with the oval
cutouts in the lower lat tower (Item #1)
as shown in Figure K.
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
(shown with
optional lat tower)
❏ Place the incline bench rest back (Item
#22) on the rear of the lower lat tower
(Item #1) and match up the three holes
for the 3/8" bolts as shown in Figure K.
Note: Make sure the textured, nonmachined side of the incline rest back
faces outward away from the machine.
❏ Slide the three (3) 3/8"X2" bolts (Item #48) into
the three holes in the incline bench rest back (Item
#22) through the lower lat tower (Item #1) and into
the incline seat rest (Item #21) as shown in Figure
K. Securely tighten these three bolts.
❏ Screw the two (2) #10X3/4" (Item #44) screws
into the incline bench rest back (Item #22) as
shown in Figure K.
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Figure K
Components for this
step are in Box 4
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Assembling Your BOWFLEX Ultimate
Step 11: ROD BOX INSTALLATION
Locate the following parts for this step:
• Rod box with Power Rods (Item #23)
• Rod box frame (Item #24)
• Three (3) #10X1" self tapping screw
(Item #45)
• Three (3) 1/4" washers (Item #55)
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24
❏ Slide rod box with Power Rods (Item
#23) into rod box frame (Item #24) as
shown in Figure L.
❏ Tighten three (3) #10X1" screws (Item
#45) with three (3) 1/4" washers (Item
#55) through the slot in rod box frame
(Item #24) and into the screw bosses in
the bottom of the rod box with Power
Rods (Item #23) as shown in Figure L.
Figure L
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Components for this
step are in
Box 1 & Box 4
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
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Step 12: ROD BOX FRAME INSTALLATION
Locate the following parts for this step:
• Rod Box with Power Rods with frame (Items #23 & 24)
• Three (3) 3/8"X3/4" bolts (Item #46)
• Three (3) 3/8" washers (Item #54)
Figure M
❏ Start two (2) 3/8"X3/4" bolts (Item #46) with 3/8" washers (Item
#54) into the lower two holes in the rear of the lower lat tower
(Item #1) as shown in Figure M.
❏ Slide the rod box frame (Assembly #24) onto the two bolts
making sure the rod box frame is behind the washers as shown in
Figure M.
❏ Thread the third 3/8"X3/4" bolt (Item #46) into the top hole of
the rod box frame (Item #24). Securely tighten all bolts.
CAUTION:
When hooking up the Power Rods, do
not stand directly over the tops of the
rods. Stand off to the side while
connecting and disconnecting the
Power Rods from the cables.
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
(shown with
optional lat
tower)
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Assembling Your BOWFLEX Ultimate
Step 13: LOWER LAT CROWN INSTALLATION
Locate the following parts for this step:
• Lower lat crown (Item #76)
❏ Press Lower Lat Tower Crown (Item #76) into open end of lower
lat tubing to finish off. Bottom surface of lower lat crown should be
in contact with incline bench rest.
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Note: if you have attached a lat tower, skip this step and
discard this piece.
Components for this
step are in
Box 4
Figure N
Step 14: BENCH REST BRACKET INSTALLATION
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Locate the following parts for this step:
• Bench (Item #25)
• Bench rest bracket (Item #26)
• Three (3) 1/4"X1-1/2" phillips head screws (Item #41)
• Three (3) 1/4" Washers (Item #55)
❏ Assemble the bench rest bracket (Item #26) to the back of the
bench (Item #25) using three (3) 1/4"X1-1/2" phillips head screws
(Item #41) and three (3) 1/4” washers (Item #55) as shown in
Figure N.
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55
41
Note: Double check to make sure bench is stable in the
incline position and the foot rest assembly is properly
positioned when the bench is in the flat position. in the flat
position, the bench should NOT rest on the foot rest.
Figure O
Components for this
step are in
Box 3 & Box 4
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BOWFLEX Ultimate Lat Assembly Parts Reference Guide
Lat Assembly
The Lat Assembly is an optional attachment which,
depending on the machine you ordered, may or may
not be part of your Bowflex.
