Handle knob problems

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illinoisbassfishin
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Handle knob problems

Post by illinoisbassfishin » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:00 am

I have a Daiwa Japan SS SV103 baitcaster. I've had it for a couple years now and done a lot of cranking with it. Only problem I ever had with it was the short handle. So I finally ordered a longer carbon fiber handle from the spool high speed bearings website since I was already ordering new spool bearings for it from there. I put the new handle on and put the stock Daiwa knobs on the new handle and when I tighten the little screws all the way down the knobs won't even turn. I loosened the screws just enough for the knobs to turn. I went fishing and within 10-20 minutes of cranking one of the knobs had came loose to the point it was about to fall off. I noticed every time the knob turns backwards it's loosening the little screws. I noticed when I took the screws out they had a little blue loc-tite on them so should I use more loc-tite and tighten them down and loosen them so the knobs turn and then the loc-tite will keep them tight or am I doing something else wrong? This is the first time I've ever taken knobs off so any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Handle knob problems

Post by Johnny A » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:58 am

I noticed the blue Loc-tite many years back and decided that's it's probably the best course of action to put a little dab on and not worry about it.

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Re: Handle knob problems

Post by illinoisbassfishin » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:07 am

I will do that then. Thank you sir.

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Re: Handle knob problems

Post by Hogsticker2 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:53 pm

Are you sure there aren't any thin shims on the knobs, handle posts or bearings? They can be hard to see sometimes.

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Re: Handle knob problems

Post by TommyG » Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:01 am

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:53 pm
Are you sure there aren't any thin shims on the knobs, handle posts or bearings? They can be hard to see sometimes.
X2, would check for shims.

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Re: Handle knob problems

Post by illinoisbassfishin » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:41 pm

There were little tiny shims underneath the knobs when I pulled them off the factory handle. I put them back on the new.handle.

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