Learn From My Mistake

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Learn From My Mistake

Postby goldrod » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:23 pm

I like changing spools to find the one spool that does it for me based on the technique i’m doing. Well one day i had troubles with this reel and long story short it was because the pin that goes in front of the bearing was uneven and nearly caused me to get rid of a great reel. My advice is double check that pin for evenness
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Re: Learn From My Mistake

Postby LgMouthGambler » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:32 am

Oh man, Im soo anal about making sure that its perfectly centered. I know that a slight difference wont matter, but a good amount definitely will. Great post.
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Re: Learn From My Mistake

Postby jmd_143 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:13 pm

Great advice!

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Re: Learn From My Mistake

Postby DirtyD64 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:15 pm

This too scares me at times. Changing spool pins on the Zillion SV and SV105 are easy, but for some reason, my old Zillion TWS pins are an absolute pain to get out. Putting em back even is easy, however they should mark or nick the end that is smaller. I feel like I am going to break the Hedgehog Studio's tool and then pop the pin is free.

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Re: Learn From My Mistake

Postby mark poulson » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:20 am

DirtyD64 wrote:This too scares me at times. Changing spool pins on the Zillion SV and SV105 are easy, but for some reason, my old Zillion TWS pins are an absolute pain to get out. Putting em back even is easy, however they should mark or nick the end that is smaller. I feel like I am going to break the Hedgehog Studio's tool and then pop the pin is free.


If your spool has a bearing that's held in place by a pin, and you want to be able to swap spools easily, why not buy another bearing and the retainer pin, and leave them installed on the second spool, so you can just pop out one spool and drop in the other, without having to remove the bearing?

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Re: Learn From My Mistake

Postby uljersey » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:39 am

mark poulson wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:This too scares me at times. Changing spool pins on the Zillion SV and SV105 are easy, but for some reason, my old Zillion TWS pins are an absolute pain to get out. Putting em back even is easy, however they should mark or nick the end that is smaller. I feel like I am going to break the Hedgehog Studio's tool and then pop the pin is free.


If your spool has a bearing that's held in place by a pin, and you want to be able to swap spools easily, why not buy another bearing and the retainer pin, and leave them installed on the second spool, so you can just pop out one spool and drop in the other, without having to remove the bearing?


Now that's an AhHa moment :)

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Re: Learn From My Mistake

Postby DirtyD64 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:20 am

No I was just taking out the Zillion TWS bearings to clean them. Acetone, let dry, new oil, reassemble. My Zillion SV TW spool I ordered already came with bearing installed. Only reason I take them off is to clean them.


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