Lat Assembly Parts List
Item No. Qty.
Part No.
Description
Item No. Qty.
Part No.
Description
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19
1
1
10033
10031
UPPER LAT CROSS BAR W/ PULLEYS
UPPER LAT TOWER
40
2
10163
SCREW, 1/4" x 5/8"
PHILLIPS HEAD MACHINE
20
31
33
1
2
2
10032
10038
50334
STRAP HOOK
LAT CABLE
SNAP HOOK
46
50
54
6
2
10
10103
10109
90138
BOLT, 3/8" X 3/4"
BOLT, 3/8" X 2-3/4"
WASHER, 3/8"
34
1
10037
50” BENT BAR
57
2
90196
NUT, 38", NYLON LOCK
Item #: 17
Item #: 19
Item #: 20
Item #: 31
Item #: 33
Item #: 34
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
1
1
1
2
2
1
Part #: 10033
Part #: 10031
Part #: 10032
Part #: 10038
Part #: 50334
Part #: 10037
Descr: Upper Lat
Cross Bar w/
pulleys
Descr: Upper
Lat
Tower
Descr: Strap Hook
Descr: Lat
Cable
Descr: Snap Hook
Descr: 50” Bent Bar
Length: 56.25”
Item #: 57
Item #: 40
Item #: 50
Qty.:
2
Part #: 10109
Descr: 3/8” X 2-3/4”
Bolt
Item #: 46
Qty.:
6
Part #: 10103
Descr: 3/8” X 3/4”
Bolt
Qty.:
Qty.:
2
Part #: 10163
Descr: 1/4” X 5/8”
Phillips Head
Machine Screw
Item #: 54
Qty.:
10
Part #: 90138
Descr: 3/8” Washer
2
Part #: 90196
Descr: 3/8”
Nylon Lock
Nut
Assembling Your BOWFLEX Ultimate Lat Assembly
Step 1: LAT TOWER ASSEMBLY
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Locate the following parts for this step:
• Lat cross bar w/ pulleys (Item #17)
• Upper lat tower (Item #19)
• Two (2) 3/8"X2-3/4" bolts (Item #50)
• Four (4) 3/8" washers (Item #54)
• Two (2) 3/8" nylon lock nuts (Item #57)
• Strap hook (Item #20)
• Two (2) 1/4”X5/8” phillips head screws (Item #40)
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54
50
❏ Attach the lat cross bar assembly (Item #17) to the upper lat
tower (Item #19) with two (2) 3/8"X2-3/4" bolts (Item #50), four
(4) 3/8"washers (Item #54) and two (2) 3/8" nylon lock nuts
(Item #57) as shown in Figure I.
Strap Hook
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❏ Attach the strap hook (Item #20) to the rear of the upper lat
tower using two (2) 1/4"X5/8" phillips head screws (Item #40)
also shown in Figure I. Make sure the strap hook loop faces
downward as shown in the inset.
Figure I
Note: Take care to securely tighten the lat cross bar to the
upper lat tower.
Components for this step are in
the Lat Attachment Box
Unit appears
like this
following this
assembly step
Step 2: LAT TOWER INSTALLATION
Note: It is recommended that two
people be used to accomplish this
step. Take care to insure the
upper lat assembly is properly and
securely attached to the base
assembly.
Locate the following parts for this
step:
• Six (6) 3/8"X3/4" bolts (Item #46)
• Six (6) 3/8" washers (Item #54)
• Upper lat tower assembly (from
Step 9)
❏ Assemble the upper lat tower
assembly to the base unit using six (6)
3/8"X3/4" bolts (Item #46) and six (6)
3/8" washers (Item #54) as shown in
Figure J.
*Remove and discard the foam plug
from the lat tower cable storage hole.
Please go to Step 10 on Page 11
to finish assembly.
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Figure J
*Foam Plug
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
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BOWFLEX Ultimate Leg Assembly Parts Reference Guide
Leg Assembly
The Leg Assembly is an optional attachment which,
depending on the machine you ordered, may or may not
be part of your Bowflex.
