alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Okuma Avenger First Gen
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« on: December 06, 2018, 06:07:55 AM »

Hi Guys,
           As mentioned on my posts the other day, I bought an Okuma Avenger spinning reel(first generation) for cheap. I decided to start with the easiest part to service, the spool. Attached is the picture of the drag washers and plates.

https://imgur.com/a/hVDGmka

While pulling out the drag washers, i discovered that the first felt was a perfect rounded piece, while the last 2 pieces of felt has a cut that was curved inwards. Is this intentional? If i wanted to replace the drag washers with carbonex, do i need to cut this same exact shape for the last 2 washers?

I also noticed that there was a spool bearing on the underside of the spool. Pic as shown below.
https://imgur.com/a/hVDGmka

I am unable to remove the spool bearing from the spool using a tweezer. I am reluctant to use more force to try to remove this bearing for fear of bricking something. Is this bearing removable? I realize that there must be some kind of mechanism holding the bearing there so that it doesn't pop out, but i do not understand how it is being held there.

I have never serviced reels with a spool bearing so i am at a loss for this one.

Thanks.

 


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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 08:42:08 AM »

it's possible that the bearing could be staked and will not come out easily.  



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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 09:19:07 AM »

A spring clip is often used to retain the bearing on Okuma spinners without the dual force drag.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 10:29:23 PM »

Upon closer examination, i realized that there was a circular ring with a cut in it in between the spool bearing and the brass component.
is this a spring clip?
Unfortunately it is hard to access the ring due to lack of real estate in the spool and the thickness of the metal of the tweezer.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 02:53:21 AM »

I use something like a pointed dentist probe to 'ping' the spring clips out - be aware they fly Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 07:55:44 AM »

I encountered another problem.
While trying to clean the anti-reverse bearings, the rollers start to fall out of the housing one-by-one. Is the bearing damaged now, or is it possible to fix back the rollers?
How do i clean this bearing, it is filthy and the rollers pop out so easily.
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2018, 07:45:48 PM »

Servicing okuma spinners of that timeframe is excruciating.  Best of luck on the A/R bearing.  You will need to get all of the rollers in place, but you cant use a heavy grease to "stick" them in place, because it will inhibit the operation.  Best I can recommend is position the reel so the A/R bearing is vertical, and drop the rollers in one by one with tweezers, and pray for them to stay put. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2018, 07:59:49 PM »

here you go.  yeah, this one is toast......   Undecided


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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2018, 03:43:34 PM »

Why I love the clicking of dogs! Sorry for your troubles.
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