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by PikeRoadBassn
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Need help on drag star
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Need help on drag star

Sounds like some misalignment upon installation. 1. Make sure the flat side on the nut is parallel with the flat side on the drive shaft. 2. Line the flat side of the clicker plate up with the flat side inside the drag star. 3. Install drag star and be sure the shoulder of the driveshaft passes thro...
by PikeRoadBassn
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Casting + Internal Damage
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: Casting + Internal Damage

A new gear set and spool pin should solve the issue you’re having, but I would also double check both of the pinion support bearings. I’ve seen these bearings get rough after having a reel re engage mid cast, and I believe it’s due to shock loading of the gear and or bearings.
by PikeRoadBassn
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Calling all Steez SV TW Experts
Replies: 16
Views: 1068

Re: Calling all Steez SV TW Experts

Sounds like the inductor ramp is broken. Pull your spool out, and from the bearing side, you should see 2 plastic tabs coming through from the inductor side. If you do not see them, then it’s sheared off. You can also verify by turning the inductor by hand. When it reaches the point that it hits the...
by PikeRoadBassn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: ZPI Reel?
Replies: 95
Views: 8513

Re: ZPI Reel?

Is it possible the owner of this BNIB reel applied the Hot Sauce to the internals in an attempt to figure out what the problem was? ZPI carries their own grease designed for baitcasters, why would they use Hot Sauce? ZPI grease would cost them next to nothing and Hot Sauce isn't cheap. I believe th...
by PikeRoadBassn
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: ZPI Reel?
Replies: 95
Views: 8513

Re: ZPI Reel?

For any of you who may be curious, I was sent a brand new in the box Alcance NS to be repaired. Out of the box the worm gear was not turning. Upon opening the reel, it was found that the idler gear was completely left out of the reel. Further more, IMO this is nothing special, other than the spool. ...
by PikeRoadBassn
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Aerosal Spray for Cleaning Bearings
Replies: 110
Views: 6548

Re: Aerosal Spray for Cleaning Bearings

Again, agree to disagree. Introducing excess heat to a bearing by spinning it at high speeds while dry can be detrimental to a bearing. It causes surface pitting, galding, etc. Your method works for you, just as my method works for me, and Alan Tanis method works for him. I’m by no means saying my w...
by PikeRoadBassn
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Loose spool on revo
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Loose spool on revo

And the one in the side plate?
by PikeRoadBassn
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Loose spool on revo
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Loose spool on revo

What model REVO? Full shaft or half shaft? Any indentations on the spool spacers in the side plate or cast cap?
by PikeRoadBassn
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Identifying zpi, boca, hh bearings.
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Identifying zpi, boca, hh bearings.

It honestly makes no difference.
by PikeRoadBassn
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Aerosal Spray for Cleaning Bearings
Replies: 110
Views: 6548

Re: Aerosal Spray for Cleaning Bearings

:-k Some interesting reading in this one. Lots of BS being tossed around as well. Yes, each manufacturer has their own recommendations for servicing reels. Each has their preferred lubricants, solvents, etc. As for cleaning bearings, I’ve used different solvents over the years. Acetone, naphtha, iso...
by PikeRoadBassn
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Identifying zpi, boca, hh bearings.
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Identifying zpi, boca, hh bearings.

ZPI bearings are unshielded on both sides. On one side you will see a resin cage. On the outside of the putter race will be 2 machines lines going the circumference of the race.
by PikeRoadBassn
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Steez A and Megabass IS Bearing Size
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: Steez A and Megabass IS Bearing Size

You are correct. Both reels take a 3x10x4 in the sideplate and a 5x11x4 on the spool
by PikeRoadBassn
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Reel Repair Question
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Reel Repair Question

Sounds like the spool cross pin jumping out of the slots in the pinion gear. Usually caused by weakened yoke springs, and typically results in damage to both spool pin and pinion gear.
by PikeRoadBassn
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears
Replies: 45
Views: 7048

Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

JJ, Ill be your huckleberry. I live on Guntersville, so I can test them through the year and on quality fish.