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Banax Kaigen 1500TM - strip and check brand new reel

Old 11-09-2019, 09:56 AM
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I imported brand new Kaigen 1500 from Korea as we don't get these reels in South Africa.
I have habit to strip and open brand new reel regardless of made just to see how it looks inside and if it is lubricated properly . And in this case it proven that was good that I did open this electric reel.

I found a lot of brass shredding around the star drag adjustment knob . It is obvious that some cross treading happen during the assembly. Cleaned all and used moly grease. There was no grease at all on the knob tread .

Decided to open reel and found barley any grease on the main gears - it looked like that grease was applied with two tiny brush strokes. Then at the bottom of handle shaft - Where shaft is engaged in the inner frame - no lubrication at all.

Found another small issue but could not figure out where problem is. When reel is tilted to the left - spool slightly shifts to the left, and it starts to make light scraping noise. Knob that adjusts tension of spool free run does not fix this problem.

Guys , check your reels and check that star knob tread. If not lubricated it will strip very quickly. Also check level wind mechanism - I found grease only on worm shaft - nothing on other two balancing shafts.

Trick to remove right plastic cover is to unbolt the speed lever. Speed lever has a cap and it is not pushed in but it screws. Not to damage or scratch speed leaver cap - drop a blob of hot glue and apply on top while still hot a flat piece of plastic or metal - wait glue to cool and then unscrew the cap . Behind cap is a nut that has to be removed .
Otherwise reel is made very solid with most of gears being made of brass .



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Was wondering how ya get the speed lever apart looking at it. Any pictures?
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Old 11-09-2019, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by VanW View Post
Was wondering how ya get the speed lever apart looking at it. Any pictures?
cant upload photos yet. Very simple . I realized that cap does not pull out . You have to unscrew it . But to grip the cap only way was to position reel so cap facing celling and then used hot glue gun and dropped blob on top of the cap watching not to overflow over the whole lever . While glue was hot I pushed spanner 7 that is on screwdriver handle and waited glue to cool down while holding spanner vertically till glue hardened . Once that was done , just turn anti clockwise and cap started to unscrew .
One all done I put cap back while was still stuck to spanner and then just bent it sideways and glue was off from cap and not even a scratch .
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Id just like a manual in English that I can follow. If anyone has simplified thoughts on features and / or shit I should know Im fairly new to electric reels. Will be using for deep drop sword in NE US.
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Originally Posted by Gmarty View Post
Id just like a manual in English that I can follow. If anyone has simplified thoughts on features and / or shit I should know Im fairly new to electric reels. Will be using for deep drop sword in NE US.
i have Korean manual that I translated with Google photo to translate app . It sucks big time . Cant make sense of half .
I will be testing it before a proper use . Its a must to learn how to use this reel before you use it at sea. It has a huge pulling power - and it could snap a rod in no time if line is pulled too far in or if line gets tangled at tip .

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Have you tried to reach out to Frigate Sales to see if he can help out? He sells these in the Commercial section here on THT.
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Heck I have the BK 1000 and I think this things got pretty good power.Just curious Drago what do you plan on fishing for with yours over in S Africa? Swords?
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Frigate sales put together a how to common sense version but will not release it unless you bought from him. I bought from THT seller. I offered him money still would not do it.

I got English instructions .. (sort of) from another guy but they suck..Ill gladly share em if you stay in touch as you use it.. its winter were I am so no swordfishing anytime soon. Im sure Ill figure it out but want understand the features thoroughly
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