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Can anyone point me to a video in how to change gears in my Daiwa Alphas?

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I want to try to swap the gears on my Daiwa Alphas 103L.  I don't have any experience working with reels, but would like to learn to take care of my own.  I've looked on youtube and on the forum for videos, but can't find one on how to change the gears.  Can anyone point me to a video or tutorial that I can watch to get me started?

 

Thanks,

 

Dave

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Where you at I will do it for you in 20 min and teach you as I go

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Have you ever open a reel before? If not, I think professional might not be a bad idea.

this video shown not daiwa but at least you know what to expect. Daiwa you have to remove brake dial with coin or your finger nail do not use flat head screw driver.

Another video I just found, don't know what he said but the one he point finger is main gear, make sure every drag washer back to the gear in order.

 

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Send it to DVT to have it done by someone that really knows what he's doing.

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It's super easy and you have to learn at some point so why not now.

Set your parts out in the order you remove them. Take pics if you need to. Here we go...

Remove palm side plate and spool. Use a small flat to push in the nut cover tabs on the back of the handle. Use a 10mm turned to the right to loosen the handle nut. Remove the cast cap and pinion shaft. Remove the drag star by spinning it to the right. Under it will be 2 drag washers,a small washer,and a bearing. Your drag washers are curved and should be reinstalled opposite of each other. Like this () -- take the frame screws out and remember where the go. Pull your sideplate up and off the crankshaft. Remove the anti reverse bearing sleeve and note how it comes off. It can be installed upside down. Pull up on your pinion gear and it should come out easily. There will be 2 yoke springs,a yoke, and the pinion gear. Now pull up on your main gear. Set the drag stack aside in the order it comes out of the main gear. There's a plastic washer under the main gear and it'll probably stick to the bottom of it. Make sure you put the washer on before the main gear. It's used for proper spacing of the gears.  Reinstall everything in the reverse order. 

 

Just remember not to overgrease the new gears. A dab on the yoke and and springs. Grease the new main gear about 1/2 way around and then rotate it to work the grease the whole way around. I sent you a pm with a useful link. @DaveT63

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good info above from rippin....  one other thing to do is take VERY CLEAR pictures of the reel as you start to take it apart.  this will greatly aid you in putting it back together if you get to a point where you're stuck!

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 I recently did a full detail strip of one of my reels and had a lot of difficulty getting it back together. Fortunately the Internet is full of people who know what they're doing and are nice enough to help walked me through getting it back together.  

 

At least for the reel I was working on, a Zillon SV, the exploded diagram has some ambiguity in terms of the exact orientation at some parts, so taking pictures would've been tremendously helpful for me.

 

But now that I've done it once I'm far more confident about taking them apart and will not make any of my more idiotic mistakes the second time. 

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That's right. A schematic is a parts list and doesn't necessarily show assembly order or part orientation. The internet is a tremendous resource but keep in mind it is not edited or filtered. Use common sense and your own judgement and logic to apply suggestions from the web. Don't expect to do this job in 20 minutes as a rookie. Be prepared to troubleshoot if all doesn't go according to plan. 

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Thanks for all the tips and advice everyone.  I have changed the gears on a Chronarch 51e successfully, so I want to try this now.

 

And Mike, if all doesn't go according to plan, you are my fallback plan!!

 

Dave

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4 hours ago, DaveT63 said:

Thanks for all the tips and advice everyone.  I have changed the gears on a Chronarch 51e successfully, so I want to try this now.

 

And Mike, if all doesn't go according to plan, you are my fallback plan!!

 

Dave

 

i had to send a reel to mike that i had all humpty dumpty and couldn't put back together again!!  i sent mike a reel that was like 75% assembled and a bag of parts and he returns a fully functioning reel!

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8 hours ago, DaveT63 said:

Thanks for all the tips and advice everyone.  I have changed the gears on a Chronarch 51e successfully, so I want to try this now.

 

And Mike, if all doesn't go according to plan, you are my fallback plan!!

 

Dave

Feel free to call if you get stuck or just want reassurance. 

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5 hours ago, buzzed bait said:

 

i had to send a reel to mike that i had all humpty dumpty and couldn't put back together again!!  i sent mike a reel that was like 75% assembled and a bag of parts and he returns a fully functioning reel!

I wish I knew this site years ago. I opened up my Abu spinning reel for the first time to clean end up lost one of the small spring, now that reel can back spin freely without lock.

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