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#12519045 - 11/28/17 12:39 PM Lew’s ????
Crankenstein7 Offline
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Registered: 06/10/12
Posts: 292
Loc: North of Decatur Tx
I have 4 Lew’s baitcaster reels they are the Tournament Tssi1 or something like that, it’s not here with me, they cost $199.00 each at Cabelas a couple years ago, they are well taken care of, but now all 4 of them seem like the brake is on after about 20 yards out no matter how lose I set them , has anyone else had this problem, , I have about 12 chronarcs and several abu Garcia’s all upper models and none of them do this .. any suggestions would be appreciated,, I’ve took them apart and cleaned/lubed numerous times and nothing seems to help
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#12519115 - 11/28/17 01:24 PM Re: Lew’s ???? [Re: Crankenstein7]
Barn Offline
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2165
Loc: McKinney, TX
I would reach out to Lew's customer service. I had a Super Duty that was having an issue with the thumb bar engaging. I sent it in and they fixed and sent it back. It only cost me the $6 to ship it to them.

When you talk / email them they give you an authorization number.

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#12519232 - 11/28/17 03:38 PM Re: Lew’s ???? [Re: Crankenstein7]
Crankenstein7 Offline
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Registered: 06/10/12
Posts: 292
Loc: North of Decatur Tx
Barn:: thank u for the info, I was hoping it was something I was missing or could fix myself , but sending them in might be my best option.. thanks again..
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#12519238 - 11/28/17 03:43 PM Re: Lew’s ???? [Re: Crankenstein7]
04champ Offline
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Registered: 04/22/15
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Loc: Dallas
throw em away and buy Shimanos

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#12519281 - 11/28/17 04:30 PM Re: Lew’s ???? [Re: Crankenstein7]
pil,b Offline
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Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 1395
Loc: abilene,texas
champ thumb

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#12519368 - 11/28/17 06:10 PM Re: Lew’s ???? [Re: 04champ]
Fishinfellow Offline
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Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 2956
Loc: North Richland Hills, TX
Originally Posted By: 04champ
throw em away and buy Shimanos


This.
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#12519391 - 11/28/17 06:29 PM Re: Lew’s ???? [Re: Crankenstein7]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Or clean them and add some oil to the bearings.


Oops. Sorry, just read you cleaned them several times.



Edited by SteezMacQueen (11/28/17 06:32 PM)
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#12519409 - 11/28/17 06:55 PM Re: Lew’s ???? [Re: Crankenstein7]
the skipper Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 3093
Loc: nederland, TX
Did it start after you cleaned them? You could have put a washer in the wrong place maybe. Maybe the break isn't in there right. It's just odd that all 4 are doing it at the same time. I have 4 of those reels and love them. I took all the shields off the bearings and really cleaned them up and they cast even farther

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#12519510 - 11/28/17 08:03 PM Re: Lew’s ???? [Re: Crankenstein7]
Crankenstein7 Offline
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Registered: 06/10/12
Posts: 292
Loc: North of Decatur Tx
I agree about Shimano, I have around 20 of them mostly chronarchs , the white ones and a few calcutta 200 D ,, so telling me about Shimano is telling me something I already know,, and I believe I mentioned that above,, I got them for a good price and wanted to try them , always heard Lew’s casted extremely well
And they didn’t all start at the same time but over the last year they all four are doing it , and when I say took apart and cleaned, I only took the side plate off, oiled and grazed the shaft and bearings and put it right back together ,, if I use them to flip with their fine,but the cast with not they nearly stop them selves after about 15 to 20 yards,, it’s very puzzling to me and anyone that I have showed them to,, sorry about the long post ..
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#12519929 - 11/29/17 08:00 AM Re: Lew’s ???? [Re: Crankenstein7]
hookinbass Offline
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Registered: 02/09/14
Posts: 373
Loc: Oklahoma
I bought one of the tournament Lews and it’s always casted funny.. I know Lews discontinued one of the Tournament series reels last year or the year before and had them on sale and came out with a new version.. I have nothing but Lews in all different models and have had no other problems..
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#12519934 - 11/29/17 08:03 AM Re: Lew’s ???? [Re: 04champ]
hookinbass Offline
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Registered: 02/09/14
Posts: 373
Loc: Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: 04champ
throw em away and buy Shimanos

Only if you drive a Ranger..
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#12520119 - 11/29/17 09:46 AM Re: Lew’s ???? [Re: Crankenstein7]
TX Strampion Online   content
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Registered: 04/11/08
Posts: 68
Loc: Anna
Dibs on any Lew's y'all are throwing away.

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#12520666 - 11/29/17 06:31 PM Re: Lew’s ???? [Re: 04champ]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12930
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: 04champ
throw em away and buy Shimanos


Great idea...I have several Shimano Curado I series reels that I want to part with.

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#12520702 - 11/29/17 06:57 PM Re: Lew’s ???? [Re: 04champ]
FXfromTx Offline
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Registered: 11/01/16
Posts: 149
Originally Posted By: 04champ
throw em away and buy Shimanos
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