alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial New Shimano Baitrunner 8000D -
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« on: March 10, 2012, 09:18:23 AM »

I just picked up a pair of 8000D's.  Before I use it, can anyone recommend some easy quick hit recommendations that will improve performance or minimize corrosion. 

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 01:21:26 PM »

all of the bearings have to be packed with grease, replace the drag washers with greased carbon fiber, and brush a light coat of grease onto all the non-exposed metal surfaces.  baitrunners can be a bear to work on!
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 05:29:44 PM »

Thanks Alan.  I'll take a shot at those simple improvements.  Don't want to take the entire reel apart --- just don't have confidence that I could get it back together.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 08:02:32 PM »

nor do i.....   Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 08:34:01 PM »

Nor do I.  I love using spinners, but servicing...there's a Japanese word that say it most...Kirai (嫌い)
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 01:23:42 PM »

I have a question I got a Baitrunner 8000d to look at. I checked the spool and all the washers are present. Yet when the drag knob is tightened all the way down I can still turn the spool with effort. I took the spool off to see if the shaft turns with a pliers on it and it doesn`t. That leads me to believe there`s something wrong with the spool. There is braided line on the spool. Don`t know if there is a backing. Any advice?
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 11:26:57 PM »

Shimano specs say the maximum drag on those is two pounds.  You may be getting more than that if it takes a lot of effort to turn the spool by hand.  Try checking the drag with a scale.
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2019, 01:23:52 AM »

The Baitrunner 8000d should produce 20lbs of drag. The drag washers (iirc) are Dartanium II - carbon fibre - clean and a light grease coating would help with smoothness. If you can easily turn the spool by hand I would check the drag stack. 20lb drag on a spinner should not turn easily unless you're superman. I personally wouldn't use one of these for fishing in the salt - stripping and cleaning a baitrunner is a PITA - certainly above my pay grade.
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2019, 05:07:32 AM »

CAVEAT: I only know older models...

check for rotor height adjustment washer(s) under the A/R Assembly
sometimes one/more get left out & the rotor sits lower
then, you need fewer spool washers for even line lay
then, everything seems to look & work fine, BUT...
the drag knob bottoms out before you get to MAX

P.S., on older models I can do a reasonable half-service, without disturbing the Baitrunner mechanism...
I can handle it -- I just don't want to, LOL
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2019, 11:29:08 AM »

Shimano specs say the maximum drag on those is two pounds.  You may be getting more than that if it takes a lot of effort to turn the spool by hand.  Try checking the drag with a scale.
-steve

You're talkin bout the spool drag, or the baitrunner tension?

I think if you really wanted some good spinning reel service practice, a beat-up(parts reel) Baitrunner would be ideal.
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