Bearing number for an SLX drive shaft?

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Bearing number for an SLX drive shaft?

Post by brownhl » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:34 am

Just picked up an SLX and will probably replace the drive shaft bushing with a bearing at some point, although I had two Citicas with the bushing for years with no problem. What would the bearing number be if I decide to replace the bushing? Thanks in advance. Can't wait to try this little fella on the water. It is kind of like my Curado 70's.

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Re: Bearing number for an SLX drive shaft?

Post by LgMouthGambler » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:02 pm

Its a 5x9x3 bearing
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Re: Bearing number for an SLX drive shaft?

Post by Bantam1 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:15 am

BNT4194 is the part number you can use.

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Re: Bearing number for an SLX drive shaft?

Post by brownhl » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:19 pm

Ah, thank you Dan.

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Re: Bearing number for an SLX drive shaft?

Post by carter » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:02 am

I have tried this on my slx and the BNT4194 does not fit. The cup that holds the bushing is rounded (the bushing is as well), so a bearing will not fit in that space.

Has Shimano changed the design?

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Re: Bearing number for an SLX drive shaft?

Post by Bantam1 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:47 am

The frame may simply not accept a bearing. I have not tried to do a swap. I just provided a bearing number based on the dimensions someone else provided you. Typically that is the bearing that replaces bushings on previous models.

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Re: Bearing number for an SLX drive shaft?

Post by hoohoorjoo » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:00 pm

carter wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:02 am
I have tried this on my slx and the BNT4194 does not fit. The cup that holds the bushing is rounded (the bushing is as well), so a bearing will not fit in that space.

Has Shimano changed the design?
Shimano does that to a number of reels, and has for several yrs now. It's an underhanded way to keep you from buying the less expensive model reel and practically making it the same bearing count as the more expensive model (in this case, like the curado). Thus was done on several iterations between the curado and citica siblings, as well. Over the yrs, this practice has made Shimano reels a little less tuner-friendly imo. Shimano still makes a solid product, though.
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Re: Bearing number for an SLX drive shaft?

Post by LgMouthGambler » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:23 pm

Ive changed all the bushings out for bearings on my SLX with no issues.
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Re: Bearing number for an SLX drive shaft?

Post by brownhl » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:19 pm

Just put my bearing in and no problem

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Re: Bearing number for an SLX drive shaft?

Post by JBcrankaddict » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:27 pm

I had the same issue with one of my Stiles. After cleaning out the bearing cup and working with it for a few, it fit fine. Im thinking it had something to do with the paint thickness.

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