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Pflueger President spinning reel, number of bearings??

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I just finished disassembling, cleaning, and then reassembling my Pflueger President spinning reel. It's supposed to have 10 bearings, 9 ball type and 1 roller anti reverse bearing. I can only account for 7 of the ball type though.

There are 2 on the pinion gear, one on each side of the roller bearing, then there's one on the spool shaft under the spool itself.....that's 3 so far, then there's 2 on the main drive gear, one on each side (now we're up to 5) and there's one on the oscillation gear inside the gearbox (now 6). Then there's one for the line roller on the bail itself and that's the 7 that I could find.

I did not disassemble the bail itself, all I did was remove it from the reel body and cleaned and relubed the gears and the inside of the gearbox on the body. While I was in there I did see that there are 2 plastic bushings that support the spool shaft. One is inside of the pinion gear shaft and one is just below it inside the gearbox in it's own specific location. Are those considered BEARINGS?? Otherwise there's no place left for 2 more ball bearings to be at on this thing unless they are on each side of the bail for the bail to open and close while riding on them. Could that be possible??

I have a 6735X model of this reel for reference. I know the ultralight reels are smaller and don't contain as many as the larger reels do but mine is not that, it's what I'd call a medium to medium/large size.

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Rooster- Go to the Pflueger website. On the homepage, there is a link called "University". From there you can access bearing counts, location and other info by reel model #. Everything you want to know will be there :)

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The other two are in the handle.

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The other two are in the handle.

Ya know, for 1/2 a second I thought about something like that cause the grip of the handle spins so super freely like the spool on a baitcaster does.  I wouldn't be surprised at all to learn that is where they are, but if it is then how do you ever oil those??

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Not sure, don't have any friends/customers that have them.  The ones on Daiwa are accessible by removing a small cover on the end of the handle with a paper clip.

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