Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

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  1. Cubeye

    Cubeye I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    So what's the main concern about the original handle that comes with the KDS471P? Is it the size of the knob or the length of the handle?

    It seems like some are changing the handle/knob assembly from other reels, but is the length of the handle the same as the original? When I say length of the handle, I'm talking about the center line of the gear sleeve to the center line of the knob. Changing the length of the handle will cause you to change the speed you crank the handle in order to maintain the same IPT as the original handle.

    My concern about changing the handle is that most are replacing the original with a straight handle, while the original is offset. This changes the dynamics and moves the swing of the turn farther away from the reel. (Hope I'm saying that correctly). Is this a concern to anyone? The reel was engineered to have that swing closer to the reel, which seems to me to create a smoother turning reel.

    If the length of the original handle is good, why not just change the knob like dh515 did in post #24? I'm assuming the handle is original and the knob was changed. Maybe it's because some don't have to tools required to grind the original knob off and install a replacement?

    Another concern is that some are replacing the original handle, which has a counter balance to keep the handle from turning while making a cast and to make for a smoother crank. Without that counter balance, the handle could possibly swing, while casting, which would engage the reel into gear during the cast. Has anyone experienced this problem? A larger knob on the original handle could have the same affect.

    Just a few things that I've been thinking about after reading this post. Perhaps nothing to worry about.
     
  2. steelfish

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    awesome modificaction Lupe.
    I suppose those knobs are from the small makaraira reels, right?
    I happend to have one of those, I will test my komodo 364p with the stock knob, if I dont like it I will
    do the same mod for the same knob
    thanks
     
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    CCBC0438-540D-4511-B968-C892CAF36301.jpeg Trinidad 16 handle, plug and play.
     
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    I have my both SS 463-Ps' original handles replaced by Tiburon TB500 handles and am very happy with them. They fit 100%.
     
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    P&P really? hmmm nice to know, I have a trini12 handle that I like more for this reel cuz it has a counterbalance to prevent to activate the gear on a cast
     
  6. nmcf

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    Trini 12’s handle won’t fit.:(
     
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    my bad, I was meaning trini14 handles

    I had a trini16 handle on my calcutta 400TE which it was P&P on that reel, but have problems with the heavy knob puting the reel on gear on a power cast so I took it off and installed a trini14 handle which was also P&P on the calcutta.
     
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    finally have the time to put my knob on an spare handle I have, looks killer, thanks to Lupe Raya for the idea

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    now it looks like its bigger bro
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    not Plug & play I need to say, I dont know if I want to make another like this with simple house tools, dremel and small files.
     
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    I am looking for the same modification. I have some old penn jigmaster handles and they do not fit. Is the Tiburon TB500 handle different? Also, I checked the Tiburon website and it says the TB300 fits the jigmaster and squidder reels

    TB300 PENN International 6, 12H, 12T, Senator 112, Jigmaster & Squidder Reels $44.95


    TB500 DAIWA Sealine SL, Saltist, Saltiga Series Reels & PRO GEAR 3000 Pacifica Series $44.95


    TB500 PRO GEAR Albacore Special PG540 & Wahoo Special PG461 Reels $44.95

    Not sure which handle to get?
     
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    I have the tib handle on my Komodo seen earlier on this thread. The one I used was a TB500 that came off of a progear 540.
     
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    Oops... I saw 500 and just assumed it was the Jigmaster handle! 500 screams Jigmaster, right? I edited my original post to reflect a 540 ABS handle. I have a Trinidad handle laying around. I should see if it'll fit a 540 that I also have laying around.

    Given that a Trinidad and PG 540 handles fit then a Daiwa SL, Calcutta, Penn GS and Penn Torque handles should fit too. All the ones I mentioned are interchangeable.
     
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    Hey guys-
    Be careful casting that reel with the larger knob or it will go into gear in mid swing and you'll get your jig flying back at your head.
     
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    Shimano TLD15
    Daiwa Sealine X hv
    Both feel good on the SS

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    I really hope Okuma makes a long arm power handle for the Komodo.

    I would buy one for every single Komodo I own if Okuma made a long arm power handle avaliable.
     
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    Has Okuma made a power handle for the 471? If they did, I would by the reel.
     
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    I mentioned this dilemma with at FHS and he suggested getting the Winn knob sleeve cover to make the tiny power knob adult size. Still no real solution from Okuma and seems to be okay for their customer to buy other handle from competion.
     
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    Just did this swap on my 364's. Great repurpose of my Tranx swap outs, installed the 500 handles on my 400's.
     
  19. BENNETT

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    Hi Guys,
    This is Mike Bennett and I work in the product dept at Okuma USA. We have been watching this thread and we are working on a new power handle design for the Komodo. I wanted to wait until we have more solid info on a handle design but did want to let you guys know we value your opinions and are looking into it.
     
  20. willbuyone

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    This is good news . I am going to wait to see what develops before I decided to upgrade my Komodos .
     
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    Sounds Mike. I hope the power handle is comparable to the tesoro handle and knob
     
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