Is this normal? Avet JX Raptor

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  1. coastalwerks

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    Hello Avet pros, finally broke down and picked up a JX and HX Raptor. Decided to do some preventive maintainenance on the JXR last night and noticed when I set the drag to 20lbs at full, in freespool it only spins for 4 second. And, when in freespool, if I turn the handle the spool will also spin with light pressure. When measuring the drag it’s at full spool using a spring scale. Definetly feels tighter when I turn the handle. Is this normal or do I need to lighten up the drag a little since it’s a full spool? Any suggestions?
     
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    read the owners manual.I think you are not setting the drag in the right sequence
     
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    Set drag at strike position and b sure to put it in free spool everytime u adjust the drag ...
     
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    What constituted “preventive maintenance”?
     
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    The difference between free spool and “in gear” is one click away. Be sure, as stated previously, that you are always in free spool when adjusting drag. If you’re not you’ll get results like your current situation.
    Put it in freespool, back the drag knob off a bit till reel free spools again. Then carefully tighten the drag knob till you can push the lever forward and still return to free spool. Hope that helps and it’s not something worse that has broken in your reel. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks all, I’ve been adjusting the drag in free spool. As with all of my lever drag reels. I also worked on a Penn Fathom last night and no issues. I was giving it an Alan Tani run down before the season kicks off. If I lossen the drag a little it’ll have more free spool (14lbs at strike on a full spool). Also double checked schematics to ensure all parts are in correct order. I may have turned up the drag too high thinking 20lbs at full spool would be ok and from what I’ve read that would equate to 40lbs of drag at half spool which right above reel specs at 38lbs max.
     
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    Did you mess with bevel washers?
     
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    Were you sure to wipe all the excess grease off the drag washer after you did the Alan Tani pre-service? Meaning did you rub it with a clean cloth so that almost all of the drag grease is removed? If there is too much grease on the drag washer, it will be just enough thicker to reduce free spool.
     
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    Correct, I learned a long time ago to wipe excessive grease off leaving a really light coat. The drag washers look dry.
     
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    Funny you asked, I also checked those as well ()() from the schematics.
     
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    I have found that the some of my JX and JX Raptors work better with this arrangement ()((.

    I've also noticed some wide tolerances in the assembles. Some longer spacers, some with different bevel washer configurations etc..

    Did you check drag and freespool before you worked on them?
     
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    I checked it right out of the box but didn’t turn the drag up until after I worked on it. I’m trying your bevel arrangements now.
     
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    Just finished putting this bevel arrangement and surprisingly had way more free spool. Cranked it to 18lbs at strike and back to free spool no problem. Thanks Derby! I can see why the difference in tolerances, makes total sense. Had to do the same thing to my Daiwa Lexa 400HD.
     
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    When I rebuild my Avets, I never take the washers off the spool. I think Avet sets them to get the right freespool and drag. At least I hope so. Like I have said, I have had a few open at the same time and seen different configurations of washers and sizes of spacers.

    Dont get me wrong, I love them. Killer reels and a reasonable price that are easy to work on and come in LEFTY for every application.

    Key tip, aside from that, is always look for and isolate the spring washers. Those little suckers can hide and disappear when rebuilding.

    Glad it worked out for you. Have fun with your new reels.

    I just got another SX at the the Fisherman's Warehouse no sales tax sale that needs the Tani treatment. That should be around 12 Avets for me.
     
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    How about Ed at Cabbage Key? No tax, free shipping. 14 for me so far. Looking for SCS 3speed and HX 3speed. I'd have more if it weren't for the five SSTs I have for Wahoo. Hari said it was coming........ Where is the star drag reel?
     

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