Leg Assembly Parts List
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61
4
1
90153
10053
1/4” WASHER
LEG EXTENSION SEAT ASSEMBLY
70
71
2
2
90189
10170
PIVOT BUSHING
HEX HEAD BOLT, 1/4" X 2-3/4"
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63
64
1
1
1
10051
10052
10054
LEG EXTENSION MAIN FRAME
LEG EXTENSION FOOT TUBE
LEG EXTENSION PIVOT TUBE
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2
90204
NUT, 1/4" NYLON LOCK
65
66
6
3
50304
95206A
FOAM ROLLER
3/4”X15 3/4” CHROME TUBE
67
68
69
2
2
6
10056
90161
90218
LEG EXTENSION CABLE
1” SMALL STAR KNOB
3/4” END CAP
Item #: 61
Item #: 62
Item #: 63
Item #: 64
Item #: 65
Item #: 66
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
1
1
1
1
6
3
Part #: 10053
Part #: 10051
Part #: 10052
Part #: 10054
Part #: 50304
Part #: 95206A
Descr: Leg Extension
Seat Assembly
Descr:
Leg Ext.
Main Frame
Descr: Leg Extension
Foot Tube
Descr: Leg Extension
Pivot Tube
Descr: Leg Extension
Roller
Descr: Leg Extension
Chrome Tube
Item #: 67
Item #: 68
Item #: 69
Item #: 70
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
Qty.:
2
2
6
2
Part #: 10056
Part #: 90161
Part #: 90218
Part #: 90189
Descr: Leg Ext.
Cable
Descr: 1” Small
Knob
Descr: 3/4” End Cap
Descr: Pivot Bushing
Length: 73.50”
Item #: 72
Item #: 51
Qty.:
3
Part #: 90139
Descr: 3/8” X 3”
Bolt
Item #: 71
Qty.:
2
Part #: 10170
Descr: 1/4” X 2-3/4”
Bolt
Item #: 57
Qty.:
Qty.:
Part #: 90204
3
Item #: 54
Part #: 90196
Qty.:
Descr: 3/8”
Nylon Lock
Nut
6
Part #: 90138
Descr: 3/8” Washer
Item #: 55
Qty.:
4
Part #: 90156
Descr: 1/4”
Washer
2
Descr: 1/4”
Nylon Lock
Nut
Assembling Your BOWFLEX Ultimate Leg Assembly
Step 1: LEG EXTENSION FOOT TUBE INSTALLATION
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Locate the following parts:
• Leg extension main frame (Item #62)
• Leg extension foot tube (Item #63)
• Two (2) 3/8"X3" bolt (Item #51)
• Two (2) 3/8" nylon lock nuts (Item #57)
• Four (4) 3/8" washers (Item #54)
Figure P
❏ Insert the leg extension foot tube (Item #63) into the
leg extension main frame (Item #62) saddle bracket,
aligning the holes in the bracket with the holes in the foot
tube, as shown in Figure P.
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54
❏ Insert two 3/8"X3" bolts (Item #51) with 3/8" washers
(Item #54) through the holes in both tubes as shown in
Figure P.
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❏ Install 3/8” washers (Item #54) and then 3/8" nylon
lock nuts (Item #57) onto the bolts and securely tighten.
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51
Components for this step
are in the Leg Extension Box
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
Step 2: LEG ASSEMBLY EXTENSION TUBE
Locate the following parts
• Leg extension main frame (Item #62)
• Leg extension pivot tube (Item #64)
• 3/8"X3" bolt (Item #51)
• 3/8" nylon lock nut (Item #57)
• Two (2) 3/8" washers (Item #54)
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54
54
64
❏ Untwist the twist-tie that is holding the
bushings in place in the leg extension pivot tube
(Item #64).
51
❏ Place the leg extension tube (Item #64) as
shown in Figure Q. The tube is symmetrical so
orientation does not matter.
❏ Insert the 3/8"X3" bolt (Item #51) with a 3/8"
washer (Item #54) on it through the leg
extension main frame (Item #62) and through
the leg extension tube (Item #64) as shown in
Figure Q.
