Removing spool bearing from new metanium MGL

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Re: Removing spool bearing from new metanium MGL

Postby PikeRoadBassn » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:01 am

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jpmoney wrote:Just wondering if anyone else who has a shimano metanium MGL reel has tried removing the spool bearing? After removing the spool pin and retainer c-clip the bearing doesnt come off the shaft as expected...it still seems to be stuck in place. Do i need some sort of special tool to remove it?


How did you remove this annoying C-Clip? :)


Take 2 small flat blade screw drivers, and on a towel, gently press down on both "ends" it will pop off and into the towel.

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Re: Removing spool bearing from new metanium MGL

Postby LgMouthGambler » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:58 am

PikeRoadBassn wrote:
greyhound wrote:
jpmoney wrote:Just wondering if anyone else who has a shimano metanium MGL reel has tried removing the spool bearing? After removing the spool pin and retainer c-clip the bearing doesnt come off the shaft as expected...it still seems to be stuck in place. Do i need some sort of special tool to remove it?


How did you remove this annoying C-Clip? :)


Take 2 small flat blade screw drivers, and on a towel, gently press down on both "ends" it will pop off and into the towel.


This. And be very staeady, and equally forced on both drivers. It's a royal pain in the nuts. I am in the process of making something that is forked to the right gap to be able to touch the ends of the clip so I can just push it off the shaft. I service a few of these reels and will make my life a bit easier.
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Re: Removing spool bearing from new metanium MGL

Postby Kurt L » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:38 pm

Just a quick question? was there an issue with the stock bearing? Met. bearings are normally very high quality if you change them out with an Orange seal you are not upgrading... you would have to buy a true top tier bearing to upgrade in any noticeable respect. Unless... some people are starting to have problems with them? Do tell 8-[

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Re: Removing spool bearing from new metanium MGL

Postby LgMouthGambler » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:29 am

Spool bearings seem to be pretty decent. The pinion bearings however seem to suck. I change them out on every one i service.
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Re: Removing spool bearing from new metanium MGL

Postby Kurt L » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:43 pm

LgMouthGambler wrote:Spool bearings seem to be pretty decent. The pinion bearings however seem to suck. I change them out on every one i service.

Wow good to know what Pinion bearings have you had the best luck with?

Thanks, Kurt

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Re: Removing spool bearing from new metanium MGL

Postby greyhound » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:42 am

Kurt L wrote:Just a quick question? was there an issue with the stock bearing? Met. bearings are normally very high quality if you change them out with an Orange seal you are not upgrading... you would have to buy a true top tier bearing to upgrade in any noticeable respect. Unless... some people are starting to have problems with them? Do tell 8-[


Just wanted to clean and lubricate the bearings after a season. They're indeed working pretty good and I've never had the need to replace them.

Thanks guys, the solution with 2 screw drivers and a towel did it :)

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Re: Removing spool bearing from new metanium MGL

Postby masterbass » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:53 am

Does the hedgehog type R tool fit to remove the spool bearing?

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Re: Removing spool bearing from new metanium MGL

Postby LgMouthGambler » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:06 am

Kurt L wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:Spool bearings seem to be pretty decent. The pinion bearings however seem to suck. I change them out on every one i service.

Wow good to know what Pinion bearings have you had the best luck with?

Thanks, Kurt



Anything but the factory ones. :lol:
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