Reel Repair by Alan Tani

Conventional and Bait Casting Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Shimano Tutorials and Questions => Topic started by: tunatangler on April 24, 2009, 12:12:45 PM

Title: Trinidad 12
Post by: tunatangler on April 24, 2009, 12:12:45 PM
 I just had them serviced at my local shop(Causeway B&T, Wantagh NY).
Got them back the free spools on both reels seemed lacking. They rechecked them, no change. Compared them to a New in box reel, seemed the same.
 The free spool on these reels are really not great. Any thought on ways to improve the freespool?


Title: Re: Trinidad 12
Post by: alantani on April 25, 2009, 07:16:55 AM
chances are that the bearing were just relubed.  i would imagine that this would be standard procedure.  to improve the freespool at this point, you'd have to remove and clean the bearings, then lube them with xtreme reel + and reinstall them open.  then lube the "BR" gear (C) (key #389) with the same stuff and add a little more to the inside of the pinion gear and spool shaft.  lastly, back off all of the brakes.  after all of this work, i am hoping that you will see a dramatic improvement in freespool.  alan