is there anything that can be done to help the binding of my avet sx 5.0:1 at high drag pressure? it makes a sweet little light weight jigging reel but the drag too light when you keep it where the handle will turn smoothly.
yes. i am looking for a bearing with the same inside diameter and close to the same thickness, yet has a larger outside diameter. this "larger" bearing should able to support a greater axial/lateral load than the current stock bearing. i have a machine shop that will bore out the existing bearing cup, keeping everything concentric, to accomodate the larger bearing. i am hoping that we do not bore clear through the side plate. this will not be easy, or pretty, but if there is enough room it should work.
this project is 4th in line. the first project is a topless frame for the charter special 1000 and 2000. the second project is a larger housing for the anti-reverse assembly in the shimano trinidad and torium. this will allow for a double stack of anti-reverse bearings, but will require a longer inside sleeve and a longer drive shaft. the third project is a topless frame for the penn 320 gti. the avet right main side plate bearings for the sx, mx, jx, lx and hx are fourth. it will probably cost $100 to have the reel completedly serviced, including a larger bearing, full bearing service, shimmed bellevilles and greased drags. remember, we do not even know if this will work. alan