daiwa sealine 900h/910h rebuild

Discussion in 'Reel Repair' started by alantani, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

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    as old as they are, the daiwa 900h and 910h are still very popular among big fish fishermen. here's your reel.

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    what were going to do is change out the old 3-stack of drag washers to a new 5-stack of carbon fiber with thinner metal washers.

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    we're going to install a bigger handle grip.

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    and change out the rod clamp.

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    first, let's back out each one of the left side plate screws (key #'s 2 and 3).

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    note that the three screws on top are shorter than the two screws on the base.

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    add a bead of grease to each screw hole and zip the screws back in.

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    now, lets back out all of the right side plate screws (key #'s 51 and 52).

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    the reel separates easily into three pieces, the spool, frame and right side plate.

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    lube the left side plate bearing.

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    take an old toothbrush and clean up the inside of the frame.

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    i'm going to install a 6/0 penn graphite clamp.

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    ok, the frame is done.

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    let's clean up the spool a little.

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    and back into the frame it goes.

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    now, on to the right side plate.

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    remove the handle lock screw (key #66).

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    remove the handle handle screw (key #65) using a a handle wrench from a shimano tld 20/30 two speed.

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    remove the handle (key #64).

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    remove the handle washer (key #63).

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    remove the star drag (key #62).

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    remove the spacing sleeve (key #61).

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    remove the tension springs (key #58 and 60) and drag spring washer (key #59).

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    back out the three set plate screw A's (key #45) and set plate screw B (key #46).

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    the set plate assembly (key #29) will drop out as a unit.

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    here's the old stack of drag washers compared to the new stack.

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    here's the height of the old drag stack.

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    here's the height of the new stack.

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    slap a thick coat of cal's drag grease on every carbon fiber drag washer and rebuild the drag stack.

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    install the spacing sleeve (key #61).

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    place two fingers over the four set plate screws.

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    the set plate should lay down cleanly into the right side plate.

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    flip the right side plate over.

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    tighten down the set plate screws (key #'s 45 and 46).

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    install the tension springs (key #58 and 60) and drag spring washer (key #59).

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    install the star drag and turn it down until it is well past the shoulders of the drive shaft.

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    install the handle washer (key #63).

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    now to switch out the smaller stock grip for a larger kolekar grip. first, let's drill out the rivet.

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    the new grip bolts right on.

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    tighten down the handle screw (key #65) using the shimano wrench.

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    install the handle lock screw (key #66).

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    the right side plate is done.

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    lube the spool shaft.

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    lube the set plate bearing (key #28).

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    install the right side plate assembly.

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    install the right side harness lug (key #18) and rod brace lug (key #19).

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    install the right side plate screws (key #'s 51 and 52).

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    so here is our completed reel. you now have a full sized handle grip, a stack of 6 penn drag washers (1+5) and a new clamp. the driving force behind this rebuild was the need to increase the drag range of this reel. a stack of four drag washers (1+3) only delivers 20 pounds of drag. that is way too low for a reel this large. by cutting thinner metal drag washers, i could use a set of five #6-116 penn ht-100 drag washers inside the gear and a single #6-114 drag washer underneath the gear. this stack of drag washers will deliver 30 to 35 pounds of drag, bringing the reel up to it's full potential.

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    to convert a sealine 910h to a 900h, you need a 900h set plate (part #783-3302), a 900h handle screw (part #781-2301), a handle set screw (part #353-2811) and a 900h handle (part #748-1101). you can call daiwa at 562-802-9589 and order these parts. the total should be somewhere around $30. add to that a 6/0 kolekar grip for $33 handle upgrades - please read this first and a drag washer set for $25 drag washer kit - daiwa sealine 900/910 .

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    the other alternative is to cut the handle arm of the 910h a little shorter. the set plate for the 910h is quite a bit shorter than the 900h.

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    there you go. great reel, and a much better value than the 9/0 penn senator 115L.

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  2. deadsea

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    Great job, Alan. Thanks!
     

  3. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    I wish i could machine.Can you do the saltist next!
     
  4. BAOSABI

    BAOSABI Senior Member

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    Alan, do you have a real job or do you get to play with these toys everyday.:D
     
  5. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

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    I wish i could machine.Can you do the saltist next!

    saltist 40

    Alan, do you have a real job or do you get to play with these toys everyday.:D

    i wish. i'm actually a pharmacist. been working at the local poison control center for the last 28 years. alan