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« on: August 04, 2020, 08:10:39 AM »

Hi guys and girls, it's been quite some time since I was here last (sadly). I'm trying to get my stuff back together after quite a bit of "this and that" in life, and one of the things I need to do, is help out with an AVET reel.

It's a MXL 4.5, Gold color.

I've searched this forum and Google back and forth, but I cannot find any bearing sizes for this model. Is it a model which has in later years been sold under another model name, or something like that?

I could really use the bearing sizes for it.. I live in Norway, so we use .mm here, but I'm aware that AVET uses inches in their bearings. Worst case, my bearing supplier will be able to help me convert the inch-to-mm calculations.

Any chance anyone of you can help me out? Several of the bearings for this reel were so bad, that when finally removed, they fell to pieces..


Thanks for reading, take care!
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 08:21:50 AM »

The MXL 4.5 was discontinued several years ago and replaced with the MXL 5.8. I almost certain that the two reels use the same size bearings, and I'm sure they use the same size pinion bearing. Being in Norway complicates things but I suspect you could get Avet to send you the bearings. The problem is that the Avet online ordering system has been down for a few months so you'd need to call them directly.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 02:26:47 AM »

Hi, sorry for the late reply. I tried contacting AVET via their website, but it doesn't seem like their orderform is working (just like you said). I've never gotten a reply from them in the past, so not sure what to do.. I could always give them a call, but I don't know if they'll list their bearing sizes at all?


The MXL 4.5 was discontinued several years ago and replaced with the MXL 5.8. I almost certain that the two reels use the same size bearings, and I'm sure they use the same size pinion bearing. Being in Norway complicates things but I suspect you could get Avet to send you the bearings. The problem is that the Avet online ordering system has been down for a few months so you'd need to call them directly.
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 07:24:57 AM »

Smoothdrag lists the pinion and left side bearing sizes and I'm sure Dawn will know the spool bearing sizes.

http://www.smoothdrag.com/price.html

Edit: Here are the other sizes as well. The 4.5 uses the same size as the 5.8 I think.

https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=13443.0
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 08:43:23 AM »

Hi Jon,

would it be possible for you to remove the bearing and measure it?  ID x OD by Width?
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 10:35:46 AM »

Question; does Abu have any relatively small lever drag reels like Avet does?
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 10:41:56 PM »

From MXL 5.8: i just took one apart to check.

Drag plate .1875 x .375 x .125
Spool right side .1875 x .3125 x .125
Spool left side .1875 x .50 x .156
Pinion .25 x .625 x .196
Main gear 8 x 16 x 5 mm. Two of them.

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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2020, 10:48:56 PM »

Question; does Abu have any relatively small lever drag reels like Avet does?

They did, for a short time.
Ambassadeur 7000 C4 LD, also Big Game 7000 NLD
Ambassadeur 6600 C3 LD

Much less robust design than aforementioned Avets, and long since discontinued.

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2020, 04:21:01 AM »

Wow, thank you so much for doing this! This is where this forum really stands out.

Thank you once again!  Smiley


From MXL 5.8: i just took one apart to check.

Drag plate .1875 x .375 x .125
Spool right side .1875 x .3125 x .125
Spool left side .1875 x .50 x .156
Pinion .25 x .625 x .196
Main gear 8 x 16 x 5 mm. Two of them.

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