❏ Install a 3/8" washer (Item #54) onto the bolt
and securely tighten the 3/8" nylon lock nut
(Item #57).
Components for this step
are in the Leg Extension Box
Figure Q
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
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Assembling Your BOWFLEX Ultimate Leg Assembly
Step 3: LEG EXTENSION SEAT INSTALLATION
Locate the following parts:
• Leg extension assembly (from previous step)
• Leg extension seat assembly (Item #61)
• Two (2) 1/4"X2-3/4" bolt (Item #71)
• Two (2) 1/4" nylon lock nuts (Item #72)
• Four (4) 1/4" washers (Item #55)
Hinges
61
72
55
55
71
❏ Place the leg extension seat (Item #61) on top of
the horizontal tube on the leg extension assembly
(Item #62) with the hinge brackets facing the direction
shown in Figure R.
❏ Insert two 1/4"X2-3/4" bolts (Item #71) with 1/4"
washers (Item #55) through the brackets on the
bottom of the leg extension seat (Item #61).
Figure R
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
❏ Install 1/4" washers (Item #55) onto the bolts and
securely tighten 1/4" nylon lock nuts (Item #72) on the
bolts.
Components for this step
are in the Leg Extension Box
Step 4: INSTALLING THE LEG EXTENSION
CHROME TUBES AND FOAM ROLLERS
Locate the following parts
• Portion of leg extension attachment already
assembled
• Three (3) leg extension chrome tubes (Item #66)
• Six (6) leg extension rollers (Item #65)
• Six (6) leg extension tube end caps (Item #69)
• Two (2) 73.50” leg extension cables (Item #67)
Figure S
Components for this
step are in Leg
Extension Box
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65
66
❏ Back out the screws that are in the end holes of the
leg extension pivot tube (Item #64) just enough to
slide the chrome tube through the holes.
❏ Slide Chrome tubes into all three holes as shown in
Figure S.
❏ Slide the LARGE LOOP of the leg extension cables
(Item #67) onto the lowest chrome tube, one on each
side of the leg extension pivot tube.
❏ Slide the foam rollers (Item #65) onto the
chrome tubes (Item #66) as shown in Figure T.
❏ Push the roller end caps (Item #69) into the
ends of the chrome tubes (Item #66) as shown
in Figure T.
Note: You may need to use a rubber mallet
to get the end caps securely into the
chrome tubes.
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
Figure T
Assembling Your BOWFLEX Ultimate Leg Assembly
Step 5: INSTALLING THE LEG EXTENSION ATTACHMENT
Unit appears like
this following this
assembly step
(shown with
optional lat
tower)
❏ Place the leg extension on the end of the rail and tighten
the two small star knobs (Item #68) through the sides of
the leg extension rail bracket and into the rail as shown in
Figure U.
❏ Take the leg attachment cables and snap them into the
cable storage clips on the bracket under the seat rail.
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Figure U
BEFORE EACH USE OF THE EQUIPMENT,
CHECK ALL FASTENERS, SNAP HOOKS,
CABLES AND PULLEY FUNCTIONS.
TIGHTEN AND FASTEN AS NEEDED.
CHECK PULLEYS AND CABLES FOR
WEAR AND FUNCTION.
ASSEMBLING YOUR BOWFLEX T-BAR
Your T-bar was shipped fully assembled with the metal bar
resting in the loops of the nylon strap. If, however, the bar and
the nylon strap separated during shipping, follow these
instructions for reassembly.
❏ The nylon strap has one flat side and one side with several
twists. Lay the nylon strap on a flat surface with the flat
side down, as shown in Figure V.
Figure V
Figure W
Figure X
Figure Y
❏ Lift the strap by the metal rings and hold it in front of you.
Turn the strap completely over with the twisted side down.
Grab the strap in the center with the index finger of one
hand. See Figure W.
❏ Use your index finger and thumb of your free hand to
spread the strap into two loops, as shown in Figure X
❏ Using your free hand, slide the bar through the loops.
Remove your fingers from the loop. The strap should wrap
around the bar evenly and slide loosely and freely around
the bar. See figure Y.
