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Old 11-21-2012, 08:07 AM
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Default Shimano TLD 25 rebuild

This the third and final reel that a member here sent to me. All three are popular reels and that was the reason why I have posted the rebuilds. Hoping some of the more adventurous here might be willing to give their gear a little love....and a cleaning.

The baitrunner can be a little complex...and I would caution it is not for the faint of heart. Once you get inside one of them, you will see they are a little complicated. I did however want to post up what I come across as I do these....

OK....on to the TLD25.



It appears to be well taken care of and in good shape. I noticed very little corrosion as I opened it. I always start with removing the handle set screw, and the handle nut. The tool I am using is pretty popular .... it fits many reels!
Next is the pre-program dial, spring, body and o-ring.
Then the quadrant and screws
There are seven screws that hold the side plate on
The next series of ictures were a little blurred...but I continued to remove the sideplate and drop out the main gear and anti reverse..
I lifted out the spool and put some grease on the clicker spring assy.
I also cleaned up the reel mount and greased the screws
Next I started to take the spool apart
I pullled the cooling shield off and the drag plate
Then the spool and shaft were disassembled
I popped the shields off the bearings and gave them a good cleaning. I use brake cleaner
I have a modified grease gun that I use to lube the bearings. I use marine grease
That tip gets right down into the bearings...and then I press the grease in
I set them aside and go on to the drags...the customer wanted a drag upgrae...I use carbon tex drags from smoooth drag. Here is the stock white fiber drag
I slather on a good amount of Cals drag grease and then rub it into the drag material. Any excess is wiped off. and the drag is installed
I am now going back to rebuilding the right end plate..here is the anti-reverse lever going in...there is a small spring I am going to hook it on
Now the main gear can go in..it has been cleaned and is getting some grease
Once it is put in..you have to push the anti revers lever over so it fits on the ratchet on the main gear
Nothing holds that gear in now...and it can pop out...losing the anti-reverse lever. So I press the handle cap back on the end of the gear..
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:23 AM
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Default Part two...

OK..here is the spool shaft layed out as it came apart..now going back into the spool
This is the left end of the spool where the large spool bearing and washers go
It can be buttoned up
Here is the drag end of the spool..with the bearings and spring
The drag plate an pinion go on next
I can insert the spool into the frame. It has to align with the clicker
I have greased up the right side plate screws and will put them in
I use a small power drill with a clutch..
A little oil fro the free spool detente
he quadrant and screws are all next
The drag control lever can be installed...make sure it is all the way down to the free spool end of the quadrant. Grease the dial and spring
Now the handle and set screw....dont forget the washer under the handle!

I use a little grease on the end of my screwdrivers to hold those small screws in place
Lets put some oil on the handle screw
I like to use some wd40 to spray everything down
And give it a good wiping
All done!

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Thats cool, thanks for sharing!!
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Awesome! I bought it from someone who used it once ot twice, but wanted to make sure everything was in proper working order and that I got that upgrade. Thanks Rick!
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Awesome! I bought it from someone who used it once ot twice, but wanted to make sure everything was in proper working order and that I got that upgrade. Thanks Rick!
Thanks, Alex...we still have the handle upgrade to do..I need to assemble two of them and send you some pics...there are two sizes. Just don't know which you will like.

Also, I plan to do a pictorial of the upgrade!

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Interesting, very interesting.
I'm gonna try using this to restore my dads 25 tld.
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Thanks, Alex...we still have the handle upgrade to do..I need to assemble two of them and send you some pics...there are two sizes. Just don't know which you will like.

Also, I plan to do a pictorial of the upgrade!
Frankly, whatever you recommend Rick. I think it'll be hard to appreciate w/o holding it. Let me know if you want to talk through it, I can call you. Thanks!
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One tip I would recommend is to make sure the reel is in freespool prior to taking it apart.

and then it is put back together in freespool...like the tutorial shows.
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Can you give a ballpark figure for what the service pictured would cost at your shop?
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Can you give a ballpark figure for what the service pictured would cost at your shop?
The cleaning is just $22. The carbon tex drag upgrade is $18 and we can do a handle upgrade as well.....I have several to choose from..

http://www.thehulltruth.com/fishing-...-upgrades.html

Thanks! Rick

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Just received a fresh batch of carbon tex drags for these reels....

That, a cleaning and a new power knob and your TLD will be a beast!

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Bear in mind that a stock drag will pull about 13 pounds, and the frames fail around17. So with a upgraded drag and trying to "push the limit" on these composite frame reels will have a higher rate of failure.
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Bear in mind that a stock drag will pull about 13 pounds, and the frames fail around17. So with a upgraded drag and trying to "push the limit" on these composite frame reels will have a higher rate of failure.
What we are after is the consistency of the greased carbontex drag....as opposed to the original stock drag...

That stock drag with salt water intrusion will lose 25% of it's efficiency.

I buy your concern for the TLD 50 only.

15's, 20's and 25's are not showing those failures.

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