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by Bantam1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Reel feel: Smooth vs. Light rotation
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Reel feel: Smooth vs. Light rotation

After many years of conversations with anglers and reading posts on this site, I wanted to try and define "smooth" and light rotation. I feel many people use the word smooth to define light rotation. Here is my attempt to define both. Webster definitions for smooth: - having an even and regular surf...
by Bantam1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: CH MG 50 upgrades
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: CH MG 50 upgrades

BNT1514 would be the main gear part number for the lefty.
by Bantam1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Wondering if there's a superseding part available?
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Wondering if there's a superseding part available?

We still have both of these parts in stock. Do you know who you spoke to? Yes many parts are discontinued for the FH models, but it doesn't mean every part is discontinued. The CS person should have looked up the parts :evil: I will discuss this with the CS teams and if you let me know who the culpr...
by Bantam1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Thanks Bantam !
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Thanks Bantam !

Just doing my job, but I appreciate the kind words.
by Bantam1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Difference between CU100D and CU100DSV and a gear ?
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Difference between CU100D and CU100DSV and a gear ?

The 100DSV had a brass drive gear and a deeper spool. The regular 100D had an aluminum drive gear and the shallower Low Mass spool (pre MGL spool).

Yes the BNT1325 will work on those reels with other pinion gears like the CH50MG, CU100B, CU100D reels.
by Bantam1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Stradic FL plastics
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Stradic FL plastics

The QC engineer said "Unspecified" so in other words we aren't disclosing it.
by Bantam1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Stradic FL plastics
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Stradic FL plastics

I'll ask
by Bantam1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Stradic FL plastics
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Stradic FL plastics

That's how the Stradic has been for a long time. There is more support in the Aluminum now compared to past models. We have never seen an issue with the reels and they are very rigid.
by Bantam1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Stradic FL plastics
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Stradic FL plastics

I'm not sure what composite they are using.
by Bantam1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough

When we do not have parts we will not service the reel. There are some small things that can get lost or be damaged when the reel is disassembled. We can also feel the reel before opening it and determine the gears may need replacement. If we do not have them, we cannot repair the reel. The Stella F...
by Bantam1
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough

We used to have a plastic shim for the Calais. It could be trimmed to fit the shape of the foot and used between the foot and reel seat. They have been discontinued now for a few years. We suggest annual service on all of our reels. It helps the reels last longer as well. On the next Stella I sugges...
by Bantam1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 70 spool tension loosening on its own
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Curado 70 spool tension loosening on its own

A lot of times you can remove and reinstall the o-ring and it will give more tension. The o-ring is there for a seal, not really to provide tension to the knob. I use our ACE 2 grease on the threads on all of our casting reel knobs. This seems to take care of the problem and further seal from water ...
by Bantam1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough

The guys are up there are solid for sure.
by Bantam1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Cruxis 200 issues after servicing
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Cruxis 200 issues after servicing

Just change the bearing. It's cheap insurance.
by Bantam1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Cruxis 200 issues after servicing
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Cruxis 200 issues after servicing

Change the anti reverse bearing. Take the pawl off for the back up anti reverse and toss it in the trash. It is a back up should the primary fail. They can get bent and/or worn and cause noises and binding issues. I remove them on my reels that have them. The newer models outside of reels used in sa...