Valiant BV2 - Reel Maintenance

Discussion in 'Accurate Fishing Reels Support Forum' started by coastalwerks, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. coastalwerks

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    Hello Everyone: I've always worked on my own reels i.e. preventive and post maintenance. I've worked on Shimano, Daiwa, Avets, and Penns but not an Accurate. Never took one of these apart and I've been eyeing a 500N 2 speed for jigging. Curious to know how difficult or challenging it would be for a first timer to work on one of these and if there's any special tools needed. This is what's been holding me back from buying an Accurate because i was under the impression that only accurate can work on these reels. Set me straight!

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    I don't recommend you take our reels apart on your own without having some guidance from us/me. I am the trainer for our staff when we hire new people as well as for various clients in various states who want to be an Accurate certified service shop.

    The reels are comparatively easy to work on without all of the springs and plastic parts found in many, there are just a few tricks of the trade that once learned will alleviate much frustration. One reason you should not service your reel is because it can cost you more in the long run should you need bearings and certain other parts that eventually wear out. When we do a flat rate service, we replace bearings and other parts that are worn from normal use without extra cost. We also do any factory upgrades that may become applicable over the life or the reel.
     
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  3. coastalwerks

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    Thanks Al for clarifying. It would be good to learn for me at least as I’m more hands on. I’ll send you a message when and if I decide to take a run at one!
     
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    I'll be glad to help.
     
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    Isn't there also a free 2 year warranty
     
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    Basic service is pretty easy but don’t attempt more complicated service on your own. I’ve sent two reels back to Al in pieces. So you need to know your limitations.
     
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    Is the AR bearing user replaceable, or is a special tool or press required?
     
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    Yes, all our reels come with 2 years of free service!
     
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    I use to do all my own maintenance, but life got busier, so this year i sent 3 of my accurates back for service. It took about 3 weeks to get them back. They came back like new! All polished, innards updated, and beautifully cleaned and lubed. Even though I love the mechanical experience, I will never do my own maintenance again. These guys are the pros! I'm now getting ready to send my other accurates in for winter service. I can't say enough about this group.!!!
     
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    Never got an answer on whether the AR bearing is user replaceable. Is it?
     
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    It’s possible but honestly I’d send it back to accurate. The bearing I got from boca was slightly off and it created issues. The bearing is $25 and the accurate service with parts included is $40.
     
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    Do you need a press or special tool to remove the original bearing? Accurate does good work, but once you add shipping to and from Alaska it's pretty spendy to get anything done.
     
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    You need a press. You can put a socket on top of the original arb to get it out. There are some tutorials on AT’s site.
     
  14. abj5150

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    I'm sorry you didn't get an answer. I must not have seen your post. I would not consider the ARB bearing (s) used friendly to change. They are pressed in and although a user can press them out and perhaps press another one back in, it is pretty hard to get the bearing in the spot it needs to be without the proper tool like we use. I don't recommend aftermarket bearings. Most companies can't make the same quality Stainless steel bearing that we use. Our bearing is especially created for our reels by an exclusive bearing company in the US.
     

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