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by lifeofRiley
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: shimano oem bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: shimano oem bearings

I order the spool bearings from the Chronarch 50mg for my reels. They are unshielded ARBs so they are easier to clean and relube. Flushed and with TSI applied, these bearings are really fast and cast as good as Boca 7s. Thanks a lot for that suggestion! I did notice when I cleaned my 50mg last week...
by lifeofRiley
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: cleaning rods
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

cleaning rods

What is the best way to clean dirty cork handles and the rod blank as well?
by lifeofRiley
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: shimano oem bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

shimano oem bearings

I'm just starting out with reel maintenance although I've been fishing all my life. After flushing spool bearings on about 20 curados (E,B,&G) I need 5 new sets. After reading the bearing discussion I'm gonna order some Chinese orange seals but am putting in a shimano parts order and was also going ...
by lifeofRiley
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lews BB1L - discontinued?
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Re: Lews BB1L - discontinued?

I thought lews discontinued the bb1 and replaced it with the LFS
by lifeofRiley
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: ARB fix chronarch
Replies: 2
Views: 965

ARB fix chronarch

I bought 2 chronarch 50mg's for 200. One of them has a clutch roller bearing that fails occasionally. Is there a way to fix the bearing? Just figured id try that before ordering the new bearing for $11
by lifeofRiley
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Deep Cranking reel
Replies: 12
Views: 3205

Re: Shimano Deep Cranking reel

A side note on gear ratios, Keith combs cranks with a 7:1 low pro shimano. One of the best crank bait fishermen alive today. Also uses a 7 foot rod. Go figure!
by lifeofRiley
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: complete teardown shimano low pro
Replies: 11
Views: 2460

Re: complete teardown shimano low pro

Last night I took apart a curado G that had never been opened before. That gave me a pretty good idea of what to grease. There was a VERY light coat on the idle gears. Was surprised that there was grease on the bearings. Perhaps they were oiled and while fishing grease found its way on top of the be...
by lifeofRiley
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: complete teardown shimano low pro
Replies: 11
Views: 2460

complete teardown shimano low pro

I have gotten into doing my own reel maintenence this winter after at least 3 attempts over the years of having someone else clean my reels and having mediocre to very bad results. After looking at a pile of cu200s, bantam chronarchs, and 200e7's I decided to clean/fix them myself. After watching an...
by lifeofRiley
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: in depth freshwater reel cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 2498

Re: in depth freshwater reel cleaning

I'm going to get some of that simple green. I did use denatured alcohol. In an article on bassmaster.com they interview a shimano guy who says to dab a q tip in isopropyl to clean the the spool races on the reel frame. What type of solution do you use in an ultrasonic cleaner if any?
by lifeofRiley
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: in depth freshwater reel cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 2498

in depth freshwater reel cleaning

I've done a lot of research on reel maintenence. just wondering what people use to clean the gears (main, worm, and pinion) on a low pro bait caster. I have several older curados in good shape but broke them down and the drive shaft and gear cluster are covered in old grease. I think when I had them...