Daiwa Zillion handle

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Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby Warhawk » Mon May 07, 2018 5:29 pm

I just picked up a Zillion HD TW. It has those huge foam knobs and I’d like to swap them for more normal sized knobs.

How do you remove the knobs?

Will any of the Daiwa RCS knobs fit?

Or would I be better off to get a whole new handle assembly?

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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby Rippin-lips » Mon May 07, 2018 8:17 pm

Remove the cap on the end of each knob.
Remove the knob screws.
Replace with any knob that fits Daiwa reels.

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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby Warhawk » Tue May 08, 2018 7:55 pm

Thanks ... I’ve always just replaced complete handles before. Do I need a special tool to get the caps off? I don’t want to scratch things up being a dumbass.

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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby PikeRoadBassn » Wed May 09, 2018 5:34 am

Warhawk wrote:Thanks ... I’ve always just replaced complete handles before. Do I need a special tool to get the caps off? I don’t want to scratch things up being a dumbass.


Yes there is a tool for doing those knob caps. It can be purchased I believe from Hedgehog and possibly Daiwa.

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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby MisterQ » Thu May 10, 2018 3:09 pm

PikeRoadBassn wrote:
Warhawk wrote:Thanks ... I’ve always just replaced complete handles before. Do I need a special tool to get the caps off? I don’t want to scratch things up being a dumbass.


Yes there is a tool for doing those knob caps. It can be purchased I believe from Hedgehog and possibly Daiwa.

you can use a clip to pull out the cap.
https://japantackle.com/change_cork_knobs
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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby PikeRoadBassn » Fri May 11, 2018 5:46 am

MisterQ wrote:
PikeRoadBassn wrote:
Warhawk wrote:Thanks ... I’ve always just replaced complete handles before. Do I need a special tool to get the caps off? I don’t want to scratch things up being a dumbass.


Yes there is a tool for doing those knob caps. It can be purchased I believe from Hedgehog and possibly Daiwa.

you can use a clip to pull out the cap.
https://japantackle.com/change_cork_knobs
:)


The Zillion HD has screw in handle knob caps.

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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby MisterQ » Sun May 13, 2018 9:40 am

Ops!
For these knobs I use the Daiwa tool or a bent nose needle plier like this.
Be carefull, it's easy to scratch the cap
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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby freelancer27 » Sun May 13, 2018 7:16 pm

I had the same issue. I used a fork where I bend all but two of the fingers back.

Still havent found knobs that fit the handle of the Zillion HD though. Did you have any luck?

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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby PikeRoadBassn » Mon May 14, 2018 5:03 pm

freelancer27 wrote:I had the same issue. I used a fork where I bend all but two of the fingers back.

Still havent found knobs that fit the handle of the Zillion HD though. Did you have any luck?


Any Daiwa or RCS knob will fit it.

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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby freelancer27 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:05 pm

PikeRoadBassn wrote:
freelancer27 wrote:I had the same issue. I used a fork where I bend all but two of the fingers back.

Still havent found knobs that fit the handle of the Zillion HD though. Did you have any luck?


Any Daiwa or RCS knob will fit it.


It does not!

I tried the knobs of my SV103 on the Zillion HD and the knobs do not fit...

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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby Tony9 » Tue May 15, 2018 9:49 am

The new Zillion TW HD definitely has a different handle and knob design I haven't seen before. Possibly it is just not compatible with the other standard Daiwa knobs.
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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby PikeRoadBassn » Wed May 16, 2018 7:08 am

freelancer27 wrote:
PikeRoadBassn wrote:
freelancer27 wrote:I had the same issue. I used a fork where I bend all but two of the fingers back.

Still havent found knobs that fit the handle of the Zillion HD though. Did you have any luck?


Any Daiwa or RCS knob will fit it.


It does not!

I tried the knobs of my SV103 on the Zillion HD and the knobs do not fit...


Ahhh did not realize you were referrencing the new one from Japan. That little information would have been helpful in the beginning.

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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby freelancer27 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:42 am

PikeRoadBassn wrote:
freelancer27 wrote:
PikeRoadBassn wrote:
freelancer27 wrote:I had the same issue. I used a fork where I bend all but two of the fingers back.

Still havent found knobs that fit the handle of the Zillion HD though. Did you have any luck?


Any Daiwa or RCS knob will fit it.


It does not!

I tried the knobs of my SV103 on the Zillion HD and the knobs do not fit...


Ahhh did not realize you were referrencing the new one from Japan. That little information would have been helpful in the beginning.



I am not. I am referring to this model: https://www.tackledirect.com/daiwa-zlnh ... gJUDfD_BwE

The knobs of the SV103 def do not work on it.

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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby PikeRoadBassn » Wed May 16, 2018 1:43 pm

Interesting, because I have a set of knobs from a Zillion Type R handle on mine. And those knobs interchange with every other Daiwa and RCS knob out there.

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Re: Daiwa Zillion handle

Postby PikeRoadBassn » Wed May 16, 2018 1:52 pm

Just for giggles, I just went and swapped a Zillion R knob onto a used Zillion TW HD I have in the shop. Fits perfectly fine. Did you make sure you didn’t leave the bushing in the bottom of your SV103 knobs?

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