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Bearings from Boca Bearing.

Handles from Plat, http://www.plat.co.jp/shop/catalog/default.php

Or Japan Fishing Tackle. http://www.bass.jp/reel.php?c=reelp

Mikes Repair also sells a limited number of parts. http://www.mikesreelrepair.com/index.php?osCsid=93b60ee2b005915195f3d78a01e05cc0

What reel are you upgrading?

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Mike's Reel Repair is in Canada, and is a last ditch for OEM parts.  I generally get my OEM parts from the OEM.  Aftermarket parts, like bearings, I have a few suppliers, Boca, VBX, Smooth Drags.  Handles, knobs, spools, etc., anywhere I can find them, including the above listed as well as eBay and online forums.

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Th ereels that i have that i want to upgrade and make as smooth and as best as they can get are 2 chronarch 50mg, a shimano curado 300e, revo stx, and a revo toro. Im just looking at getting the best parts to give them a tune up and better performance and maybe at the same time make them lighter.

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Th ereels that i have that i want to upgrade and make as smooth and as best as they can get are 2 chronarch 50mg, a shimano curado 300e, revo stx, and a revo toro. Im just looking at getting the best parts to give them a tune up and better performance and maybe at the same time make them lighter.

youd be shocked at the difference in how these reels act after a good cleaning including the bearings and then not drowning the bearings in fresh oil.

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The entire Revo line responds REALLY well to a breakdown, scrub, degrease, and lube with quality oil and grease. That stock ABU Silicote stuff is crap, and breaks down rather quickly.

Not sure you'd see any appreciable gains trying to make a 50mg any lighter.

All you have to do to the Curado is clean the grease out of the spool bearings, and lube with Bantam oil.

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Bearings: www.bocabearing.com

Drag Washers: www.smoothdrag.com

Handles/Spools/Knobs: www.brooklynbillstackleshop.com

  www.japantackle.com

  www.bass.jp

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Great stuff guys and thanks guess its time to get some schematics and get to cleaning. If available im going to replace the bearings in all reels. Get some bantam oil and go get me some biguns. Any more links or ideas let me hear them

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hey Francho, does that goes for the citica too. wat is the part number for the spool bearings, cant find it in the schematic.

i could be wrong but i think specs are:

3x9x4

5x11x4

id want confirmation from other posters on the sizes and if theres anything to gain making a spool bearing upgrade.

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You'd be better off replacing the crankshaft bushing with the comparable bearing on the Curado.

I don't remember the sizes, but they are easy enough to measure.

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You mentioned doing work on Revo's so I thought I would throw this out there.

I got part numbers today from PureFishing Australia.

Duralumin gear set in 7.1.1

The guy was really helpful and confirmed that the main gear, pinion and main drive shaft are all duralumin.

Main Gear 1192816

Pinion 1192814

Main Shaft 1192812

These are parts as listed for a Revo Elite Aurora.

I'm waiting for Pure Fishing USA to give me a price. They refused to do any investigating to help me out. They forwarded me to PF Aus and they were very helpful

This should reduce the weight a bunch. If you break down a revo you will realize how much the gear system adds to the weight of the reel.

Also in a review I was reading of a Quantum and Shimano both with almost identical gear dimension, the Alum gear in the Quantum was 5 grams, and the Shim 13 grams. That was the main gear only.

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I dont know if it is just myself or there are no upgradeable bearins for any of the shimanos. i was lookig at  the boca bearings and nothing there. I guess tomorrow im going to try to tear down the revos and cleen them good what oils and grease are recommended and good, high quality? thanks for all the great info so far alberto

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I dont know if it is just myself or there are no upgradeable bearins for any of the shimanos. i was lookig at the boca bearings and nothing there. I guess tomorrow im going to try to tear down the revos and cleen them good what oils and grease are recommended and good, high quality? thanks for all the great info so far alberto

If you can accurately measure a bearing, you can upgrade it.  :D

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Didn't even think about it that way. I guess it's time to get the caliper and start measuring. I.d and o.d should be all the measurements and aswell as the thickness. I'll get measurements and then start my quest again thanks again for all the info guys

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I dont know if it is just myself or there are no upgradeable bearins for any of the shimanos. i was lookig at the boca bearings and nothing there. I guess tomorrow im going to try to tear down the revos and cleen them good what oils and grease are recommended and good, high quality? thanks for all the great info so far alberto

Boca Orange Seal spool bearings - all Chronarch models:

http://www.bocabearings.com/main1.aspx?p=product&id=17028&n=*FR-008C-OS

all Curado models:

http://www.bocabearings.com/main1.aspx?p=product&id=17028&n=*FR-008C-OS

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Ok guys I don't normally do this but here...

Merry Christmas...

Bearing Size    Common Applications

     

3x7x3mm      Abu Garcia Level Winds, Shimano Calcutta 50 & 51 Cast Cap       

3x8x4mm      Daiwa Cast Cap, Some Quantum's       

3x9x4mm      Many Quantum's            

3x10x4mm****      Spool Bearings -- Most Shimano's, Abu 1600, 3000, 3600 reels

     

4x10x4mm      Spool Bearings -- Abu Garcia 4X00, 5x00,6x00      

5x9x3mm      Many Daiwa's and Quantum's Spool Bearings      

5x10x4mm      Many Quantum's

     

5x11x4mm***  Shimano Spool Shaft -- Behind the pin (except Calcutta's * SFs)BNT0124

     

3/16" x 3/8" x 1/8" Quantum US300 & US600, Lew's BGUS6 Spool ONLY (2 req'd)      

1/8" x 3/8" x 0.140"      Quantum US300 & US600, Lew's BGUS6 Cast Cap ONLY (1 req'd)

BTW I carry ABEC5 Stainless Steel Smooth Bearings, better than the ceramics for reel bearing upgrades, unless you have been fishing with a dremel tool/RC motor hooked up to your reel you DO NOT NEED ceramic bearings.....

Tight Lines All!!!

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While I somewhat agree that most do not need bearing upgrades, I certainly do not agree that ABEC5 stainless are "better" then ABEC7 ceramics.  "Better" is too subjective.

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Hey guys thanks j francho, reel mechanic and dr perf. Thanks for all the great info, im going to order some bearings from reel mechanic and get to work on all five of my reels.

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What oil and grease do you all use i want some good, high quality product like everything else you all have told me so for

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You really can't go wrong with Reel Mechanic's oil and grease.  Get the needle oiler, works perfectly.

http://www.***/shopping/shop/store/reel-repair-supplies01.html

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