JX Acting "Stiff"

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  1. NaplesJohn

    NaplesJohn Never Forget 343

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    My older JX 6/3 even at low drag setting seems to have a lot of resistance when winding versus my LX 6/3. Set at about 13 pounds of drag, winding is a chore...ideas? BTW, no strange noises, and drag is smooth.
     
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    when is the last time it has been serviced? could just need a good cleaning, if you took apart something could not of lined up and just be off just a little bit, i would say if you know how to take apart go through and but back together see if that works
    happened to me after i took apart once,
    the only other thing could be a bearing that is getting bad
    good luck
     
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    AKSalmon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Odds are very good that you have a bad pinion bearing. It's the first thing to go bad on most lever drags, and, unfortunately, very common on Avets. The pinion bearing will go bad due to corrosion or if you push the drag too high. Maybe a third of the Avet casting reels that come in my shop need a pinion bearing.
     
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    take it apart and clean it out.. add some lube.
     
  5. Vogt

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    Take all if the old grease out via a nice wd40 soak. Dry all the parts and regrease with a synthetic such as super lube. Spin the bearings between your fingers to test function.
     
  6. bbuck

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    Yes you can do all of the above and your problem MIGHT go away. To really fix the problem UPS it to Avet with a short note and they will service the reel and replace all the bearing's as well as any parts that have been updated. They charge very little for this service and UPS for a JX can't be that much.
     
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    I have a JX with the same problem and am sending it to Avet. Will post results when I get it back.
     
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    same symptoms on my JX 2-spd...I am severely "mechanically challenged"...:zelfmoordsent to Alan Tani, replaced bearing...problem solved...

    :Death_To_Above:
     
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