Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

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Re: Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

Post by LowRange » Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:07 pm

SSS wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:21 am
LowRange wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:48 am
SSS wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:40 am
LowRange wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:58 am
The only ticks or clicks I get out of my Alphas are when turning the handle with no bait tied on. All of them click and clack but stop once a bait is tied on. Guessing it is spool pin and pinion yoke play.
Yea, that clicking is normal, but the one i am referring to feels exactly as if you were gently hitting the blank with your fingernails. Happens only when there's load on the spool.
Crunchy spool bearings? Bur on the end of the plastic pinion support shaft?
Bearings are perfect. But what is this plastic pinion support shaft? I did have some bur on the pinion gear where the spool pin would be lodged in, which i sanded off thinking this was the issue, but it wasn't. I might get this clicking vibration, then i re-engage the clutch, and its gone. Since its going away from re engaging the blutch once or twice, it makes me think its related to the pinion gear.
The little plastic shaft in the spool tension knob that touches the side of the spool.

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Re: Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

Post by SSS » Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:31 pm

LowRange wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:07 pm
SSS wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:21 am
LowRange wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:48 am
SSS wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:40 am
LowRange wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:58 am
The only ticks or clicks I get out of my Alphas are when turning the handle with no bait tied on. All of them click and clack but stop once a bait is tied on. Guessing it is spool pin and pinion yoke play.
Yea, that clicking is normal, but the one i am referring to feels exactly as if you were gently hitting the blank with your fingernails. Happens only when there's load on the spool.
Crunchy spool bearings? Bur on the end of the plastic pinion support shaft?
Bearings are perfect. But what is this plastic pinion support shaft? I did have some bur on the pinion gear where the spool pin would be lodged in, which i sanded off thinking this was the issue, but it wasn't. I might get this clicking vibration, then i re-engage the clutch, and its gone. Since its going away from re engaging the blutch once or twice, it makes me think its related to the pinion gear.
The little plastic shaft in the spool tension knob that touches the side of the spool.
Just checked, no bur nor any kind of deformations.

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Re: Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

Post by PaBass75 » Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:58 pm

I've a sol that does exactly what you're describing. Tried a new spool pin, pinion gear, spool bearing, etc.. Sounds like the spool knocking around after engaging like it's not fully seated in the pinion.
I've a couple other alphas spools that work fine in the same reel, just that one that causes the problem. Maybe it's slightly tweaked out of alignment?

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Re: Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

Post by SSS » Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:56 pm

PaBass75 wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:58 pm
I've a sol that does exactly what you're describing. Tried a new spool pin, pinion gear, spool bearing, etc.. Sounds like the spool knocking around after engaging like it's not fully seated in the pinion.
I've a couple other alphas spools that work fine in the same reel, just that one that causes the problem. Maybe it's slightly tweaked out of alignment?
Funny you mention this, i too tried another spool and it was gone. Hmmm.

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Re: Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

Post by LowRange » Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:16 am

See viewtopic.php?f=24&t=60033 for more on the ticking issue

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Re: Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

Post by spencerinstl » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:41 pm

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Thanks for the epiphany captain obvious

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Re: Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

Post by SSS » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:37 pm

LowRange wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:16 am
See viewtopic.php?f=24&t=60033 for more on the ticking issue
thanks for that. will certainly read the whole thing

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Re: Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

Post by eklikewhoa » Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:32 am

spencerinstl wrote:
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Re: Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

Post by Tokugawa » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:55 pm

I routinely use the Alphas 103, Sol, Airy Red Pixy, Alphas CV CT, and SV 105. So fun to use!!

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Re: Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

Post by Just_Bass » Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:52 pm

Still using all my alphas along side Alphas SV TW. The only regret I have is selling the SV, but I have SV spool in alphas 103 instead.
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Re: Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

Post by DirtyD64 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:54 am

Just_Bass wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:52 pm
Still using all my alphas along side Alphas SV TW. The only regret I have is selling the SV, but I have SV spool in alphas 103 instead.
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What rods are you using? I absolutely love my Alphas (SV105), but it is only on a TFO ML with 7lb Fluoro. Just wanted to know how you were running your Alphas, thanks.

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Re: Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

Post by Just_Bass » Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:32 am

DirtyD64 wrote:
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:54 am
Just_Bass wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:52 pm
Still using all my alphas along side Alphas SV TW. The only regret I have is selling the SV, but I have SV spool in alphas 103 instead.
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What rods are you using? I absolutely love my Alphas (SV105), but it is only on a TFO ML with 7lb Fluoro. Just wanted to know how you were running your Alphas, thanks.
Depends on reels and techniques
The Sol I use for jig pair with MH/F Daiwa Tatula 12lb izorline
Purple Alphas (sv105 spool) for wacky rig, Neko rig, 1/4oz topwater/Jerkbait M/F crucial or ML Zodias.
Airy red 6lb izorline, for open hook type application, dropshot, small paddle tail swimbait or small weightless plastic. ML/F Compre jig/worm rod or L/F Majorcraft (bfs rod)
Yellow pixy 15lb braid mostly MH/XF Daiwa Tatula
Alphas SV TW 10lb FC, Senko, Fatika M/F crucial.

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Re: Are you still using any of the OG Alphas?

Post by DirtyD64 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:09 pm

All sounds good. I figured they were all generally lighter duty setups, I was correct. I don't do much over MH techniques.

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