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Expanding Your BOWFLEX Ultimate With Extra Power Rods
Expanding your Bowflex
Ultimate from 310 pounds
to 410 pounds
Step 1: Simply slide
the new rods into the
back of the Ultimate’s
rod pack. Make sure
the new Power Rods
are secure and fully
seated into the base
before using them.
Get an EXTRA PAIR of
50LB POWER RODS
to boost your total
weight to 410
pounds!
POWER ROD ® UPGRADE
FOR ONLY$99
1-800-269-3539 CALL TO ORDER
Assembling Your BOWFLEX Ultimate
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Here
The Nautilus Group, Inc.
1400 N.E. 136th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98684
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Assembling Your BOWFLEX Ultimate Warranty Information
Information about your Bowflex Ultimate Warranty
(Keep for your records)
What Is Covered
The Nautilus Group, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser of the Bowflex® home fitness machine to be free from defects in
materials or workmanship, with the exceptions stated below. This warranty is not transferable or applicable to any person other
than the original purchaser.
Bowflex Ultimate
The Bowflex patented Power Rod® resistance is covered by a No-Time-Limit Warranty. The Bowflex Ultimate is warrantied to the
original purchaser for seven (7) years. This seven year warranty covers all defects in material or workmanship of the Bowflex
Ultimate. The warranty does not cover commercial use or misuse & abuse by the consumer. To make this warranty effective, you
must completely fill out the owner registration card and return it to The Nautilus Group, Inc., 1400 NE 136th Ave. Vancouver, WA
98684 within thirty (30) days of your purchase of the Bowflex.
Warranties Do Not Cover
• A Bowflex purchased for commercial or institutional use.
• Damage due to use by persons who weigh more than 300 pounds.
• Damage due to abuse, misuse, accident or acts of God (such as floods).
• Consequential or incidental damages.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you.
What We Will Do
The Nautilus Group, Inc. will repair any Bowflex that proves to be a defect in materials or workmanship. In the event repair is not
possible, The Nautilus Group, Inc. at its option, will either replace your Bowflex or refund your purchase price.
How To Get Service
Simply return the defective part at your expense to The Nautilus Group, Inc., 1400 NE 136th Ave. Vancouver, WA 98684. Include an
explanation of the problem. For information, you may contact a service representative at 1-800-269-3539 or write us at the above
address, Attention Warranty. Adequate protective packaging of the defective parts or unit and cost of shipping to the above
address are your responsibility. The repaired part or unit will be returned to you at the company's expense.
How State Law Applies
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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BOWFLEX
6 WEEK SATISFACTION
GUARANTEE
We want you to know that Bowflex is a superior product. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If for
some reason you are not 100% satisfied with your Bowflex, please follow the instructions below
in order to return your merchandise and receive a refund of the purchase price, less shipping
and handling.
1.
Call our Customer Service Department at (800) 607-3539 for a Return Authorization
Number. Return authorization will be granted if:
1) You purchased your Bowflex Machine directly from The Nautilus Group, Inc.
2) If you are calling within 6 weeks of delivery date of merchandise. Returns should be
shipped to The Nautilus Group, Inc., 1400 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684.
2.
All returned merchandise must be properly packaged in the original boxes and in good
condition. Please note: You are responsible for return shipping and any damage or
loss to merchandise which occurs during return shipment to The Nautilus Group, Inc.
We highly recommend that insure your shipment.
3.
Please mark all boxes clearly with:
Return Authorization Number
Name
Address
Phone Number
Boxes without this information clearly marked on the outside may be refused.
4.
Please make copies of your original invoice and put one in each box of merchandise.
Merchandise must be received by The Nautilus Group, Inc. within two weeks of the date you
were issued your Return Authorization Number.
Refunds may be denied or delayed if these are not completely followed.
This Bowflex Satisfaction Guarantee applies only to merchandise purchased by consumers, directly
from The Nautilus Group, Inc. This guarantee does not apply to sales made by dealers or distributors.
The Nautilus Group, Inc.
1400 N.E. 136th Ave. Vancouver, WA 98684
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