Tekota 500 rebuilds

shortbus69

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Aug 12, 2014
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Dan
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Any place local that does solid rebuilds? Or is it best to send to shimano? Got 6 that need some love. Anyone know turn around time if I do send them to shimano.

Thanks in advance for the advice!
 

Master Chief

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Best place would be right back to Shimano, reason I say that is it may be difficult to get specific wear parts and they would have them on the shelf. I think they do a complete rebuild for around $30, but not sure if that still applies.
 
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koopa

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I’m in the same situation with old 500/600’s. I sent one back 4 weeks ago to shimano and still haven’t heard anything. I read somewhere it was a 4 to 6 week turnaround sending back to Shimano when I sent mine in. My guess is it could be longer now.
 
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shortbus69

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Aug 12, 2014
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23 ft supervee 19 ft stryker
I have new ones but the gear ratio isn't as good for running lead..downriggers they are great but not for 12 to 16 Oz great reels though
 
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Same situation. My 500 died last summer. Wondering what to do with it.
 
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AKSalmon

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    One common problem with the 500 and 600 Tekotas is the anti-reverse bearing which is a real bugger to remove and replace. Shimano apparently has a special way to remove this bearing. In my shop I too often have to resort to the Dremel. That works but I hate to do it. Send your reels to Shimano.
     
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