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General Maintenance Tips => General Questions and Trouble Shooting => Topic started by: strikecharters on January 22, 2020, 12:22:26 PM



Title: Trouble with Shimano TR2000 Charter Special service
Post by: strikecharters on January 22, 2020, 12:22:26 PM
Can't figure this one out. Servicing the Charter Special of which I own 10. Replacing the drag washer with Carbontex. All went well until checkout. When ramping up the drag lever the handle crank becomes increasingly difficult to turn as well, very stiff to turn at full drag. Have taken it apart/reassembled several times with same results. Stumped and looking for help...thanks in advance


Title: Re: Trouble with Shimano TR2000 Charter Special service
Post by: alantani on January 22, 2020, 12:50:42 PM
likely the star is rubbing up against the side plate.  an extra washer should do the trick.  also, make sure the bellevilles are "()()" and not "(()), ((() or ((((."


Title: Re: Trouble with Shimano TR2000 Charter Special service
Post by: strikecharters on January 22, 2020, 01:02:18 PM
Thanks Alan...just to make clear this is lever drag not star...only 2 Bellevilles and made sure they were ()


Title: Re: Trouble with Shimano TR2000 Charter Special service
Post by: alantani on January 22, 2020, 01:11:56 PM
crud, yes a charter special.  with what you describe, it is almost always a bad right main side plate bearing. 


Title: Re: Trouble with Shimano TR2000 Charter Special service
Post by: akfish on January 23, 2020, 07:20:19 AM
Almost certain to be the right side plate bearing -- the pinion bearing. I replace this on probably 80% of the Charter Specials I service. Occasionally, a bad left side spool bearing will cause the same problems. Note that it's not always obvious if these bearings are bad; you need to press them tightly between your fingers and turn them too see if there's any gritty feeling.


Title: Re: Trouble with Shimano TR2000 Charter Special service
Post by: strikecharters on January 23, 2020, 10:10:42 AM
Thanks for Intel guys...new bearings on order