Reel Repair by Alan Tani

Conventional and Bait Casting Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Ambassadeur Tutorials and Questions => Topic started by: Scattergun2570 on August 24, 2020, 01:05:01 AM



Title: 5501 C-3
Post by: Scattergun2570 on August 24, 2020, 01:05:01 AM
I never liked the handle on these older reels,,,what can I replace it with?


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Keta on August 24, 2020, 01:29:04 AM
 (https://alantani.com/gallery/27/1583_17_02_19_8_17_32.jpeg)
 
The handle on the right is a Diawa.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/27/1583_17_02_19_8_18_06.jpeg)


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Scattergun2570 on August 24, 2020, 02:51:31 AM
(https://alantani.com/gallery/27/1583_17_02_19_8_17_32.jpeg)
 
The handle on the right is a Diawa.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/27/1583_17_02_19_8_18_06.jpeg)

No mods to make those fit?


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Keta on August 24, 2020, 02:59:23 AM
I had to remove the handle to put the round one on, the Diawa fit as is.  I think the arm for the round handle was a a Diawa too.


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Scattergun2570 on August 24, 2020, 03:02:31 AM
I had to remove the handle to put the round one on, the Diawa fit as is.  I think the arm for the round handle was a a Diawa too.

What reel did that handle come from? Not the round one.


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Keta on August 24, 2020, 03:09:24 AM
I do not remember. 


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Scattergun2570 on August 24, 2020, 03:14:44 AM
I do not remember. 
How bout the other?


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Keta on August 24, 2020, 03:52:25 AM
Same, it was many years ago.  Hopefully someone here without CRS can help.


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: jon_elc on August 24, 2020, 04:30:25 AM
i measured the shaft on my 5500C handle, it's 3x7mm.  i know ABU offers a counterbalanced power handle like Keta's pics, and some aftermarket handles on ebay are offered in 3x7mm or 4x8mm slot sizes.  dunno what size you have though.


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Swami805 on August 24, 2020, 10:47:36 AM
I found these on eBay for about $10 shipped


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Tiddlerbasher on August 24, 2020, 12:16:54 PM
I tried a TronixPro power handle - comfortable but didn't really like it. I went back to the original handle but added a couple of knob covers. Also I couldn't see the need for a 'power handle' on a 5500 size reel :-\

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tronixpro-Replacement-Multiplier-Fishing-Reel-Handle-Fits-Most-Multiplier-Reels-/264839388832?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c1
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAMSFX-Fishing-Reel-Handle-Grips-Baitcaster-Knob-Covers-3-Pairs-in-Pack/184352385992?hash=item2aec422bc8:g:WAoAAOSwMYBfAL5b

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/9780_24_08_20_5_11_55_33292205.jpeg)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/33/9780_24_08_20_5_11_46_332922482.jpeg)

My reel is an AKios 5500, but is the same size as the original ABU.


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Keta on August 24, 2020, 01:35:18 PM
Also I couldn't see the need for a 'power handle' on a 5500 size reel


The small handles hurt my arthritis and cause my busted up hands to cramp up fast.


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: jon_elc on August 24, 2020, 03:45:39 PM
Also I couldn't see the need for a 'power handle' on a 5500 size reel


The small handles hurt my arthritis and cause my busted up hands to cramp up fast.

+1 on arthritis in hands.  I used a gomexus knob on my penn spinner for 3 hours a couple of weeks ago (big step up from the little flat handle that came stock) and my fingers/grasp was pretty stiff and painful the next 2 days


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: alantani on August 24, 2020, 04:38:06 PM
$20 with shipping included, if you are interested!


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: thorhammer on August 24, 2020, 07:23:55 PM
I put that handle on all my 6500's. That's a nice price from the Boss.


i agree i don't like the stock handle on 5501...it's on the wrong side of the reel!!!! :)


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Scattergun2570 on August 25, 2020, 12:12:35 AM
$20 with shipping included, if you are interested!

I very well may be,,,hard to get a sense of how long it is from the picture,,can you tell me how long it is?


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: alantani on August 25, 2020, 12:54:06 AM
the arm is 4 inches!


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Scattergun2570 on August 26, 2020, 11:06:30 PM
the arm is 4 inches!

I think I will take it...shall I pm you?


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: alantani on August 27, 2020, 01:53:03 AM
please!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Lunker Larry on August 27, 2020, 05:56:04 PM
I would think these power handles would cause you to over power these reels. Yes they're good reels but they are still a medium light reel.


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Ron Jones on August 27, 2020, 06:05:43 PM
I've seen videos where guys tighten these drags down with channel locks, I don't see an extra inch or so of swing tearing them up. If the original arm is 1.5 inch and you increase it to 2 your adding what, 5-10 inch pounds if your a muscle builder?

The Man


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Donnyboat on August 28, 2020, 03:47:56 AM
That Handle that Alan has would be ideal, if you know the capacity, of your reel you set the drag to that, know matter how long the handle is, just my two bobs worth, good luck cheers Don.


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: Jigtosser on August 28, 2020, 03:55:46 AM
Hey Alan,
Got anymore in the garage  ???
Iíve been looking for a couple !!!


Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: philaroman on August 28, 2020, 07:24:36 AM
That Handle that Alan has would be ideal, if you know the capacity, of your reel you set the drag to that, know matter how long the handle is, just my two bobs worth, good luck cheers Don.

ditto...
in that scenario, locking down the drag w/ mechanical aid is the TACKLE-DON'T!!!
maximizing comfort while using the reel within its class, is a BIG TACKLE-DO!!!
why use a nice stapler to hammer nails -- get a cheap hammer




Title: Re: 5501 C-3
Post by: kmstorm64 on June 29, 2021, 09:36:01 PM
I use the ABU power handle on my 6501's and I have had no issues with them.