Stradic fj line roller bearing

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kane_Thorp, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Kane_Thorp

    Kane_Thorp I Love catching reds!!

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    How do I get a new one and can I install it my self? My friend has ten and the roller bearing went out on all of them and 1 of mine went out. Shimano wants 27$ a reel and I'm trying to find an alternative to that. Thanks
     
  2. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    10 stradics all with the same roller bearing trouble ? hmmm...
     

  3. Kane_Thorp

    Kane_Thorp I Love catching reds!!

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    Yep actually 12 between us two. Given we use them from 1-6 times a week. With 2-5 being the average. I love the reels and will be getting more but would like to solve this problem.
     
  4. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Common problem, I've had them bad on new reels out of the box.

    Call Shimano and order the bearing, be nice about your troubles and they will possibly send it to you free.

    Replacement is extremely simple, go to their parts section on the website and they have exploded diagrams of each reel, clearly showing how they are installed. You can download the PDF and enlarge to infinity if it helps you

    -T
     
  5. Kane_Thorp

    Kane_Thorp I Love catching reds!!

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    Thanks, I will have to look at the parts diagram. The two stradic a I tried to oil the roller on got put back wrong so that might be useful. :( :eek:
     
  6. Kane_Thorp

    Kane_Thorp I Love catching reds!!

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    Also, I don't see a parts section. Where is it on their website?
     
  7. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    It came in the box when you bought them from the store.
     
  8. Kane_Thorp

    Kane_Thorp I Love catching reds!!

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    Oh really? I didn't notice. I will check the box.
     
  9. Kane_Thorp

    Kane_Thorp I Love catching reds!!

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    Ok oil only worked for a minute. Where can I buy this bearing? My reel is out of warranty btw.
     
  10. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    You're in Naples right? There is a bait shop on 41 just west of the road that heads south to Marco that the guy has a bazillion reel parts and is a repair shop. Always bought parts for my reels from him when I lived in Naples.
     
  11. Kane_Thorp

    Kane_Thorp I Love catching reds!!

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    I'm in beaufort sc, is their anywhere I could order from? :-?
     
  12. Swamp

    Swamp I Love microskiff.com!

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    Like mentioned above direct from Shimano.
     
  13. Kane_Thorp

    Kane_Thorp I Love catching reds!!

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