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Centrifugal Brakes Problem #12807776
06/27/18 06:48 PM
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Reposting here because I haven't got a single reply on the Rods & Reels forum since posting 2 days ago.

I have a couple old Revos and Bantam Curados with centrifugal braking systems and am having a bit of trouble with the settings staying in place. I usually like to have only 2 brakes engaged but after a couple long casts I start losing distance and can tell that more of the brakes have engaged. So after every 30ish minutes of casting I will end up having to take off the side plate and turn off the (usually 2 extra) random brakes that kicked on. Then of course my feel for the reel is all messed up so usually the first cast after readjusting leads to a huge bird nest.

Is there something I am doing wrong? I always turn on the brakes so that they are symmetrical even though I don't think that would cause this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Re: Centrifugal Brakes Problem [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12807787
06/27/18 06:58 PM
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The brake tabs may be worn out. You can try replacing them.

Re: Centrifugal Brakes Problem [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12807799
06/27/18 07:09 PM
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Take all brakes off but the two you need.


Originally Posted By: Dubee
People wanting to learn, watching idiots that don't know what they are doing doesn't help anyone.
Re: Centrifugal Brakes Problem [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12807955
06/27/18 08:55 PM
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Shimano will send you new ones for the curator for a few cents

Re: Centrifugal Brakes Problem [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12807994
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Curado.

Re: Centrifugal Brakes Problem [Re: 5Redman8] #12809522
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Originally Posted By: 5Redman8
Take all brakes off but the two you need.


+1

Re: Centrifugal Brakes Problem [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12809653
06/29/18 02:03 AM
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Sounds like you have an issue if the brakes are setting themselves after a few casts. You should have them looked at to see what exactly the problem is or just get you some Lews reels instead.

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