A couple of weeks ago I got the bearing grease packers from Alan. Thanks Alan, these things are way cool. Today I finally found some time to push some grease through those sealed bearings. I have a few questions, because I just want to be sure I am doing this right.
I have several BX2 reels, and I started out on the 500 for no particular reason. The first bearing I started on was #83-Frame Bearing. Here is a picture of it:
My problem is that I couldn't figure out how to get the silly thing out of the frame. You can see that there is a piece of metal bent up to hold it in place. On the back side, I removed the frame knob clip and frame knob, but couldn't see any way to push the bearing out of the left side of the frame. Anybody know how to get this bearing out of there so I can push some grease through it?
Undaunted, I proceeded on to #16-Gear Sideplate Bearing. Using a bearing puller fashioned from a coat hanger (thanks for the tip Alan), I pulled the bearing and pushed some grease through it. As an aside, I couldn't find any yamaha marine grease locally, so I just bought generic at Pep Boys. The guy there said it was all made by the same company, so let's hope for the best with generic. On the plus side, it was only $4, as compared to $10 to get some yamaha gease mail order. Here is a picture of the bearing:
Next I went on to #82-Tension Cam. This was a little confusing, because it sure looks like a bearing to me. So I pushed some grease through it. My question is, if it looks like bearing, why isn't it called a bearing? Here is the picture:
Edit: I checked the Accurate website and in the ATD schematic this is labeled as the cam bearing. So it must just be mislabeled in the BX2 schematic.
I already removed the shields from the spool bearings and sprayed on 301, so those are set. Are there any more bearings I should be looking for? I've gone through the schematics and that is all I see. Of course, I am skipping over the AR bearings, which are the subject for another thread.
Thanks for any pointers.