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Battle II 2500 binding/sticking under load

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We have a battle II that sees moderate use for a few years now.  Its been great.  Solid little reel, very happy with it.  LMB, fluke, kingfish, snappers.  Nothing big or gear bburning.

 

It is starting to 'stick' or catch just a little when reeling under load (say, a 1/2oz bucktail + teaser gulp).  It spins freely and great with no lure on, but upon reelin in (and especially with a fish on) it has a stickiness or resistance to start spinning.  

 

Gears, bearings, or other?

 

Checking the collective brain trust here if this is a known thing and if there is a remedy.

 

Thanks in advance

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@scoobydoo

 

Going to kick Scooby, since he's forgotten more about reels and drag stacks and grease and bearings than I ever knew.

 

I havent stripped it down or done anything to it as of yet.  Waiting to hear back.

 

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If you haven’t already, try cleaning and greasing/oiling internals. Grease for friction surfaces, oil for bearings. 

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Check the bushing in the line roller. Make sure thats cleaned and oiled. If it freely spins but has issues under load its often the line roller.

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It only hangs or gets sluggish under load? 

Or is it anytime load or not... But at certain points of the oscillation. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Seadogg said:

If you haven’t already, try cleaning and greasing/oiling internals. Grease for friction surfaces, oil for bearings. 

What he said?

 

HH

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6 hours ago, 55555s said:

We have a battle II that sees moderate use for a few years now.  Its been great.  Solid little reel, very happy with it.  LMB, fluke, kingfish, snappers.  Nothing big or gear bburning.

 

It is starting to 'stick' or catch just a little when reeling under load (say, a 1/2oz bucktail + teaser gulp).  It spins freely and great with no lure on, but upon reelin in (and especially with a fish on) it has a stickiness or resistance to start spinning.  

 

Gears, bearings, or other?

 

Checking the collective brain trust here if this is a known thing and if there is a remedy.

 

Thanks in advance

Time for a clean/regresse.

They don't come with much lubrication from the factory.

HH

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My money says it's the gears.  The gears in the original Battle over time don't stand up even to light-moderate drag.  AFAIK, the gear technology in the B II is pretty much the same.

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6 hours ago, 55555s said:

OK, thank you.  I am going to check the line roller, then re-oil bearings, and then re-grease gears.

 

 

Many years ago when I used to fish with a coffee grinder the first thing I did before I even put line on the rail I took it home to the side of the handle off the side plate and greased it put it back together and I enjoyed fishing.

Lived happily ever after until I got tired of them and I went to a winch.

Then it was happily ever after again.

 

HH

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