Advice Needed! - Daiwa Ballistic 2500EX handle conversion

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Advice Needed! - Daiwa Ballistic 2500EX handle conversion

Postby Big-Bass » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:21 am

I just got my Daiwa Ballistic EX and I reel righty so I unscrewed the cap to the right side of the frame and planed on just screwing the handle on that side and replacing the cap on the other as I have done with all of my spinning reels. However, on the EX, there is a plastic or rubber black piece that was under the cap and I don't want to do the wrong thing/damaging so can someone tell me what I need to do to make the reel a righty? Do I need to remove the piece or should it have come off with the cap? Sorry if this is a silly question. Thanks for any/all responses and best wishes on the water!

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Re: Advice Needed! - Daiwa Ballistic 2500EX handle conversion

Postby Slazmo » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:40 am

You talking about the rubber O ring under the silver blanking cap?

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Re: Advice Needed! - Daiwa Ballistic 2500EX handle conversion

Postby Big-Bass » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:48 am

Yes but this doesn't seem like an O-ring...rather it seems more like a black plastic covering over where I would screw the handle in. Thanks!

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Re: Advice Needed! - Daiwa Ballistic 2500EX handle conversion

Postby Slazmo » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:17 pm

Big-Bass wrote:Yes but this doesn't seem like an O-ring...rather it seems more like a black plastic covering over where I would screw the handle in. Thanks!


Ahh the press seal thats got a lip seal to the handle shaft / drive shaft.

Yeh pull that off and swap sides to the handle side.

Its a stiffer rubber format.

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Re: Advice Needed! - Daiwa Ballistic 2500EX handle conversion

Postby Big-Bass » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:16 am

Got it switched to the opposite handle retrieve! Thank you!


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