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by Bantam1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 70
Views: 2108

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Bantam.. How do you think frame dimensions compared to a Corado 70 Since the Curado 70 is discontinued, I don't know of any new 70 size reels for the US market to replace it as of yet, if ever? I would get a JDM 70 Matanium to replace my Currado 70s The Antares 70 A is more money than I want to spe...
by Bantam1
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 70
Views: 2108

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

When compared to the Bantam, the MET is a little longer and a little narrower. The line guide might be a little further forward based on what I could see having it in my hand. I didn't have a Bantam to compare side by side. Japan model will have a 70 size spool. The US model will have a 150 size spo...
by Bantam1
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New Products
Replies: 0
Views: 142

New Products

Here are some links to the new additions to 2020. There will be more coming around March. Metanium MGL http://fish.shimano.com/content/fish/northamerica/us/en/homepage/NEW_PRODUCTS/NEW_PRD_TEMPLATE2.html Stella SW size additions: http://fish.shimano.com/content/fish/northamerica/us/en/homepage/NEW_P...
by Bantam1
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 17 Scorpion DC Gears
Replies: 10
Views: 2482

Re: 17 Scorpion DC Gears

The reel is based on the Curado I tooling. The gears from the 70 might fit, but technically are not correct.
by Bantam1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Poison Adrena Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Poison Adrena Rods

The previous generation 610M was a good rod for small cranks, jerkbaits, small jigs...kind of a good do all rod within reason. The new 73M is faster, too fast for cranks in my opinion. Take a look at the Expride rods. The EX170MGA would be a good medium power cranking rod.
by Bantam1
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano Reel Service East
Replies: 4
Views: 2276

Re: Shimano Reel Service East

We do not perform any upgrades really. We can install cross carbon drags on some of the spinning reels for inshore use using factory parts. Aside from that we do not do any sort of modifications.
by Bantam1
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano Aldebaran on back order
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Shimano Aldebaran on back order

They are all currently in stock.
by Bantam1
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Cross Reference Help
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Cross Reference Help

We do not have either the clip or a bearing that will fit. I spoke to our QC engineer and he checked the drawings and specs. The bearing is oil filled and not something we have. The bearing is smaller than anything we use in the US models as well as the clip.
by Bantam1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Opinions on GLX Warranty Submission
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Opinions on GLX Warranty Submission

Send the rod in for warranty. A failure that quick is either a defect in the blank or something happened in shipping or at the dealer level. Either way it should be covered.
by Bantam1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Cross Reference Help
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Cross Reference Help

The clip is something I would need to match up in size. I need the bearing measurement in ID x OD x W to assist me with matching it to one of ours, assuming we have a similar bearing size.
by Bantam1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Aldebaran MGL Spool
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Aldebaran MGL Spool

It will work but you have to change the brake pipe on the side plate along with the spool. It's not just a simple plug in the new spool and go fishing. There are other differences in the MGL model reel that assist with the casting performance. Just changing the spool will not make that much differen...
by Bantam1
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Calcutta Conquest 50/51DC HG Gears?
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Calcutta Conquest 50/51DC HG Gears?

He said Conquest/Calcutta 50 are exclusive to that size and model only. The pinion gear has a unique design and only works in that model.
by Bantam1
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Calcutta Conquest 50/51DC HG Gears?
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Calcutta Conquest 50/51DC HG Gears?

I didn't get a chance to speak to him last week. I will try to make time today.
by Bantam1
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Calcutta Conquest 50/51DC HG Gears?
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Calcutta Conquest 50/51DC HG Gears?

I can ask our QC engineer when he arrives, but if this is based on the older Calcutta 50 TE/Conquest 50, the gears are unique to the 50. There are no other gears that fit or work to my knowledge.