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#11005987 - 07/28/15 03:52 PM Bearing upgrades??
milkfisher Offline
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I've got a citica 200G5 crank bait reel I'd like to upgrade bearings in. Any recommendations?
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#11006025 - 07/28/15 04:16 PM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: milkfisher]
03svtsnakevert Offline
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Originally Posted By: milkfisher
I've got a citica 200G5 crank bait reel I'd like to upgrade bearings in. Any recommendations?


When I do bearing upgrades on reels I use bocas...If your needing someone to do the work, I can also help with that


Edited by 03svtsnakevert (07/28/15 04:16 PM)

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#11007883 - 07/29/15 02:04 PM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: milkfisher]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Online   content
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I agree with the Boca's

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#11007941 - 07/29/15 02:28 PM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery]
armadillo joe Offline
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I will 3rd Bocas have used them for a long time.

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#11010320 - 07/30/15 03:40 PM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: milkfisher]
YAKaddict Offline
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Anywhere local that I can find these bocas in ntx

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#11010353 - 07/30/15 03:54 PM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: YAKaddict]
03svtsnakevert Offline
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Originally Posted By: YAKaddict
Anywhere local that I can find these bocas in ntx


I have not found them locally where I am and usually just order them off of the web for customers

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#11050474 - 08/19/15 12:22 AM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: milkfisher]
JoeFriday Offline
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I just put Boca orange seals in all my reels. Seem to work pretty well but there is some noise running them dry. I really want to try a set of these from Hedgehog.
http://tackletrap.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1517_1520&products_id=6628
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#11051574 - 08/19/15 02:46 PM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: milkfisher]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Online   content
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if you opted for the ceramics that is why they are noisy. Ceramic bearings are much nosier not sure if lubing them will help or not just make sure you use a lube safe for ceramic.

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#11051872 - 08/19/15 04:37 PM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery]
JoeFriday Offline
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Originally Posted By: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery
if you opted for the ceramics that is why they are noisy. Ceramic bearings are much nosier not sure if lubing them will help or not just make sure you use a lube safe for ceramic.


Yep. I expected the noise.
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#11067658 - 08/27/15 03:29 PM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: milkfisher]
Txmedic033 Offline
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What is the difference between the Bocas and the ABEC 7 ceramic bearings that you can get from China for less than half the price? If they carry the same ABEC 7 rating, aren't they going to be pretty similar?

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#11067739 - 08/27/15 04:03 PM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: Txmedic033]
03svtsnakevert Offline
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Originally Posted By: Txmedic033
What is the difference between the Bocas and the ABEC 7 ceramic bearings that you can get from China for less than half the price? If they carry the same ABEC 7 rating, aren't they going to be pretty similar?


You get what you pay for plus bocas customer service is second to none

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#11067837 - 08/27/15 04:44 PM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: milkfisher]
Txmedic033 Offline
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What customer service would you need after you purchase the bearings?

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#11067841 - 08/27/15 04:46 PM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: milkfisher]
Txmedic033 Offline
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I ordered some ABEC 7 chinese bearings and Bocas to compare. I got 10 chinese bearings and 4 bocas for the same price.

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#11068318 - 08/27/15 08:50 PM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: Txmedic033]
crabtrap Offline
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Originally Posted By: Txmedic033
I ordered some ABEC 7 chinese bearings and Bocas to compare. I got 10 chinese bearings and 4 bocas for the same price.


Wise buy! There are no bearing manufactures in USA, ABEC 7 are just that, regardless who you buy them from. BTW-why does anyone need bearings that can spin 10K+ in a fishing reel? Manufactures go to great extent to slow down spool spin. ABEC 3s are more than smooth/fast enough.. I believe most people hailing Boca bearings are just feeling the difference between worn bearings and new bearings.

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#11068603 - 08/27/15 11:18 PM Re: Bearing upgrades?? [Re: Txmedic033]
03svtsnakevert Offline
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Registered: 04/05/12
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Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
Originally Posted By: Txmedic033
What customer service would you need after you purchase the bearings?


Generally when I buy they will give a discount and send free stuff sometimes...plus I did order bearings one time and they took an extended time to get here and when I called they rushed me another set...shortly after the new set arrived, the first set arrived...I called them and asked where I should send the other set back to and they told me to just keep them...plus I like keeping money in the USA

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