alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Intrest in vr50 servic tutorial?
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RandyMFoster
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« on: February 04, 2019, 08:52:18 PM »

Hi there ive had my vr 50 a good 6 or 7 months. I have been Servicing all kinds of spining and conventional reels awhile now anyway I think its geting close to to do a full tear down and cleaning/inspection on how the reel is holding up.. Obviously this voids the warrenty but I honestly cannot see myself shiping it out paying shiping and service fee when it is something I can easily do myself having allready taken the reel mostly apart to add grease and to protect bearings etx. If there are people intrested I would happily do an in dpeth tutorial with pictures as an asset to others on the site.

I love this little reel it has held up really well but kayak use is hard on everyreel and I like my personal reels butter smooth I could proably put off service but Im anal about my own reels and I have thrown it at big fish and rough conditions. I paired it with a custom black hole 701L. Im curious to see what countless big snook,cobia nearshore shore snapper have wrought on this10oz reels internals. Weather or not there is demand for a service walk threw , reguardless l be sure to update with my impressions regarding its capability for heavy inshore and "nearshore"useage In the long term.

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 06:00:02 PM »

Late to the party but I'd love to see one. I have been using mine for about 6 trips now, all on a boat and the drag is already sticky.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2019, 03:03:44 PM »

Hi Rob

Not a problem I will be sure to have it up by the next time you're reel needs service

It will take me a little time. I have serviced three so far  including my own. The reason I did not end up posting was because lack of interest and that the fact a a proper service tutorial would include using replacement seals from VS.

I did not have them but I think it is prudent to mention to keep the sealed aspect on reels like these when they are are serviced(depending on use) While in some cases like with my reel the body, The seals were still doing their job and this was not  needed. Its better to make it standard practice to replace seals imo.

 I did not posses them simply handled them with care and replaced the seals.. I will be reaching out to zebco/ VS soon.


Servicing these reels is pretty straight forward  there is a few little things like the handle screw having Lottie and how the best way to go about in removing the handle I am still considering. Also the gear oscillation mechanism/maingear needs to be put properly in place. I will be sure to highlight how I found the easiest way to do this was. Of course as mentioned The seals need to be handled with care and replaced if necessary. Otherwise you should be just fine with the proper tools(correct size torx heads,Allen keys and the tool they included).

I found in the reels I serviced I was mostly just refreshing the lubrication packing/flushing the bearings with new grease. They truly did not  quite need a full tear down and overhaul but what I did was more of a preemptive service.
 It sounds like one of the seals on you're reels drag system failed or was improperly placed causing the drag to get sticky. My personal reel has been submerged, fallen into sand and only really needed exterior touch ups. like the cleaning up the rotor, line roller, bail arms etc.  I am a little overkill when it comes to taking care of my reels I always use corrosion x and or tsi oil on the exterior moving parts even if the reel was not submerged. I will be sending an email for replacement seals and will post a detailed breakdown in the coming weeks. But if you're reel had a sticky drag that fast there was an error made and it is best you simply used you're warranty.
kind regards, Randy M Foster
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