Noticed some changes :)

Discussion in 'Avet Reels Support' started by Grmanrocks, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Grmanrocks

    Grmanrocks Member

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    had five avets on my bench yesterday for spool bearing and pinion bearing upgrades, while i was in there i noticed the ones that had recently been serviced from avet seemed to have different handle and pinion bearings than the blue sealed bearings im used to seeing.

    they were pretty well grease packed, and seemed to overall be in better shape than im used to compared to the older blue seals (ie came out easier, less corrosion, smoother)

    just thought id point that out to inquiring minds
     
  2. AKSalmon

    AKSalmon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Newer HX's also have a somewhat smaller drag washer.
     
  3. tony38

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    what would be an upgrade pinion bearning for the hxj and mxj raptors? i think the pinion bearing on my mxj its bad because it feels kind of hard to turn the handle even with minimum drag apply
     
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    AKSalmon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I'm not sure there really is a pinion bearing upgrade. If it's hard to turn the handle on your reel the pinion bearing (and less often, the left side spool bearing) is probably bad. Get a new one from Avet and stick it in. If you keep your reel free of corrosion and within drag specs, the pinion bearing will last a long time. The Raptor series will tolerate a great deal of drag before failing. If yours is bad, odds are that some salt got in.
     
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    thanks my reels are free of corrosion i clean them every 2 trips since they are very easy to take apart
     
  6. AKSalmon

    AKSalmon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    If you service your reels yourself, take them apart and remove the pinion bearing. Hold the bearing and push on it with your thumb and turn. If you feel any grit at all, it needs to be replaced.
     
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    ohh thanks for the tip Bill i never thought about it thank you
     

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