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Old 09-22-11, 02:11 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Crankbait View Post
I canít answer for Kevin but I would say yes. Although the reels with the bearing supported pinion greatly enhance the casting there are still other parts that can be super tunedÖ. It really does matter what make and model reel you are trying to tune. Take the Curado although it has a bearing supported pinion it still has centrificgual brakes so that friction ring is going to be a major factor. Some reels have metal shims and some have plastic or carbon fiber material, but even the non metal shims can benefit from having the spool ends sanded and polished. Like Kevin said a major part of tuning involves giving those friction points a mirror finish. Also as Kevin said different lubes can be part of the tune. For example I gave a friend of mine one of my reels which I tuned just like his went he gave it back he said it had a different crank to it and I didnít do the same to his. The only difference was I packed my bearing at the end of the crank shaft with grease not oilÖÖ itís a personal preferenceÖ.but it makes a difference. So yes those reels you mentioned can benefit from super tuning.
I may have to disagree where the two piece spool shaft designs are concerned. Once the clutch is disengaged the part of the spool shaft that the pinion rides on is completely disengaged from the spool. I'd suspect that gains noticed on these reels are from deep cleaning and proper lube more than anything else, bearing treatments aside.
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