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hey guys i just got my shimano stradic 2500fi in the mail. It feels super smooth but sounds and feels a little dry inside. It came with the oil and i see it has the place on the side to put it in. I was just wondering if these reels came already lubricated or if i should lube it. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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It is said that SHimanos do not require lubrication out of the box. I have found that the spinning reels are somewhat dry. A few drops in the port should not hurt.

Enjoy, in my opinion the Stradic is a sweet reel.

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every stradic or sustain that has come into the house has been dry as a bone.

that said, in my hands, the gears in the older fh and newer fi do not feel quite as smooth as the older models...they seem to need more lube more often to keep them smooth.  

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I found a stradic FH on clearance last month at dicks, and it was bone dry.  I'm sure it was sitting in a warehouse for a while so I put a drop of oil in it and it was good to go.  Give yours a little oil and it should be fine.

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They give you oil when you buy the reel. I think they do this because they do not put sufficient lube in the reel at the factory just in case it could leak out and ruin the packaging.

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They give you oil when you buy the reel. I think they do this because they do not put sufficient lube in the reel at the factory just in case it could leak out and ruin the packaging.

Please tell me you're making a funny.

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They give you oil when you buy the reel. I think they do this because they do not put sufficient lube in the reel at the factory just in case it could leak out and ruin the packaging.

Please tell me you're making a funny.

Geez...

Are you guys in cahoots and just making up stories? These posts are

simply ridiculous.I have never read anything like this here or on any

other forum. Shimano reels are good to go right out of the box. If yours

isn't, it should be exchanged by the retailer or sent back to Shimano.

:;)

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Seems like we just had a thread with other people having problems with their new Stradics....

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1231468670/0

Yes, that was silly, too and everthing I stated there could be repeated

here. Exchange the reel, Shimano's customer service is second to none.

Additionally, the one year warranty should give comfort to any skeptic.

Strong, smooth, silent and reliant is the Shimano pledge.

8-)

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