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by jtesch
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: SV spool under performing
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: SV spool under performing

Ive had issues with both the SV105 and the SS SV spools being way over tamed. Put a RCS 1000 in the SS SV and sold the SV 105. I kinda think the earlier SV spools were a work in progress and some had to much brake. Newer SV spools are much more refined.
by jtesch
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: TDZ 103ML Swept handle upgrade ?
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: TDZ 103ML Swept handle upgrade ?

You will need a swept drag star also. The Tatula or Zillion drag stars work fine
by jtesch
Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa TD-x 103PiA
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: Daiwa TD-x 103PiA

zillion drag star will work as well as the tatula drag star. tatula swept handle also fits. not sure about the spool. I think your model has the older magforce and not magforceV. that will limit your spool selection I believe. I tried changing spools in an older X that just had magforce and ended up...
by jtesch
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: SV spool bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: SV spool bearings

I've got the t3 1016 and its a pretty controlled caster with stock bearings flushed and lubed
by jtesch
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: SV spool bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 857

SV spool bearings

I'm about to grab an Alphas SV and perhaps an SS SV and I upgrade all my reels with Bocas or HH studio bearings. I caught a thread giving a rough translation on Daiwas instructions for setting breaks on the SV spool. What I got out of it is, the SV spool is designed to have a little more spool tensi...
by jtesch
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Need Help Removing Paint from TDZ 103ML
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: Need Help Removing Paint from TDZ 103ML

Dremel makes a bunch of different wire brushes including a brass one that I bet would work without scratching the metal. I'm gonna give it a try. the plastic side plate makes life difficult though.
by jtesch
Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Stripping and polishing an old air metel Daiwa
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Stripping and polishing an old air metel Daiwa

I came into an old JDM TD-X air metel reel that is perfect mechanically but the paint is awful. I was thinking about stripping the paint then polishing and buffing the bare metal and putting a clear coat on it. Anyone tried this? And any thoughts would be helpful.
by jtesch
Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Black Widow 2 upgrades?
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Daiwa Black Widow 2 upgrades?

the Black widow 2 is basically a TD-Advantage but I'm not sure if it's a 153 size. most any Daiwa handle will fit. Tackle trap has the Tatula handles for under $20 and they are black. Zillion or steez or Tatula drag stars should all fit. Again Tackle trap has the Tatula stars. Either the 100 0r 103 ...
by jtesch
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: TD-X handle knob bearing replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: TD-X handle knob bearing replacement

They are indeed a riveted handle. I have tuned up several, nice reel you can pick up cheap. I love swept handles but in my opinion this is one reel that they don't really work on. The balance gets a little wacky with a swept handle and seeing as this is a flipping and pitching reel, a nice 100mm str...
by jtesch
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: ZPI inertia handle
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

ZPI inertia handle

I bought a like new ZPI inertia handle on the bay a month ago and put it on a tuned up Luna to use as my big swimbait reel. Looked and felt great and I only paid $65 so I was pretty happy. Got home from work today and saw chunks of foam rubber on the floor and our 1 year old Lab slinking around like...
by jtesch
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Carbon fiber handle from Mikes
Replies: 19
Views: 2868

Re: Carcon fiber handle from Mikes

I got a set of bearings from hedgehog in japan in 7 days, Mikes must use dogsleds
by jtesch
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Carbon fiber handle from Mikes
Replies: 19
Views: 2868

Re: Carcon fiber handle from Mikes

It did take almost 4 weeks to get the handle and my last order was that long also. I use tackle trAp for almost everything I just couldn't pass on the price
by jtesch
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: JDM Daiwa X vs. US Daiwa Z
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: JDM Daiwa X vs. US Daiwa Z

Thanks, got it for $50. Very nice condition. I think I'll put the gigas spool on it and some bearings and be done with it. I know I can get a Z for $150 in great shape but I love finding the old Daiwas for $50 or less and tricking them out and either using them or reselling them. I've actually made ...
by jtesch
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: JDM Daiwa X vs. US Daiwa Z
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

JDM Daiwa X vs. US Daiwa Z

I know they are basically the same reel, my question is, are their any differences in the JDM reels i.e.. fit and finish or component quality versus the U.S. Marketed Team Daiwa Z. I want to pick up a couple as project reels and was wondering if I should Focus on the JDM X's or if it didn't matter
by jtesch
Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Hedgehog studio
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Hedgehog studio

Anyone used hedgehog bearings? Prices seem ok

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