Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
JD Davis, Big-Bag, tcmitch25, Jhenderson, cyon6958
105669 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 85854
hopalong 78097
Pilothawk 75007
JDavis7873® 67382
John175 ® 64723
FattyMcButterpants 60790
Derek 🐝 58191
Tritonman 57541
LoneStarSon® 53216
SkeeterRonnie 52973
facebook
Forum Stats
105669 Members
60 Forums
850979 Topics
12124272 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#10760046 - 04/11/15 09:38 AM LEWS ISSUES?
catslayer Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3559
Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
ok so my lews is 2 years old (its the 200 dollar one), and it is making a "squall" sometimes when i cast and not going far, sometimes it goes great, sometimes TERRIBLE...

Anybody have this issue? anybody know a fix? was considering replacing bearings, I've never done that but hey rather spend 50 on bocca bearings then buy a new Lews. I think its just a one year warranty soooooo I'm out on that i figure...
_________________________
"I'll never mess with bee's or wasp anymore, and I'll never gig another beaver..." words from a man who learned things the hard way.
http://asubassanglers.weebly.com/

Bass Anglers at Angelo State University on facebook

Top
#10760049 - 04/11/15 09:43 AM Re: LEWS ISSUES? [Re: catslayer]
lenahorse Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 3884
Loc: Cash, Texas
Call them! Send it back.
_________________________
Fishing on Texoma
http://www.striperexpress.com
903/786/4477


www.mtpocketstackle.com

Top
#10760244 - 04/11/15 12:41 PM Re: LEWS ISSUES? [Re: catslayer]
Coast Tackle Service Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/10/11
Posts: 853
Loc: Vancleave, MS
When was the last time you oiled the bearings?
_________________________
Coast Tackle Service

www.Coasttackleservice.com



Factory Authorized Service Center


Boca Bearings Authorized Dealer

Top
#10760320 - 04/11/15 01:52 PM Re: LEWS ISSUES? [Re: catslayer]
catslayer Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3559
Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
yesterday... twice no good......

warranty is out... I'm thinking i may try to get some bocca bearings and swap them out...
_________________________
"I'll never mess with bee's or wasp anymore, and I'll never gig another beaver..." words from a man who learned things the hard way.
http://asubassanglers.weebly.com/

Bass Anglers at Angelo State University on facebook

Top
#10760536 - 04/11/15 04:54 PM Re: LEWS ISSUES? [Re: catslayer]
03svtsnakevert Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/05/12
Posts: 2502
Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
very well could be the spool shims...we do repairs on lews as well as upgrades with boca bearings...check my website in my sig and give me a call if we can help you out.
_________________________
www.stevesreels.com
stevesreels@gmail.com

Top
#10760715 - 04/11/15 07:18 PM Re: LEWS ISSUES? [Re: catslayer]
Coast Tackle Service Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/10/11
Posts: 853
Loc: Vancleave, MS
Common problem on Lews, Pfluegers. Did you oil the pinion bearing? Also check for loose spool pins if dual brakes (Centrifugal Brakes and Magnetic Brakes)Also if Centrifugal you will have a squeal during the cast if there is corrosion or grease/Trash on Brake Drum. Usually the reel will free spool quietly until you actually cast it and you can have some friction squeal from the inside of the pinion gear, the ends of the spool shaft (As above mentioned on the shims) and from the magnetic and centrifugal brake system. Or the bearings could be bad also but if you oiled them that should not be the problem. You might try flushing them and only use ONE drop of oil in each.
_________________________
Coast Tackle Service

www.Coasttackleservice.com



Factory Authorized Service Center


Boca Bearings Authorized Dealer

Top
#10763984 - 04/13/15 11:14 AM Re: LEWS ISSUES? [Re: catslayer]
aggiegolfer Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 4537
Loc: Willis, TX
those Pure Fishing/Doyo centrifugal breaks are SO sensitive to old lube/trash causing noise and decreasing casting performance.

It's really bad on the Gen 2 Revos too.

Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide